General Dentistry with Dr. Shlafer
Though patients often focus on major cosmetic and restorative procedures, general dentistry treatments are just as important to the health of your smile. We’re proud to offer top-quality dental care in a relaxed and comfortable environment for our patients.
Some of our general dental treatments include:
If you want to maintain a healthy smile, it’s essential that you visit the dentist at least twice a year for routine checkups. These visits allow us to remove bacteria from parts of your mouth that are hard to reach, guarding you from tooth decay.
It’s also a great opportunity to check for any potential major issues, such as indications of oral cancer or gum disease.
If you play contact sports, mouth guards are a great way to protect your teeth from serious injury. Our mouth guards are custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly so they won’t bother you during your game or practice.
We also offer night guards for patients who clench or grind their teeth overnight. Without treatment, this can lead to damaged teeth, headaches, and jaw pain.
Root Canal Treatment
If the pulp layer of your tooth becomes infected, this will cause you to feel extreme sensitivity and possibly lead to the loss of your tooth. Thankfully, we can treat your infection with a root canal procedure. This procedure saves your natural tooth, sealing your tooth root for protection and preventing the spread of infection.
Sometimes, the only way to treat a tooth is to remove it. This is often the case if your tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that it’s threatening your oral health. We provide gentle tooth extractions, prioritizing your comfort at all times.
We also offer wisdom tooth extractions. For the majority of patients, wisdom teeth don’t erupt properly in the gumline and become impacted. To prevent pain and other complications to your health, we’ll remove your impacted wisdom teeth with minimal pain and discomfort.