General Dentistry

Comprehensive, routine dental exams and teeth cleanings are an important part of achieving and maintaining excellent oral health.

When our dentists and hygienists examine your mouth regularly, they can detect problems before you notice any symptoms, intercepting discomfort, pain, risk of damage to restorations, tooth loss, and more. We are also be your first line of defense, noticing and testing any signs of soft-tissue abnormalities such as oral cancer. Modern dentistry has made dental procedures comfortable and pain free.

Preventive cleanings, in addition to a regular and thorough homecare, are essential to prevent gum disease, the leading cause of tooth loss. Only professionals can remove tartar buildup below the gumline and this should be done as prescribed, according to your level of oral health. People with healthy mouths are usually on a six-month recurring cleaning cycle. Those with signs of gum infection may be prescribed more-frequent cleanings.

Common Problems Our Dentists Treat:

  • Gum disease
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Cavities
  • Mouth sores
  • Sensitive teeth
  • & many more.

Dental Health Associates, P.A. has your routine dental exams and teeth cleanings covered. Call a location near you for a dental appointment in New Jersey or request an appointment online now.

What To Expect At Your Appointment

A dental hygienist will use special instruments to carefully remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. Your teeth will be flossed and polished. Your dentist will spend some time getting to know you. They will ask about your general health because it can affect oral health and vice versa. Your dentist will examine your entire mouth for signs of decay, infection, or disease. X-rays may be taken to provide more information about the structure and health of your teeth.

Your dentist may suggest a particular type of toothbrush or cleaning product and will recommend a regimen to maintain your oral health at home. You may need to make a future appointment for a treatment, such as having a cavity filled. A routine exam and cleaning is recommended every 6 months for most patients.

Ask Your Dentist About Any Of These General Dentistry Services:

Tooth-Colored Restorations

Unsightly silver-colored tooth fillings can make an otherwise perfect set of teeth look unattractive. Now there are fillings specially designed to match the natural color of your tooth. Directly bonded, tooth-colored resin fillings are virtually undetectable, so they make a tooth look like new, whether used for small areas of decay or to replace current fillings. When you’re at your regular checkups, we check your restorations, and because fillings do deteriorate over time (and put you at risk for further decay), when it’s time to replace one, we’ll talk with you about this popular, attractive option.

Sealants

Good oral hygiene – brushing and flossing daily – and a healthy diet are the best way to prevent plaque buildup in the mouth. But even the most thorough brushing does not always reach the deepest indentations in your back teeth (molars).

Dental sealants fill in these depressions, preventing bacterial formation that causes tooth decay and other damage. In a procedure that takes only a few minutes per tooth, your dentist will clean the tooth and paint a plastic sealant to the tooth. A special light may be used to speed the hardening process.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatment can prevent tooth loss when there is irreparable damage to the tooth’s soft core (the pulp). Despite its long-standing reputation as being a painful ordeal, that standing is now completely unfounded. Modern technology and sedation techniques have done an incredible job of increasing patient comfort. After root canal treatment, a dental crown is bonded to the tooth to help maintain its strength and its appearance (as sometimes tooth color will darken afterwards).

Don’t postpone your oral health another day. Call the Dental Health Associates, P.A. dentist in New Jersey that’s closest to you for an appointment today. Our toll-free central number is (888) 995-8095.

With convenient hours and 10 locations to choose from, we’re sure to have an appointment time that works for you!