Dentist Oxford PA

Dr. Stefan Speck and his team provide general dentistry solutions to patients in Oxford, PA, and the surrounding areas. General dental care offers preventative treatment to patients to address current dental issues while preventing the development of future oral health problems. For example, removing severely infected teeth prevents the spread of decay and further loss of adjacent natural teeth.

Wearing a custom-made sports mouthguard during contact sports protects teeth and prevents patients from needing cosmetic or restorative dental care.

General Dentistry in Oxford, Pennsylvania

General Dentistry in Oxford, PA

There are a variety of unique dental treatments that can reinforce good oral hygiene habits and stop developing oral health issues:

Custom Sports Mouthguards

Patients who play contact sports need custom sports mouthguards to protect their teeth from injury or loss. Dr. Speck can provide sports mouthguards that are made to fit your smile. Mouthguards are important because they prevent dental injuries including tooth chips, cracks, and fractures. Patients with braces can also protect their oral appliances by wearing a sports mouthguard.

Emergency Dentistry

In the event of a dental emergency, call Oxford Family Dentistry. Dr. Speck and his dental team can provide immediate treatment for a variety of emergencies. Common dental emergencies can include knocked-out permanent teeth, broken dental restorations, and severe tooth pain. Contact our dental office and we can help address your emergency as soon as possible.

Family Dentistry

As a family dentist, Dr. Speck offers treatment for patients of all ages. He works with families to ensure that everyone can receive dental care under one roof. Dr. Speck also provides age-specific treatments, such as sealants for younger patients and restorative or cosmetic care for adults.

Tooth Extraction

Dental extractions are needed to address infected, impacted, or overcrowded teeth. Removing a problematic tooth or teeth can improve the health of the smile. Dr. Speck also provides dental implants and implant-secured restorations for patients who need to replace an extracted tooth. Dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth and provide strength and stability.

General Dental FAQs

Read answers to common questions that many patients ask about general dental treatments here:

Do tooth extractions hurt?

Before tooth extraction treatment, Dr. Speck uses a local anesthetic to numb the treated area. Anesthetic help provide pain-free dental care so that patients can feel relaxed and comfortable during their tooth extraction.

What do I do if I have dental anxiety?

Please let our office know if you or a loved one have a fear of the dentist or dental anxiety. We want all of our patients to feel relaxed and comfortable in our office. Call our dental office before your appointment and our team will accommodate your needs.

How do store-bought mouthguards compare to custom mouthguards?

Over-the-counter sports mouthguards are often bulky and can fall out during a game. This is because they are not customized to your unique smile. Sports mouthguards are meant to have a comfortable, precise fit. Custom, professionally-made sports mouthguards are fabricated from dental impressions. Store-bought mouthguards are not as effective as custom sports mouthguards.

How often should I get a dental X-ray?

The frequency of dental X-rays depends on your oral health status. Some patients may need X-rays as often as every six months. On the other hand, patients with no recent dental or gum disease may only need X-rays every 12 to 24 months. Children or adults at higher risk for cavities may need X-rays more frequently. Your dentist will consider your circumstances and recommend an appropriate X-ray schedule for you.

Who needs dental sealants?

Dentists usually recommend dental sealants for children and teenagers when their permanent molars and premolars come in. However, adults without fillings or tooth decay can also benefit from sealants. It’s a preventative measure to protect against tooth decay.

How long can you delay wisdom tooth extraction?

Most dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth when they emerge in your late teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth can cause tooth impaction, infection, and crowding of other teeth. Delaying this procedure could lead to more complex and painful problems down the road. These problems include infections, cysts, or damage to neighboring teeth.

Schedule a Dental Appointment

Are you looking for a new dentist in the West Grove or Oxford, PA area? Call Oxford Family Dentistry today at 610.753.4506 or request a dental consultation with Dr. Speck online. Let Dr. Speck or a member of his dental team know if you have any remaining questions. We look forward to meeting you on your next visit to our office.