General dentistry provides more than checkups and cleanings. While routine care such as dental checkups and cleanings are vital to the health of your smile, we offer many other important general procedures. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, answer commonly asked questions about other essential general dental procedures.


General Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Does The Silverstrom Group offer emergency dental care?

Answer: Yes. Whether you experience a damaged filling or a knocked-out tooth, dental emergencies rarely happen during convenient office hours. This is why your Livingston general dentists employ an on-site staff to answer calls 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Question: Do you treat TMJ disorder?

Answer: We do. TMJ disorder, or TMD, occurs when excessive strain is placed on the jaw joints. Soon, patients may suffer from a myriad of painful symptoms, from toothaches to headaches, even jaw and face pain. At The Silverstrom Group, we offer comfortable and minimally invasive treatment to ease your TMD-related pain.

Question: What is root canal therapy?

Answer: Sometimes advanced tooth decay causes a tooth to become infected. Patients experience severe toothaches, difficulty chewing, and swelling around the tooth. If left untreated, not only will the tooth die and require extraction, but the infection may also spread to surrounding teeth. A root canal allows your Livingston dentists to remove the infected tissue from your tooth and restore the tooth with a custom-made dental crown.

Question: Do you treat snoring?

Answer: Yes, in fact, chronic snoring is often the first sign of a serious sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea. This issue causes a patient to stop breathing multiple times during the night. The brain continually wakes the patient to resume breathing, resulting in exhaustion and an increased risk of complications such as depression and high blood pressure. Depending on the severity of your sleep apnea, we offer a variety of treatment options.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston General Dentists

Do you want to learn more about our general dental care procedures? Then contact your Livingston general dentists today for more information about our unique approach to providing general dentistry. Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom offer the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to transform smiles. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.