Dentist Vienna VA

Dr. Matthew Gerald is a general dentist who helps patients get the oral health care they need. He also offers preventative dental care by utilizing his general dental services. Attending routine appointments and receiving general dental treatments helps patients better maintain their smiles. Dr. Gerald encourages his patients to visit his office for biannual visits, or appointments every six months. During these visits, both Dr. Gerald and his team can keep track of the needs of their patients and catch developing dental problems.

General Dentist in Vienna, Virginia

General Dentistry in Vienna, VA

As a dental service, general dentistry helps prevent infections, tooth damage, and even missing teeth. Read on to learn more:

Custom Sports Mouthguards

If you or your child play contact sports like lacrosse, hockey, football, or basketball, you need a custom mouthguard. Professional sports mouthguards conform to the teeth and make it simpler to communicate and play without distractions. Patients can prevent tooth damage or loss when they wear a professional sports mouthguard.

Emergency Dentistry

Severe tooth pain, lost teeth, excessive bleeding, and broken dental restorations are some of the most common dental emergencies that we treat in our Vienna, Virginia office. If you have a sudden emergency, contact our office as soon as possible so we can get you the care that you need.

Family Dentistry

Whether you require treatment for yourself or your child, we can help. As a family dental practice, we are able to treat patients of all ages under one roof. Our compassionate dental team helps parents learn how to care for their child’s teeth. We not only provide pediatric services but also have other restorative and cosmetic treatments for older patients.

Dental Sedation

Do you or a loved one have dental fear or anxiety? Have you avoided visiting the dentist out of nervousness? Dr. Gerald provides dental sedation for pain-free and relaxing office visits. Sedation dentistry may be used for routine to complex procedures

Tooth Extractions

Severely infected, impacted, or overcrowded teeth may need to be removed for the health of surrounding teeth. We offer simple and complex tooth extractions and can replace extracted teeth if they were removed due to damage or infection. Although not all patients with wisdom teeth require extraction, many patients may find that their wisdom teeth become impacted. If you ever notice pain or swelling in your mouth, contact us for care.

General Dental FAQs

Want to know more about general dentistry? Read the answers to frequently asked questions about this type of care below:

How often should I visit the dentist?

Patients should visit the dentist biannually or every six months. At routine visits, we thoroughly examine the teeth and gums to take note of any developing dental concerns. Our team also removes plaque and harmful bacteria from the mouth. If you are more at risk of developing oral health problems, we recommend that you visit our office more frequently.

When should I bring my child to their first dental visit?

We recommend that parents bring their children to the dentist about six months after their first tooth erupts. At your child’s first visit our team will be able to answer your questions about caring for their teeth and gums. We will also clean and examine their teeth and gums.

Can sports mouthguards treat TMJ?

No, we do not recommend that patients use sports mouthguards to treat jaw pain or teeth clenching and grinding. Sports mouthguards are crafted from thicker plastic than oral appliances typically worn at night to stop TMJ symptoms.

Schedule a Dental Consultation

Are you looking for a new general dentist? Contact Dr. Gerald’s Vienna dental office today at (703) 721-4796. You can also request a dental appointment with us on our website. Dr. Gerald serves patients from Falls Church, Fairfax, Oakton, and Northern Virginia.