BOTOX® is a protein injection used to treat wrinkles and facial creases. It also can treat severe headaches and TMJ. It works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. It is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines.
Dermal Filler injections show results immediately with no waiting time required. It is made with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid to subtly fill lines, creases and areas with lost volume and augment treated areas to balance the facial aesthetics. It is a simple way to achieve a lineless look!
Root canals get a bad rap. But don’t believe the rumors; the dreaded root canal isn’t dreadful at all! Root canals are needed when either decay or an injury infects the nerve of your tooth. In the earliest stages of infection, you may not feel any pain at all. However, when it progresses, you could have a toothache and swelling, or a dental abscess might form. Root canals remove the infection and prevent it from spreading. Pulp capping is an alternative to root canals that is used when the infection has yet to penetrate the pulp. Pulp capping can also prevent a large dental filling from getting too close to the nerve.
If you are missing teeth, there’s no need to worry. Our practice offers treatment by way of dental implants. Dental implants are exactly what they sound like: an artificial tooth (or teeth) are held in place in your mouth by an anchor which is implanted into the upper or lower jaw. With proper care, implants can last a very long time. If you are missing a tooth or two (or more!) and want to make a change, we would be happy to talk about what we can do for you.
Oral Surgery procedures include surgical extractions, biopsies, and pre-prosthetic surgeries which are sometimes necessary before dentures can be fabricated. Another common procedure is the recontouring of bony irregularities or excessive bone before a denture can be appropriately fabricated.
TMJ is shorthand for temporomandibular jaw disorder and is characterized by pain in the face and jaw. While there are several reasons the condition may have started, including misaligned teeth and an overly strong bite, to name but a couple, TMJ may affect one’s quality of life. If you suffer from this kind of pain, we will be happy to make a diagnosis and discuss available treatments.
We understand that going to the dentist can be intimidating. We want to make sure this fear isn’t holding you back from important dental care decisions. Our sedation options will put you in a relaxed state, and many patients report having no memory of the procedure afterwards. Ask us if sedation might be right for you.