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Dentists have the ability to whiten most any smile in two convenient ways. The first is a single appointment in-office “ZOOM” technique that involves the dental professional applying whitening solution to the teeth and the use of high intensity light to whiten most teeth many shades lighter! At home whitening involves a custom-made tray that fits perfectly over your teeth. A whitening gel is applied to the tray and then worn for a short amount of time each day until the desired shade is achieved!
Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy
Periodontitis or gum disease occurs when the supporting structures surrounding the teeth become unhealthy and compromised. Without proper home care including brushing and flossing, bacterial plaque can accumulate on the teeth and under the gums. Over time this will eventually result in inflammation and damage to the gum tissues and bone. If this continues, the gums will eventually become severely infected resulting in receding gums, bone loss, and loose teeth. Interestingly, the process of periodontitis often causes little or no pain until it is too late to fix the damage it has done. Periodontitis is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
Antibiotics will only temporarily relieve symptoms unless the bacteria that causes the pockets and bone loss are eliminated. Corrective surgery restores normal healthy gums further down the tooth.
Non-surgical, conservative therapy is recommended as an extremely effective way to control periodontal infection and promote healing. These conservative procedures called "scaling" and "root planing" involve a specialized cleaning to remove infection from below and around the gums. This is usually done with local anesthesia for comfort and may involve antibiotics afterwards.
As with any medical procedure, patient cooperation with daily home care is essential to maintaining healthy gums and to keep periodontitis from returning or progressing.
Teeth Grinding, TMJ & Neuromuscular Dentistry
Teeth grinding (also called bruxism) can exert hundreds of pounds of pressure per square inch on the surfaces of teeth. Grinding is attributed to many things such as stress/tension, medications, or even an unconscious effort to correct irregularities of the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Most individuals who grind experience symptoms such as discomfort in the jaw joint or ear, recession or shrinking of the gums, increased discomfort to cold and sweets, frequent headaches on the sides of the head, neck pain, and a general ache of the teeth. If you have this nightly grinding problem, your first stop should be your dentist's office... before you do any serious damage to your teeth.
The TMJ--Temporomandibular Joint-- is right in front of each ear and is where the lower jaw (mandible) hinges to the skull (temporal) bone on each side. This joint anatomy, the muscles used to chew, and the way the teeth contact each other when biting can all contribute to dysfunction with the TMJ. Pain upon chewing, discomfort in the face, head, neck and back, as well as ringing in the ears are all symptoms of TMJ dysfunction.
Adult & Children's Orthodontics
Most of us are not born with a perfectly straight smile. However, with the use of simple orthodontic techniques, almost anyone can achieve a smile that they can be proud to show! Conventional braces and new invisible braces offer multiple ways of achieving a straighter, healthier smile. We are an Invisalign Preferred Provider!!
Same Day Denture Repairs
Dentures often are things that most individuals do not give much thought about...until they break! Not only are dentures essential to chew and function with, but they help aid many in speaking and smiling. Most dentures can be repaired the same day to look and feel great once again.
Emergencies are a fact of life that most of us have to deal with periodically. Unfortunately, dental emergencies can often be unforeseen and urgent. Whether trauma, infection, or toothache pain,one of our dentists is on call 24 hours everyday including weekends and holidays.
Dental Implants are artificial tooth roots. They can support a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire denture! Most implants are placed by specialists; however, once the implant has healed our dentists will be able to provide the final tooth or restoration to chew on.
Dentures and Partial Dentures
In most cases, it is always the best choice for patients to keep their teeth. However, adults do lose teeth for multiple reasons. Full dentures and partial dentures are one possible way to restore function and an aesthetic smile for individuals who have lost one or more of their natural teeth. When proper time, skill, care and judgment are exercised, a denture that functions well and looks natural can be constructed. Innovations in the types of dentures available can accommodate the many different situations involving missing teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry is the combination and optimization of ideal form and function. It is the consideration of many small details to achieve the most aesthetic and natural look possible. New materials, new procedures, and innovative techniques allow dentists to provide cosmetic services tailor-made to the needs and wants of individuals in easier methods than we could in the past. Since no single approach serves the needs of every patient, careful evaluation of combined techniques are essential for a pleasing and enduring result. These techniques include veneers, bonding, new all ceramic full coverage restorations which can deliver sensational results.
Root canal treatment can help restore a damaged tooth back to health. When the pulp tissue of a tooth (the nerves, lymph and blood vessels) is diseased or injured it can die. The most common causes of pulp death are a fractured tooth or a deep cavity. These situations can expose the pulp to the bacteria found in the mouth causing infection inside the tooth. If the damaged or diseased pulp is not removed, the surrounding teeth and tissues can also become infected as well as the rest of your body. Without treatment, your tooth could eventually have to be removed. Root canals can save a compromised tooth, remove the pain, and rid the body of infection.
Teeth are extracted for many reasons. Sometimes, teeth are infected or damaged beyond repair. Other times, teeth such as third molars (wisdom teeth) are routinely taken out due to lack of space or misalignment. As with any type of surgery, there are some risks involved with any extraction, however your dental professional can discuss your particular situation and expected outcome.
Sleep Apnea and Snoring
Many individuals suffer from snoring or even sleep apnea when resting. Conventionally, moderate to severe cases have been treated with a CPAP machine that forces oxygen through a mask during sleeping hours. People who are unable to use their CPAP and for those who have mild to moderate sleep apnea have been finding relief in Oral Appliance Therapy treatment. Oral appliances are small plastic devices similar to a sports mouth guard. The dental appliances are prescribed by a qualified dentist. The device works while you sleep, helping to reduce pauses in breathing and snoring, thus helping you to sleep better. Your overall health will benefit from a better night’s sleep.
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