As a trusted family dentist in Fort Walton Beach, FL, Dr. Douglas Pohl has been providing personalized treatments for over three decades. He truly cares about the health and well-being of his patients and takes pride in serving the unique dental needs of both children and adults. Dr. Pohl believes there is no concern too small or goal too large. You can always trust him to provide exceptional services.
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If it has been over six months since you last saw a dentist, you probably need dental attention. Regular dental cleanings are essential for maintaining your oral and overall health. At the dental practice of Douglas Pohl, DDS, in Fort Walton Beach, FL, our team provides compassionate and conservative care to patients from Destin, Pensacola, and surrounding areas.
About Our Practice
Since 1991, our dentist and his team have provided patients with outstanding dental services that are personalized to the needs and goals of each individual. We take a caring and compassionate approach, and welcome patients of all ages to take advantage of our services.
We believe in conservative treatment and will only recommend the most appropriate actions to address your concerns. We understand that your oral health needs change as you age, and we will work to build a lasting relationship with you and your family.
To make dental procedures more accessible, we accept financing through CareCredit® and can work with you to develop a treatment plan that suits your budget.
We Are Committed to Your Comfort Sedation Dentistry
Many people avoid the dentist because they experience dental anxiety. Dr. Pohl understands this, and he takes every measure to make patients as comfortable as possible so they can receive the dental work they need. He provides sedation options to help patients feel completely at ease as they receive essential dentistry treatments.
Dr. Pohl offers two methods of sedation: nitrous oxide sedation and oral conscious sedation. Both are safe and effective in helping you relax while the dentist administers the care you need. If you want to undergo sedation during your appointment, let Dr. Pohl know, and he can determine which option is best for you.
Our Featured Services
For qualifying patients, dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts that replace tooth roots and provide support for restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures. Implants provide the stimulation needed to stop jawbone recession after tooth loss. They also provide unmatched security for restorations, so you don't have to worry about your prosthetic slipping out of place or falling out.
Veneers are extremely thin porcelain shells that Dr. Pohl can use to cover chips, cracks, discoloration, and other imperfections. Veneers produce an aesthetically pleasing smile through minimally invasive treatment. Dr. Pohl is an expert in veneer placement.
Our dentist can create, convert, or repair your dentures. Dentures are an effective treatment for tooth loss, and we can work to create either full or partial dentures. We provide both traditional dentures and implant-supported dentures.
Root canal therapy is used to address infection. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, you may have a tooth infection. Dr. Pohl gently performs root canal procedures at his office in Fort Walton Beach, FL, and he provides sedation for patients who feel anxious about dental work.
Dental crowns are prosthetic caps that cover broken, damaged, or decayed teeth. Crowns are a durable solution that looks completely natural. A crown can also be attached to a dental implant to restore a single missing tooth. Dr. Pohl only uses the highest quality material for his crowns.
Dr. Pohl can provide general and preventive services for every member of your family. Regular dental checkups every six months are important so that the dentist can identify any developing problems before they become too serious, and so that tartar, plaque, and bacteria in hard-to-reach areas can be removed. Routine checkups are especially important for children so that they become used to the dentist and understand how to maintain lifelong oral health.
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Contact Our Practice
To ensure your long-term oral health, Dr. Pohl recommends visiting our office twice per year for a preventive dentistry exam, which includes an oral cancer screening using advanced VELScope technology. We serve patients from Destin, Pensacola, and other areas along the Florida panhandle from our Fort Walton Beach practice. Contact us online to send us a message or request a consultation. You can also reach us by phone:
Our Complete Services
- Cleanings and Exams
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Dental Bonding
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Flippers
- Dental Implants
- Dentures (Partial and Full)
- Emergency Dentistry
- Family Dentistry
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- General Dentistry
- Implant-Supported Dentures
- Preventive Dentistry
- Porcelain Veneers
- Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics)
- Sedation Dentistry
- Snap-On Smile®
- Sports Mouth Guards
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder Treatment
- VI Peel®
- Wisdom Tooth Removal
- Teeth Grinding
What Our Patients Are Saying...
"Everyone here is awesome and friendly. Amy is the best hygienist around. So gentle, thoughtful, and caring! Thank you for making a visit to the dentist fun again!" Kiki G.
5 Reasons to Visit the Dentist Every Six Months
Catch Dental Problems Early
When you meet with our dentist every six months, we have the best chance of identifying dental problems in their earliest stages. For example, if a cavity develops and is diagnosed within six months, patients can typically have it treated with a simple dental filling.
If you let that cavity go undiagnosed and untreated, tooth decay can advance to the point that you need a larger (and more expensive) restoration like an inlay, onlay, or crown. Tooth decay can also result in root canal infection or even tooth loss, which also results in a need for more costly treatments to improve your dental health.
Prevent Dental Pain
Advanced dental problems not only increase the cost of your treatment plan, but can also result in significant tooth pain. Dental issues such as cavities, root canal infections, and abscesses can cause chronic discomfort or temporary pain while placing the tooth in danger.
Get Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned
During your dental exam, we will perform a professional cleaning, which removes tartar (the hardened form of plaque) from the teeth. Tartar typically accumulates in difficult-to-reach areas along the gumline and between the teeth. After your exam, your teeth will look cleaner and feel smoother.
Maintain Fresh Breath
Dental problems like plaque and tartar can result in bad breath. By attending routine exams, we can prevent or treat dental problems to help you avoid halitosis (chronic bad breath). In addition, a professional cleaning will give you fresher breath that can be maintained with a good at-home oral hygiene.