General Dentistry Services

What is General Dentistry?

General Dentistry are traditional treatments and services that help maintain and improve oral health. While cosmetic dentistry is concerned with the appearance of your teeth, general dentistry is focused on the long term health of your teeth and smile.

Patient Care

We believe that prevention of gum disease and tooth decay (cavities) is far superior to treatment. Our hygienists are highly skilled and trained to use the latest technology to diagnose periodontal disease. At each hygiene appointment we evaluate the health of your gums and store the information. We also love to educate patients and answer questions.

Our hygiene department also provides teeth cleaning, dental sealants, fluoride treatment, and more to prevent cavity development.

Comfort & Sedation Options

We want your dental experience to be painless and so enjoyable you’ll share with friends. It is important to Hancock and Johnston Dentistry that you feel relaxed when receiving dental treatment. We provide a variety of comforts to make you feel at home.

  • Modern reclining dentist chairs
  • Variety of on demand movies and shows
  • Peaceful Zen garden
  • Adjustable high definition TV’s
  • Blankets and pillows
  • Coffee and juice bar
  • Complimentary Parafin wax treatment for your hands while receiving treatment.

In addition, our practice provides a variety of sedation options for patients nervous about the dentist. We offer laughing gas (nitrous oxide) to moderate and deep sedation to patients depending on the procedure.

Latest Dental Technology

Our patients receive the best dental care with the latest dental equipment, machines and techniques. We use chair side computers, Diagnodent, digital imaging, and intra oral cameras.

  • Diagnodent (cavity detecting laser)
  • iCat is a Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging System that allows for more predictable orthodontic, TMJ, and Dental Implant treatment.
  • Digital X-rays
  • Chair side computers
  • Laser therapy for periodontal disease and immediate relief of mouth ulcers
Digital X-rays

We were the first office in West Texas to offer digital x-rays. What does this mean? We are able to perform x-rays with less radiation than conventional x-rays. Also, we can enlarge the image on a screen to better educate our patients.


This cavity detecting laser allows us to detect and treat cavities long before they permanently damage teeth. This creates far less discomfort and pain for our patients.

Intra Oral Camera

The Intra Oral Camera provides our patients an innovative way of viewing their teeth on a television screen. This enables us to show the patient what areas in the mouth are needing to receive extra attention.


Televisions in each operation room for our patients provide entertainment as well as a personal view of the Intra Oral Camera and Digital X-ray systems.


iCat is a Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging System that allows for more predictable orthodontic, TMJ, and Dental Implant treatment.



The laser helps us treat periodontal disease without extensive surgery. The laser can eliminate periodontal disease by sterilizing the diseased area with no stitches or bleeding.

TRIOS Digital Scanner

About the TRIOS Digital Scanner.