Periodontics (Gum Disease Treatment)
Maintaining a healthy mouth starts with the gums. We make sure to closely examine gums for signs of periodontal disease during every hygiene appointment.
Gum disease is usually caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth. Plaque is usually the main culprit behind gum disease. Improper oral hygiene routines can lead to gums becoming irritated and inflamed. This irritated tissue can open up pockets as it separates from teeth. Bacteria then move into these open spaces and can destroy tooth support structure. Come see us or give us a call to see how we can help you in your fight against gum disease.
Badly damaged teeth can inhibit your ability to chew and speak comfortably and may lead to other teeth shifting into improper positions. Take back your smile and your life with safe and effective dental implants.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth can cause infection, crowding, or decay in your mouth and are not integral to the structure of your mouth. A quick and painless extraction can fix these issues and restore the health and appearance of your teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal involves gently removing the nerve tissue of a tooth and sealing the canals with a special rubberlike material. After root canal therapy the tooth will not be able to feel temperature or pain but will maintain normal biting power and sensation.
Aside from the impact on your oral health, sleep apnea has tremendous effects on your overall health. Since not enough oxygen is getting into the lungs, respiratory disease and cardiovascular disease can result. These diseases can lead to a stroke or heart attack. We can help comfortably treat your moderate sleep apnea by using a customized night guard.
Sleep testing can be done in your own home and is simple, comfortable, and reliable. We will receive the results of your sleep test in a few days and if your results are mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea, Oral Appliance therapy might work for you. The most severe patients are best helped with CPAP, however, non-compliant severe patients should consider a comfortable, effective Oral Appliance.
At HoHoKus Dental Associates, our goal is to find the correct care and treatment for all patients by working together with many local physicians for proper diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnea. We want our patients to sleep better, feel better and live a healthier life!
HDA Sleep Appliance
According to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, oral appliances are a front-line treatment for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea who prefer oral appliances to Continuoues Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), who does not respond to CPAP, who are not candidates for CPAP, or who fail treatment attempts with CPAP or behavorial measures such as weight loss or sleep positiion change.
Neuromuscular dentistry uses modern technology to assess the function or dysfunction of the jaw and creating the optimum bite and a new beautiful smile. Not only can you have the smile you’ve always dreamed of, but this treatment can also pinpoint the source of your headaches, ear congestion, dizziness, difficulty swallowing, neck pain, jaw clenching or teeth grinding, jaw joint pain, and even nervousness or insomnia.