General Dentistry

General dentistry is much more than just dental check-ups. There are several treatment options under general dentistry that will help you maintain or improve your smile. From sealants to dental crowns, there are many ways you can care for your teeth at Southwest Dental Center! If you are interested in general dentistry, give us a call! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Cleanings

A professional dental cleaning is a great way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. A dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar buildup and helps keep your mouth clear of bacteria and infection. By receiving a dental cleaning every six months, you can keep your oral health in check. A professional cleaning can help your smile more than brushing and flossing at home. Make sure you schedule your dental cleanings on a regular basis to keep your smile healthy!

Exams

A dental exam is a thorough check of your teeth and gums. Your dentist examines your smile to check for any signs of decay, bacteria, infection or disease. Regular dental exams can catch early signs of dental problems to prevent them from growing into bigger dental issues in the future. Keep your smile on the right track with a dental exam! 

Extractions

At Southwest Dental Center, we avoid tooth extractions whenever possible. However, sometimes a tooth extraction can benefit your smile if you have a problem such as crowding, severe decay, or an impacted wisdom tooth. If an extraction is needed, your licensed dentist will perform the extraction with care and make sure you are comfortable throughout your visit. Sedation dentistry can also help you feel relaxed throughout your appointment! 

Sealants

Dental sealants offer protection for your back molars. By coating them with a thin layer of sealant, the deep crevices in your teeth and hard-to-reach areas stay safe from tooth decay. Once applied, sealants last for many years! Ask your dentist about dental sealants at your next visit or call our office today!

Crowns & Bridges

If you have a damaged or missing tooth, a dental crown can restore your smile. A dental crown is made to look, feel and function like a natural tooth. A dental crown is custom-made to match your surrounding teeth and blend in with your smile. A dental bridge can be used to fill the gap where one or more teeth are missing. By anchoring to a tooth on either side of the gap, a dental bridge provides a place for dental crowns to be placed.  

Root Canals

A root canal can save your tooth from extraction. If decay in your tooth through the enamel and into the pulp of the tooth, a root canal is performed to remove all of the decay and infection. Root canal therapy has been successfully used many times to save teeth from being extracted and to get patients out of tooth pain. Following a root canal, your dentist may recommend a dental crown or other restoration option for your tooth.

Family Dentistry

Southwest Dental Center is a dental office for the entire family! Our experienced and well-trained team offers dental care for children, teens and adults. No matter your age or condition of your smile, you can find high quality dental care at one convenient location! If you are looking for family dentistry in Fort Wayne, IN, we invite you to schedule a new patient visit!

Oral Cancer Screenings

We offer oral cancer screenings when patients visit for regular dental check-ups. When caught early, oral cancer is much easier to treat. Oral cancer screenings can help protect your oral and overall health. If you have noticed any discoloration or unusual tissue in your mouth, consider scheduling an oral cancer screening right away.

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