A number of dental problems cannot be solved through cosmetic dentistry alone. At Dr. Vajdi's office, we provide a full range of dental procedures designed to solve a diverse array of problems.

Occlusal / Bite Guards
Some people complain of uncontrollable grinding or jaw clenching when they sleep at night, during the day, and during moments of great stress. This condition is known as bruxism and it can range from being occasional and mild to frequent and aggressive. Bruxism can lead to a number of problems, including tooth damage, tooth fractures, restoration damage, and tooth loosening. Some are unaware that they are clenching or grinding their teeth but do complain of the symptoms associated with bruxism, such as severe discomfort, headaches, earaches, dizziness, neck pain and jaw joint strain. A bite guard can alleviate problems associated with grinding or clenching. The bite guard, a removable bite plate, is worn to prevent your teeth from touching each other and aggravating any existing problem.

Root Canals
In the past, teeth that were diseased or injured often required extraction. Thanks to modern endodontic treatment, also referred to as a root canal, these teeth can now be saved. Within each of our teeth is a thin strand of dental pulp that is integral to the health of a tooth, containing nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels. If this dental pulp is infected or injured in some way, bacteria can leak into the dental pulp causing the pulp to die. The bacteria also causes a painful abscess to form at the tip of the tooth root and may also result in jawbone damage even if a patient does not feel any pain. It is imperative for the health of your mouth that in such a situation you receive a root canal. Once treatment is indicated, it may require up to two visits to complete the root canal.

Soft Tissue Treatment
Proper periodontal or gum health is just as important as proper tooth maintenance. If gingivitis and gum disease goes untreated, it could result in tooth loss or even more serious health problems down the road. There is some research that suggests gum disease can contribute to serious health problems such as stroke, cardiovascular conditions, bacterial pneumonia, and increased health risks during pregnancy. As we are committed to providing comprehensive dental care and ensuring your well being, we offer a number of periodontal treatments to maintain and improve your total oral health.