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Routine Dental Visits Can Catch Cavities Early Marietta, GA

Routine Dental Visits Can Catch Cavities Early

Marietta GA Laser Cavity Detection

In an ideal world, we’d be able to prevent cavities altogether. However, even patients who follow five-star oral hygiene and never skip their dental visit can suffer from tooth decay. But the next best thing to preventing a cavity is to be able to detect it early. Early cavity detection allows for the most conservative treatment possible. In fact, you may even qualify for “no drill” dental restorations, which are offered at our Marietta office.

How Do We Detect Cavities Early?

At its beginning stages, a cavity is too small to detect with the naked eye. In fact, many cavities begin on the softer inside of the tooth. This is due to the growing use of fluoride, which works to harden the outer enamel of your teeth and resist decay. Therefore, in order to detect an early cavity on the inside of a tooth, advanced technology must be used. At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we’ve invested in laser cavity detection, a revolutionary technology that can successfully reveal early tooth decay when it is otherwise undetectable. Don’t worry; the use of laser cavity detection is painless and requires just seconds or minutes within your routine dental exam.

Remember that the dangers of leaving a cavity untreated is progressive damage to the entire tooth and possibly neighboring teeth. Instead of a no-drill restoration or simple dental filling, you may need a root canal and full custom crown for the affected tooth.

Is it time for your next dental visit? Don’t skip it. We may be able to detect and remedy a tiny cavity that you cannot see or feel. Call Gilreath Family Dentistry today to learn more about our non-invasive, state-of-the-art technology for detecting tooth decay.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

Call to Schedule an Appointment:
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