We may offer other services that are not listed on our website. Please contact us with any questions, and if we can not help you we will point you in the right direction. Some other services we provide or assist with are listed below.
Night guards are oral appliances that are used to prevent unconscious teeth grinding or clenching, which can lead to sensitivity, worn and chipped teeth, and muscle tightness. Many people are unaware that they clench and grind their teeth. If you have worn teeth or tight jaw muscles, and you don’t think you clench or grind your teeth during the day, it is possible that you do it at night. Wearing a custom, well-fitting night guard can prevent teeth from unnecessarily wearing down and can lessen symptoms of teeth sensitivity and jaw tightness.
Some issues with the jaw joint and muscles are complicated and require more than addressing nighttime clenching and grinding with a night guard. A majority of TMD (temporomandibular disorders) are related to tight jaw muscles. We can coach you and give you tips and recommendations to help relax your jaw muscles. Sometimes, you will need to be referred to a TMJ specialist who works specifically with TMD patients. These specialists can fit you with an appliance to help reduce the load you put on your TMJ and supporting muscles, or they can recommend other procedures or medicines to help alleviate your symptoms.
Root Canal Therapy
In the center of tooth roots are narrow spaces called canals, which are occupied by nerves and blood vessels. When there is trauma to a tooth, such as a large cavity or tooth fracture, this can cause inflammation and infection inside the root canal, causing temperature or chewing sensitivity, swelling, or even throbbing pain. The inflammation or infection can often be addressed by performing root canal therapy. During this process, the dentist gets the tooth numb to take away any pain, opens up the canal space, cleans it out using special instruments and cleaning solution, and fills it back up to prevent future infections.
In some situations a tooth may need to be extracted (removed) because it cannot be properly restored and poses a risk to your dental or overall health. This is only recommended after we have looked at all alternatives and determine the tooth has a poor long-term outlook. There are typically great solutions to replace a missing tooth such as an implant or a bridge.
Getting Braces or Clear Aligners (such as Invisalign) benefits you more than just getting straight teeth. Orthodontics can also improve your bite, which in turn protects your teeth from unnecessary wear and fractures. In addition, it can make it easier to clean your teeth and maintain healthy gums. We can point you in the right direction since we work with great orthodontists who specialize in creating your ideal smile.
This branch of dentistry deals with the health of the foundational structures surrounding your teeth – your bone and your gums. At your cleaning appointments we monitor your periodontal health. If we find periodontal disease, we will address this by recommending deep cleanings and a maintenance routine to prevent further bone loss around your teeth. In some cases of receding gums or bone loss and pocketing in your gums, we may refer you to a Periodontist, who is a specialist that can address more severe periodontal issues.