Fleming Island FL Dentist Office Patient Information

Welcome to Dr. John Verville’s dental practice. Dr. Verville and his team are dedicated to helping patients receive quality, proven dental care for their oral health problems. Here we will review regular dental appointments in our office, share resources, and answer FAQs for patients who visit our office in Fleming Island, FL. We welcome patients to ask us questions about their treatment and become proactive in their dental care.

Dental Patients in Fleming Island, Florida

Routine Dental Visits

We provide comprehensive cleanings and examinations at regular dental appointments. It is important to schedule regular visits because we maintain patients’ oral health and find signs of developing dental problems.

Dental Cleanings

Our dental hygienists offer dental cleanings that use sterilized metal dental tools to remove plaque and tartar from the smile. Plaque is a bacterial film that can accumulate between teeth in hard-to-reach areas. Over time, plaque hardens to create tartar and can set the stage for gum disease and decay.

We recommend scaling and root planing for patients with signs of gingivitis, like red, irritated, and bleeding gums. Scaling removes plaque and tartar from the gum tissue. Root planing smooths the tooth roots and helps the roots reattach to the gums. This deep cleaning treatment helps prevent gum recession and bone loss caused by later stages of gum disease.

Exams and Screenings

We screen patients for multiple dental problems, like gum disease and oral cancer. We look for swollen, recessed, bleeding gums in gum disease patients. Inflamed or irritated gums are early signs of gum disease. When looking for signs of oral cancer, we look for red and white patches and chronic mouth ulcers.

In addition, if patients have noticed signs of sleep apnea and want an airway screening, we can help. We will also examine the airway and related muscles in the throat if patients have sleep apnea concerns.

Additional Treatments

We can provide additional routine treatments like sealants and fluoride treatment to keep patients’ teeth healthy and free of decay. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that we place on the molars. Sealants keep bacteria out of the grooves in the chewing surfaces and prevent decay. It is easy for patients to be affected by decay if they cannot properly clean the teeth in the back of the mouth.

During fluoride treatment, we apply a fluoride varnish to teeth. Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen the tooth enamel. In addition, fluoride can prevent problems like tooth decay and cavities. 

Resources for Patients in Fleming Island, FL

Learn more about our office, our team, and more resources for our patients on our website: 

New Patient Q&A

If you are a new patient of our office and have questions, please let us know, and we will help. Read answers to common questions that many patients have about our office and dentistry: 

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes, we accept new patients. Please call our office or request a dental appointment on our website to schedule your first visit. 

Do you offer payment and insurance options?

We accept PPO dental insurance and CareCredit, allowing patients to finance their dental care easily. Our dental office also offers loyalty plans for our patients. Please contact our office if you are interested in learning more about our loyalty plan.

How often do I need to make a dental appointment?

We recommend that patients make a dental visit biannually or every six months. Routine appointments are important because they allow our team to keep track of patients’ smiles and treat dental problems early. Our team also helps educate patients at these appointments so they can learn the best ways to care for their smiles at home.

Schedule a Dental Appointment Today

Call 904-284-9911 or request a dental consultation with Dr. Verville online. If you have any current concerns or questions, please contact our office, and we will be glad to assist you.