General & Preventive Dentistry in San Antonio
Most of the time, you and your family just need the basics of dentistry, including two checkups and cleanings each year and maybe a small filling every now and then. When you visit Zam Dental for your general dental care every six months, your dentist in San Antonio will perform the treatments that help you and your family enjoy lasting oral health. Our general dentistry services include prevention, children’s dentistry, oral cancer screenings, and treatment for TMD/TMJ.
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
It is easier to keep problems from occurring in the first place than it is to solve an existing issue, and that’s why our team stresses the importance of prevention. With a checkup and cleaning every six months, we can regularly remove the biofilm that causes cavities and infection and also catch issues almost as soon as they form. Early detection is vital for the successful, conservative treatment of any oral health problem -- from cavities to gum disease and even oral cancer. Patients of all ages should visit us every six months for preventive care.
Children’s smiles have special needs, and they are different from your own. Their tooth enamel is still forming, and that means it is extra vulnerable to cavities. In fact, children are most at-risk of developing tooth decay around the age of 10. We offer topical fluoride treatments and dental sealants to help protect their smiles from cavities. Both services are painless and completed within minutes at the end of a checkup and cleaning.
In addition to providing the special services that keep your little one smiling healthily, we also take a friendly approach that kids love. We want to help make sure they take away only positive memories from their time in the dental chair!
Oral Cancer Screening
Rates of oral cancer are rising, and the need for routine examinations has never been greater. Your dentist can perform an oral cancer screening alongside your regular checkup and cleaning. During the exam, we are looking for lumps, bumps, spots that won’t heal, and other irregularities that indicate trouble. Early detection of precancerous or cancerous cells is crucial for the successful treatment of oral cancer.
If you have a clicking, popping, aching jaw, you probably have TMD/TMJ, or a misalignment of the temporomandibular joint. The condition affects many adults, and it can have seriously painful side effects. People who deal with TMD/TMJ may have difficulty opening or closing their mouth and can experience severe headaches or migraines, too. Your San Antonio dentist offers TMD/TMJ therapy based on your unique needs. A customized nightguard can also help to protect teeth from the harmful effects of teeth grinding associated with TMD/TMJ issues.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Dr. Zamora provide high quality general dentistry for patients in and around San Antonio. When was your last visit to the dentist? If it’s been awhile, don’t wait another day to visit the enthusiastic team at Zam Dental. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!