Good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing, can help remove plaque. However, any areas that are missed eventually harden to form tartar. Although plaque can be removed with proper oral hygiene, tartar requires a professional dental cleaning to protect and keep your smile healthy.
Tartar can spread below the surface of the gums and cause gum disease. Although early symptoms can often be reversed with good oral hygiene, advanced cases may require more intensive periodontal treatments. Your dentist may recommend a deep cleaning, antibiotics, or soft tissue grafts.
Endodontic therapy, or root canal therapy, is used to repair and save teeth that are badly damaged or infected as a result of deep decay, repeated dental procedures, a faulty crown, or even cracks or chips in the tooth. Throughout the procedure, you will be kept safe and comfortable.
Cavities are areas of decay that can cause permanent damage to the enamel. When a tooth develops a cavity, a dental filling can protect the remaining structure of the tooth. Fillings are also used to help restore teeth that are cracked or broken, or worn down as a result of teeth grinding.
Temporomandibular joint disorders can cause pain in your jaw joint and the muscles that control movement of your jaw. Although most pain and discomfort caused by TMJ disorder can be minimized with lifestyle changes, more serious cases may require treatment in the form of an oral appliance.
Snoring not only disrupts the sleep of your loved ones, but it can impact your rest as well. Snorers may experience daytime fatigue, irritability, and even health problems. Our team can first determine the cause of your snoring and then recommend an appropriate snoring therapy based on your case.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition in which your breathing repeatedly stops and starts for short periods of time throughout the night. Symptoms often include loud snoring with intermittent pauses in breathing during sleep. Our doctors can help treat the condition with a customized oral appliance.
Sedation dentistry eases anxiety and helps patients relax during their appointment, even if they suffer from dental anxiety. It can also be beneficial for patients with special needs or painful medical conditions, or those who cannot sit comfortably in the dental chair for long periods of time.
As part of your routine exam, your dentist may perform an oral cancer screening. Our advanced VELscope® system can also highlight problem areas that are invisible to the naked eye. The sooner any precancerous or cancerous tissue is detected, the greater the patient's chance of successful treatment.