Family Dentistry in St. Paul, MN

My experience with Highgrove and Dr. O'Neill has spanned most dental care from cleaning to fillings to extractions and replacements with no pain during or after procedures. Dr. O'Neill is not only skilled but considerate and has assembled individuals who are talented in their fields and who compose a caring staff." - Louanne Howard Vitek 

We welcome patients of all ages to our St. Paul family dentist practice. By offering personalized dental care to patients at every life stage, we provide families with convenience, continuity of care, and familiarity when it comes to their dental treatment. 

Your dentist in St. Paul is also dedicated to you and your family’s comfort when you’re in our dental office.

If you would like to schedule exams, or if you have any questions, contact a member of our dental team today. We look forward to meeting you and seeing to all your dental care needs.

Also, read on to learn more about our family dentistry services and patient-centered philosophies.

What is preventive dentistry in St. Paul, MN?

Enjoying good health increases your quality of life and helps you maintain that health at any age. Dentistry is no different! The best dentistry focuses on prevention and early detection. At Highgrove Dental Care, Terry O’Neill, DMD, offers exceptional preventive care so that our patients can enjoy optimum dental health and beautiful smiles.

Simply by maintaining recommended professional dental exams and oral hygiene appointments, you can avoid many of the most common dental conditions that patients experience. We can help you prevent periodontal disease, dental infections, and decay by monitoring your oral health and making appropriate recommendations for dental visits.

Our comprehensive dental exams include a complete medical history, decay detection, periodontal evaluation, and oral cancer screening. Dr. O’Neill’s experience in practice gives our patients reliability they trust and value.

Our dental hygiene team expertly meets our patients’ needs. Whether you are coming in for a routine dental cleaning or periodontal treatment, you can count on thorough, gentle cleanings that help your gums stay healthy. By maintaining your periodontal health, you are supporting your overall health. Researchers link gum disease to many severe conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory illnesses, and low birth-weight babies.

Preventive dental services include:

  • Thorough dental health exams
  • X-rays when necessary
  • Professional teeth cleaning
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Other specific services based on your needs

What is general dentistry in 55116

Your family dentist in St. Paul, MN provides the treatments you need to restore your oral health when an issue arises. Typically, oral health issues are diagnosed during a regular dental exam or professional teeth cleaning. However, we recommend contacting our dental office if you notice oral health changes between visits.

Our general dentistry services include:

  • Dental fillings
  • Dental crowns
  • Root canals
  • Extractions
  • Periodontal treatments
  • Tooth replacement and restoration

We use tooth-colored fillings in St. Paul to restore your tooth health without metal, which can detract from your smile.

We also offer comfortable root canals, gentle extractions, and easy periodontal treatments for your peace of mind.

Most people will need at least one dental restoration in their lifetime. Whether you experience decay or a fractured tooth, we offer aesthetic, comfortable, durable, and high-quality restorations to treat your condition. 

We offer tooth replacement options to restore your smile's health, too. These options include dental implants in St. Paul.

Do you offer personalized treatment plans?

Typically, the American Dental Association recommends twice-yearly dental exams and teeth cleanings. However, if you have specific oral health concerns, a more customized schedule may work better for you.

By treating families, we have the opportunity to get to know our patients and gain a meaningful understanding of their oral health needs.

Further, your family dentist in St. Paul never treats patients with a generic treatment plan. Instead, we take into account your medical history, your health goals, and your current conditions to design treatment that will give you exceptional oral health.

We will also explain your conditions and treatment so that you understand all your options and can make decisions that work best for you. As your needs change, we will offer advice and expertise to guide you toward a healthy, comfortable smile.

Do you treat children?

Yes, your family dentist in St. Paul enjoys treating children.

Many pediatricians recommend your child's first dental visit at the age of one to check for nursing bottle decay. If you avoid putting your child down to sleep with anything but water (this includes nursing) and see no visible problems, we recommend you bring him or her in by the age of three.

Most children have all of their primary teeth by age three. We prefer to have you bring your child with you for your regular dental appointments to get acquainted with us and the dental office environment in a stress-free way and then return for their own appointment at an appropriate time. We will always portray dentistry in a positive light for your child to prevent the anxiety that is common with dental care. By creating an interactive experience with brushing, flossing, and education, your child feels involved in their own dental care.

As your child grows, we will incorporate more preventive techniques such as dental exams, professional dental cleanings, and preventive care such as fluoride treatments and dental sealants. We will also take diagnostic images to look for decay and monitor your child's growth patterns. By starting your child early with routine dental care, you can help them have a lifetime of healthy smiles. If you're looking to make your child's first dental appointment, please, contact us today. We'll be happy to help your child onto the path to good oral health.

Can you help with pain and anxiety?

For many patients, seeking dental treatment is a stressful experience. As a result, millions of people avoid getting the care they need to maintain good oral health.

It is our goal to make your dental visits the best experience ever. We take our time learning about your needs and goals. We go to great lengths to ensure your comfort using the latest innovations in anesthetic delivery.

That often means understanding why local anesthetic doesn't always work for some patients and using appropriate techniques and the correct anesthetic to ensure profound numbness. 

We start by numbing the area before we inject an anesthetic, using a prescription-strength topical application. This allows you to experience unsurpassed comfort before we even begin.

We also buffer our anesthetic using OnPharma onset for more comfortable and more effective anesthetic delivery. Rather than the unpredictable waiting time common when anesthetizing a tooth, our anesthetic works in one to two minutes, eliminating the need for a lengthy waiting period as the numbness takes effect.

If fear of pain has kept you from getting the dental care you need to stay healthy, allow us to offer you this pain-free option so that you can have the dentistry you need to keep your smile looking and feeling its best. Call our office today to learn about this service we offer in St. Paul, MN.

Contact Your Dentist in St. Paul to Schedule Your Next Dental Appointment

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our office. We value long-term relationships with patients built on trust. You receive the best value from your dentistry when it is done right the first time.

We look forward to providing you and your loved ones with the care and quality you deserve.