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Family Dentistry in Loves Park, IL

Family dentists have extensive knowledge about a broad range of dental procedures, enabling them to provide dental care for the whole family.

What Makes a Great Family Dentist?

A family dentist should be highly experienced in oral care for children, teens, and adults including basic procedures for treatment of cavities, gum disease, and cracked or chipped teeth. It’s important for the practice to offer preventative services such as sealants and fluoride application, and also perform restorative procedures like root canals, crowns, implants, and bridges.

A good family dentist emphasizes education, especially for younger patients. Time should be taken to explain procedures and next steps that can be taken at home. Another key indicator of excellent family dentistry is how the practice addresses dental anxiety. The staff should encourage patients to talk about their concerns. For example, many worry about constant gagging or are afraid of not being sufficiently numbed after receiving anesthetics. Sensitivity to these aspects plays a significant role in differentiating good family dentistry from a mediocre practice. Finally, a family-focused dentist offers adequate emergency coverage, which is especially important for small children.

Gentle Family Dentistry Services

Here at Gentle Family Dentistry, we take our practice to the next level with a fully trained staff that offers orthodontics, endodontics, and periodontics services. We have extra time slots built into our schedules, allowing us to treat emergencies when you need it, and we also stay open until 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Gentle Family Dentistry is conveniently located and is directed by Dr. Phil Herlihey, a Rockford-area resident for 22 years. New patients may visit the office to experience our friendly, professional atmosphere with a consultation. Our staff can walk you through your entire treatment plan and address any questions you or your family members may have. Our practice's goal is to support quality dental care for families in a soothing, relaxed environment.

Take care of your family's oral health and arrange a visit today!