General Dentistry is the foundation of our Jacksonville dentist office. Dr. Alexander is a family dentist in Jacksonville, FL. He and his dental team are dedicated to providing quality, attentive, and comprehensive care for the entire family. We offer a complete suite of general dental services for patients of all ages.
General Dental Services
Dental Fillings: Alexander dentistry uses the most modern, metal-free dental fillings. Usually made of composite resin or porcelain, dental fillings can be placed in a single visit. Tooth cavities should be addressed as soon as your dentist discovers them, or you start feeling tooth pain. The main difference between composite resin and porcelain is longevity.
Porcelain fillings are much stronger and do not require touch-ups in the future. Both composite resin fillings and porcelain tooth fillings are color-matched and unnoticeable.
Emergency Dentistry: Why wait? If you are experiencing tooth or jaw pain in Jacksonville, contact us immediately! We reserve times for dental emergencies. From toothaches to major mouth trauma, Dr. Alexander can help.
Periodontal Therapy: Bleeding gums, gingivitis, and periodontal disease can be treated promptly in our dentist office. We know that there are many factors that contribute to poor gum health, we don’t judge. It’s best to address this issue promptly before infections and diseases cause tooth loss and more health issues.
TMJ Treatment: If you have jaw pain, frequent headaches, and teeth grinding symptoms, you might have a Temporomandibular joint disorder. This disorder is also known as TMJ and TMD.
Tooth Extractions: Although we believe in keeping as much of your natural teeth as possible, there may be situations where removal is best. We provide tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal in Jacksonville FL and beyond.
Root Canal: If you have a cavity that has been left unchecked for far too long, you might need a root canal. Fortunately, today’s root canal procedures are virtually painless.
Pediatric Dentistry: We treat patients of all ages. Bringing in your children as early as 3 years old can help promote good oral health and build a trusting dentist-patient relationship. This helps reduce dental anxiety and prevents your child from developing a fear of the dentist.
Sedation Dentistry: For those patients with dental anxiety and fears, we offer the benefits of sedation dentistry. Oral conscious sedation will keep you relaxed throughout your whole dental visit.
Your First Appointment With Us
For adult patients, the initial appointment with the dentist involves a comprehensive oral exam. Dr. Alexander will review your medical and dental history and listen to your goals/concerns before inspecting your teeth.
The dental exam is very thorough and consists of:
- checking all of your teeth for decay and defective fillings
- examining your mouth for oral cancer and periodontal disease
- and taking the necessary diagnostic x-rays.
A dental hygienist will perform a dental cleaning. Once we diagnose the results of your exam, Dr. Alexander will discuss our findings and outline the best-recommended treatment plan, as well as detail the amount of time and cost associated with your treatment.
Preventive Dental Care
The goal of general dentistry is to treat problems in their earliest stages. We accomplish this by establishing a regular schedule of dental cleanings and exams. Dr. Alexander will recommend an oral health routine to each individual that best suits their needs and goals. Many patients only need to visit every six months, but others may benefit from more regular visits.
We are able to recommend the most conservative methods of treatment for our patients with routine visits. This means we can conserve the natural teeth more often and save the patient from potentially expensive and uncomfortable procedures.
Dentistry For Children in Jacksonville FL
General dentistry and regular dental cleanings are especially important to the health of children and teens. As a family dentist, Dr. Alexander offers dental services for children including preventive and general dentistry appointments starting at age 3. Our staff can help parents with common topics such as best tooth brushing techniques, thumb sucking, orthodontics, and wisdom teeth.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
Our patients often tell us that a visit to Alexander Dentistry is unlike any other trip to the dentist. Our comprehensive approach is part of what makes us so successful in delivering healthy, beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. Contact our dental office in south-side Jacksonville, FL to schedule your consultation with Dr. Alexander.