Family Dentistry for Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Family Dentistry Services
We Care for Smiles. Not Just Teeth!
Dr. Giesy and his dedicated team of dental experts offer family dentistry in Tacoma, WA that’s a fun and easy experience for the entire family. By using gentle techniques, combining multiple family visits in one, and flexible scheduling, we give both busy parents and the little guys the dental care they need!
From the first visit to your scheduled check-ups and cleaning appointments, our proactive and collaborative approach ensures your children never develop a fear of the dentist.
Explore our Family Dentistry Services in Tacoma
Our family-oriented, fun-spirited office environment serves patients of all ages! We help both parents and children with the dental care all “little guys” require! From their first visit to their scheduled cleaning appointments, Dr. Giesy is gentle when caring for your children’s dental needs.
Dr. Giesy creates an enjoyable and relaxing environment for all of his young patients, making sure they never have dental fear and can enjoy long-lasting, healthy smiles!
We treat dental health very seriously, placing significant importance on preventative dental treatments. We offer sealant options for patients of all ages, giving peace of mind and healthy smiles.
Sealant materials are placed in the pits and fissures or chewing surfaces of primary or permanent molars and premolars in the back of the mouth, preventing bacteria from causing cavities.
Root Canal Treatment
As a Tacoma general dentist, Dr. Giesy makes every effort to ensure root canal treatments are quick and pain-free.
When deemed necessary, a root canal can help save your natural tooth and can deliver relief from pain and sensitivity. Depending on your specific needs, root canal therapy can be completed in one or two visits.
Pinhole Periodontal Procedure
Are you suffering from gum recession but overwhelmed by the idea of surgical gum grafting? Our expert dental team has a solution for you and your family!
The Pinhole Periodontal Procedure is minimally invasive and successful in reversing gum recession without the need for sutures or grafting. Unlike traditional techniques, we can treat the whole mouth in one visit and with less pain.
After a tooth extraction, it is common for the jaw bone that supported the tooth to disappear. This can eventually cause gaps to form between teeth and misalignment of your smile.
Socket preservation involves placing a bone graft into the small hole where your tooth was. This can make dental implant placement less complicated if required in the future, maintain the look of your smile, and even prevent painful dry socket.
A solid dental hygiene routine ensures your teeth last a lifetime. Proper care of your family’s teeth and gums can improve total body health and increase self-esteem.
Regularly visiting your Tacoma team in family dentistry is worth all the effort. Your hygiene appointment will include an oral cancer screening, periodontal (gum) assessment, and deep cleaning using the latest technology.
A primary purpose of your regular dental cleaning is to remove dental plaque on your teeth that causes gum disease. This scaling, or deep cleaning, is traditionally achieved with hand-held tools used by your hygienist.
Ultrasonic cleaning uses vibration energy to remove plaque and kill the bacteria on your teeth. The procedure is more comfortable for you, requires less time than traditional scaling, and is more efficient in removing plaque from smaller, hard-to-reach areas.
VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening
Even young adults are at risk for developing oral cancer. It is particularly deadly if not detected in its early stages. The good news is that your dentist can quickly recognize the symptoms. Dr. Giesy makes oral cancer screening a part of your regular checkup using VELscope® technology.
VELscope® is a screening system that allows your dentist to identify abnormal tissue using fluorescent light technology. It is a safe, painless, and non-invasive way to diagnose early signs of oral cancer and help save lives!
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is a common oral condition effecting over 75% of adults. If left untreated, gum disease can cause rapid tooth decay and premature tooth loss, not to mention more serious health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Common symptoms may include reddish or swollen gums, bleeding gums, loose teeth, bad breath, and a receding gum line.
Your expert in Tacoma family dentistry can treat gum disease using scaling or root planning, additional yearly cleanings, and advice on a particular at-home dental hygiene routine.