Preventive dentistry is the area of dentistry concerned with preventing dental problems before they become costly, painful or both. A large part of preventive dentistry is patient education. This includes learning the proper at-home dental care, nutrition, etc. Another aspect of preventive dentistry is oral hygiene through regular dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, mouthguards & more.
Our Preventive Dentistry Services Include:
Periodontal (gum) disease can lead to more than just an unsightly smile—it can cause loss of teeth & eventually, if left untreated, other more serious health problems. Called gingivitis in its early stages, periodontal disease is caused by excessive toxic bacteria (found in plaque) that attack your mouth’s soft tissues. Early warning signs of this disease include red, swollen or bleeding gums. If caught early, we can help you reverse the damage. If detected late, we can use one of the many effective restorative dentistry procedures to restore your mouth to its healthy & beautiful state. Let the doctors at Knollwood Dental Care help you keep your teeth & gums strong & disease-free with regular examinations & cleanings.
Mouthguards are an essential piece of sporting equipment for preventing mouth injury during sports & other physical activity. Mouthguards act as a cushion, protecting your teeth, tongue, gums, lips & cheeks from impacts to the face.
Though mouthguards can be purchased in stores, the most effective, best-fitting & comfortable mouthguards are custom-fitted by your dentist. Mouthguards from the dentist have been proven to be much better at preventing concussions &/or traumatic brain injury from an impact than over-the-counter ready-made or boil-&-bite mouthguards. Our custom-fit mouthguards are also more comfortable & are less likely to impede breathing & speech.
With a custom mouthguard from your dentist, you can keep smiling no matter what the competition throws at you. Call Knollwood Dental Care today for a mouthguard consultation.
Sometimes it becomes necessary for a tooth to be removed because of crowding, disease or trauma. No matter the reason, we use a conservative approach with all tooth extractions. While the title of “surgery” sounds serious, most oral surgeries & extractions are routine procedures. Our experienced oral surgeon with perform your procedure with expert skill to ensure the most comfortable recovery & the best possible result.