Coplay General Dentist
Prevent Dental Problems
A strong smile can make you look and feel better. Optimal oral health contributes to improved whole-body wellness by lessening the risk of systemic issues such as heart disease, lung problems, high-blood pressure, and more. Coplaydentist Dr. Salivonchik offers a variety of general dentistry services to prevent dental damage and promote healthy function.
Dental Cleanings and Exams
Six-month checkups and hygiene visits provide an opportunity for Dr. Salivonchik and team to monitor a patient’s oral health over the long term, suggest therapies to prevent potential problems, and administer treatments to counteract damage. For example, many Americans over age 35 have some form of periodontal disease—gingivitis or periodontitis—many of them are unaware of it. We diligently examine gum tissue for signs of this stealthy disease (red, swollen or bleeding gums are often an initial sign) and work with patients to implement an oral healthcare regime to improve periodontal health. Sometimes, all that’s necessary is a more stringent at-home oral hygiene routine. Dr. Salivonchik or one of our dental hygienists can show you how to more effectively brush and floss your teeth, so you remove plaque and keep this disease at bay.
If necessary, Dr. Salivonchik may elect to use laser dentistry to treat periodontal disease. Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT) effectively eliminates the bacteria that cause gum disease and encourages reattachment between your gums and teeth.
Oral cancer is another disease that often goes undetected until the advanced stages. The Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that slightly less than 50,000 people are diagnosed each year with oral or pharyngeal cancer, and more than 9,500 die of this disease annually. However, routine screenings with the dentist Allentown trusts allow early detection, which greatly improves the survival rate.
Dr. Salivonchik halts the damage caused by bruxism (teeth grinding) and TMJ disorder with customized, non-invasive oral appliance therapy. Worn at night when you are most likely to grind your teeth, this appliance—which is most commonly known as a mouthguard—will protect your teeth from the harmful pressure of bruxism, and help to alleviate the symptoms of TMJ.
No issue is too great or too small for Dr. Salivonchik to address. As your oral healthcare partner and a general dentist, he will work closely with you to create a personalized plan for a comfortable, functional, and beautiful smile.
The Spectra System - Early detection is often the key to effective decay management. Although a tooth may appear healthy on the surface its real condition underneath is hard to detect. Dr. Salivonchik takes advantage of the Spectra System, an innovative, indispensible tool, to detect tooth decay early on.
Call our Coplay, Pa dental office today to schedule your appointment or consultation with Dr. Salivonchik. Our dental practice, located in the Lehigh Valley, serves Coplay, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and surrounding areas. Your Allentown general dentist is ready to provide the general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures you and your family need to maintain optimal oral health and an aesthetically pleasing smile.