General Dentistry Valdosta
When a patient’s bite is misaligned, the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) overcompensate in order to achieve a balanced bite. Symptoms can include chronic jaw, head, neck, or facial pain. We can provide custom mouth guards and other treatments to help you achieve relief from TMJ disorder.
Root canal therapy is necessary to remove infected tissue and prevent tooth loss. During a root canal, the infected inner pulp of a tooth is completely removed. The pulp chamber is then sterilized and filled with a rubber-like substance before the tooth is sealed and a dental crown is placed.
When bacteria collects below the gum line, it can result in infection, gum disease, and other harmful conditions. We offer advanced diagnostics as well as sophisticated treatments designed to eliminate harmful bacteria deposits, helping you to maintain excellent oral and overall health.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder in which the soft tissues of the throat relax during sleep, impeding breathing. Often, sufferers wake many times throughout the night. We offer special mouth guards that adjust the bite, keeping the airways open and allowing you to achieve restful sleep.
We understand that patients of all ages can experience anxiety in the dentist's chair. Conditions like arthritis can also make it difficult for some to sit comfortably for a long period. We offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation to help patients safely achieve relaxation under our care.
Cavities can cause substantial damage to the integrity of your teeth. We firmly believe in preventive measures, including patient education and fluoride treatments and sealants to prevent decay. If decay has already developed, we can also help you restore the health of your tooth.