General Dentist in Allentown, PA
While brushing and flossing are very important when it comes to preserving your oral health, you also need the skilled support of a dental team that can find and treat potential issues you may overlook. That’s where Dr. Young comes in! Our Allentown practice offers a variety of general dentistry services that are designed to keep your smile complete, healthy, and happy through the years. Adults, children, and even special needs patients will be sure to feel at ease when it comes to our friendly, personalized approach. We look forward to welcoming your family!
General Dentistry Services for All Ages
General Dental Care Services Include:
Evaluation & Cleaning
The American Dental Association recommends that patients attend two check-ups and hygiene appointments a year, or once every six months. This allows our team to thoroughly inspect your teeth, gums, jaw, and other areas of your mouth so that any tell-tale signs of decay and structural damage are caught and treated at the earliest possible stage. Additionally, an in-depth cleaning with one of our trusted hygienists will get rid of pesky plaque and tartar that can stick to the surface of teeth and give your smile a fresh, polished feel. You’ll be sure to leave our Allentown office feeling much more confident about your oral health!
When it comes to X-rays, the days of dangerous doses of radiation and tedious darkroom development are finally over. Instead, Dr. Young and his team are happy to now use digital radiography to take detailed pictures of your teeth, mouth, and jaw. These high-quality images are instantly accessible on a nearby monitor for viewing, and they can be easily transferred, rotated, and color-coded for educational purposes if necessary. Better yet, they emit up to 90% less radiation than their traditional counterparts while also being more environmentally friendly.
Oral Cancer Screenings
You’ve surely heard of cavities and gum disease, but what about oral cancer? While not as well-known, this disorder has some staggering statistics associated with it – for instance, half of the people diagnosed this year won’t go on to live more than five years. While oral cancer is certainly dangerous, the bright side is that the disease has a high treatment success rate if it’s caught in the earliest stages. That’s why our team has incorporated an in-depth oral cancer screening into their regular dental evaluations for adults. By regularly scanning your soft tissue for any signs of abnormalities, we can protect your health and ensure that any potential signs of concern aren’t overlooked.
Children's Dentistry Services
For many adults, a fear of the dentist started at a very young age. We strive to avoid this at all costs here in Allentown by providing children with the gentle, friendly approach to oral healthcare they need to feel truly at ease during their appointments. Our children's dentistry services, such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments, can offer growing smiles valuable protection against the threat of bacteria, and we’ll also take the time as your son or daughter grows to educate them about how to care for their teeth at home through brushing and flossing. Through all of this, we hope to establish them on the path towards lifelong oral health.
Special Needs Dental Care
Millions of people live with some form of disability, and in many cases, this can make it difficult for them to perform simple oral hygiene functions, increasing the possibility that they’ll experience tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental concerns. Additionally, those with mental disabilities may struggle with the unfamiliar sights and sounds of the dental office and experience anxiety. If you’re struggling to find a dentist who can accommodate the unique needs of you or your loved one, please look no further than our Allentown office. Dr. Young has worked extensively with special needs patients in the past, and his skill and experience enable him to personalize his dental care so that they always feel comfortable and well taken care of. We love being able to help all patients enjoy happy, healthy smiles for years to come!
Are you noticing jaw pain and/or teeth in your smile that look worn down? If so, you may be suffering from bruxism (also known as teeth grinding), which is commonly caused by stress. While many patients are unaware of this habit due to the fact that it happens while they’re asleep, the symptoms it causes can lead to devastating consequences for your oral health if left untreated. Thankfully, our team can create a customized oral appliance for you that protects your smile from grinding while you rest comfortably.
Additional treatments we offer include:
- Dental Sealants – Dental sealants serve as a long-lasting, protective barrier against acid-causing bacteria that cause decay. With routine checkups and cleanings with our team, sealants can last for up to 10 years.
- Sportsguards – Keep your smile safe from injury on the field, on the court, or on the ice with custom athletic mouthguards. These comfortable, completely customized oral appliances have been proven to protect against injuries to the gums, teeth, jaw, and can even reduce the severity of concussions.
The Importance of General Dentistry
Multiple clinical studies and research have proven a link between oral health and systemic wellness, or the health of the body as a whole. Periodontal disease, for example, is associated with a variety of potentially life-threatening complications, including coronary artery disease, stroke, pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, certain types of cancer, and more. Keeping your gums healthy is the first step toward preserving your overall health for years to come.
If your gums do become affected by periodontal disease, our team can help you manage the condition before it worsens. Gum disease therapy can effectively reduce your risk of developing these and other diseases. Because we know that each of our patients is unique, we will always take the time to get to know you, your conditions, and your oral health goals. This allows us to develop a customized treatment plan that is perfect for you.
Schedule Your Dental Visit Today
Contact us today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment. Located in Allentown, PA, our office is dedicated to providing patients with dental care that’s comfortable, precise, and always exceptional in quality. Dr. Young and his team want to make a difference in the way you smile!