General Dentistry in Washington DC

General DentistryWhen you want the best dental health it has to begin with general and preventative dentistry. These are the types of dentistry that help to keep your teeth and gums in the best condition, and reduce risks of any problems arising. Twice annual cleanings, at least one exam per year, and treatment to limit the spread of any problems such as cavities or decay are all a part of general dentistry.

At L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts, patients in the Washington, DC area will be able to enjoy the services of a skilled general dentist, a dedicated team of dental professionals, and all in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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Their team includes Dr. Dennis Norkiewicz and Dr. Nadeem Azeez, both offering years of experience in general dentistry as well as more advanced dentistry that ranges from cosmetic treatments to full restorative dentistry.

As we said, though, it all begins with the basic care that includes:

  • Dental Exams
  • Dental X-rays
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Composite Fillings
  • Root Canals

Dental Exams

General DentistryIt is important to maintain a regular schedule of dental exams, with at least one annual exam and cleaning. Why? Exams with your dentist are not merely general dentistry, and don’t just look for damages or cosmetic issues such as staining. They also take the health of your entire mouth – teeth, gums, and jaw – into consideration. That new tenderness in your teeth…is it a warning sign of TMJ/TMD? The inflammation in the gums…is it a problem with a tooth or due to decay? Exams done by the team can find issues long before they turn into true dental problems.

At L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts, their team is dedicated to helping you retain the healthiest and the most attractive smile possible. That is something that requires annual dental exams with the latest technologies, and their office is equipped with just that!

They use an intraoral camera to look at your teeth in a way that standard x-rays cannot. However, they still use both methods to ensure that they catch any problems that other technology might miss. They also use early detection and advanced diagnostic tools that include oral cancer screenings among other preventative measures.

Dental X-Rays

General DentistryFor decades, dental professionals have relied on dental x-rays as a primary diagnostic tool. Capable of detecting disease or damage that is not easily seen by the human eye, they are essential to effective treatment and care. At L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts the team uses dental x-rays as part of routine general dentistry as well as part of cosmetic and restorative treatments.

Dr. Dennis Norkiewicz and Dr. Nadeem Azeez, and their skilled team of dental care providers, understand the importance of preventative and proactive care. This is why dental x-rays are used to help with early detection of issues such as cavities, decay, infection, or other problems.

Though the team also uses intraoral cameras as part of their examination processes, they know that they must look beyond the surface if they can provide preventative measures that prevent small issues from developing into more serious ones.

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Trust the entire team of L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts with your general dentistry needs. They are experts at diagnosing and treating the entire mouth, providing patients with overall health and wellbeing. Dental x-rays are a key part of quality care, and the team is happy to use whatever technologies are available to ensure the best results.

Dental Cleanings

General DentistryAnnual dental exams are recommended by most dental professionals, and dental cleanings are recommended even more frequently. Though a dentist might be happy if a patient comes in for an annual cleaning, twice-annual cleanings are a sure-fire way to ensure that your teeth and gums remain in top condition. They allow the dentist or hygienist to catch any early signs of trouble and use preventative care to protect the teeth and gums.

Often overlooked, gum care is as a key to good health too, and report after report tells how closely the health of the gums is related to the overall health of the body. When you lose teeth, live with gum disease or tooth decay, and do not practice good daily oral hygiene, you actually put your general health at risk.

This is why the entire team at L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts places such importance on regular dental cleanings. Dr. Dennis Norkiewicz and Dr. Nadeem Azeez, along with their team use a wide array of modern technologies to clean the teeth and improve the health of the gums. With tools like the Cavitron ultrasonic cleaner, a patient’s teeth are cleaned below the gum line, effectively preventing gum disease while improving the condition of the teeth.

Composite (Tooth Colored) Fillings

General DentistryAlthough many people understand that traditional “metal” fillings are a combination of different metals (including mercury), it may not be the risk of that metal alone that makes the fillings so undesirable. It is also the fact that the metal responds to temperature changes in the mouth, expanding and contracting, and failing to support the tooth properly that makes “amalgam” fillings such a bad idea.

Instead, tooth colored or “composite fillings” are a much wiser option. Crafted from durable materials that match the color of the natural tooth, they offer patients a much safer and more visually appealing method for treating decay. Composite fillings strengthen the tooth as well, and this is the primary reason that Dr. Dennis Norkiewicz and Dr. Henry Konigsberg at L’Enfant Plaza Dental use only tooth colored fillings.

Imagine the appeal of your smile when you cannot distinguish a tooth with a filling from one that is in its original state. When you have composite fillings that is a reality.

Naturally, the team offers more than composite fillings and can help patients to retain attractive smiles through general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry options that include bonding, dental crowns, porcelain inlays and onlays, and more.

Root Canals

General DentistryFew modern dental patients are happy to hear that they may require a root canal or root canal therapy. However, this form of general dentistry has evolved rapidly, and patients of L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts should know that they will receive painless and advanced care.

Root canals are done in order to save an adult tooth that has an infection in some part of the pulp or interior of the tooth. Decay may make its way from the crown and into the pulp, or some sort of injury or disease may allow the pulp to be inflamed and infected. This necessitates the removal of the pulp if the tooth is going to be saved, and the area is then filled with a special material. The top of the tooth is restored with a dental crown, and the patient can then enjoy full function of the tooth. Chewing, biting, and the appearance of the tooth are back to normal after a root canal.

The general dentist practice at L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts emphasizes painless procedures, and so you need not worry about extreme discomfort during root canals. If you experience great anxiety over the matter, they also have sedation dentistry options to help you with this issue as well.

When you need a general dentist, turn to L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts and enjoy the best dental health. To book a visit with Dr. Dennis Norkiewicz and Dr. Nadeem Azeez, call their dental office at 202-488-8300 or use the online contact form and one of their friendly staff will be in touch with you shortly.

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Serving Downtown Washington DC, Capitol Hill, Southwest DC, Waterfront, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Northeast DC, Pentagon City, Crystal City, Southeast DC, Arlington, Alexandria, Mclean, Montgomery County Maryland, and beyond but patients travel from all over the Northeast for our services.  Located directly off the metro we are extremely convenient.  

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