Preventive Dentistry in Marysville, OH
Montgomery Family Dental Care offers comprehensive and affordable general dentistry services for your convenience. Our staff is concerned with the health of your smile, and we’re willing to see patients of every age. That’s why we provide the Marysville, OH area with both general family dentistry and children’s dentistry services. Dr. Katie Montgomery offers plenty of options to prevent and combat harm from compromising your overall oral health.
Checkups & Cleanings
It’s commonly known that the best way to stay informed about the state of your oral health is to have your teeth examined twice a year. Every six months, you’ll come to our Marysville office for a standard general dentistry checkup. We’ll take a digital image of your teeth and gums, which lets us check for any decay occurring beneath the gums where our eyesight can’t reach. Dr. Montgomery will perform an examination to verify that your teeth are healthy and there isn’t any visible deterioration in your mouth or gum line. Our patients love that Dr. Montgomery can answer questions and respond to concerns regarding their smiles!
Afterwards, you’ll receive a general dentistry cleaning during your visit to effectively counteract the destructive effects of plaque and tartar. Our talented dental hygienist will remove plaque from your smile, and then you’ll receive fluoride treatment to remineralize your enamel. Fluoride is a very important mineral for your teeth because it helps maintain their strength. Our Marysville general family dentistry staff wants to protect your grin as much as you do!
Dental sealants are a simple but effective preventive service that can help the whole family avoid cavities! The sealants themselves are applied directly to the chewing surfaces of hard-to-reach back teeth (premolars and molars), which typically have deep grooves that are perfect magnets for sticky food particles. With these shields in place, dangerous bacteria are less likely to gather and cause tooth decay over time, and your oral health stays much stronger as a result (as long as you support your results with brushing and flossing).
Do you have teeth that seem damaged or worn-down with no understandable cause? Are you regularly experiencing chronic jaw pain or severe headaches? These are common indications of bruxism (teeth grinding), or they may even point to the serious TMJ disorder.
Be sure to tell Dr. Montgomery about these symptoms right away if you experience them – during your regular appointment, she can examine your smile and determine whether or not you’re in need of further care. A customized oral appliance can work wonders in alleviating this kind of oral discomfort! Your personal device can be worn comfortably throughout the night, and it will help minimize dangerous contact between teeth and provide your jaw with a relaxed resting position.
Do you or your children regularly participate in sporting events where contact with other players, objects, or hard surfaces is likely? If so, you need to be making sure that you’re protecting your smile from potential injuries just as well as you do your head, elbows, and knees. A custom sportsguard from our practice is strongly recommended, as it can provide lots of great stability, comfort, and flexibility that just isn’t possible with a one-size-fits-all appliance you’d find at the local athletics store.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer isn’t talked about as often in the dentist’s office as cavities and gum disease, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a big deal. Tens of thousands of new oral cancer cases are identified every year, and an alarming number of those patients won’t survive more than five years past their initial diagnosis – almost half. That’s why Dr. Montgomery provides oral cancer screenings as an important part of every checkup! Our team will carefully scan your mouth for any white or red spots, suspicious sores, lumps, or other symptoms of cancerous cells. The earlier we find these signs, the better chances are that patients can experience a safe, successful recovery.
Truthfully, the care your son or daughter receives at a young age can influence how they feel about dentistry for the rest of their life. That’s why we take this responsibility very seriously here at Montgomery Family Dental Care! Our pediatric services are always gentle and friendly, and we look forward to helping growing smiles shine with confidence.
A dental emergency may be as sudden as tripping and hitting your tooth on the sidewalk, or as slow as a toothache that grows and grows until it’s unbearable. Whatever you or your family member’s situation is, don’t hesitate to contact Montgomery Family Dental Care for the kind support and compassionate attention you need most during this difficult time. We do our very best to welcome in these urgent cases soon as possible – often on the same day as your call – and provide relief right away. Not sure if your case is an emergency? Here are some of the most common situations our team sees:
- Bad Toothache
- Broken/Fractured Tooth
- Knocked-Out Tooth
- Lost/Broken Crown or Filling
- Oral Bleeding
- Injured Gums
- Injured Jaw
- Object Stuck Between Teeth
Dr. Montgomery can’t wait to begin treating your smile at Montgomery Family Dental Care. Call us to schedule your examination today. Our general dentistry practice sees patients from Marysville, Richwood, Urbana, Plain City, and the surrounding Ohio locations. We want to make quality dental healthcare more available for you, which is why we’re in-network with several insurance providers. However, you’ll need to contact us to get the details. For more information about our accepted forms of payment, visit our new patients page.