Temporomandibular joints (TMJs) connect the lower jaw to the skull. Temporomandibular disorders occurs when these joints become inflamed, which can result in a range of negative symptoms. Providence Prosthodontics Dental Group was founded by Dr. Niles Guichet, an internationally renowned expert in the field of TMJ disorder treatment. If you think you may be suffering from the condition, we can perform a professional diagnosis and develop a personalized treatment plan.
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In some cases, tooth extraction is the best way to preserve a patient’s oral health. Fortunately, our doctors perform extractions using anesthesia and a gentle touch to ensure our patient’s comfort. After undergoing an extraction, we offer a range of restorative treatments to help you reclaim the beauty and function of your smile. We also perform extractions to remove impacted third molars (wisdom teeth).
Gum disease is the number-one cause of tooth loss in adults. We use Florida Probe® a digital computerized Periodontal Charting System to diagnose gum disease with exceptional accuracy and develop highly personalized treatment plans. Based on your unique needs, we can perform scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), periodontal surgery, regenerative treatments, or tissue grafting.
Invisalign® offers a discreet and comfortable way to achieve beautifully straight teeth. During treatment, you will wear a set of clear plastic trays that will gradually move your teeth into proper alignment. In addition to being virtually invisible when in place, the Invisalign® trays are also removable, so you can continue to enjoy all of your favorite foods. We offer Invisalign®, Invisalign Express®, and Invisalign Teen®.
If you suffer from sleep apnea and have not found relief with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, we may be able to effectively treat your condition with a mandibular advancement device (MAD). This oral appliance will be custom designed to gently move your jaw into proper alignment while you sleep. If we diagnose you with a more severe form of sleep apnea, we can refer you to a qualified oral surgeon in the area.
When left untreated, a dental infection can eventually lead to tooth loss and a number of other concerns. Root canal therapy is designed to restore the health of a tooth and prevent the need for extraction. During the procedure, we will use the latest nickel titanium tools to enhance your safety. We also utilize apex sensors for more precise care and minimized discomfort.
Our doctors perform oral cancer screenings on an annual basis to help preserve the overall health of our patients. We will thoroughly inspect oral tissues, looking for sores, lesions, and other early signs of the disease. If you smoke, have been previously diagnosed with oral cancer, or have a genetic history of the disease, we recommend undergoing more frequent screenings.