Dental Examinations and Tooth Extraction Services

Good oral health starts with a proper foundation, which includes regular involvement from dental professionals. At Smyrna Dental and Headache Center, Dr. David Lamothe and his team of professionals work routinely with patients to provide preventive care solutions such as dental examinations and cleanings. If you are interested in these services, it is always a great idea to learn more about them to prepare you for your upcoming visit with our team. We offer a wide range of services for patients to help them in reducing their risks of periodontal disease and tooth decay.

Dental examinations

Dental examinations are essential for maintaining oral health and preventing dental problems. During a dental exam, your dentist will check your teeth and gums for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Dr. Lamothe will also examine your mouth for any other potential problems, such as oral cancer, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD), and Sleep Disordered Breathing (Sleep Apnea). Dental examinations are usually performed every six months, but more frequent examinations may be recommended if you have certain risk factors for dental problems. These risk factors include smoking, diabetes, and a family history of dental disease.

Dental extractions

Dental extractions may be done for a wide range of reasons. Typically, a dentist will remove teeth that cannot be repaired after tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma—especially when they result in severe pain. Other reasons for extraction include crowding of teeth, orthodontic treatment (braces), impacted wisdom teeth, and pre-prosthetic surgery.

Dental extractions are usually performed under local anesthesia. The procedure is generally quick and straightforward, although more complex extractions may require surgical techniques. After the procedure, it is normal to experience some bleeding and soreness for a few days. Over-the-counter painkillers can help to manage any discomfort.

Schedule a visit

If you are due for a dental exam and are looking for a dentist “near me” to undergo an evaluation, or if you need tooth extractions, contact Dr. David Lamothe and his team in Smyrna, GA. He provides services at Smyrna Dental and Headache Center for new and returning patients and families at the office located at 3246 Atlanta Road, Suite B. Call (678) 374-3764 to request an appointment.

Dr. David Lamothe

Dr. David Lamothe at Smyrna Dental is dedicated to helping patients get back their confidence with a healthy and a happy smile. He provides services ranging from cosmetic and restorative dentistry with the help of the latest digital technology and equipment. With treatment options such as dental crowns, bridges, and full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Lamothe will help regain the smile you have always dreamed of.

Dr. Lamothe earned his dentistry degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch. He pursued to advance his knowledge with practice and continuous education through dental courses specializing in restorative and cosmetic dental techniques. Due to his years of expertise and skills, he is valued as a member of the National Dental Association and prestigious dental associations.