TOP QUALITY DENTISTRY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Dr. Thompson and the rest of the team at Thompson Family & Implant Dentistry make it their mission to provide top quality dental care, ensuring great oral health for your whole family. When you leave our office, we want you to feel great and be confident in every smile. Our experienced dentists and team are pleased to provide comprehensive general and family dentistry to meet all of your dental needs.

ROUTINE DENTAL EXAMS

Regular dental checkups are vital to maintaining a healthy smile! The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends routine cleanings every 6 months. If you follow this recommendation, it will allow you to prevent common dental concerns like cavities and gum disease. We have two Georgetown offices that make it easy and convenient to receive the highest quality dental care.

A regular dental exam at Thompson Family & Implant Dentistry includes a thorough oral exam to check the health of your teeth and gums. This exam includes an oral cancer screening and professional cleaning.

PROFESSIONAL TEETH CLEANINGS

It’s important to know and understand what happens during your bi-annual teeth cleanings. Our professional teeth cleanings include six steps. We will perform an oral exam, remove the plaque and tartar, perform a gritty toothpaste cleaning, do a deep flossing, rinse thoroughly and then apply a fluoride treatment.

Our dental hygienist will do a physical exam of your entire mouth, checking around teeth and gums for gingivitis (inflamed gums) or any other potential oral concerns. From there, the hygienist will start scraping plaque and tartar around your gum lines and in between your teeth. This step is usually the patient’s least favorite part, so help yourself out! Brush and floss daily to stop plaque from hardening into tartar. After the tartar is removed, the hygienist will brush with a high-powered electric brush to deep clean and remove any tartar left behind. We will then do a deep floss between your teeth, because nothing beats an expert flossing session. From there, we rinse out any debris left behind and you will receive a fluoride treatment. The fluoride treatment lasts for months and protects your teeth from cavities.

PROFESSIONAL TEETH CLEANINGS

It’s important to know and understand what happens during your bi-annual teeth cleanings. Our professional teeth cleanings include six steps. We will perform an oral exam, remove the plaque and tartar, perform a gritty toothpaste cleaning, do a deep flossing, rinse thoroughly and then apply a fluoride treatment.

Our dental hygienist will do a physical exam of your entire mouth, checking around teeth and gums for gingivitis (inflamed gums) or any other potential oral concerns. From there, the hygienist will start scraping plaque and tartar around your gum lines and in between your teeth. This step is usually the patient’s least favorite part, so help yourself out! Brush and floss daily to stop plaque from hardening into tartar. After the tartar is removed, the hygienist will brush with a high-powered electric brush to deep clean and remove any tartar left behind. We will then do a deep floss between your teeth, because nothing beats an expert flossing session. From there, we rinse out any debris left behind and you will receive a fluoride treatment. The fluoride treatment lasts for months and protects your teeth from cavities.

DENTAL CAVITY FILLINGS

Dental fillings are used to fill/seal small holes in a tooth (cavities) caused by decay. Filling a cavity will stop the cavity from spreading further, which can save your tooth from potentially getting tissue damage resulting in a root canal. There are many different types of fillings but the process for each is very similar. The type of filling will depend on the extent of the decay. Should you need a dental filling, we will go over the options with you.

Regardless of what type of filling a patient needs, our team will ensure comfort throughout the whole process. We will anesthetize your tooth first so you don’t feel a thing. If you do not feel comfortable receiving a numbing injection, we can also offer anti-anxiety medication (sedation) to make you feel more relaxed.

General & family dental FAQS

WHAT ARE THE EARLY SIGNS OF DENTAL TROUBLE?

Dental troubles can include mouth sores, jaw pain, tooth sensitivity, broken or chipped teeth and bleeding gums. Visiting a dentist if you have one or more of these problems is recommended.

WHAT IS GUM DISEASE?

Gum disease is an infection usually caused by a buildup of plaque. The symptoms of gum disease usually don’t show up until the infection is well advanced, and if not treated can affect your overall health in the worst way.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A TOOTH INFECTION?

The symptoms of an infection include a toothache, pain while chewing, breath odor, swelling or general discomfort. A dentist will need to treat a tooth infection.

ARE DENTAL X-RAYS SAFE?

Yes, they are very safe! Technology today is the best and safest it’s ever been.

WHAT IF I'M SCARED TO GO TO THE DENTIST?

Our team promises to make the process comforting for all patients! If you have fear or anxiety about visiting the dentist, we offer sedation dentistry that will relax you during your time with us.

 Accessibility | Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2021 Thompson Family & Implant Dentistry | Crafted by Harris + Ward

Call Us