To achieve and maintain optimal oral health, professional dental services are necessary. At National Dental Hicksville, we offer a wide range of treatments in general dentistry, including cleanings, examinations, periodontal care, and more. Your personalized treatment plan will be designed according to your own unique dental needs. We will work together with you to attain (and preserve) a beautiful and healthy smile.
Sometimes underlying dental issues cannot be detected without professional intervention. With a timely diagnosis, most oral health problems can be treated with a minimally invasive approach. On the other hand, waiting too long to address an issue can cause the condition to worsen. If this happens, it often necessitates more extensive, costly procedures. Routine dental examinations can save you time, money, and worry in the future. >> Learn more about professional dental exams
Brushing and flossing at home keeps the teeth and gums healthy. However, there are some areas that simply cannot be reached with home care alone. As a result, the levels of oral bacteria rise every few months. That is why dental cleanings are often recommended every three to six months. During these visits, your hygienist will gently remove plaque and tartar from the surfaces of the teeth, sweeping away harmful bacteria.>> Learn more about professional dental cleanings
In order to obtain a full diagnosis, x-rays are occasionally necessary. On average, patients require dental radiographs once or twice a year. However, if there is particular condition that your doctor is monitoring, x-rays may be needed more frequently. At National Dental Hicksville, our x-ray units are completely digital, which means they emit much less radiation than traditional film radiographs.>> Learn more about digital X-rays
Kids require professional dental care, too! Our team strives to foster a comfortable and informational environment for your child. Combining fun and education, we teach your child the importance of oral health, and help them design a personalized hygiene routine at home. From preventative care to restorative dentistry and orthodontics, we offer a number of treatments for your little one.
In the same way that oral bacteria cause tooth decay, they also lead to periodontal disease. If plaque and tartar are not removed from the teeth surfaces, the gums begin to react to these irritants. The gums may become red, inflamed, and swollen, all characteristics of gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease. If this continues on, infection will develop underneath the gums, eroding the bone that supports the teeth. This condition is referred to as periodontitis, and it will only worsen without treatment. At National Dental, we offer periodontal treatments to eradicate infection in the gums and promote healing.>> Learn more about periodontal care
Even though oral cancer is often treatable in the early stages, The Oral Cancer Foundation states that only 57 percent of patients diagnosed with the condition this year will survive past the five-year mark. This unfortunate statistic is primarily due to late diagnoses. When oral cancer is detected early, it can often be treated effectively. At National Dental, your doctor will perform an oral cancer screening at every visit. This process only takes about five minutes, yet the benefits are immeasurable.>> Learn more about oral cancer screenings
If you would like to learn more about the general dentistry services we offer at National Dental, schedule a consultation. You can call us at (516) 629-5086 or contact us online.