The best dentistry is always preventive. It is important to brush and floss daily, but to prevent dental problems, you must also maintain routine professional dental cleanings and tooth examinations at your dentist office.
Following any restorative dental procedures, it is important to maintain regular appointments with the dentist to make sure your dental work is healthy and long lasting. Dr. McCool provides on going maintenance and preventive care for his restorative dentistry patients.
What To Expect From Your Dentist Visit
At our Lilburn dentist office, you will be treated like a member of our family. Dr. McCool offers a high quality of customer service coupled with a low volume of patients. For you, this means more time with the dentist to discuss your wants and needs for your smile.
As a friendly and approachable dentist, Dr. McCool is committed to creating custom treatment plans to restore a patients smile, along with their self confidence.
A routine general dentistry appointment may include:
- Professional dental cleaning
- Diagnostic x-rays
- Dental caries (cavities) screening
- Screening for oral cancer and gum disease
- Occlusal analysis to examine temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and bite position
- One-on-one meeting with dentist to discus concerns and goals
- Digital imaging for analysis, diagnosis, and treatment planning
Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings
Professional dental cleanings are important to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Even the most diligent brusher and flosser cannot remove all of the plaque that forms on teeth and gums. A trained dental hygienist will use special tools to scrape plaque from the surface of teeth and pockets of them gums.
Prophy-Jet Air Polishing
The Prophy-Jet is an air polishing system that we use during certain dental cleaning treatments and other procedures. This devices uses a high power, powder slurry to remove stains, plaque and other soft debris from the surface of the tooth.
The Diagnodent is a device that is used for the early detection of dental caries, or tooth cavities. This hand held laser device can easily detect the smallest lesions, for the highest level of preventive care.
Oraqix is a needle free system for scaling and root planing procedures. It is the only FDA approved needle free anesthetic for such purposes.
Dental Insurance and Payment Options
Your dental health is very important to us and we will do everything we can to help you afford the treatment you need and want. As a courtesy, we will submit dental insurance claims on your behalf. If you are in need of require major dental work, we will design a treatment plan with an appropriate payment schedule. We also offer financing through Care Credit for qualified patients. Learn More