Thank you for choosing Gwaltney Dental. All of our dentists aim to create a comfortable environment where patients can feel confident in our care. Visiting the dentist can be a daunting or anxiety-inducing task for some, which is why we take the time to get to know each of our patients as individuals. We want you and your family to feel welcome and relaxed when you visit and know that your dental health is in good hands with our team.
Dr. Steve Gwaltney, Dr. J. Ryland Gwaltney, and Dr. Whitney Gwaltney take a modern and personalized approach to treating their patients. As a progressive dental practice, our dental care team utilizes the latest in dental technology. Our dental care team also participates in continuing education to educate themselves on new dental care methods and treatments.
On this page, you will find patient information for our Suffolk, VA office. Read on to learn about your first visit and the care we provide to our patients. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental appointment.
Your First Visit
During your first visit with us, we will provide you with a dental cleaning and examination. We may also provide:
- Digital x-rays
- Dental consultation
- Oral cancer screening
- Treatment plan recommendations
By thoroughly examining the teeth and gums, we can effectively diagnose problems like tooth decay, bite problems, or gum disease. We will also review your dental history and current concerns so that we may propose treatment. You will also receive oral hygiene instructions and other suggestions to help you maintain your teeth and gums.
The Importance of Routine Dental Appointments
Routine dental care allows our dentists to look for the early signs of dental problems. These visits also reinforce good dental hygiene. Maintaining the teeth and gums also improves long-term physical and oral health. Common dental problems like gingivitis or gum disease may seem minor but can get out of control if it is not caught by a dentist. Gum inflammation caused by gum disease can put patients’ heart health at risk. The bacteria that cause gum disease can enter the bloodstream, exacerbating heart attacks, disease, and strokes.
Learn about our dentists, the dental services we offer, as well as the payment and insurance information for patients:
- Dr. J Ryland Gwaltney
- Dr. Steve Gwaltney
- Dr. Whitney Gwaltney
- Payment and Insurance
- General Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry
- Cosmetic Dentistry
Comfortable Dental Care
In our Suffolk dental office, our lobby and dental rooms are designed with patient comfort in mind. Our dentists always make sure that patients feel welcomed to our office. The office environment sets the tone for the visit. Our friendly staff knows that it can be difficult for some patients to visit the dentist. They take the time to discuss the concerns of each patient and will be happy to accommodate their needs. Drs. Gwaltney also have extensive training in caring for patients of all ages.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
If you are looking for a friendly, family-oriented dental office, call Gwaltney Dental at 757.982.8467. We serve patients from Suffolk and Carrollton, Virginia. You may also request a consultation with our dentists on our website. Do you have any further questions for us? Please let us know and we will be glad to help.