Soft Touch Dental is the one-stop destination for all of your needs. This includes more-advanced procedures to ensure your dental health.
Take a short nap and awaken with a wonderful smile — Soft Touch Dental offers IV sedation, which allows patients to obtain dental treatment without anxiety or stress, and in total comfort. Whether you fear going to the dentist, or have extra sensitivity, we offer safe, painless sleep dentistry. Ask us about it when you call for your appointment.
If a patient needs to have a tooth removed, it’s usually because of disease, trauma or crowding.
At Soft Touch Dental, we will first numb the area or use sleep dentistry for the patient’s optimal comfort. After the extraction, we will advise what post extraction regimen to follow. The patient’s mouth will slowly fill in the bone where the tooth root was, through the formation of a blood clot.
TMJ stands for temporal-mandibular joint. Problems in this joint may be caused by a misalignment of the teeth, trauma, or excess muscle tension.
Problems in this area can cause:
Trouble/soreness in opening and closing the mouth
Clicking or popping of the jaw
Pain in the jaw muscles
Soreness in the area, sometimes extending to the face
Dental treatments for the condition can include replacing missing teeth, moving teeth, adjusting the bite, filling gaps between teeth, etc. There is no one solution that is right for all cases. Sometimes a plastic mouthpiece is used to prevent clenching or grinding that is contributing to the problem. If untreated and taken to extremes, surgery may be required to repair a badly damaged joint.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. When healthy and properly aligned, they aren’t a problem, but can be difficult to clean properly. However, often they are misaligned and require removal. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves. Wisdom teeth that lean toward the second molars make those teeth more vulnerable to decay by entrapping plaque and debris.