Dr. Jay Ajmo
Dr. Ajmo Provides A Wide Variety Of Services Including All Of The Specialized Services Listed Below.
Healthy Mouth & Body
Believe it or not, how you take care of your teeth and gums affects not only your oral health, but it impacts your cardiovascular health, too. Although scientists are not certain of the precise relationship between the heart and oral hygiene, studies consistently demonstrate a link.
In some cases, we refer patients to a specialist for oral surgery. However, general dentists are trained to perform some minor oral surgeries, and your dentist has also taken significant postgraduate courses for various procedures. So that you can receive the majority of your dental care in our office, where you feel comfortable, cared for, and familiar, we offer some minor oral surgeries and endodontics.
You may spend most of your life unaware of the important little triangular-shaped joints located in front of your ears. Lined with cartilage, these joints move with a smooth, gliding motion. Under normal conditions, they join your lower jaw and temporal bone, allowing your mouth to open and close easily. However, stress or an improper bite can cause the joints to dysfunction, exposing nerve endings to create pain.
The American Dental Association recommends you see your dentist at least twice each year for a checkup. At your checkup, we will inspect your soft tissues for oral cancer, periodontal disease, and other problems. The dentist will also look at each tooth in your mouth to assess problems like tooth decay or cracks, as well as old dental work. Sometimes old dental work wears out and needs to be replaced. We will be happy to replace metal fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns with tooth-colored alternatives.
Root Canal Therapy
Your teeth contain several layers: the outer protective enamel, a secondary layer of sensitive dentin, and an inner pulp that contains components commonly referred to as the "nerve" of the tooth. Each pulp chamber branches off, forming canals that lead toward the tooth root tip. These infamous root canals provide a means for the tooth to absorb what it needs from the blood and get rid of toxins or other unnecessary materials via the blood stream. A deep cavity, traumatic injury, or tooth fracture can make the canal susceptible to bacterial infection, which can kill the pulp, stimulate increased blood flow, and create pressure within the tooth. This can cause severe tooth pain and may initiate bone degeneration, tooth loss, and even more acute pain. If you see a dentist in the earliest stages of this condition, the tooth may be saved with a root canal. Otherwise, it should be extracted and replaced with a prosthetic.
Your smile is a natural work of art that depends upon every detail of your mouth’s appearance. Sometimes, however, nature needs a little assistance from another artisan. If your smile appears “gummy,” your teeth may not be too small. Perhaps you have too much gum tissue. In cases like this, Dr. Ajmo may use laser dentistry to gently correct visually imbalanced gum tissue. He will artistically sculpt your gums around your teeth to create a pleasing smile. Patients experience little or no bleeding with laser dentistry and healing is usually quite prompt.
If you're interested in one of Dr. Ajmo's many advanced services, don't wait another today to contact us in Palm Beach Gardens.