Kaufman Family Dentistry offers general dentistry to patients 13 years and older. Our patient-centered, family-friendly practice is dedicated to helping members of our community enjoy the benefits of optimal oral health. From thorough checkups and cleanings to oral cancer screenings, oral appliances like mouthguards, and emergency dental care, Kaufman Family Dentistry can meet the diverse needs of our community.
Checkups and Cleanings
Receiving regular dental care is an investment in your health and wellbeing. Moreover, having checkups and cleanings on a routine basis aids in saving you money and time in the dental chair. This is because routine visits increase the odds of early detection. Checkups provide a thorough evaluation of the health of the entire oral cavity. Patients are screened for issues like periodontal (gum) disease and dental caries. We take diagnostic images to look at the health of tissue we cannot see such as the jawbones and root placement of teeth.
As with checkups, cleanings are an integral part of maintaining and/or achieving optimal oral health. A dental cleaning provides a very thorough removal of surface debris like tartar along the gums and teeth before teeth are polished to a beautiful shine. Having regular dental cleanings can prevent gum disease and keep tooth structure strong.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer can be fatal – especially when detected in its advanced stages. Since oral cancer can form anywhere in the oral cavity, our dentist provides oral cancer screenings to help aid in the early detection of potential problems. Patients with heightened risks for oral cancer such as drinking and smoking should perform monthly self-examinations and visit our practice regularly for oral cancer screenings.
Mouthguards & Sports Guards
Custom oral appliances such as mouthguards and sports guards can diminish the negative effects of sports-related injuries. Moreover, if an injury occurs, these appliances can keep teeth and gums intact – even when enduring blunt force trauma. Our oral appliances are custom made from lightweight yet durable materials for comfortable protection.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a condition that causes debilitating symptoms among its sufferers. TMD can involve a damaged or strained temporomandibular joint along with the muscles and ligaments that support the joint. Kaufman Family Dentistry provides treatment for TMD including oral appliances, restorations to rebuild the bite and recommendations for temporary adjustments to one’s diet to relieve the joint and its muscles.
Dental emergencies are traumatic and painful. We know that when our patients need expedient care, they are under duress and often very uncomfortable due to their injuries. In the event of a dental emergency such as broken or knocked out teeth, toothaches, and broken/failing restorations, be sure to call our practice as soon as you can so that we can make room in our schedule for your needs.
Call Kaufman Family Dentistry to schedule a checkup or consultation.