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Shepherdsville Preventive Dentistry

Dr. Carroll working with patient Preventive care is a powerful and essential tool for maintaining a healthy smile, and Dr. Patrick Carroll and Dr. Deborah Shoemaker strongly believe in it here in Shepherdsville. Our team recommends that patients of all ages visit us once every six months for a full checkup and professional cleaning. During the checkup, we will thoroughly review your teeth and gums for any sign of decay, injury, or bite problems. When these issues are caught and treated early on, it can save you from experiencing major damage down the road that requires expensive, in-depth treatment.

At Exceptional Dentistry, our commitment to performing personalized, cutting-edge dental care is what keeps people coming back. We look forward to helping you and your loved ones enjoy excellent oral health and beauty for many years to come.

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Dental Checkups & Cleanings

During your regular appointments, our team will start by cleaning your teeth and gums with specialized tools. Professional hygiene is important because it allows us to target any difficult spots in your smile that simply can’t be reached at home. Your smile will feel very refreshed afterwards!

Then, one of our doctors will perform a thorough examination, checking for tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other common issues. Once we understand your current state of oral health, we can formulate the ideal treatment plan for your needs and goals.

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Children’s Dentistry

Our practice is open to patients of all ages, including the youngest members of your family! When you bring in your son or daughter for a checkup, you’re clearly showing them that caring for their smile is very important, which will help them get started on the right path towards lifelong oral health early on. Our doctors and team members will always be patient, comforting, and gentle with them so that they feel at ease throughout their appointments. .

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a simple and effective preventive service for younger patients who need a little extra help keeping their teeth safe from harmful bacteria. We will apply a thin, tough layer of composite resin to the tooth in order to prevent cavity-causing plaque from sticking in the grooves. This procedure is typically used for hard-to-reach back teeth, and as long as you care for them with consistent brushing, the sealants should stay in place for several years.

Patient in dental chair receiving fluoride treament

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a valuable mineral that actually straightens tooth enamel and helps prevent the development of cavities – that’s why you can find it in so many toothpastes and community water supplies! If you or your children need some additional smile support, our doctors can provide professional fluoride treatment right here in our office. All the patient has to do is swish some safe, professional-strength solution around in their mouth for a few minutes to get the valuable benefits.

State-of-the-art dental patient treatment room

Ozone Therapy

Ozone therapy is a new, effective approach to helping patients keep their mouths free of harmful dental bacteria, and we’re proud to feature it here at our practice! With the power of oxygen, we can purify the patient’s smile and treat a variety of common dental problems in a conservative and non-invasive fashion. The benefits of this technique just keep growing over time with new research!

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Nightguards for Bruxism

Do you constantly suffer from chronic jaw pain or pained teeth that look more and more worn down over time? These are common symptoms of bruxism (also known as teeth grinding), which affects countless patients all over the country. Thankfully, the consistent use of a nightguard can help patients prevent catastrophic damage to their oral health. You simply wear the device to bed every night so that it can provide a tough barrier between the rows of teeth, preventing them from meeting in harmful ways.

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Athletic Sportsguards & Mouthguards

Most patients don’t know that one of the most common consequences of sports injuries is damaged teeth – in fact, this happens in up to 40% of accidents while a player is out on the court or field. If you or anyone in your family regularly plays sports that involve physical contact, it’s important to invest in a high-quality mouthguard for their own protection. Our doctors would be happy to design a custom-made one for you right here in our office, which will be more comfortable and more reliable than the “one-size-fits-all” versions from the local athletics store.

Has it been a while since you’ve visited the dentist’s office? You can do a much better job of maintaining a healthy, strong smile by scheduling two short appointments each year here in Shepherdsville. Contact our office today to get started.