General Treatment

When you want a healthy smile that will last for the rest of your life, the smile experts at Federici Dental are here to help. Whether it's just for a regular check up, fixing a damaged tooth, or even replacing a lost tooth, we has everything you need to have the radiant smile you want. Out of our local dental office in Manahawkin, NJ, Drs. Joseph and David Federici work with patients from our surrounding communities, providing them with a comfortable dental experience and the utmost care utilizing state-of-the-art dental technology and treatments.  

To learn more about the wide range of general dental services that we offer, check out the information below. If you have any questions about the services or about how you can schedule an appointment, just reach out to us and we'll be happy to help you. 

Dental Exams

One of the most important parts of having a healthy smile is having regular check ups with your dentist. With decades of experience under their belts, our doctors will be able to spot any potential problems with your teeth or gums and work to create a personalized treatment plan to prevent them from developing into more serious issues in the future. If you are visiting us for the first time, we may recommend x-rays so we can get a clear picture of the current state of your smile and provide more accurate suggestions on how to maintain a healthier smile. 

Regular Teeth Cleanings

If your goal is great oral health, even a perfect oral hygiene routine at home is incomplete without regularly scheduled visits to the dentist for a professional teeth cleaning. We recommend that you visit us at least twice each year to ensure that your teeth are free from harmful plaque to prevent the development of cavities, gum disease, or other conditions. When you come in for your cleaning, we will clear away plaque that may have built up over time or is in places that your toothbrush and floss don't reach like underneath the gum line. We will also apply fluoride to your teeth, which is a mineral that helps strengthen your teeth to prevent decay. 


In the event that you do develop a cavity, we will use first clear away the decayed area on your tooth before replacing the lost tooth with a filling. By doing this, we not only prevent the decay from spreading to the rest of your tooth, we also protect that area of the tooth from future decay. Fillings can be made from different materials including silver amalgam, gold, and white composite. The white composite fillings are the most popular, since they are durable, long-lasting, and have a coloring that closely mimics your natural tooth structure. The materials used also bond directly to the teeth while metal filling cannot, creating a stronger tooth structure after restoration. 

Dental Crowns

You can imagine a dental crown as a cap that fits over your existing tooth that looks and feels like your natural teeth. We often use crown to cover up a tooth that was heavily decayed and there was no longer enough tooth structure left to support a filling, or a tooth that had been damaged or cracked. Crowns can be made from different materials including porcelain, gold, acrylic resin, or a combination of any of those materials, depending on what best fits the patient's needs. No matter what materials they are made from, crowns are a great, long-lasting restoration solution that can restore a smile to perfection. 

To make a crown, the tooth is first prepared by clearing away decay and resculpting it to make a secure base for the crown. Then using a digital impression image that we take, we sculpt a custom crown, which we place in the following office visit. In the meantime, you will be given a temporary crown which you will wear until you get the permanent crown at your next appointment. 


For missing teeth, we use dental bridges that will cover up that space with a life-like tooth replacement. The filler tooth is attached to two crowns or tooth-colored metal bands on the teeth to either side of the space for a secure fit and a long lasting replacement. Bridges not only make your smile complete again, but also prevent your other teeth from shifting over into that empty space and creating a crooked smile. 

Root Canals

When a tooth suffers from a serious case of decay, it can start to affect the inner part of your tooth called the "pulp" where your nerves, blood vessels, and sensitive tissue are located. When this happens, it is extremely painful and can put you at risk for infection and other problematic health condition for both your mouth and the rest of your body.  A severe impact to the tooth that causes extensive damage could also lead to inflammation or damage to the pulp tissue. To treat this pain and prevent further issues, it requires a procedure called a root canal.

A root canal consists of extracting the decayed pulp from your teeth and inserting a filler material that will strengthen the remaining structure of your tooth. This prevents the infection or damage from affecting any other teeth, all the while relieving the pain. The procedure for a root canal typically can be completed in a single visit to our office, but certain cases may call for a follow up appointment to check on the status of the tooth and its recovery. 

Tooth Extractions

In some cases, the complete removal of a tooth may be necessary for the benefit of the rest of your smile. A tooth extraction may be performed through either a surgical or non-surgical procedure depending on the case. Some of the most common reasons for a tooth extraction include:


  • A primary tooth that is blocking a permanent tooth from erupting normally.
  • A tooth damaged from decay or trauma that can't be repaired.
  • An impacted tooth (commonly for "wisdom teeth").
  • Teeth that are compromised due to gum disease. 


During the tooth extraction procedure, we may use a mild anesthesia to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible by minimizing any discomfort as much as possible.

Choose Federici Dental For A Healthier Smile! 

We proudly offer our professional services to patients of all ages from Manahawkin, Stafford Township, Barnegat Township and other surrounding communities. If you have any questions about our general dentistry services or how you can schedule an appointment, just contact us or use our online appointment request form. We look forward to welcoming you into our office and our family of smiling patients!