When it comes to your oral health, preventive care is key. For this reason, Cinton Hill Fort Greene Dental offers a comprehensive range of dental care services at our Brooklyn, NY, office. From cleanings to x-rays and screenings, we strive to provide you with top-quality care in a friendly environment equipped with the latest technology. We offer care for patients of all ages, and are committed to keeping your smile healthy and beautiful. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
In addition to brushing and flossing regularly, the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy is to maintain bi-annual appointments for professional dental cleaning. Our highly trained hygienists perform comprehensive cleanings, which involve removing all tartar and plaque, applying fluoride to your teeth, polishing teeth and restorations (like crowns) and making any necessary adjustments to dentures. Children may also have their molars sealed to guard against decay.
This appointment also gives Dr. Grannum an opportunity to monitor any ongoing health concerns, such as periodontal disease or incoming adult teeth, and to check up on past dental work. During your visit, he may also provide counseling in proper brushing, flossing, and nutrition.
Screenings and Evaluation
Your biannual visits also include screenings for more serious health conditions, like oral cancer or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Oral cancer screenings often include a visual check for mouth sores. Dr. Grannum may order a biopsy if he finds any lesions. If you smoke, are a heavy drinker, or have a personal or family history of oral cancer, it is especially important to to undergo periodic screenings.
To check for TMJ disorder, Dr. Grannum will examine the alignment of your bite, and ask you about any symptoms such as neck pain, headaches, or a stiff jaw. If you exhibit signs of TMJ disorder, he can discuss your treatment options with you, and if you have a more severe case, he may refer you to a specialist.
Dr. Grannum offers emergency dentistry services to patients suffering from dental trauma or pain. Dr. Grannum will ensure that any patients experiencing pain will be seen during regular office hours. He is also on call for emergencies after office hours. If you are suffering from a life-threatening injury or are unable to reach us, go to the emergency room immediately.
We proudly utilize the latest technology to maximize your comfort and perform dental procedures with great precision, including:
- Digital Radiographs: An advanced form of x-ray technology which creates a clearer, more detailed image in less time. In addition, digital x-rays can be wirelessly transferred and manipulated.
- Advanced Topical Gel: If you have extremely sensitive teeth, this numbing gel can help you remain comfortable through cleanings and other treatments.
- Custom Tooth Shading: We use only the highest quality, natural-looking materials, to provide precise shading for your restorations, helping them to look more realistic among your natural teeth.
In addition to our modern technology, we provide old-fashioned, friendly service that makes your needs and comfort a high priority.
Schedule an Appointment
We proudly treat patients of all ages, and are equipped to meet your entire family's dental needs. If you are new to the area, or need to establish ongoing care with a reputable local dentist, please contact our office today.