Maintaining the health of your natural smile is the foundation of a beautiful smile.
Perkins Dentistry provides comprehensive dental care focused on patient education and disease prevention. Dr. Carter Perkins takes a “whole mouth” approach to dental health care. We examine all aspects of oral health so that we may address both the health, function, and aesthetics of the teeth, gums, and jaw.
We offer personalized dental exams and a full range of general dental services. Visiting the dentist at least twice a year for dental health checkups and teeth cleanings can prevent the development of complex dental health concerns. Patients who practice proactive oral hygiene and visit the dentist at least twice a year are less likely to experience dental health concerns. Regular visits to the dentist help to prevent gum disease, tooth decay, tooth loss, and other advanced dental health concerns.
General dentistry focuses on the preservation of a natural, healthy smile. Dr. Perkins provides a personalized treatment plan tailored to the goals, needs, and budget of each of our patients. Visiting the dentist regularly allows our dental care team to track your oral health and to catch dental concerns in the earliest stages of development for conservative treatment.
General Dentistry Services:
- Laser cavity detection
- Periodontal Screening & Therapy
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Emergency Dentistry
- Tooth Fillings
- Inlays & Onlays
- Root Canals
- Tooth Extractions
Preventing Gum Disease
People who have neglected their oral health and avoided going to the dentist for years are at risk of developing gum disease. Gum disease is caused when the bacteria in plaque begins to build up between the teeth and gums. This will cause the surrounding gums to become inflamed.
Tender and bleeding gums are some of the early warning signs. Without treatment from a dentist, this disease will progress and wreak havoc on your oral health. The damage it can cause to your teeth and gums can even lead to bone and tooth loss. The prevention of this disease is one of the main reasons we encourage our patients to visit our office every six months for a regular checkup and teeth cleaning.
Preventing Tooth Decay
Tooth decay, commonly called cavities, is the most common dental concern we diagnose. Just like with gum disease, tooth decay will progress if it is not treated. A tooth cavity can be easily treated with a filling if caught early. People who have a cavity and fail to visit their dentist regularly risk damaging their teeth. This could lead to needing a root canal or even an extraction if the tooth is beyond repair. Visiting Dr. Perkins regularly will help prevent cavities as well as allow him to catch them early when treatment is more conservative.
Schedule an Appointment
Are you looking for a dentist in the Ocala, FL and Dunnellon, FL area? To request a dental health exam, contact Dr. Carter Perkins at Perkins Dentistry at (352) 292-8749 or request an appointment online. We are currently accepting new patients!
AREAS WE SERVE
Our comprehensive and honest approach to dentistry provides our patients with a unique dentist office experience. If you would like to learn more about how compassionate dental care can improve your oral health, contact our Dunnellon, FL dentist office. We accept new patients from many Marion County and Citrus County communities including Ocala, Belleview, Citrus Springs, Chatmire, and Inverness.