Restorative dentistry is not just about improving the look of your teeth. Replacing or repairing teeth is vital for your dental health and for preserving your other teeth. When you have empty spaces in your mouth, you can put stress on your natural teeth because there is not as much surface area for chewing.
TMD causes significant pain, as the discs wear down and bone becomes exposed. Symptoms include soreness of the area around the joints, pain while chewing or talkin g, facial pain, a clicking of the joints and—in severe cases—dislocation of the jaw, which locks in an open mouth position. If you are suffering with these symptoms, you should see your dentist. The disorder needs to be differentiated from other causes of facial pain.
We use a number of effective techniques to make your dental experience a calm and relaxing one, and conscious sedation is a preferred alternative for those who are nervous about dental care or those who want to have multiple dental procedures accomplished in one visit. You don’t find this approach everywhere, because it requires special attention and equipment– it’s one of the things that makes Smile Center unique.
You might need oral surgery for a lot of reasons. Most common is removal of your wisdom teeth, but oral surgery can also be a part of treating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems, replacing missing teeth, and repairing a facial injury. We have an oral surgeon on staff at our facility, so we can take care of you right here in our office!
Pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health and development of infants and children through their adolescent years. Your dentist will ensure that your child’s teeth are developing properly and will evaluate the need for any orthodontics.
Endodontics is another word for “root canal treatment.” If you have an infected tooth, and the infection has spread to the surrounding pulp or into the nerve, you need a root canal. A root canal is a procedure in which our dentist will remove the infected pulp, and the nerve if necessary. Our dentist will then seal the opening to prevent any future infection.