Preventive Dentistry - Schenectady, NY • Capital District
Helping All Ages Smile with Confidence
When caught early, dental issues are more easily remedied. Dr. Shiloh Lieberman and Dr. Erin Page suggest regular checkups to preserve optimal oral health and safeguard against damage. At Capital Smiles, we employ leading-edge technology and proven therapies to safeguard your family’s dental well-being. Proper care is crucial to protect oral health and promote a lasting smile. We’re pleased to provide a variety of preventive and general dentistry treatments to optimize your dental health.
“Dr. Lieberman and his staff were so wonderful to me and gave me the confidence to smile again! Please give them the chance, because I promise, you’ll be very happy and impressed at their work. Such professional and friendly service. Thank you!"
Checkups & Cleanings
Your checkup will include a comprehensive exam of your mouth, including a periodontal (gum) assessment and a tooth-by-tooth appraisal. We’ll also perform an oral cancer screening. Dr. Lieberman or Dr. Page will check your bite and jaw for proper alignment. Lastly, we’ll take digital x-rays to aid in the identification and diagnosis of issues not easily seen during a visual or manual exam.
Dental Sealants & Fluoride Treatment
We’re pleased to provide dental care for your entire family at our Schenectady dental office. Young smiles require a special touch to promote a positive experience and foster a lifetime of oral health awareness. For cavity prevention, Drs. Page and Lieberman recommend dental sealants and fluoride treatments. A dental sealant is a thin plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of a tooth. It creates a smooth surface that is easier to clean. Fluoride treatments are another powerful cavity deterrent. If your children drink bottled water instead of tap water, they might not be getting the fluoride they need for strong, healthy teeth. Fluoride bonds with other minerals to deter tooth decay and strengthen teeth.
As general dentists, Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Page provide orthodontic treatment for young patients with misaligned teeth and bites. For children as young as six or seven, interceptive orthodontics can eliminate teeth crowding to promote the emergence of permanent teeth in their ideal positions. Functional orthodontics is appropriate for teens. We use an acrylic and wire appliance similar to a retainer to encourage proper teeth and jaw alignment. Sometimes traditional braces (Six Month Smiles®) or Invisalign® is required after functional orthodontic treatment.
A misaligned bite can result in TMJ disorder (TMD), which causes headaches, pain, and difficulty opening and closing the mouth. As a graduate of the renowned Pankey Institute, Dr. Lieberman has had extensive training in identifying and correcting TMJ-related issues. Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Page are both additionally American Academy of Facial Esthetics dentists trained to administer Botox® injections to alleviate TMJ-associated pain. Click one of the buttons below to learn more about the treatments we offer to relieve TMJ pain and symptoms.
Extractions and Oral Surgery
Drs. Lieberman and Page may recommend extraction for an irreparably damaged tooth or to prepare your mouth for restorative therapies. Other candidates for extraction include patients with wisdom teeth that are impacted or cause crowding.
Our Capital District dental practice performs periodontal surgery to remove diseased gum tissue. When possible, Drs. Page and Lieberman use a soft-tissue laser to perform surgical procedures. Using a laser instead of a scalpel results in reduced procedure and recovery time, as well as minimal bleeding.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Do you often wake up feeling as though you’ve been up all night, even though you should have gotten a full night’s sleep? Do you snore loudly, suffer from headaches, irritability, or very sore dry throat? These are all symptoms of sleep apnea.
The very definition of an emergency involves the unexpected. Regular oral hygiene can prevent most dental emergencies that involve neglect (such as root canals), but even some are the result of unfortunate accidents. Our Capital District dental office works with patients during their time of need, and we will make it a priority to fit you in during regular business hours. For current patients of the practice, arrangements can be made to visit after hours when necessary.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer rates are actually on the rise here in the U.S., particularly among healthy individuals who don’t engage in well-known risk factors such as tobacco or excessive alcohol use. Early detection is the key to successfully treating the disease, which is why Dr. Lieberman or Dr. Page will always perform an oral cancer screening as part of your routine checkups. They’ll examine your mouth intraorally and extraorally for cancerous and precancerous tissues, and should they discover anything that causes concern, they can quickly help you get the follow-up treatment you need.
Preventive Dentistry Consultations in Schenectady
If you have questions or want to make an appointment with Dr. Lieberman or Dr. Page, please contact our Schenectady dental office. We provide outstanding dental care to residents of Saratoga, Albany, and the Capital District.
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