At the practice of Debra L. Cederbaum DDS, we’ve been serving patients at our offices in Seattle for over 30 years. Dr. Cederbaum is a full-service dentist, delivering a complete array of preventative, diagnostic, cosmetic, and restorative care. She’s proud of the work she does, helping to provide our patients with healthy and beautiful smiles. Discover how our general and family dentistry services can preserve and improve the smiles you care about most.
Our General and Family Dentistry Services
For your convenience, Dr. Cederbaum provides comprehensive dental care at two locations, with an office in Seattle. Preventative dentistry is a major concern for Dr. Cederbaum. Administering routine checkups and educating our patients on how to take good care of their teeth at home is our priority. We believe that this is the best way to prevent you from having to undergo costly and time-consuming procedures in the future. It will also keep your smile shining strong and bright.
Our general, cosmetic, and restorative treatments include:
Frequently Asked Questions About General and Family Dentistry
Can gum disease be reversed?
If caught in the early stages, gingivitis can be reversed with scaling and root planing. Once gum disease has progressed to periodontitis, it’s likely that you’ll need to come in for more frequent deep cleanings to keep your smile healthy and the infection at bay.
Periodontitis is a painful infection that causes your gums to recede and your teeth to become loose or fall out. That’s why it’s vitally important to schedule a deep cleaning as soon as you become aware that you have any symptoms of gum disease.
Is wisdom tooth removal painful?
Your teeth will be numbed prior to the procedure so you won’t feel a thing. Dr. Cederbaum offers dental sedation in addition to regular numbing agents, allowing you to experience the benefits of IV sedation, oral sedation, or nitrous oxide.
Dr. Cederbaum will be in close communication throughout the procedure to ensure you’re comfortable and free of pain. If you feel any discomfort, be sure to let her know with a simple hand gesture and she’ll adjust the dosage as needed.
How long does it take to recover from a wisdom tooth extraction?
It typically takes two weeks to fully recover from the wisdom teeth removal procedure. While you’re healing, it’s normal to have a swollen mouth and cheeks. This will get better over time. In addition to following any recommendations by Dr. Cederbaum, a cold compress in addition to over-the-counter pain relievers will assist in the healing process.
During the recovery period, you’ll want to avoid strenuous exercise as this can dislodge the blood clot. You’ll also want to avoid smoking and drinking from a straw.
What are dental sealants used for?
Dental sealants are applied mainly in children to prevent cavities. If your child is prone to cavities, dental sealants are a solution to prevent tooth decay and the problems associated with it. Dental sealants are a thin clear coating that’s painted on the crown surface of your back teeth.
They act as a protective barrier against food and bacteria from building up and becoming plaque and tartar. As long as the dental sealants are intact, they’ll help protect against tooth decay.
If your child notices that their sealants are loose or fell off, it’s important to contact our office and schedule an appointment by calling (206) 524-1314. Dr. Cederbaum will then reapply the dental sealants or determine if there’s no longer a need for them.