General Dentistry in Chesapeake, VA
Preventive, General Dental Care for Families
General Dentist in Chesapeake
As a general dentist, Dr. Kandare stresses the importance of preventive care for patients of all ages. Your teeth are a valuable asset, and we can show you how to make them last a lifetime. With regular checkups and cleanings, we can detect minor problems before they escalate. Modern dental technology makes early diagnosis and patient education a breeze.
Everyone over the age of four or five should visit the dentist for a professional hygiene appointment twice per year. Our gentle hygienists will inspect your gums for periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults. The hygienists are specially trained to detect, deter, and treat gum disease. We prefer to help you maintain optimal oral health so that you never have to worry about gum disease. However, if you develop periodontal problems, we're here to help you.
At your checkup, we will inspect your soft tissues for oral cancer, periodontal disease, and other problems. The dentist will also look at each tooth in your mouth to assess problems like tooth decay or cracks, as well as old dental work. Sometimes old dental work wears out and needs to be replaced. We will be happy to replace metal fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns with tooth-colored alternatives.
If we find cause for concern, we may recommend that you change your oral healthcare routine or the products you use at home. We may also suggest a deep cleaning, which involves:
- Scaling to remove tartar from below the gum line
- Root planing to smooth rough root surfaces where plaque builds up
- Arestin antibiotic treatment to kill bacterial infection
You may not think dental technology has much to do with general dentistry, but it does! Lasers, like the DIAGNOdent by Kavo, allow Dr. Kandare to detect areas of decay not visible to the naked eye. Intraoral cameras and digital radiography allow the patient to see what the dentist sees. CAESY patient education videos translate dental maladies into easy-to-understand 3D videos. Now, you can become a capable and informed partner in maintaining your dental health.
Call today to reserve your consultation with general dentist Dr. Wesley P. Kandare. Our dental office is conveniently located in the Great Bridge Hickory area in Chesapeake, Virginia just north of the North Carolina border. We serve patients from Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton Roads, Moyock, Elizabeth Chesapeake, Currituck, Outer Banks and beyond with personalized dental care.