General Dentistry: Keeping Your Smile Healthy
At Abington Dental Associates, we offer comprehensive general dentistry services to keep your smile healthy, confident and bright. Our team emphasizes the power of preventive care and effective oral hygiene habits to protect your smile for life. We recommend a checkup every six months to stay ahead of any potential problems.
During your regular cleaning appointment, our team will thoroughly assess your teeth and gums for any signs of gum disease, oral cancer or tooth decay. If we see anything concerning, we will fully inform you and listen to all of your thoughts about treatment options. Abbington Dental Associates is proud to be your partner in protecting your oral health–and in promoting your overall health!
We offer a full spectrum of general dentistry and preventive dental services, including:
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Dental prophylaxis is a professional teeth cleaning procedure that thoroughly cleans the teeth. It is an important preventive measure to help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. We recommend our orally healthy patients receive this type of teeth cleaning procedure twice a year.
Applying fluoride to your teeth can help re-mineralize weak areas of tooth enamel, keeping them more resilient against bacteria and decay.
Oral Cancer Screening
Tobacco users aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about oral cancer. Oral cancer is on the rise. That’s why at Abington Dental Associates, we provide oral cancer screenings as part of your regular-checkup to all of our patients over the age of 18.
Our practice uses digital x-rays to produce enhanced computer images of our patient’s teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. Digital x-rays are key to early detection and effective treatment of dental problems.
Athletic Mouth Guards
If you or your child are involved in any type of sports, wearing a custom fitted mouth guard is one of your best pieces of insurance. Not only does it protect teeth, it also reduces the risk of concussion.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Experiencing jaw pain, headaches or facial soreness? Ask Dr. Shirgavi or Dr. Schiano how you can protect your smile against excessive wear caused by jaw clenching and grinding.
Gentle Tooth Extractions
Extraction is a last resort, but sometimes it is necessary. Badly infected teeth can jeopardize the health of their neighbors, including healthy teeth and gums. Fortunately, we can help!
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The best time to have wisdom teeth removed is during a patient’s late teenage years or early 20s. These immature wisdom teeth are smaller, so surgery is less complicated and potentially less painful.
If your wisdom teeth have not started to erupt, we will use panoramic x-ray imaging to locate them and determine if it’s time to have them removed.
Are you or your family members overdue for a preventive dental exam and cleaning? Call our Abington dental practice today to schedule your appointment from our list of general dentistry services!