Bone grafting is the replacement of augmentation of missing bone around the teeth. This procedure is required if the jawbone has been compromised and is unable to sustain a dental implant.
Implants replace teeth, but also relieve pain, restore chewing ability and improve facial tissues in the process. They are natural looking, secure and durable, lasting for years to come.
Dentures are a removable option to replace missing teeth. Full dentures are used to replace teeth after they have all been removed. Partial dentures are designed to fit around the remaining healthy teeth and can be either removable or fixed.
A gingivectomy is performed to remove and reshape loose, diseased gum tissue and to reduce the depth of pockets between the teeth and gums.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is caused by an excessive build-up of plaque and tarter.
In cases of moderate to severe gum disease, Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is used to remove inflamed or diseased tissue in a manner that does not disturb the teeth, bone, or healthy tissue.
Occlusal, or bite, adjustment is a procedure performed to remove tiny interferences that keep teeth from coming together properly.
Early detection of oral cancer is key for successful treatment. Our dentists perform oral cancer screenings during routine exams. If needed, additional tests can be conducted to determine if additional treatment is needed.
Osseous surgery is a type of treatment for periodontitis. This surgical procedure reshapes the bone to remove holes caused by this type of gum disease. Osseous surgery is usually performed to treat bone loss around multiple teeth.
Pediatric dentistry focuses on preventive care. Emphasis is placed on home care, regular check-ups, and cleanings.
Preventive dentistry is the best way to avoid painful, expensive dental procedures as it stresses at-home dental care that will help prevent decay or disease.
Ridge preservation is a type of bone grafting procedure that rebuilds and stabilizes bone where an extraction has left an empty, weakened socket.
A root canal may be needed to relieve severe pain or sensitivity being caused due to intense tooth decay.
Scaling and Root Planing, also known as a deep clean, is the most common treatment for the early stages of gum disease.
For anxious or apprehensive patients, we offer multiple forms of sedation dentistry. Sedation can be performed using a pill (oral sedation), nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and local anesthetic.
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is any type of forceful contact between the teeth. For patients who experience severe teeth grinding, Navesink Dental Care can custom-fit you for a night guard.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) occurs as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles that control movement of the jaw. Treatment options include a splint, or bite plate, that fits over your upper and lower teeth like a mouth sports guard.
Dental extractions are performed for a variety of reasons including tooth decay, injury, and for orthodontic treatment.
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, usually appear in adults between the ages of 17 and 25 and are the final set of molars that most people get.