General Dentistry in Charlotte, NC
Dr. Heather Gentry and the team at Gentry Dental are committed to making every detail of your dental visit perfect!
There are millions of people who don’t like visiting the dentist and often miss appointments as a result. But we know from experience that the attention of a caring and compassionate team like ours can completely change the way you view dentistry. At our Charlotte, NC dental office, you will find a wide range of the dental services you need to achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile, as well as some advanced dental services that you may not find at other practices.
- We Offer Comprehensive Family Care
- How Preventive Care Protects Your Health
- The Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease
- We're Here When You Need Us Most - Help During Dental Emergencies
- Options to Enhance Your Smile
- Advanced Technology for Patient Comfort
- Making Dentistry Convenient and Accessible for All Patients
- Our In-Office Dental Savings Plan
We Offer Comprehensive Family Care
Your family life is busy, and we want to minimize the stress of making appointments for you and your family and make it easy for you to get the dental care you need. Dr. Gentry offers a wide array of general, cosmetic, and restorative services, so you’ll find everything you need right here in one convenient location.
Our variety of family dental care includes, but isn’t limited to, the following services:
- Dental cleanings and exams
- Digital x-rays
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Root canals
- Crowns and bridges
- Dental implants
- Solutions for headache relief
Regardless of the procedure we perform, you can be confident that our team will do whatever it takes to ensure that your time with us is as stress-free and comfortable as possible.
How Preventive Care Protects Your Health
Making sure your family stays current with professional dental cleanings and exams every six months is the best way to protect their oral health. You have probably heard people say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and it is especially true when it comes to managing your oral health.
During your routine examination, Dr. Gentry will take a thorough look at your teeth and mouth to screen you for issues like oral cancer, gum disease, and tooth decay. We get the best results when we treat all of these concerns as early as possible, and your SouthPark dentist can help.
Preventive care is also essential for protecting your overall health since we now understand that there is a link between gum disease and other health concerns like cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and dementia. The bacteria that cause gum disease can also contribute to the inflammation causing these and other health issues, so your routine checkups and cleanings have never been more critical.
The Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease
Gum disease is actually an infection of the soft tissues and bone that support your teeth. It occurs when excess plaque buildup causes a separation between your teeth and gums, which creates a pocket that allows bacteria below the gum line. If it's left untreated, the infection will eventually destroy your soft tissues and bone and result in tooth loss.
Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease where you might notice that your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth. They may also look red, swollen, and irritated. Chronic bad breath that you can't get rid of is also another sign of gingivitis. This stage of gum disease can often be controlled or even eliminated with a thorough professional cleaning and upgrades to your home care routine.
Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gum disease, and now you may feel your teeth becoming mobile or notice that your gums are receding. Periodontitis first requires a deep cleaning called scaling and root planing to remove the buildup from below the gum line. Dr. Gentry may also recommend antibiotic therapy and even surgery for severe cases of periodontitis.
We're Here When You Need Us Most - Help During Dental Emergencies
Dr. Gentry is here for our patients when things go wrong. We understand that dental emergencies often take place at inconvenient times, so we've got instructions in place to help you even if you call us after business hours. We understand that you need relief as soon as possible, and we do our best to see emergency patients as soon as we can, and in many cases, we can often provide same-day dentistry.
Some dental emergencies our team can help with are:
- Broken or lost dental restorations like crowns or fillings
- A chipped or broken tooth
- A knocked out tooth
- Dental pain or a toothache
- Soft tissue injuries
If you or a loved one are experiencing a dental emergency call (704) 764-1066 and learn why Dr. Gentry is the emergency dentist in Charlotte that patients trust.
Options to Enhance Your Smile
At Gentry Dental, we understand that having a beautiful smile is just as important as having a healthy one. Whether you're feeling self-conscious about crooked, broken, or stained teeth, we offer treatment procedures that can restore and enhance your smile. Some options for cosmetic dentistry in Barclay Downs that Dr. Gentry offers are:
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers and crowns
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Dental bonding
- Teeth straightening with Invisalign or Six-Months Smiles
- Dental implants
Advanced Technology for Patient Comfort
The world of modern dentistry is always expanding, and Dr. Gentry invests in a lot the latest equipment designed to make many dental procedures more comfortable and pain-free. For example, 3-D imaging allows Dr. Gentry to plan implant placement surgeries in advance to ensure the best outcome for her patients. Innovative CEREC technology makes getting a crown faster than ever before. A procedure that used to take two to four weeks and two long appointments to complete can now be done in one appointment!
Also, as a life-long learner, Dr. Gentry is continuously taking continuing education courses to learn the latest procedures and techniques that allow her to provide the highest quality dentistry possible.
Making Dentistry Convenient and Accessible for All Patients
It’s easy to provide your family with the best possible care when we know that you’re relaxed and comfortable with us. Many of our patients tell us how pleased they are that their dental visits are enjoyable and stress-free.
Our office works with many insurance plans, and our knowledgeable team will review your coverage, provide pre-treatment estimates, and file your claim on your behalf. If you are uninsured, we also offer our patients the convenience of our Dental Savings Plan that includes routine preventive services exams, x-rays, and offers discounts on most other services.
Our In-Office Dental Savings Plan
Many patients feel that if they don't have dental insurance, they can't afford to go to the dentist. That's why Dr. Gentry created our in-office dental savings plan. For one low yearly membership fee, you and your family can receive most of your preventive services at no additional cost and receive discounts on restorative services. You'll never have to worry about deductibles, waiting periods, or yearly maximums again when you join our in-office dental savings plan!
Contact Gentry Dental today at (704) 554-1007 or send us an email to learn more!
Please Call to Arrange an Appointment
Dr. Gentry and our team would love to welcome your family to our Charlotte, NC dental practice. We’re sure that after just one visit, you will appreciate how easy and stress-free dentistry can be with friendly, personalized care.
We look forward to getting to know you!