General Dentistry Vienna, VA

Dr. Matthew Gerald is a general dentist who helps patients get the oral health care they need in Vienna. He provides preventative dental care with modern dental services. Routine visits and preventive dental treatments help patients better maintain their smiles. Dr. Gerald encourages his patients to visit his office for biannual visits, or every six months. During these visits, both Dr. Gerald and his team can keep track of the needs of their patients and catch growing dental problems.

General dentistry in Vienna, Virginia

General Dentistry in Vienna, VA

At our dental practice, preventive dental care goes beyond a teeth cleaning and exam. General dentistry helps prevent infections, tooth damage, and even missing teeth. Read about our many services below 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 easy to speak 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. We can address your dental emergency in our Vienna, Virginia office. If you have a sudden emergency, contact our office as soon as possible so we can get you in promptly.

Family Dentistry

Whether you require treatment for yourself or your child, we can help. We are able to treat patients of all ages under one roof at our family dental practice. Our dental team helps parents learn how to care for their child’s teeth. We provide pediatric services for children, cosmetic treatments for most ages, and restorative services for all 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. We can provide oral-conscious sedation or nitrous oxide, whether you are getting a routine treatment or many complex dental procedures.

Tooth Extractions

Your dentist may need to remove severely infected, impacted, or overcrowded teeth for the health of surrounding teeth. We offer simple and complex tooth extractions, as well as wisdom teeth removal. Although not all patients with wisdom teeth require extraction, many patients may find that they have impacted wisdom teeth. If you notice pain or swelling in your mouth, contact us for treatment. Our dentist can also replace extracted teeth with restorative dental services.

General Dental FAQs

Want to know more? Read the answers to some questions we hear 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 growing 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. Dentists craft ports mouthguards from thicker plastic that doesn’t hold up to grinding. Oral appliances for TMJ symptoms specifically prevent damage from teeth grinding.

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.