Over 70% of adults in the United States have some form of gum disease but they don’t even know it. At River Valley Dental, with our extensive list of general dentistry services, we help our patients eliminate the bacterial infections around their teeth – and by doing so, help them save their smiles.
In addition, we’re also fighting against problems like heart disease and stroke, just to name a few. Otherwise, that dangerous bacteria has the potential to spread into the patient's bloodstream, making it harder to manage conditions like pregnancy, diabetes, pneumonia, and more.
Athletic Mouth Guards
If you or your child are involved in any type of sports, wearing a custom fitted mouth guard is one of your best pieces of insurance. Not only does it protect teeth, it also reduces the risk of concussion.
Experiencing jaw pain, headaches or facial soreness? Ask Dr. Gojgini how you can protect your smile against excessive wear caused by jaw clenching and grinding.
A tooth extraction is a last resort, but sometimes it is necessary. Badly infected teeth can jeopardize the health of their neighbors. Fortunately, our gentle tooth extraction service can help!
The best time to have wisdom teeth removed is during a patient's late teenage years or early 20s. These immature wisdom teeth are smaller, so surgery is less complicated and potentially less painful. If your wisdom teeth have not started to erupt, Dr. Gojgini will use digital x-ray imaging to locate them and determine if they present any problems.
Seal off deep grooves in the molars that are vulnerable to tooth decay with this inexpensive and effective preventive treatment. Dental sealants guard against cavities by forming a “shield” over the enamel of your teeth, keeping out bacteria and acids. Be sure to ask about pediatric dental sealants!
Applying fluoride can help remineralize weak areas of tooth enamel, keeping them resilient against bacteria and cavities.
Professional Teeth Cleanings
Dental prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure that thoroughly cleans the teeth. It is an important preventive measure to help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. We recommend our orally healthy patients receive professional teeth cleaning twice a year.
Epic Dental products contain xylitol, a powerful all-natural tool to improve your family’s oral health.
Oral Cancer Screening
Tobacco users aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about oral cancer. Oral cancer is on the rise. That’s why River Valley Dental provides oral cancer screenings as part of your regular-checkup, to all of our patients over the age of 18.
We use digital x-rays to produce enhanced computer images of our patients’ teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. Digital x-rays are key to early detection and effective treatment of dental problems. Our iTero scanner provides advanced digital data for treatment planning and diagnostic purposes.
Our team at River Valley Dental is always here to answer any questions you have about general dentistry procedures and what you can expect as a new patient.
If you aren’t sure which treatment is best for you, give us a call today to discuss your oral health goals and schedule your appointment!
Are you looking for an emergency dentist? River Valley provides same day or next day services to help you with our tooth pain relief.