General & Family Dentist in Norwood
At Central Dental Associates of Norwood, we are dedicated to helping patients of all ages achieve and maintain their healthiest, most beautiful smiles. We welcome you to schedule individual appointments or bring the whole family in to see us for maximum convenience. Our skilled team of general dentists and dental specialists offer a wide range of safe, comfortable dental services all under one roof, so every member of your family gets the best possible dental care. If you want to learn more or schedule an appointment, call our Norwood dentistry team today. We look forward to hearing from you.
Benefits of Family Dentistry
One of the main benefits of visiting a family dentist is convenience. Rather than keeping up with multiple dental appointments in a number of different practices, you can bring every member of the family to see us on the same day. In addition to offering block scheduling whenever possible, our team also schedules appointments as early as 7 am, as late as 8 pm, and we even have Saturday hours. Your dental care will fit into your schedule and not vice versa.
Comfort is always a top priority in our practice. We know many patients, especially young ones, cringe at the mention of a “root canal” or “extraction.” Our general dentists also hold specialty degrees, including one in endodontics, so we can confidently provide an advanced level of care in complete comfort for patients of all ages. You can expect gentle techniques that come from years of experience, and nitrous oxide is available, as well, to maximize your comfort.
Our General & Family Dentistry Services
We create personalized treatment plans for every patient we treat at any age or stage of dental development, so almost any dental service we offer could be considered family dentistry. Below, you’ll find information about some of those services we provide most often for our Norwood familes.
Preventive Dental Checkups
Perhaps the most important aspect of any dental treatment plan is keeping up with regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings. During these six month appointments, we examine your smile carefully for the early warning signs of many common oral health conditions. In most cases, we’re able to stop the progress of oral health concerns before they become serious issues. With earlier diagnosis and preventive care, we partner with patients to keep their smile healthy for life.
Root Canal Therapy
If you’re like most people, you grimaced just reading the words “root canal,” but at Central Dental Associates, we do our best to restore the good name of root canal therapy. Not only do these treatments allow us to save teeth that may otherwise be lost; they also significantly relieve the toothache and dental sensitivity that so often precedes them. Despite their bad reputation, root canals are actually quite comfortable, and most patients are back to 100% within a day or two following treatment.
Porcelain Dental Crowns
Dental restorations like crowns can be crafted from a variety of materials that will restore the form and function of your smile, including gold, metal alloys, zirconia, and porcelain fused to metal. We truly do not take a one-size-fits-all approach to your dental care, but our team almost always recommends all porcelain crowns. They look and feel the most like your natural smile, and even after years of daily wear, these crowns maintain their healthy appearance. They can even be used as part of a cosmetic dentistry plan to perfect your smile.
Chances are you’ve experienced some level of tooth decay. Even diligent brushers and flossers can succumb to the occasional cavity. As general dentists, our goal is to prevent tooth decay whenever possible. However, we also want to remedy the situation with conservative and comfortable restorative treatment methods. Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, we can provide dental therapies that allow you to maintain a healthy, natural-looking smile for years to come. In the not-so-distant past, metal fillings and crowns were the standard for general dentistry. Nowadays, we have tooth-colored, composite resin filling materials that simultaneously strengthen the tooth and blend seamlessly into the natural smile. Our general dentists prefer to place tooth-colored fillings and porcelain crowns when decay or an injury creates the need for a restoration because they simply look and feel more natural. Tooth-colored fillings also fused seamlessly with the damaged tooth, holding it together and recreating healthy structure.
Children’s Restorative Dentistry
Many parents think that “baby” teeth don’t need to be repaired. They’re going to fall out anyway, right? These teeth will eventually fall out in order to make room for your little one’s permanent smile. However, they have a very important job to do in the meantime. The primary teeth establish position and guide healthy, permanent teeth into place – not to mention your little ones need them to eat a variety of nutritious foods. When your child has a damaged or decayed primary tooth, we provide conservative restoration options, and our team members will work with you and your little one to prevent further oral health concerns using dental sealants, fluoride therapy, and protective mouthguards.
Tooth Extractions & Oral Surgery
Whether your teen needs a wisdom tooth extraction, you need to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant supported restoration, or a member of the family needs soft tissue removal or reshaping, our team of experts is here to help. Our team is able to provide high quality services even for those advanced surgical procedures typically referred out to specialists.