General Family Dentistry

Visit General Dentists in Massapequa Offering Complete Oral Care

Optimum oral health for you and your entire family begins right here in our Massapequa dental office with general dentistry care. But routine dental exams and oral hygiene visits are just the beginning. Using microscope enhanced dentistry and ViziLite oral cancer detection, Drs. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman will provide the most thorough general dental examination you've ever received, leading to comprehensive care and complete oral wellness.

What else can you expect when you choose South Shore Dental Care as your general family dentist? We provide all of the following preventive dental care services:

One of the most common oral health problems facing adults today is gum disease. With periodontal therapy, Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman can help patients from the North Massapequa area halt the progress of gum disease before it leads to even bigger complications. What kinds of complications? Beyond leading to irritated gums and tooth loss, untreated gum disease can also cause problems in the rest of the body. The latest research has shown that health problems like stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, and complications with diabetes and pregnancy all share a connection with gum disease. All of which means that a general dentistry service like periodontal therapy can help you improve more than just your oral health—it can help you support your overall health, too.

Oral cancer is another fairly common problem affecting patients, with the ADA estimating that over 30,000 people are diagnosed with the disease every year. Most instances are found in patients who use tobacco or drink alcohol excessively, but in 25 percent of cases, the patient had none of these risk factors at all.  What's more, only half of patients diagnosed will survive more than five years. That's why early detection of oral cancer is so important. At South Shore Dental Care, Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman use a revolutionary tool called ViziLite to detect and diagnose oral cancer. With ViziLite, it's possible to make earlier diagnoses, when it may be difficult to detect oral cancer with the naked eye alone.

In addition to these services, South Shore Dental Care is fully prepared to handle your children's dentistry needs. We provide children's dental exams, dental sealants, and fluoride supplements, keeping kids' teeth healthy and strong and getting them started with excellent oral health habits early. How early? We recommend bringing your little one in for a first visit around their first birthday. That gives us a chance to see how your child's smile is progressing and will give us a sense of what kind of treatment he or she might need going forward as they grow into adolescence and adulthood.

Cone Beam

To offer truly exceptional care to patients from Massapequa Park and nearby areas, we need to see parts of your smile that are hard to see with the naked eye alone. In the past, basic radiography was the best way to see what was happening. Now, however, Dr. Stutman has a revolutionary tool that provides detailed, three-dimensional images with stunning clarity. Using our office’s cone beam scanner, we can take X-rays in mere seconds, increasing the safety of the X-ray process by exposing patients to significantly less radiation than other X-ray devices.

What exactly can we see that was more difficult to see before? Our cone beam scanner allows us to see the tooth roots below your teeth, your smile’s internal canals, and even your bone structure. Because of this, Dr. Stutman can provide patients with a more detailed diagnosis. We can also create treatment plans that are more precise and personalized. Whether we’re planning a root canal or creating a computer-guided plan for dental implants, we can make care more streamlined and comfortable through precision planning.

Making care more precise and streamlined extends to increasing patient comfort and convenience. Since we have a cone beam scanner right in our Massapequa Park dental office, there’s no need for Dr. Stutman to refer patients to a radiology lab. Plus, our patients can feel more comfortable knowing how much has gone into making their treatment plan as detailed as possible. For patients with dental anxiety, it can be a great relief knowing they can look forward to truly targeted help that also cuts down on how much time they spend in the dental chair.

Our boutique dental practice in Massapequa attracts people from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh with our wide array of dental care services and cutting edge technology. Contact us today to learn more about how we can provide oral health and smile makeovers for you and your entire family.