Has it been some time since your last dental visit? Visiting the dentist regularly and receiving general dental care can keep your teeth and gums healthy but also prevent future oral health issues. Preventative dentistry is a part of general dental care. Wearing a mouthguard during contact sports, removing wisdom teeth, and treating other general dental problems can prevent future oral health issues. Mouthguards and dental extractions can prevent dental injuries and decay, respectively. Dr. John Verville is a general dentist in Fleming Island, FL, that helps patients keep their teeth and gums healthy and functional.
General Dentistry in Fleming Island, FL
We help patients keep their smiles healthy and prevent future dental issues with general dental care. Our general dental treatments include:
Custom Sports Mouthguards
You must wear a sports mouthguard if you play contact sports like hockey, basketball, and lacrosse. Mouthguards protect natural teeth, restorations, and orthodontics. We can create custom-made sports mouthguards using impressions of your teeth.
As an emergency dental office, we can provide prompt care for patients with one or more problems, including toothaches, tooth loss, and broken restorations. Receiving dental care for these problems can
Dental lasers help patients with gum problems, tongue-tie, lip-tie, and even gummy smiles. Lasers are safe dental tools that use heat and light to treat the soft tissue in the mouth. These tools allow us to remove infected gum tissue, prevent speech and eating problems due to tongue and lip-tie with greater accuracy and less downtime.
Our dental office offers dental sedation to relax and calm patients during extensive or lengthy treatments, such as dental extractions, implant treatment, or even periodontal therapy. Sedation allows patients to feel comfortable with pain-free care. Sometimes, patients can fall asleep under sedation and will not remember their treatment.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep problem marked by insomnia, snoring, and excessive daytime drowsiness. Sleep apnea blocks the airway and makes it difficult for patients to sleep without periods of non-breathing. Dr. Verville provides airway checks during routine appointments, take-home sleep studies, and oral appliances to help diagnose and treat sleep apnea patients.
You may need a dental extraction if you have a severely infected or impacted tooth or teeth. We ensure that patients feel as comfortable as possible during tooth extractions. Once patients fully heal, they will no longer feel pain or discomfort associated with a dental injury or infection.
General Dentistry FAQs
Learn more about general dental care with answers to these commonly asked questions:
Do dental extractions hurt?
We use local anesthesia to numb the extraction area. For more complex extractions, like wisdom teeth extractions, we will use dental sedation so patients will not feel any pain during treatment. Patients can fall asleep during lengthy traction treatments and will often not remember the procedure.
Are dental lasers worth it?
For many patients with gum problems, tongue-tie, or lip-tie, laser dentistry offers a quicker and more comfortable alternative to traditional surgery. Dental lasers also minimize bleeding and the likelihood of infection post-treatment.
Do I have sleep apnea if I snore?
While snoring is a common sign of sleep apnea, it is not the only indicator of a sleep problem. Patients with sleep apnea also often wake up during the night or find it difficult to go to sleep. Additionally, patients with sleep apnea can experience mood swings and irritability during the day. Snoring is the vibrations created in the airway, while sleep apnea pauses breathing due to a blocked airway.
Request a Dental Consultation
Do you need a general dentist for routine and preventative care? Call Dr. Verville’s office today at 904-284-9911 or schedule a dental appointment online. Our dental office proudly serves patients in Fleming Island, Green Cove, and Saint John’s County.