Gum disease is caused by bacterial infections. If it is left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and other health issues. We offer a comprehensive approach to treatment that includes deep cleaning. Keeping your gums healthy is an important part of keeping your teeth healthy for a lifetime. We can help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile foundation.
Dr. Levy’s approach to dentistry is simple: He works with patients to prevent problems with the teeth and gums before they happen. He helps patients understand the importance of proper at-home oral care by offering chairside counseling. He can also provide sealants and fluoride treatment. We emphasize the importance of daily oral hygiene practices along with regular visits with a dental professional to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other conditions.
Dental Anxiety and Sedation Dentistry
Many patients avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear. Dr. Levy understands this, and we are prepared to cater to these patients. We offer both nitrous oxide and oral medications to help patients relax under our care. Don’t let your fear get in the way of the oral health care you need. We can help keep you calm and comfortable, even during routine exams.
Oral Cancer Screening
Each time you come in for a routine checkup, you will be examined for signs of oral cancer. We will examine the lips, gums, cheek lining, tongue, and roof of your mouth. We will also look at the throat and the base of the tongue. Oral cancer affects many Americans each year, and early detection means earlier treatment and a better prognosis.
It is important to take care of your teeth and gums, and undergoing professional teeth cleanings on a regular basis is an integral component of good oral hygiene. Cleanings, along with regular dental exams, are not only good for your smile, but also for your overall health. Periodontal disease has been connected to stroke, heart disease, and diabetes, as well as preterm labor. In addition, untreated gum disease can ultimately result in tooth loss. Having your teeth cleaned on a regular basis can prevent many health problems.
Root Canal Therapy
If you are experiencing tooth pain, it might be the result advanced tooth decay. If this is the case, root canal therapy (which involves the removal of inflamed or infected pulp tissue from within the tooth) might be necessary. Modern root canal treatment is comfortable and efficient. The treatment usually takes place over one or two visits, and you can expect a comfortable experience during and after your appointments.
TMJ and Mouthguard's
If you are suffering from chronic headaches, earaches, migraines, or jaw pain, you might be suffering from a problem with the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). These joints connect the lower jaw with the skull, making jaw movement possible. Most don’t realize that the jaw can be the source of this discomfort. Dr. Levy can provide an examination to diagnose TMJ disorder. If appropriate, he can provide a mouthguard that can alleviate symptoms.