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Additional Ways to Keep Your Smile and Overall Health in Peak Condition

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We Believe in Whole Health Dentistry

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.

Occlusal Mouth and Night Guards: A Non-invasive Solution for TMJ Disorder

Mouth and night guards, also known as occlusal splints, are oral devices used in treating TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) joins your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull in front of the ears. Capable of moving up, down, and side-to-side, these joints are essential in eating and speaking. Your TMJ is often under a great deal of stress, since it is used so often.

The slightest misalignment of your bite can shift the jaw out of place and cause pain and swelling. One of the most common culprits of TMJ disorder is bruxism or teeth grinding. Many people grind their teeth at night unconsciously, which can stress the TMJ muscle, as well as wear down your tooth enamel.

Mouth and night guards combat the effects of TMJ disorder in several ways. They help protect your teeth from the wear and tear of grinding, help craniofacial muscles relax, and reposition the jaw. Like a retainer, these oral devices slip over the teeth, usually the upper jaw. Each guard is custom-made, based on impressions of your mouth, to ensure the greatest comfort and relief.

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Other TMJ Treatment Options

While a mouth or night guard is often all you may need to correct TMJ disorder, it may be necessary to combine it with dental work. If pain and swelling are particularly severe, we may prescribe medication. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or TMJ surgery can also provide pain relief for some patients, but are usually a last resort after the other, more conservative treatment methods, have failed.
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Other TMJ Treatment Options

While a mouth or night guard is often all you may need to correct TMJ disorder, it may be necessary to combine it with dental work. If pain and swelling are particularly severe, we may prescribe medication. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or TMJ surgery can also provide pain relief for some patients, but are usually a last resort after the other, more conservative treatment methods, have failed.

Oral Surgery

In some cases, we refer patients to a specialist for oral surgery. However, general dentists are trained to perform some minor oral surgeries and Dr. Jay Ajmo 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.
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Oral Surgery

In some cases, we refer patients to a specialist for oral surgery. However, general dentists are trained to perform some minor oral surgeries and Dr. Jay Ajmo 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.

Preventative Dentistry

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. Dr. Ajmo 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.
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Preventative Dentistry

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. Dr. Ajmo 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.

Sterilization and Disinfection for your Health and Safety

In order to alleviate any anxiety you may have regarding your dental visits, we would like to familiarize you with our office procedures. We follow and exceed all guidelines required by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) for disinfection and sterilization of all instruments in the clinical setting in which you are treated.

For your peace of mind, we would like you to know that your care in this office has been and always will be delivered in a safe and healthy manner. We will be more than happy to answer any further questions you may have. We look forward to providing safe, comprehensive dental care to you and your family for years to come.

Sterilization and disinfection techniques we follow include:

  • A charcoal water purification system is utilized to disinfect all incoming dental water lines
  • All used water is eliminated through a separate evacuation system to avoid any cross contamination
  • All clinical staff members use gloves, masks, and safety glasses during treatment
  • Treatment rooms are completely disinfected between patients
  • All instruments are scrubbed, disinfected and completely sterilized in safety sealed, disposable bags by autoclave at 270 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 minutes after each use
  • All materials that cannot be sterilized are disposable and used only once
  • All hand pieces are heat sterilized for each patient and all hygiene prophy-polishing angles are disposable and only used once
  • All suction tips as well as water-dispensing tips are disposable and only used once

Welcome To Your New Dental Home!

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