FAQs About General Dentistry

With general dentistry, patients can maintain the health and beauty of their smile. People often underestimate the importance of routine dental care. Your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, offer quality general dentistry to improve your smile and protect against serious dental issues.



General Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What does a root canal involve? Answer: When a tooth becomes infected or abscessed, a root canal can help prevent the need for extraction. The procedure begins with your Livingston dentists opening the tooth and removing the infected tissue. The tooth and root canals will then be cleaned and disinfected. Restorative materials will be placed inside the tooth. The tooth will then be returned to full function and appearance with a crown or filling.
Question: Do my Livingston dentists offer treatment for TMJ disorder?
Answer: Yes. When the jaw joints become strained, a patient may develop TMJ disorder. Soon, opening and closing the mouth can become difficult. In order to reduce TMJ dysfunction, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom may recommend an oral appliance to improve alignment and stop teeth grinding, easing the tension behind your TMJ pain.

Question: What are the benefits of a dental cleaning?

Answer: Dental cleanings are an important part of our approach to general dentistry. A cleaning removes plaque, reducing the risk of gum disease. The cleaning also freshens your breath and brightens your smile, decreasing the appearance of minor discoloration.

Question: Do I really need a checkup once every six months?

Answer: Yes. Along with cleanings, checkups are one of the most vital parts of our general dentistry treatments. During your checkup, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will examine your mouth closely using the latest dental technology. If they discover any signs of dental issues, such as tooth decay or gum disease, your Livingston dentists can prescribe immediate treatment. Catching these issues early helps patient avoid the need for more expensive and invasive procedures down the road.

About Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom: The Silverstrom Dental Group provides the latest in comprehensive dental care for patients in Livingston, NJ and surrounding communities.To schedule an appointment, call (973) 797-9345.