General dentistry treatments are focused on the overall oral health of a patient. This aspect of practice involves preventing, diagnosing, and treating the various conditions that affect the teeth, gums, and jawbone structures. Most general dentistry treatments aim to prevent and ward off severe dental problems. At Family Smiles Fort Lee, we provide a broad spectrum of general dentistry treatments that will help maintain the mouth functions and the aesthetics of a smile.
Protecting Your Oral Health
General dentistry includes more than just preventive maintenance of your teeth. It also covers restorative dentistry treatments that are designed to improve the functionality of your bite, as well as your dental health.
The plaque and tartar deposits need to be removed every six months to keep the gums healthy. These general appointments include timely detection, removing the decay, and placing composite fillings. Dental exams will allow us to prevent issues in their early stages.
Gum disease begins as gingivitis when the gums become inflamed due to plaque deposits. When that plaque hardens into tartar and is not removed, it begins to accumulate under the gums. A root scaling and root planing procedure will clear the hardened tartar and help the gums reattach to the teeth.
An extraction involves having a tooth removed entirely from its socket. There are several reasons for tooth extraction, including cavities, tooth decay, accidents, trauma, malocclusion, and periodontal disease.
Pediatric dentistry services will address the problems of children and ensure the proper development of their oral structures. We provide preventive treatments like sealants and fluoride applications to ward off tooth decay.
Root canals will eliminate the inflamed and infected pulp from the inside of a tooth. This restorative process salvages a diseased tooth and prevents its extraction.
Sedation dentistry helps patients suffering from extreme dental phobia to undergo their treatments in a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
When your jaw is incorrectly aligned, it can cause severe pain throughout your face and neck. This is called a temporomandibular joint disorder, a painful condition that can be treated with nightguards and physical therapy.
These appliances will help protect the oral structures from injury, especially those participating in sporting activities. Mouthguards are protective pieces made of acrylic plastic to be worn over the teeth.
We provide emergency care services to deal with your unexpected oral concerns and deliver immediate relief.
We will provide oral health solutions to maintain your oral health and transform smiles. To learn more, visit our office, Family Smiles Fort Lee, at 810 Abbott Boulevard Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. You can also reach us at (201) 224-2705.