Preventive Dentistry – Edison, NJ
Protecting Your Smile From Common Oral Health Problems
At Edison Prosthodontics, our goal is to diagnose and treat small oral health problems with routine preventive dentistry before they ever have a chance to become more serious and cause discomfort. This way, we’re able to preserve your natural smile and help you avoid needing invasive treatments down the road. We use advanced dental technology, including intraoral cameras and digital X-rays, to provide accurate diagnoses and treatments, so you can always rest assured that every effort is being made to optimize your oral health when you visit us for preventive dentistry in Edison, NJ.
Why Choose Edison Prosthodontics for Preventive Dentistry?
- Team Led by Certified Specialist
- State-of-the-Art Dental Office
- Attentive & Personalized Dentistry
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
The American Dental Association recommends receiving checkups and cleanings every six months to keep your teeth and gums healthy. During these routine appointments, our team will thoroughly examine your mouth in search of any early signs of oral health problems. If we find any, we’ll develop a treatment plan to tackle them as soon as possible. Then, we’ll provide a thorough cleaning, where we’ll remove all plaque and tartar accumulation to prevent decay or infections from forming.
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that helps your teeth form a strong, healthy outer layer. The protective enamel wards off the threat of decay and discomfort by protecting the more sensitive dentin and pulp that lie underneath. If you don’t receive enough fluoride, your teeth could be at risk of decay. At your checkups, we may suggest a fluoride treatment, which is where we’ll apply a topical fluoride gel to your teeth to help protect them from cavity formation.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Do you wake up with a headache or sore jaw? These are common signs that you may be grinding and clenching your teeth throughout the night. This common condition, called bruxism, can put you at risk for breaking, wearing down, or chipping a tooth, resulting in an emergency dental visit. We provide custom-crafted nightguards that can cushion your teeth to protect you from the effects of grinding, which will also prevent stress and tension in your facial muscles.
Oral Cancer Screenings
The American Cancer Society estimates that about 53,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year alone. By conducting routine cancer screenings, we hope to spot the early signs of this disease in order to increase the likelihood of successful treatment. Dr. Shah will perform a visual and tactile inspection of your mouth, lips, and throat in search of any suspicious symptoms or abnormalities, such as lumps on the oral tissue, sores, or red and white patches.
Scaling & Root Planing
Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems in the nation. If we notice early signs of the condition, such as bleeding or receding gums, we may suggest scaling and root planing therapy. During this two-step process, we aim to reverse the symptoms of gum disease by clearing all plaque and tartar from below your gum line while also reshaping the roots to prevent the development of infections in the future.