General Dentistry

At Michael J Nelson, DDS, healthy smiles are our passion. We genuinely believe in the positive impact of individualized, patient-focused dentistry. Whatever your family's needs are, we will guide and support you in attaining your oral health goals. We offer comprehensive general dentistry services to patients of all ages in St. Louis Park and surrounding areas. 

Our General Dentistry Services

Dr. Michael Nelson is a highly skilled and experienced general dentist who can care for your family's every dental need. Among our extensive services, we offer: 

  • Routine dental exams to manage your oral health
  • Preventive treatments, such as professional fluoride treatments and periodontal care
  • Dental x-rays to identify early signs of dental health concerns 
  • Teeth cleanings to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria
  • Tooth-colored fillings to remove decay and strengthen teeth
  • TMJ and bruxism treatment for improving comfort and function
  • Restoration or replacement of damaged or missing teeth, including crowns, bridges, and dentures

Good Oral Health Care Is Priceless

Problems with your oral health can affect the rest of your body and vice versa. For example, untreated gum disease can lead to heart disease and stroke. Our teeth and gums require regular maintenance to ensure they remain healthy, strong, and comfortable. General dentistry services at the dental office of Michael J Nelson, DDS, can lead you on the path to optimal oral health.

Preventive Dental Care 

Michael J Nelson, DDS, focuses on preventing dental conditions through regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Using these methods, we can identify oral health concerns in the earliest stages before harming your smile. 

Exams — Comprehensive dental exams allow us to evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, and other oral structures. We look for signs of decay and gum disease, and we develop treatments right away to meet your needs. 

Cleanings — Our thorough dental cleanings remove plaque, tartar, and other bacteria from the teeth and gums so you can enjoy a clean and fresh smile. 

Dental x-rays — We use digital dental x-rays to diagnose conditions invisible to the naked eye, including decay, infection, bone health, tumors, and more. 

We agree with the American Dental Association's recommendation of receiving dental exams and cleanings every six months unless otherwise stated by your dentist. 

Restorative Dentistry 

Do you need a filling, crown, or dental bonding? Dr. Nelson offers various restorative dental treatments to repair damaged teeth and protect your smile's function and appearance. We offer:

  • Tooth-colored fillings to restore teeth and conceal flaws 
  • Dental crowns to protect and stabilize natural teeth 
  • Dental bonding to repair chips, fractures, stains, and gaps in the teeth

We design every treatment to meet the patient's precise needs and exceed their aesthetic expectations so they can have lifelong healthy smiles. 

Tooth-Replacement Options 

Though saving your natural teeth is our priority, sometimes tooth loss and tooth removal are inevitable. Our tooth-replacement options are excellent solutions to tooth loss, as they preserve your oral health and boost your self-confidence. 

We offer dental bridges, complete dentures, and partial dentures to replace missing teeth and improve necessary function. Having a full set of teeth can restore your ability to chew, speak, and socialize with comfort and ease. 

Please get in touch with us today to learn more about our general dentistry services or schedule your next dental exam.