Welcome to the dental office of Dr. Elizabeth Duling, a family and cosmetic dentist in Owen’s Cross Roads, AL dedicated to the health and wellness of all of her dental patients. Dr. Duling has advanced training in many aspects of dentistry and has trained with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine to provide personalized care for sleep-disordered breathing and sleep apnea using oral appliance therapies.
Dental Care for the Whole Family
Dr. Duling is a family dentist and allows all members of your family to receive the dental care they need under one roof. Our goal is to provide extensive general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care for the changing needs of the growing and aging smiles. We are committed to open communication with our patients as well as patient education so that you can make an informed decision about oral health and dentistry needs.
Our highly trained dental team takes time to get to know patients so they can personalize their care. By taking a patient’s dental history, budget, oral health goals, and current dental needs into account, our dental care team is able to create custom treatment plans. Whether you are receiving routine dental care or have complex oral health concerns, we are here with you every step of the way. For our younger patients, we offer age-specific care such as dental sealants to keep teeth infection-free. We also help educate parents about when to schedule appointments for their children and how to teach them about their oral health.
Our modern dental office uses some of the latest digital dental technology so our patients can receive accurate diagnosis and treatment:
- Digital x-rays: We utilize digital x-rays to easily view the dental structures. Digital x-rays create detailed images and give off 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray. These x-rays are helpful when diagnosing dental problems. They can also be easily shared if we refer patients to specialists or dental surgeons.
- Intraoral cameras: This dental technology is a diagnostic tool that allows us to view different angles of the mouth. These images are projected on a monitor. Not only do intraoral cameras permit us to get a better view of dental problems, but it also allows us to show these images to our patients in real-time. We want our patients to be educated during the treatment process so they can feel more confident and comfortable.
- Digital impressions: Modern digital impressions offer improved treatment planning. More traditional dental impressions use a thick putty material. Digital impressions are a more comfortable alternative for patients. Instead of using dental mold putty, we use a handheld scanning camera to capture digital impressions. These impressions can be saved and shared with local dental labs.
Dental Office FAQs
Our patients often have several questions about our office, including:
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, Dr. Duling is accepting new patients from the Owens Cross Roads area. She works with patients on an individual basis, taking their concerns and specific needs into account. If you require assistance with the care of you or a member of your family, please let Dr. Duling know.
How often should I visit the dentist?
Most patients benefit from seeing the dentist biannually, or every six months. Some patients with more complex or chronic dental problems may benefit from more frequent visits. Routine dental appointments allow us to provide you with a dental cleaning, x-rays, and more. We can catch dental problems much faster when patients visit our office on a regular basis.
What do I do if I have a dental emergency?
Contact our office immediately for care. We will do our best to see you as soon as possible. Some of the most common dental emergencies we treat include knocked-out teeth, broken dental restorations, toothaches, and bleeding gums.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
Are you looking for a new dentist in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama? Call family and cosmetic dentist Dr. Duling for care at 256.202.4186. You can also request a consultation with Dr. Duling online. Please let our team know if you have any questions about your dental treatment or current concerns. They will be happy to assist you. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental appointment.