Basic Care that’s Anything but Ordinary
While Dr. Michael Bixby has dedicated much of his time to learning the techniques of cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry, he also understands the importance of the basics. Superior results cannot be expected after any advanced dental procedure if they are not supported by high-quality general dental care. Dr. Bixby lays the foundation for a healthy, beautiful smile by offering a comprehensive range of general dentistry procedures at his Red Bank, New Jersey practice. These treatments are designed to promote the health of the mouth and keep patients smiling for years to come. Schedule a consultation at the Center for Advanced Dentistry to experience the premium dental care that Dr. Bixby has to offer.
At the Center for Advanced Dentistry patients have access to dental treatments that can suit all of their needs, rather than have to deal with specialists and referrals. Dr. Bixby places an emphasis on good general oral health because it is vital to the success of elective procedures, and prevents the need for restorative procedures in the future. The general dentistry procedures that Dr. Bixby offers to his Red Bank patients include:
A simple yet thorough professional cleaning of the teeth not only eliminates potentially harmful bacteria, but helps patients feel healthy and refreshed. Dr. Bixby utilizes a number of tools to perform comprehensive examinations for each of his patients. Using digital X-rays, Dr. Bixby can identify any problem areas and get a complete vision of the condition of the mouth. In addition, he uses ViziLite® technology to evaluate the soft tissues of the mouth and detect abnormalities or signs of oral cancer. This proactive approach is essential to helping patients maintain optimal oral health.
Nearly 75 percent of American adults experience some form of periodontal disease, a condition which can be easily prevented with adequate gum care. Dr. Bixby cares for the gums during routine exams and provides patients with the tools and knowledge to properly care for their gums. In the event that instances of gum disease do arise, Dr. Bixby provides successful treatment options including antibiotic treatments, scaling and root planing, and laser therapy.
Even patients who practice good oral hygiene habits can develop cavities and tooth decay. Using advanced technology such as digital X-rays, Diagnodent cavity detection, and air abrasion, Dr. Bixby can diagnose and promptly treat cavities before they compromise the health of the entire mouth. As part of his dedication to aesthetic dentistry, Dr. Bixby offers BPA-free composite fillings, also known as white or tooth-colored fillings, which are unnoticeable to others and believed to be safer than traditional metal fillings.
Oral health habits are developed from a young age and set the tone for the condition of the teeth and gums. Dr. Bixby is able to help patients of all ages feel at ease. He encourages parents to bring their children to the dentist as early as age 3 so that they can establish positive associations with dental care from the beginning. By caring for children’s teeth from the start, Dr. Bixby gives patients the opportunity to have a healthy, beautiful smile over the course of their lifetime.
TMJ disorder is a painful condition that results when the joints in the mouth are placed under considerable stress and become strained or misaligned. Dr. Bixby is an expert in neuromuscular dentistry, which seeks to solve these issues and enable all parts of the mouth to work together as one unit. He offers comprehensive treatment options including physical therapy, full mouth reconstruction, and orthodontics to alleviate patient discomfort and improve the functionality of the mouth.
Some patients suffer from anxiety while in the dentist's chair and need a little extra help. As a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, Dr. Bixby is happy to provide safe sedation dentistry options for dental phobic patients and patients undergoing extensive dental treatment, such as wisdom tooth removal. His nitrous oxide and oral sedation options can help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during your time with us. Read more about sedation dentistry.
Dr. Bixby is pleased to offer a variety of general dentistry procedures that enable patients to maintain healthy, vibrant smiles. If you are interested in learning more about the high-quality general dentistry procedures offered at his Red Bank, New Jersey office, contact the Center for Advanced Dentistry today.