General Dentistry

Johnny L Smith, D.M.D. -  - General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry

Johnny L Smith, D.M.D.

General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in 91st Ave and Union Hills Dr, Peoria, AZ

Everyone needs a general dentist for preventive, diagnostic, and regular dental treatment. Johnny L. Smith, DMD, offers general dentistry to patients of all ages in Peoria, Arizona. If it’s been more than six months since your last dentist visit or you’re in need of a new dentist, call or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment today.

General Dentistry Q & A

What is general dentistry?

A general dentist is your first stop for all dental-related issues. Dr. Smith provides numerous general dentistry services, including:

Preventive dentistry

Preventive dentistry services help you avoid issues like cavities and gum disease. It also saves you money and helps promote good oral health. 

Dental exams

You should receive a dental exam at least twice per year. X-rays of your mouth are taken as needed to give Dr. Smith a closer look at your teeth, including between teeth and under the gumline. 

Dental exams include checking for signs of gum disease. If there are any problems, Dr. Smith makes treatment recommendations and schedules appointments for restorations.

Professional cleanings

You need professional cleanings even if you brush twice daily and floss regularly. A professional cleaning polishes your teeth and removes any tartar and plaque buildup on, around, and between the teeth to prevent cavities.

Tooth extractions

Sometimes even taking preventive measures doesn’t stop the need for a tooth extraction. If you need wisdom teeth or damaged teeth removed, Dr. Smith offers painless tooth extractions and over 30 years of experience.

Restorative care

If you have cavities or other tooth damage, restorative dentistry offers services to repair the tooth. Dr. Smith offers tooth-colored resin dental fillings, root canals, crowns and bridges, and dental implants to restore the function and strength of teeth. 

Cosmetic care

Not all general dentists offer cosmetic services, but Dr. Smith does. From teeth whitening to Invisalign®, Dr. Smith is a one-stop shop for all of your dental needs. 

What should I expect at a general dentistry visit?

Cleanings and dental exams are the most common reasons to schedule general dentistry appointments. Dr. Smith examines your teeth for signs of decay and checks for gum disease.  

Routine dental appointments are also an opportunity for you to share any oral health concerns or ask questions about your oral health care. 

What if I need specialized dentistry?

While Dr. Smith is a general dentist, he also provides oral surgery for dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and emergency dentistry services. Should you need more specialized care, Dr. Smith refers you to the right dentist or surgeon for the situation.

For experienced general dentistry care, schedule an appointment with Johnny L. Smith, DMD, online or over the phone today.