Family Dentistry in Brentwood, TN
First-Class Family Dentistry for Brentwood, Franklin, and Nashville, TN
Superior care doesn’t only mean we fix smiles. It also signifies our dedication to ensure your entire family’s smiles are healthy and free from dental disease (tooth decay, cavities, etc.). At every checkup, Dr. Ashish Patel will thoroughly assess the health of your gums, teeth, and overall health with modern technologies (Intra-oral Camera, Velscope, Microscopic Dentistry, etc.) to catch any signs of small issues before they become serious (and expensive!) problems. At Nashville Dentistry Co., we’re proud to provide a wide range of family dentistry services, including:
Dental Services the Whole Family Will Enjoy
As advocates for your oral and overall health, we’re always taking proactive action to keep you healthy and avoid future, expensive dental work. That’s why Dr. Patel offers microscopic dentistry, which can screen you for harmful bacteria and periodontal disease. Just by taking a saliva sample and analyzing it under a microscope, Dr. Patel can find early warning signs of periodontal disease. This early detection helps us take action and prevent tooth loss and other oral-systemic health issues.
What’s the cost of this screening?
It’s free! We’d be happy to do it during your biannual dental checkups at no cost to you. It’s just another way to show our commitment to keep you healthy and smiling.
You already know it’s essential to visit the dentist every six months. When you visit Nashville Dentistry Co., your hygiene visits are far from routine. We use this visit to:
- Make sure your smile is healthy
- Catch any signs of gum disease through microscopic dentistry
- Identify any other potential issues with your smile
With dental hygiene, our hygienists are trained to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth that regular brushing and flossing cannot accomplish. Our dental hygienists will focus on:
- Tartar and stain removal
- Tooth scaling
- Tooth polishing
- Gum disease prevention
- Cavity prevention
Regular dental checkups are essential to keeping your oral health in good shape. During your exam, Dr. Patel and his team will assess the health of your teeth and gums using a modern intra-oral camera to inspect your mouth. This innovative piece of equipment projects images from inside your mouth onto a computer screen, so you can see what we see.
Because we care for your whole health, you will undergo an oral cancer screening using Velscope. We use these modern techniques to catch any early signs of cancer or disease, so we can prevent any serious problems.
Brushing and flossing your teeth daily is vital to maintaining a healthy smile, but even with a solid routine, food or debris can get missed. This is especially true for our younger patients, where reaching every tooth can be difficult. To help with this, Dr. Patel offers sealants, a clear gel that fills in gaps or grooves on the tooth, preventing food and debris from becoming stuck and leading to plaque and decay.
Sealants involve a simple procedure in which Dr. Patel applies a clear plastic coating to your teeth and solidifies it with a special light. Once the sealant has hardened the tooth functions as normal.
Fluoride is an important key to maintaining oral health. Without enough fluoride, your teeth are more at risk of decay and plaque build-up. To help re-establish your fluoride we offer a quick treatment that involves applying a fluoride solution or gel to your teeth.
Fluoride treatments are safe and non-invasive and a great way to protect your teeth and maintain optimal oral health.
Along with your teeth, gums play an important role in optimum oral health. They are the foundation for keeping your smile healthy. If you don’t take care of your gums through regular dental checkups and everyday brushing and flossing, then you’re putting your oral and overall health at serious risk.
Your gum health directly impacts your overall health. Multiple studies have shown periodontal (gum) disease increases your chances for serious health risks, including:
- Heart Disease
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- And so much more
If your gums are bleeding, red, and receding, you could be experiencing early signs of periodontal disease. At Nashville Dentistry Co., we offer periodontal therapy (scaling & root planing) to improve the health of your gums. It consists of meeting with our friendly hygienists every 3-4 months where they will do a deep cleaning. They will gently clean your teeth and roots to get rid of any plaque and harmful bacteria infecting your gums.
If your tooth becomes badly damaged or infected, the only way to save it may be through a root canal. This procedure is used when a cracked tooth or dental cavity affects the inside of your tooth (the pulp). A root canal involves removing the infection or damaged area of the tooth, cleaning it, and then disinfecting it. Finally, Dr. Patel will fill and seal the tooth using a filling or crown.
In the past, root canals were painful, but with dental advances and sedation dentistry, this is no longer the case. You can restore your tooth with very little discomfort if any at all.
Mouthguards can be both helpful for protecting your teeth and preventing major dental issues from occurring. We are pleased to offer two types of custom-fit mouthguards at Nashville Dentistry Co.:
Night guards: These mouthguards are to be worn at night and can help with many dental treatments such as teeth straightening, temporomandibular joint disorders, and sleep issues.
Sports guards: The American Dental Association recommends wearing mouthguards when playing sports. Our sports guards protect your teeth from trauma associated with a number of sports.
Have Questions About Family Dentistry?
Get answers straight from our family dentist!
- Why choose Nashville Dentistry Co. for family dentistry?
When you and your family come into our dental office, we make your visits count. Why will you love your time with Nashville Dentistry Co.?
Excellent Family Care
Our innovative technologies and advanced techniques allow us to provide exceptional dental care for the entire family. This expertise, along with a comfortable environment, ensures you’re receiving nothing short of the best high-quality dentistry.
Making your visits comfortable is paramount to us. From financial questions to insurance solutions, we go that extra mile to make dental care convenient for you and your family:
- Free valet parking
- Early morning appointments
- We accept most insurance plans
- We accept CareCredit and Lending Club
- Ask us about our in-house plan
- Easy-to-find location
- Emergency care available
- Same-day restorations
- And so much more!
Creating a Personal Relationship
We don’t see you as a number, but rather as a member of our dental family. Dr. Patel is known throughout the community for creating and maintaining deep and meaningful relationships with all of his patients. No matter your needs, we promise never to judge or pressure you. Instead, we create an open line of communication throughout your visit.
- What can I expect at my first visit?
First, our front desk team will warmly welcome you to our practice and give you a brief office tour. You’ll have the opportunity to answer any questions you may have.
Next, Dr. Patel will conduct your new patient exam. This includes:
- Taking digital x-rays
- Performing a 3D scan of your mouth
- Using an intraoral camera to show you what your teeth look like
- Discussing your medical and dental history
- Reviewing the health of your gums
Based on this exam and your goals, Dr. Patel will recommend a variety of treatment options and help you decide which option best fits your needs. Once you choose your course of treatment, our team will create a dental plan and discuss your financial options. We’re an open book and are always transparent with your questions and dental care.
- Do you see children?
Yes, we do! We loving taking care of patients of all ages, from children to grandparents!