General Dental Services - Lexington, SC

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At Bela Family Dentistry of White Knoll, general dentistry has multiple meanings. It indicates that as general dentists we have the wide-ranging training necessary to effectively treat dental health issues for patients of all ages. It also speaks to the special focus we place on preemptive, preventive care instead of waiting for issues to arise. This consists of routine checkups, screenings, and cleanings to prevent problems or identify and resolve them before they have a chance to advance. We also provide full home care instruction you can use to preserve your own dental health. If additional treatment should be needed, we adjust it to suit your needs instead of adopting the one-size-fits-all approach of many practices. By delivering these services, our goal is to develop a close relationship that will act as the foundation for many more years of providing you with exceptional care. This will give you a quality of life that’s hard to come by when your teeth are unhealthy. Learn about some of the general dentistry services our dentists in Lexington, SC offer below.

Key General Dentistry Services

Preventive Care
Ongoing dental exams give us the opportunity to assess your current dental health and take any steps necessary to preserve it. This may include identifying cavities with DIAGNOdent™, our non-invasive cavity detection device. We’ll help your family stay cavity-free with fluoride treatments as well as sealants, which fit over children’s teeth to prevent decay. We sometimes perform x-rays during standard examinations to assess the health of the inside of your teeth and underneath the gums. Our low-radiation in-house cone beam CT scanner allows us to take images with a fraction of the radiation output of conventional x-ray machines. Before you leave our office we’ll also include an oral cancer screening to ensure we catch any warning signs before they develop.
TMJ Treatment
TMJ disorders, sometimes characterized by a popping sound from the jaws, may be an indication of jaw joint and/or teeth misalignment. We can resolve these issues with mouthguards, customized to fit you right here in our Lexington office. These prevent teeth grinding and clenching and allow tense facial and jaw muscles to relax. We also offer a selection of acclaimed orthodontic treatments to make your teeth straight, reduce grinding and clenching, and reestablish natural jaw movement. These include discreet orthodontic solutions that are almost unnoticeable but provide the same reliable results as traditional metal braces.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea is more than a noisy habit—it’s a serious condition that interferes with respiration, often causing you to stop breathing many times each night. This is typically due to soft tissues blocking your airway. We correct this obstruction and ease snoring with custom-fitted mouthguards that hold your mouth in a position that keeps your soft tissues away from your airway. We use the six-step protocol started by celebrated prosthodontist Dr. Jeff Rouse and taught by Spear® Education, a noted authority in dental education, to deliver a customized resolution for your sleep apnea. With it, you’ll be able to enjoy a higher quality of sleep each night and more energetic days!
Restorative Dentistry
Worn down teeth? Broken or chipped tooth? Completely missing a tooth? No matter the damage, our team at Bela Family Dentistry in Lexington offer a full spectrum of restorative dentistry treatments to ensure oral function, health, and esthetics are returned. We use tooth-colored resin for any fillings and bonding treatment. Custom made using our in-house milling machine, we offer ceramic crowns and bridges that restore reliable function for years to come while also blending seamlessly with your smile. See how we can improve your smile today!

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