General Dentistry

Hubbard Dental Is The Premier General Dentist in Pinehurst, NC

Hubbard Dental is a Southern Pines-based dental office providing exceptional cosmetic and family dentistry. Our friendly dentists pair cutting-edge technology with gentle techniques to protect, maintain, and beautify your smile. Call us at 910-695-3050 to book your appointment today for general dentistry in Pinehurst, NC.

Hubbard Dental knows how daunting a dental appointment can be, even a routine cleaning. So, we’ve created a beautifully appointed, spa-like dental office that will immediately put you at ease. Whatever treatment you’re receiving, you will leave our office with a brighter, healthier smile.

Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleaning is a cornerstone of dental health. However, even if you regularly brush and floss your teeth, your toothbrush and floss cannot remove all plaque build-up. Therefore, we recommend getting a dental cleaning twice each year to optimize your oral health.

Our office’s cleaning techniques not only freshen your smile but also safeguard your teeth against future decay. We utilize manual and ultrasonic tools to rid your mouth of all plaque and tartar build-up.

Patient education is also a foundational part of our practice. After each cleaning, we thoroughly educate our patients on preventative dental care, including:

  • Daily cleaning and flossing routine
  • An optimal diet to reduce plaque and prevent cavities.
  • The symptoms of cavities, gum disease, and other ailments.
  • Recommended toothbrushes, flosses, and mouthwashes.
  • Effective brushing and flossing techniques.

Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning is a specialized form of dental cleaning for patients with gum disease. Gum disease is a severe bacterial infection of the gums that is easily preventable through regular cleanings. However, if left untreated, it can lead to bone loss, jaw pain, and even tooth loss.

The primary symptoms of gum disease are:

  • Gum tenderness and inflammation
  • Bleeding of the gums
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth

We employ manual and ultrasonic instruments to clean the teeth below the gum line during a deep cleaning. Since deep cleaning is a more invasive procedure, we supply numbing gels and offer multiple sedation options.

Fillings

Tooth decay can spread inside a tooth, causing throbbing pain and sensitivity. This condition is also known as a cavity. “Filling” the affected tooth with artificial material resolves a cavity.

First, we remove the decay inside the affected tooth. We then fill the gap in the tooth with material such as gold or porcelain that strengthens it and prevents further tooth decay.

We perform cavity fillings every day in our office as part of our regular general dentistry in Pinehurst, NC. If you need a filling, we will make you as comfortable as possible before the procedure. We administer laughing gas and thoroughly numb the cavity area to facilitate fillings.

X-rays

We rely heavily on dental X-rays for diagnosing tooth decay and performing preventative dental care. X-ray screenings use low amounts of radiation for scanning the bones and other tissues. They are minimally invasive yet give detailed images of the teeth and gums we can’t see with the naked eye.

Fortunately, X-rays can show cavities, gum disease, and other harmful conditions in their earliest stages. As a result, this imaging tool helps us prevent these conditions before they worsen. Therefore, we include X-ray screenings as part of routine check-ups.

Tooth Extractions

Occasionally, a tooth becomes damaged beyond repair, leaving removal the only option. Fortunately, Hubbard Dental practitioners expertly perform tooth extractions with minimal pain or discomfort. As a result, we can carefully remove the affected tooth in only a few minutes.

We provide a variety of replacement options for the extracted tooth within a range of price points. These replacements include but are not limited to:

  • Dental implant: a metal structure that replaces the tooth roots
  • Denture: an artificial tooth that can be removable or permanently affixed to an implant
  • Bridge: a false tooth consisting of crowns that keep the tooth in place

Nightguards

Do you grind your teeth when you sleep? You may have TMJ or temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Teeth grinding not only erodes the teeth but can also lead to painful symptoms such as jaw pain, headaches, and tinnitus (ringing in your ears).

We take a detailed impression of your teeth to design a custom nightguard you can comfortably wear at night to treat TMJ. Nightguards prevent additional damage to teeth while stabilizing the jaw, preventing TMJ symptoms.

Hubbard Dentistry is a state-of-the-art, female-owned practice offering holistic general dentistry in Pinehurst, NC. Call us at 910-695-3050 to book an appointment and see what we can do for your smile and health.