12989 Jupiter Rd. Suite #106 Dallas, TX 75238

General Dentistry Dallas, TX

You know that when you visit the dentist, you receive an exam, cleaning, and consultation. You may not know that routine preventative care is part of general dentistry. Preventative dental treatments prevent current dental problems from becoming more complex over time. General dentistry treatments in our Dallas, TX, dental office can remove tooth decay, address emergency dental problems, and ensure comfortable care. Additionally, our office provides comprehensive dental services in Dallas, Texas.

General Dentistry in Dallas, TX

Why Choose Lochwood Family Dental For Your Dental Care?

As your Dallas, TX dentist, Dr. Jennifer Nguyen is dedicated to serving your needs. She offers general dentistry treatments for patients of all ages. Dr. Nguyen received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from USC. At Lochwood Family Dental, Dr. Nguyen aims to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Her experience as a dentist allows her to treat issues like tooth pain and infection so you can have a comfortable smile.  

Along with Dr. Christina Nguyen, Dr. Jennifer Nguyen focuses on preventive dentistry. Preventive dental care ensures that we diagnose and treat your dental problems early to prevent further oral health issues. 

Routine Dental Treatment

We recommend that you visit our dentist office every six months or twice a year. At regular dental visits, we provide:

Dental Cleanings

Professional dental cleanings keep your teeth and gums healthy. We also use stainless steel tools to reach areas of your mouth that may be hard to clean at home. Only dental hygienists can remove calculus or tartar from the mouth. 

Digital X-rays

We take X-rays at regular dental visits. Typically, we take X-rays once a year. X-ray imaging helps us find signs of emerging dental problems to provide early preventive care.

Periodontal Screening

Gum disease is one of the most common dental problems. We screen for gum disease at regular visits, looking for bleeding, irritated, and inflamed gum tissue.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer is a serious dental issue we look for at routine visits. If you are at an increased risk of this issue, we will conduct a screening. During this screening, we will use a light to spot chronic mouth sores, red and white patches, and other signs of oral cancer.

Dental Caries Screening

If you have tooth pain, holes in your teeth, or sensitive teeth, we may take X-rays to see if you have inflamed dental pulp. Cavities need immediate care to prevent the need for a tooth extraction. 


One of our dentists will visit with you for a consultation. During the exam, our dentist will discuss your health and whether you need any other preventive treatments. If we find a dental problem, our dentist will discuss the next steps. 

Our team will also provide oral hygiene tips to ensure you maintain your smile at home. Dental cleanings benefit children, teens, and adults. As a family dentist office, we want to help each member of your family get the care they need.

General dentistry in our Dallas, TX office is a great addition to routine treatments. With general dental care, we can help you stay healthy and treat any dental problems you encounter on the way. 

General Dentistry in Dallas, TX

Using general dentistry, our dentist focuses on helping you maintain your teeth and gums. Our general dental treatments can also ensure comfortable care and prevent dental problems from worsening. The general dental care we provide includes: 

Emergency Dentistry

Did you break or lose a tooth? We provide emergency dental care for patients who require prompt, professional treatment. Common dental emergencies we treat include toothaches, knocked-out teeth, and broken or lost dental restorations. 

Urgent dental care for these problems can sometimes prevent the need for tooth extractions. Emergency treatment can also prevent tooth damage, infection, or other issues from worsening over time. We encourage you to contact our office if you have a sudden dental problem for same-day dentistry treatments. 

Dental Sedation

If you have dental fear or anxiety, sedation dentistry ensures patient comfort during dental treatments. We may also use dental sedation for more complex or lengthy treatments.

One of the most common sedation options is nitrous oxide or laughing gas. This sedation is safe for patients of all ages. We can easily control the amount of laughing gas we provide each patient depending on their age, size, and weight. 

Dental Fillings

We provide fillings if you have cavities. These holes in the tooth can expose the nerves and increase the risk of tooth loss.  

After cleaning out or removing old fillings, decay, chips, or small fractures from a tooth, we restore them with a tooth-colored resin called composite. We no longer use amalgam metal or silver-colored fillings because metal fillings do not blend in with the shade of natural teeth.

We can use these newly developed composite materials for simple esthetic bonding on the front teeth depending on the case.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canals are tiny passageways within the tooth that branch off the tooth’s crown. All teeth have between one and four root canals.

Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and other tissues that keep teeth alive. When the infection becomes worse, it can begin affecting the roots. A traumatic injury to a tooth can also affect the pulp and lead to similar problems.

A diseased inner tooth brings many problems, including pain and sensitivity. A spreading infection can also develop small pus pockets, leading to an abscess.

Root canal therapy is a complex treatment that involves removing the diseased nerve and tissue. It halts the spread of infection and restores the healthy portion of the tooth. Root canal therapy is designed to save a problem tooth as an alternative to extraction.

The Root Canal Procedure

Root canal therapy usually entails one to three visits. During the first visit, we drill a small hole through the top of the tooth and into the inner chamber. We remove the diseased tissue, cleanse and disinfect the inner chamber, and reshape the canals.

Then, we fill the cleansed chamber and canals with an elastic material and medication to prevent infection. If necessary, we will temporarily fill the drilled hole until we make a permanent seal with a crown.

Most patients with root canals experience little or no discomfort or pain. They enjoy a restored tooth that can last almost as long as its healthy original.

Call Our Dallas Dentist

Is it time for your next dental visit? Contact our Dallas, TX, dentist office today. Call Lochwood Family Dental at 214-544-9633. You may also schedule a dental appointment on our website. 

If you have any questions about general dental care, let us know. We’re here to help you.