We offer an extensive range of services, some of which are included below. If you have questions about any of our treatment options, please give our friendly staff a call to see about scheduling an appointment so we can review your specific treatment options in more detail. Please click on any of the topics listed below to learn more.
Preventive and Diagnostic
Cosmetic & Restorative
Dental lasers are used to replace the drill and the scalpel. Little to no local anesthetic is needed and the treated area is left free of bacteria, which contributes to faster healing with less complications, such as infection.
Procedures made easier with the laser include:
- Oral surgery involving the removal of gum tissue
- Growths for biopsy
- Correcting ankyloglossia (tongue tied)
In office bleaching usually takes a single office visit to place the highest strength bleaching gel on teeth. Several applications are usually needed and the entire process takes about an hour.
At home bleaching uses a custom bleaching tray made from an impression the teeth. The bleaching gel is placed in the custom trays and then placed over the teeth for the prescribed amount of time. These trays are used once or twice daily over a period of one to two weeks.
To treat TMJ disorders, first the cause has to be identified. In less severe cases TMJ disorders can be treated with self-managed care (easting soft foods, using ice packs, avoiding extreme jaw movement) or nonsurgical treatments (anti-inflammatory medications, Botox injections, stabilization splints).
Snoring can often be treated by wearing a snore guard that maintains an open, unobstructed airway in the throat while you sleep.
Pre-formed, ready-to-wear mouth guards can be purchased inexpensively at many sporting stores, but they do not always fit well. They can be uncomfortable and interfere with talking and even breathing.
Sporting goods stores also offer semi-custom mouth guards, in which the plastic is heated and then the athlete bites on it while still warm to provide some level of custom fit.
Our office can make a custom mouth guard by taking an impression of your teeth and then creating a device fitted to your mouth for the highest level of both comfort and protection. (A custom fitted mouthguard can be particularly important for athletes who wear braces.)
Be sure to bring your mouthguard to your dental appointments so your doctor can be sure it still fits you well.