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Johns Creek Dental
4245 Johns Creek Parkway, Suite C, Suwanee, GA 30024

FAQs

Q. What causes tooth loss?

A. Tooth decay and periodontal disease are the most common causes of tooth loss. Tooth decay takes place when most of the tooth’s mineral makeup has been dissolved away and a hole (cavity) has formed. While tooth decay primarily affects children, periodontal disease, or gum disease, affects mostly adults. Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums caused by the buildup of plaque, and its earliest stage is known as gingivitis.

 

Q. How many times a day should I brush my teeth?

A. Most dental professionals recommend that you brush your teeth at least twice a day. Brushing after every meal (and flossing at least once a day) is also a good way to maintain dental health

 

Q. When should a child have his/her first dental appointment?

A. A child should have his first dental appointment no later than his third birthday. Many dentists recommend a child have his first appointment when the first tooth comes in.

 

Q. Is it important to floss your teeth?

A. Yes. flossing once a day prevents the buildup of plaque and deters the onset of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

 

Q. What is cosmetic dentistry?

A. Also known as “aesthetic dentistry” cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that implements many different procedures to improve the beauty of your smile.

 

Q. What is a root canal?

A. Root canal is necessary when the nerve or blood supply of the tooth (also known as the pulp) is infected due to injury or decay. Root canal treatment involves removal of the diseased pulp, followed by the cleaning and sealing of the pulp chamber and root canal.

 

Q. What are dentures and who needs them?

A. Dentures are a partial or complete set of artificial teeth used to occupy the upper or lower jaw, usually attached to a plate. Simply put, dentures are a set of false teeth. If you have lost most or all of your teeth, you are a perfect candidate for complete dentures. If you still have some natural teeth remaining, a partial denture is recommended to help improve chewing ability, speech, and support for facial muscles.

 

Q. What causes oral cancer and what are some of the warning signs?

A. Tobacco (cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and snuff) is the most common cause of oral cancer. Combining tobacco use with heavy drinking can also foster the development of oral cancer. Bad hygiene, prolonged irritation of the oral cavity, and extended exposure to strong sunlight on the lips are among other causes of the disease. Many dentists believe vitamins A and E can help prevent the acquisition of oral cancer. Early symptoms of oral cancer include: a sore on the lip, in the mouth, or in the throat that does not heal; a lump on the lip, in the mouth, or in the throat; a red or white patch found anywhere in the mouth; unusual pain or bleeding in the mouth; swelling of the mouth; and any difficulty or discomfort felt in chewing or swallowing.

 

Q. What are the treatments for periodontal disease?

A. If periodontal disease is caught at an early stage (when it has not progressed beyond the point of gingivitis), it can be treated with scaling and root-planing (removing plaque around the tooth and smoothing the roots’ surfaces). If the disease progresses to a later stage, the patient may need surgical treatment, which involves cutting the gums, eliminating the hardened plaque build-up, and repairing the damaged bone.

 

Q. What causes oral cancer and what are some of the warning signs?

A. Tobacco (cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and snuff) is the most common cause of oral cancer. Combining tobacco use with heavy drinking can also foster the development of oral cancer. Bad hygiene, prolonged irritation of the oral cavity, and extended exposure to strong sunlight on the lips are among other causes of the disease. Many dentists believe vitamins A and E can help prevent the acquisition of oral cancer. Early symptoms of oral cancer include: a sore on the lip, in the mouth, or in the throat that does not heal; a lump on the lip, in the mouth, or in the throat; a red or white patch found anywhere in the mouth; unusual pain or bleeding in the mouth; swelling of the mouth; and any difficulty or discomfort felt in chewing or swallowing.

 

Q. What is gingivitis?

A. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums around the roots of the teeth. It marks the early stage of periodontal disease and it is characterized by red, swollen gums.

 

Q. Who needs to have their wisdom teeth extracted?

A. Anyone who is in danger of developing impacted wisdom teeth (third molars that only partially erupt or get trapped or stuck in the jaw) should have them removed so that they do not damage adjacent molars and cause other oral problems. In addition, anyone who is getting dentures should have their wisdom teeth removed.

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love Dr. Butler, Sherry and Shikira and everyone else in the office. They have always been so kind and friendly and undestanding to me. I have medical issues that make it difficult to have certain […]
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This was my 1st experience with Dr. Butler. She was very professional and helpful. . Her assistant Tina Taylor was friendly and made my visit a wonderful experience. I highly recommend them to […]
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Thank you to Dr. Butler, Tina and Nori for helping me recently get in for a painful tooth. I was leaving town the next day and these wonderful folks got me in and Dr. Butler and Tina took great care […]
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Dr. Baine and his staff are wonderful. Kind, professional, and efficient. Antonella and Julia do a great job of cleaning and making sure my oral health is up to snuff. Keep up the good work!
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This is a great dentist office. The dentist doesn’t do unnecessary procedures in the staff is friendly and helpful all the time.
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Dr. Butler and Sherry are the best ! We all had a good 1 st experience at the office. We will be returning.
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Great staff.. very friendly and professional. Team players for sure and great bedside manner… hah. Very thorough and kind. 5 stars isn’t enough in my opinion. I give them a 10.
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Had my first appointment a few weeks go with Dr. Baine. The staff was very friendly and courteous. Dr. Baine and his assistant KT were extremely friendly and made the appointment very comfortable. I […]
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Great experience … warm, friendly and professional dental practice… loved Dr Baine and Danielle.
Kim R.
I have used this practice for over 15 years and will never leave. Amanda, my hygienist and her assistant Julia are so kind and make a good team. What can I say about Dr Baine that has not already […]
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Johns Creek is the best! Just had the semi annual x-rays, cleaning and check up. Hygienist Antonella and assistant Julia were cheerful, gentle and fast. Dr. Baine is fun to joke with and the […]
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Great staff. Very professional.
Lou F.
Another 5-star experience with Sherry, Kira and Dr. Baine! I’ve always hated going to the dentist, but Sherry has the most perfect touch – she is a 10+ Dental Hygienist! : ) and Dr. Baine, well […]
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I, like many of the previous reviewers, have been coming to Johns Creek Dental for several years. From the moment you step into the dental office, everyone is friendly & very nice. I had to get […]
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Dr . Megan Butler and her assistant Tina T. are outstanding. I have a fear of the dentist, and they both make my visits so easy and fearless. They are an amazing team and I am so glad they are apart […]
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I’ve been going to Johns Creek Dental for a number of years. Dr. Butler and Dr. Baine and their staff (shout out to Amanda E!) are personable and caring. Yes, the numbing shot is still going to […]
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A co-worker told me about this practice and it’s by far the best dental experience of my life (and I’m old). In a place that most people dread visiting, the office staff, x-ray techs, the women […]
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Came here as a new patient as was extremely pleased with my first visit. Sherry was incredibly friendly and did a fantastic cleaning. I thought it was very helpful of her & Dr. Butler to also […]
Matthew G.
From the moment I arrived Nori (front desk)was so nice and helpful. Darika (assistant) made me feel at ease and laugh, Dhara ( hygienist) was very thorough caring for and cleaning my gums and teeth. […]
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