Lasting Preventive Dentistry for Glastonbury, CT
Our dental practice is more than capable of treating the dental problems you and your family face, but we’d prefer to actually help you avoid those problems in the first place. Here in Glastonbury, CT, we offer dental check-ups, cleanings, and other preventive dentistry services designed to identify sources of oral damage and/or discomfort at the earliest stages and provide valuable support against them. With Dr. Brad Heim and Dr. John Carroll's help, your smile can thrive for many years to come! Contact us today to schedule your first visit, or if you have any questions for our team.
Dental Check-ups & Cleanings
Maintaining a diligent oral hygiene routine at home is crucial for your smile, but even the most focused brushers and flossers can end up falling victim to dental problems that go unnoticed by an untrained eye. That’s where routine appointments come in. We recommend that patients in Glastonbury and surrounding areas visit our practice at least twice a year for an in-depth check-up and cleaning.
During your evaluation, our doctors’ main goal is to create a comprehensive picture of your oral health, closely inspecting teeth, gums, bite, existing restorations, and much more with the help of digital X-rays. Once we have all of this information and your valuable input, we develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs and exceeds expectations. Additionally, patients undergo a professional dental cleaning with our dedicated staff, which involves the removal of bacteria-filled tartar and plaque from the mouth and a refreshing polishing.
Nightguards for Bruxism/TMJ Therapy
Are any of the following symptoms familiar to you?
- Inexplicably damaged teeth
- Constant headaches
- Facial pain and/or jaw pain
If so, you may be suffering from bruxism or even the more serious TMJ disorder. Our Glastonbury dentists often help relieve these symptoms with a customized nightguard to prevent the unconscious act of grinding and clenching teeth as the patient sleeps.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is one of the most common health problems, with many patients completely unaware of their condition. Dr. Heim and Dr. Carroll make periodontal screenings a priority during your regular check-ups identifying tell-tale symptoms and providing revitalizing care as soon as possible. Our recommendations for treatment depend on the severity of your condition, as listed below:
- Gingivitis – During this early stage of gum disease, patients are likely to experience oral bleeding and irritation. Usually, more frequent cleanings and and diligent homecare routine is all it takes to reverse these symptoms.
- Periodontitis – At this point, plaque is running rampant in the mouth, and the gums have started to pull away from the teeth and form pockets. Our team will provide an in-depth cleaning known as scaling and root planing, antibiotic therapy, and soft tissue treatment with laser dentistry to provide relief. In very advanced cases, surgical intervention may be required.
We pride ourselves on providing a family friendly atmosphere here at Heim & Carroll DMD, LLC. When your son or daughter is ready to attend routine dental appointments, we’d love to welcome them and get them started on the path towards lifelong oral health and happiness with our gentle, friendly approach. Check-ups are sure to reveal any developmental problems we’ll need to watch out for, and preventive services like dental sealants and fluoride are available as well for additional protection.
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