Preventative oral hygiene care and maintenance are crucial to achieving long-term dental health. At Linton Dental, our priority is caring for our patient’s dental health and helping them maintain a healthy smile that will last a lifetime.
We go beyond simply offering cleaning, fillings, and X-rays to ensure that we can treat any underlying issues before they become major dental concerns. That’s why you’ll notice our general dentistry services include a wide variety of treatment options.
It’s important to us that we are prepared to handle any dental concern that you or your family has.
General Dentist in Peachtree City, GA
Our office sees patients of all ages so you don’t have to wonder who to call when you need a general dentist in Peachtree City, GA. Dr. Brian Linton, Dr. Ed Davis, and Dr. Hannah Voelker are excited about the opportunity to help you maintain your and your family’s smiles.
Please schedule an appointment for your next dental check-up, and know that we look forward to seeing you no matter what stage of your dental health journey you are in.
In addition to standard oral care services like cleanings and fillings, our general dentistry services also include:
Whether your child is enrolled in an impact sport or you yourself suspect you’ve been grinding your teeth at night while you sleep, our customized mouthguards are the perfect solution for advanced teeth protection.
Bruxism or teeth grinding is a common dental concern that we see in our office which often results in worn down or damaged teeth. A custom mouthguard helps ensure that your teeth, gums, and jaw remain in a healthy resting position while you sleep.
Accidents happen all the time. It’s important that you know who to call when you’re experiencing a dental emergency. Our office treats emergency dentistry patients. We do our best to schedule you for our earliest available appointment to help you avoid tooth loss or further discomfort.
We are excited about the opportunity to help your entire family achieve their dental health goals with our family dentistry services. We provide compassionate care to all of our patients, especially our youngest ones.
Our entire team takes the time to help your little ones get to know the dental chair and procedures so that they feel comfortable and excited about their dental appointments.
Sometimes, a tooth is doing more harm than good. For wisdom tooth removal to an overcrowded mouth, Dr. Voelker, Dr. Linton, and Dr. Davis can consult with you on any necessary tooth extractions and come up with a plan on how to restore your smile afterward.
What do I do about tooth pain when my dentist is closed?
There are a few steps you can take to alleviate the pain in your tooth when the dentist office is closed.
Firstly, rinse your mouth with warm water to reduce swelling, and use a cold compress on the outside of your cheek or lip near the area of pain for relief. Secondly, take an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen or acetaminophen if needed. Thirdly, try swishing a teaspoon of clove oil around in your mouth for about 10 minutes. Clove oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that can help dull the discomfort. Finally, avoid hot or cold food/beverages and hard foods near the affected tooth until you can visit a dentist for proper treatment.
Do dentists make custom mouthguards?
Yes, dentists do make custom mouthguards. The process involves taking an impression of the patient’s teeth and soft tissues in order to create a model. Your dentist will use the model to fabricate the mouthguard, which fits comfortably inside the patient’s mouth and provides protection against damage from oral trauma or sports activities. Custom-made dental guards also offer improved speech recognition and reduce gagging sensation compared to generic over-the-counter mouthguards.
How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?
Recovery time following a tooth extraction procedure varies by patient and type of extraction. Pain and swelling are common side effects for the first 24-48 hours after the procedure. However, you can manage these side effects with ice packs, over-the-counter pain medications, and saltwater rinses.
How painful is tooth extraction?
Tooth extraction can be a very painful experience, depending on the complexity of the procedure and the individual’s pain threshold. However, there are patients that find the tooth extraction painless and only feel discomfort after the procedure. Your dentist will employ different techniques to make their patients as comfortable as possible, such as using nitrous oxide and local anesthesia.
How often should dental x-rays be taken?
Adults with good oral health should get dental x-rays every 1-2 years. However, depending on the patient’s needs and potential risks, the frequency of dental x-rays may vary. Your dentist will be able to determine the best course of action for your unique situation and can help you identify any underlying issues that may require more frequent imaging.
How painful are dental fillings?
The amount of pain associated with a tooth filling will depend on the location and severity of the decay, as well as the type of filling material your dentist or dental hygienist uses. Some people may experience some discomfort during the filling procedure, but your dentist can use local anesthesia and/or numb the area.