Dry mouth is a condition in which there is inadequate flow of saliva in the mouth. This condition is not a disease, but rather occurs as the result of certain medical conditions and medication side-effects.
Periodontics is the field of dentistry that involves the gums and soft tissue. Because gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss and occurs in nearly half of all adults, periodontal treatment often involves diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
Intra-oral cameras are helpful in allowing us to see everything going on inside your mouth. Rather than a typical examination, this camera magnifies everything pictured for a very detailed image of your smile.
Many times, patients are hesitant to go to the dentist because of the sounds and vibrations caused by the dental drill. This is why we use laser technology in our office, since it is easier, painless and quicker than traditional drills.
Mouthguards can protect teeth from grinding, or from a sports injury. Our custom mouthguards are durable, and are custom fit, making them comfortable and easily worn while sleeping, or during your favorite sporting event.
The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. As with many other joints on the body, the TMJ can experience pain, discomfort, swelling and limited range of movement that gets in the way of your quality of life.
Wisdom teeth will typically begin to develop around the time a person reaches adulthood. Unfortunately, if there is not enough room for the teeth to come in properly, they become impacted underneath the gums.