We care about your whole health
Your teeth and mouth are a single part of the complex system that makes up your physical, mental and emotional health-- and your health is our number one priority! It’s a well-known fact that good oral health is strongly correlated with good overall health. Something going on with one can have lasting effects on the others. These additional services are offered with your total health in mind.
- Anxiety visiting the dentist.
- Extra physical considerations like a sensitive gag reflex or restless leg syndrome (RLS).
- Any general problems anywhere near your mouth from toothaches to headaches.
- Concerns about your general health, especially recent changes.
Let us know if you have questions or concerns about the following:
Our Additional Services services
Oral Cancer Screening
Early cancer detection for the mouth, lips, tongue or throat. Learn the signs and understand your risks.
Sedation and sleep dentistry keep you relaxed and stress-free during your dental treatment.
Sports guards don’t just protect your teeth. They also protect braces and fixed dental appliances (like bridges and dental implants) and protect the inside of your cheeks and lips from your braces in the event of an accident.
Tooth Sensitivity Treatment
Tooth pain caused by hot, cold, sweet and acidic foods is treatable in the office and at home.
How can dentistry benefit your whole health?
Aside from the well-documented correlations between good oral health and strong bodies, We have a lot to thank our healthy smiles for. Healthy mouths enable us to get a good night's sleep and eat a nutritious diet. In good health, we can speak clearly or even express ourselves completely without uttering a single peep. Smiling brightly is a universal sign of peace and friendship that connects us all. When our oral health suffers, we miss it. Unaddressed oral health problems don’t just hurt, they make us feel isolated and weigh heavily on us emotionally.
This is the first one everyone thinks of. Having a toothache is a notoriously painful experience and may be a precursor to a dangerous infection. Physical health also includes the rest of you. Do you get frequent headaches or jaw pain? Is your bite comfortable? Many of the services we recommend are intended to be proactive and maintain your physical health to avoid future pain, discomfort and expense.
How do you feel about your smile? Is there anything thing about it that weighs on your mind? Do you ever feel self-conscious about your smile? Your emotional well being is also important and we’re here to help. Share your thoughts with us and find out what your options are.
For some people, the prospect of visiting the dentist causes anxiety that’s so fierce it even rivals a toothache! If you suffer from dental anxiety or you’re stressing out about an impending visit or oral health problem let us know! There may be things we can do to help. Let’s get you past this.
Creating a personalized treatment planThere’s one thing all of our services have in common and that's creating a treatment plan for you that captures all of your needs and goals, lays out all of your options and keeps you educated and informed during your treatment. It’s our intention to empower you with any information you need to make the best final decision and feel confident about your outcome. Your experience will always include the following elements:
Share with us
Tell us about your concerns or ask us about anything you’re curious about. We’re here to listen and to answer any questions you have about your oral health and the treatment options available. It’s important for us to know what your goals are and what your vision is for your ideal smile.
Hear all your options
After sharing all of your thoughts and concerns and with a completed initial examination your dentist will be able to list out the different options available for achieving your goal along with the pros and cons of each and our final recommendations. Everything will be explained clearly so that you can make the best choice for your needs.
The final say is yours
We will never start a procedure or treatment without your complete understanding and explicit consent. You have the final say in any treatment and we will work with you to accommodate your schedule so that it suits your busy lifestyle and your budget. We have your best interests at heart and are here to serve you.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
We strive to provide great customer service at all times and practice compassionate dental care. If you have any reason to feel dissatisfied with our customer service during this vital time, please let us know. We would love to have the opportunity to resolve any issues or problems you might have.
I have severe dental anxiety. This visit almost made me forget I have dental anxiety at all. I have never been more impressed with a dentist or dental office assistant and staff in my entire life. I’m almost looking forward to the upcoming visit and I promise you this, I have NEVER before said that.
The experience of going to Shallowford Smiles has always been great for me. The staff has always been pleasant & helpful when answering questions. I'm especially grateful for their hygienists (Sarah is awesome!) & how great they are at what they do!
I have always had excellent care at Shallowford Smiles. Everyone is very friendly and makes me feel comfortable. They all know what they are doing and are very good at letting me know what they are doing. I appreciate the text reminders of my appointments also. I can highly recommend Shallowford Smiles and Dr. Wilkerson to everyone.