Geoffry E. Hallstead, DMD and his friendly staff are dedicated to providing effective dental services that combine modern technology with old-fashioned patient care. We’ve been serving patients and families of all ages for over 30 years and pride ourselves on the reputation we’ve built as a dental practice of choice in the Canandaigua and Victor areas.
General Dentistry Treatments in Canandaigua, NY
Here’s information on some of the dental services we provide.
Common Dental Issues & Services
One of the most common issues patients face is gingivitis, which represents the earliest stage of gum disease. If it’s caught early, it can be successfully treated. If not, it can advance to a more serious stage called periodontitis, which can cause gum shrinkage and tooth loss. To prevent these and other common issues, it’s important to schedule regular dental examinations and cleanings so we can remove plaque and tartar and use fluoride treatments to strengthen enamel and fight off harmful bacteria.
Other routine issues include cavities and tooth decay. Sealants can protect against tooth decay and cavities by preventing food and bacteria from getting into small grooves located on hard-to-reach teeth, and fillings are used to restore these teeth when cavities do occur. It’s always our goal to keep the natural tooth, but if one is too damaged for treatment, we may perform an extraction.
Other Dental Treatments
We also see patients for a variety of other common problems, such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, which causes snoring and chronic pain in the skull and lower jawbone, and is typically caused by issues associated with the muscles and tissues in the mouth and throat.
If you’re a sports enthusiast, we can provide mouthguards to protect your teeth and gums during sports and other physical activities, as well as nightguards, which help protect your teeth from excessive grinding and clenching during the night.
Finally, we offer oral cancer screenings and recommend that patients have this done twice per year.
As your Canandaigua dentist, our caring dental team
ensures you experience a positive dental visit every time.
As your Canandaigua dentist, our caring dental team ensures you experience a positive dental visit every time.
Friendly, professional service in a timely fashion.
I have sensitivity due to receding gums and had to have a cavity filled right at the gum line where it is most sensitive. Even though I’ve been coming here forever I was anxious about it. Everything went smoothly and pain-free.
As a first time patient I found everyone from office to dental chair efficient, courteous, and professional. Help with type of payment to what needed to be done with cleaning, my gums and the need to follow up with an oral surgeon. I am very pleased.
We have always received excellent care from Dr. Hallstead and the staff. I appreciate them fitting me in on short notice.
Great staff. Pleasant environment. Calm service. Clear explanations. No harsh upsell. Absolutely minimal discomfort. Easy scheduling. Fabulous results.
I have been going to Dr. Hallstead since I moved to Canandaigua. He and his staff have always provided friendly and outstanding dental care.