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393 Ramapo Valley Road
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393 Ramapo Valley Road
Oakland, NJ 07436

General Dentistry in Oakland, NJ

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Oakland Dental Care provides general dental services to patients in Oakland, NJ. Contact us at 201-337-7733  to learn more or schedule an appointment.

Comprehensive Evaluation / Oral Examination

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An oral examination is a visual inspection of the mouth, head, and neck, performed to detect abnormalities. Low radiation digital imaging allows for a more complete examination, helping the doctor to detect cavities, problems in existing dental restorations, gum and bone recession or other abnormal conditions within the mouth, head and neck area.

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Dental Cleaning

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A dental cleaning, also known as an oral prophylaxis, is the removal of dental plaque and tartar (calculus) from the teeth. Specialized instruments are used to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. First, an ultrasonic device that emits vibrations and is cooled by water is used to loosen larger pieces of tartar. Next, hand tools are used to manually remove smaller deposits and smooth the tooth surfaces. Once all the tooth surfaces have been cleaned of tartar and plaque, the teeth are polished.

Dental Sealants

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Dental sealants are made of a safe resin material which is applied to the surfaces of teeth (commonly permanent molars) to prevent cavities. The sealant material fills in the crevices of a tooth and “seals” off the tooth from cavity-causing agents like food and plaque. The teeth are prepared for the sealant application and the sealant is painted directly onto the chewing surface of each tooth and then hardens. Sealants are applied in one visit.

Fluoride Treatment

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Fluoride is a natural substance that helps strengthen teeth and prevent decay. Fluoride treatments are administered at this office as an important component of pediatric dental treatment. The fluoride is applied to the teeth in a gel, foam, or varnish form.

Custom Oral Appliances

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Mouthguards are an often overlooked component of preventive dental care. Both adults and children should wear mouthguards while practicing and playing sports to protect the lips, gums, teeth, and arches. Custom-made mouth guards offer superior protection to the types of mouth guards that can be bought in stores, greatly reducing the severity of dental and facial injuries.
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Scaling and Root Planing

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Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. During the scaling process, specialized dental instruments are used to remove dental plaque and calculus from beneath the gums. Planing is the procedure used to smooth the tooth roots after the scaling process. Root planing helps the gums heal and reattach themselves to a cleaner and smoother root surface.

Root Canal Treatment

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Root canals are most often necessary when decay has reached the nerve of the tooth or the tooth has become infected. When root canal therapy is performed, infected or inflamed pulp is removed from the tooth chamber. The inside of the tooth is then cleaned and disinfected before being filled and sealed to limit the possibility of future infection. Soon after the root canal is performed, the tooth is restored with a dental crown or filling to protect the tooth and restore normal tooth function.


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A tooth that can not be saved with restorative procedures may need to be removed. Before removal of the tooth, the area will be numbed with anesthesia. The tooth is loosened from the jawbone and surrounding ligaments and tissues with a gentle rocking motion. Once it is loose, it is gently removed. Stitches may be necessary after the removal of a tooth.
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Frequently Asked Questions About General Dentistry

Why is it important to visit the dentist regularly?

Regular visits to the dentist are important for good dental health and overall wellness. During these visits, you will have preventative treatments such as dental cleanings and comprehensive oral examinations that are perfect for maintaining oral health - and discovering areas of concern before they develop further.

How often should I visit the dentist?

It is recommended that all patients, regardless of age, visit the dentist at least every six months.

What causes cavities and how are they treated?

It is normal for your mouth to have both good and bad bacteria in it. Brushing thoroughly helps to keep the bad bacteria under control. Otherwise, the bad bacteria, along with food particles, will be attached to the surfaces of the tooth - especially in crevices - and begin to multiply. As your saliva mixes in, too, a white film known as plaque is formed. It begins to make its way into the enamel - and eventually causes cavities.

Should a decayed tooth be treated with a root canal or extraction?

Your dentist will make every effort to preserve your natural tooth. If a root canal can be performed to remove the decay and restore the tooth’s integrity, this will be the ideal treatment. While it may seem easier to just extract your decayed tooth, it will need to be replaced with an artificial tooth or you will encounter more complex oral health concerns in the future.

What are the initial signs of gum disease?

Gum disease - also referred to as gingivitis - attacks the gums and eventually the jaw bone, leading to tooth loss. Look out for the following signs: 

  • Bleeding gums (including when brushing and flossing)
  • Tender or sore gums
  • Red, puffy, or swollen gums

Regular visits to your dentist can help you receive treatment early.

Contact us at 201-337-7733  to schedule an appointment.

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393 Ramapo Valley Road Oakland, NJ 07436
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