General Dentistry

General Dentistry

At Dental Cosmetic Center of Edison, we understand your family’s health and happiness is your top priority, it’s ours too! That’s why we work hard to make quality dentistry convenient and affordable for you. Oral health is an essential part of a healthy life because your mouth and your body are a lot more connected than you may realize. A healthy smile allows you to speak properly, to feel confident, and to eat a healthy diet. We, at Dental Cosmetic Center, are committed to keeping your defense strong.

Our focus is on preventative dental care, treatments that are designed to help you avoid gum disease so you can achieve and maintain a healthy mouth. Our hygienists pay extra attention to detail and are happy to give you handy tips that will help you preserve your natural teeth, have fresh breath as much as possible.

Our general dentistry treatments also known as preventive dentistry includes the following:

General Dentistry Services

Emergency Dental Care

Our emergency dental care is to provide you rapid relief from the pain and take care of all your worries and concerns. Any sudden change in your oral health may require an appointment for dental emergency care. These changes could be a pain in a tooth, dental caries & abscess, sensitive wisdom teeth, gum pain, trauma, etc. In case of the trauma of the complete or partial loss of a tooth, we recommend you to do not throw the tooth. Rinse it in water and get in touch with us without any delay. The competent and professional team of Dental Cosmetic Center of Edison is at your disposal to give you relief from all dental emergencies.

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Dental Exam & X-rays

A constant dental examination is key to maintain oral health. The early detection of problems like cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay can easily be taken care of when traced at early stages. Early detection leads to efficient solutions with less pain. During a routine dental exam, our dentist usually checks for signs of these common issues, as well as complete an exam for oral cancer. At Dental Cosmetic Center of Edison, we also do a complete dental x-ray during the dental examination to have a better view of your teeth structure and detect any major or minor issue or monitor the need for removal of wisdom tooth.

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Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene the foundation for oral health. Regular brushing, flossing, and visits with your friendly hygienist are essential for eliminating the acid and bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Our expert team of dental hygienists is here to help you avoid issues such as dental cavities, gum disease and bad breath with a range of individually tailored preventive treatments. Dental hygiene at the dental Cosmetic Center of Edison also removes any plaque from your teeth that may have built up in certain areas. Your teeth will be professionally cleaned with special equipment and pastes, this process is also known as scaling and polishing. An important aspect of the hygienist's role is to show you how to look after your teeth so they remain free from plaque. You will be advised on the best brushing technique and given tips on flossing and using interdental brushes.

Our dental hygiene & cleaning services help to prevent long term problems such as root inflammation or tooth loss that may need more comprehensive treatments in the future.

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Root Canal

Root canal treatment is also known as Endodontics. Root canal treatment is needed when pulp tissue in the root chamber beneath a tooth becomes infected. This infection may spread through the root canal system and can result in severe and constant pain which could eventually lead to an abscess, which could lead to a brain/ neck infection or a potentially life- threatening condition. In case the root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be taken out.

Our dentists can perform root canal treatment to stop the infection from spreading and allows us to try and save the tooth. During root canal therapy, the gum tissue is first anesthetized to ensure the patient’s comfort. The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle. In the next visit, the tooth is inspected again to check the infection and when all the infection is cleared, the tooth is permanently filled. Root canal treatment is a time-consuming procedure and is performed by skilled dentists only. Usually, this treatment involves one or more visits.

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Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a cap that is employed to treat highly decayed, damaged, or malformed teeth. If such teeth are spoiling your smile, crowns can offer a neat, natural-colored cover-up. Crowns are also known as ‘caps’ and shaped like a tooth. The cap gets fit completely over a whole tooth and conceals defects caused by chips, decay, discoloration or large fillings. Before placing the crown, our dentists would make sure that excess or decayed portions of the affected tooth have been removed to provide space for the restoration and ensure a sound underlying structure before treatment can begin. Made from a variety of materials, including metal, porcelain, resin or ceramic, the crown looks and functions as a natural tooth. It is also able to restore both the appearance and oral health of a decayed or compromised smile.

A crown protects a tooth from decay, but unable to provide any protection against the gum disease, so it’s important to keep the area clean and free from bacteria. The best way to care for your crown is to stay on top of your oral hygiene – this means keeping your teeth and gums healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice day and flossing between your teeth. You also need to see your dentist regularly for check-ups so they can keep an eye on your crown and the tooth underneath.

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Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is designed to bridge gaps in the jaw. It is a procedure, available at Dental Cosmetic Center of Edison, whereby the gap created because of the absence of a tooth, surrounding teeth will slowly begin to shift out of place to fill the void created. It is always advisable to fill such gaps in the jaw because it may result in a malocclusion, which can cause discomfort, gum disease, speech impediments, and TMJ disorder.

The gap is bridged by inserting an artificial tooth, known as a pontic, in the gap, and two anchoring dental crowns. Typically, a crown exists on either side of the pontic. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, not a temporary one. Once it has been fixed in place, it can only be removed by a dentist. With proper care and oral hygiene, the lifespan of a dental bridge can go up to 10 years and even more. To ensure that no bacteria build up between the pontic and the gum tissue, the false tooth is usually secured in place to the gum with dental cement.

Our dentists ensure that bridge preparation and fitting stages, and the procedure is no more painful or uncomfortable than having a dental filling. A dental bridge provides an effective means of treating a missing tooth, non-surgically. The alternative to having a bridge fitted is a dental implant.

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Dentures

If you have a few or all of your teeth missing, one possible solution is to have a denture. Missing teeth can impact your confidence, hindering your ability to talk and laugh freely, or even to enjoy the foods you like.  Fix your broken smile and enjoy the food like others with comfortable dentures available at Dental Cosmetic Center of Edison. A denture is made from hard-wearing material that mimics the look of teeth and gums to give you mouth a natural appearance. Your denture will be made to fit snugly on your gums and you will be able to remove it for cleaning.

When you wear a denture for the first time it may get some getting used to when speaking or eating and chewing. It is important that you take extra care in your hygiene regime so that you can avoid bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. The hygienist will be able to show you how to best take care of your denture and gums and will tell you about specialized brushes you can use to do this.

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Gum Disease

Everyone has bacteria in their mouth, but certain people are at a higher risk of developing gum disease. Gum disease affects most of the adult population, and many people are entirely unaware they have it. You cannot tell that you have gum disease unless you have been assessed by a dentist or hygienist. Many people are also unaware that an estimated 50% of all heart attacks are caused by the bacteria associated with gum disease, and that left untreated, it can significantly increase your risk for other systemic health problems including heart disease and stroke. At the Dental Cosmetic Center of Edison, our dentists are experts at diagnosing and treating gum disease and their treatment success rate is extremely high.

Over time, pieces of food and bacteria can collect between the teeth and gums and if these are not properly removed by brushing and flossing, they can travel deeper under your gum line. This can cause a space to develop between the tooth and gum. The trapped bacteria inflame the gum tissues and slowly destroy the supporting jawbone. If your gums bleed at all when you brush or floss, it is one sign of gum disease. It’s easy to prevent gum disease by having regular hygiene appointments and check-ups with your dentist. It may only be in the early gingivitis stage, so the good news is we can treat it with some simple improvements to your oral hygiene routine.

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OralCancer Screenings

We admit that all oral health problems are serious, but this one is deadly. It is a great reason why we recommend everyone to visit the dentists regularly for oral exams and screenings. Our team of experts is always on the lookout for any changes or abnormalities that may be signs of decay, infection, or oral cancer, and you should be on the lookout for them at home, too, especially if you fall into any of the high-risk categories. Oral cancer is unfortunately on the rise in the USA, but early detection significantly increases the chance of recovery.

At, Dental Cosmetic Center of Edison, we use oral cancer screening technology to conveniently and safely screen for oral cancer. We require no rinses or dyes, all you have to do is open up and we’ll use the small handheld device to illuminate any tissue abnormalities. The process is quick, painless, and it might just save your life.

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