Your Sewell Preventative Dentist
Routine family dentistry visits can help prevent the onset, progress and recurrence of certain dental conditions and diseases of the mouth. At Connolly Family Dentistry, our dental examinations include a thorough health history review, blood pressure monitoring, oral cancer screening, gum disease evaluation, diagnostic X-rays, as well as a thorough examination of existing restorations and tooth decay. Medical conditions such as GERD, diabetes, TMJ, and certain cancers can be diagnosed as part of your regular dental check-up.
Protecting your smile begins with good oral hygiene. Every day you should brush twice, floss once, and use fluoridated rinse. If you want advice about what products and techniques work best for you, please contact our dental professionals!
At Connolly Family Dentistry, professional dental cleanings are performed by one of our registered dental hygienists. The hygienist will remove plaque, which is a sticky film of food, saliva and bacteria. If this plaque is allowed to accumulate, it becomes calculus or tartar. By having regular dental cleanings, patients will eliminate tartar build-up and prevent the possibility of periodontal disease.
Symptoms of periodontal disease include swollen or bleeding gums, receding gums, loose teeth, flaring or new spacing of teeth, and persistent bad breath. Treating periodontal disease is very important to your oral and overall health. With periodontal therapy, the professionals at Connolly Family Dentistry can arrest the disease and save your dental wellbeing! Find out more about our periodontal therapy.
Oral Cancer Screening
According to the American Cancer Society, oral cancer affects more than 35,000 people in the United States every year. At Connolly Family Dentistry, we do a thorough evaluation of the oral mucosa to detect any signs of abnormal tissue. Oral cancer should be identified and treated as early as possible for best results. We use technology, which can help us find early signs of oral cancer.
Dental X-rays might reveal bone loss, decay between teeth, cysts or abscesses, and many other problems hiding inside the tooth or even below the gum line. At Connolly Family Dentistry in Sewell, we use diagnostic X-rays, both conventional and digital. X-rays produce very low radiation levels and we take every precaution to minimize radiation exposure to our patients and staff members. The walls of any operatories where X-ray units are in use are lead lined, lead aprons are used to shield the patient's body, and state-of-the-art X-ray equipment and film greatly reduces exposure time.