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Best Dentists in Athens, GA

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1010 Woodlands Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677 Rating

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4.6 (10)
5.0 (6)

Why choose this provider?

Garnto Family Dental is a dental practice that serves patients in the Athens area. The practice offers a wide range of dental services, such as dental examination, teeth cleaning, fillings, root canal therapy, and tooth extraction. In May 2019, Travis Garnto bought the practice of J. David Brown, which has been serving the Watkinsville-Oconee community since 1976. It is a family dental practice with more than 40 years of experience.

1110 Talus Street, Bogart, GA 30622 Rating

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New Image Dental Group serves dental patients in Bogart, GA and the surrounding areas. Dr. Jonathan Hwang and Dr. David Chung run New Image Dental with a focus on cosmetic and family dentistry. Dr. Hwang has been practicing for more than 17 years and specializes in general dentistry. Dr. Chung obtained degrees in mechanical engineering and bioengineering, before completing his dental degree. New Image Dental is committed to creating a pleasurable experience for new, current, and emergency patients. New Image Dental Group values their relationship with their patients and provides a fun and caring environment. Patients praise the entire staff for being friendly, punctual, and honest.

1171a Mitchell Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30606 Rating

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5.0 (13)
4.6 (9)
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Mitchell Bridge Dental Associates provides dental services for the communities in Athens, Georgia, and surrounding areas. It offers dental implants, restorative services, cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Whitney Swann, DMD, and Alyson White, DMD both have several decades of combined experience in the dental care industry utilizing up-to-date technology and tested techniques in all of their procedures. Its entire office regularly attends courses, training, and seminars to stay current with the latest developments in the field.

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Garnto Family Dental
1010 Woodlands Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677
New Image Dental Group
1110 Talus Street, Bogart, GA 30622
Mitchell Bridge Dental Associates
1171a Mitchell Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30606


  • Introduction

    Dentists are medical professionals who diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that occur with the teeth, oral mucosa, and disorders of the jaw, such as TMJ. There are several areas of dentistry that include orthodontics, pediatric, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and cosmetics.

    People visit the dentist for basic wellness check-ups and exams, dental treatments for issues such as gum disease and periodontitis, and restorative cosmetic procedures. Dentists help patients with various issues, ranging from filling cavities and straightening teeth with braces to tooth extractions and treatment for conditions such as bruxism, also known as teeth grinding.

    When left untreated, conditions such as cavities and damaged or cracked teeth can lead to abscesses and infections, and dentists help by treating and preventing further damage.
  • Is it safe to go to the dentist?

    It's safe to go to the dentist, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the strict infection control guidelines that dentists have followed for many decades. At all times, dentists follow ADA and CDC protocols to ensure patient safety.

  • When should a baby go to the dentist?

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises parents to schedule the first dental visit within six months of the first tooth erupting and one year of age for all infants. Babies should also visit the dentist for emergencies, such as cracked or broken teeth.

  • Why does a child need sealants?

    Pediatric dental sealants are applied to the teeth to work as a barrier and provide protection from decay and bacteria. Sealants also work to prevent small food particles from settling in the grooves of the teeth, which can lead to the development of cavities.

  • Can you go to the dentist while pregnant?

    It's safe for women to continue with regular dental visits while pregnant. During pregnancy, hormonal changes can affect the gums and teeth, leading to inflammation and gingivitis. Regular cleanings and checkups can help keep hormonal dental issues at bay.

  • How do dentists pull teeth?

    Dentists pull teeth through simple and surgical extractions. Simple extractions are performed at the dentist's office with local anesthetic and forceps. Surgical removal is required for broken teeth and teeth that have not erupted, such as wisdom teeth. Surgical procedures require stronger anesthetic or sedation, and forceps are used to remove the teeth.

  • What kind of dentists are there? 

    There are seven primary areas of dentistry.

    1. General dentistry covers a wide scope, with procedures ranging from general exams and X-rays to deep cleanings and simple extractions.
    2. Pedodontists, or pediatric dentists, have a primary focus on infants and children.
    3. Orthodontists handle braces and other procedures that straighten the teeth.
    4. Periodontists treat the gums and structures that support the teeth, such as bone and ligaments.
    5. Endodontists perform dental pulp treatments, such as root canals.
    6. Oral pathologists, or oral surgeons, focus on surgical procedures that include wisdom teeth extraction and dental implants.
    7. Prosthodontists handle highly complex restorative dental procedures, including bridge and denture placements.