General & Preventive Dentist

We focus on Beautiful and Healthy Smiles.

Maintain a Beautiful & Healthy Smile

Dr. Hopkins and the entire Plantation Dental SSI team are dedicated to helping you and your family maintain healthy and beautiful smiles. We provide a wide variety of preventive dentistry treatment options to meet all of your family’s dental needs. This includes routine cleanings, oral exams, and low-radiation digital x-rays. It is important to receive preventative dentistry so that we may discover and treat any problems before they become bigger more expensive issues. Our dentists, along with the rest of our skilled team, are excited to welcome you and your family into our practice.  We hope to build a relationship with you and help you maintain a beautiful and healthy smile for years to come!


Dental Cleanings & Checkups

We are pleased to offer comprehensive general and family dentistry, so you can feel confident that we can always provide the care your smile needs. We have dental services for repairing damaged teeth, replacing missing teeth, and protecting your teeth from decay and damage in the first place. If it has been over six months since you last visited the dentist, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule your next appointment. We also invite you to contact us with any questions or concerns about your dental health. We are eager to care for you and your family!

We invite you to come in for a dental check-up. Please contact us to schedule your preventive dental care appointment.

Video: Professional Teeth Cleanings


 

Gum Treatment

Have you noticed that your gums are swollen, red, or tender? Do your gums bleed easily, such as when you floss and brush your teeth? If so, you may suffer from periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, is a condition that affects the gum tissues and can cause serious problems for your entire smile. Bacteria in plaque and tartar cause gum disease; when plaque and tartar build-up on the teeth, the bacteria inflame and irritate the gum tissues. If this condition is not treated, it can lead to a receding gum line, bone loss, and tooth loss. In addition, research has shown that untreated, periodontal disease is connected to several health complications, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Respiratory conditions

If you suffer from gum disease our dentists and dental team will do all we can to restore the health of your smile. We offer a number of periodontal treatments, including scaling and root planing (deep cleaning treatments). If you believe that you may have gum disease, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to schedule your visit. We are dedicated to helping you keep your smile healthy.

For more information on gum disease treatment, please contact us and schedule your appointment

Video: Top 5 Symptoms of Gum Disease


 

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening includes carefully examining the entire oral cavity for abnormal cell growth. This is done by a professional dentist who will check the lips, gum tissue, and inside lining of the cheek, tongue, palate, throat, and tonsils for any abnormality. Sometimes, a visual examination alone is not enough to identify the symptoms of oral cancer. Therefore, we may suggest a few tests to ensure oral cancer is not dangerous. The standard tests for oral cancer screening are blue dye tests and dental examinations with light.

Oral screening process: why it is important

Cancer of the mouth is a disease that can be treated successfully if detected early. Regular dental checkups are therefore very essential. Oral screening for cancer is reasonably priced and is a painless and simple examination.

In case of a wound or a cyst of any kind in the mouth, a simple biopsy can detect the presence of abnormal cells in the wound. In 90% of cases, oral cancer is generally curable if followed by proper treatment.

Don't delay! You should get Oral Cancer screenings periodically, and early detection is the key. Call us today to schedule your exam.

Video: Top 5 Things to Know About Oral Cancer


 

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are used to treat teeth that are damaged due to tooth decay. You could have tooth decay if you are experiencing symptoms such as extreme sensitivity to cold and hot food and drinks, constant toothache, jaw pain, and/or bad breath. Dental fillings help eliminate sensitivity and pain in the tooth and prevent any further damage from taking place. A simple check-up can determine whether your teeth need repair and if you need dental fillings. If necessary, an x-ray is taken to determine the damage's extent.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

We are pleased to provide our patients with tooth-colored fillings made from either porcelain or composite resins. They are the same color as your teeth! This makes them look much more natural in your mouth and means that your mouth will remain "mercury-free."

For more information regarding dental fillings or to schedule an appointment please contact us today.

Video: Tooth-Colored Fillings


 

Root Canal Treatments

What is a Root Canal?

Root canals are the cavities that exist inside the walls of a tooth. When there is tooth decay, the pulp may be in danger of permanent damage. In these situations, a root canal treatment may be required to save the tooth before it decays further and is irreparably damaged. During a root canal procedure, the pulp is cleaned, and the pulp cavity is filled to prevent an infection in the tooth. This procedure will quickly relieve your toothaches and stop any infection from progressing.

These are some common symptoms that indicate you might need a root canal treatment:

  • Tender gums which might also be swollen
  • Extreme sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Severe toothache

If you have any questions regarding root canal treatments, call us today.

Video: Top 5 Reasons Not To Delay Root Canal Treatment

300 Main St #101
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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Monday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.