Root Canal Treatment
There may be a time when a root canal is needed and the best solution for you. Your natural teeth are invaluable, root canals can help save your natural teeth. Our doctors will provide you with the best information to understand the procedure so that you can keep your teeth and gums healthy. Repairing, restoring and saving your natural teeth is our top priority.
Preserving all the teeth in your mouth is our goal because they are essential for speaking, eating, and your overall facial structure. There are times when something happens to a tooth that can’t be saved and a tooth needs to be removed. A dental extraction is easily defined as the removal of a tooth. Our doctor and team will take care of you at each step of the appointment before you arrive, during and once the appointment is finished. We want you to feel comfortable throughout the entire appointment.
Damage to the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, can cause painful irritation to where the jaw meets the skull. Teeth grinding can cause a TMJ disorder that affect jaw movement. If you’re experiencing stiffness of the jaw, or a popping noise whenever you open your jaw, you may be a candidate for TMJ treatment.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment/Appliance
Those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea are unable to have a continuous airway flow during rest periods. Sleep apnea occurs when the throat muscles intermittently relax and block the airway. Signs of sleep apnea include loud snoring, excessive tiredness, abrupt awakening accompanied by gasping and choking. We create a custom-fitted oral appliance to assist patients when they are sleeping. The appliance aids patients during sleep by positioning the lower jaw and tongue in a way that minimizes airway obstruction.
We understand that dental procedures can seem somewhat overwhelming and traumatic, and while our dentists are some of the best in the nation, it does nothing to negate that fact. Our office uses nitrous oxide (commonly referred to as “laughing gas”) which is an effective and safe sedation agent that is inhaled through a mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. The nitrous oxide will help calm patients during general visits and procedures.