Preventative Dental Care
Your dental health relies on many things, how often you brush and floss, what you eat everyday, whether or not you grind your teeth, genetics, and most importantly: preventative dental care. While all of the things mentioned above tie in together to create a big picture of your oral health, preventative care is the one that has the best likelihood of keeping your smile looking healthy for a lifetime. So don’t keep leave the fate of your beautiful smile up to chance, let us give you a smile you can count on!
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Gum disease starts out small with mild irritation, but if left untreated could leave to tooth loss! If during a preventative examination, Dr. Scurti sees signs of gingivitis, he can apply an antibacterial solution called Arestin to the area. Arestin will clear the area of the harmful bacteria and let your gums heal. If your gums look swollen, red, are irritated, or bleed when you brush, you may have gum disease.
Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that disrupts your normal sleeping rhythm by inhibiting the natural airflow while you breath. This usually happens when the soft tissues at the back of your throat become too relaxed. Signs of sleep apnea include: loud snoring, frequent jolts awake at night, constant grogginess, and a reliance on caffeine to get you through the day. Sleep apnea can lead to many severe side effects if left untreated because those who suffer from sleep apnea aren’t reaching the restorative part of their sleep cycle, and will be deprived of their much needed sleep. What Dr. Scurti can do to help is to alleviate the cause of this obstruction so you don’t snore so much and aren’t waking up a lot throughout the night.
You don’t have to put up with loud snoring anymore!
The muscles and joints around your jaw are very complex because of all the ways your mouth needs to move to perform basic functions such as eating and talking. Sometimes issues can arise around this area and cause a lot of pain in your jaw. Dr. Scurti can help alleviate some of this pain with tmj/tmd therapy and help you get back to your carefree and painless way of life.
Nightguards (for Bruxism)
Some people habitually grind and clench their teeth, usually at night while they are asleep. Sometimes they aren’t even aware this is happening, but rest assured your dentist can see the affects this kind of behavior has on your teeth. Since you are asleep while it is happening, it’s not as simple as telling yourself to stop; your subconscious probably won’t listen to you! In order to keep your teeth from harm, Dr. Scurti will fit you with a small and unobtrusive nightguard to keep your teeth from grinding against each other. Don’t worry, this nightguard is very small and most people get used to wearing it at night very quickly.
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Halitosis Treatment (for Bad Breath)
Do you have bad breath? Or more importantly, do the people around you claim you have bad breath? The embarrassing issue of chronic bad breath is called halitosis, and luckily it is treatable! Dr. Scurti will pinpoint the cause of the halitosis and set you on a treatment plan that will have your breath smelling fresh in no time! Don’t let your partner or office mate suffer; come get halitosis treatment!
Headache Prevention (NTI)
Do you suffer from chronic headaches? What about in the morning, when you wake up do your muscles feel refreshed or tense? This might seem like unrelated questions, but in actuality they are very related when it comes to your migraines. You may be surprised to find that your chronic headaches could in fact be from subconsciously clenching your teeth together while sleeping. The complicated muscles in your jaw can affect many areas in your body, and cause your head, shoulders, and neck pain if they have too much tension.
To alleviate this tension while you are sleeping, Dr. Scurti will fit you with a small NTI nightguard that keeps your canines and back teeth apart, thus minimizing the clenching force that causes you so much pain.
We can help you stop suffering from headaches!
Laser Gum Treatments
Before the advancement of dental technologies, some old dental procedures would at times be very painful and invasive. Luckily, Dr. Scurti places a lot of emphasis on his patient’s comfort, leading him to invest in new technologies that revolutionize the way dental procedures can be preformed. One such technology is the Solea Laser for laser gum treatments.
By using lasers to treat very sensitive areas like your gums, the treatment is much more precise and quick, letting Dr. Scurti get right to the point and finish swiftly. This also cuts down on the need for so much anesthesia and the collateral numbness after your appointment.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Another important aspect of preventative dental examinations is oral cancer screenings. Oral cancer has a high success rate of treatment as long as it is found in it’s early stages. That is why it is so important for your Mountain Lakes and Parsippany dentist, Dr. Scurti to perform oral cancer screenings. He will thoroughly check your mouth, gums, cheeks, tongue, and neck for any signs of abnormalities. Once Dr. Scurti is through with the examination you will have the peace of mind knowing you are healthy.
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