Long Island Multi-Specialty General Dentistry
At Sachem Dental Group, our multi-specialty general dentists offer comprehensive oral health services to patients of all ages. From young families to busy parents and working professionals to retirees, we’re here to ensure that your lifetime smile gets the care and attention that it deserves.
Traditional Orthodontics and Braces
Having straighter teeth can boost your confidence and the way you look in photos, but it’s also better for the health of your smile. It’s never too late to address crooked or misaligned teeth, even if you’re an adult. As a multi-specialty dental clinic, we offer in-house orthodontics for children, teens, and adults.
Choosing to straighten your teeth and alignment of your smile can have a positive impact on situations involving:
- Chronic headaches and migraines
- Premature or abnormal tooth wear
- Broken fillings and crowns
- Gum disease and gum recession
- Tooth decay
- Dental emergencies
Root Canal Therapy/ Endodontics
An abscessed or dying tooth can be restored and preserved for several years, rather than extracting it to replace it with an implant. Thanks to modern endodontic techniques, we can provide gentle root canal treatments right here in our office. As always, we prefer to preserve your natural teeth when at all possible. Being able to access on-site root canal therapy makes your care more efficient and affordable, thanks to our team of multi-specialty general dentists.
How can you tell if your tooth is abscessed or infected? Watch for signs of fistulas (small pimples) on your gums near the tooth, darkening of the tooth enamel, and sensitivity to hot or warm foods. When you visit our office, we’ll take an X-ray and perform extra tests during the exam to determine whether the nerve is damaged or dying.
Lack of ongoing preventive care or inadequate oral hygiene practices can lead to a common disease known as periodontitis, also known as periodontal or gum disease. If not treated early enough, it can cause tooth and bone loss.
We offer therapeutic gum treatments to help you eliminate periodontal disease and prevent it from relapsing, so that you can preserve your natural teeth for years to come.
Deep cleanings remove hard-to-reach bacterial colonies and calcified deposits from your teeth, so that gums can heal and potentially reattach, thereby preventing additional bone loss. If needed, soft tissue and bone grafting are also offered.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Abnormal function of your temporomandibular (jaw) joint or “TMJ” can lead to chronic pain and a number of unwanted side effects. Depending on the cause of your TMJ disorder, it may be possible to alleviate discomfort and re-train your joint through non-surgical methods like custom bite splints and neuromuscular dentistry.
You may want to talk to a dentist about TMJ treatment if you experience symptoms such as:
- Clicking and popping noises in your jaw
- Difficulty opening or closing, or a restricted range of motion
- Pain around the ears, jaws, cheeks, or temples
- Frequent headaches
- Accelerated tooth wear
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Did you know that a better night’s rest could be as close as your next trip to the dentist’s office? Certain types of sleeping disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be effectively treated with a custom oral sleep appliance. If you’re CPAP-intolerant or suspect that you may have apnea, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Sachem Dental Group to learn more. Our sleep dentists can work directly with your physician, pulmonologist, or sleep doctor to determine the best method of treatment.
Most dental problems can be avoided, if preventive dentistry is a focus. By incorporating routine dental cleanings with therapeutic services, you and your family can lower your risk of tooth decay, emergencies, and gum disease. Some of the types of preventive therapies that we offer, include:
- Prophylactic dental cleanings
- Comprehensive exams
- Oral cancer screenings
- Periodontal disease screenings
- Oral hygiene instruction
- Fluoride treatments
- Protective dental sealants
- Custom mouthguards
We recommend scheduling an appointment every six months.
Are you looking for a dental office in Long Island where everyone in your family can be seen in the same location? Sachem Dental Group understands the unique needs of families; after all, we have children of our own! We make every effort possible to accommodate your busy schedule and arrange appointments in the same timeframe, so that you can make fewer trips to our office.
Whether you have young children who are due for their first dental exam, a teen in need of a wisdom tooth consultation, or a college student coming home from the holidays, we can arrange to have you and your children seen on the same day in most cases.
Dental Care for Special Needs Patients
Individuals with unique medical, developmental, or emotional needs require a level of care that’s different from our typical dental patients. At Sachem Dental Group we welcome Long Island residents who have children or adult family members with special needs. It’s our mission to provide optimal, holistic dental care that betters the quality of life for every patient, especially those who may not have had access to routine services in the past.
Emergency Dental Services
A dental emergency usually happens when you least expect it, catching you off guard and making the situation seem even worse. If you’re in pain or have a broken tooth, call our Long Island office immediately. Because we have extended office hours, it’s possible for us to see you on the same day.
Contact our Suffolk County dentists if you’re experiencing any of the following conditions:
- A broke or knocked-out tooth
- Severe pain or swelling
- Difficulty eating, due to tooth discomfort
- Broken dentures or bridges
- Damage to a front tooth, causing embarrassment
Not all emergencies need to be seen right away, but we can walk you through what steps to take until you can make it to our office.
Schedule Your Next Appointment Today
For over 35 years, our Suffolk County dentists have delivered quality dentistry that’s tailored to your unique oral health needs and concerns. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for yourself or your family. With flexible appointment times, everyone can be seen on the same day. Call now!