General Dentistry consists of all the basic procedures needed to keep your teeth and gums healthy. A good schedule of oral care visits will help you avoid small problems progressing into larger ones. Combining regular Dental Hygiene visits with thorough oral examinations from your dentist will keep your smile healthy, clean and beautiful.
At Navarro Dental Group, we provide comprehensive general dentistry services to keep you healthy and smiling. Dr. Navarro strongly encourages long-lasting dental health by regular dental checkups every six months.
Our Services Include:
- Cavity Prevention
- Cavity Treatment
- Tooth Extractions
- Root Canals
- Dental Checkups
- Oral Cancer Screenings
Cavity Treatment & Cavity Prevention
A cavity is nothing to be embarrassed about, but you will need to get immediate dental treatment to prevent any further damage to your tooth. Leaving a cavity untreated can result in further dental problems. A possible warning sign of a cavity is tooth pain, particularly when consuming sweet, hot or cold foods and drinks. Scheduling regular dental hygiene appointments at our East Islip office is important in tooth cavity prevention.
Fortunately, cavity prevention is easy with consistent good oral hygiene habits, such as:
- Brushing your teeth properly at least twice per day
- Floss daily to remove food debris in between your teeth
- Using an antimicrobial mouthrinse to help reduce plaque
- Eating a well-balanced and nutrituous diet with limited sweets
- Regular visits to the dentist at least twice per year
If you have a tooth that is severely damaged, it may need to be removed. Extraction is necessary when decay or an abscessed tooth is so severe that no other treatment will cure the infection. Removing the tooth will help keep infection from spreading to other areas of your mouth.
Dr. Navarro will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be extracted to ensure you are as comfortable as possible before, during and after the procedure.
When a tooth becomes badly decayed or infected, a root canal is performed to save it. If the tooth isn’t treated, the surrounding tissue will get infected and abscesses will form.
Depending on the severity of your case, you may require a crown to protect the tooth. This will prevent it from breaking, and restore it to full function. Regardless of whether you get a crown or other restoration following the root canal, you should brush and floss regularly. See us every six months for a cleaning and exam.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD, TMJ)
An estimated 10 million Americans suffer from TMD. Caused by strenuous physical activities, stressful situations, overuse of the muscles, and grinding of the teeth, temporomandibular disorder (TMD) results in discomfort for people with this disorder This condition occurs because of dysfunction with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the joint that makes it possible to chew. This joint allows your jaw to open and close, and allows jaw movement forward, backward, and sideways. The TMJ only works properly if the lower jaw and its movements are synchronized.
Patients with TMJ disorders often experience:
- Pain and tenderness in the jaw
- Difficulty chewing
- Aches and pains in the face
- Pain around the ear
- Locking of the jaw
- Uneven bite
- Clicking sound when opening the jaw
We offer numerous services (including Botox®) to help treat Temporomandibular Joint Disorders!