General Dentistry in Riverbank, CA


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Your smile is one of your greatest assets. At Bell Family Dentistry in Riverbank, CA, we understand how important it is to have healthy teeth and gums so you can smile confidently every day. We get to know each patient personally and tailor our care to meet your unique dental needs, goals, and budget. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Brent Bell, and his friendly team use the latest technology and techniques to provide the most advanced general dentistry for the whole family.

Whether you need a routine cleaning, toothache relief, or a smile makeover, we are here to listen, explain your options, and deliver comfortable, compassionate care. Our patients appreciate our gentle touch, attention to detail, and dedication to their overall health and well-being. We would love to be your trusted dental home; give us a call at (209) 869-4505.

Dental Cleaning

Regular dental cleanings and exams are essential to maintaining good oral health. Dr. Bell and his team at Bell Family Dentistry in Riverbank, CA, provide professional dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

During your cleaning appointment, Dr. Bell will do a comprehensive exam for cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Your teeth will be cleaned above and below the gumline using specialized tools to remove built-up plaque and tartar. A polished cleaning leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean.

Dr. Bell recommends most patients have a dental cleaning and exam every six months. However, some patients are at a higher risk for oral health issues and may need more frequent visits. Maintaining regular six-month dental cleanings is the key to preventing more serious and costly dental work down the road.

Emergency Exams

Dental emergencies can happen unexpectedly at any time. Prompt treatment is essential if you crack a tooth, have a painful toothache, or injure your mouth. Bell Family Dentistry provides emergency dental exams in Riverbank, CA, during regular office hours and after hours as needed.

Some common dental emergencies Dr. Bell treats include:

  • Toothaches
  • Abscesses
  • Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Knocked out teeth
  • Gum inflammation

During your emergency exam, Dr. Bell will determine the cause of your dental issue and recommend appropriate treatment options to relieve pain and repair any damage. This may involve procedures like root canals, tooth extractions, crowns, or bridges.

Don’t delay in seeking emergency dental care in Riverbank. Dr. Bell can treat your emergency quickly to prevent additional dental health complications. Call Bell Family Dentistry to schedule an emergency exam.

Tooth Extractions

Sometimes badly damaged, decayed, or problematic tooth needs to be removed. Dr. Bell performs tooth extractions when teeth can’t be saved through other restorative treatments.

Some reasons tooth extraction may be necessary:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Broken or fractured teeth
  • Teeth impacted in the gums
  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Before orthodontic treatment

Dr. Bell will give you a local anesthetic before the extraction to keep you comfortable. For less complicated extractions, he can remove the tooth immediately. More complex cases may involve surgically removing bone and gum tissue before the tooth is removed.

After a tooth extraction, Dr. Bell will explain proper aftercare to control bleeding and promote healing. He may recommend replacing the extracted tooth with a dental implant, bridge, or partial denture.

Mouth Guards & Night Guards

Custom mouthguards and night guards protect your smile while you sleep and play. Dr. Bell offers personalized mouthguards for:

  • Nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Sports protection
  • TMJ/TMD prevention

Impressions and bite registrations are taken to create comfortable, precision mouthguards and night guards tailored to your unique dental anatomy. Made from durable dental materials, they resist tears and damage.

Mouth guards buffer blows to teeth during contact sports like football, basketball, or boxing. Night guards prevent tooth wear from involuntary teeth clenching and grinding while you sleep. And TMJ guards can relieve jaw pain by absorbing harmful forces.

Get custom-crafted mouthguards and nightguards from dental professionals at Bell Family Dentistry. They’re more accurate and last longer than generic drugstore varieties.

Periodontal Treatment

Advanced gum disease (periodontitis) damages gums and destroys the bone that supports your teeth. Dr. Bell provides specialized periodontal treatment to manage periodontitis and prevent tooth loss.

Treatments for periodontal disease may involve:

  • Deep cleanings below the gum line
  • Antimicrobials or antibiotics
  • Flap surgery to clean roots
  • Bone and tissue grafts
  • Extractions of hopeless teeth
  • Regular periodontal maintenance

The key is starting periodontal therapy as early as possible before extensive damage occurs. Dr. Bell will monitor your condition closely and customize ongoing treatment to manage infection and regenerate lost bone. With proper periodontal treatment, even patients with severe gum disease can improve their oral health and retain teeth.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth often become impacted, leading to pain, swelling, and dental problems. Dr. Bell is an experienced oral surgeon performing wisdom tooth extractions.

Impacted wisdom teeth should be removed to avoid complications like:

  • Crowding adjacent teeth
  • Cysts around the tooth roots
  • Damage to molars next to them
  • Decay from trapped bacteria

Dr. Bell uses advanced 3D imaging to assess your wisdom teeth and plan the safest extraction method. He pays close attention to protecting nearby tooth roots.

Wisdom tooth removal is done comfortably under IV sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Bell will give you complete post-op instructions for smooth healing after surgery.

Riverbank residents rely on the expertise of Dr. Bell and his exceptional dental team for skilled wisdom tooth extractions.

Quality Dental Care for the Whole Family

Your dentist needs to take the time to listen and provide gentle, personalized care for the whole family. Our office feels like home the moment you walk through the door. Dr. Bell has been providing quality general dentistry to the Riverbank community and the surrounding towns of Escalon, Oakdale, and Modesto. His experience, patience, and advanced training ensure you receive the highest standard of dental care.

If you're looking for a dentist you can trust to treat you like family, call Bell Family Dentistry at (209) 869-4505 and schedule an appointment today. We can't wait to welcome you with a smile!