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General Dentistry

At Midgette Dentistry, we specialize in providing top-quality general dental services for families in Richmond. At our practice, we believe that regular dental appointments are essential for maintaining good oral health. Our team of experienced dentists and dental professionals provides the best treatments and services to help you and your family maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.

Our general dental services include everything from cleanings and checkups to relief of tooth and jaw pain. We also offer preventative dentistry options, including oral cancer screenings, to help catch any issues in the early stages. At Midgette Dentistry, we are committed to making our services as convenient as possible for our patients, which is why we offer flexible scheduling options to fit your needs.

If you have a chipped tooth, it’s important to have it repaired by a professional dentist. At Midgette Dentistry, our team of general dental professionals is skilled in repairing chipped teeth.

Whether you’ve chipped your tooth due to a fall or while playing sports, our team can have it repaired quickly and efficiently. It’s important to address a chipped tooth as soon as possible to prevent further damage and the need for more serious treatments in the future.

At Midgette Dentistry, we offer both restorative and cosmetic dental services, so we can repair your chipped tooth and ensure it blends in naturally with the rest of your teeth. Our goal is to help our patients feel confident and able to smile freely without feeling self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth.

If you have a chipped tooth, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment with Drs. Midgette or Patel. Our team will assess the damage and provide the necessary treatment to restore your tooth to its original condition.

Don’t let a chipped tooth damage your oral health and confidence. Contact Midgette Dentistry today for chipped tooth repair.

At Midgette Dentistry, we believe that regular dental cleanings and checkups are  the key to maintaining good oral health and avoiding more invasive dental treatments. Our team of professionals is committed to providing comprehensive dental exams using advanced techniques and technologies to ensure that any underlying issues are detected and addressed.

During your visit, your dental hygienist will provide you with a full checkup and create an oral hygiene and care plan to help prevent decay and address cavities before more serious issues have time to develop. By scheduling regular checkups, we can help you avoid more expensive treatments due to delayed detection.

Comprehensive dental exams are an important part of a commitment to dental excellence and can also help you save on your dental treatments. They are especially important for families, as many dental issues experienced by children may not show symptoms until the child is in extreme pain.

For the best results, we recommend scheduling a comprehensive exam that includes dental cleanings, checkups, and a focused oral health plan.

Contact Midgette Dentistry today to learn more about our comprehensive dental exams and how we can improve the oral health of you and your family.

Teeth grinding, also known as Bruxism, is a common condition that can cause significant damage to teeth if left untreated. While many people grind their teeth while they sleep and may not even be aware they are doing it, the effects of grinding can be serious. Worn-down, cracked, or broken teeth are just some of the potential consequences of Bruxism.

Causes of Grinding or Clenching Teeth

There are both physical and psychological causes of teeth grinding. Physical causes can include an abnormal bite, irregularly shaped teeth, or a crowded mouth. In these cases, a custom night guard can help protect teeth from grinding, but it’s important to address the underlying cause of the issue in order to eliminate the problem completely.

Psychological causes of teeth grinding can include anxiety, stress, and sleep apnea. If we suspect a psychological contributor to your teeth grinding, we can refer you to a qualified medical professional for additional treatment.

While some pharmacies can provide over-the-counter night guards, they are “one size fits all” and may cause issues for the wearer. At Midgette Dentistry, we offer custom nightguards as part of our services to help our patients protect their teeth and maintain good oral health. Because they are created from a mold of your own teeth, they will fit comfortably and not impede your ability to sleep.

Don’t let teeth grinding destroy your smile. Contact Midgette Dentistry today to schedule a consultation and get the expert care you need to protect your teeth and address the underlying cause of your grinding or clenching.

Dental bonding is a process that involves the use of resin material to restore the appearance of damaged or discolored teeth. Our skilled dentists use a resin that is carefully matched to your natural tooth color to give you a beautiful, healthy smile. Dental bonding can be used for a variety of purposes, including repairing cracks, closing gaps, and reshaping teeth. It’s a simple and relatively quick procedure that can often be completed in a single appointment.

One of the major benefits of dental bonding is the dramatic improvement it can make to the appearance of your smile. If you have damaged or discolored teeth that make you feel self-conscious or prevent you from feeling confident in social situations, dental bonding can be a life-changing treatment. At Midgette Dentistry, we have decades of experience in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve their dream smiles.

If you are interested in exploring whether dental bonding is a suitable option for you, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team will be happy to assess your needs and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. Dental bonding is a simple and affordable treatment that can have a huge impact on your self-confidence and overall quality of life.

At Midgette Dentistry, we offer dental crowns as a solution for damaged or decayed teeth. A dental crown is a protective cover that’s placed over a damaged tooth to restore its function and strength. Not only do dental crowns protect damaged teeth, but they can also be used to anchor dental bridges and improve the appearance of damaged or discolored teeth.

Dr. Midgette will carefully assess your needs and determine if crowns are the best treatment option for you. If you are a good candidate for crowns, we will schedule an appointment for you to have the treatment performed. With dental crowns, you can enjoy a stronger, healthier smile that allows you to eat and smile with confidence. Don’t let damaged or decayed teeth hold you back—contact us today to learn more about dental crowns and how they can improve your oral health.

Dental care is not always available when it is most needed—in an emergency. Dr. Midgette does not expect patients to suffer in silence until an appointment becomes available.

While we have a very busy practice, we always strive to provide emergency dentistry to our patients. As part of that commitment, we encourage patients to contact us in times of crisis to find out if we can see them on short notice.

When you come to Midgette Dentistry with an emergency, you will not be treated any differently than you would if it was a scheduled appointment. Our main objective is to provide you with only the highest level of dental care available in Richmond, VA. We will guide you through each stage of the process, from your first contact, until you leave the dentist’s chair.

Oral cancer screenings are an important part of our practice. We value our patients and their families, so we want to make sure you stay healthy for many years to come. One of the best ways we can achieve this goal is through an oral cancer screening as part of our services.

Oral cancers are common killers. However, when detected early, survival rates among oral cancer sufferers increase significantly. The high mortality rate associated with oral cancers is due to symptoms going undetected or unrecognized. By the time the sufferer realizes there’s an issue, it’s often too late for treatment to have a life-saving effect. Through our comprehensive dental exams, we screen for oral cancers to help give our patients the earliest possible warning, so they can get the treatment they need.

Identify Mouth Cancer Early

Mouth and throat cancer screening is not standard practice in every dental practice. However, Dr. Midgette wants to give our patients the best chance of recovery. We carry out an oral cancer screening in a manner that provides our patients with time to seek treatment. For treatment to save lives, early detection is a crucial factor. We aim to provide oral cancer screenings based on a timeline which allows us to identify mouth cancer at the earliest stage possible.

Symptoms of mouth cancer often present similar to otherwise benign conditions, such as what appear to be mouth ulcers or a slight discoloring of tissues. Unless the sufferer is particularly concerned about seemingly harmless oral abnormalities, he or she is not likely to consider visiting the dentist. That is why it is our job to make oral cancer screening a normal part of our checkup process.

If you would like to know more about the symptoms and causes of oral cancers, or would like to book a screening, please do not delay contacting our dental team.

A single screening could end up saving your life.

As a family focused dentist, we are always glad to welcome more kids to our practice. Many of our younger patients are now grown, so Midgette Dentistry looks forward to helping a whole new generation achieve better oral health with pediatric dentistry.

Our friendly team knows how to keep children happy during dental visits, so going to the dentist is a positive and beneficial experience. As a result, your kids will experience healthy teeth and gums throughout their lifetime. A large part of our focus for our younger patients is educating them on beneficial dental and oral hygiene habits.

To make your job as a parent easier, we are committed to convenient family scheduling. You can book your appointments in blocks, making visiting the dentist a shared family affair.

We Love Your Kids!

Did we mention that we love kids? We get to see entire generations growing up in our practice, enjoying great oral health along the way. While our team is made up of expert dental professionals, we are still just kids at heart. At Midgette Dentistry, dental education happens through fun and play. We will always send your kids home with new fun facts which use creative ways to help them understand the importance of looking after their teeth.

When you see our dentists’ unique way of making kids feel at ease when in the dentist’s chair, you will know you have made the right choice in us as your provider. Midgette Dentistry has decades of experience in successfully helping families achieve great oral health.

Root canal therapy is a common and effective treatment for infected teeth, and it’s performed regularly by Dr. Midgette. This procedure is necessary when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected, as this type of infection is unlikely to clear on its own.

While there may be a perception that root canal therapy is painful, this is not the case. In fact, the recovery time for this procedure is typically short, and it provides relief from the pain associated with an infected tooth. Without root canal therapy, the infection may spread and potentially lead to the loss of the tooth or infections in other teeth and gums.

If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain, don’t suffer in silence. Contact Midgette Dentistry to learn more about how root canal therapy can help you. Our experienced team can provide you with this treatment and help you find relief from infection and pain.

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the throat narrows during sleep, causing disruptions in breathing and a range of symptoms including loud snoring, teeth grinding, and choking. In severe cases, sufferers may even stop breathing for a few seconds at a time throughout the night.

At Midgette Dentistry, we are well-equipped to diagnose and recommend treatment for sleep apnea. One of the main treatments we offer is the use of anti-snoring or breathing aid devices, which can help regulate normal breathing patterns and eliminate the mechanisms that cause snoring.

Before recommending treatment, we will conduct a comprehensive exam to determine the root cause of any sleep-related issues. This may include a review of your diet and any abnormalities in your throat or mouth that may be contributing to your sleep apnea. In addition to the use of anti-snoring devices, we may also recommend changes to your diet and, in some cases, surgery to repair any abnormalities.

If you are experiencing loud snoring, teeth grinding, or other symptoms of sleep apnea, don’t hesitate to contact Midgette Dentistry. We are committed to helping you and your partner get a peaceful night’s sleep and eliminate the frustrating and potentially dangerous symptoms of sleep apnea.

Do you suffer from pain in your jaw or face? This could be a sign of a TMJ/TMD condition, which is caused by problems with the muscles or joints of the jaw. This can make eating and speaking difficult and may be caused by muscle weakness, a misaligned jaw, or teeth grinding during sleep.

At our general dentistry practice, we offer comprehensive exams to determine the cause of your TMJ/TMD condition and develop a treatment plan. This may include exercises to strengthen the jaw or, in severe cases, surgery to correct jaw alignment. With our advanced scanning technology, Dr. Midgette can provide precise imaging of your muscles and jaw to determine the best course of action for your TMJ treatment.

If you’re experiencing jaw or facial pain, don’t wait for it to get worse. Contact our office in Richmond, VA, today to schedule an appointment and get relief from your discomfort. Our team has the tools and experience to provide you with the best possible treatment.

Tooth and jaw pain can be debilitating and interfere with your daily activities, such as eating, speaking, and concentrating. While temporary tooth pain may resolve on its own, it can also be a sign of a more serious issue. At our general dental practice, we offer comprehensive exams to identify the cause of your tooth or jaw pain and provide effective treatment options. Even small cavities can lead to tooth pain and ignoring the issue can lead to worsening pain.

Jaw pain, while less common than tooth pain, can also affect your ability to eat, drink, or speak normally. Our dentists have over 35 years of experience and specialization in tooth and jaw pain, so you can trust that we will accurately diagnose the root cause of your pain and provide appropriate treatment. Don’t suffer from constant jaw pain any longer—contact our practice today to schedule an appointment and find relief.

At Midgette Dentistry, we understand the importance of proper oral health and that sometimes tooth extractions may be necessary. Our team of experienced general dentists will conduct a full assessment of your damaged tooth and discuss the various options available to you, including the possibility of saving the tooth through dental restorative techniques.

However, if extraction is deemed the best option, we ensure that you fully understand the implications and any necessary restorative treatments.

Common reasons for tooth extractions include severely damaged or decayed teeth, teeth that are blocking new teeth from coming through, and bone damage resulting from advanced gum disease.

In addition to performing tooth extractions, we also offer wisdom tooth removals for patients whose wisdom teeth can be easily removed. For more complex wisdom tooth cases, we may need to refer you to a specialist for surgery.

At Midgette Dentistry, we use state-of-the-art scanning tools to determine the best treatment plan for each patient. During your initial comprehensive exam, we will assess your needs and determine the best extraction options for you.

Trust in our team of experts for all your wisdom tooth removal and general dentistry needs.

We believe that forming close relationships with our patients is essential to helping them achieve their best smiles. We are proud to have many patients who have been with us for decades and strive to build a bond of trust with each of our patients.

If you’re looking for a dental practice you can trust for all your general dental needs, look no further than Midgette Dentistry. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and join our dental family.

To arrange an appointment at Midgette Dentistry in Richmond, contact our office today at (804) 272-2010. Our scheduling system is family friendly, so we are sure we can fit you in at the most convenient time for you.

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“Staff very pleasant. Hardly any wait time once you arrive. Can normally get me in within 1-2 days with an emergency. This review is still true… called on Mon, had an appt on Wed❤️❤️”

Sylvia Green

“A very friendly Dental practice & one where anyone of any age will feel comfortable in knowing that the staff is caring, compassionate, and professional. The level of care you receive here is second to none.”

William Grigg

“Really amazed at the process you used to ensure the positive outcome of the procedure of aligning my teeth! Dental work has progressed so much that I kept my mouth open in awe!
Good for getting the job done!”

Mary Vest

“I had my first appointment here today. It was wonderful. The whole team is very compassionate and actually explains everything and listens intently to your concerns. Will definitely use them as my new dentist. Loved it.”

Katherine Stott

“Wonderful family practice! They schedule my appointments so I can go with all my kids (5) at one time. Also had a great experience re-surfacing my front teeth and they’ve never been whiter!”

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