General dentistry involves preventing and addressing tooth decay and gum disease, which are the major causes of tooth loss. Maintaining a healthy smile and beautiful teeth can help to prevent these problems.

Preventive services help you maintain good oral health by stopping disease before it takes hold in your mouth. Regular exams (including diagnostic images such as digital x-rays) and professional teeth cleanings are a cornerstone of prevention. Our team can give you detailed instructions on how to improve your at-home oral hygiene, and may also recommend preventive treatments such as sealants, if needed.

Parkview Dentistry is also there when you need emergency treatment for dental trauma —for example, a broken, loosened or knocked-out tooth. Dr. Laskis can also diagnose and treat the causes of tooth pain or periodontal (gum) disease. General dentistry also includes treatments for missing teeth, placement of crowns or bridgework, and dentures.

  • Family and Pediatric Care

    Parkview Dentistry is a cosmetic and family dental office.  In other words, Dr. Laskis is also a children's dentist. Family dentistry allows the whole family to be treated by one dentist. The family dentist serves the same function as a general dentist. However, children who are brought into the family dentist for regular check-ups and to watch while other family members are treated are freer to form a warm relationship with members of the dental team.
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  • Comprehensive Care

    Comprehensive Dental Care at Parkview Dentistry means complete dental care and guidance from early childhood to elder tooth care. Nothing in the human body exists or functions in isolation. In comprehensive care, we look at the mouth as more than teeth and gums – we include the soft tissues of the surrounding oral cavity and the muscles used for chewing and movement, including those around the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) [link to TMJ page]. In fact, these muscles that help create your “bite” or occlusion are often a source of problems that show up as jaw pain, neck or head aches, tooth wear and stress, failure of dental restorations, which further can affect the health of your gums and jaw bones.
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  • Routine Dental Checkups

    The exam is performed at your initial dental visit and at following check-up exams that your dentist will perform. Do not let the name ‘general dental exam’ fool you, this is a comprehensive dental exam that will include all of the following main points: Digital X-Rays, oral cancer screening, gum disease screening, examination for tooth decay and gum and bone recession, and examination of previous work done (existing restorations).
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  • No-Drill Filling

    Nobody looks forward to having a cavity drilled and filled by a dentist. Now there’s an alternative: an antimicrobial liquid that can be brushed on cavities to stop tooth decay — painlessly. Its called silver diamine fluoride, or "SDF." It’s been used in Japan since the 1960s, but the Food and Drug Administration has just approved it for use in the United States recently. SDF kills the bacteria that causes plaque and promotes the remineralization of teeth.
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  • Cleanings and Periodontal Care

    Regular dental preventive care is a great way to avoid serious dental problems, or detect small problems while they’re easy and inexpensive to treat. Visiting Parkview to get your teeth cleaned every six months is one of the best things you can do to maintain a beautiful smile (in addition to daily brushing and flossing, of course). Not only will we polish up your pearly whites to a shiny gleam, but we can make sure there aren’t any hidden problems, and help ward off problems down the road. That’s why we offer oral cancer screening and fluoride therapy as well.
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  • Oral Cancer Screening

    According to research conducted by the American Cancer society, more than 30,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year. More than 7,000 of these cases result in the death of the patient. The good news is that oral cancer can easily be diagnosed with an annual oral cancer exam, and effectively treated when caught in its earliest stages.
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  • Emergency Dental Care

    Emergency Dentistry covers a wide range of unexpected dental mishaps. Parkview Dentistry is happy to offer 24 hour emergency dental care.

    Have you ever been on vacation and bit into a piece of bone or shell, chipping your tooth? Or perhaps, unfortunately, falling or having an accident that caused damage to your teeth or gums? Maybe one of your teeth just decided that this was the day to scream for care, causing your mouth to erupt in pain?

    Maybe your child lost footing on a skateboard? Dental care cannot always be scheduled months in advance. When you need a dentist fast – Call Parkview Dentistry.

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