General dentistry is the foundation of our dental practice and your long-term dental health. From dental cleanings to periodontal therapy, general dental care focuses on keeping the teeth and gums healthy.
At East Hills Dental Associates in Roslyn Heights, we focus on personalized general dentistry, helping patients understand their unique risk factors for oral disease and how best to care for their smile between visits. A healthy, comfortable oral foundation will significantly minimize the need for complex restorative treatment.
Dr. Richard Sousa sets himself apart from many local dentists with comprehensive care, focused on the unique needs of each patient. As a team, we take time to fully evaluate and understand your oral health condition, lifestyle habits, medical history and any factors affecting your dental health. We screen for gum disease, cavities and look for other oral signs of developing disease or underlying health issues, helping you manage your overall physical well being as a partner in your healthcare.
General Dentist in Roslyn Heights
General dentistry includes a range of treatments and procedures that serve to maintain the health and stability of your teeth and gums with the goal of preventing complex dental problems.
- Dental cleanings and exams: these are the main components of your preventive care visit, performed by a registered and experienced dental hygienist and Dr. Sousa. Regular visits allow us to monitor your oral health and intercept developing problems. We make personalized recommendations for at home oral hygiene based on your specific needs.
- Dental fillings: even with diligent oral care, tooth decay can occur. When spotted early, a dental filling is typically small and taken care of in a single visit. A dental filling can also be placed to repair minor tooth damage.
- Periodontal therapy: gum disease is another common dental problem that most patients face at some point, hopefully just in the very early stages. Dr. Sousa offers comprehensive periodontal screenings and periodontal treatments to address all stages and symptoms of gum disease.
- Root canals: in the event of severe tooth decay, infection or damage a root canal may be recommended to avoid tooth loss.
Dr. Sousa offers sedation dentistry for patients who suffer from dental anxiety or a fear of the dentist. If you would like to restore the health and appearance of your smile, contact our office to schedule an appointment and discuss dental sedation options. Restoring your dental health will impact more than your smile, boosting your confidence and giving you back the best possible quality of life.