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Good oral health isn’t possible without general dental care, so we give it the attention it deserves. Providing Beverly general dentistry is a big part of helping you attain your long-term wellness goals. Our services include:Doctor Sukhpreet Heer on an overview of General Dentistry Read Transcript
Doctor Sukhpreet Heer on an overview of General Dentistry
General dentistry includes a little bit of everything, as far as your dental health goes. The bulk of the work that general dentists do are restorative treatment, such as fillings, crowns, bridges, and removable restorative treatments such as dentures, partials. This includes root canals. One of the reasons I chose to practice as a general practitioner is because you get to do a little bit of everything. You don't really get bored with your schedule because there's a mix of everything coming in. This way, the patient does get that comprehensive treatment that they seek. We provide all of that at our office.
I think one of the reasons patients choose our office for general dentistry treatment over other offices is because we are able to provide all the treatment that general dentistry encompasses. We have, we work with multiple specialists that come into our office, to make sure that we have a very well-rounded treatment plan. That includes working with Dr. Martins to do some perio treatment. That also includes having an endodontist come in to take care of any needs that we would typically need to refer patients out to, but we are able to bring somebody else in and make sure that the patient is comfortable and doesn't feel like they're being shifted around from place to place.
- Dental cleanings, to keep your teeth looking and feeling great
- Dental exams, so our dentists can keep a close eye on your overall oral health
- Custom mouthguards, to protect your teeth from damage
- Gum disease treatment, to restore your gums to health
- Dental sealants and fluoride treatment, to help stop decay
To make an appointment for an exam or another general dental service, call Martins Dental Partners at 978-288-1946. We’re open throughout the week for appointments. New patients will receive a $100 credit to their account to be applied to any desired service not covered by dental insurance.
An Ounce of Dental Prevention Is Worth a Pound of CureWe strive to make patients comfortable Read Transcript
We strive to make patients comfortable
So we start off with a comprehensive evaluation. We do an oral cancer screening and usually a full set of updated x-rays. We take inter oral photos and we have a digital scanner that we can show the patient in 3D imaging. And then a member of our hygiene team does a thorough cleaning. Then when the patient comes back every six months, they get a doctor exam.
Something that's unique about this practice is the way we treatment plan. So we do mandatory treatment, but we also like to focus on preventative treatment as well, and educate the patient on things that might not be a problem right away, but could end up being a problem in the future. And if we get to be a little bit more proactive about it, we can prevent disaster from down the line. And I think we really like to educate our patients so that they have a better idea of everything that's going on in their mouth, rather than what's happening right at this moment.
So a lot of people just go to the dentist when they feel like they're in pain, especially now with the pandemic. People don't see it as a priority to keep up with their cleanings. The reality is a lot of times dentistry can be fixed when small problems are easy fixable problems, and it gets not only more complicated, more expensive, sometimes more painful when problems become really big. So the key is always prevention, keeping up and maintaining everything that you have, and having a doctor look in your mouth every six months, just to, like I said, keep everything up to date and make sure that you're aware of anything that might be coming down the line, so you can be aware and make decisions going forward.
Yeah, I would say at this office, we really strive to have patients be as comfortable as possible, whether that be, if you want to watch a Netflix show while we're doing the exam. We also have different levels of sedation. If you'd just like us to explain everything as we're going, if you prefer no explanation. I feel like we really work with the patients and ask what it is that we can do to help make their visit the most comfortable possible. And that's something that I would encourage patients, like let us know if there's something we can do better. We're more than happy to accommodate.
Taking care of your teeth is a lot like taking care of your car. You can regularly spend small amounts of time and money to keep them in great shape, or you can skip the routine maintenance and hope to somehow avoid complicated and costly problems. Our dentists would rather help you proactively avoid trouble than fix dental damage.
When you come in for a dental exam, we may suggest a fluoride treatment to help prevent cavities. In fact, all new patients get a free application of fluoride. It strengthens your teeth, makes them less susceptible to sensitivity to heat and cold, and, most important, makes them more resistant to decay. We sometimes use dental sealants for added protection, especially in tough-to-clean areas like back teeth.
Get Gum Disease Treatment From a Specialist
Dr. Valerie Martins is a board-certified periodontist. After getting her DMD, she received several additional years of training focused on preventing and treating gum (periodontal) disease. She uses a special deep cleaning process called scaling and root planing that removes damaging plaque and tartar from below your gumline.
She can also perform gum grafts and other surgical procedures to reverse damage caused by advanced gum disease. Gum disease, not decay, is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, and she works hard to help patients keep their teeth.