General Dentistry

Our Seattle, WA dental team treats your family like our family!

About General Dentistry

You and your family can have a healthy foundation for your smile.

Everyone wants a healthy smile for themselves and their family, and our dental office will work with you to achieve that goal.

Thorough treatment, gentle care, and a team who know YOU and your individualized needs are what you can expect from our Smile Ballard dental team.

Using our general dentistry treatments, we will be able to provide a healthy foundation for your smile and keep it healthy for a lifetime.

What makes our dental treatments so unique? We spend time getting to know you and your specific needs and make sure you understand each proposed treatment and why it's necessary. Plus, we provide the best quality materials and treatments for lasting results.

Our general dentistry services include:


General Dentistry Services in Ballard, WA


Hygiene Cleaning

Maintaining a healthy smile is important for keeping your teeth healthy and preventing larger health concerns. We perform a comprehensive periodontal examination to look at the health of your gums and structures that support the teeth.

This assessment allows us to determine what type of cleaning will best benefit you, whether it be a routine cleaning or scaling and root planing to treat gum disease. Our hygienists often get complimented on their gentle touch and friendly demeanor. Schedule to have your exam and cleaning today!


Root Canals

Inside your tooth, under the hard outer enamel is soft tissue called pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and tissue that help your tooth grow.

When the pulp becomes infected or irritated due to extensive decay or damage, it must be removed with a root canal treatment. If your tooth is fully developed, it no longer needs the pulp to survive. This makes it safe for Dr. Curalli to remove it to relieve your pain and restore your tooth.

We have a variety of ways to keep you comfortable during your appointment, including sedation dentistry.

Husband and wife couple who benefit from comprehensive dentistry in Ballard, WA

Comprehensive Dentistry

Comprehensive dentistry focuses on your entire oral health. It takes into consideration everything from how your bite functions to your smile's aesthetics. In turn, this benefits your overall health.

At Smile Ballard, our comprehensive treatment plans combine the best general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services to give you the best outcome. The first step is easy! All you have to do is schedule a consultation to go over your oral health and smile goals.


‘‘The most thorough six-month check-ups I've had, in any city I've lived! Everyone in the office is wonderful; didn't have to wait and never felt rushed.’’

Katherine A., Google Review

FAQs About General Dentistry

Answers from our Ballard dentist.

Many people associate pain with a root canal procedure. However, you can rest assured we will make this procedure as painless as possible.

We always numb the area before beginning, so you don't feel pain, and we offer a variety of ways to keep you comfortable throughout the treatment, including sedation dentistry.

YES! Even the best brushers and flossers need to visit the dentist every six months for an exam and cleaning.

Why? A professional cleaning gets rid of plaque build-up, which can lead to serious diseases if left untreated. A thorough exam allows our Seattle dentist to check for potential problems, like cavities, and prevent them from becoming bigger problems.

Most dental insurances cover two exams and cleanings per year.

Yes! Flossing removes food and plaque between your teeth and under the gumline. It is an essential part of your oral hygiene routine.

By not flossing, you are missing a significant amount of your teeth's cleaning surface. This puts you at risk for gum disease, which is the leading cause of adult tooth loss.

Contact Your Seattle Dentist Today!

Have questions about our general dentistry services? Get in touch today!

Serving communities throughout Washington including:

  • West Seattle
  • Fremont
  • Northgate
  • Shoreline