Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy
It is an infection of the gum and supporting tissue around the teeth. It all starts as soft plaque, and then it hardens into calculus. The calculus then acts as an irritant to the tissue. If it is not removed in a timely fashion, a gingival infection occurs. As gum disease advances, it is now called periodontitis since the infection has reached into the surrounding bone structure around the teeth, and flattening and gapping is created with advanced gum disease.
TMJ/NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY & BIOESTHETIC DENTISTRY
If you have any of the following, you may have TMJ Disorder:
Neuromuscular dentistry deals with the mouth as a system that involves the teeth, jaw and bite/occlusion. When your jaw joints are not properly aligned, it is a result of an orofacial myofunctional disorder. Nerves become over stimulated and the muscles in your face and neck become fatigued, and your body can be in severe pain.
Bioesthetic Dentistry accepts natural form as the basis for comprehensive diagnosis and rehabilitation. The following disorders will be treated in wearing possibly an orthotic/splint for a short period of time to help your muscles rest and reduce the fatigue in your jaw and neck. Other treatment can result in possibly changing your bite completely by rebuilding your teeth so your jaw is in harmony and your face and body are out of pain. We work with a team of specialists to accomplish your treatment in more advanced cases. You may be referred to one of several of the following specialists, including physical therapists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, and periodontists.
Call and schedule a consultation appointment today with Dr. Drew Wiltman at 440-835-2317. He will take the time to discuss your immediate concerns and long-term esthetic goals. Your smile that Dr. Drew Wiltman will create and design will be highly functional and enhance your appearance and self- esteem.