At Gardens Dental Spa, our Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and North Palm Beach dentists have the skill and experience to perform a number of oral surgery procedures right here in the comfort of our spa-like dental office. This adds to our patients’ sense of comfort and trust, and also allows for improved continuity of care since treatment doesn’t have to be coordinated between separate offices.
Whether you need a simple or surgical extraction or a more advanced procedure like dental implant placement or bone grafting, please call our office to discuss your needs with one of our gentle and compassionate providers.
Whenever possible, we prefer to save your teeth, but in some cases, extraction is simply the most appropriate choice. We extract teeth for a few different reasons. Some of the most common reasons include:
- A tooth that is decayed or damaged beyond repair
- An impacted tooth that is putting other teeth at risk
- Extreme crowding
- Preparation for orthodontics
- Preparation for dentures
We’ll perform your extraction as efficiently as possible. Before we begin, we will make sure that you are completely numb, and we’ll continue to check on you throughout your procedure.
We’ll also provide you with instructions for self-care following your extraction. By following these guidelines, you’ll decrease your risk for complications.
TMJ is an abbreviation that stands for temporomandibular joint – the joint that connects your lower jaw to your upper jaw. If you place your fingers just beneath your ear and then open and close your mouth, you’ll be able to feel this joint in action.
“TMJ”is also often used to refer to the several types of dysfunction that can occur in the joint. Collectively, these conditions are referred to as temporomandibular joint disorders, and they can be quite painful and disruptive to daily life.
You don’t have to try to manage TMJ pain on your own, though. If you experience the symptoms of TMJ dysfunction, which can include pain along with clicking, popping, and a grinding sensation in the joint, please call our office so that we can perform an evaluation, diagnose you properly, and create a treatment plan.