General Dentistry Services in Lodi, CA | Gary Silva, DDS
We offer a variety of general dentistry services for patients of all ages. Below you will find information on some of the general dentistry procedures and services we provide. If you have any questions, please check out our frequently asked questions or contact our office.
Dental Cleanings and Exams
When you come in for a routine dental cleaning and exam, you will be receive a series of tests to determine the state of your oral health. These tests are thorough but non-invasive and can be used to detect both minor and major dental health concerns. We usually take digital X-rays and intraoral images. We will also perform a cancer screening, TMJ evaluation, and complete visual exam. These exams are routine and can help us catch small problems before they become larger ones.
Dry mouth can be a sign of oral cancer. Therefore, if you are experiencing this symptom, please discuss it with our team right away. We can perform a cancer screening to help rule out this issue. Much of the time, however, dry mouth is a non-cancerous affliction and can be treated with special products. Talk to Dr. Silva today.
Bad Breath Treatment
Did you know that chronic bad breath is often a sign of inadequate home care habits and/or gum disease? If you are experiencing chronic bad breath, we can educate you on how to properly clean your tongue, gums, and teeth. The root of the problem may be periodontal or systematic – either way, we can help find a solution.
Nonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment
We offer root planing, PerioLase laser dentistry, antibiotic injections, and more to combat periodontal disease.
If you or your child are involved in a contact sport, we recommend an athletic mouthguard to protect the teeth. Dental injuries are common during childhood contact sports, and a mouthguard is an easy way to save time, pain, and money on treatment. We can take impressions for a mouthguard right here in our office. Talk to Dr. Silva today.
Are you experiencing unexplained headaches, jaw pain, or neck pain? You may be having trouble with your jaw joint. Let us examine your TMJ (jaw joint) to determine if treatment is necessary. We can craft a special guard to reposition your jaw and alleviate pain. To learn more about TMJ issues and treatment, visit our page here.
Snoring And Sleep Apnea Solutions
We work closely with a sleep specialist to solve your snoring and sleep apnea issues. Dr. Silva is trained to diagnose and treat sleep apnea with orthotic appliances and will work with the specialist to make sure you get the care you need. If you are snoring disruptively or are showing other signs of sleep apnea, please contact Dr. Silva as soon as possible.
Family Dentistry Services
Serving families is important to us. While Dr. Silva is not a pediatric dentist, he loves treating patients of all ages. We can take care of your whole family right here under one roof.
Make An Appointment
If you are ready to make an appointment, please call us at 209-369-0294 or send us a message using our online form. We’ll be happy to help you and your family get the dental care you need.