Benefit from our state-of-the-art dental treatments in Hattiesburg, MS.
Explore our preventative family dentistry services, each one specifically designed to protect your smile and enhance your health.
- Comprehensive Exams
Regular dental checkups are extremely important for keeping your oral health in great condition. During your appointment, our family of doctors will complete a comprehensive assessment, which includes:
- Deep cleanings
- A periodontal assessment
- Oral cancer screenings
- Intra-oral pictures
- A full dental exam
This thorough evaluation allows us to check your smile’s overall health and function. You can trust our Hattiesburg dentists…Learn more about our dentists… to uncover any issues before they become bigger, more expensive problems.
- Oral Hygiene
At Oak Grove Family Dentistry…Learn about us on the homepage…, we genuinely care about every aspect of your smile. In addition to the expert care of our dentists, your family can take advantage of the unrivaled skill of our dental hygiene team.
During your hygiene visits, our skilled team offers:
- Routine cleanings
- Deep cleanings
- Oral hygiene education
- Brushing and flossing tips
Our Hattiesburg dental hygienists…Learn more about our team… are gentle and vastly experienced.
What’s more, you can reap the benefits of our state-of-the-art hygiene program while overlooking the beauty of Lake Serene.
- Periodontal Therapy
Periodontal (gum) disease is a condition that can damage your smile and negatively impact your oral health. If not treated in its earliest stages, this disease can result in a whole host of dental issues that could go on to affect your overall health. In fact, gum disease has also been linked to health concerns, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and much more.
At our patient-first office, we safeguard your gum health through exceptional periodontal therapy. Our first line of defense against this disease is our world-class hygiene program. However, if gum disease has advanced, then rest assured we have several solutions available to help.
One of our more common solutions is scaling and root planing. Used primarily to halt gum disease in its tracks, this deep cleaning removes plaque and calculus from above and below the gumline. With this modern treatment, our dentist can remove harmful bacteria and help restore the health of your gums.
It is worth noting that gums are the foundation of a healthy smile, and our expert team is here to help you protect them!
- Oral Cancer Screening
We deeply care for all our patients, and we are always striving to provide you with the most comprehensive and compassionate family dentistry. One way we show this is through our oral cancer screenings.
Screening for early signs of oral cancer during your routine appointments allows us to prevent your health from being compromised due to the cancer spreading.
Our advanced screenings consist of a visual and physical exam of the oral cavity and its connected tissue. These exams are typically performed during your regular dental check-up. If there is any cause for concern, then your dentist will work with a medical physician to make a full diagnosis.
Early detection is key for better treatment outcomes and dramatically increases your chance of survival. Please be sure to get checked regularly at our office.
Some places can be tough to reach when brushing and flossing your teeth, especially for our younger patients. Food or debris can become trapped in the grooves of your tooth surface, which can lead to cavities.
To prevent this situation, our skilled dentists offer dental sealants. A sealant consists of a thin resin painted directly onto your tooth. The solution fills in the pits and grooves on your tooth’s surface to make it smooth, making it easier to brush your teeth and remove any potential debris.
This procedure is an excellent preventative measure because it helps reduce the chances of cavities or tooth decay – specifically on your molars. Sealants can be used in adults and children.
- Root Canals
If a cavity is left untreated, it can eventually reach the nerve inside of your tooth (pulp). This can lead to an infection and fill the area with damaging bacteria.
In situations like this, a root canal may become necessary to save your natural tooth. The good news is that our team of expert dentists can perform root canals right here in our office.
Here is a breakdown of what to expect when you need a root canal (P.S. it’s not scary at all!):
- Your dentist will remove the infected pulp and bacteria within your tooth.
- Then the area is cleaned and prepared.
- The cleaned area will then be filled with a biocompatible filling material, and the access is sealed with a composite resin to restore your tooth’s structure and aesthetic.
Through high-quality, comprehensive care, we’ll make this procedure comfortable and smooth – gone are the days of painful root canals! You can enjoy real relief in just one dental visit.
Mouthguards are a friendly and straightforward solution for protecting your family’s smiles against injury and dental problems. At our office, we offer both sports guards and night guards.
Sports Guards: These mouthguards protect your teeth and jaw from impact injuries when playing sports. They are custom-made to comfortably fit over your teeth so you can perform at your optimum level.
Night Guards: These appliances are specifically used to protect your teeth against teeth grinding (bruxism) in your sleep. In some cases, they can also help alleviate headaches associated with clenching or jaw misalignment.
As your Hattiesburg dentist…Learn what makes us different…, we are proud to offer custom-made mouthguards crafted to fit your smile.
I have always been nervous about going to the dentist but after visiting with these fine folks today, I'll actually be looking forward to my next appointment.
Brandi P. (Actual Patient)