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Best Dentists in Somerville

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Somerville Dentists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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7 Federal Street, Danvers, MA 01923

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3.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Danvers Family Dentistry's Dr. Kenneth Titel prides himself on offering his patients a caring and understanding manner while providing reliable dental care for the whole family. Dr. Titel received advanced dental training from such respected institutions as the Scottsdale Institute, the Pankey Institute, the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and the Dawson Academy. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Titel is proud of his personable reputation with his patients, which has resulted in a Salem Evening News Reader's Choice Award as a favorite dentist five years in a row.

435 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143

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4.5 (46)
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5.0 (2)

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Bright Dental provides general, cosmetic, and pediatric dentistry services to patients in Somerville, MA and surrounding areas. Founded by Karen A. Bright, D.M.D., a 1993 graduate of the Boston University School of Dentistry, Bright Dental takes care and time to assess each patient's dental needs; new patients always receive a one-on-one consultation. Bright Dental offers treatment in teeth whitening, fillings, porcelain crowns, root canals, dentures, bridges, space maintainers, sealants, bonding (tooth colored fillings), and more. Furthermore, the staff at Bright Dental is a source for nutritional guidance and oral hygiene instruction. There are two free patient parking spaces in the rear of the office building.

402 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143

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4.0 (53)

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Kappa Dental Group is a professional dental practice located in Somerville, Massachusetts that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. The practice has been in operation since its founding in 2002 and features the work of six professional dentists. Services offered by Kappa Dental Group include CEREC same-day crowns, restorative dental care, endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics and dental implants, pediatric dentistry, cosmetic procedures, and preventive dental care. On the cutting edge of technology, the practice uses Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography to produce three-dimensional images of clients' teeth for diagnostic purposes. Previous patients praise Kappa Dental Group for the quality of its dental care.

FAQs

  • 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.