Westgrove Dental is proud to serve patients of all ages from our Westmont location. Our office is conveniently located and offers comprehensive hours that can fit into even the busiest schedule. We provide everything our patients need as far as general dentistry services in our Westmont office.
Our Westgrove Dental general dentistry team works with our patients to provide exceptional dental care that focuses on education and prevention so that our patients have beautiful smiles for life. We offer all of the general dentistry services you need to maintain a healthy, gorgeous smile.
Regular cleanings and exams are important for patients of all ages. Our Westmont dental office can become your home for your twice-yearly dental exams and cleanings. Your full dental exam includes X-rays (as needed by your dentist), an oral cancer screening, an examination for gum disease and tooth decay, as well as examining any restorations you may have.
Professional cleanings are crucial to maintaining your oral health. Your dental professional has the tools and the knowledge to ensure your teeth are clean, healthy, and shining. We all have plaque that can build up on our teeth throughout the day. Regular brushing and flossing can work to remove this plaque. But in some cases, the plaque isn’t fully removed, and it then hardens on the teeth, turning into tartar. Tartar build-up cannot be removed by brushing alone, and if left, it can lead to decay and gum disease. Professional cleaning is the only guaranteed way to remove tartar from your teeth because it requires special cleaning instruments.
Your dental exam will also include X-rays, taken as your dentist deems fit. X-rays are an important piece of your dental care plan because they allow your dentist to identify any issues that may be lurking below the surface or between teeth that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Your dentist can analyze the jaw bone, check the health of teeth below the gum’s surface, check for anything happening in between teeth, and examine the underlying tissues. The use of X-rays allows our dental professionals to accurately detect dental issues so that we can treat them before they become bigger problems. A full mouth set of X-rays will be taken for all new patients, and these are typically good for between three and five years. Bitewing X-rays are typically taken twice yearly to allow us to ensure no new issues have appeared since your last visit.
Our general dentists can also perform basic tooth extractions for patients who may require it due to advanced decay or periodontal disease, extreme sensitivity, or another issue. Tooth extraction is generally straightforward. After an X-ray is taken to provide the dentist with a complete view of the issue, he or she will administer a local anesthetic before extracting the tooth.
One of the main focuses of your general dentist will be working with you on prevention and education to ensure your smile stays healthy. We offer additional protection for your smile, such as fluoride treatments and sealants, to help stave off decay.
Fluoride is an essential part of a healthy smile. This natural element keeps our enamel strong and better able to fend off decay. It can be found naturally in local water supplies and certain foods, as well as in many kinds of toothpaste. Sometimes, your dentist may recommend additional fluoride to help strengthen your teeth.
Education is the key to prevention, and at Westgrove Dental, we promise to work hand-in-hand with every patient to ensure they have the knowledge they need to guarantee a lifetime of good oral health habits.