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.
Need a Teeth Cleaning, Oral Health Treatment, or a Dental Exam in Media?
Everybody wants to have a dentist that they can trust with all of their dental health care needs. If you have been looking for a trustworthy and respected dentist, then your search is over. Our team of dentists has worked hard to establish a reputation for providing top-notch dental care to our patients. This approach has worked so well that many of our patients have established long-term dental care relationships with our dentists. No matter what your dental issues may be, we look forward to helping you look and feel your best. That’s why we offer a variety of services. Some of the services we offer to our patients include a full dental exam, gum disease treatment, oral health assessment, dental cleanings, and more. All of our services keep your comfort in mind. During your initial consultation, our dentist will perform a thorough exam on you to determine the status of your mouth, teeth, and gums. This assessment will look for:
- Signs of dental decay
- Evidence of teeth grinding
- Oral cancer
- Loss of bone
- Periodontal disease, commonly known as advanced gum disease
Any issues that are found during your dental exam will be treated so that you can have a healthy mouth once again. If you want to be one of our patients, give us a call. We’re always willing to answer any questions you may have about our practice and how we can help you to achieve a healthy smile.
Do I Need to See a Dentist for Dental Cleaning and Gum Treatment?
If you want to be sure that your teeth are being properly cleaned, then it is important to schedule routine dental cleanings. While brushing and flossing frequently can prevent issues, there are always places where plaque and calculus can build up due to your toothbrush or dental floss not being able to reach those areas. Plaque is a sticky film that is made up of bacteria. This bacteria forms every time you eat and drink something. If you don’t take care of plaque build up, it will eventually turn into a hard material called calculus. Calculus causes many issues. It attacks the tooth’s enamel and can lead to tooth decay. Having your teeth cleaned by a professional will rid the teeth of this bacteria and prevent you from developing serious dental issues that can have a negative impact on your life.
One of these issues that can impact the quality of your life is gum disease. Gum disease in its earliest stages is called gingivitis. The same bacteria that cause plaque and calculus cause gum disease. The bacteria attacks the gum tissue and can lead to red, swollen, or sensitive gums that bleed when they are being brushed or flossed. If left untreated, gingivitis will turn into periodontal disease. This advanced stage of gum disease causes the ligaments that hold the teeth in place to become loose, leading to tooth loss. Bone damage can also occur. If you have severe periodontal disease, it is imperative that you come into our office as soon as possible to receive periodontal treatment.
Are There Remedies for Bad Breath?
While bad breath can be an embarrassing problem to have, there is no need to let it have a negative impact on your confidence. This easily treated dental concern is known medically as halitosis. Halitosis impacts an estimated 25 percent or more of Americans. In most cases, it is caused by tooth decay, a lack of a proper dental hygiene routine, or by certain foods that a person may eat. If you’ve been plagued by bad breath, give our dentists a call. We will get you started on a professional cleaning routine, as well as specialized treatments for bad breath. In addition, we will provide you with at-home oral hygiene recommendations that will assist you in ridding yourself of halitosis.
What Is the Best Way to Treat Oral Cancer?
The best and most effective way of treating oral cancer is to be sure that it is caught early on. Oral cancer is a potentially deadly disease because it shows no discernible signs early on. Once symptoms have set in, the disease has usually spread elsewhere in the body. Receiving an oral cancer screening during your dental exam can help to catch this disease before it is too late. We always recommend that anyone over age 18 receive an oral cancer test.
While many people put off dental care, it is important to know that receiving quality care on a regular basis can save you many problems down the road. If you’re interested in learning more about the types of dental care that we provide, give us a call. A thorough dental exam in Media is only a phone call away.