Not only do you want a beautiful smile, but also you want complete dental health. Garland and Johnson Dental keeps you healthy by giving you access to many different kinds of therapies and treatments that ensure you will have healthy teeth, gums, jaws, and other oral structures. No matter what you need to stay healthy, you have found your perfect dental care home.
During your initial evaluation, we will assess your gum health and will discuss your options with you. If you show symptoms of gingivitis or more advanced periodontal disease, we can create a plan for you that will restore your health, while preventing future problems. Your PerioTherapy may include gentle removal of bacteria from beneath your gum line, antimicrobial therapy to destroy any hard to reach bacteria, and instruction on homecare regimens and products that can keep you healthy between dental visits.
The team at Garland and Johnson Dental keeps a close eye on your periodontal health to help you prevent problems before they even begin. Rest assured that you will always be in the best hands.
Due to advances in dental technology and techniques, root canals are more comfortable than ever. If you need a root canal, your doctor will explain the exact details of your procedure and will provide you with gentle care. Before you know it, you will have a fully functional, beautiful smile again.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
For many people, wisdom teeth are a problem or could cause a problem in the future. Thankfully, wisdom tooth removal can safely eliminate pain, discomfort, or alignment problems. The procedure is usually fast, and with advances in dentistry, recovery times are often shorter than you expect.
Sometimes injury or decay damages a tooth extensively. In certain cases, extraction is the proper treatment option to start you on the path toward complete dental health. Our doctors can gently extract your troublesome tooth and give you the treatment options for replacing that tooth and for completing your beautiful smile again.
A filling is placed in your tooth to reform the natural shape of the tooth and to guard the tooth against further damage. Tooth-colored fillings are now available, which make your fillings virtually undetectable to others. Ask your dentist for more information.
Do you awaken with a sore jaw, neck pain, or a headache? Are your teeth showing excessive wear? You may be one of many people who clenches or grinds their teeth in their sleep. A night guard is a specialized mouthpiece that you wear while you sleep. It protects your teeth from the incredible pressure you create when grinding them, and you awaken feeling much better.
Many people experience excessive pain around their head, neck, and jaw areas, which may include chronic headaches and migraines. For some, these problems can be traced to an overactive trigeminal nerve system, which can result in intense clenching or teeth grinding, especially at night. An NTI is a device worn on the front upper or lower teeth that keeps the canine and/or molars from contacting each other, thus allowing your jaw to relax and giving you a safe night’s sleep.
Some patients are anxious about visiting the dentist. At Garland and Johnson Dental, we offer sedation dentistry to help you relax, so that you can receive the dental care you need. If you are interested, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas), which takes effect quickly and which wears off quickly after your treatment. We also offer oral sedation, where you can take a pill that will put you into a very relaxed state (you may even fall asleep), but you will be easily roused and responsive. After your treatment, you will look great but may not remember your visit. If sedation would help you in receiving dental care, ask us for more details.