General Dentistry – Manahawkin, NJ
Preventive Care for Better Oral Health
Young Dentistry offers general dentistry to New Jersey patients in Manahawkin and its surrounding communities. We believe that excellent dentistry begins with proper oral care at home, professional cleanings, customized evaluations, periodontal chartings, and individualized periodontal/gum programs for each patient. Recommendations are made for seeing Dr. Robert Young and his hygienists 2-4 times a year for thorough dental cleanings and checkups or on individualized schedules, depending on the severity of each patient’s gum or periodontal condition. We will also look for oral cancer.
Keeping your teeth free of decay, and your gums liberated from disease is only possible with a foundation of consistent oral care at home and professional supervision by a highly trained and dedicated dentistry and hygienist. As a dentist in Manahawkin, Dr. Young and his team are serving the community with cutting edge dentistry and individualized treatment plans for periodontal disease, and they want to help you and your children too.
These exams have helped many patients preserve their teeth and enjoy good oral health over the years, in addition to letting us diagnose developing cysts and cases of cancer early. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Young, contact our office today!
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
When arriving for a dental checkup and cleaning, you don’t have to worry about your visit being rushed. Instead, we take great care to ensure your oral cavity is thoroughly checked and cleaned, providing any recommended treatments to address any problems found during your appointment. It is during these visits that Dr. Young will examine your teeth, gums, bone structure, occlusion, temporomandibular joints, soft tissues, and lymph nodes. Also, our dental hygienist will remove any plaque and tartar build up before giving your teeth a final polish.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Dr. Young has also received advanced training in detecting oral cancer and preventing it from spreading through early detection and diagnosis. He will conduct a thorough oral exam on your first visit and during each checkup. To check your smile for cancer, Dr. Young will examine your tongue, the glands in your jaw and tongue, and your salivation ducts. He will also look for cuts, sores, bleeding, and oral swelling to protect you from missing something, which can become very serious. Should any areas raise concern, he will provide you with a referral to see a specialist for additional screening.
Even young smiles deserve high-quality dental care, which is why Dr. Young is pleased to offer children’s dentistry services. From regular checkups and cleanings to dental sealants and fluoride supplements to provide added protection to growing teeth, he and his team will use a gentle and compassionate approach when taking care of your little one’s smile. He will also check for signs of bite issues that could potentially require orthodontics later on and provide recommendations for custom dental appliances to better protect their young teeth from damage while playing sports.
Because gum disease affects millions of people throughout the United States, Dr. Young can provide periodontal therapy should you being to notice any signs or symptoms related to gum disease. While regular cleanings and proper at-home oral habits can reverse the problem in its early stages, if left untreated, it can escalate into periodontitis, requiring that you undergo what is known as a deep cleaning or scaling and root planing. Using specialized tools, he will remove plaque and tartar that has spread beneath the gum line before smoothing out the tooth root to encourage reattachment. This will prevent reinfection as well as possible health-related problems that can develop as a result.
Whether you or your child enjoy playing sports and want to keep your mouth protected, or you suffer from teeth grinding or TMJ, custom-made mouthguards can prevent excessive wear and tear on your teeth and protect soft oral tissues as well as relax facial muscles. After a full examination of your smile and taking impressions of your oral cavity, Dr. Young and his team can create a customized mouthguard that will not only be comfortable but will also help you and your smile look and feel better than ever.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
We invite the communities of Manahawkin, Stafford, Toms River Long Beach Island, Surf City, Tuckerton, Barnegat, Forked River, and all of our surrounding areas to book an appointment now. We are located at 1104 Beacon Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ in Ocean Acres right behind Southern Medical Center off Nautilus Drive. Our phone number is (609) 488-4306. We are here to comfort you!