Your Winston Salem General Dentist
At the office of Jeffrey J. Tibbs, DDS, we are committed to providing you and your family with gentle care in a warm, friendly, and comfortable environment. Our goal is to help you feel like part of our extended family so that dental visits are no longer something you have to do, but instead something you look forward to doing. Dr. Tibbs has been caring for patients in our community for 30 years.
Dental technology and techniques continually improve, so he makes it a point to stay current with these changes to bring you high-quality, state-of-the-art care. We believe that patients who are fully informed and well-educated about their oral health tend to take a more active role in their dental status. Patients who understand how gum disease and tooth decay happen tend to take better at-home care like brushing and flossing, as well as keeping to their biannual dental visits. At our Winston-Salem, NC, dental office, we push for preventative care.
Coming to Dr. Tibbs for regular cleanings and examinations allows us to detect future oral problems before they become worse, as well as recommend procedures that might fix your teeth, gums, or smile. The quicker we can catch a problem, the smaller and less expensive it tends to be. We are always accepting new patients, and look forward to expanding our family every day. We believe in starting and maintaining life-long patient relationships so that our patients can benefit from longterm dental care. We are committed to keeping your beautiful smile healthy for life!
- Personalized Comprehensive Dentistry
- What Does General Dentistry Cover?
- When You Should Visit Your Dentist
- Learn More about Gum Disease
- We Take the Stress out of Dentistry
- Please Call for Your Appointment!
Personalized Comprehensive Dentistry
Our goal is to provide your family with quality dental care from a compassionate professional team who know you and understand your needs. We offer comprehensive dentistry, including general, preventative, cosmetic, and restorative services, to provide you with all the care you need in one convenient location. Prevention is the key to a healthy smile. Keeping up with exams and cleaning appointments goes a long way toward protecting your family’s oral health and preventing problems from developing in the future. We also offer a wide array of state-of-the-art general dental services like digital x-rays, fillings, crowns and bridges, and dentures. When your smile is as healthy as it can be, we can recommend cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening, dental bonding, or veneers.
What Does General Dentistry Cover?
General Dentistry Procedures
We offer a comprehensive range of dental services that serve to keep your teeth and gums healthy and beautiful. Some of our dental procedures include:
- Dental Cleanings—We keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. Oral examinations allow your dentist to spot any oral issues.
- Dental Crowns and Bridges—If you have missing teeth that needs replacing, or a weakened, damaged tooth, we can use certain dental prosthetics to help you.
- Dental Implants—A permanent tooth replacement option. Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that are too damaged or decayed.
- Tooth-Colored Fillings—If you have cavities, we can help! Emergency Dentistry—We are here for you if you have a dental emergency, like a chipped or broken tooth, fallen out filling or dental crown, or severe pain Root Canal Treatment—If you have an infection in your tooth, we can perform a root canal to help save it.
When You Should Visit Your Dentist
Many people only visit their dentist if they have an oral issue or dental emergency. At the dental office of Jeffrey J. Tibbs, DDS, we encourage people to consider preventative care that can save them pain, discomfort, and money. Regular visits to your Winston-Salem, NC dentist, are so crucial to your oral and general health—we can spot anything from gum disease, tooth decay, to oral cancer.
Most of these conditions can be treated quickly if caught early. Unfortunately, they don’t go away if you ignore it. While your body can heal itself of many infections and illnesses, gum disease and infection can only get worse. On top of that, it just feels great to get your teeth cleaned and feeling sparkly! It’s essential to remove food debris and plaque deposits, and the longer you wait, the more of an issue it may become.
Learn More About Gum Disease
Many people have gum disease without knowing; the symptoms are easily ignored or may not exist. If you catch gum disease early enough, it is treatable. Left untreated, gum disease can only get worse. One of the tell-tale signs of gum disease is bleeding gums when you brush or floss. You may also notice redness, swelling, or tenderness on the gumline. Without treatment, the bacteria thrive, and you may develop pockets around your teeth that trap food and particles. You may start to notice persistent bad breath, “longer” teeth from receding gums, or pockets of pus around your teeth.
At this stage, the only thing left is tooth loss. Gum disease isn’t just about fear of tooth loss. Your oral health connects to your overall general health, and an infection in your mouth could have a significant impact on your body, leading to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, arthritis, and more. Don’t stick your head in the sand! If you have a dental issue, it may be easy to treat. Even advanced gum disease has options for treatment to save your tooth. If the infection is too severe for a root canal or other treatments, we can extract the tooth and provide you with tooth replacement options. Either way, we’ll make sure you look vibrant and dazzling.
We Take the Stress Out of Dentistry
We know your time is valuable, so we don’t make you wait for an appointment. You can also enjoy the consistency and comfort of knowing that you will be seen by the same friendly, familiar doctor, and staff every time you visit. Our team loves getting to know our patients, so don’t be shy about asking questions or letting us know more about you! We see you promptly and don’t rush you through your appointments. It’s a pleasure for us to spend time with our valued patients, and we love catching up with you and learning what your priorities are. We have found that when we take the time to explain why a procedure is necessary and answer your questions, you are empowered to make confident decisions about your treatment. If you have questions about insurance, a helpful member of our team will be happy to assist you. We file all claims on your behalf and always make sure you are getting the most out of your benefits.
Please Call for Your Appointment!
We would love to meet you and show you that dental care does not need to be a chore. In fact, at our Winston-Salem, NC, dental practice, we go out of our way to provide you with everything you need to have a dental experience that exceeds your expectations in every area of care. We love having all our patients, and we work hard to establish mutual trust and respect. If you would like to arrange a time to stop by and visit with us, please call so we can get you on the schedule.