General Dentistry to Improve Your Health
When you suffer from the jaw pain of TMJ disorder or the sleep deprivation of sleep apnea, you need a professional who understands the cause and effect of these conditions, and can provide treatments to alleviate your discomfort and frustration. Dr. Carey offers treatments for both TMJ disorder and sleep apnea. She also offers splint therapy, in the form of Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition Tension Suppression System (NTI-TSS) to impede teeth grinding/bruxism, a major contributor to TMJ problems. NTI-TSS is a customized night guard, worn over the two front teeth to prevent contact of the canines and molars. We also perform occlusal adjustments to correct bite misalignment caused by tooth erosion or the placement of restorations like fillings and crowns.
Though our ultimate goal is to save teeth, there are times when tooth extractions are a necessary part of treatment. Whether a simple or surgical extraction is required, Dr. Carey can perform the necessary procedure to improve your oral health. We can also discuss tooth replacement options prior to removing a tooth.