General Dentistry

General dentistry means optimal maintenance for your teeth and gums. Our respected Newnan, GA general dentists emphasize prevention but are always here to treat your general dental issues gently and thoroughly.

Additionally, we want you to feel relaxed and at home in our family-centered dental practice, which is why we always greet you with a warm smile and offer the comforts of home to provide a memorable and anxiety-free dental experience.

At Southern Rivers Dental we offer:

  • Nitrous oxide
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Cozy blankets
  • Comfy neck pillows

Further, our dentists take a research-driven approach to general oral health, which means all the advantages of modern dentistry are yours when you’re under our care.

About General Dentistry

General dentistry picks up where preventive dentistry leaves off. This is where our skilled Newnan, GA dentists provide tooth-saving and optimal oral health procedures and treatments to keep your teeth strong and viable.

Under the general dentistry umbrella, you’ll find services taken from every area of dentistry, services meant to keep your teeth and gums healthy for life.


Even adults get a cavity on occasion, which is why we offer tooth-colored fillings in our Newnan, GA dental office. These fillings are colored to match your teeth and polished to blend in seamlessly with your smile.

Tooth-colored fillings represent both general and cosmetic dentistry in Newnan, GA.

Fillings require clearing away the cavity portion of your tooth and filling it in with resin material to keep the tooth strong, viable, and to stave off infections.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canals have been known to raise anxiety in patients, but our gentle approach puts even the most skittish patients at ease.

With root canal therapy, one of our gentle dentists clears away decay and infection close to the tooth's root with rotary endodontics (or precision instruments). With rotary endodontics, you'll appreciate a more precise and comfortable root canal experience.

Following this, your tooth is filled. In some cases, your dentist may recommend a dental crown instead of a filling if the decay or infection has weakened the tooth.

A dental crown is a realistic tooth cover, which is shaded to match your smile.

Dental Extractions

No one likes to think about extractions, but there are several situations when pulling a tooth is the best course.

These reasons include:

  • A tooth that is severely damaged and jeopardizing the health of surrounding teeth. In some situations, a dental implant can take the place of this extracted tooth.
  • Impacted or troublesome wisdom teeth that serve no purpose
  • Before orthodontic work—when teeth are overcrowded—to help cosmetically enhance your smile. In this case, it will not be obvious at all that you are missing a tooth.

Our team will always make sure you’re not in any pain during a dental extraction, and we offer several sedation dentistry options to help you along.

General Dentistry for Overall Wellness

Periodontal disease and gum disease put your overall health at risk. At Southern Rivers dental, we treat gum disease aggressively but gently to help save your teeth and prevent the spread of infection.

Symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Toothaches
  • Jaw aches
  • Periodic swelling
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Bleeding gums, especially when brushing or flossing

At Southern Rivers Dental, it is our goal to save your teeth and your health!

Dental Care You Can Count On

If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, or if you’re new to the area, we would love to treat all your oral care needs.

Contact our Newnan, GA dental office today to schedule dental appointments for yourself and your family!