General Dentistry

Routine Cleanings & Dental Implants in Greenfield, IN

For a general dentistry that can treat the whole family, regardless of age, disability or extent of treatment required, choose Dr. Georgia Knotek DDS in Greenfield, IN. Proudly serving patients of Hancock County since 1991, we offer a wide range of services, from cosmetic dentistry to laser therapy and sleep apnea treatment. To maximize your oral health, we also provide the procedures below.

Adults with good dental health should schedule routine cleanings twice a year. If you have a history of dental problems, you should visit the dentist more often. During a routine cleaning, we will check your teeth for signs of decay and your gums for symptoms of periodontitis. In addition, we will teach you proper at-home oral care so you can be proactive about your dental health. We also perform a thorough oral cancer screen.

When a tooth is severely decayed or has suffered trauma beyond repair, extraction is the best option. Our gentle staff will work to make this procedure as stress-free and pain-free as possible. After the tooth is removed, we can replace it either with a partial denture or an implant, both of which will look like and function as a real tooth.

When a tooth has an extensive amount of decay, we can perform a root canal to remove the infected areas while maintaining the rest of the tooth. A root canal involves extracting the infected pulp of the tooth, sanitizing it to remove bacteria, refilling it and then sealing it with a crown or filling to restore strength.

Whether you need a full or partial set, at Dr. Georgia Knotek DDS, we can provide you with dentures that fit perfectly in your mouth and are comfortable and fully functional.

A dental implant is a replacement for a tooth. It not only improves the look of your smile, but it prevents the rest of your teeth from shifting, improves chewing and prevents bone deterioration in your jaw. Inserting an implant involves inserting a titanium screw into the gums to replace the root. After the screw has melded to the jaw bone, a post is placed on top of the screw to serve as the foundation for the tooth, and a crown is placed on top of the post to restore the tooth’s appearance and strength. An implant will act just as a real tooth and is fully functional.

During your routine cleaning, we will inspect your mouth for precancerous or cancerous symptoms, such as sores or discolorations. When oral cancer is caught early, the chances of being able to treat it are much higher.

For more information on our general services or on your financing options to fund your dental care, contact us today by calling 317-462-5181.