The team at Geneva Dental Care is dedicated to providing high-quality care using the latest technology. Our office is equipped with digital radiography, the latest in dental X-ray technology. Requiring significantly less radiation than traditional film X-rays, digital X-rays are a safe and effective diagnostic tool. In addition, we can view digital X-rays immediately after they have been taken, which means that we can detect, diagnose, and treat potential problems sooner than ever before. To learn more about digital X-rays and our state-of-the-art equipment, please call or visit our office in Glenside soon.
At Geneva Dental Care, we understand that maintaining good oral hygiene is essential if you would like to keep all of your natural teeth. While we do everything we can to prevent tooth loss, in cases of extreme decay or disease, an extraction may be necessary. Extraction will only be recommended after a thorough and careful examination by one of our experienced dentists. The extraction is performed in the comfort of our office in Glenside and we will provide only the most comfortable and gentle care. Following the extraction, you may experience some discomfort. This is normal and can be reduced with ice packs applied to the cheek for 15 minutes at a time and/or painkillers. For more information on extractions, or if you experience any significant discomfort, swelling, bleeding, or a fever, please contact our office.
A sealant is a clear or tooth-colored plastic material placed over a tooth to protect it against decay. When in place, a sealant can fill in the narrow grooves and pits in the teeth that accumulate plaque. Some of these grooves and pits are so narrow that not even one bristle of a toothbrush can fit inside, making them almost impossible to clean on your own. When the plaque is allowed to accumulate, it will develop into a cavity. Once a sealant is on the tooth, however, it will block out the decay-causing plaque, food, and bacteria as well as create a smooth surface on the tooth that is easier to keep clean.
Our dentists recommend having dental sealants placed on the decay-prone back molars as soon as they erupt, which occurs between the ages of six and twelve. For more information on sealants and preventive dentistry, please call Geneva Dental Care in Glenside soon.
The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the joint connecting the skull to the lower jaw. Problems in the TMJ can be caused by a variety of factors, including, but not limited to muscle tension, teeth misalignment, and trauma. TMJ disorders can also have many symptoms, including pain in the jaw muscles, clicking or popping of the jaw, and chronic headaches or migraines.
At Geneva Dental Care, we offer several treatments to restore function and health to the TMJ. Depending on the severity of your condition, your treatment could involve a mouth guard or more extensive work. To learn more about TMJ disorders and your treatment options, we invite you to call or visit our office in Glenside today.