At O2 Dental Group of Wilmington, we provide comprehensive family dentistry services at our Wilmington, NC dentist office to keep your entire family's smiles healthy, confident and bright. Our dental team emphasizes the power of preventive care and effective oral hygiene habits to protect your smile for life. Dr. Lydia and Dr. O recommend a regular dental checkup every six months to stay ahead of any potential problems.
During your regular cleaning appointment, our team 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 discuss your treatment options with you so you are fully informed.
O2 Dental Group provides a full spectrum of family dentistry and preventive dental services, including:
Professional Teeth Cleanings (Dental Prophylaxis)
A professional dental cleaning every six months can help keep your mouth clean and free of plaque, tartar, harmful bacteria and tooth stains that may accumulate despite regular brushing and flossing. These teeth cleaning appointments are an important preventive measure that can help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Oral Cancer Screening
Tobacco users aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about oral cancer. Oral cancer is a serious condition that may occur even in patients who don't smoke or chew tobacco. That’s why at O2 Dental Group of Wilmington, we provide oral cancer screenings as part of our regular checkups with all of our patients over the age of 18.
Our practice uses digital x-ray imaging 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. Lydia and Dr. O use this advanced dental technology for precise diagnosis and dental treatment planning.
Our cone beam 3D imaging system is used for dental services like:
- Dental Implants
- Orthodontic Treatment
- Dental X-Rays
- Restorative Dentistry
- Cosmetic Dental Treatments
The imaging system is at the center of everything we do at O2 Dental Group because it virtually eliminates all guesswork, allowing Dr. Lydia and Dr. O to see and plan procedures before they begin your treatment!
Seal off deep grooves in the molars that are vulnerable to tooth decay with this inexpensive and effective preventive treatment. Dental sealants can guard against cavities by forming a “shield” over the enamel of your teeth, keeping out bacteria and acids. Ask about pediatric dental sealants for your kids as well!
Teeth-Strengthening Mineral Application
This common teeth-strengthening mineral treatment is used to help support your healthy tooth enamel. This treatment can re-mineralize weak areas of your tooth enamel, keeping your teeth more resilient against bacteria.
Desensitizing Treatments for Sensitive Teeth
Are you suffering from overly sensitive teeth? Ask Dr. Lydia or Dr. O what treatment options are available to treat your tooth sensitivity during your next dental appointment!
If you or your child are involved in any type of sport or athletic activity, a custom-fitted mouthguard is one of your best pieces of health insurance. Not only does it protect teeth, it also reduces the risk of concussion.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Experiencing jaw pain, headaches or facial soreness? Ask Dr. Lydia or Dr. O how you can protect your smile against excessive wear caused by jaw clenching and grinding with TMJ disorder treatment.
Extraction is a last resort at O2 Dental Group, but sometimes it is necessary. Badly infected or damaged teeth can jeopardize the health of your entire mouth. If you need a tooth extracted, Dr. Lydia and Dr. O will walk you through the entire process, ensuring the procedure is quick and relaxing.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The best time to have your wisdom teeth removed is during your late teenage years or early twenties. Immature wisdom teeth are smaller, so surgery is less complicated and potentially less painful. If your wisdom teeth have not yet started to erupt, we will use x-ray imaging to locate them and determine if it’s time to have them removed.
Questions About Our Family Dentistry Services?
Are you or your family members overdue for a preventive dental exam and cleaning? Call our Wilmington dental practice today to schedule your family's dentist appointments!
Have children who need to see the dentist? We are happy to schedule your child's dental exam as soon as they reach their 3rd birthday.