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Family Dentistry

West Caldwell Family Dentistry

All of Your Family’s Smile Needs…in One Place!

The term family has multiple meanings at Masella Family Dental. Every team member understands the importance of family, and we treat each patient as if they are part of ours. Having been busy parents themselves, our dentists know what it’s like to need to put your family first. That’s one of the main reasons we are committed to making access to dental care simple.

Our flexible office hours allow you and your children get treatment when you need it most. We utilize advanced technology with a caring approach, helping us exceed your expectations. We know that once you visit Masella Family Dental, you won’t want to go anywhere else!

Fairfield & West Caldwell Comprehensive Exams

Every new patient receives a comprehensive exam to assess his or her smile, bite, TMJ function, bone height, and risk for disease. At return visits, we will also provide periodic exams that note changes from your first exam. This helps Dr. Masella pinpoint problems as soon as they begin to develop. The earlier the needs are addressed, the simpler the course of treatment can be!

West Caldwell Digital Dental X-Rays

High-definition, low-radiation digital x-rays can really improve your dental experience and our patients love them!

  • No uncomfortably hard plastic piece inside your mouth
  • No wasted time waiting for films to develop
  • Images can be instantly projected onto one of our in-room monitors
  • Discussion and illustration of findings is much easier

Plus, these x-rays are not only easier on you, they are easier on the environment too!

West Caldwell Tooth CT Scan Services

Dr. Mike doesn’t believe that we should put limits on the treatment options available to our patients–not in this day and age! We have the highest level of technology, allowing us to offer the best care to every patient. For example, our on-site CT scanning technology allows us to capture 3D images of the teeth, jaw, and skull, which is especially useful for treatments like implant therapy. In fact, patients who were previously told they weren’t candidates for dental implants may still be able to have their treatment completed at Masella Family Dental, thanks to our in-house access to this technology. The ability to visualize bone in 3D makes treatment much more precise and extremely successful. We don’t need to send you down the road to let someone else look at you – why would we do that when our technology is superior to any in the area?

Intra Oral Camera Services West Caldwell

Drs. Mike and Tom love to show patients what they see during their exams. With our intra-oral cameras, we can! These small HD cameras can capture high quality images of the teeth or other areas of the mouth. The image is then placed on our in-room monitor to discuss findings with the patient. Not only does this increase our ability to communicate with patients, it empowers our patients to make educated choices regarding their oral health care.

Fairfield & West Caldwell Dental Hygiene

Preventive care keeps gum disease at bay, and catches problems when they’re still small. Our hygiene department, headed up by Patti, uses ultrasonic instruments for gentle and effective dental cleanings. Dr. Tom started the Honeymoon Special and it is still as popular today as it ever was. If someone in your immediate family is getting married then stop by the week before and we will polish you up for free and get your smile camera ready. We also offer free checkups to children under the age of 3.

West Caldwell Periodontal Therapy

Gum disease is the biggest cause of tooth loss in adults. Our periodontal therapy program helps halt and reverse gum disease, allowing our patients to keep their teeth longer. If you suffer from gums that bleed easily or are swollen, bad breath, or heavy tartar buildup, then you may have gum disease. A customized plan including a deep cleaning and maintenance visits can help you overcome bone and tooth loss.

West Caldwell Mouthguards

One of the best ways to care for your smile is to prevent damage from happening in the first place. If you or your child play sports, a sports guard not only prevents dental trauma, it can also reduce the chance of a concussion. We also offer bite splints and night guards for patients who have problems with clenching and grinding. This prevents pain associated with TMJ disorder as well as premature wear of the teeth.

Fairfield & West Caldwell Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Dental care makes some people nervous, and that’s ok. We offer nitrous oxide sedation for any procedure at Masella Family Dental. Nitrous oxide is a safe, effective way to help patients of all ages feel more relaxed during their dental treatment. For the patients who require extensive treatment, an anesthesiologist can sedate them using IV medication.  Your treatment will be completed while you peacefully sleep.

Fairfield & West Caldwell Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer causes more loss of life than cervical cancer or melanoma. Pinpointing precancerous and abnormal tissues when they are small means treatment outcomes are more effective. You don’t have to smoke or be “at risk” in order to be diagnosed with the disease. Our dentists conduct a thorough oral cancer screening during every exam.

Drs. Mike & Tom Masella