Are you struggling to find a dentist that is convenient, affordable, and professional? Dr. Gregory Hillyard and Dr. Alexandra Monroe are dentists in Media, PA that provide comprehensive dental services for all ages and the highest standard of care for your oral health needs.
Dr. Hillyard, Dr. Monroe, and their team offer complete dental care under one roof for all ages with a continuity of care for the treatment of dental problems. Along with maintaining great relationships with our patients, we make sure they understand their treatment options and are comfortable at all times. Our dental office also provides general dental services to the public in Media, Pennsylvania.
General Dental Care
General dental care focuses on the prevention of dental problems and offers treatment for common concerns such as tooth decay. We offer numerous treatments for dental problems. Our first goal is to diagnose the cause of dental problems. Then, we can move forward with a desirable and affordable treatment plan that will produce natural-looking and long-lasting results.
Do you play contact sports? Sports mouthguards can help protect you from sports-related injuries and can prevent teeth from chipping or cracking. They can also prevent concussions, reduce stress on the neck, protect the jaw from trauma, and allow the wearer to speak and breathe properly.
Emergency Dental Care
Our professionals can help treat your dental emergency, whether you chipped or lost a tooth, need a replacement crown, or need relief from tooth pain. Call our office at 610.756.0649 for an emergency tooth extraction, restorative treatment, periodontal therapy, or other urgent treatment.
If you have any questions about your treatment options, our dental staff will be happy to help. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you are receiving effective and comfortable treatment.
Our Media, Pennsylvania, dental office serves patients of all ages. We pride ourselves on offering family dental services to families:
- Early morning hours
- Evening hours every Wednesday
- The option to bring your family to our dental office
- Emergency dental treatments
Dental fillings are an important treatment for maintaining the longevity of your smile. Our office places BPA-free composite dental fillings for a safe, lasting, and natural-looking result. We use digital technology to color-match your dental fillings for a seamless smile after treatment.
Teeth may be extracted due to overcrowding, extensive tooth decay, impacted wisdom teeth, or periodontal disease. Tooth extraction can help remove oral health problems at the source in severe cases where teeth are no longer healthy. Restorative solutions like dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures and partials can be used to replace missing teeth after extraction.
Can you wear a sports mouthguard with braces?
Yes, you can wear a protective sports mouthguard with braces. You may need to get a custom-fitted mouthguard from your dentist, as traditional “boil and bite” mouthguards may not fit properly due to the changes in your teeth from the braces. A custom-fitted mouthguard will be more comfortable and provide better protection and coverage for teeth and gums.
What do dentists and medical doctors consider a dental emergency?
Dentists consider a dental emergency to be any type of serious injury or pain involving the teeth, jaw, mouth, tongue, or gums. Common examples include a knocked-out tooth, severe toothache, broken tooth, cracked filling or crown, or bleeding from the mouth. A phone call to your dentist is a great way to find out if you need immediate care or can wait for an appointment the following day.
How often should I get a dental cleaning?
The American Dental Association, also known as the ADA, suggests that most people should have a professional dental cleaning every six months to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues. However, your dentist may recommend that you see them for more frequent dental cleanings, depending on your situation. For example, patients with periodontal (gum) disease or dry mouth may need to visit more often than those without dental concerns.
How often should I get dental x-rays?
The frequency of dental x-rays depends on your current situation and the recommendation of your dental team. Generally, a child should receive full mouth x-rays every six months to one year, while an adult should get them every 1-3 years. Sometimes, your dentist may recommend more frequent x-rays if there are concerns like cavities or disease. X-rays can also help plan for procedures such as the placement of dental implants.
How long do dental fillings last on teeth?
The life expectancy of a dental filling depends on the type and size of the filling. Your oral hygiene habits can also determine the life expectancy of your dental fillings. Generally, dental fillings last from 3 to 15 years. Amalgam (metal) fillings are usually longer lasting than composite (tooth-colored) fillings; however, composite fillings may provide a better aesthetic result. Your dentist can provide you with more information about your dental fillings and their longevity following a dental exam.
How painful is a tooth extraction?
Tooth extractions can be uncomfortable, but are they typically done with a local anesthetic, so you are numb during the procedure. You may experience mild discomfort and soreness following a tooth extraction. However, this usually subsides within a few days. Your dentist will provide instructions for post-op care and pain management to help speed up the healing process and significantly reduce the risk of complications.
Request a Consultation
Call our dental office at 610.756.0649 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. We welcome new patients and serve Media, PA as well as Newtown Square and other communities in the mainline area of Philadelphia.