General Dentistry is the foundation of our Jacksonville dental office. Dr. Alexander is a family dentist in Jacksonville, FL. He and his dental team dedicate themselves to providing quality, attentive, and comprehensive care for the entire family. We offer a complete suite of general dental services for our patients of all ages.
General Dental Services
Dental Fillings: You should address tooth cavities as soon as your dentist discovers them, or you will start feeling tooth pain. Alexander dentistry uses the most modern, metal-free dental fillings. He can provide composite resin or porcelain dental fillings in a single visit. The main difference between composite resin and porcelain is longevity.
Porcelain fillings are much stronger and do not require touch-ups in the future. We can color-match both composite resin fillings and porcelain tooth fillings so they don’t stick out like metal fillings.
Emergency Dentistry: 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: We can stop bleeding gums, gingivitis, and gum disease promptly in our dental office. We know that there are many factors that contribute to poor gum health, so we don’t judge. Address this issue promptly before infections and diseases cause tooth loss and more health issues.
TMJ Treatment: Jaw pain, frequent headaches, and teeth grinding symptoms, are all signs of a Temporomandibular joint disorder. Dentists also call this disorder TMD.
Tooth Extractions: We believe in keeping as much of your natural teeth as possible, but there might be situations where removal is best. We provide tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal in Jacksonville and beyond.
Root Canal procedure: Unaddressed cavities can cause tooth decay that reaches the root. A root canal procedure is the best treatment in this case. 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 preventative care appointment with our dentist involves a comprehensive dental exam. Dr. Alexander will review your medical and dental history and listen to your goals/concerns before inspecting your teeth.
The dental exam is thorough and consists of:
- Checking all your teeth for decay and defective fillings.
- Examining your mouth for oral cancer and periodontal disease.
- Taking necessary diagnostic x-rays.
Our registered dental hygienist will perform the dental cleaning. Once we diagnose the results of your exam, Dr. Alexander will discuss his findings with you. He will outline the best treatment plan for you. The plan will include detailed information like the amount of time and cost associated with your treatments.
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 using routine visits. This means we preserve 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 appointments starting at age 3.
Our staff can help educate parents about common oral health topics too! Topics such as the best tooth brushing techniques, how to curb thumb sucking, best orthodontics options, and when to remove 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. Contact our dental office in south-side Jacksonville, FL, to schedule your consultation with Dr. Alexander.