PeriodonticsPeriodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of different issues that affect the health of your gums and other structures that provide support for your teeth. One of the biggest issues we deal with is gum disease. We can provide effective treatment for gum disease, restoring the health of your mouth and preventing serious issues, including tooth loss. Read more about Periodontics.
Dental EmergencyDental emergencies range in severity, but even minor injuries can be scary. Injuries can result from a variety of different issues, including car accidents, sports injuries, falls, and more. They can range from minor cracks or chips in your teeth to tooth loss. Some injuries can result in injuries to soft tissues and bones. We can provide treatment for some different issues, helping to restore the health of your mouth, its functionality, and its appearance. Read more about Dental Emergency.
Night GuardsBruxism is the name for a condition in which you grind and clench your teeth. While it can happen any time, it is common at night, when you have no control over the movements of your muscles. Constant grinding and clenching can lead to excessive tooth wear, tooth damage, gum recession, loose teeth, and tooth loss. It can also cause severe pain in your temporomandibular joints. A night guard is a type of mouthguard that is worn over your teeth while you sleep. It provides a cushion for the forces of your jaw muscles, absorbing the impact and keeping pressure off of your teeth, your jaws, and your TMJ. Read more about Night Guards.
Oral SurgeryThere are some different issues that can affect your mouth. Some of these issues, both injuries, and severe oral health issues, can result in the need for oral surgery. Oral surgery can involve the repair of soft tissue and bone as well as the repair or replacement of teeth. We can perform some different surgical procedures that help to restore your oral health and improve the functions of your mouth as well as the appearance of your smile. Read more about Oral Surgery.
Children’s DentistryJust like adults, children require professional dental care. Their needs, however, are different from adults. Their jaws are still changing and developing. As they reach adolescence, their adult teeth develop below the gums and replace their baby teeth. We can provide the specialized care that your child needs to help them develop good oral hygiene habits and help them to maintain optimal oral health as they get older. Read more about Children's Dentistry.
TMJ/TMDYour temporomandibular joints, or TMJ, are the joints on each side of your face where your mandible meets your skull. These joints allow you to open and close your mouth, enabling you to eat, speak, express emotion, and more. There are many different issues that can affect your TMJ. When your joints are irritated and inflamed, this is a condition known as TMD. This condition can be caused by some different issues, including bruxism, alignment issues, and more. We can diagnose the cause of your TMD and provide you with the most effective treatment possible. Read more about TMJ/TMD.
Sedation DentistrySome dental procedures can take some time to complete. They may be invasive and require you to sit perfectly still. There are also some patients who find the thought of undergoing any type of dental procedure extremely nerve-wracking. For these reasons, we can provide you with sedation options. Sedation enables you to remain calm and comfortable while we perform your necessary procedures, allowing us to provide you with the best possible care in the safest way possible. Read more about Sedation Dentistry.
Laser DentistryLasers are still fairly new to dentistry, but they have many uses. A dental laser uses a thin, concentrated beam of light to perform many procedures previously performed with a scalpel. The laser cauterizes tissue as it cuts, reducing bleeding. It causes minimal tissue trauma, reducing pain and swelling. Lasers can also be used to disinfect periodontal pockets during gum disease treatment and seal these pockets to encourage healing. Read more about Laser Dentistry.
When specialized treatments are needed, we are here to provide you with the care you need. Call Platte Valley Dental Care at (816) 219-3133 today to learn more.