General Family Dentistry in Greensboro
Your Trusted Family Dentist
From teeth cleaning to oral cancer screening to wisdom teeth removal, Dr. Farless is a family dentist in Greensboro who makes every visit something to smile about. Prevention and early diagnosis are the keys to lasting oral health. With regular appointments at our trusted local dental clinic, you can look forward to a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Greensboro Family Dentistry Services
If you ever experience bleeding or receding gums, persistent bad breath, or loose teeth, you may already be suffering from the early stages of periodontal disease – a serious condition that affects half of all adults. While you may not experience any pain, this disease can lead to disastrous complications down the road, including tooth loss.
Help protect yourself from periodontal disease with the help of Dr. Farless and his family dentistry team. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above, contact the office for an evaluation as soon as possible. Even if you are showing the telltale signs of early periodontal disease, Dr. Farless can customize a treatment plan just for you to restore your oral health.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Still have your wisdom teeth? Most everyone requires that their wisdom teeth be extracted as a measure of preventative family dentistry at some time in life, and a number of painful problems can result due to their arrival. Dr. Farless utilizes the latest technology to quickly and efficiently complete this procedure with no discomfort and a full recovery in just a few days.
After administering a local or general anesthetic, Dr. Farless will gently open up the gum tissue over the tooth, remove any bone covering the tooth, separate any connective tissue, and remove the tooth itself. Stitches are sometimes necessary to close the wound. Dr. Farless will answer any questions you have, provide you with information about home care, and prescribe medication to manage pain, as necessary. Don’t wait for painful symptoms to develop. Call Dr. Farless, your local Greensboro family dentist, today to schedule your wisdom teeth evaluation.
There is no need to fear the root canal. You can feel comfortable and confident with Dr. Farless and his Greensboro family dentistry team.
A root canal is done to save a tooth when the pulp – the soft inner part of the tooth – is infected, decayed or injured.
Some dental patients are anxious when their family dentist says the words “root canal.” They anticipate the procedure will be painful, but this is inaccurate.
Having a root canal is not that much different than having a regular cavity filled. For those with a stronger fear of dental work, sedation dentistry is always an option.
After the procedure, you may notice some short-term redness, tenderness, and swelling. This is easily treated with over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen and acetaminophen.
In most cases, Dr. Farless will work to preserve your natural smile, but if injury or decay extensively damages a tooth, it is sometimes necessary to extract the troublesome tooth. If you require a tooth extraction, you can trust Dr. Farless and his team will make use of the latest technology and sedation techniques to ensure it is a painless process and minimize your recovery time. After the extraction, the dentist will discuss your treatment options for restoring your smile and getting you back on the path to optimal oral health.
If tooth decay is ruining your confident smile, trust the tried and true method to restore your oral health – a filling.
This most routine of family dentistry procedures can be completed quickly and painlessly by Dr. Farless. After removing the decayed portion of the tooth, he will fill the void with an inert material.
Stay healthy, have confidence and love your smile. It all starts here.
The first thing a family dentist needs to teach your children is the proper way to clean their teeth.
Your growing family also needs to know that visits to the dental office can be fun and pain-free.
You can trust Dr. Farless and his Greensboro dental team with your family’s smiles.
Oral Cancer Screening
Over 41,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, leading to 12,500 fatal cases. As your trusted dental provider, Dr. Farless is the only medical professional in a position to routinely evaluate your oral health and notice any signs of disease. Just as with other forms of cancer, the key to a successful outcome is early detection. Dr. Farless is committed to providing this potentially life-saving screening for you.
As your trusted family dental provider, Dr. Farless is the only medical professional in a position to routinely evaluate your oral health and notice any signs of disease. Just as with other forms of cancer, the key to a successful outcome is early detection. Dr. Farless is committed to providing this potentially life-saving screening for you.
Do you wake up with headaches, tooth pain, or a sore jaw?
Have you experienced unexplained damage to your teeth, such as chips, cracks, or breaks?
If so, you may be damaging your teeth by grinding or clenching them in your sleep without even realizing it.
This common habit can cause serious damage to your smile. To help protect your teeth from nighttime tooth grinding Greensboro family dentists like Dr. Farless recommend a nightguard. This custom-fit, removable appliance protects your teeth while you sleep, so you can rest easier. Ask Dr. Farless or his family dentistry team about having a nightguard custom designed especially for you.
An NTI is another solution to the pain and complications associated with nighttime tooth grinding. Also made from acrylics and hard plastics, an NTI differs from a nightguard, in that it only covers your anterior teeth. As an extra benefit beyond protection, the device may be able to help you break the habit of grinding altogether by teaching your muscles to relax. Talk to family dentistry team of Dr. Farless about whether an NTI could be the solution for you.
Enjoy sports and other activities with better peace of mind. Protect your smile with a custom-fitted mouthguard from Dr. Farless. According to the American Dental Association, a mouthguard is essential to protect a smile from the damage associated with contact sports.
It’s estimated that approximately 200,000 injuries are prevented each year with the use of mouthguards in high school and college football alone! The family dentistry team of Dr. Farless will custom design your mouthguard to be comfortable and tasteless. If you or your child requires a sports mouthguard, call Dr. Farless today.
Life can be unpredictable. We are here to help.
Our family dentistry practice is available to emergency dental visits. Simply call our Greensboro office the schedule.