Downingtown, PA dentist Dr. Jason Petkevis offers general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services in a warm, family-friendly environment. Dr. Petkevis is a highly educated and trained dentist with the knowledge and experience necessary to diagnose and treat everything from common oral health concerns to complex dental problems.
As a family dentist, Dr. Petkevis offers pediatric dental services and sees children starting at approximately age 3, when all primary teeth have erupted. Dr. Petkevis and his staff take a personalized, patient-focused approach to dentistry, educating patients young and old on the importance of both routine dental care and effective at-home oral hygiene. Prevention is the key to lifelong dental health and the foundation of our dental practice.
Preventing Gum Disease in Downingtown, PA
Dr. Petkevis emphasizes the benefits of good oral hygiene for preventing gum disease and offers periodontal therapy for patients who have varying stages of gum disease to restore oral health and prevent tooth loss.
Healthy gums create the foundation for healthy teeth and maintaining periodontal health can reduce the risk of many dental problems, including tooth loss. Dr. Petkevis recommends that patients visit his dentist office twice a year for a thorough examination and professional teeth cleaning. This provides the opportunity for spotting developing dental problems in the early stages when treatment options can be conservative and less costly.
Restorative Dentistry in Downingtown, PA
Restorative dentistry specializes in problems of the teeth and their surrounding structures with the goal of repairing damage and restoring the teeth to their normal condition. In some cases, restorative dentistry also involves problems that are not specifically damage-related, such as improper alignment of the jaws and muscles.
This field has gone through a technological revolution in recent years, with soft tissue lasers replacing drills for many procedures. While drills are still used in some instances, many dental procedures are now much less painful and stressful than they once were.
An area of restorative dentistry that has benefitted from advances in technology is the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). One out of every nine Americans has this condition, many without realizing it. It occurs when the temporomandibular joint connecting the upper and lower jaws is not properly aligned, resulting in pain that involves the jaw, face, neck, and shoulders.
Your dentist can now use computer imaging technology to establish an occlusion baseline, which provides an individualized plan of treatment for your specific needs. This same imaging allows the patient to see what the result will look like before the procedure happens. It can give the patient a good idea of what to expect.
With all of these advancements and more, a restorative dental operation isn’t the ordeal that it once was. Drills and old-style braces are rapidly disappearing, to be replaced by a new arsenal of techniques and tools. Now restorative dentistry can do its job better than ever before, making beautiful smiles with only minor discomfort and much less anxiety.
Children’s Dental Services in Downingtown, PA
Ensuring lasting oral health for young patients begins with routine visits to our dental office for a professional cleaning and individualized oral hygiene tips for maintaining a healthy smile. Dr. Petkevis and his staff make every effort to provide a comfortable, calm environment where young patients can feel at ease and relaxed while learning about the benefits of good dental health.
Dr. Petkevis offers the range of dental services a growing family needs to keep everyone smiling comfortably:
- Dental fillings
- Dental sealants
- Sports mouthguards
- Tooth extractions
Looking for a family dentist in Downingtown, PA?
Conveniently located in Chester Springs, Dental Distinction serves patients in Downingtown, Main Line, Exton, and many surrounding areas. Dr. Petkevis is currently accepting new patients and we look forward to meeting the oral health needs of you and your family. Contact our office or schedule an appointment online.