General Dentistry in Atlanta, GA

Keep Your Oral Health in Check with Dr. Kauffman

Preventive care is the cornerstone of maintaining optimal oral health. Regular preventive dental check-ups and cleanings play a crucial role in preventing dental problems and catching any issues early on. At Thomas W. Kauffman DDS, downtown Atlanta dentist Dr. Thomas Kauffman is committed to providing comprehensive general dentistry examinations, professional cleanings, and personalized treatment plans to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy for a lifetime. Discover the impact of general dentistry on oral health in Dr. Kauffman’s guide below.

What Is General Dentistry?

General dentistry refers to the branch of dentistry that focuses on preserving patients’ oral health and hygiene. It encompasses a wide range of dental services aimed at preventing, diagnosing, and treating various dental conditions. 

General dentists are primary oral healthcare providers who offer comprehensive care to patients of all ages. Dr. Kauffman offers routine check-ups, dental cleanings, oral hygiene education, and treating common dental issues such as: 

  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
A woman has her teeth cleaned during a general dentistry appointment

Why Choose Thomas W. Kauffman DDS for General Dentistry?

When it comes to your oral health, choosing the right general dentistry practice is crucial. At Thomas W. Kauffman DDS, we understand the importance of comprehensive dental care and personalized treatment plans. Our Atlanta dental practice offers the following benefits: 

  • Experienced Dentists: Dr. Kauffman has years of experience and extensive knowledge in general dentistry. He stays up-to-date with the latest advancements and techniques to ensure you receive the best possible care.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: We’ve equipped our dental practice with state-of-the-art technology and modern facilities to provide advanced dental treatments. Our commitment to using cutting-edge equipment allows us to deliver precise and efficient dental care.
  • Comprehensive Services: From routine check-ups to complex restorative procedures, we offer a wide range of general dentistry services to cater to all your dental needs. Whether you require dental cleaning, fillings, or root canal therapy, our skilled team can handle it all.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: We believe in providing personalized care to each of our patients. Dr. Kauffman takes the time to understand your specific dental concerns and goals before creating a tailored treatment plan that addresses your unique needs.

General Dentistry Services Thomas W. Kauffman DDS

Dental Examinations

Regular dental examinations are essential for detecting potential dental problems and maintaining oral health. During your exam at our downtown Atlanta dental office, Dr. Kauffman will perform a detailed evaluation of your teeth, gums, and oral tissues. 

Using state-of-the-art digital X-rays and intraoral cameras, we can identify issues that may not be visible to the naked eye. This technology allows us to provide accurate diagnoses and develop effective treatment plans tailored to your unique needs.

Professional Teeth Cleaning

Professional teeth cleanings are an integral part of general dentistry. Our skilled dental hygienists will carefully remove plaque, tartar, and stains from your teeth, leaving them looking and feeling refreshed. Regular cleanings help prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health problems, ensuring your smile remains vibrant and healthy.

Family Dentistry

Family dentistry helps patients of all ages prevent dental problems and learn about the importance of oral hygiene. Dr. Kauffman and his team work hard to create a welcoming, relaxing environment where your kids can feel at ease while we protect their smiles. 

We’ll examine your family’s teeth, treat possible dental problems, and educate your kids about the best ways to keep their teeth in excellent shape. A positive experience at the dentist can give your kids the foundation they need to build a healthy smile for life. 

Dental Fillings

When tooth decay or damage occurs, prompt treatment is necessary to prevent further deterioration. At Thomas W. Kauffman DDS, we use advanced techniques and tooth-colored dental fillings to restore the strength and functionality of your teeth. Dr. Kauffman will carefully remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth and fill it with a durable, natural-looking composite filling, blending seamlessly with your teeth.

Root Canal Therapy

When the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or inflamed, root canal therapy may be necessary to save the tooth from extraction. Dr. Kauffman and his team perform root canal procedures with precision and care. 

Using CEREC dental restorations and sedation dentistry, we can ensure your comfort throughout the treatment. Root canal therapy at Thomas W. Kauffman DDS can alleviate pain, eliminate infection, and allow you to keep your natural tooth for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I visit a general dentist?
How can I maintain good oral health at home?
Are dental X-rays safe?
How long does a dental filling last?
How often should I visit a general dentist?

You should visit a general dentist at least once every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings. However, the frequency may vary depending on your individual oral health needs. Your dentist will provide specific recommendations based on your oral health condition.

How can I maintain good oral health at home?

In addition to regular dental visits, maintaining good oral health at home is crucial. Brush your teeth at least twice daily, floss daily, and use mouthwash between meals to remove plaque and bacteria. Additionally, maintain a balanced diet, limit sugary snacks and drinks, and avoid tobacco products.

Are dental X-rays safe?

Yes, dental X-rays are safe. Many dentists use digital X-rays, which emit significantly less radiation compared to traditional film X-rays. Moreover, your dentist will also take necessary precautions, such as using lead aprons and thyroid collars, to minimize exposure and ensure patient safety.

How long does a dental filling last?

The lifespan of a dental filling depends on various factors, including the material and the location of the filling. On average, tooth-colored composite fillings can last five to 10 years or even longer with proper care and regular dental visits. Your dentist will monitor the condition of your fillings during routine check-ups and recommend any necessary repairs or replacements.

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Kauffman Today!

When it comes to general dentistry in Atlanta, GA, Thomas W. Kauffman DDS stands out as a trusted and reliable dental practice. With a focus on preventive care, state-of-the-art technology, and a team of experienced professionals, we are committed to providing exceptional dental services to patients of all ages. 

Whether you need a routine check-up, teeth cleaning, or advanced dental treatment, our practice offers comprehensive solutions tailored to your unique needs. Schedule an appointment by calling (404) 924-4376 today and take the first step toward a healthy and beautiful smile. We’re happily accepting new and returning patients from downtown Atlanta and the surrounding areas of East Point, College Park, and Decatur, GA.

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