General Dentistry Specialist

Behshad Ahkami, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Glow Dental Spa

Behshad Ahkami, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Wayne, NJ

Visiting the dentist might not be your idea of a fun afternoon activity. However, a couple of yearly general dentistry visits to Glow Dental Spa could make your life much easier than avoiding the dentist and running into problems with the health of your gums and teeth. At the Wayne, New Jersey, office, Behshad Ahkami, DDS, makes general dentistry comfortable and gives you an easy-to-follow care plan. In the case of a dental emergency, he makes time to see you as soon as possible to minimize your pain. To book your next general dentistry visit, call Glow Dental Spa or reserve an appointment online today.

General Dentistry Q & A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry encompasses all parts of dentistry related to the health of your mouth and the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and damage that compromise the way your teeth function.

General dentistry also focuses on preventing problems with your oral health before they occur, saving you the pain, time, and cost that comes with extensive dental work. 

If the damage is already done, the focus shifts onto minimizing your pain and making your oral health restoration as fast and simple as possible.

A major focus of general dentistry is the health of your gums. Some people overlook this important component in an effort to focus entirely on their teeth. But in reality, healthy teeth begin with healthy gums. 

What steps should I take to avoid needing general dental procedures?

You can avoid many complicated and cumbersome dental procedures by taking the right steps in caring for your oral health. Dr. Ahkami recommends preserving your oral health by:

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day
  • Flossing between your teeth once a day
  • Visiting Glow Dental Spa twice yearly for cleanings and exams
  • Learning proper brushing techniques 
  • Getting X-rays to view your inner gums, jaw, and tooth roots
  • Undergoing regular oral cancer screenings

Additionally, you should book appointments at Glow Dental Spa any time you notice changes in your bite or unusual symptoms. Irritation, color changes, and sensitivity could indicate issues with the health of your gums and, over time, can lead to whole-body health issues.

Which general dental procedures are available?

Dr. Ahkami is experienced in treating many conditions that affect your gums and teeth. He evaluates your symptoms and views the inside of your mouth, ordering an X-ray if necessary. 

If your issue is a dental emergency, he helps you as soon as possible by fitting you into the next available appointment slot.  Emergency dental procedures that Dr. Ahkami performs include:

  • Fixing broken teeth
  • Relieving toothaches
  • Relieving sore gums
  • Root canals
  • Replacing missing fillings

The goal of these treatments is to alleviate your pain as quickly as possible and minimize any damage that might result from leaving them untreated. 

Whether you have a dental emergency or just need to book your next exam and cleaning, book an appointment by phone or online at Glow Dental Spa today.