Our general dentist, Dr. David Geiger and dental specialist, Dr. Patel, work together to provide their patients with the gold standard in dental care. They don't always work chair-side together, but they always discuss the best treatment plan available for their patients, review radio-graphs together, and determine what is the best course of action for each individual patient. This dental team approach is fairly unique to LADD Dental Group of McCordsville, and something that we are very proud to offer our patients!
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McCordsville | Fortville General Dentist
Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong. That is truly a shame, because they are missing out on so many preventive services that can save discomfort — and expense — down the road. Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner. Some individuals may need to see the dentist more often than others to stay on top of problems like plaque buildup and gum disease, but everyone should go at least once per year.Your regular dental visits will include a thorough oral exam to check the health of your teeth and gums; and oral cancer screening to spot any suspicious signs early; and a professional cleaning to remove stubborn deposits and make your teeth look and feel great. So don't miss out on the many benefits general dentistry offers you and your family!
After completing their undergraduate education, all general dentists have successfully completed four years at an accredited dental school. In addition, they have fulfilled the requirements (including testing and continuing education) of state licensing boards. Some dentists have the initials DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) following their names, while others have DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery). Dr. Shoba is a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). The only difference between the two is the title used on their dental school’s degrees; their education and training is exactly the same. At Ladd Dental Group of McCordsville, our office is personalized to deliver exceptional dental care to keep you healthy and smiling. Because we care about your well-being, Dr. Shoba recommends regular dental checkups minimally every six months to create long-lasting dental health.
Preventive Dental services: These help you maintain good oral health by stopping disease before it takes hold in your mouth. Regular exams (including diagnostic images such as x-rays) and professional teeth cleanings are a cornerstone of prevention. Your general dentist may give you detailed instructions to improve your at-home oral hygiene, and may also recommend preventive treatments such as sealants, if needed. And if you lead an active lifestyle, you can be fitted with a custom-made mouthguard at your dentist’s office.
Restorative Dental Services: When a problem is found, your dentist will ensure you get timely and appropriate treatment. Probably the most common (and highly effective) dental restoration involves removing tooth decay and placing a filling in the affected tooth. But that’s not the only restorative procedure general dentists provide. They offer you a place to go when you need prompt treatment for dental trauma—for example, a broken, loosened or knocked-out tooth. General dentists like Dr. Shoba can diagnose and treat the causes of tooth pain or periodontal (gum) disease. They may also offer treatments for missing teeth, place crowns or bridgework, and help you get fitted with dentures. Some provide more advanced treatments, such as root canal therapy, orthodontics, and dental implants, as well.
Dental Anxiety- Don't let your fear of the dentist keep you from getting the care you deserve. Dr. Shoba is trained in Sedation Dentistry, and the feedback from our sedation patients has been phenomenal.
Check Ups & Cleanings: Dental checkup and cleanings are provided by a hygienist or dentist clean your teeth and create a unique treatment plan based on your dental needs. This distinctive treatment plan allows our team to understand what we need to do for you to leave a healthy dental patient.
Fillings: At times teeth need to have a filling because a tooth has been worn down, cracked or even breaks. What you do after discovering you have a cavity will go a long way in saving the tooth and preventing any further damage.
Dental Crowns: A dental crown is a tooth shaped cover that the general dentist places over a tooth to restore its original shape and appearance after a root canal or injury. Dr. Shoba has tremendous experience with dental crown procedures. *Call us today and ask about our $600 crown and veneer special currently running!
Dental Bridges: To replace a missing tooth, a general dentist often recommends dental bridge work. The dental bridge closes the gap, restores your natural mouth function and improves your appearance.
Extractions: Preserving all the teeth in your mouth is our goal because they are essential for speaking, eating, and your overall facial structure. There are times when something happens to a tooth that can’t be saved and a tooth needs to be removed. A dental extraction is easily defined as the removal of a tooth. Dr. Shoba and team will take care of you at each step of the appointment before you arrive, during and once the appointment is finished. We want you to feel comfortable throughout the entire appointment.
Periodontal Care: Periodontal Therapy is the process of cleaning around the teeth and gums removing buildup from the surface of a tooth, and the removal of infection / debris from the tooth’s root. This procedure not only will help ensure the gum disease is being controlled, but it is also one of the most non-evasive ways to treat gum disease.
Dentures & Dental Related Services: At Ladd Dental's general dentistry practice, Dr. Shoba wants all of her patients to be comfortable and happy with their appearance. So, often she creates natural-looking dentures when numerous teeth are missing.
Emergency Dental Care: If you are having a dental emergency, please call or come in to the office. We will take care of you.
In the case an emergency happens after normal office hours, please call the emergency line. If you can’t get ahold of the office, please go to the closest emergency room.
We can't thank Matthew Titus enough for taking the time to provide such flattering feedback! It is outstanding patients like him that make the practice of dentistry such a rewarding endeavor! Matthew came to us requesting some cosmetic dentistry work, and as you can see, I think his smile turned our beautiful! Thanks so much again Matthew, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
We are proud to offer our patients with emergency dental care. We do everything in our power to see and treat emergency patients and walk-in appointments. At LADD, we understand that the patient comes first, and that is why we will do everything in our power to get you out of pain as quickly as possible!
At LADD, we are proud to provide truly comprehensive dental care. Having six offices in a centralized area allows us the ability to provide care for our patients that most dental offices simply can't. Our team of general dentists and dental specialists work together to provide the gold standard in dental care!