3045 S. Cooper St. Arlington, TX 76015

General Dentistry Arlington, TX

Do you need to schedule a dental cleaning? Is there a dental problem that needs treatment, but you haven’t visited the dentist in some time? Get routine and preventative care with general dentistry. We provide general dentistry services in our Arlington, TX, dental office.

Our services help maintain your natural smile and prevent symptoms from common dental problems. At Cooper Family Dental, we aim to provide comfortable, personalized treatment to help you smile brighter. 

General Dentistry in Arlington, TX

What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry focuses on maintaining your oral health. Brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist twice a year are all part of general dentistry. Routine dental care helps keep you healthy. 

Preventive dentistry is also part of general dental care. It can prevent problems like dental infections and tooth damage. As your Arlington general dentist, we provide a variety of preventive care services. These services include dental checkups and cleanings, fillings, extractions, and more.

Cooper Family Dental is a family-oriented office that provides dental care for patients of all ages. We offer routine cleanings and exams to ensure you are in good health and that we catch dental problems early.

Early preventive care ensures that we provide conservative, non-invasive treatment as needed. The longer you wait for essential dental care, the more likely you will need invasive, costly treatment.

Our office will find the right schedule for your regular visits and provide general treatment as needed. We recommend general care before restorative or cosmetic treatment to ensure you are healthy enough for treatment. 

General Dentistry in Arlington, TX

Our general dental treatments are the foundation of dental care in our office. These treatments can maintain your teeth and gums:

Emergency Dental Care

Please get in touch with our office for prompt care if you have a dental emergency. Our emergency treatments can address toothaches, broken teeth, and lost or broken restorations.

We provide urgent dental care to save your natural teeth and restorations. Our team will also give recommendations before you visit our office to minimize pain. Getting immediate treatment will also reduce the risk of infection and tooth loss.

Family Dentistry

As a family dentist office, we treat children, teens, and adults. We offer sealants for children, wisdom tooth extractions for teens, and restorative care for older patients.

Cleanings and routine care are the foundation of our treatments. Then, we will provide specific care based on your stage of life and dental problems. Our office will work with you to ensure all family members get the right treatment for their needs.

Tooth Extraction

We do everything possible to keep your natural teeth healthy. However, in some cases, we must remove a problem tooth. We provide dental extraction treatment for infected, overcrowded, and impacted teeth. Our office can also provide tooth replacements like implants as needed. 

Wisdom tooth removal is one of the most common extractions. We may remove impacted wisdom teeth that have insufficient room to grow properly. Removing these teeth can prevent tooth damage and crooked teeth. 

Custom Mouthguard

A sports mouthguard covers the upper teeth to protect them from damage and injuries. We recommend athletic mouthguards for anyone who plays contact sports, regardless of age. Store-bought mouthguards may be cheap but do not offer a custom fit.

A custom-made mouthguard can cover and protect the teeth. A properly fitted professional sports mouthguard can prevent tooth chips and cracks, knocked-out teeth, and gum and jaw injuries.

Sedation Dentistry

We use dental sedation so patients feel calm and relaxed during lengthy or complex dental treatments. Sedation can also benefit anxious patients who are not looking forward to dental visits.

Under sedation, you do not feel any pain. While you can respond to us, you will not feel discomfort. We will also monitor you during treatment to ensure your safety and comfort. 

Dental Fillings and Root Canals

Fillings and root canals are routine treatments for patients with infected teeth. These treatments help restore teeth and prevent the need for tooth removal.

Cavity detection is part of our routine services. At regular visits, we examine your smile for signs of infection. If we find a problem, we often recommend a filling or root canal.


After cleaning out or removing old fillings, decay, chips, or small fractures from a tooth, we restore them with a tooth-colored resin. We no longer use metal fillings.

Depending on the case, we use composite bonding on the front teeth. Our office recommends white fillings for cavities because they match the color of natural teeth.

What are the Root Canals?

Root canals are tiny passageways inside teeth, running from the crown to the root tip. All teeth have one to four root canals.

Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp. The pulp includes the blood vessels, nerves, and other tissues. When the infection worsens, it can begin affecting the roots. An injury can damage the pulp, leading to similar problems.

Pain and sensitivity are common problems. A spreading infection can also develop a small pus pocket called an abscess.

During root canal therapy, we remove the nerve and tissue. Removing the pulp stops the spread of infection and restores the healthy portion of the tooth. A root canal can save a problem tooth as an alternative to tooth removal.

The Root Canal Procedure

Root canal therapy usually takes one to three visits. During the first visit, we make a small hole in the top of the tooth and into the chamber. We remove infected tissue. Then, we clean and disinfect the inner chamber and reshape the canals.

Next, we fill the chamber with gutta-percha and medication to prevent infection. We temporarily fill the drilled hole until we make a permanent seal with a crown. We often recommend crowns to protect the weak tooth.

Most patients who get root canals experience little or no pain. Many will find the root canal reduces their pain. You can enjoy a restored tooth that can last almost as long as a healthy natural tooth.

Contact Us Today

Get general dentistry services for the whole family in Arlington, TX. Call Cooper Family Dental at 817-646-1217. We serve patients from Pantego, Dalworthington Gardens, and East Arlington.

Let us know if you have questions about your care or current concerns. We will be happy to help.