For over three decades, families and individuals have trusted Brookdale Dental Group for all of their general dentistry needs. Our practice is based in Bloomfield, NJ and provides a full range of services to patients in every stage of life. From routine cleanings to gum disease treatment and root canals, our team is here to help you achieve and maintain your best oral health.
To ensure we provide you with the best in family dentistry, we utilize state-of-the-art technology and attend regular continuing education courses. We are committed to preventing dental issues before they become full-fledged problems, and provide each patient with educational opportunities to better their dental health.
Comprehensive Dental Care for Your Entire Family
Here at Brookdale Dental Group, we are dedicated to providing affordable dentistry for the quality-conscious. We know you are not just trusting us to keep your smiles healthy — you are counting on us for the advice and information you need to enhance the overall health of you and your family. From our beginning in 1989, we have taken this very seriously and work each day to maintain an office atmosphere which is fun and welcoming to every patient.
Our general dentistry services include:
Periodontal or gum disease is caused by a bacteria invasion in your mouth and can lead to bone loss, tooth loss, and is linked to a significant increase in the risk for heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s Disease. We offer a number of treatments to help treat the signs and symptoms of gum disease. Our treatments are targeted at reducing the need for periodontal surgery and restoring your oral health.
Our practice utilizes an Automated Periodontal Probe to monitor the depth of the pockets surrounding your teeth. Six measurements are taken around each tooth, back, middle, and front on both the tongue and cheek sides. The automated probe facilitates uniformity of probing pressure from operator to operator, ensuring consistent and accurate results.
When the nerve of a tooth dies as a result of trauma or disease, a root canal is necessary. The nerve of the tooth has little to no capacity to heal itself. Therefore, it must be removed and then the canals of the tooth are sealed to prevent further infection. After the root canal is complete, the tooth is restored with post/core buildup and a crown.
Sealants are used to coat the grooves and wrinkles on the biting surfaces of molars. These teeth have a higher rate of developing cavities because their textured surface makes them harder to clean. A sealant creates a thin layer to protect the tooth from decay. Sealants are easy to apply and will last for years. This treatment is appropriate for patients of any age, but it generally used on children after the permanent molars have erupted.
We offer a selection of custom oral appliances and athletic guards to protect your teeth and supporting structures. Oral appliances are used to treat problems like jaw pain, teeth grinding and clenching, as well as snoring and sleep apnea. Our athletic guards are often recommended for children who are active in sports, and provide a greater protection than store-bought guards.
We believe in providing our patients with modern, innovative dental services. To improve the quality of care you receive, we have incorporated the latest advancements in the dental field into our practice. This enhances our commitment to provide safe dental procedures in a caring, friendly environment. Our in-office technology includes:
- Digital X-Rays
Compared to traditional x-rays, digital x-rays produce instantaneous images, which can be viewed on treatment room televisions and computer monitors. In addition, this diagnostic technique is safer for patients and the environment, as it uses one-tenth the radiation of conventional dental x-rays, does not require the use of harsh processing chemicals, and has no harmful disposal products.
- Intraoral Cameras
An intraoral camera is a pen-sized, camera-tipped wand that your dental hygienist or dentist uses to take digital images and examine your mouth. This tool gives you and your dentist an honest survey of your mouth and can show how your at-home dental care is paying off.
- Automated Instrument Disinfector (AID)
In an effort to offer our patients the best and most up-to-date sterilization process, the AID was incorporated into our practice. After use, the instruments are wiped with a cleaning solution in the treatment rooms, placed in stainless steel holders (cassettes), taken to the AID, processed and disinfected. The cassettes are taken from the AID wrapped and sterilized in a steam autoclave. The sterile pouches of tools are opened in the treatment room just prior to the patient’s appointment.