preventative dental services
Regular examinations at South Penn Dental are essential to promoting good oral and dental health by detecting problems before they get worse, or preventing them altogether. Below are some of the preventive services that our practice offers.
Cleanings & Exams
Regular examinations, by South Penn Dental, help detect and prevent health issues before they become serious. Consistent dental check-ups help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat.
Kid’s teeth need dental care, just like grown-up teeth. Regular exams by South Penn Dental can help to identify any abnormalities in your child’s oral development, and can minimize the impact of decay on your child’s health by catching cavities early.
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. The treatment methods that our dentists diagnose will depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed.
A tooth extraction is the procedure done to remove a tooth that is damaged beyond repair from its socket in the jawbone. Extractions are also done to remove wisdom teeth that may be impacted or create future problems.
If you are experiencing jaw pain or discomfort, we have experience treating issues that affect the alignment of your jaw and temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Dr. Bryan Kariya, DDS will examine your TMJ for irregularities during your comprehensive or periodic exam in order to detect signs of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
Many patients have had traumatic experiences in dentistry or have other anxieties about their treatment. For our South Penn Dental patients with anxiety, sedation dentistry may be the answer.
Dental emergencies usually occur when a tooth is chipped, fractured, loosened, or falls out due to trauma. They can occur quickly and unexpectedly. Common causes include trips or falls onto hard objects, fights, and sports related injuries. If you have any questions or concerns, call us today at (405) 681-6601.