General Dentistry in Lindenwold, NJ

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Lindenwold Dental Center provides general dentistry in Lindenwold, NJ. Call 856-783-3777 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

General dentistry is a term used to describe the preventive care and restorative treatments that keep your teeth healthy and strong. These services include:

Comprehensive Oral Examinations

The American Dental Association recommends comprehensive oral evaluations every six months to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy. During this evaluation, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums, then conduct an oral cancer screening that looks for abnormal tissue or lesions on your neck, cheeks, lips, tongue, and other soft tissues.

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Dental Cleanings

Dental Cleaning

Dental cleanings are usually performed during the same appointment as your comprehensive oral evaluation. Specialized instruments are used to remove plaque and tartar from the surfaces of the teeth to protect against gum disease and tooth decay. Then, your teeth are polished to create a smooth surface that makes it harder for new plaque deposits to form.

Digital Radiographs

We use state-of-the-art digital radiographs, which emit less radiation than standard x-rays and allow us to view imaging right away on the computers in our office, rather than having to wait for them to be developed.

Custom Mouth Guards

Mouth Guard

Custom mouth guards offer the best possible protection for patients who participate in competitive sports and other athletic activities. In addition to being more effective, a custom mouth guard is also more comfortable, making it more likely that you or your child will wear it.

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Extracted Tooth

In some cases, the only way to restore oral health is to remove a diseased or damaged tooth. We perform simple tooth extractions in our office and can also provide you with a replacement for your missing tooth once you have healed from the procedure.

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Root Canal Treatment

Root canals are most often necessary when decay has reached the nerve of the tooth or the tooth has become infected.  When root canal therapy is performed, infected or inflamed pulp is removed from the tooth chamber. The inside of the tooth is then cleaned and disinfected before being filled and sealed to limit the possibility of future infection. Soon after the root canal is performed, the tooth is restored with a dental crown or filling to protect the tooth and restore normal tooth function.

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Frequently Asked Questions About General Dentistry

What procedures does a general dentist do? General dentists offer preventive care and restorative dental procedures, including dental fillings, crowns, and bridges.

Do general dentists do extractions? Yes, general dentists can perform simple tooth extractions for their patients. Surgical extractions, which are required when a tooth is impacted, must be performed by an oral surgeon.

Why is preventive dental care important? Preventive dental care is the best way to ensure that you have a healthy smile for a lifetime. It’s always more effective to prevent problems rather than treating them once they occur, and prevention is also more affordable and less time-consuming.

What is included in a dental cleaning? A dental cleaning includes removing plaque and tartar from the surfaces of the teeth, flossing between each tooth, and polishing the teeth to remove surface stains and make it harder for new plaque deposits to form.

Are dental x-rays needed? Dental x-rays aren’t always needed, especially if your mouth is healthy. If we notice any areas of concern or if it’s been more than 2 or 3 years since your last set of x-rays, we may recommend them.

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