Regular preventive dental care and a good daily oral hygiene routine are key to maintaining long-term dental health. Together they can help you avoid complex issues related to the form and function of your smile. Routine visits to our Media, PA dental office provides the opportunity for our team members to spot developing concerns in their earliest stages.
Catching problems sooner than later ensures that we can treat you as effectively as possible.
Dr. Gregory Hillyard and Dr. Alexandra Monroe offer conservative treatment measures for patients who have a variety of dental concerns. Learn more about the details of these common concerns as well as the comprehensive and comfortable in-office solutions we offer patients below.
Common Dental Concerns
Bleeding gums, teeth grinding, crooked teeth, and missing teeth are all dental concerns that affect the health, function, and comfort of patient’s smiles. We recommend scheduling an appointment with one of our experienced dentists at the first sign of a problem. This often allows us to recommend more conservative options and can prevent permanent damage to the teeth and gums. If you are experiencing sudden pain, have damaged or lost a tooth please contact us immediately for emergency dental care and advice.
Do your gums bleed every time you brush your teeth or chew hard foods? Regularly bleeding gums can be a sign of early periodontal, or gum disease. Dr. Hillyard and Monroe can evaluate your gums, check for infections, and treat the underlying cause of gum disease. Gingivitis and periodontitis can be treated with dental cleanings, scaling and root planing, and restorative and cosmetic solutions. These treatments offer a deep clean beneath the gums and smooth down inflamed and irritated tooth roots.
Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, affects millions of Americans. While occasional teeth grinding is not harmful, the constant grinding of the teeth can damage tooth enamel and cause other oral complications. Common signs of bruxism may include jaw pain, headaches, and tooth sensitivity. Severe symptoms are fractured or broken teeth or severely worn tooth enamel.
Our dentists offer several treatment options to stop teeth grinding and repair damaged teeth. Mouthguards and night guards, clear braces, and restorative dentistry can stop bruxism and repair severely damaged teeth.
If you have crooked and misaligned teeth, clear braces such as ClearCorrect and Invisalign can straighten teeth over time. Both of these treatments utilize clear plastic aligners that are custom-fit to your teeth. Aligners are replaced every few weeks to realign your smile. If your teeth are not severely misaligned, you can improve the aesthetics of your smile with a dental crown, tooth bonding treatment, or dental veneers.
Dr. Hillyard and Dr. Monroe offer the latest techniques, quality materials, and experienced care for the replacement of missing teeth. From bridges to implant dentistry, they can restore your smile and improve your quality of life. It is important to replace missing teeth as remaining teeth may shift to fill in gaps. This may result in overcrowding, which makes it difficult to clean between teeth. Plaque is then able to build up and lead to problems like tooth decay and gum disease.
Request a Consultation
Dr. Hillyard and Dr. Monroe provide thorough dental exams to find and treat the root cause of dental problems. Call our Media, PA dental office at 610.756.0649 to schedule an appointment to discuss your dental concerns and cosmetic goals.