Dr. Matthew Gerald is dedicated to making sure each and every dental patient receives high-quality professional care in his office. He ensures that he understands the dental history, oral health goals, and current needs of his patients. Knowing the needs of his patients allows him to provide high-quality care. Dr. Gerald creates custom treatments that are tailored to each patient and their current concerns.
Do you want to know more about our dental practice and the services we offer to our patients? Read patient information for our Vienna, VA dental office below. Let our team know if you have any questions or concerns.
Your First Dental Visit: What to Expect
At your first visit, be sure to bring your:
- Photo ID
- Dental insurance card
- Preferred payment method
- Dental records from previous practices
During your dental exam, one of our dental hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums, removing plaque and debris from the gum line. We will also evaluate your oral health for signs of infection. If we find any developing dental concerns, our team will create a treatment plan for you. You may also ask any of your questions to Dr. Gerald or tell him about any current oral health issues you have.
We understand that visiting the dentist can be anxiety-inducing for some patients. If you or a loved one suffer from dental anxiety or a fear of the dentist, call our Vienna dental office. Our compassionate team of dentists and friendly office staff can accommodate your needs. We also offer local anesthetic and dental sedation to calm and relax patients during both routine checkups and dental procedures.
Common Dental FAQs
Our patients may have multiple questions about our office and dentistry in general. Learn the answers to these common questions below:
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, Dr. Gerald and his team are always welcoming new patients to his dental office. You may schedule a dental appointment with our team on our website or call our office at (703) 721-4796. We also welcome any questions or concerns you may have about your next visit.
How often should I visit the dentist?
Patients should visit the dentist biannually or every six months. If you require more frequent visits or follow-up appointments, our team will recommend a schedule for you that fits your needs. Patients who are at risk of developing cavities or gum disease are encouraged to visit our office more frequently so we can closely keep track of their health.
What do I do if I have a dental emergency?
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact our office as soon as possible. Some of the most common dental emergencies that we treat include excessive bleeding, tooth loss, dental pain, or lost and broken dental restorations. We can treat your emergency and prevent further damage or even loss.
Are you a family dentist?
Yes, Dr. Gerald and his team see patients of all ages. Our pediatric dental services help parents of younger patients understand how to care for their child’s teeth. We also provide a full range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dental services for older children and adult patients. Our goal is to create a warm and comforting environment so patients feel confident in our care.
What are the most common dental problems that you treat?
Common dental issues that we treat include toothaches, tooth damage, discolored teeth, missing or lost teeth, and cavities. We can also examine patients and refer them to local oral surgeons or specialists if they require care for severe dental problems.
Request a Dental Appointment
Dr. Gerald serves patients from Oakton, Falls Church, Vienna, Fairfax, and Northern Virginia. Call his office today at (703) 721-4796 or schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Gerald on our website. Feel free to contact our office if you have any remaining questions about our services or your current dental concerns. We will be happy to assist you.