Aesthetic Dental Center of Bergen County is happy to provide all of our patients with cosmetic dental procedures, as well as general dentistry. Let's take a look at what general dentistry consists of and what to expect when you undergo these types of procedures.
What type of healthcare provider do you visit more than any other? If you are like most people, the answer is your general dentist. There is a good reason for this: this type of dentistry is focused upon preventing disease. By strongly emphasizing proper oral hygiene and health, we are able to assist our patients in avoiding the progression of oral diseases. When these conditions are left undiagnosed and untreated, they can lead to severe pain, expensive procedures, and time lost at
work or school.
General dentists provide most of the dental care offered in the United States. A general dentistry appointment will likely involve a comprehensive examination of your mouth, including gums, teeth and related structures, as well as a professional cleaning. If our examination shows that tooth decay is present, you may also receive a dental filling. Although these dental procedures are quite common, they only scratch the surface of what general dentistry involves.
Preventative services assist you in maintaining sound oral health by preventing or stopping disease conditions before they can take root in your mouth. Some mainstays of prevention include professional teeth cleanings and regular exams, including diagnostic imaging like x-rays. You may be provided a detailed set of instructions to enhance your daily oral hygiene, or we may advise certain preventative treatments like dental sealants when necessary. We can also fit you with a custom-made mouthguard if you lead an active lifestyle.
Another type of general dentistry is Restorative Services. When we detect a problem with your teeth or gums, we want you to receive timely and appropriate intervention. Removing tooth decay and placing a dental filling is probably the most common type of dental restoration. But it is not all that we provide.
We also can help you when you require emergency treatment for some type of dental trauma like a knocked out, broken or loosened tooth. General dentistry procedures involve diagnosing and treating the underlying causes of tooth pain or gum disease. It may also involve treatments like the placement of dental crowns or bridgework, or fitting of dentures. This also takes in other advanced treatments like orthodontics, root canal therapy and dental implants.
An additional aspect of general dentistry involves how your dental health relates to your overall health. Since everything in the body is ultimately connected, your oral health can impact your general health. For example, if you have an infection in your mouth, the bacteria can eventually move into your bloodstream, potentially leading to a serious condition called sepsis, which could even affect your heart.
We have the necessary training to diagnose these types of problems and offer effective treatment when necessary. Another concern along these lines is known as obstructive sleep apnea - a condition where the airways are obstructed during sleep. This condition may be treated using an oral appliance.
General dentistry may also involve nutritional counseling to promote good oral health, help with stopping smoking, as well as overall health and wellness information and resources.
Tooth decay is what we are trying to prevent. Dental fillings may become necessary when your tooth has developed a cavity in it. This is a very common procedure performed in general dentistry that takes place under local anesthesia.
We will be drilling into the tooth to remove all tooth decay and any debris that we find. Then we fill the cavity using a special filling material to protect your tooth from further damage. Fillings are available to match the color of existing teeth.
Generally, you should visit your dentist at least every six months for preventative care. You may need to visit more frequently when you have an ongoing concern regarding your oral health. For example, you may be experiencing bleeding gums or a toothache, which requires attention. Or you may have learned about some type of cosmetic that you'd like to receive more information about. Whatever the case, feel free to contact Aesthetic Dental Center of Bergen County today.
We take our patients’ privacy seriously. Please refrain from providing any personal health or sensitive information. Call us at (201) 440-2100 to schedule your appointment over the phone.
“I was seen a little earlier than my scheduled appointment so that was a plus. The dental office was immaculate! My tooth extraction was done in less than 5 minutes. I didn’t even realize it was out until he said ok all done!! Absolutely no pain, no pressure! The oral surgeon was brilliant! I’ll highly recommend this a million times!!”
- Emelyn Gonzalez
“I chipped my tooth and needed a new sentient. I called the Ridgefield park office and spoke to a very friendly, professional receptionist and was able to get an appointment soon. The dentist did a beautiful job with my tooth. I would recommend this place 💯”
- Joan Gennaro
“Dr. Jennie Lee was very patient and so good with my 4-yr-old son. He was at ease and sat through the whole filling treatment without any difficulty. They were very accommodating to his needs and didn't give him any unnecessary treatment just to take your money. Highly recommend!! Staff is friendly as well.”
- Jennifer Rodriguez