General Dental Care in Hattiesburg MS

General Dentistry

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Why Garner Nichols Dental is Different

Leveraging the latest technology in the field of general dentistry, we will shape your smile and deliver life changing results, improving the way you look and feel. Our team is here for you, no matter what treatment you require. From a routine cleaning and exam to more complex procedures, such as a smile makeover or dental implants, Garner Nichols Dental’s patients can count on our team to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. We are in network and accept most dental insurance. We also have a variety of flexible payment options.

General Dental Care

Whether you need a routine cleaning, crown, or filling, our staff will meet your general dentistry needs with quality, comfort-centric service. 

Dental Exams & X-Rays

Regular dental exams are an important part of preventive health care. Patients are recommended to schedule a dental exam every six months. During each visit, dental X-rays will be taken of your teeth, followed by cleaning, and examination. We will also ask about current health problems you’re having or medications you’re taking. These procedures will allow us to evaluate your risk of developing tooth decay and other oral health problems.

Oral Hygiene - Cleaning

This is a basic preventive treatment that includes removing minor plaque and tartar buildup to reduce the risk of gingivitis and cavities. It leaves teeth feeling fresh and clean. Getting a preventive cleaning every six months is ideal for most children and adults.

Composite Filling

This basic tooth restoration procedure is designed to fill in areas of tooth decay or damage. Fillings are appropriate for patients of all ages.

Root Canal

An infection in the pulp of a tooth is the most common cause of toothache. The root canal procedure relieves pain and stops the spread of infection. This treatment involves removing infected tooth pulp and restoring the tooth with a filling or crown.

Causes of inflammation or infection:

  • Deep decay
  • Repeated dental procedures on the tooth
  • Faulty crowns
  • Crack or chip in the tooth
  • Trauma to a tooth
Tooth Extractions

If a tooth is badly decayed, in an abnormal position, and not savable, tooth extraction may be the only option. We will ensure you are comfortable at all times during this procedure. We have many options to replace a tooth once it is removed. Your comfort will be maintained at all times and you will be offered Nitrous Oxide (gas) or conscious sedation (relaxing drugs) to help you through the procedure.

Reasons for tooth extraction:

  • Teeth blocking new teeth growth
  • Baby teeth remnants
  • Orthodontic Preparation
  • Some cases of infected teeth
  • Decayed or impacted wisdom teeth
Cosmetic Fillers

Garner Nichols Dental is excited to offer dermal fillers to our patients. We are thrilled to deliver a well-rounded list of services, not only in the dental and oral health sphere, but also in the realm of wellness and beauty.

How do healthy teeth and dermal fillers go together? Both deliver confidence to our patients. And when you smile, we smile.

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Teeth Whitening

Here at Garner Nichols Dental, we are happy to offer teeth whitening services to the Hattiesburg. A bright, white smile gives the impression of health, beauty, and youth to those around you. It is the easiest way to improve your appearance; the simple treatments can be done in office or in the comfort of your own home.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the best permanent solution for missing teeth. They can be used to replace a single tooth with a crown, or they can replace several teeth with an implant-supported bridge or denture. Implants are not only a great permanent aesthetic solution for missing teeth, but they also provide support and structure to your bone tissue, preventing bone loss.

Dental Crowns

Modern porcelain crowns are beautiful, life-like, blend in with other teeth, and are nearly indestructible. Dental crowns are designed to strengthen and restore damaged and decayed teeth. Crowns are one of the most commonly used tooth restorations because they are affordable, easy to install, and covered by many dental insurance plans.

Restoring Your Smile

Using advanced cosmetic dental treatments and materials, Garner Nichols Dental can make a real difference. The skill, experience, and commitment of our practice — using a unique combination of science and artistry — can literally redesign your smile.


Porcelain dental veneers offer patients an opportunity to enjoy their ideal smile. Porcelain veneers are custom fabricated to match each patient’s aesthetic preferences. They are bonded in place with strong dental cement for a long-lasting smile makeover.

Porcelain veneers are popular cosmetic treatments that give patients a more attractive smile. This procedure is suitable for improving a single tooth or for a total smile makeover. Veneers have long been popular among movie stars and beauty pageant contestants. Today, they are available and affordable for patients from all walks of life who want to take their smile from dull to dazzling.



Dental bridges replace missing teeth and teeth that are too badly damaged for crowns or fillings. They help hold remaining teeth in proper alignment and keep natural teeth from bearing too much stress from biting and chewing. This is one of the most common dental procedures for filling a gap in a patient’s smile.



Tooth-colored resin is a popular option for same-day correction of teeth that are chipped or misshapen. Dental composite can also be used for filling small cavities in front teeth. It can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth.

Smile now,


Sunbit offers patients a way to split their bill into monthly payments, up to 72 months!

Use of Innovative Technology

All procedures are furnished with state of the art equipment and maintained at the highest standards.

High Treatment Success Rates

Our treatments are performed by skilled dentists based on today’s standards of care, which promotes the best treatment outcomes.

Years of Dental Experience

With many years of dental experience, we are experts in all facets of dentistry. You will receive the best care available.


Hear what our patients are saying

175+ 5 Star Reviews!

Love seeing Dr. Burke! Makes sure I’m happy with what’s been done. Always a great environment and staff. Everyone is always super kind! Definitely a great Dentist office! Even my kids are comfortable here. Double win!

Kara Stanley

These Doctors and this staff are the best in the Industry. Conveniently located right across from Venture Church on Lincoln Road. I am convinced that they truly care about my well-being all the way around. I am so grateful that I found Garner-Nichols!

Blaine McHanan

attentive employees, it is definitely top notch. Dr Nichols was great and made my son feel at ease and comfortable during his procedure. I would highly recommend her. Great job to you all for creating such an inviting atmosphere! Thank you!!

Felicia Floyd

They are super friendly, kind, patient, and honest! They are also great with kids. I am happy to have them treating my 3 kids... 18, 14, and 3. Thank you all so much.

Tabitha Bledsoe