Waltzer Berry Dental Associates in Cherry Hill, NJ is proud to offer a wide range of general and preventive dental services to patients of all ages. Dr. Waltzer and Dr. Berry have the expertise and knowledge needed to provide every patient with the care they deserve. With our warm and welcoming environment, patients feel comfortable and can ask any questions they may have about their dental treatment.
Your teeth and gums are the foundation of a beautiful smile. Tooth decay and gum disease are some of the main reasons people visit the dentist. Plaque builds up on teeth over time. If plaque forms below the gum line, bacteria can invade and create a host of other dental problems. Furthermore, the surfaces and areas between the teeth and under the gum line must be maintained and treated on a regular basis in order to ensure proper dental hygiene. Sealants are a great way to help prevent chewing surface cavities in children.
We will work with you to develop a customized dental hygiene and preventive plan that will help avoid, uncover, or treat any problems as early as possible. We also offer dental implants and Invisalign® orthodontic systems to help you achieve the smile you deserve!
Family Dental Procedures We Offer:
Preventive Care (Dental Cleanings)
It is suggested that most patients should be seen for a dental cleaning and routine exam every 6 months, or as recommended by the doctor. During the cleaning, plaque and calculus will be removed from your teeth, leaving behind a bright and polished smile. X-rays are an important way to help detect cavities between the teeth, periodontal bone loss, and other potentially serious conditions not visible to the naked eye. Sealants are a great way to help prevent cavities in permanent teeth.
We only employ bonded, tooth-colored restorations to fill teeth. They are mercury-free.
Though your mouth may feel healthy and you may not have any symptoms, periodontal disease can progress without a patient knowing. If left untreated, periodontal disease can destroy the supporting bones in your mouth. It can also contribute to multiple systemic diseases far from the oral cavity. This is why early treatment and prevention is so important! We will make sure you are receiving the highest quality of care that will assist in preventing periodontal disease from developing.
Dental x-rays are a great diagnostic tool that provide important information not visible during a routine dental exam. We employ only digital X-ray equipment, which exposes our patients to a much lower radiation dose than conventional X-ray equipment. We also have other high-tech techniques to detect cavities early. Our dental team will utilize this important information to safely and accurately detect any dental abnormalities and then create an effective treatment plan.
Topically applied fluoride is not just for kids anymore. It’s a simple and quick process and can be done during your routine cleaning. No extra appointment is necessary. Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent tooth decay and is applied to your teeth. This strengthens the enamel so your smile will be as strong as ever.
Endodontic Therapy (Root Canals)
Root canal therapy is needed when a cavity has reached the nerve of a tooth, causing an infection of the nerve, or when severe trauma has affected the tooth. Regular checkups with your dentist help to avoid and prevent the need for endodontic therapy. But once the nerve has become infected, it must be treated to avoid further issues since it cannot heal by itself. Some signs that a nerve is infected include sensitivity to hot or cold foods or liquids, pain, swelling, or even a bad taste in the mouth. For some patients no symptoms are obvious, and they are unaware a problem even exists until their dentist sees them for an exam.
When endodontic therapy is performed, your dentist will clean out the infected pulp, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. Once the area has been disinfected, the canals of the tooth are filled with a special material to prevent from further infections and help in the healing of the tooth. Sometimes a core build-up, bonded post, and/or crown are necessary for restoring a tooth to function.
When permanent teeth are significantly damaged, extracting the compromised teeth can, in some cases, help you return to optimal oral health. After discussing your various treatment options with you and deciding on an extraction, we will perform your treatment in the comfort of our office. Your treatment will be:
- Completed in one visit
Following the extraction, it is important to replace the tooth to prevent problems with the surrounding teeth. You can discuss your tooth-replacement options with your dentist during your initial consultation.