Nitrous Oxide is used to make other dental treatments more comfortable. This is the famous dental anesthetic. It is safe, has been proven effective over a long period of time, and is pleasant. We offer nitrous oxide free of charge for any appointment in our office. If you are apprehensive about dental treatment, it can be a big help in keeping your mouth healthy.
You will be given a scented mask that allows you to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. In a few minutes, you will notice a calmer feeling, and you may feel lighter, almost like you are floating on a cushion of air.
After this, any necessary local anesthetic is applied, and treatment begins. Afterwards, you will be given pure oxygen to breathe for about ten minutes to dissipate the effects of the nitrous and return you to a normal state.
Dental emergencies are never convenient or timely. We are committed to your dental health no matter the time, day or night. If a problem arises, please contact our office. We set aside time each day to treat patients with emergency dental needs. We will work you into our schedule, identify the source of the problem, and get an appointment schedule to treat the issue.
Temporal—The temple area of skull
Mandibular—As in mandible, or lower jaw
Joint—Where the head and jaw meet
Problems in this joint may be caused by a misalignment of the teeth, trauma, or excess muscle tension. Aside from the two bones that meet there, cartilage buffers them and five muscles are involved in the area. If something goes wrong, a good deal of trouble can result.
Problems in this area can cause:
• Trouble or soreness when 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, and filling gaps between teeth. There is no singular solution that is right for all cases. Sometimes a plastic mouthpiece is made to be worn during sleep. This will help prevent the clenching or grinding that occurs during sleep and contributes to the problem. If untreated and taken to extremes, surgery may be required to repair a badly damaged joint.
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430 S. Dayton St.
Sandwich, IL 60548
|Monday||8:00 am – 7:00 pm|
|Tuesday||8:00 am – 7:00 pm|
|Wednesday||8:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Thursday||8:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Friday||8:00 am – 4:00 pm|