COVID-19 Safety Message: Visit our practice with confidence – your safety is our top concern.
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
Are You in Need of a Dental Exam in Blackwood?
Maintaining your oral health via routine exams, cleanings, and health screenings is a necessary part of ensuring that your teeth and mouth remain healthy for years to come. Our dentists are experienced in improving smiles and protecting dental health. Every member of our staff wants you to speak and eat easily while being able to smile confidently. That’s why our respected practice has a variety of services and treatments. Our services range from a complete dental exam to teeth cleaning to periodontal treatment. And those are only some of the services we offer! If you’re nervous about coming in because of the length of time since your last dental treatment, don’t be. We will ensure that you feel comfortable while you receive the treatment you need. At your first appointment with one of our dentists, you will undergo a thorough dental exam. This exam will check for symptoms of the following:
- Oral cancer
- Bone loss
- Advanced gum disease, called periodontal disease
- Teeth grinding
- Dental decay
Once your examination has been completed, your dentist will devise a treatment plan for the issues or concerns that he or she finds. This will include ways to prevent further issues from occurring after you have received treatment. Our dentists are proud of the fact that we have developed long-term dental health care relationships with several of our patients. We are ready to welcome you to our respected practice. Arrange your first appointment with us by picking up the phone and calling one of our friendly team members today.
Do You Offer Dental Cleanings and Gum Treatments?
Our practice offers dental cleaning and gum disease treatment for all of our patients. Even if you brush and floss your teeth regularly, it is imperative that you receive routine dental cleanings. This is because plaque and calculus can build up into places that are difficult to reach with your toothbrush and dental floss. Plaque is a film of bacteria that sticks to your teeth whenever you eat or drink. This plaque develops into calculus whenever it is left to build up. As plaque turns into calculus, it begins to tear down the tooth’s enamel, leading to tooth decay. Having a thorough professional cleaning done on a regular basis ensures that this build up does not occur.
Gum disease is another consequence of not thoroughly removing plaque and calculus. The bacteria in these substances will eventually begin to attack the gums. This leads to gingivitis, which is gum disease in its earliest stages. You may have gingivitis if your gums are red, swollen, sensitive or bleed when you brush or floss. Gingivitis is easily treated if it is caught early on. However, if you fail to pursue treatment it will eventually develop into periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is gum disease in its advanced stages. It is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. In addition to losing your teeth, you also risk severe damage to your jawbone and physical health if you fail to properly treat your periodontal disease. If you suspect that you have any form of gum disease, it is important that you call our office right away so that you can get your oral health back on track again.
Where Can I Find Treatment for Bad Breath?
Another service that our practice offers is treatment for bad breath, which is medically known as halitosis. Halitosis occurs because of something you ate, a lack of proper dental hygiene or dental decay. If you have been suffering from chronic bad breath, call our office. We will get you in to see a dentist so that you can develop a treatment plan that includes routine professional cleaning, specialized treatment and at-home oral hygiene routines. Following the care plan established by your dentist will ensure that your bad breath will go away quickly and easily.
Why Do I Need an Oral Cancer Screening?
Oral cancer rates are on the rise. This is due to a rise in the number of people with the HPV virus. Tobacco use also puts people at risk of developing oral cancer. Since oral cancer is usually not detected until it is in its advanced stages, it can be a fatal disease. In fact, if you have noticed a lump in your mouth it is likely that the cancer has already spread to other areas of the body. Receiving routine oral cancer screenings can help to detect the disease in its earliest stages, meaning you have a higher chance of receiving successful treatment. If you are over the age of 18, our dentists will perform your screening during your dental exam.
No matter what dental issues you have, you can rest assured that you will be pleased with the care you receive at our office. To book a dental exam in Blackwood, pick up your phone and dial our number.