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Preserve Your Oral Health Through Exceptional General Dentistry

Group of close friends smiling looking very happyAt Smile Parlor, we believe that healthy teeth can significantly improve the quality of your life. You depend on your teeth for many different reasons, from biting and chewing food to smiling when interacting with others. Thus, great oral health is essential for a confident smile and overall well-being.

Maintaining the health of your teeth and gums is our top priority. Our talented dentist, Dr. David Jenkins, is passionate about crafting perfect smiles and providing quality general dental treatment to families in Locust Grove, McDonough, Jackson, Griffin, and surrounding neighborhoods.

Whether you need a simple filling or more advanced treatment, you can rely on our expert dental team to help you develop a strong foundation for oral health. Contact us today and schedule your appointment.


What Does General Dentistry Involve?

General dentistry involves the prevention of oral disease using frequent cleanings and dental examinations. It is also useful for the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of many different conditions and diseases that can affect your teeth and gums. At Smile Parlor, we offer you a full suite of dental services for a long-lasting healthy smile.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

24/7 Dental Emergency Services

Pretty little girl visiting dentist at the clinic pointing at aching tooth in her mouthAt Smile Parlor, we take dental emergencies serious. Whether you are an existing patient or new to our practice, we encourage you to get in touch with us if you encounter a dental emergency.

A dental emergency can be a sudden toothache or an accident where you end up with a cracked tooth, bleeding gums, or even missing teeth. We are available 24/7 to provide emergency dental treatment. Our goal is to help relieve your pain and treat any injuries before they become worse.

You can rely on our compassionate team to provide you with the honest, quality care you deserve. During an emergency, Dr. Jenkins will listen to your concern and, depending on the severity of your case, he may see you immediately or direct you to a talented specialist available to help with your specific situation.

Preventive Dental Care in A Spa-Like Environment

Our skilled dental team is committed to helping you establish a foundation of robust oral health. We provide you with exceptional preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatments in a relaxing, spa-like environment. A simple touch, such as warm towels during a dental cleaning, can make you feel at ease and enrich your day with positive vibes.

We are firm believers in excellent oral care as a combination of quality dental services and patient responsibility. That’s why in addition to performing regular oral exams and dental cleanings, we develop close relationships with our patients and make sure to educate them on best oral hygiene methods. Knowing how to care for your teeth reduces your risk of infection and helps you keep your smile healthy.

Efficient Root Canal Therapy in Locust Grove

Root canal therapy is a non-invasive procedure that allows you to preserve the natural structure of your tooth while only removing the infected part. Dr. Jenkins has the necessary experience and expertise to perform root canal treatment with great efficiency.

Is Root Canal Therapy Painful?

Root canal therapy is designed to relieve pain, not cause it. During root canal therapy, our general dentist removes the infected tissue inside your tooth, known as the pulp, to prevent any further tooth decay. Once the procedure is done, the pain resulting from pulp infection should be gone, although you may still feel sore for a few days while your mouth heals. If left untreated, the infected tissue will not only cause more pain, but it could also cause the infection to spread to neighboring teeth.

What Causes Gum Disease?

close up of healthy smileYour gums make up the base that holds your teeth in place. If you don’t have frequent dental cleanings and follow proper dental hygiene, bacteria form plaque on the surface of your teeth, which eventually hardens to form tartar. Tartar irritates your gums and makes them pull away from your teeth, forming small pockets that house bacteria inside.

Your gums are made up of sensitive tissue and can become inflamed, sore, or infected, posing a serious risk to your oral health and overall well-being. There is a connection between your oral and whole-body health known as the oral-systemic connection. Oral bacteria from infection can make their way to the bloodstream, reaching other parts of the body and causing heart and lung disease.

Do You Treat Gum Disease?

Without healthy gums, any dental treatment you receive won’t last. That’s why we always start by checking the health of your gums. At Smile Parlor, we help you maintain healthy gums to have a strong foundation supporting your teeth.

We offer scaling and root planing to help treat your gums. Scaling involves scraping tartar from the surface of your teeth, followed by root planing, where the roots of the teeth are smoothed out to allow the gum tissue to reattach itself.

Services to Enhance Your Oral Health and Smile Appeal

Quality dental services can make a big difference in your life, from restoring your dental health and avoiding dental complications to producing aesthetically-pleasing smiles using cosmetic dentistry. Below are some of the services we offer you to help you achieve the healthy, shining smile of your dreams.

Amalgam-Free Composite Fillings & Crowns - Our practice offers amalgam-free, composite fillings and crowns to restore your tooth from decay and protect it from further damage. These restorations fit seamlessly in your smile, since they resemble the shape and color of your natural teeth and do not stand out when you smile. They are also mercury-free, and so are a healthier option.

Dental Implant Restorations - Having missing teeth doesn’t only affect your appearance, it also impacts your self-esteem. Our practice offers dental implant restorations to replace missing teeth and help you enhance your smile.

Dental implants are known to be the gold standard of tooth replacement, since they are durable and look natural. The new implanted tooth becomes permanently yours, resembling the rest of your teeth in shape and color. Also, when it comes to oral hygiene, it doesn’t require any extra care, just treat it like your real tooth.

ClearCorrect® Aligners - Straight teeth make your smile look beautiful. However, the importance of straight teeth is not only cosmetic; they have a great impact on your oral and overall health. If you are looking to straighten your teeth, and your teeth are mildly to moderately crooked or misaligned, we can help.

ClearCorrect are invisible aligners that help you straighten your teeth discreetly. The full process takes between 12 to 18 months, and you won’t have to alter your lifestyle in the process.

Dental Veneers - If you suffer from chipped, damaged, or discolored front teeth, veneers can make your teeth look naturally beautiful again. Veneers are thin covers that go over the front surface of one or more of your teeth to improve their appearance by giving them a new shape, size, or color. Made of porcelain, veneers look exactly like natural teeth and blend in with your smile seamlessly.

Full and Partial Dentures - Dentures are a useful option to replace multiple missing teeth, which Dr. Jenkins also provides for many of his patients. Full dentures replace all of your upper or lower teeth, while partial dentures replace some of your missing teeth and use your natural teeth to hold them in place. Dentures can be fixed or removable based on your condition, preference, and budget.

Setting Your Smile Up for Success!

Dr. Jenkins and our warm team are looking forward to assisting you in achieving optimal oral health. With our top-quality dental services and a compassionate approach, we prioritize your comfort and make sure every aspect of your care is exceptionally met.

We proudly serve families in Locust Grove, McDonough, Jackson, Griffin, and surrounding neighborhoods. Call us and schedule your appointment today.


Smile With Confidence

As dental professionals it is our priority to provide quality dental care you can trust.