Family Dentistry Specialist

Nikhil M. Patel, DMD

Laser Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in Worcester, MA

Family dentistry provides comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages, beginning with your baby’s first tooth, and continuing through braces and adult concerns like gum disease. Nikhil M. Patel, DMD, has extensive experience working with families at his self-titled office in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Patel takes a gentle approach and uses laser dentistry to ensure pain-free care for everyone in the family. To schedule a routine cleaning or get treatment for dental problems, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Family Dentistry Q & A

What are the benefits of family dentistry?

Parents love the convenience of family dentistry. They don’t need to waste time running around to several dentists; they can simply bring their family in together for routine dental checkups.

Dr. Patel values forming long-term relationships with everyone in the family. As he learns about dental problems that tend to run in families, he can track your child’s development and help prevent inherited dental problems.

Can family dental care be pain-free?

Everyone in your family can look forward to pain-free dental care because Dr. Patel specializes in using the Waterlase® dental laser.

Lasers use light energy, so they eliminate the noise and pressure of a mechanical drill. They also deliver pinpoint laser energy that quickly and gently removes decay and treats gum disease painlessly without the need for anesthesia.

When should my child have their first dental visit?

The American Dental Association recommends that children see a dentist by the age of one, which is when Dr. Patel starts seeing kids.

This early visit introduces your child to the dental office and gives Dr. Patel the chance to make sure their teeth are healthy and developing normally.

Dr. Patel focuses on keeping the visit stress-free and helping your child learn to be comfortable with dental care.

Does my child need fluoride treatment or dental sealants?

Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and helps prevent cavities. If you don’t have public drinking water, which normally contains fluoride, your child may need topical or oral fluoride treatments.

Dental sealants can also prevent tooth decay by forming a protective coating over the deep crevices in the chewing surface of molars. The sealant stops bacteria from damaging enamel.

After examining your child, Dr. Patel can let you know if they should have one or both treatments.

What services are available from a family dentist?

Dr. Patel has years of experience providing all of the dental treatments needed by patients of every age. From basic care like cleanings and filling cavities, to treating gum disease and performing cosmetic procedures, you can count on him for all of your dental care.

These are a few examples of the services provided by Dr. Patel:

  • White fillings
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Clear braces
  • Zoom!® teeth whitening
  • Tooth bonding
  • Emergency dental care

If you have questions or you’d like to schedule an appointment, call Nikhil M. Patel, DMD or book an appointment online.