General Dentistry Services for Families in Concord, NC
At Dennis R. Lockney, DDS, PA, we offer comprehensive general dental services to keep your smile healthy, confident and bright. Our team emphasizes the power of preventive care and effective oral hygiene habits to protect your smile for life. We recommend a checkup every six months to stay ahead of any potential problems.
During your regular cleaning appointment, our Concord dentists will thoroughly assess your teeth and gums for any signs of gum disease, oral cancer or tooth decay. If we see anything concerning, we will fully inform you and listen to all of your thoughts about treatment options from our list of general dentistry services. Dennis R. Lockney, DDS, PA is proud to be your partner in protecting your oral health and in promoting your overall health!
Dennis R. Lockney, DDS, PA offers a full spectrum of general dentistry and preventive dental services, including:
Professional Teeth Cleaning (Dental Prophylaxis)
Dental prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure that thoroughly cleans the teeth. It is an important preventive measure to help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. We recommend our orally healthy patients receive this type of procedure twice a year.
Our practice uses digital x-rays to produce enhanced computer images of our patient’s teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. Digital x-rays are key to early detection and effective treatment of dental problems.
Cone Beam 3D Imaging
Dr. Lockney uses this dental technology for precise diagnosis and dental treatment planning.
Our cone beam 3D imaging system is used for dental services like:
- Dental Implants
- Dental X-Rays
- Restorative Dentistry
- Cosmetic Dental Treatments
The imaging system is at the center of everything we do at Dennis R. Lockney, DDS, PA because it virtually eliminates all guesswork, allowing Dr. Lockney to see and plan procedures before he begins your treatment!
Oral Cancer Screening
Tobacco users aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about oral cancer. Oral cancer is on the rise. That’s why at Dennis R. Lockney, DDS, PA, we provide oral cancer screenings as part of your regular checkup to all of our patients over the age of 18.
The Wand® Pain Free Injection
At Dennis R. Lockney, DDS, PA, we offer The Wand, a state-of-the-art digital platform for local anesthesia to our patients. This pain free injection is more comfortable than a traditional syringe, reducing pain and dental anxiety for most patients.
Seal off deep grooves in molars that are vulnerable to tooth decay with this inexpensive and effective preventive treatment. Dental sealants guard against cavities by forming a “shield” over the enamel of your teeth, keeping out bacteria and acids. Ask about pediatric dental sealants!
Applying fluoride to your teeth can help remineralize weak areas of tooth enamel, keeping your teeth more resilient against bacteria. Fluoride has been an essential part of maintaining oral health for decades and helps protect your teeth against cavity-causing bacteria.
Desensitizing Treatments for Sensitive Teeth
Do you suffer from sensitive teeth? At Dennis R. Lockney, DDS, PA, we use Gluma Desensitizer to treat dental hypersensitivity. If can't enjoy your favorite foods due to tooth sensitivity, ask Dr. Lockney about your treatment options at your next dental checkup.
Athletic Mouth Guards
If you or your child are involved in any type of sports, wearing a custom fitted mouth guard is one of your best pieces of insurance. Not only will it protect teeth, it also reduces the risk of concussion.
Extraction is a last resort, but sometimes it is necessary. Badly infected teeth can jeopardize the health of their neighbors, including your healthy teeth and gums. Fortunately, Dennis R. Lockney, DDS, PA can help!
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The best time to have wisdom teeth removed is during a patient's late teenage years or early 20s. These immature wisdom teeth are smaller, so surgery is less complicated and potentially less painful. If your wisdom teeth have not started to erupt, our Concord dental team will use x-ray imaging to locate them and determine if it’s time to have them removed.