General Dentistry

At 12 Dentistry, we welcome your entire family to our friendly and caring dental office. We help children as young as age one with their first dental visit and enjoy treating seniors who need solutions for broken and missing teeth.

At every stage in between, Dr. Ron Ko provides quality dentistry to protect, maintain, and enhance smiles of all ages. 

General Dentistry for All Ages

Your general dentist is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all your oral health care. Because Dr. Ko values each of his patients as a unique individual, he individualizes your treatment plan to accommodate all your needs.

At our family-oriented dental practice, everyone in your family can enjoy exceptional dentistry and all the services they need under one roof.

  • Dental exams
  • Teeth cleanings
  • Digital x-rays
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Root canals
  • Tooth extraction

Dr. Ko cares about his patients’ health and well-being. He enjoys answering questions and taking all the time needed for them to feel comfortable with our treatment recommendations. 

By partnering with our patients, we believe we create an atmosphere where they feel empowered to make more confident decisions about their oral health in general. 

Comprehensive Dental Exams

We’ve all heard the saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In dentistry, that means being proactive rather than reactive and staying current with six-month dental cleanings and exams. With just two easy appointments each year, you can help mitigate the need for dental treatments like fillings, root canals, and extractions.

Dr. Ko enjoys meeting with his patients regularly, catching up with them, and learning about any changes to their oral health. He checks each of your teeth for cavities, looks for evidence of gum disease, evaluates your dental bite, and reviews the condition of existing dental work.

If you are due for dental x-rays, our digital imaging provides a detailed view of what’s happening inside your teeth and under your gums. We’ll share these images with you, and Dr. Ko will explain how to view them to better understand your treatment needs.

Cleanings with a Dental Hygienist

Professional teeth cleanings with one of our skilled hygienists every six months remove plaque and tartar that’s built up on your teeth since your last visit. Even if you have world-class oral hygiene skills, you still need professional cleanings to clean the areas your brush and floss can’t reach.

Gum disease is highly prevalent and, unfortunately, often takes its toll before it presents symptoms like bleeding or swollen gums. Because your hygienist can easily spot it during your cleaning, she can take steps to treat it long before it damages your long-term oral health.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

We are pleased to treat patients at every level of dental health. Whether you are diligent and only require checkups twice a year, or you have neglected your oral health for a while, we would love to help you. 

If you need a general dentist in Puyallup who treats the entire family, please call 12 Dentistry at (253) 848-7281 to schedule an appointment.