General Dentists in Connecticut

Practicing good dental habits can lead to a healthier life. While caring for your teeth at home is important, regular appointments at our general dental office are key when it comes to protecting your teeth and gums from damage and decay.

Why Should You Visit a Dentist?

Having your teeth examined regularly by a general dentist in Connecticut can prevent minor dental problems from becoming severe. Without regular checkups, tooth decay, gingivitis, and other conditions may cause long-term damage to your teeth. Fortunately, many dental conditions are reversible when diagnosed early. Take control of your dental health today – schedule your appointment for a dental exam.

Is a General Dentist Right for Me?

A general dentist focuses on ensuring great dental health for patients of all ages. As primary dental care providers, general dentists offer routine checkups and procedures, dental cleanings, and other services that protect your smile. General dentists can also treat a variety of conditions, including toothaches and infections. Visiting a dentist regularly is your best line of defense against tooth decay and gum disease, so call us today to schedule your appointment.

General Dental Services at Our Dental Office

Our skilled general dentists offer many services that help patients achieve a healthy, pain-free smile. Here are the general dentistry services we currently provide.

  • Customized Night Guards
  • Customized Sports Mouth Guards
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Extractions
  • Family Dentistry
  • Full Mouth Dental Reconstruction
  • Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Sedation Dentistry
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • TMJ and TMD Treatment
  • Treatment For Gingivitis and Gum Disease

How Frequently Should I Visit a General Dentist Near Me?

Our dentists advise healthy patients to schedule a dental appointment every six months. If you require more extensive care, you may need to visit our dentist general practice for several appointments.

How Much Does a Dental Visit Cost?

The cost of your dental appointment will depend on the services you need to maintain your smile. Your insurance coverage will also factor into your total charges. Give our dental office a call if you have questions about pricing or payment options.

How Does a Dentist Clean Teeth?

A professional dental cleaning removes stubborn tartar and plaque that can’t be eliminated with a regular toothbrush and floss. During your dental cleaning, the dental hygienist or dentist will utilize several manual tools to clean all areas of your teeth and gums. With regular cleanings, you can reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Give our general family dentistry practice a call today to make an appointment.

How Long Do Dental Appointments Take?

Routine dental checkups and follow-up visits usually take approximately 30-60 minutes. More extensive dental work may require a longer appointment, so please call us if you have concerns about the length of your visit.

How Do I Prepare for My General Dentist Visit?

Visiting your dentist for general dentistry services should be a positive experience. To be ready for your appointment, have information about your medical history and current medications available. It’s also helpful to know the details of your dental insurance plan. Please give us a call if you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming appointment.

Customized Night Guards

At Dr. Jack L. Gish & Associates we can help protect your smile, even as you sleep! Grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw, called bruxism, can happen while you sleep. If you grind your teeth on a regular basis, […]

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Customized Sports Mouth Guards

You’ve probably heard the expression, ”Put your money where your mouth is.” Nowhere is this truer than when playing sports. Medical and dental care resulting from a direct hit to the mouth or the loss of a tooth can be […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. The treatment entails applying a thin, safe plastic coating to the molars, which are the most commonly used teeth for chewing, protecting them from plaque and acids.

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Dentures

In many cases, missing teeth are more than a matter of appearance. Those unsightly gaps often lead to problems with eating, drinking, speaking, and misalignment of surrounding teeth. For these reasons, it’s important to consult your Dr. Jack L. Gish […]

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Extractions

Having a tooth pulled may not be pleasant, but it’s often necessary–either to make way for a permanent tooth, or when a tooth becomes infected, decayed, or otherwise jeopardizes your health. Our Dr. Jack L. Gish & Associates dentists […]

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Family Dentistry

With regard to child dental care, children have special needs that are best addressed by a qualified dentist. The dentists at Dr. Jack L. Gish & Associates understand these special needs and work hard to make your child feel comfortable […]

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Full Mouth Dental Reconstruction

If you have severe dental problems that make you feel uncomfortable about your smile or the way you look, your Dr. Jack L. Gish & Associates dental professionals can help. Whether your problem is the result of gum disease, TMJ, […]

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Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Sedation Dentistry

For those who fear going to the dentist, N2O sedation can be a smart solution. Although there are many different types of sedation your Dr. Jack L. Gish & Associates dentist may recommend, nitrous oxide is one of the most […]

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Oral Cancer Screening

The National Cancer Institute estimates more than 40,000 new cases of oral cancer within the year. The sooner cancer is found, the better the odds of overcoming the disease become. Your Dr. Jack L. Gish & Associates dentist in Connecticut […]

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Oral Hygiene

You can keep your smile healthy, strong, and attractive throughout your life by maintaining proper oral hygiene. You can achieve hygiene with daily oral care at home and by visiting a dentist for professional dental treatment on a regular basis. […]

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Root Canal Therapy

In many cases, a root canal, more appropriately called endodontic treatment, is the most effective way to save a tooth that has become decayed, infected, or traumatized in some way. Rather than extract the offending tooth, a root canal treatment […]

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TMJ and TMD Treatment

It’s estimated that ten million Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, a common condition affecting the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. TMJ typically causes pain in the jaw, face, and neck area that may radiate […]

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Treatment For Gingivitis and Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, affects more than three-quarters of all Americans over the age of 35. This number includes those exhibiting symptoms of any phase of the disease–from early stage gingivitis and beyond.

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