Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario and Dr. David Robbins provide general dental services to help patients maintain their smiles. Everything from dental cleanings and exams to fillings and root canals may remove dental infections and preserve the smile.
In addition, our dentists thoroughly examine the teeth and gums for any emerging dental problems at regular dental visits. If needed, they will provide treatment to reverse the effects of common oral health issues restoring oral health. They can even reverse issues like tooth decay.
Our team recommends root canal treatment for patients with cavities or an infection within their teeth. We remove the infected pulp, or nerves and blood vessels, within the tooth during a root canal. Following the root canal, we seal the tooth with a dental filling. A filling seals the tooth to prevent reinfection. Routine treatments such as these ensure that patients will not require extractions or restorative care down the road.
General Dentistry in Ardmore, PA
Our general dental solutions prevent dental problems and maintain the teeth, gums, and patients’ oral health. Continue reading to learn more about our general dentistry services.
Custom sports mouthguards benefit children and adults who play contact sports. We use dental impressions to make custom mouthguards that protect teeth from injury and loss. Call us for a mouthguard today if you or your child play sports where there is any contact between players, including soccer, football, lacrosse, or hockey. To learn more about how custom mouthguards protect your smile, see Custom Mouthguards.
Please contact our dental office for immediate care if you have a dental emergency. Our dentists commonly treat patients who have just lost a permanent tooth, broken a dental restoration, or feel severe tooth pain. Whatever your dental emergency is, we are here to help. To learn more about what to do in the event of a dental emergency and how we treat them in our office, see Emergency Dentistry.
As a family dental office, we provide pediatric to senior care and everything in between. For younger patients, we offer preventative fluoride treatment and dental sealants. As patients grow older, we can provide them with treatments to repair or cosmetically enhance their smiles. To learn more about our family dentistry services, see Family Dentistry.
Dental lasers may be used to treat patients with a gummy smile, tongue-tie, lip-tie, or gum disease. Laser dentistry is a safe, comfortable, and painless treatment method for our patients. The dental laser also minimizes bleeding and inhibits faster healing times. Lasers allow our dentists to work with extreme precision, allowing them to avoid nerves while making a variety of procedures pain-free and much less invasive. To learn more about what procedures we can perform using lasers, see Laser Dentistry.
Snoring is a common, harmless problem that many people face. However, snoring can be an indicator of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissues in the back of the mouth collapse. This obstructs the airway for several seconds. Patients with sleep apnea can use a CPAP machine or custom-made oral appliances to keep the airway open. To learn more about sleep apnea treatment in our office, see Sleep Apnea.
Our dental office provides dental extractions for patients who have severely infected or impacted teeth. Extractions remove problem teeth to prevent decay or damage in natural teeth. Most patients will need their wisdom teeth removed to prevent impaction. Contrary to popular belief tooth extractions are not extremely painful. Patients typically are healed and back to their regular activities within a week. To learn more about tooth extractions in our office, see Tooth Extraction.
General Dental FAQs
Do you have further questions about our general dentistry services? Continue reading to learn more about general dentistry with answers to these common questions:
Are tooth extractions painful?
No, patients should not feel pain during their extraction treatment. We use a local anesthetic to numb teeth before extracting them. Dr. Bellisario or Dr. Robbins will also prescribe patients pain medication to take as they heal.
What are dental emergencies?
Dental emergencies are sudden or severe dental problems that require immediate professional care. Please get in touch with our office if you have sudden tooth pain, have just lost a permanent tooth, or are experiencing complications following a dental procedure.
Are dental lasers safe?
Yes, dental lasers offer a safe and proven way to treat the soft tissues of the mouth. Additionally, lasers benefit patients with dental fear or anxiety. Unlike dental drills, dental lasers are quiet and do not generate vibration or noise that can be anxiety-inducing for some patients. Another added benefit of laser dentistry is that dental lasers provide painless, quick treatment.
Request a Dental Consultation
Call the Office of Dr. Bellisario today (610) 839-8967 or schedule a dental appointment with our dental team on our website. If you have any more questions about your care, please let us know, and we can answer them for you at your next consultation.