Our experienced dentists at Dr. Victor Oelbaum & Associates offer a multitude of preventative and family dentistry services to help ensure your smile remains healthy, clean, and beautiful. Whether your needs involve a yearly oral examination, gum disease treatment, or wisdom teeth extraction, our team takes every measure to address existing concerns while minimizing the possibility of future complications. We deliver our treatments with the highest standards of patient care, prioritizing your safety and comfort during the entire process.
Feel free to explore the many routine dental care services available at our Bronx practice and don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Victor Oelbaum & Associates for more information.
Oral Exams and X-Rays
Semi-annual oral exams and x-rays are critical to preserving the health and beauty of your teeth and gums. Because not all dental concerns are obvious or cause noticeable symptoms, it is essential to regularly undergo a professional oral examination to detect cavities, as well as monitor bacteria buildup and decay. If our dentists detect any areas of concern, a personalized treatment plan will be created to restore your oral wellness to a healthy state. We generally recommend an oral exam and x-ray every six months in order to identify potential problems before they worsen and necessitate more invasive treatment.
Dental Cleanings (Recare Visits)
Professional dental cleanings are an essential part of maintaining the health of your oral structures, giving our dentists the opportunity to clean hard-to-reach areas of the teeth and gums that you may miss during daily brushing and flossing. When received in complement to your at-home oral hygiene regimen, routine dental cleanings can minimize the likelihood of developing cavities, gingivitis, plaque, decay, and other oral health concerns. Our dentists encourage patients to undergo a professional cleaning every six months to maintain a clean mouth and a healthy smile.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Early detection of a potentially life-threatening health condition is often key to effective treatment, making it imperative that all patients incorporate an oral cancer screening into their dental care plan. During your evaluation, our team will use state-of-the-art surveillance technology to inspect the tissues inside of your mouth for possible signs of oral cancer. As not all symptoms of oral cancer are visibly obvious, a screening can allow our team to detect any potential anomalies that may be imperceptible to the naked eye. To remain proactive about your oral health and overall well-being, we recommend undergoing an oral cancer screening at least twice a year to help ensure any concerns can be treated in their early stages.
Periodontal (gum) disease is not only detrimental to your oral health, but it can also lead to other severe issues if allowed to progress without treatment. At our office, our experienced periodontist can perform a thorough periodontal evaluation and provide ideal treatment solutions based on your specific gum care needs.
At Victor Oelbaum & Associates, we provide sealant treatments to safeguard the crevices and small spaces of the teeth against cavities and decay. Sealants are composed of a durable cement that can help all patients, and especially children, protect their enamel from cavity-causing bacteria. This can be an excellent preventative measure to lower the risk of enamel decay and other oral health concerns, keeping all pockets of the teeth clean and healthy.
While wisdom teeth typically don’t develop until the late teenage years or early twenties, they often require treatment once erupted to keep the teeth healthy and aligned. Sometimes referred to as third molars, wisdom teeth appear in the mouth at the back of the upper and lower dental arches. They often lack the necessary space to erupt properly and can become impacted, meaning they do not fully come through the gums because they are obstructed by other teeth. When wisdom teeth are stuck under the gumline, the lack of space to properly erupt can cause tooth misalignment, painful inflammation, infection, damage to the surrounding teeth and underlying bone, or an abscess. At Dr. Victor Oelbaum & Associates, our dentists can examine your wisdom teeth and suggest an appropriate course of treatment to address any issues and preserve the health of your teeth and gums.
Questions? If you would like to learn more about our routine dental care treatments, please contact us today to speak to a member of our team or to schedule a consultation.