Stop letting your dental fear or anxiety dictate your oral health. At Dental Group West, our team of doctors is highly experienced in providing top options in sedation dentistry. Keep reading to learn how you can relax your way through your next dental appointment!
April 6, 2016
November 10, 2014
Have you been experiencing unexplained headaches, earaches or difficulty chewing? If yes, you may be suffering from a TMJ Disorder. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint on each side of your head that connects your jawbone to the rest of the skull. This important joint and its surrounding muscles enable you to open, close and rotate your jaw. Sometimes, this joint can deteriorate or malfunction due to excessive wear from teeth clenching/grinding, arthritis or injury. The restorative dentistry experts of Dental Group West can diagnose and provide treatment for TMJ disorder. Don’t allow your TMJ to get out of control. Make an appointment with Dr. Thomas, Dr. Poole or Dr. Weisenburger today. Dental Group West proudly serves patients throughout Toledo, OH, Bowling Green, Sylvania, Oregon, Perrysburg and the surrounding communities.
Signs of TMJ Disorder
- Pain– Pain in the joint area or surrounding muscles. Usually located just in front of the ear, radiating between the cheek, the ear and the temple.
- Limited Function– Jaw movement may be difficult. A tight or stuck feeling in the jaw. In more severe cases the jaw may get “locked”, making it hard to open or close the mouth.
- Unusual Noises– Clicking or popping noises coming from the jaw joint when chewing or moving the mouth.
- Ear Discomfort– Because the jaw joint sits just in front of the ear, some may experience ear symptoms such as noises in the ear, sensitivity to sound or dizziness.
You may have found it difficult to find the right treatment for your TMJ disorder in the past. But you can find effective treatment to reduce stress on the joint and prevent further damage at Dental Group West. The experienced dentists of Dental Group West can provide immediate relief from TMJ symptoms. Make an appointment with their Toledo office today. Dr. Thomas, Dr. Poole and Dr. Weisenburger proudly serve patients throughout Toledo, OH, Bowling Green, Sylvania, Oregon, Perrysburg and nearby cities.
October 10, 2014
A missing tooth can cause you to miss out on enjoying your life. It can affect your willingness to laugh and smile or eat the foods you love. To replace a missing tooth permanently, you have two basic choices, either a dental bridge or a dental implant. It’s important to get all of the facts before you make such a big decision as permanently replacing a missing tooth. A missing tooth should be replaced to protect your other teeth from moving, and to preserve your bone and jaw structures.The dentists at Dental Group West want to help you restore your smile in the least painful manner possible. Contact their Toledo office today to set up a Sedation Dentistry appointment to replace your missing tooth and restore your smile.
What are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is a frame with two attached dental crowns and a replacement tooth (pontic) in the middle. The crowns are fitted over the adjacent teeth of the missing tooth. To fit the crowns, the adjacent teeth must be shaved down and the pontic is positioned in the gap over the gums. Besides adversely affecting the adjacent teeth, dental bridges do not replace the missing tooth root which could lead to misalignment among the surrounding teeth and in the jaw bone.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small titanium rods that can be surgically inserted into the jaw to replace the root of the missing tooth. Once the rod is placed, a synthetic but realistic looking prosthetic tooth is attached. During the healing process the jawbone will grow around the implant, cementing it in place. The implant can completely replace the natural tooth in both form and function. Dental implants are more expensive than dental crowns, but are the more natural looking and feeling alternative.
Dental Group West Restorative Implants and Bridges in Toledo, Ohio
Whichever method of tooth replacement you choose, it’s important to go to a dentist that can not only perform the dental work needed, but employs a caring and comfortable approach. The dentists at Dental Group West can help you restore your smile using Sedation Dentistry techniques, which can eliminate the pain and anxiety of restorative procedures. Dr. Thomas, Dr. Poole and Dr. Weisenburger proudly serve patients throughout Toledo, OH, Bowling Green, Sylvania, Oregon, Perrysburg and the surrounding communities.
July 14, 2014
There are many things that make a person unique, and one of them is their fears. Whether it is a fear of spiders or a fear of heights, there are many fears that people have, and no matter what, they may feel as though they can never overcome them. A common fear that people share is a fear of the dentist. Though for some the fear is mild, for others, the fear is crippling, preventing them from getting the much needed dental work they need performed. Because our doctors understand this fear and want to help their patients, they offer sedation dentistry at their Toledo, OH dental office.
There are many ways we are able to help our patients relax. One of the options for our sedation dentistry is nitrous oxide (laughing gas). When inhaled, the nitrous oxide will help you relax during your dental appointment, as well as eliminate the pain as your dental work is being performed. Also, with this form of sedation, as soon as the mask is removed, the effects of the nitrous oxide subside, so you are able to drive yourself home after your dental work!
Another option for our patients is the oral conscious sedation. With this, you simply take a pill before your appointment, and this will help you become more relaxed and calm before your dental work. Unlike the nitrous oxide, you will have to have someone you trust drive you home after your appointment, as the effects from the sedation will still be in effect.
IV sedation is a more personalized and customized form of sedation. We inject the sedation intravenously, and we will be able to closely monitor how much sedation we give you. Our main goal is that you remain cool, calm, and collected at all times while you get your dental work done, and we are willing to do anything to make that possible. If you feel as though sedation dentistry is able to help you overcome or face your dental fears, make an appointment at our office, and we will be glad to help!
Contact our office in Toledo, Ohio today and schedule your appointment with one of our caring and experienced dentists. We are able to take care of whatever general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry need you may have! Our patient-centered practice warmly welcomes families from throughout Toledo and the surrounding communities, including Bowling Green, Sylvania, Oregon, Perrysburg, and more.