The American Dental Association recommends you see your dentist at least twice a year for a comprehensive dental exam.
Maintaining your oral health is critical to avoid pain, tooth loss, and expensive restorative dental procedures. Dr. Danielak will provide a complete checkup to determine any potential dental problems such as tooth decay, cracks, and gum disease. We will also readily replace old and worn-out dental work, like metal fillings or discolored crowns.
With a comprehensive exam every six months, we can manage small dental problems before they grow into larger, more complicated issues. Untreated cavities grow rapidly and can destroy entire teeth. A cracked tooth may break off if not discovered and corrected, and gum disease can become very dangerous to your dental health if not detected early. Catching these problems early is vital to control them.
Call us now to schedule your comprehensive dental exam at (740) 387-1466. By keeping up on regular checkups, you can avoid costly dental problems, stay healthy, and continue to enjoy your smile!
Gentle, Professional Cleanings
People over the age of three should visit their dentist for a professional hygiene cleaning at least twice a year.
To maintain oral health, it’s very important that you stay up to date on the state of your teeth, so that if problems are detected, they can be treated as early as possible to avoid the development of more serious problems. We provide comfortable, gentle hygiene cleanings, specifically designed to find, ward off, and prevent gum disease. If we find a cause for concern, we may recommend a deep gum cleaning to remove any tartar below the gum line, eliminate any bacterial infections, and to smooth out surfaces where plaque builds up.
Important Reasons to Get Professional Cleanings
- to detect possible health risks such as oral cancer and gum disease
- to prevent tooth loss
- to maintain good physical health
- to eliminate bad breath
- to have a brighter, whiter smile
In order to maintain good oral health and a bright smile, please call us today at (740) 387-1466 to schedule a professional hygiene cleaning.
Offering superior resolution with less radiation exposure, the digital radiograph x-ray at our practice is an excellent new way to help diagnose possible oral problems. The digital radiograph not only emits half the amount of radiation associated with traditional x-rays, but is also much less time consuming. After placing a sensor in your mouth, the pictures are taken and immediately sent to our computer. We can then review the information with you right there from the computer screen.
Benefits of Digital X-Rays
- Exposes the patient to half the amount of radiation received from traditional x-rays
- Gray-scale resolution of 256 colors compared to 16 – 25 shades on conventional film, allowing for a more detailed and accurate analysis
- Immediately transfers images to monitor so that the dentist can review and explain the information to the patient Images can be enlarged and saved for future reference
- Offers the ability to compare your x-rays with one another digitally on our computer
- Because there’s less time spent developing x-rays, the dentist has more time to take care of your dental needs
Why Digital X-Rays are Important
- Digital x-rays can locate areas of decay that can’t be detected with the naked eye
- They can detect periodontal disease by revealing any possible bone loss
- They can help locate possible abnormalities such as cysts or oral cance
X-rays are an excellent way to diagnose oral health issues; however, with our intraoral camera, we can assess your dental needs to an even greater extent.
What is an Intraoral Camera?
The intraoral camera is small, roughly the size of a standard dental mirror, and features a built-in light source. With this small camera, we can easily identify problems such as tooth decay, cracked or broken fillings, and cracked teeth among others to help us create an effective treatment plan.
Take a Tour of Your Mouth
Dr. Danielak also uses the intraoral camera in conjunction with a computer monitor, allowing you to now be an active partner in your treatment, as it is happening! By clearly seeing your oral condition, you can make more confident treatment decisions. After all, it’s your mouth.
For more information on the intraoral camera call us at (740) 387-1466 today!
Emergency Dental Care
Tooth pain becoming too much to handle?
Call Dr. Danielak at (740) 387-1466 right away for emergency dental assistance.
Dental issues such as abscesses, infected gums, cavities, etc. can cause severe pain. There’s no need to suffer, though. Dr. Danielak is ready to bring you relief.
If you aren’t experiencing any pain but still have an issue like a cracked tooth, broken dentures, or a missing filling, you should still give us a call. Research shows that periodontal problems can elevate the risk for other health issues such as diabetes, stroke, and cardiovascular disease.
Your health and comfort is very important to us. If you’re experiencing serious oral pain, call us without delay.
Sometimes extraction is the only alternative, despite our best efforts. Many factors can contribute to this – extensive trauma, decay, gum disease, and/or badly cracked or broken teeth. Dr. Danielak is committed to providing a comfortable tooth extraction.
No one likes loosing a tooth, but there are options we provide to fill the empty space or replace the tooth.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding tooth extraction or to learn more about restorative dental options, please contact Dr. Danielak at (740) 387-1466 today.
Custom mouth guards provided by Dr. Danielak can be an excellent way to protect your teeth while playing sports. Unlike uncomfortable, bulky traditional boil and bite guards, our customized mouth guards offer a comfortable fit and superior protection. The American Dental Association estimates that over 2 million teeth are knocked out from sports related trauma. Our mouth guards can prevent serious injury and save you a lot of pain.
Benefits of Mouth Guards
- reduce the risk of concussion from lower jaw impacts
- protect teeth from being knocked out or fractured
- provide a comfortable fit allowing for natural breathing and speaking
- prevent jaw fractures by acting as a cushion between upper and lower jaw
- meet all High School and Collegiate regulations
For more information on customized mouth guards, please call our office at (740) 387-1466 today.
If you’re experiencing chronic headaches and migraines due to involuntary nighttime teeth clenching, let Dr. Danielak help you with a night guard. A night guard is a device that is worn over the biting surface of your teeth while you sleep to prevent contact between the upper and lower teeth.
The Night Guard Fitting Process
- Impressions are taken of your upper and lower teeth to confirm an accurate fit
- Using your impressions as a mold, the night guard is crafted out of strong, durable plastic
- When the guard is finished, it is properly fitted to your mouth
- Simply wear the guard while you sleep every night
Benefits of a Night Guard
- helps to prevent migraine pain
- prevents tension-type headache pain
- can help prevent jaw disorders by relieving pressure
- prevents teeth grinding and the development of TMD (temporomandibular disorder)
Don’t live with painful migraines and headaches. Contact Dr. Danielak at (740) 387-1466 and learn how a night guard can help you.
Periodontal / Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is caused by bacteria in plaque. If this plaque is not consistently removed, it builds up, and infects your teeth, gums, and eventually the bone that supports your teeth – a common cause of tooth loss. This disease has three stages of progression: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis; the longer the disease has to advance, the more damage it causes. Fear not, Dr. Danielak is here to help. With advancements in detection and treatment, we can discover periodontal disease early and begin treatment before complicated issues arise.
Common signs of Gum Disease
- Red, tender, and swollen gums that bleed during brushing or flossing
- Constant bad breath or bad taste in your mouth
- Gum line receding, or gums are pulling away from teeth and forming pockets
- Changes in your bite or teeth alignment, loose teeth
Gum Disease Treatment Process
- We provide a comprehensive cleaning to remove built up plaque and tartar.
- For more advanced conditions, scaling and deep root planing are effective treatments we provide. These procedures also involve inclusive cleaning, but deeper into areas above and below the gum line. A local anesthetic is administered in conjunction as well.
How Can I Prevent Gum Disease Before it Starts?
Simple, everyday steps can also be taken to avoid gum disease growth, including:
- Brushing and flossing consistently at least twice a day
- Using an antimicrobial mouth rinse daily to help control plaque
- Scheduling regular checkups