Dental Distinction is a comprehensive dentist office near you in Chester Springs. We provide dental care to patients of all ages. A healthy smile radiates confidence, sincerity, and warmth, affecting your interactions with others. This is why our office offers comprehensive general dentistry services, including routine dental exams, dental cleanings, preventive care, oral surgery, and basic restorative procedures.
During our routine dental exams, we take the time to get to know you and your dental health goals. Dr. Petkevis will create a specialized treatment plan to address dental concerns and give you the beautiful smile you deserve.
Dr. Petkevis and his dedicated staff of professionals combine state-of-the-art technology with advanced techniques to provide patients with the highest level of comprehensive dental care available today. With a wide range of procedures, you will surely benefit from a general dentistry treatment plan designed to meet your needs and objectives.
- Oral Health Visit: Routine dental visits are the foundation of excellent long-term oral health.
- Dental Fillings: Tooth cavities have no place in our Chester County, Pennsylvania dentist office. Fill your tooth cavities before they become larger and require root canal treatment.
- Implant Dentistry: Dental implants replace missing or lost teeth at the root for a stable restoration.
- Dentures & Partials: The most common treatment for replacing teeth that have been removed. Dentures can replace a full row of missing teeth and be supported with dental implants.
- Dental Bridges: Fill in the spaces that lost teeth leave behind. Restore full function to your bite with removable bridges.
- Root Canals: Remove decayed and diseased parts of your tooth with this relatively pain-free procedure. Patients say their tooth pain goes away almost immediately after this procedure.
While preventive care and general dentistry are the foundation of our dental office, Dr. Petkevis is an experienced dentist for treating complex dental problems, including missing teeth, worn or broken teeth, TMJ Disorders, and cosmetic dental concerns.
What is Complete Dentistry?
Ideally, dentistry is preventive. As a general dentist, Dr. Petkevis urges patients to visit the dentist at least every six months for routine dental cleanings and oral health check-ups. As many as three out of every four adults are affected by periodontal disease or gum disease.
Without professional intervention, gum disease can contribute to serious health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. A routine dental care program allows the dentist to prevent and treat gum disease in the earliest stages to avoid long-term problems.
Your First Visit At Dental Distinction
A visit to Dental Distinction for general dentistry services is unlike any other trip to the dentist. Dr. Petkevis welcomes patients of all ages to our comprehensive dental practice.
You can expect one-on-one time with your dentist and a comprehensive evaluation that includes a physical inspection of the mouth, teeth, gums, jaw joints, and other support structures. Dr. Petkevis will take the time to discuss your health history, cosmetic dental concerns, and other dental problems.
Our examination includes:
- Diagnostic x-rays
- Oral cancer screening
- Periodontal screening (for gum disease)
- Dental caries (cavities) screening
- Digital bite analysis and examination of temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and jaw position
- Digital imaging for analysis, diagnosis, and treatment planning
- 2-D and 3-D models for analysis and treatment planning
What Causes Tooth Pain?
Sensitive teeth can cause extreme tooth pain, especially when eating hot or cold foods and drinks. For intermittent tooth sensitivity, your dentist may suggest a special toothpaste for sensitive teeth to minimize or eliminate tooth pain symptoms.
Persistent tooth sensitivity that causes moderate or severe tooth pain can indicate tooth grinding, tooth decay, or another dental problem. Your dentist will examine the tooth and create a personalized treatment plan.
Tooth decay leads to cavities that cause tooth pain, especially when decay or infection reaches the tooth pulp. A root canal is the most common treatment for a cavity causing a toothache. The dentist will remove the inflamed or diseased tooth pulp and seal the tooth with a dental crown.
If the pain is severe and causes swelling or fever, you may have an abscessed tooth. This serious condition causes infection of the tooth pulp and the surrounding gum and possibly bone. If you are experiencing this type of tooth pain, contact Dental Distinction for an appointment with Dr. Petkevis.
You may have a TMJ disorder if your tooth pain is concentrated in the jaw or face. Tooth pain can result from pressure in the jaw joints and/or pressure from grinding or clenching teeth.
Pain When Chewing
If you experience tooth pain when you chew or bite, you could have a cracked tooth, broken crown, or loose filling. Another cause may be a tooth cavity. Dr. Petkevis will examine your condition and create a personalized treatment plan to fit your dental needs best. Schedule a dental visit and consultation online today.
Payment & Dental Insurance Information
We strive to make your visit to the dentist as easy and stress-free as possible. That means flexible payment options and complimentary claims filing for dental insurance.
General Dentistry FAQs
General dentistry builds the foundation of your oral health. Learn more by reading the answers to these commonly asked questions.
How often should I visit the dentist?
You should visit the dentist at least once every six months. We perform a thorough dental cleaning and oral health exam to ensure your oral health is progressing well. It allows us to notice any developing oral health issues. You may have to visit our office more frequently if you’re at a higher risk for gum disease or other oral health issues.
Why is a regular dental appointment necessary?
Regular appointments allow us to provide preventative care instead of reactive care. Preventative involves regular appointments where we perform small cleanings and treatments. Reactive is more intensive care. It’s more expensive and more involved. Preventative care allows us to stop these things before they start.
Why do dentists do dental x-rays?
Dental x-rays allow us to look at a more in-depth picture of your mouth. There are some things that we can’t see with just our eyes. X-rays show cavities, gum disease, infections and abscesses, tumors, and developmental issues. It’s the best way for us to ensure a correct diagnosis and catch things in the early stages.
Should I use a manual or electric toothbrush?
Both of them are effective if you’re using them correctly. However, some people may do better with an electric toothbrush. Many have timers to remind you how long you should brush your teeth. Children and people with moving disorders may not have effectively brushed with a manual toothbrush. An electric one provides a full range of motion and ensures you clean your teeth properly.
How can I prevent cavities?
The best thing to prevent cavities is to brush and floss twice daily and regularly visit the dentist. You should also change your diet, limiting sweets, acids, and sticky foods. Minimizing plaque and tartar is how you prevent cavities. A healthy diet and diligent oral healthcare minimize the risks.
What does fluoride have to do with my oral health?
Fluoride is a mineral that’s vital to your oral health. It comes in supplement form or can be found in certain foods and beverages. Consuming a healthy amount of fluoride helps fortify your tooth enamel to build a stronger defense against tooth decay and bacteria. We’ll talk to you at dental visits to ensure you consume enough fluoride.
Trying to find a dentist near you in Chester Springs?
Dental Distinction may be the perfect fit for your family’s needs. Whether you need a local dentist for general dentistry and routine care or a highly trained specialist to treat your complex dental problems, Dr. Petkevis can help. Call us at 610–400–1459 or schedule your next appointment online.