DENTAL Services Provided by Dr. Cox
This service includes comprehensive exams, checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, oral cancer screening, and taking the necessary diagnostic digital x-rays. Dental cleanings, flossing, sealants and fluoride treatments are all important aspects in preventing dental disease. It is recommended you see your dentist every six months for a check-up and exam. Patients with Periodontal (gum) disease will be evaluated for more frequent visits according to severity. These patients may be referred to a Periodontist for more extensive care. For more information, visit WebMD or Senior Living to read more.
Procedures which are done to enhance the appearance of your teeth and smile are considered cosmetic treatment. The color, alignment, spacing and shape of the teeth are the characteristics which make up your unique dental profile. We offer a wide variety of cosmetic dental options which include teeth whitening, bonding, tooth-colored fillings, veneers by “Cerinate”, and crown that are metal free. These specialized crowns are very life-like in appearance, with no issue of any dark areas around the gum tissue.
Prosthodonics is the replacement and reconstruction of teeth. These procedures are achieved with veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures and implants. You have also heard this referred to as “cosmetic dentistry“, or “full mouth reconstruction” or “dental make-overs“.
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This dental service is better known as a “ROOT CANAL“. Root Canal treatment may be needed when a cavity is allowed, through neglect, to reach the pulp or nerve of the tooth. Injury or trauma to a tooth may also cause the pulp to be damaged to the point that a root canal is needed. Whenever the pulp of the tooth is damaged or infected (abscessed), a root canal usually can be performed to save the tooth.
TMJ or TMD disorder can be a group of complex problems of the jaw joints, sometimes referred to as myofascial pain dysfunction. Because muscles and joints work together, a problem with either one can lead to stiffness, headaches, ear pain, ringing in the ears, bite problems, clicking sounds, or locked jaws. Some possible causes include, but are not limited to, grinding or clenching the teeth, habitual chewing gum, trauma, stress, dislocation of the soft disc between the condyle (ball) and socket of the jaw joints, misalignment of the jaw, occupational tasks, missing or broken teeth. Dental treatments can include replacing missing teeth, moving teeth (braces), adjusting your bite, splints or orthopedic appliances and physical therapy.
Sleep Apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. You may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly and you feel tired even after a full night’s sleep. If you have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, you may have been instructed to use a C-pap machine. If you are someone who cannot tolerate the C-pap machine, Dr. Cox may be able to construct a sleeping device to help maintain an open airway. If you are a person who snores loudly, we may be able to construct a device to help with this problem.