A Beautiful Smile Is a Healthy Smile
General Dentist Livingston, New Jersey
As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is particularly true when it comes to ensuring the long-term health of your teeth, gums, and mouth. At the Silverstrom Group, we provide our patients with a full range of general and preventive dentistry treatments designed to promote excellent oral health for a lifetime.
Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom proudly care for patients of all ages; they have the skills, knowledge, and resources to meet the special needs of young children, the elderly, and members of every age group in between. Our dentists and staff use the most advanced technology available, always with a kind, gentle touch, to diagnose and treat oral health problems and prevent future problems from developing. From routine professional cleanings and new patient exams to TMJ treatment and root canal therapy, the Silverstrom Group offers a full menu of general dentistry options, allowing us to meet virtually any dental need in a single convenient location.
To learn more about how we can help you improve and maintain the health of your mouth, please contact our general dentistry practice in Livingston, New Jersey today.
The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the joint that joins your lower jaw to your skull, just in front of either ear. Disorders of this joint, often caused by tooth grinding or jaw clenching, can cause jaw pain, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, earaches, toothaches, and other painful symptoms. Fortunately, the Silverstrom Group offers relief from the agony of TMJ disorder through bite therapy and splint therapy. If you are experiencing clicking or popping of the jaw or any of the other symptoms of TMJ disorder, our dentists can evaluate your condition and suggest a suitable plan of treatment.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment
Treatments for excessive snoring and sleep apnea are available at the Silverstrom Group. We offer dental appliances that can reduce or prevent the disturbing nighttime noises and health risks associated with these potentially dangerous sleep disorders. For many of our patients with snoring disorders, we use the Lamberg Sleep Well Device, which works by moving the lower jaw and tongue forward. This repositioning of the tongue opens up the breathing passageway and inhibits snoring.
Root Canal Therapy
One of the most oft-misunderstood procedures in dentistry, root canal therapy produces little to no discomfort while effectively relieving tooth pain. Each tooth contains between one and four root canals, chambers that house the nerves of the tooth. When these nerves are damaged by disease or trauma, the result is pain that can become excruciating if left untreated. During root canal therapy, these diseased nerves are removed, the chamber is cleaned, and the tooth is fitted with a dental crown to prevent further decay.
Emergency Dental Care
At the Silverstrom Group, when we say we will be there for you whenever you need us, we absolutely mean it. Our dentists are available to handle dental emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If your gums begin to swell in the middle of the night, give us a call. If your child sustains an injury to a tooth while playing football or hockey, we’ll open our office doors to you after hours. No matter what your dental emergency or when it happens, you can count on the Silverstrom Group to provide you with the care you need.
Family Dental Care
A lifetime of good oral health should begin in childhood, a point that Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom cannot emphasize enough. At the Silverstrom Group, we delight in the opportunity to shape our youngest patients’ dental hygiene habits and attitudes toward oral health in the hope that they will never need to turn to us for extensive restorative treatment in the future. We provide comprehensive dental care for children and teens in a safe, comforting environment, giving them the education and tools they need to have healthy smiles for the rest of their lives.
Professional Cleanings and Exams
Regular brushing and flossing are vital to the health and well-being of your mouth, but maintaining good oral hygiene also requires routine professional cleanings and oral exams. By visiting the dentist for regular check-ups twice a year, you help to prevent such dental problems as tooth decay, gum disease, and root canal infections, as well as more serious diseases such as oral cancer. At the Silverstrom Group, a professional dental cleaning includes scaling, root planing, and polishing, in addition to recommendations for further preventive or restorative care.
A tooth may need to be extracted for a number of reasons, the most common of which is advanced tooth decay. If a tooth has decayed to the point at which restorative treatments such as drilling and placing crowns, onlays, or inlays will not salvage it, then an extraction is necessary to protecting the mouth from further infection and damage. Tooth extractions are also performed on patients who have impacted teeth or who need more room in their mouths in order to reap the full benefits of orthodontic treatment.
Contact Our General Dentistry Practice
580 S Livingston Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039 Phone: (973) 992-3990
To learn more about the general dentistry services available at our Livingston, New Jersey practice, please contact the Silverstrom Group today. We would be pleased to answer any questions you might have or assist you in scheduling an appointment.