General Dentistry

General dentistry is the foundational care that keeps you and your family's smiles healthy and looking great throughout your lifetimes. No matter what your age is or what condition your smile is in, we warmly welcome you! At Topeka Dentistry, our friendly dental team invites patients of all ages to become regular patients in our practice.

Our general dentistry services include:

  • Dental cleanings and exams
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental sealants
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Dental crowns and bridges 
  • Dental implants
  • Tooth extractions
  • Invisible braces
  • Root canal therapy

Preventive Dentistry

Your regular preventative dental checkups are a minimal investment that saves you significant time and money in the long run—along with going a long way to preventing many dental emergencies. 

At our Topeka dental office, catching issues early before they develop into expensive (and painful) problems is part of our dedication to our patients. We make these dental visits stress-free and entertaining with friendly conversation. One of our goals is to build long-term patient relationships. We want to grow with you and your family in order to get to know you and your oral health needs.

Dr. Carrie Peterson and Dr. Ben Rutherford provide much more than a basic checkup—your oral health and well-being are too important to be determined in a quick two-minute dental exam. We are happy to take the time to help you understand your needs, to answer your questions, and to offer all the options that are available to you. 

Part of the benefit of developing a trusting relationship is that you are more likely to bring up concerns, pains, and issues when you feel like you're talking to an old friend—which you are!

During your dental checkups we will:

  • Conduct an oral cancer screening
  • Measure your gum line and determine periodontal health
  • Take digital x-rays 
  • Check dental crowns and bridges
  • Check to determine if dental fillings are loose or breaking down
  • Check jaw joint health and bite
  • Check for bruxism (teeth clenching and grinding)

Do you have debilitating migraines that you suffer quietly from? Does your jaw click when you open it to chew or yawn? You might be surprised to learn that your dentists can provide a diagnosis and fast relief. Our dentistry goes beyond the teeth and gums to also care for your jaw and sleep health too!

Why Are Dental Cleanings So Important?

If you do a great job of brushing and flossing every day, you may wonder why you should have regular teeth cleanings. After all, your smile looks healthy and feels good, so why take the time out to visit your dentist? At Topeka Dentistry, we know many dental problems are not visible to the naked eye, and only your dentist or hygienist can remove plaque that has hardened into tartar or calculus.

Gentle dental cleanings help prevent gum disease, tooth decay, bad breath, and other oral health issues. Regular dental care can also reduce the risk of several other serious health conditions, including high blood pressure and diabetes.

Call to Schedule Your Next Appointment

Has it been over six months since your last dental visit? We're here to help you get back on track!

We love getting to know all our patients and hope you enjoy our family-friendly and a laid-back dental office. Keeping your smile healthy should never be a chore, so we make each dental visit enjoyable and easy. Call us at (785) 266-9100 today to book an appointment.