General Dentistry

Village Dental General Dentistry Serving Plaistow NH and surrounding towns

Oral Health Exams and Cancer Screenings, Dental Hygiene, Healthy White Fillings, Gum Care and More

 

Everything You Need for a Healthy Mouth

Lots of dentists offer general dentistry but not every dentist performs general dentistry that takes into consideration how your smile looks and feels with every treatment, every time. At Village Dental of NE, that’s what we do. All of our treatments, from the simplest repair to complete oral restorations, are designed for lasting beauty and restored health.

Your Regular Exams and Cancer Screenings

Our approach to your regular exams and screenings is preventative. We encourage regular exams because we know that when damage, decay or disease is caught early enough, it can be treated far less invasively and often even reversed.

We use the latest technology such as Digital Radiography, Nikon Digital Photography and the DIAGNOdent as well as Logicon decay detecting software and panographic x-rays. These tools let you and the doctor see what is happening in your mouth with much more detail and accuracy than x-rays alone.

We also offer oral cancer screening with every checkup. We carefully examine your neck and under your tongue, palpating for lumps or other abnormal signs.

Dental Hygiene and Cleanings Make Your Smile Shine

Your regular cleaning is not just important for keeping your smile bright and your breath fresh, it is also crucial to your continued good health. These cleanings prevent a build-up of stains, keep your gums in top shape and clear away harmful bacteria. Annual dental cleanings help to keep your teeth and gums healthy and can aid in the reduction of your risk for heart disease and strokes.

White Fillings for a Better Smile

We have found that metal fillings are not always the best or most practical restoration. In fact, metal fillings in your mouth react to temperature and pressure changes in very similar ways to metal outside your mouth. Exposed to heat and cold, such as hot coffee or ice cream, the metal fillings in your teeth expand and contract. As they shift, they can actually weaken the teeth they were meant to protect. Often, the expansion and contraction leads to the entire tooth cracking.

Today’s porcelain inlays and composite resins create fillings that not only look natural but also are stronger than materials of the past.

Your Gums Could Be Making You Sick

Healthy gums are the first step to complete oral health. Why? Without your gums to hold your teeth in place, your smile would be nonexistent. But not only your teeth are affected by periodontal disease. The bacteria that cause periodontal disease have also been linked to serious health problems such as heart disease, poor circulation leading to diabetic concerns, strokes, premature and low birth weight babies and even certain types of cancer.

Recession caused by periodontal infection is another important issue we address when treating your gums. Gum recession can cause a variety of problems from the loss of gingival tissue and underlying bone to exposure of the soft root surface causing sensitivity and decay, root abrasion and root wear or damage.

To solve these problems we start by getting your gums healthy. Ultrasonic scalers and lasers can help in the treatment and healing of infected tissue. We often also apply topical antibiotics and if your case is severe enough, we prescribe oral antibiotics as well.

To stop and reverse recession, we use Alloderm dermal tissue. More effective than bonding, which merely covers the problem, Alloderm actually replace lost gum tissue. It is a periodontal treatment breakthrough!

Extractions

Impacted molars may not seem to be a serious condition, but impacted and partially impacted teeth can lead to serious problems. Impacted teeth are often quite painful and can lead to infection, crowding and damage of adjacent teeth or roots. If a cyst forms around the roots of the impacted tooth, it could cause permanent damage.

When performing routine extractions, we frequently place preservation bone grafts in the extraction site where they immediately lead to complete and rapid bone regeneration. In treating patients who have had or still need extractions, the focus of our treatment is to prevent bone loss at the extraction site. The average person loses 40% of the bone after an extraction. This loss makes implant placement and other restorations extremely difficult and can even weaken the jaw.