Thank you for visiting Londonderry Family Dentistry, where our Merrimack dentist can offer you a wide specialization of services for yours and your family’s teeth. Ask about our cleanings, exams and specials on different types of tooth treatments. Our general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry is done in a friendly, warm atmosphere. We also perform implants, provide braces and orthodontics and serve children, teens and adults.
Our Merrimack dentist uses only the latest in dental technology and equipment to serve you and to provide you and your family with the most accurate test results. Our treatment plans following each individual diagnoses may include non-invasive or non-surgical procedures, or we may suggest a surgical procedure that will work better for you. Some of our services that utilize a surgical procedure include dental implants, which can replace missing teeth in a short amount of time. Implants use one surgical procedure to place the implant, before a healing period of 2 to 3 months is given, and then a crown placed over the spot. We also counsel patients who wish to know more on the benefits of implants.
Other procedures that our Merrimack dentist specializes in are scalings and root planings, which are done in the face of severe periodontal disease. Gum disease is a prevalent problem in many Americans, due to excessive plaque and tartar buildup. It can also be hereditary. Sometimes periodontal surgery is required. We can diagnose, treat and help push back severe gum disease with a variety of procedures and cleanings that help to alleviate the swelling and pain caused by periodontitis. Our most advanced periodontal procedures include pocket reduction surgery, sinus and ridge augmentation, and the placement of dental implants, which replace missing teeth.
If you are looking for an excellent family dental practice that can provide complete dental care, including checkups for your family, you will want to become a member of our dental practice, Londonderry Family Dentistry. Our expert Merrimack dentist, Dr. Jana Trnovsky, can provide excellent dental exams for your family, hopefully on a recommended biannual basis.
When our dentist has completed her first dental exam with you, she will let you know how often it is recommended that you come in for your subsequent dental checkups. Our Merrimack dentist will usually recommend that patients come in every six months for a dental checkup. However, if you have a certain dental situational or medical condition, it may be recommended that you even come in more frequently. It is also a good idea to schedule a dental cleaning for the same time, so that you can have all of your dental work completed in one dental visit. During your dental checkup, our dentist will thoroughly assess your oral health. Your teeth will be checked to make sure they are not developing any dental cavities, or have any cracks, or problems with teeth restorations. Our dentist will also carefully assess the health of your gums. If it is found that your gums are red and irritated, you have gingivitis. In this case, it is usually recommended that you have several dental cleanings over the coming months so that your gums can return to good health. As part of your dental exam, your mouth will also be thoroughly assessed for any signs of oral cancer. Our dentist will also check your jaw to make sure that you are not developing any problems relating to TMJ or teeth grinding.
For an appointment for you or members of your family to come in and see our Merrimack dentist for a dental checkup, simply contact our office today.
If you have teeth that need to be replaced, you are probably thinking about getting either dental implants or dentures. At Londonderry Family Dentistry, we can provide you with either dental implants in Londonderry NH or dentures; our dentist, Dr. Jana Trnovsky, will be happy to discuss with you the benefits of dental implants versus dentures.
Dental implants in Londonderry NH are an extremely popular tooth replacement method because they look, feel, and function just like permanent teeth. Once a dental implant procedure is completed, all the patient will need to do is to brush and floss regularly to take care of their dental implant. However, if you do get dentures, you will need to repeatedly remove the dentures from your mouth for cleaning, and to rest the gums. Dental implants are definitely a more convenient tooth replacement method, however, they are not best for everyone. In order to get dental implants, it is important that your jawbone is thick enough and healthy enough to undergo the procedure. You will also need to have a dental implant root surgically inserted into your jawbone for each tooth that is going to be replaced. When you get dentures, the health of your jawbone will not interfere with your ability to get dentures. Also, you will not need to undergo any type of dental surgery when getting dentures. Dentures can be obtained over several weeks, while the entire dental implant procedure can take many months. And due to the treatments involved, and the length of the treatment time, dental implants are usually much more costly than dentures. However, dental implants are such an excellent tooth replacement method, this treatment is often preferred by our patients. When a patient gets dental implants, it is as close as they can ever get to simply having their natural teeth returned.
For an appointment to meet with our dentist regarding getting dental implants in Londonderry NH, or to get dentures, contact us today.
We’re focused on prevention here at Londonderry Family Dentistry. It’s the most effective method for promoting optimal oral health. And our dental checkups every six months is a big part of the strategy for keeping tooth decay and gum disease from causing serious damage.
Of course, your efforts at home are every bit as important in prevention. Eating a nutritious diet limited in sugar, brushing after meals, and flossing vigorously every day are all excellent ways to keep plaque from leading to problems. But since not all plaque is removed through home oral hygiene, and what remains hardens into tartar, which cannot be eliminated by brushing and flossing. Our dental checkups twice per year have two main purposes: first, the detection of any cavities while they are still small, so that they can be filled promptly by our Merrimack dentist. The larger a cavity gets, the more it puts you at risk for a bacterial infection getting inside the tooth and causing pain that will most likely be treated with root canal therapy. Second, a teeth cleaning will eradicate all of the plaque and tartar you have, giving you a brand new start on oral wellness. Your gums are also affected by plaque and tartar. Initially, they may become reddened or irritated, signs of gingivitis, the early stage. A teeth cleaning will usually stop gingivitis and reverse its effects so that it won’t progress to the advanced stage of periodontitis. Our Merrimack dentist will also analyze your occlusion (bite) and screen you for oral cancer as part of our dental checkups. X-rays are taken periodically, as a key way to detect cavities.
If maintaining strong teeth and healthy, vibrant gums is a priority for you, it’s a good idea to call us and schedule your six month visit with our Merrimack dentist.