Welcome to Our Chesterfield, MO Practice
Something our patients appreciate when they visit Clarkson Dental Group is how warmly we welcome them from the moment they walk through the door. Dr. Scott Mahlin and his entire dental team dedicate themselves to providing you with the personalized, gentle care you and your family deserve—in a relaxed, friendly setting.
Our dental practice is not about us; our dental practice is about you. We believe that compassion matters, and that is the foundation upon which we've established our Chesterfield, MO dental office. Clarkson Dental Group is a smaller dental practice by design because we feel it allows every patient to receive the attention they deserve in an unhurried atmosphere.
Our dental clinic is known and valued for always being sparkling clean and sterile. We value the safety and health of everyone that walks through our doors. If you have any questions about our safety practices, billing, and insurance, or any procedure we offer, we invite you to give us a call so we can arrange an appointment.
- We Prioritize Our Patient's Comfort
- We Provide Open and Honest Dialogue
- Sedation Dentistry for Anxious Patients
- Quality Family Dentistry
- The Dental Services Your Family Needs
- Modern Dental Technology
- Call to Make a Dental Appointment
We Prioritize Our Patient's Comfort
While we do our best to treat every dental need patients may have, we can't treat you if you don't come in!
We appreciate that the biggest barricade between people and good dental health is dental anxiety. Our priority is to make every patient feel comfortable, safe, and happy to be around. Part of overcoming dental anxiety is patient education; many patients feel comfortable when they understand each step of a dental procedure, from start to finish.
We customize your dental treatment so that you never feel rushed, you always feel attended to, and always walk away feeling relaxed and comfortable. Your oral health should not be a chore; it can actually be a mini-vacation from your busy schedule.
We Provide Open and Honest Dialogue
Every smile is unique and different, so it makes sense that your treatment will be stylized just for you.
Everything starts with a conversation between our Chesterfield patients and Dr. Scott Mahlin. During your dental appointment with us, we can go over what your smile goals are, any flaws you want to fix, and any specific needs you may have.
Proper dental care requires collaboration between patients and their dentists in Ellisville, MO. We never push patients to undergo treatments they don't need or want. We are here to provide facts and information and to answer any questions. Ultimately, patients control the direction of their dental treatment plan; we merely provide the information and guidance.
If there are multiple treatment options, we will help you review each option and focus on the most conservative treatment that is also cost-effective.
Sedation Dentistry for Anxious Patients
We realize that most people don't enjoy going to the dentist, but for some people, the fear they have of the dentist runs so deep it keeps them from coming at all. We want everyone to get the dental care they need to enjoy good oral health, so we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry to our anxious patients.
With several different types of sedation, including nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation, we can help ensure your experience in the dental chair is as pleasant and painless as possible.
We hope that sedation dentistry, along with compassionate care and patient education, can ease apprehension.
The Dental Services Your Family Needs
The best oral health routine starts with preventive dental care. While your Chesterfield dentist can treat any dental issue, it's more cost-effective and stops small issues from snowballing.
Our main goal is to see families at least twice a year; that way, we can perform a dental cleaning and exam. Even if you brush and floss daily, and feel like your teeth and gums are healthy, only a dentist has the tools and training to spot issues you may not be able to see, like tooth decay or cavities. Even with our best efforts, there are times when a dental procedure is necessary.
At Clarkson Dental Group, we provide the following dental services:
- General dentistry: including fillings, dental cleanings, and periodontal treatment
- Cosmetic dentistry: including professional teeth whitening in Chesterfield, MO, dental bonding, and veneers
- Restorative dentistry: including dental crowns, bridges, and dental implants
- Sedation dentistry: for patients who feel a little anxious about going to the dentist
Quality Family Dentistry
Healthy, bright teeth can take a lot of effort and time to get to the point they are.
We always recommend sticking to good preventive routines to avoid underlying foundational problems, like infection or decay. It is imperative that you and your family brush and floss so you can prevent dental headaches. During your dental cleaning and exam, we will be able to visually examine your teeth and gums, as well as look at them through an x-ray image.
Dr. Mahlin can track any changes to your gum line and look for pockets where bacteria love to hide. Imagine driving your car, and you hear an unusual noise that you've never heard before.
You have two options: you can bring it to your mechanic so they can determine if this an issue that needs attention, or you can wait for the clunk to get louder and louder. Dental problems are very similar—they don't resolve themselves, but they will try to get your attention.
Dr. Mahlin will use your alone time with him to go over any issues you might have, answer any dental related questions, and suggest alternative procedures. Some of the dental procedures you can expect from us include:
- Dental cleanings
- Dental exams
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Digital x-rays
- Dental sealants
- Professional teeth whitening
- Periodontal treatment
- Dental crowns and bridges
General dentistry in Chesterfield, MO will make sure the foundation of your smile is healthy and vibrant. Our restorative dental treatments can fix issues like replacing missing teeth or repairing broken teeth.
Please note: dental pain and problems will not heal over time. Don't try to "tough it out" or ignore warning signs like a toothache.
If you are missing a tooth, you might think that the worst is over. The truth is, every tooth in our mouth serves a function. When that tooth is gone, our remaining teeth work overtime to make up for the absent tooth.
Over time, this can even lead to more tooth loss. Missing teeth will impact what you eat, how you speak, and the way you look. Dental implants are a standard and popular tooth replacement procedure because they are fixed to your jaw bone. You'll never have to worry about them shifting or falling out!
Modern Dental Technology
Dr. Mahlin believes in staying current with the latest in dental technology because he wants to improve the patient experience. Plus, the better the technology, the more accurate the diagnoses and the better the treatment outcomes.
We've incorporated digital records, digital x-rays, and intraoral cameras into our modern dental practice.
Call to Make a Dental Appointment
We warmly welcome new patients, whether you are merely looking for a dental office to call home or if it's been a while since you've been to the dentist. Please give us a call and enjoy a comfortable dental appointment in a relaxed environment.
We look forward to meeting you and your family!