We're convinced that it's our responsibility to impart accurate knowledge and individualized training to each patient, enabling you to avoid functional trouble, decay and disease. So, we're big on preventive measures…even including nutritional counseling with your initial exam.
When it comes to correcting troubled areas, perfection is our standard. With today's advanced materials and methods, there's no reason why we can't restore the health, strength, and beauty of your smile. Plus, our precision color system, expert lab technicians, and broad base of experience allow us to create solutions that look perfectly natural, while lasting for a long time.
We're extremely vigilant when it comes to protecting your periodontal health because we realize that gum health is the absolute foundation of your entire oral health system. That's why we methodically probe, examine and record the health status of every section of your gums, at every visit.
Are you in desperate need of dental care, but too afraid to go to the dentist? Are you facing extensive treatment which you cannot fathom without being "out"? You are not alone. For our patients who need that extra help to relax, we offer oral sedation.
Beyond creating an optimal environment for you, sedation dentistry allows us to complete multiple treatments in one appointment. You can relax while we improve your smile.
If you're like most of our patients, you'll be amazed at how non-invasive and relaxing your visits can be…simply due to our careful application of today's latest equipment and advances.
Waterlase dentistry is one of the most advanced dental treatments today. Waterlase uses a patented technology that combines focused light energy with a stream of water for a highly precise, exceptionally gentle dental experience. Waterlase allows your dentist to perform a wide range of procedures with benefits including:
If you're self-conscious about your smile due to cracked, broken, decayed or worn teeth, we can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with crowns. A filling can restore a small defect in a tooth, but a crown is the most durable, strongest way to restore a tooth with extensive damage for the long term. With all the materials and techniques modern dentistry has to offer, crowns can be totally natural looking.
Additional benefits of crowns are correcting bite problems, closing spaces between teeth, changing the angulation of teeth, and they can be used to replace missing teeth permanently, as part of a bridge, or over an implant.
When people lose permanent teeth due to accident, injury, disease or extraction, dental implants can be a secure, functional replacement option. They're superior to many other choices because they actually restore comfort and appearance, yet remain functional for the long run.
The jaw joint is located just in front of each ear. It is a complex joint, and has many muscles controlling it. Many people experience severe pain in and around the joint for a number of reasons. The pain can be sharp right in the area of the joint, or it may feel like an earache. It may be persistent, and often severe, headaches result. People with TMJ problems may also experience muscles spasms in the neck, back or shoulders.
A bad bite, or persistent grinding or clenching of teeth can cause TMJ. Grinding and clenching seems to be related to stress. Correcting a poor bite and reducing stress in our lives would be ideal options, however we often need relief immediately. Basically grinding, clenching and a bad bite cause the muscles that control the jaw to be overworked, they get fatigued and go into spasm. That is when the pain begins. An appliance can be made to wear over the teeth that will allow the muscles to rest and reduce the symptoms. Various medications can also help reduce the pain, as well as massage of the muscles, moist heat, and even physical therapy can help.
If you experience any of the above symptoms, it is not wise to ignore them, or attempt to cope with them on your own. It can get worse, without warning, and permanent damage to the joint can result, which may require surgery. The best thing to do is call our office immediately to be evaluated and get you on the road to recovery and relief.
Regardless of the reason, a poor bite and frequent grinding and/or clenching can cause serious damage and pain to teeth, jawbone and the muscles and joints controlling the jaw. Many people suffer from headaches, head and neck muscle pain as well as ear pain, including popping and clicking noises near the ear when they open or close the mouth.
The jaw muscles never get a chance to rest. They are overworked, fatigued and go into spasm. Some people can wear their teeth right down to the gum line, some will experience loose teeth, and some will have pain in or near the ear and possible radiating over the head and neck. The muscles need a chance to rest. A new device, known as an NTI-tss, can provide rest for the muscles and thus alleviate all the above symptoms. It is quicker to fabricate than previous appliances used for these problems, and it has been shown to give more complete relief. It is so effective the FDA has approved it for reduction of pain for migraine headache sufferers. It is custom fitted to you. It also helps break the cycle of grinding or clenching, which other appliances used in the past did not do.
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