Dental Services

Our office offers a variety of services to assess all your dental needs.See the links on the side for a brief explanation of each service or ask our staff – we’ll be happy to answer any questions.

Table of Contents
Dental Cleaning   Nightguards
Oral Hygiene   TMJ Treatment
Halitosis   Implants
Bonding   Dentures
Sealants   Whitening
Fillings   Veneers
Crown & Bridges   Electronic Claims
Extractions   Gum Treatment
Paperless Charting   Auto App. Reminder
Orthodontics   Sedation Dentistry
X-Rays/Digital X- Rays   Intraoral Camera

TMJ TREATMENTS
TMJ stands for temporal-mandibular joint. Temporal, as in temple area of skull; mandibular as in mandible, or lower jaw; joint as in it's where the head and jaw meet. Problems in this joint may be caused by a misalignment of the teeth, trauma, or excess muscle tension. Aside from the two bones that meet there, cartilage buffers them and five muscles are involved in the area. If something goes wrong a good deal of trouble can result.

Problems in this area can cause:

  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Trouble/soreness in opening and closing the mouth
  • Clicking or popping of the jaw
  • Pain in the jaw muscles
  • Soreness in the area, sometimes extending to the face

Dental treatments for the condition can include replacing missing teeth, moving teeth, adjusting the bite, filling gaps between teeth, etc. There is no one solution that is right for all cases. Sometimes a plastic mouthpiece is used to prevent clenching or grinding that is contributing to the problem. If untreated and taken to extremes, surgery may be required to repair a badly damaged joint.

 



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