Quality General Dentistry at Southland Children's Dentistry
One of the Best Dentists in Albany, Georgia
Here at Southland Children’s Dentistry, we proudly provide quality dental care to Albany, Georgia. We are committed to providing the best patient care and service. Our dental team is here to help in every step of the way and create a unique patient experience. Our goal is always to exceed our patients’ expectations.
How Can Southland Children’s Dentistry Help?
Our doctors and staff have a philosophy of providing quality dental care and are committed to helping each patient make informed decisions about their oral health. We are located in Albany, Georgia and find great value in serving our community. Each member of our staff cares for every person that walks through our door. We pride ourselves on treating each patient like a member of our own family.
Dental Procedures Provided at Southland Children’s Dentistry
Our doctors have invested the time, resources, and energy into advanced training and education in order to offer a wide range of services to our valued patients. Some of the services that we provide are:
The top two reasons adults lose teeth are cavities and gum disease, which is why, on top of a good dental hygiene routine, regular professional cleaning appointments are so crucial. Even the best daily brushing and flossing won’t get every bit of plaque between teeth and along the gum lines, and that plaque eventually hardens into tartar. Professional cleaning gets rid of all that tartar and keeps your teeth and gums on track to stay healthy…LEARN MORE
Crowns are made from different types of material. Early in dentistry, they were made from metals like stainless steel. Here at Southland Children’s Dentistry, we use porcelain crowns. The reason that we recommend porcelain is because of its strength and cosmetic appeal. Porcelain provides a better color match than other materials. It is also better for those who have metal allergies…LEARN MORE
Sealants provide protection for your teeth by keeping plaque from forming in the tiny crevices of the chewing surfaces. Our team often recommends sealants for children because kids’ teeth have small depressions in them that make them harder to properly clean through brushing alone. Sealants coat these small indentations, forming a protective layer against plaque and decay…LEARN MORE
Dental X-rays enable dentists to see decay inside teeth that would not be visible to the naked eye. This allows us to act earlier against cavities, which is much better for the teeth. However, X-rays do expose patients to radiation, which is why you always wear a lead apron when the images are being taken. Thanks to advances in technology, there is now a safer way to take these images…LEARN MORE
We know that cavity prevention is a never-ending quest. Fortunately, there are many tools we use here at Southland Children’s Dentistry to help fight tooth decay. The obvious ones include brushing, flossing, and regular checkups. Another great way to fight cavities is the application of topical fluoride treatments…LEARN MORE
A gingivectomy is a procedure to remove a portion of the gum tissue from around a tooth or teeth. It may be performed to heal the effects of periodontal disease or to correct overgrown gingiva. It is one of a few procedures that can help reverse periodontal issues. A similar procedure is gingivoplasty, which only partially removes a section of gum tissue rather than the entire section…LEARN MORE
You’ve probably heard of the term “tongue-tied.” Did you know that this common expression comes from an actual medical condition that can inhibit speech? The tongue is attached (or tied) to the base of the mouth by a thin tissue web called the lingual frenum. For some people, the frenum is unusually thick or tight, restricting tongue movement and, therefore, speech. It can also negatively affect nursing in infants…LEARN MORE
For over a century, the most common material for dental fillings was silver amalgam, with more than 100 million Americans getting silver amalgam fillings. One would hope that something so common (and which is still used by 47 percent of dentists) would be completely safe. Unfortunately, these fillings contain about 50 percent mercury, and there is no known safe level of mercury exposure. Amalgam fillings have actually been banned in countries like Sweden, Norway, and Denmark because of their proven toxic effects…LEARN MORE
You may be considering teeth whitening to remove stains caused by smoking, coffee, soda, wine, and other foods that stain teeth. Or maybe you have a special occasion, like a wedding, job interviews, or class reunion coming up. Whatever the reason, we have a simple and effective solution that you can take with you…LEARN MORE
Silver mercury amalgam fillings were used for many years in dentistry. You’ve likely had one in your lifetime. In recent years, there has been a shift away from silver fillings for several reasons. Dr. Fields recommends replacing them with porcelain tooth-colored fillings because they result in a stronger tooth and higher aesthetic value…LEARN MORE
Expressions such as “like getting teeth pulled” show what society at large believes about the dental extraction process, but that unpleasant mental image is a very outdated one. A modern dental practice such as Southland Children’s Dentistry has all the right tools to ensure that your extraction will be as comfortable as possible. It usually takes less than an hour, and with a local anesthetic and IV sedation, if necessary, the tooth can be painlessly removed…LEARN MORE
The goal of vital pulp therapy (also called pulpotomy) is to save healthy dental pulp in the root of a tooth that has decay in the crown. In this procedure, Dr. Fields removes diseased pulp from the crown of the tooth and fills the crown with medicated material to preserve the healthy pulp tissue in the roots. Vital pulp therapy is only recommended when there is no swelling or abscess around the tooth and it is not loose. It may also be recommended for an injured baby tooth to save it from early extraction…LEARN MORE
If you live in or near Albany, Georgia, please consider becoming part of our dental family. We are enthusiastic about helping you with your oral health needs. You can give us a call or send us a quick email to set up a free consultation.