General Dentistry

At LJ Dentistry, we are committed to high-quality dental care in Moline, IL, and we see patients of all ages. From the youngest smiles to senior citizens, Dr. Joseph Jackson and Dr. David Lemon offer comprehensive services to keep each patient smiling. We also customize our services to meet your unique oral health needs.

If you’re looking for quality family dentistry in Moline, IL, we invite you to give us a call at (309) 764-3242 to schedule exams for yourself and your family members today.

Our team compiled a list of the questions we hear most often from patients. If your question isn’t covered below, or if you would like more information, get in touch with a member of our friendly team.

What sets LJ dentistry apart?

For over three decades, we have been providing patients with exceptional dental experiences. Drs. David E. Lemon and Joseph D. Jackson have built their practice on the foundation that “patients always come first.” This has earned their practice a reputation in the community as being the premier dental office for the most rewarding and beneficial comprehensive dentistry available. By treating our patients as more than just dental cases, we have earned our community’s respect, and we strive daily to improve and honor the trust our patients have placed in our caring and capable hands.

Our beautiful and upscale practice resides at the end of a boulevard driveway. From the moment that you walk up to our warm brick exterior, you will feel as though you are visiting an old friend’s house. The interior of our practice continues this warm and relaxing feeling, as you will find large picture windows and comfortable craftsman-style chairs in our reception area. We have designed our office to be accommodating, relaxing, and comforting because your peace of mind and tranquility are as important as the dental treatment you’ll be receiving.

When it comes time for your treatment, you’ll be attended to and guided by our friendly and expert staff. We pride ourselves on our ability to listen and talk with our patients so that we can care for their needs. Any questions that you have will be answered, and we’ll explain in detail our recommendations for treatments and procedures. Further, our patient-centered staff operates a fully computerized and paperless office, where all of your x-rays, photographs, and other information are instantly available on our computers.

Our highest aim is to provide you with the most effective and efficient treatments that improve your health and well-being. For this reason, Drs. Lemon and Jackson are highly-skilled and have dedicated their practice to using only the most advanced and proven techniques, treatments, and appliances.

We employ the highest technology when it comes to your health, so we have implemented features such as digital radiography to maximize accuracy and efficiency for your care. Digital radiography allows us to gain valuable diagnostic information while exposing you to the least amount of radiation possible. Our focus is on providing procedures and technology that ensure the safest and healthiest routes towards the most effective and rewarding treatments.

We look forward to working with you and helping you achieve a lifetime of incredible and inspiring oral health. When you’re ready to place your oral care in the compassionate and skilled hands of Drs. Lemon and Jackson, we invite you to contact our office to schedule an appointment. Start enjoying your smile today! 

What general dentistry services do you offer?

We offer everything from preventive dentistry in Moline to general dentistry services. Our treatments and procedures are designed to keep your teeth and gums healthy and to take care of any dental issues that may arise.

General dentistry services include but are not limited to:

  • Exams and cleanings
  • X-rays as needed
  • Dental fillings
  • Gentle root canal therapy
  • Restorations

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry in Moline provides easier dentistry and more precise treatments for you. At LJ Dentistry, we rely on laser dentistry for gum contouring, lesion removal, and to help in the teeth whitening process—removing the yellow hue and deep-seated stains. Laser dentistry promotes a sterile environment and less invasive treatments for faster healing.

What are CEREC same-day crowns in Moline, IL?

One-visit tooth crowns in Moline mean you no longer have to wait for your crown development in an off-site lab. Our top Moline dentists have the technology to create your dental crown right here in our dental office.

Dental crowns cap natural teeth to provide strength, restore function, or to conceal flaws. Our dental crowns in Moline are made of quality porcelain and are ready the same day.

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry in Moline refers to any appliance—dental bridge, crown, denture, dental implant—meant to restore your smile and the function of your teeth.

Clear plastic aligner I Invisalign at LJ DentistryHow will Invisalign in Moline, IL improve my oral health?

Invisalign, or clear braces, are designed to straighten your teeth without cumbersome brackets and metal. Invisalign clear aligners are customized to the contours of your mouth, changed out every few weeks, and they are clear for discretion.

You can remove your aligners when eating, drinking, and during your oral health routines.

Invisalign improves the appearance of your smile by correcting overlapping, crooked, misaligned, and unevenly spaced teeth. Invisalign also improves your oral health because an aligned bite helps save your teeth from erosion and breakage. It is also easier to brush and floss effectively when teeth line up correctly.

What are the signs of TMJ, and how can you help me?

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) refers to dysfunction of the joint that joins your jaw to your skull. When this joint is inflamed or not working properly, you may notice the following:

  • Clicking sound in joint
  • Headache
  • Neck pain
  • Ear pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Pain when chewing

TMJ, which is linked to bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), as well as other specific problems like stress, is treatable.

Our Moline dentists use therapies and appliances, such as the Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition, to help relieve symptoms and restore joint function. Your dentist decides the course of your treatment after a careful examination, and our dentists have already helped countless patients in the Moline area.

If my teeth are healthy, am I a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?

Good general and preventive dentistry are precursors to cosmetic dentistry. In other words, optimal oral health is the best starting point if you’re considering cosmetic dentistry in Moline, IL. However, a few dental issues do not necessarily exclude you from cosmetic dentistry.

If you’re looking for dental implants in Moline, for example, the first step is an examination to learn whether dental implants will work for you.

Everything starts with an exam by your cosmetic dentist in Moline.

Do you take my dental insurance?

Our family dentists in Moline, IL accept a wide variety of dental plans to help you and your family members get the care you need and deserve.

We recommend calling our office to discuss your insurance plan and exclusive benefits.

Our dental office also accepts CareCredit, a healthcare credit card that provides easy payment plans and interest-free repayment schedules. A member of our team can help you apply. The process is simple, and eligibility determinations take only a few minutes.

Contact Our Moline, IL Dental Office Today

If you’re looking for quality dentistry and comprehensive services in Moline, we invite you to contact our dental office today to schedule exams for yourself and your family members. If you have any questions, always get in touch with a member of our friendly dental team.

We proudly service patients across Moline, Silvis, Rock Island, Coal Valley, Hampton, Bettendorf, and beyond.