Your Lawrence Family Dentist
The best in family dentistry starts with a doctor who looks at each individual and what his or her oral health needs are at their particular stage of life. From young children to adults in their senior years, patients receive individualized exams, hygienic cleanings and the restorative and cosmetic care necessary for optimum dental function, longevity and aesthetics. Lawrenceville family dentist, Bruce E. Carter DMD PC, delivers that custom care.
What to expect as you visit Dr. Carter
Expect the best care in a relaxing atmosphere. A caring, professional staff welcomes each patient, and takes time to explain basic care through the most complex of procedures.
Dr. Carter values dental examinations and hygienic cleanings as the cornerstone of good dental health. During each exam, this Lawrenceville family dentist:
- inspects each tooth for signs of decay
- looks at the condition of restorations such as fillings, crowns, implants and fixed bridgework
- performs probing of gum pockets at the base of teeth, checking for periodontal disease
- looks for signs of oral cancer
- assesses jaw alignment and bite
As part of this semi-annual check-up, a professional hygienist cleans and polishes the teeth, removing plaque and tartar on tooth surfaces and at the gum line. In case of gum disease, deep cleaning and root planing removes tartar and harmful bacteria, and Arestin antimicrobial medication halts infection.
Dr. Carter builds treatment plans as needed, detailing the needs of the whole mouth and incorporating the aesthetic goals of adult patients. Restorative services include:
- metal-free fillings
- crowns, bridges and dentures
- dental implants
- teeth extractions
Cosmetic dental services include:
- cosmetic bonding to fill cracks and gaps
- porcelain veneers to cover heavy stains and more extensive damage and irregularities
- teeth whitening for a refreshed, youthful look
Happy Visits care for the very young
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry says children should see their family dentist when they are still toddlers. Dr. Carter calls his pediatric appointments “Happy Visits.” Parents are encouraged to bring their youngsters to the Lawrenceville office by age 2 for a basic get-acquainted visit. Children meet the dentist and his helpers and get to see what goes on in the office. Then, at age 3, children are examined and their teeth cleaned.
Dr. Carter assesses children’s tooth and jaw development and alignment, looking for decay and gum problems. He often applies plastic dental sealants to back molars and other grooved teeth to prevent decay. He also recommends swabbed on fluoride treatments as another excellent cavity fighter. Innovative CTx3 gel reduces acidity in the mouth and helps remineralize enamel for a healthy set of young teeth.
Visit your Lawrenceville family dentist
Dr. Bruce Carter and his staff enjoy their semi-annual visits with each patient. Whether a child, a teen, adult or senior, each patient receives the finest, friendliest and most precise dental care available. Contact the Lawrenceville area office for an appointment today with your Lawrenceville family dentist.