Serving Patients of all Ages in Middletown & Hamilton, NJ
As part of our comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to dentistry, Rockwell Dentistry provides a range of specialty services. Our staff and doctors serve patients of all ages with caring, respectful dental services. Our dentists have over 20 years of skills and experience and have worked to create a dental practice that can serve all of your oral healthcare needs. We care about our patients and their health, and are proud to be the practice families in Hamilton, Middletown and surrounding communities trust with their smiles.
Our Specialty Services Include
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
As humans developed into a modern man, our faces became more slender, and our jaws shorter. Wisdom teeth are a remnant of our ancestors larger jaws. As a result, our wisdom teeth do not have room to erupt into occlusion and must be removed. Dr. Rockwell has over 27 years of experience in Wisdom Tooth Extractions. We take great care in both the actual procedure and in the post-op follow up. At Rockwell Dentistry we do everything possible to make you feel as comfortable as we can for this procedure. We understand how scary it can be.
For more information about extractions, please visit our Root Canals & Extractions page.
Maintaining and achieving a healthy smile not only boosts your self-esteem and increases your confidence. It can help you make a lasting, positive first impression with others. Aside from good oral health habits and regular dental visits, there are many ways to improve your smile and bring it to the next level of radiance. Cosmetic dentistry procedures can help you do just that, and our team enjoys learning and training in the most up-to-date cosmetic dental treatments and procedures.
For more information about cosmetic dentistry, please visit our Cosmetic Dentistry page.
Implants (Surgery and Restoration)
Our dental office is equipped to handle every type of dental implant procedure. Dr. Rockwell has a complete inventory on hand to address your individual needs. Implants are surgically placed into your jaw, and then restored with crowns, bridges, dentures, or a combination of all of these.
The implant consists of a titanium screw which replaces the root of a lost or missing tooth. Dental implants come in different lengths and widths for any type of application. 95% of these surgical implant placements are painless, do not require stitches, have minimal if any bleeding or post-op discomfort.
For more information, please visit our Implant Dentistry page.
One Visit Root Canal
When a cavity reaches the pulp of a tooth, endodontic therapy or root canal therapy is used. Because your body is unable to treat this type of infection, it must be treated to avoid further issues. If you have a bad taste in your mouth, a sensitivity to hot and cold foods and liquids, or are experiencing pain and swelling in your mouth, you may have an infected pulp. During this treatment, the canals of a tooth are cleaned and then sealed to prevent further infections. To restore full function, a crown, bridge, or bonded post may be applied to the infected tooth.
Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is an infection of the gums surrounding your teeth. It is one of the top causes of tooth loss in adults. Many people do not realize they have periodontal problems because it is virtually pain-free. Regular dental checkups help us monitor your periodontal health and check for any signs of gum disease.
Gum disease is caused by the buildup of bacteria and plaque on the teeth. If this is not removed, it creates toxins that damage the gums. It forms below the gum line and creates pockets that separate the gums from the teeth. Many factors can create a higher risk of gum disease. This includes diabetes, smoking or chewing tobacco use, crooked teeth, certain medications, Diabetes, pregnancy, old fillings, and more. If left untreated, it can cause irreversible bone damage and result in tooth loss.
It is possible to have gum disease and not know it, but there are many symptoms. These include: red, swollen tender gums, gums that bleed easily, permanent teeth that are loose or separating, gums that have pulled away from the teeth, pus between your teeth and gums, changes in bite, and more. If you are exhibiting any of these symptoms, it is important you contact our office to schedule an exam. We will work with you to accurately diagnose your symptoms and determine which treatment plan fits your needs. Treatment options include deep cleaning, laser gum surgery, dental implants and more.
The easiest way to prevent gum disease is to practice good at-home dental health habits and attend regular checkups with your dentist. This can significantly reduce your risk of developing gum disease, tooth loss and more.
Having positive experiences at the dentist when we are young can help us develop great dental health habits for a lifetime. Rockwell Dentistry takes special care to help younger patients feel comfortable and safe in our care. We make sure your child feels at ease before, during, and after their dental treatments. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit the dentist by their first birthday. From there, regular dental checkups and are important to monitor for any signs of dental decay. This also helps children develop great oral health habits to last a lifetime.
Rockwell Dentistry is a Certified Invisalign™ Provider. This system provides you with a subtle way to correct imperfections in your smile. It uses removable, custom-made, virtually invisible aligners to correct imperfections and help you achieve the straight, bright smile you’ve been dreaming of. The alignment trays are removable and are worn for two weeks at a time before moving to the next in the series. This system is popular with many patients because it allows them to straighten their teeth without metal braces or an altered diet. Invisalign™ treatments usually last from 9 to 15 months, but it varies from case to case.
Botox™ & Dermal Fillers
Botox™ is a non-surgical procedure that uses a special protein to block overactive nerve impulses, which restricts muscle contractions. This helps relax muscles beneath the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We use Botox™ for a variety of applications including treating chronic migraines or TMJ, as well as removing fine lines and wrinkles. Whether you are looking to relieve symptoms or want to achieve a more radiant, youthful appearance, Dr. Rockwell is here and ready to help. This is a temporary treatment for patients between age 18 and 65. Results can last between 1 and 6 months.
Dermal fillers offer another option for patients interested in improving the contours of their face. If you have noticed parentheses (smile) lines, corner lines, or vertical lip lines, you may benefit from dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are injected into the skin around your mouth and nose. It is a non-surgical treatment and often only requires just one visit to our office.
If you are interested in more information about Botox™ or Dermal Fillers, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Rockwell. We will answer any questions you have.
Our practice is proud to serve athletes of all skill levels with sport dentistry services. This area of dentistry is dedicated to treating and preventing dental injuries and oral diseases in athletes. It includes providing patients with the information and oral appliances they need to protect their teeth, mouth, jaw, and face from injury. Protecting your smile isn’t just about preserving aesthetics; it is about keeping your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy. One of the easiest ways to protect your teeth is with a custom-made mouthguard.
Our sports dentistry services include emergency dental care Our doctors and staff have the skills and experience to deal with any dental condition or sport related injury including chipped teeth, knocked out teeth or displaced teeth. We treat every patient with care and respect.
For more information about our sports dentistry, dental extractions, or gum disease treatments, please contact Rockwell Dentistry today. We are proud to serve patients of all ages in Hamilton and Middletown, NJ.