The foundation of maintaining a lifelong smile is the experienced, personalized dental care offered at West Ashley Family Dentistry in Charleston, SC. Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha Lynn lead a team of caring, dedicated, and highly trained professionals. Every day, we strive to meet the oral health needs of our patients with custom dental care. General dentistry involves the treatments and procedures necessary to prevent disease and maintain oral health.
You should visit our Charleston dental practice every six months for optimal oral health. At these visits, we will be able to identify early signs of decay or diseases. Identifying these problems in the early stages will allow Drs. Dickert and Lynn to recommend the most conservative treatment. We will utilize the following treatments and procedures to help you maintain optimal oral health:
- Family Dentistry
- Dental cleanings
- Periodontal therapy
- Dental fillings
- Root canals
- Tooth extractions
- Dental Sedation
“Dr. Lynn was very thorough and spent more with me than any other dentist I have visited. She was comprehensive and thorough in the initial consultation and very willing to answer any questions I had. The rest of her staff is fantastic as well. It is noticed that they train their staff very well.” -Mary S.
Personalized Smile Care in Charleston
The team at West Ashley Family Dentistry strives to make your dental care as individualized as possible. We take the time to get to know you and understand your oral health needs. The most important thing we do is identify your risk factors for tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental-related concerns. It is important to treat these issues since they can affect your overall health.
Dr. Dickert and Dr. Lynn emphasize the importance of preventive care for your dental health. They want patients to enjoy the best possible quality of life afforded by a functional smile. This kind of one-on-one care is what sets us apart from other local dentists. It is important that we develop a relationship with you built upon mutual trust and respect.
Drs. Dickert and Lynn, as well as our dental team, are committed to improving your patient experience and the integrity of your results through continuing education in all areas of dentistry. We use advanced technology and high-quality materials to provide a solid foundation for oral health care.
Our state-of-the-art dentist office utilizes the Cavitron ultrasonic dental scaler. This handheld device can remove plaque and tartar that build up along the gum line and tooth roots, often leading to gum disease or tooth decay.
Family Dental Office
Drs. Dickert and Lynn are family dentists who provide complete dental care to patients of all ages. We highly recommend bringing your child in for their first dental visit as soon as their first tooth erupts. By doing this, your child will become comfortable in our dentist office.
We want our littlest patients to be confident and comfortable when they visit us. Bringing your children in for routine dental care at least twice a month allows us to teach them about proper oral hygiene. This and proper at-home oral care will ensure they have a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.
General Dentistry FAQs
What is general dentistry?
General dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems. Preventative care is included in general dental treatments; these treatments can help prevent common dental problems from worsening over time.
Will I need a dental crown after root canal treatment?
We will recommend a dental crown for you if your tooth is weakened or worn. During a root canal, we rmoeve any portion of th tooth affected by decay, meaning you may need extra support for your treated tooth. A dental crown fully covers your tooth like cap and adds structure to the tooth.
What are the benefits of visiting a general dentist?
Visiting a general dentist office can help you detect and treat these common problems:
- Gum Disease
- Oral Cancer
We recommend visiting a general dentist for routine dental care for your whole family. General dentists easily coordinate treatments, detect early oral health issues, and improve your oral health.
When do I need to replace my dental filling?
If you break or crack your dental filling, if your filling feels loose, or if you have sensitivity in your dental filling, you will need a replacement. Bacteria can easily enter your filling if it is damaged or loose, so it’s important to replace it to prevent further decay or discomfort.
Why do you need to remove wisdom teeth?
We will need to remove impacted wisdom teeth. Impaction occurs when the wisdom teeth do not have enough room to emerge properly. If you feel pain when your wisdom teeth emerge behind your back molars, you will need to visit our office so we can evaluate your wisdom teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to chronic tooth pain, crooked and overcrowded teeth, and damage other teeth.
Do I have gum disease if I have sensitive gums?
Gum sensitivity can be an early sign of gum disease. Gingivitis, or gum inflammation, is also accompanied by sensitive and painful gum tissue. As gingivitis progresses into periodontitis, or gum disease, you will still feel gum sensitivity in addition to receding gums.
Schedule An Appointment
West Ashley Family Dentistry welcomes new patients to our Charleston dentist office. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and provide a wonderful dental experience. Our goal is to help each patient maintain, restore or enhance their smile with the highest standard of dental care. To schedule an appointment, contact us at (843) 371-5480 or use our online request form.