Your Family Dentist In Farmington, NM
One of the things patients love about Lusk Family Dentistry is that as a small practice, we make our patients feel like part of the family. When new patients walk through our door, we welcome them into a practice that is relaxed, honest, and attentive. It’s the kind of dental practice where we would want to go!
We offer services for you and your entire family, including routine dental exams and cleanings for healthy, beautiful smiles. We also provide restorative treatments, such as dental implants to replace missing teeth and dental crowns to strengthen teeth.
If you’re looking to add more dazzle to your smile, we also perform cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as teeth whitening and complete smile makeovers. In addition, we are experts at treating periodontal disease using soft tissue lasers and other techniques.
We invite you to schedule your next dental exam with Dr. Jared Lusk. Contact us at (505) 325-8401 to get started!
Our Approach to Family Dental Care
Family Dentistry Services
Exceptional Care for Every Age
At Lusk Family Dentistry, we know the common dental challenges of each stage of life. Whether your child needs a cavity filled or someone in your family wants to replace a tooth, our top priority is always your comfort, health, and satisfaction.
We love our younger patients and recommend they start visiting Dr. Lusk when their first tooth erupts. We also want to teach children that there is nothing to fear in the dental chair. We help children understand the importance of good oral health while making them feel relaxed and at home in our Farmington dental office.
It can feel overwhelming for a small child to visit a new place with unfamiliar smells and strange-looking equipment. We’re compassionate about dental anxiety at any age and go the extra mile to help your family feel cared for at the dentist. Friendly smiles and a gentle touch help kids understand that they are safe and secure, no matter what their age.
It's never too early to start your children on the path to lifelong good oral health. Call your trusted Farmington dentist today to schedule your son or daughter’s first dental visit.
Your Comfort Is Our Top Priority
Visiting the dentist is a source of anxiety for many people, so we maintain a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Our front desk assistants and dental hygienists want to make sure that as soon as you enter our practice, you feel right at home. Because we offer the latest in dental technology, including digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, we can discover problems early, when treatment is less expensive.
We pride ourselves on treating every patient how we would like to be treated. We will always present the most conservative treatment options possible to help you achieve your long-term goals. We believe that when we exceed your expectations, you will want to refer your family and friends to our dental office!
Why We’re Different
Patient satisfaction is everything to us, so everything we do revolves around this philosophy. We designed our dental office so that it feels comfortable for patients of all ages. Our team works well together, and that is obvious to our patients.
Nothing matters to us more than helping our patients maintain excellent oral health, and we strive to exceed our patients' expectations each and every day by taking our time with every appointment. You will never feel rushed at Lusk Family Dentistry!
We also believe in good communication. Dental treatment can be confusing and stressful, so we take the time to ensure you fully understand your treatment options before we get started on any treatment plan. Dr. Lusk will sit down with you and make sure that you feel informed about each procedure. We generally recommend the most affordable route of treatment that will help our patients achieve their goals.
Don’t let “small” be mistaken for “low-tech.” Dr. Jared Lusk prides himself on keeping up-to-date on the latest in dental technology to ensure our patients get the most comfortable treatment available!
Family Dentistry Services
Whether you’re suffering from a toothache or want to prevent one, Dr. Jared Lusk and our professional dental team offer a wide range of family dentistry services.
At Lusk Family Dentistry, we’re committed to helping you avoid the health conditions associated with gum disease and tooth decay. Many people don’t realize it, but these conditions increase your risk for tooth loss, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes, and pose additional health risks for pregnant women.
Today’s state-of-the-art digital x-rays let us see below your tooth’s surface and keep your smile healthy. With x-rays we can:
- Identify areas of tooth decay we can’t see visually, such as below a dental filling, inside a tooth, or between teeth
- Reveal bone loss that may indicate the presence of periodontal disease
- Diagnose an abscess near the root of a tooth
When you visit your family dentist for teeth and gum exams, we can usually catch any oral problems before they require more costly, invasive treatments.
Using x-rays and a visual exam, Dr. Lusk can detect early signs of tooth decay and gum disease and treat or help you reverse any damage. He will also perform an oral cancer screening, which if caught early, is highly treatable!
Regular teeth cleanings at your family dentist in Farmington removes bacteria from areas you can’t reach with home brushing and flossing. When bacteria don’t have a chance to build and spread, your teeth and gums stay healthier!
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, begins as dental plaque. Everyone gets this opaque film on his or her teeth after eating, but you can remove most of it with thorough brushing and flossing. Some plaque may remain in hidden areas, however, and our dental hygienist can remove it for you.
Because gum disease can be asymptomatic, regular visits to Lusk Family Dentistry are often the only way to find it in its earliest stages. If you’re concerned about your gums or need a dental exam, call us at (505) 325-8401.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments
Do you have a vision for your ideal smile? Dr. Lusk understands that having a smile you love can have a big impact on your self-confidence and quality of life. That’s why we offer cosmetic dental treatments to fix issues that not only bother you, but can also improve your oral health.
Lusk Family Dentistry provides a variety of cosmetic treatments, such as:
- Replacing old silver fillings with tooth-colored fillings
- Fixing chipped or irregularly shaped teeth with dental bonding and veneers
- Removing teeth stains with professional teeth whitening
- Strengthening weak, unattractive teeth with dental crowns or inlay and onlays
- Replacing missing teeth with dental implants or dentures
If you have multiple dental issues to fix and aren’t sure where to start, talk to us about a cosmetic smile makeover. We’ll create a detailed, custom treatment plan to address each problem in a timeframe that’s right for you.
Dr. Lusk is committed to keeping your natural teeth healthy, but sometimes your teeth need special help. From tooth fillings to root canals, our skilled dental team provides friendly, comforting care.
One of the main goals of restorative dentistry is to strengthen and restore broken or damaged teeth, allowing them to function long term. Dental crowns are often the right choice in these situations, and sometimes we need to perform a root canal to save the tooth first.
While saving and restoring teeth is always our top priority, sometimes a tooth is too weak or damaged and needs extracting. Dr. Lusk is highly skilled in performing tooth extractions and helping you choose the appropriate restoration for tooth replacement. We’ll work with you to place a dental implant, bridge, or dentures so that you can chew and speak normally again.
We Want to Be Your Family Dentist - for Life
We believe that creating a trusting relationship with you and your family makes dental care a lot easier! Our pledge is to provide you with the best in conservative, effective dental care.
Call Lusk Family Dentistry today to make an appointment for general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. We happily serve Farmington, NM and the surrounding areas of Flora Vista, Spencerville, Upper Fruitland, and Kirtland. Call us today!