Apex Dental in Northborough, MA is home to a dedicated and experienced team of dental professionals offering personalized care for your needs and goals. Dr. Robert Gauthier, “Dr. Bob”, is a leading Northborough dentist for the diagnosis and treatment of dental concerns ranging from the simple to the complex. Our team offers patient-focused family dental care with an emphasis on the prevention of dental problems and comprehensive care for all stages of oral health and development.
Maintain, Restore, & Enhance Your Smile in Northborough, MA
Apex Dental offers the dental services you and your family need to address each of these goals and enjoy a lifelong smile that looks and feels great. Our goal is to meet your needs with dental care that is personalized to your unique oral health risk factors. The foundation of your dental care is comprehensive general dentistry for the maintenance of a healthy smile, starting as soon as the primary teeth erupt in young children. Our services include:
- Dental exams
- Teeth cleanings
- Dental sealants
- Sports mouthguards
- Periodontal therapy
- Pediatric dental care
- Tooth extractions
When a dental problem arises, we offer a full range of restorative dental treatments for addressing tooth damage and loss. Treating these concerns promptly can often enable the most conservative options to be successful and avoids the onset of related dental problems. Dr. Bob has advanced training and experience in treating TMJ disorders and other bite problems to restore a balanced, functional and comfortable bite.
Looking to improve the aesthetics of your smile? Dr. Bob is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and maintains an ongoing commitment to providing cosmetic dental care that is ethical, personalized and designed to support your long term dental health. He stays abreast of new techniques, materials and technology to improve your experience and results. Our cosmetic dental services in Northborough include:
Apex Dental welcomes new patients from Northborough and many local areas, including Worcester and Shrewsbury, MA. Dr. Gauthier also offers sedation dentistry for those who suffer from dental anxiety and would like to restore the health of their smile.
Anxiety At The Dentist? No Problem!
Do you experience anxiety or fear at the thought of visiting a dentist? If so, you are not alone. Anxiety is one of the number one reasons why patients delay dental treatment or do not visit their dentist on a regular basis. Our Northborough, MA dentists are committed to helping patients feel more at ease throughout their dental visit. Here are some strategies for combating anxiety at the dentist:
- Share your anxiety with your dentist. Dr. Gauthier is dedicated to his patients and will take the necessary steps to make sure that you feel as comfortable as possible. Sometimes, simply sharing your thoughts can make you more relaxed.
- Schedule your appointment during the least stressful part of your day/week. This time varies among different people, but if you do not feel rushed or under pressure, your visit will be much more pleasant.
- If the sound of the hand piece or dental instruments is the source of your anxiety, consider bringing headphones to your visit and listening to your favorite music or an audio book. Your fears may subside once you create a more calming and relaxing treatment environment.
Aside from the strategies mentioned above, it is important that you make regular visits to the dentist. Maintaining good oral hygiene defends against dental diseases and lowers the potential need for invasive dental treatment later. Regular dental visits are necessary to help spot oral health problems in the early stages, when treatment is more likely to be simpler and more affordable. Continuity of care is important in medicine and dentistry alike, and for this reason, Dr. Gauthier strives to build lasting relationships with his patients and encourage their satisfaction with treatment and likelihood for return.