WE ARE OPEN during the provincial lockdown for all scopes of dentistry.
WE ARE OPEN during the provincial lockdown for all scopes of dentistry.

Additional Care

Sedation Options: Laughing Gas

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Many would rather bear the agony of a toothache than step foot in a dentist’s office. They are afraid about going to the dentists that they prefer not to have any treatment. Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures and sedation may also be used when multiple procedures need to be done at the same time.

Our dental sedation includes laughing gas or nitrous oxide. You inhale nitrous oxide plus oxygen through a nose mask. The air helps you relax. Your dentist can regulate the amount of sedation you use, and the air breaks down quickly. This is the only type of sedation that allows you to go home on your own after surgery.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a minor surgical procedure, the surgeon will take a section of bone from another area of your body, or uses a special bone grafting material, and graft it into your jaw bone. A cut is made in your gum to gain access to the bone beneath it, and then grafting material is added. A successful bone graft enables your jaw bone to be strong enough to support your dental implant. Over the next several months, your body will replace the graft with its own bone.

TMJ Treatment

What is TMJ?

The temporomandibular joints, also called TMJ, are the joints and jaw muscles that allows you to open and close your mouth. Located on each side of the head, your TMJ work together every time you chew, speak, or swallow, and it includes muscles and ligaments as well as the jaw bone. They also control the lower jaw (mandible) as it moves forward, backward, and side to side

Each TMJ has a disc between the ball and the socket. The disc eases the weight, allowing the jaw to open wider, rotate or slide. Any problem with this complex system of muscles, tendons, discs, and bones can cause painful TMJ dysfunction.

What are the common symptoms of TMJ?

A different symptoms may be linked to TMJ (Temporomandibular joint ) disorders. Pain is the most common symptom, especially in the jaw joint and/or chewing muscles. Other symptoms include:

  • radiating pain in the face, jaw, or neck,
  • jaw muscle stiffness,
  • limited movement or locking of the jaw,
  • painful clicking, popping or grating in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth,
  • a change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together.

If you are experiencing these symptoms, you might as well consult with us today. We provide various TMJ treatments to lessen your pain and prevent this in the future.

Migraine Treatment

Migraines are a recurring type of headache. They cause moderate to extreme agony that is throbbing or beating. You have a lot of pain on one side of your head. You may also experience other symptoms such as nausea and weakness. You need to feel light and sound.

Dentists Can Treat Migraines

It has been determined that headaches and migraines can be caused by misalignment of the teeth and jaws, or incorrect bite, and TMJ disorder or a disorder of the jaw point. If you re suffering from frequent headaches or migraines, Gillingham Drive Dentistry can help. You may be unaware of the TMJ problem you have until the dentist brings it to your notice and recommends solutions that you can employ.

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