Maintain Your Long-Term Oral Health with General Dentistry
Our doctors at Fairfax Family Dental Care offer a wide range of general dentistry treatments, including exams and cleanings, pediatric care, and root canal therapy for patients in the Fairfax, VA, area. General dentistry is the foundation of a healthy smile and plays an integral role in both your oral and overall health. If your smile is compromised, you are at risk of developing gum disease and, in more severe cases, sustaining tooth loss. It is our goal to help preserve your natural teeth as long as possible using conservative and effective treatments.
Types of General Dentistry Treatments
We offer a variety of general dentistry services to help our patients achieve optimal oral health.
Exams and Cleanings
At Fairfax Family Dental Care, we encourage patients to visit their dentist every six months for routine exams and cleanings. At these appointments, we can detect early stages of decay and other oral health concerns, such as oral cancer, using advanced x-rays. We can then recommend appropriate treatment to help you avoid costly restorative procedures in the future.
Dr. Charles Kirksey has been with Fairfax Dental Family Care for over 30 years, building a reputation of excellence within our community.
Even patients who brush and floss their teeth diligently need to have their teeth professionally cleaned. Only a dentist can remove tough plaque and tartar in hard-to-reach areas. During your checkup, we can also administer fluoride treatment and dental sealants, as well as provide instructions as to how to improve your oral health care regimen at home.
Our doctors are proud to offer dental care to patients of all ages, including young children with developing teeth. As soon as your child’s first tooth erupts, it is important to make an appointment with the dentist. Children who visit the dentist at a young age are more likely to practice good oral hygiene habits long into their adult years. In addition, early treatment can stave off tooth decay in primary teeth, providing a healthy foundation for adult teeth. Through our pediatric dentistry services, our doctors can even correct bite disorders with orthodontia before they develop into more serious problems.
Jaw pain, locked jaw, muscle spasms, and difficulty chewing are all common signs of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. This oral health condition affects the temporomandibular joints, which act as hinges connecting the upper and lower jaws. These joints can become inflamed due to injury, a poorly aligned bite, or teeth grinding, and can cause chronic pain. To alleviate discomfort, we offer a variety of TMJ treatments, including oral appliance therapy. If your condition is a result of a bite disorder, we may be able to correct it through traditional orthodontics.
Root Canal Therapy
When a dental infection has spread to the inner portion of a tooth, known as the pulp, root canal therapy can help to save the tooth and prevent the need for extraction. During your procedure, your doctor can remove the infected tissue and reshape the canals, before filling the inner chamber with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. We can then place a custom dental crown over the tooth to strengthen and restore its function.
Emergency Dental Services
We understand that dental emergencies happen, and when they do, you need someone available to care for your smile. At Fairfax Family Dental Care, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to handle your dental emergency. Whether it be a toothache, broken tooth, or lost tooth, you can call us at (703) 385-0303.
Dr. Charles Kirksey has been with Fairfax Dental Family Care for over 30 years, building a reputation of excellence within our community. He continues to refine his skills in all aspects of dentistry, taking ongoing education courses to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques. Our entire team is passionate about providing patients with the highest level of care. We are committed to being upfront and honest with you, only recommend treatments necessary to improve your oral health.
Schedule Your Dental Appointment
Today is the day to schedule your routine cleaning and examination. You can contact us online or give us a call at (703) 385-0303. Our friendly staff would be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.