General Dentistry

We provide comprehensive general dentistry in Farmington, NM.

Welcome to Lusk Family Dentistry, where we view our patients as part of our extended family. We look forward to treating each member of your family, from the youngest to the oldest, providing comfortable, quality dental care.

Although preventive dentistry is the foundation of what we do at our Farmington, NM dental office, we can also provide the care you need when dental treatment is necessary. We offer a wide selection of general dentistry services, including:

  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental crowns and bridges
  • Teeth whitening
  • Root canals
  • Tooth extractions
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Full and partial dentures
  • Dental implants
  • TMJ treatment

We realize that most people don’t enjoy going to the dentist, but we think you’ll find our Farmington, NM dental practice a place you will enjoy visiting. We warmly welcome you to Lusk Family Dentistry.

Meet Your Farmington, NM General Dentist

Originally from Idaho, Dr. Jared Lusk studied general dentistry at Creighton University, where he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1995. He and the rest of the Lusk Family Dentistry team value the importance of continuing education to ensure they can provide the best dental services with the latest in dental technology.

As your Farmington, NM general dentist, they also believe in patient education. Patients who are educated about their oral health tend to take better care of their teeth and gums—and they are better able to make good decisions about dental treatments.

Our dental office is conveniently located in downtown Farmington, NM. We always welcome new patients, and we look forward to meeting you and your family.

General Dentistry in Farmington, NM

Each individual mouth is unique, so the exact treatment at each dental visit can vary based upon your oral health and your needs. There are several steps that will take place during your visit to your Farmington, NM general dentist.

Your time with us may consist of having x-rays taken to assist in detecting decay, gum disease, and other anomalies. How often these are needed or taken depends upon each individual's need and health history.

Dr. Lusk, your general dentist in Farmington, NM,  will visually examine your mouth, gums, tongue, and teeth and discuss any issues and treatment needed with you.

For most people, a dental checkup also includes a teeth cleaning. Our dental hygienist will clean your teeth by removing the plaque and tartar that is stuck to your teeth using special instruments. Your hygienist can also provide educational tips for maintaining oral health at home.

Dental x-rays are an important part of your dental appointment because they enable your Farmington, NM general dentist to see beyond what is visible to the naked eye. With dental x-rays, Dr. Lusk will check for dental issues in their earliest stages, including cavities, periodontal disease, and abnormalities such as cysts and tumors.

In many cases, we will recommend one full set of dental x-rays each year, but every patient is different so you may find yourself on a customized schedule. If you are a new patient, we will likely recommend a set of x-rays to set a baseline so we can compare your dental health in future visits. If you already had a recent set of x-rays taken at your previous dentist, you can have those sent to us so we will have a copy on record.

The Importance of Biannual Dental Appointments

The American Dental Association recommends that most people visit the dentist twice each year for an examination and cleaning. Patients who have dental issues, such as periodontal disease, might need to come in every three to four months for deep cleanings.

We know visiting your Farmington, NM family dentist isn't at the top of your bucket list every six months, but it can make all the difference in your oral health. By preventing serious issues from occurring, you'll also be saving yourself time and money down the road. When dental issues go untreated, the expensive and treatments needed can become extensive.

If you have any questions, or if you'd like to schedule your appointment for a cleaning, don't hesitate to contact our Farmington, NM dental office today to get started!

Smile Enhancement with Cosmetic Dentistry

Everyone deserves to look their best, and many of us work hard to showcase our assets. From flattering clothes to beautiful hairstyles, most of us enjoy feeling good about our image. While makeup and beautiful clothing can improve your appearance, nothing can hide an imperfect smile. A chipped tooth can offset a perfectly tailored suit, while yellow teeth can distract from immaculate makeup. A smile can be the biggest asset you possess, and if you're not entirely happy with yours, your self-esteem stock may plummet.

Instead of just tight-lipped smiles in pictures or hiding your mouth when you speak—you could just call your general dentist at Lusk Family Dentistry in Farmington, NM to discuss your options. You may be surprised at the variety of dental options you have to increase your attractiveness in one or two dental office visits.

Dr. Lusk is just as eager as you are to bring back your confidence and happiness regarding your teeth. If you have yellow or brown stained teeth, we can whiten them and erase years from your appearance. If you have lost a tooth, we can replace it and make your smile as good as new. Teeth that are crowded together can be straightened with Invisalign. Misshapen teeth or gaps between them can be fixed with porcelain veneers or dental bonding. Dental crowns can cover a weakened tooth and blend naturally with your existing teeth. We can provide all of these dental treatments at our Farmington, NM dental office.

Smile Restoration

Teeth that are damaged or missing not only impact the way your smile looks, but it can also cause you to have trouble chewing or speaking.

Dental crowns at our Farmington, NM dental clinic can strengthen a tooth that is damaged or weakened, enabling your tooth to withstand the force of chewing. These natural-looking tooth covers are custom-made so they blend in seamlessly with your smile. Dental crowns can also be used cosmetically to cover up a tooth that is misshapen or badly stained.

Missing teeth not only make chewing and speaking more difficult, but even one missing tooth can negatively impact your remaining teeth. When there is an empty space in your mouth, your remaining teeth tend to shift to fill it in. This can lead to undue wear on and damage to these teeth—and it can ultimately lead to even more tooth loss. With dental bridges, dentures, or dental implants at our Farmington, NM dental office, we can restore your smile and protect you from further tooth loss.

You Have Many Dental Options

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and have their own goals for their smile. Every mouth has its own dental flaws, and we will customize treatment based on your needs. Dr. Lusk, your general dentist in Farmington, NM, will sit down with you and understand who you are and what you want from your smile. Together, we can achieve your smile goals.

Call Dr. Lusk and the dental staff at Lusk Family Dentistry at (505) 325-8401 to set up a dental appointment.

We happily serve Farmington, NM and the surrounding areas of Flora Vista, Spencerville, Upper Fruitland, and Kirtland.