It is always better for you and general well-being to prevent dental problems rather than waiting until an issue develops. Unfortunately, many of us don’t pay enough attention to oral health until something goes wrong.
Dr. Danielle Leonardi is a general dentist in Goffstown who offers dental exams and cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy and restorative dentistry if a problem develops.
What General Dentistry Includes
General dentistry includes prevention to keep your teeth and gums healthy and restorative dentistry and treatments if a problem does develop:
- Dental exams
- Teeth cleanings
- Digital x-rays
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Crowns and bridges
- Root canals
- Tooth extractions
- TMJ treatment
Dental exams and cleanings are the foundation for a healthy, problem-free smile because they allow us to stay a step ahead of conditions like decay and gum disease. We recommend that you schedule these appointments at our Goffstown dental office twice a year. This is the perfect interval for patients who don’t have a history of cavities or gum disease.
If you do, Dr. Leonardi may recommend more frequent appointments so we can monitor your oral health and promptly treat any problems that crop up. You can be confident that we will tailor your dental cleanings to your individual needs.
Another preventive treatment that is beneficial for adult patients is fluoride applications. When used for adults, supplemental fluoride arrests decay in its earliest stages, maintains existing fillings/restorations, and reduces cold sensitivity.
Customized Solutions for Damaged Smiles
Our teeth are incredibly strong and resilient, but they are no match for untreated cavities and the excessive force placed on them by habits like teeth grinding. Time and wear take their toll, and in addition to tooth decay, you can develop cracked, broken, or infected teeth that need our attention.
Our Goffstown dentist will perform a thorough examination using digital x-rays and intraoral cameras so you can see what she sees. Depending on her findings, we will create an individualized treatment plan to get your teeth back to full health and function. We might recommend a filling, crown, or root canal to restore and protect broken or decayed teeth. Dr. Leonardi will explain why she recommends the procedure and how it will benefit you.
While tooth extraction is never our first choice, sometimes it is in a patient’s best interest to remove the tooth. If this is the case, rest assured that we will make the procedure as comfortable as possible. We will also be happy to talk to you about tooth replacement options like dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants.
We're Your Partner in Excellent Oral Health
Our goal at Glen Lake Dental is to help each of our patients achieve excellent oral health in a way that makes the most sense for them. Because we take the time to get to know you and what matters to you, we can tailor your treatment according to your specific needs. You can be confident that we will never try to upsell a service or recommend a treatment you don’t want or need.
Whether you are due or overdue for your next routine exam and teeth cleaning, call our Goffstown dental office to schedule an appointment.