Odds are good that you’re familiar with the basics of general family dentistry: deep professional dental hygiene cleanings and oral examinations. For optimum health, these types of visits are recommended every six months, allowing us to regularly remove plaque and check on any possible problems threatening the health of your teeth and gums. But that’s just the tip of the complete family dentistry iceberg.
Gum disease is overwhelmingly common. Studies suggest that about 80% of American adults have some stage of gum disease. While gum disease poses very serious threats to your health, it is treatable. We treat gum disease using periodontal therapy techniques including scaling and root planing. We cleanse and detoxify the inflamed soft tissues before smoothing out the tooth root, making the area less prone to plaque and bacteria buildup.
TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is your jaw joint. Because the entire body works together as one organism, problems with the TMJ don’t just cause pain in the jaw, although that’s usually where discomfort begins. TMJ disorder can create headache pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and even back pain. Stress in your TMJ can also cause you to grind your teeth, which damages your teeth. As part of your general family dentistry care, we can assess any problems with your TMJ health and create custom appliances to prevent damage from teeth grinding and misalignments.
No general family dental care would be complete without children’s dentistry. Drs. Moss and Owen provide pediatric dental care as part of their menu of services for Camden families as well.
Bring your family to see our family. Drs. Moss and Owen provide comprehensive family dental care for residents of Camden, Bishopville, Lugoff, Elgin, and Columbia. Contact us today to discuss the future of your oral health with us.