Regular Dental Checkups
When was your last trip to the dentist? 6 months ago? More? If you can’t remember the last time you stepped in for a cleaning and check-up, it’s time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Adam Helfand and the Rockaway Dental Center!
Getting a dental check-up every 6 months gives you more benefits than cleaner teeth. Check-ups and exams help to also promote gum health, screen for any additional diseases or conditions you might be facing presently, and determine if you should undergo more sophisticated treatments to prevent additional problems in the future:
- Dental Exams & X-Rays: During your professional dental examination, Dr. Helfand can review your dental history with you, examine for tooth decay or gum disease, and inspect any existing restorations (fillings, crowns, etc) to ensure they’re intact and strong. Dr. Helfand and his team can also inspect hidden areas (especially below the gum line) using advanced x-ray technology and respond to any periodontal issues, accordingly.
- Fillings: If your teeth are experiencing cavities or decay, a filling may be the best route to correcting the problem. Our practice uses a variety of materials – gold, silver, porcelain, composite resin, and silver amalgams – to fill any abscesses in your teeth and give them stronger form and function.
- Tooth Extractions: Tooth extractions (removing teeth from your mouth) can be useful in making room for other permanent teeth that are growing in, or for eliminating any damaged or diseased teeth and stop them from spreading any further decay. Extractions are done with local anesthetic to numb the tooth and gums and ensure you experience no pain at all.
No matter what procedure you need, no matter how long it has been since your last visit, Dr. Adam Helfand and the staff here at the Rockaway Dental Center will never make you feel guilty about your check-up history! We know that you and your family get busy schedules. That’s why we make our specialists available to you on your time – even the entire family at once – to ensure we see to all of your present dental needs and offer you an experience that will have you coming back to us again and again.
For more information concerning all of our general dentistry services, or to schedule your next appointment with us, please call Rockaway Dental Center at 973-361-9000.