Preventive Dentistry in Kittanning
Keep Your Smile Shining
It is much easier to prevent problems than it is to treat them after they occur. Dr. Voller and our team would like it if you never had to deal with cavities, gum disease, or tooth loss. That is why prevention is a central part of our practice. With each check-up and cleaning, we’re always looking to find the earliest sign of a dental problem so we can stop it in its tracks. When was the last time you had a check-up? If you can’t remember, or even if you can, be sure to contact our Kittanning or Fox Chapel office today so we can take care of your smile and give you one less thing to worry about!
We all want what’s best for our children, and when it comes to oral health, many parents think that means visiting a pediatric dentistry specialist. Actually, many children do much better working with the same family dentist throughout their childhood dental development and into maintaining the optimal level of oral health for a lifetime. With the same dentist treating your child’s smile at all ages and stages of development, you know they’ll have consistent treatment and that your child will feel welcome and right at home.
Checkups and Cleanings
There is no such thing as a ‘routine’ checkup and cleaning at Voller Dentistry. We customize your visit based upon your specific needs! The frequency of your visits is totally dependent upon each patients condition. During your visit, we will assess your desires, analyze your needs and come up with the exact preventative care that’s just right for YOU! If there are no problems, you can schedule your next visit immediately right there from your chair. Our hygienists are all highly qualified, ultra gentle, and certified in anesthesia and they will do whatever it takes to make your visits at Voller Dentistry as comfortable and convenient as possible . After your teeth are cleaned, Dr. Voller will do a complete examination of your mouth, including an oral cancer screening. He will use all the latest methods including a laser to check for decay and signs of gum disease. We are noted for our thoroughness and our friendly atmosphere and you’ll be amazed at how clean your teeth will feel afterwards!
Nightguard for Bruxism
Bruxism, or unconscious teeth grinding, is a condition that affects as many as 1 in 3 people. It can severely wear down your teeth, making it more likely for them to break and fracture, as well as strain the sensitive joints in your jaw.
In order to treat bruxism, Dr. Voller can provide a customized nightguard. It is a small customized mouthpiece you would wear each night to bed. It protects your teeth from the force of nighttime teeth grinding. With a nightguard, you can go to bed reassured that your smile is protected.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Dr. Voller will perform an oral cancer screening as part of your standard checkup. Early detection is one of the best ways to ensure successful treatment if you have the condition. Survival rates are higher when cancer is diagnosed in the first year, and drop significantly if discovered later. For this, Dr. Voller will check your mouth, cheeks, and throat for any potential signs of oral cancer. If he finds something, he can also help guide you to get further attention as soon as possible.