Crown lengthening is the process of exposing more of the natural tooth to prepare for a restoration. This is helpful in cases of fractures or cavities below that gum line that may otherwise not be accessible.
Extractions are used to remove a tooth that may have excessive decay, infection, or a severe fracture. This is usually done when the tooth is considered hopeless, and there are no other treatment options.
A dental implant is the root portion of a tooth. It is used to replace a missing or broken tooth. By placing a dental implant, it helps to preserve the jaw bone that would normally atrophy, or shrink, after the tooth has been lost.
Tissue grafting, or gum grafting, is completed to treat recession of the gums. Recession occurs when the gum line recedes towards the root of the tooth, often exposing it and causing sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. There are several different techniques that can be used to treat recession.
Laser Periodontal Surgery
LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is a fairly new method that treats periodontal disease. LANAP is less painful and less invasive than traditional gum surgery. It allows patients to return to their regular routine much quicker due to minimal post operative discomfort.
Botox can be used to treat symptoms of TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction). When injected into affected facial muscles, it can help to relieve symptoms such as headaches and jaw tension.
Many patients have anxiety when it comes to having dental work completed. We understand that this is stressful, and offer a variety of sedation options for out patient. These options include Nitrous, IV Sedation, and Oral Sedation.