Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

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Sedation dentistry is a great option for patients who have had anxiety or fear while having dental work.  Sedation dentistry allows the patient to experience their dentistry in a more relaxed way.  Because the patient is more relaxed, we are able to complete greater amounts of dentistry in a shorter period of time resulting in fewer visits and more comfortable visits.

Our patients have reported having little or no memory of their dental experience with sedation.

How Sedation Dentistry works:

  • A medical consultation is necessary to determine if you are a good candidate for oral conscious sedation.
  • A pill is prescribed to help you sleep well the night before your appointment.
  • In the morning before your appointment, you take another prescription.  You will need someone to drive you to and from our office as well as to spend the day with you after your treatment.
  • We will cover you in warm blankets to keep you comfortable and relaxed during your appointment.
  • You will have an assistant with you at all times monitoring your vitals and caring for you.

I you have had problems getting completely numb, sedation dentistry is for you.  When you are relaxed, you are able to become more numb because anxiety is not standing in your way.

Call us today if sedation dentistry sounds right to you or if you have any questions.

TMJ Therapy

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TMJ therapy in our office is treated non-surgically in a non-invasive and therapeutic way.  Most patients that come to our office for relief of TMJ dysfunction experience improvement within the first two weeks of the beginning of their treatment.  Ninety five percent of the time, we are able to treat the patient in our office without surgery.  Occasionally, a patient may require surgery and we work with a team of oral surgeons we know and trust.

Dr. Johnson’s passion in dentistry is occlusion (how the teeth fit together) and it is directly related to the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and how well it functions.  If you experience clicking, popping, or pain in your jaw, please contact us for an evaluation.  Other symptoms of TMJ dysfunction include teeth grinding, clenching, headache, shoulder pain, cranial pain, back pain, neck and jaw pain.  We also have some patients who have reported tinnitus.

TMJ dysfunction doesn’t fix itself on its own and it is degenerative.  Seeking treatment before it worsens is a great idea.

At your first appointment:

We take a panoramic xray and comoplete a thorough exam of your jaw joints, the biting surfaces of your teeth, your facial muscles and we also ask questions regarding your symptoms so that we are able to make the best recommendation for you.

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