Experience Your Best Smile With General Dentistry in Bloomington
Our team has the skills and knowledge you need to keep your smile its whitest and brightest using Bloomington general dentistry. We offer many treatments to our patients that will:Dr. Kenneth Weddell on General Dentistry Read Transcript
General dentistry does include regular checkups, but there's so much more to it than just regular checkups. We can restore entire smiles and rebuild a mouth that has problems for whatever reasons, whether it's trauma, accident situation. I've been here on a weekend with someone who's having pain and I get them out of pain, and that's a long ways from our regular checkup, but something can happen, and it doesn't always happen 8-5. It'd be more convenient for all of us, but that's part of being a general dentist. A general dentist does everything.
There are certainly are some situations that are complex, and we have dental specialists that support us and help us out. We have a great network of specialists that I can use when I need to. We do so much here that many times people don't need to see specialists because we've got the skill and the expertise from all of the learning, and classes, and experience that we've got that we can take care of things here in the office. Certainly general checkups are part of it, and they're important, because we can find a problem when it's small and take care of it when it's easier, which is much more pleasant for the patient, and easier for everybody involved, but sometimes there can be something that wasn't seen initially, and we can take care of that. That's where our skills and expertise is wonderful. We can really help people.
- Allow us to catch and treat small dental problems sooner.
- Help prevent cavities and disease.
- Give you more confidence and better self-esteem.
- Help protect your teeth against injury and damage.
- Improve your oral health overall.
Dr. Weddell is not your average dentist, as he is among the 1 percent of dentists with a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. Both he and Dr. Gregory Harms have practiced dentistry for over 30 years. Give your smile excellent care that will ensure its longevity. Call us today at 952-679-1365 to schedule an appointment. We are located at 8900 Penn Ave. S., Ste. 211 – right near 10 and 90th.
Preventive Dental Treatment Helps Prevent Bigger Problems
Preventive treatment goes a long way toward eliminating the need for more costly, invasive procedures. Dental cleanings and dental exams help us spot tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems with your oral health. Professional teeth cleanings remove smile-dulling tartar from your teeth and give you that clean-mouth feeling you can only get from a dentist.
Avoid cavities with dental sealants that protect the biting surfaces of your teeth. Or make your dental enamel stronger with a fluoride treatment or varnish. Studies have shown that fluoride can even reverse tooth decay that’s still in its early stages.
Mouthguards For Sports & Bruxism Protect Your Teeth
Dr. Weddell or Dr. Harms can custom-fit you with a mouthguard for use either during athletic activities or while sleeping. Both types of mouthguards will be made just for you and are designed to protect your teeth.
A custom athletic mouthguard:
- Fits better and is more comfortable to wear than store-bought mouthguards.
- Will protect your teeth from a sports injury.
- Should be checked regularly at our office for wear and tear.
A bruxism mouthguard:
- Can protect your teeth from the premature wear that results from teeth grinding.
- Allows your jaw muscles to relax while you’re sleeping.
- Treats the symptoms of TMJ, which result from strain in your jaw muscles.
Gum Disease Treatment Restores Health to Your Gums
Gum disease occurs when bacteria cause inflammation and infect your gums. This creates pockets for bacteria to flourish in, and your gums can even begin pulling away from your teeth. We can treat gum disease with a deep cleaning technique called scaling and root planing.
Scaling involves using special tools to remove plaque and tartar below the gumline where normal brushing and flossing can’t reach. Planing your teeth means that we will smooth the surface of your teeth roots to help prevent bacteria from recollecting there.
Schedule your appointment for Bloomington general dentistry today. Call us at 952-679-1365 or take a moment to fill out our online form. You can get all your routine dental care at a discounted price with our in-house dental savings plan! Ask about it today.