Some dental concerns go beyond the appearance of one’s teeth. From misaligned teeth creating an uneven bite to the jaw causing pain when chewing, our team at Roberts Dental Group is experienced in tailoring treatments to address these advanced concerns. When talking with patients and performing oral exams, Dr. Justin Roberts considers how their dental health may be affecting their quality of life. Learn about the advanced dental solutions we offer to help ease your discomfort and improve your overall well-being.
A popular clear braces system, Invisalign uses a series of plastic aligners to gradually and discreetly straighten crooked teeth and align a patient’s bite. This can provide a variety of functional benefits by avoiding concerns associated with misaligned or crowded teeth, such as hard-to-reach plaque or even TMJ disorder.
The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) connects the jawbone to the skull, acting as a hinge when chewing or talking. Although a variety of factors may lead to TMJ problems, also known as TMJ disorder, common causes include genetics, arthritis, a misaligned bite, or injury. Patients suffering from TMJ disorder may hear a clicking or popping noise when chewing, and it is common to experience pain or discomfort when using the jaw muscles. Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Roberts may recommend a treatment such as wearing a custom night guard, undergoing orthodontics, or having oral surgery to improve your symptoms.
For those who suffer from dental anxiety, we are pleased to offer the option of oral conscious sedation. This method of sedation dentistry involves the patient taking a prescription medicine before their dental appointment, which should put them into a very relaxed state. While they may stay awake during treatment, the medication allows them to feel calm and anxiety-free. Sedation dentistry can make the process of getting dental care more comfortable, helping people who may typically avoid the dentist to get the care they need.