Our goal is to provide you with the most comfortable and pleasant treatment experience. With the consultation and guidance of Dr. Yezerski you can consider a range of anesthetic techniques including: local anesthesia (Novocaine), Nitrous Oxide gas (laughing gas), conscious IV Sedation (twilight), intravenous medication and general anesthesia. Every effort is made to match your individual needs with the best anesthetic choice for your procedure.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that their teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.
The implants themselves are small titanium posts, which are inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth that look and function just like the originals.
Implants will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy with good oral hygiene.
The "TMJ" is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint (certainly a mouthful to merely say "jaw joint.") It is the joint between the base of the skull and the moveable bone of the lower jaw and draws similarities to most other moveable joints in the body. Similar to other joints, it consists of not only bone but cushiony pads, lubricating fluids and associated attached muscles and tendons. And just like the other movable joints, the "TMJ" can be affected by sprains, displaced or damaged discs, arthritis, ligament injuries, fractures and associated muscle cramping.
The unusual thing about the jaw joint is that it also has to interact with the positions and relationship of the upper and lower teeth. This can result in its own unique set of problems.
The removal of a tooth is one of the earliest forms of surgery and remains to be one of the most frequently performed surgical procedure to date. While many find the thought of having a tooth removed to be quite anxiety-provoking – the reality is that the process is a relatively simple procedure. Some teeth can prove more challenging, but with contemporary techniques to control anesthesia, analgesia (the insensibility to pain without loss of consciousness) can reduce anxiety, so there is little to fear.
Third molars or "wisdom teeth" as they are commonly referred to, are no different than any other adult teeth. However, the do have the unique distinction on being the last teeth to develop and erupt into their respective dental arches. There in lies their common dilemma – not enough room left for them to erupt into a proper position and alignment relative to the other important adjacent structures (your neighboring teeth).
This situation often, but not always, can result in such problems as decay, infection, swelling, pain and damage to adjacent more structurally valuable teeth. It is a good idea to have wisdom teeth evaluated before they begin to erupt. Those teeth that can be determined to have inadequate space can be considered for early removal before problems and suffering start to occur.
Most people can speak, chew and smile perfectly fine well before their wisdom teeth come in, so when they are removed early, they are never missed and the procedure is generally better tolerated.