Each tooth contains hollow spaces filled with soft tissue, called pulp, which houses nerves and blood vessels which are vital to its health. If Dr. Wesley O. Lynch discovers infection has affected the inside of your tooth, a root canal may be needed to guard against the development of an abscess or the spread of infection to other teeth.
When plaque extends beneath your gum line, it can cause inflammation and eventually, periodontal disease. We offer effective periodontal care, which commonly consists of a deep cleaning to remove deep-seated plaque. Using this type of cleaning and other treatments, we can heal red, inflamed, or bleeding gums, and return your mouth to optimal oral health.
Your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are located on either side of your head, and connect your jaw to your skull. Teeth grinding, misalignment, injury, and erosion can all damage these joints, and may result in pain, tenderness, or headaches. Dr. Lynch may recommend splint therapy, which uses a soft, customized oral appliance, much like a mouth guard, to reposition the jaw and reduce stress on your TMJs.
We offer effective preventive care to help preserve the state of your oral health. Our team will target and remove plaque during your twice-annual cleanings, guarding against the formation of cavities, and we also screen for signs of potential problems, such as TMJ discomfort, during dental checkups. Early detection of oral health problems naturally promotes an increased success rate during treatment.
If you experience anxiety at the thought of undergoing a dental procedure – or simply at the thought of visiting your dentist – sedation dentistry may significantly improve your experience. Dr. Lynch offers nitrous oxide to calm patients, or oral conscious sedation to help you achieve a deeper relaxed state - a good option for more invasive procedures or for patients with painful medical conditions.