Want relief from #TMJ pain, #Migraine or Tension #Headaches?

Botox is Now Available in our dental office for TMJ Pain, Headaches.

You may not have heard about Botox therapy for head, neck, and/or facial pain. The same effect of Botox that reduces the appearance of wrinkles (relaxing muscles) is used to reduce the intensity of muscle contractions. Intense and/or prolonged muscle contractions of our muscles used for chewing can cause pain and damage to our teeth. Pain can be in the contracted muscle or can be referred to a distant site. Severe clenching and grinding of the teeth can cause the teeth to chip, break, or even need root canal treatments.

How Does BOTOX® Treat Jaw Tension and TMJ Disorder?

Botox is injected into the masseter muscles of the jaw to treat TMJ, an inflammation of the TMJ joint in the jaw.

Located on both sides of the head at the point where the jawbone meets the skull, the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) is used during talking, eating, swallowing, and other everyday activities. If this joint becomes displaced or is overworked through excessive teeth grinding, a person may suffer severe tension headaches, as well as sharp pain in the jaw. BOTOX® relieves jaw tension by making muscles unable to engage in the powerful, often unconscious movement of the jaw that produces headaches and pain.
The BOTOX® alternative treatment for TMJ disorders and jaw tension is usually quick, straightforward, and effective. A non-surgical procedure, BOTOX® injections are administered in a doctor’s office and treatment requires no hospital stay. Most patients experience noticeable improvement within one or two days of their first treatment, although relief can take up to a week.

Botox For Migraine and Tension Headaches and Neck Pain?

Recently, Botox has become a tool to help relieve migraine headaches and associated neck muscle pain. It has proven to be very effective in pain relief from muscle sources. It is important to distinguish the source of pain since Botox works on muscles. This mechanism is why Botox reduces wrinkles! Botox can be used in differentiation of pain source. If it does not give some relief, the source of pain is probably not the muscles. Many patients seeking Botox treatment for wrinkle reduction report elimination or reduction of migraine headaches as an added bonus

In Georgia, only Dentists certified by the Board of Dentsitry can inject Botox for the purposes of TMJ pain, Migraine and Tension Headaches. Dr. Ushma Patel is board certified to inject Botox for this purpose.

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Sugar: The Scariest Halloween Trend

Halloween is approaching, and so are all those scary costumes and haunted houses. It shouldn’t be the ghouls and ghosts that you fear, however, but the candied apples, trick-or-treat sweets and all the soda that washes them down! Sugary and acidic foods can lead to tooth decay, and that can put a damper on anyone’s festive spirit.
 
While it would be nice if your neighbors all gave out fresh fruit or sugar-free candy (though we’re sure the kids disagree!), high-sugar sweets are still America’s favorite Halloween treat. If possible, try to limit children’s sugar intake. Encourage them to drink plenty of water while snacking – soda will only make things worse! And finally, while it’s easy to slip into a “sugar coma” and just pass out while watching a favorite horror flick, this is not the time to stray from your brushing or flossing routine. Let your children know that if they eat sweets without their toothbrushes on hand, they should rinse their mouths out with warm water.
 
If you think your child may have developed a cavity (whether the result of Halloween indulgences or not), please call us at 770-623-8750 for a check up. Even temporary baby teeth need to be properly cared for, as tooth decay can affect permanent adult teeth that are still developing below.
 
We’d like to wish you and your family the best this fall season. We hope that when the sweets of autumn runneth over, you’ll think of us (and your smiles).In my neighborhood I also like to give out a snack and toothbrush and toothpaste so that they have no excuse to brush before they go to bed that night. This year many neighborhoods are celebrating on Sunday Oct 30 since Monday is a school holiday for Forsyth County.

Costly complications of untreated or undertreated periodontitis (Gum Disease)

If Gum Disease is left untreated it leads to costly complications:

  • Further spread of infection
  • More tissue damage
  • Surgery
  • Loss of teeth
 Periodontitis potentially affects overall health:
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Pre-term, low birth-weight babies

Source: http://www.myarestin.com/

To schedule an appointment in the Atlanta area of Suwanee, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Duluth, Cumming, for a dental check-up call Dr, Ushma Patel’s dental office Center for Advanced Dentistry at 770-623-8750, visit http://www.johnscreeksedationdentist.com/ for more information.

Are you afraid of the Dentist? Have you heard of Sedation Dentistry?

I see it all the time. Apprehension. Dread. Nervousness. According to the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), nearly 1 in 3 people avoid dental visits due to fear. Without regular visits, oral health continues to deteriorate over a person’s lifetime. This can lead to health problems ranging from tooth sensitivity to gum disease as well as more chronic issues such as heart disease and diabetes, and social uneasiness about odorous breath or feeling embarrassed to smile. The good news is the dental industry has made tremendous advances in order to help reluctant patients receive the care they need. We do this through the comfort of sedation dentistry.

And the good news about sedation dentistry is that it allows those who have been neglecting their oral care to make major advances in the health of their mouth and smile in just one visit. With sedation dentistry, I can perform complex dental treatments in one appointment where it would have taken multiple visits to achieve the same results in the past.

So how do you decide if sedation dentistry is right for you? If you feel anxious about coming to the dentist, have sensitive teeth, suffer complex dental problems, or have an easily triggered gag reflex, talk to us about sedation. Or if you know anyone like this, help them by referring them to us. Call 770-623-8750 or visit www.JohnsCreekSedationDentist.com.

Center for Advanced Dentistry - Dental Office Team

Urvashi, Joy, Susan, Michelle, Tawny and Dr. Ushma Patel with their beautiful smiles. Team photo taken at the office in the front lobby against the window treatments.

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All Ceramic Crowns On Fractured Teeth

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All Ceramic Single Crown

Bleaching of Teeth

Cast Post and Core with Crown

Cast Post and Core with Crown

Cracks In Heavily Restored Teeth

Crown Prep of Damaged Tooth

Crown Procedure

Crown with CEREC CAD – CAM System

Esthetic Inlays

Esthetic Post and Core with Crown

Esthetic Post and Core with Crown

Failing Restorations

Fractured Teeth – Non Restorable

Lower Posterior Crown

Metal-Ceramic vs All-Ceramic Crowns

Orthodontic and Prosthetic Treatment

Porcelain Fused To Metal Crowns

Porcelain Inlays

Porcelain Veneers

Prefabricated Post and Core with Crown

Prefabricated Post and Core with Crown

Progression of Tooth Decay

Replacing Old Veneers With New Veneers

Single Crown – Chipped Tooth

Smile Design Principles

Smile Design Principles

Smile Design Principles – Tissue Height

Smile Design Principles – Tooth Proportion

Types of Posts

Veneers

Veneers

What is a Veneer

Whitening with Trays

Why Crown (Cap) a Tooth

Your Teeth, Your Health

Zoom Whitening System
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Allografting – Exposed Threads

Bone Atrophy – Lower Mandible

Bone Atrophy – Upper Maxilla

Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting – Socket Preservation

Ceramic vs Metal Crowns with Implants

Effects of Loss of Teeth – Female Front View

Effects of Loss of Teeth – Female Side View

Effects of Loss of Teeth – Male Front View

Effects of Loss of Teeth – Male Side View

Effects of Single Tooth Loss

Esthetically Compromised Implant Restorations

Facial Effects of Tooth Loss – Female

Facial Effects of Tooth Loss – Male

Fixed-Detachable Prosthesis

Fixed Reconstruction – Implant Supported

Implant Placement Into Socket

Implant Placement Into Socket – Two Centrals

Implant Procedure

Implant Procedure – Diagram

Implants in Esthetic Zone

Implant Site Tissue Defect

Implant Supported Overdenture (Clinical)

Implant Supported Overdenture (Model)

Implant vs. Bridge

Locator Attachments for Lower Denture

Locator Attachments for Upper Denture

Lower All – On – 4

Lower All On 4

Lower Denture with Locator Attachment

Lower Fixed Detachable

Lower Guided Fixed Detachable

Lower Overdenture with 3 implants

Mandible Crown and Bridge Reconstruction

Milled Bar Implant Supported Overdenture (Clinical)

Milled Bar Implant Supported Overdenture (Model)

Milled Bar Procedure

Milled Bar Procedure – 4 Implants

Natural Tooth vs. Implant

Posterior Implant Supported Three Unit Bridge

Premature Aging Due To Bone Loss – Female Front View

Premature Aging Due To Bone Loss – Female Side View

Premature Aging Due To Bone Loss – Male Front View

Premature Aging Due To Bone Loss – Male Side View

Reconstruction with Multiple Implants

Restoring a Fractured Tooth with an Implant

Ridge Collapse

Single Esthetic Implant

Single Implant Placement – Lateral Incisor

Single Implant – Upper Posterior

Single Tooth Implant

Single Tooth Two Stage Procedure – Central Incisor

Single Tooth Two Stage Procedure – Cuspid

Sinus Lift – Lateral

Sinus Lift – Vertical

Sinus Lift – Vertical (Summers Technique)

Smile Design Principles

Three Unit Bridge

Two Implant Over Denture

Upper All – On – 4

Upper All On 4

Upper Denture with Locator Attachment

Upper Fixed Detachable

Upper Guided Fixed Detachable

Upper Implant Supported Bar Overdenture
button Oral Surgery (Wisdom Teeth and Other Surgeries)
button Orthodontics (Tooth Straightening)

Class III Surgical Correction

Class II Surgical Correction

Cleaning Braces With Floss

Clear vs Metal Braces

Congenitally Missing Teeth

Cross Bite

Esthetic Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Extrusion of Teeth

Invisalign Braces

Lingual Wear of Upper Teeth

Malocclusion – Class I

Malocclusion Class I

Malocclusion – Class I (Graphic)

Malocclusion – Class II

Malocclusion – Class II Adult

Malocclusion – Class II, Division I

Malocclusion Class II Division I

Malocclusion – Class II, Division II

Malocclusion Class II Division II

Malocclusion – Class II, Division II (Graphic)

Malocclusion – Class III

Malocclusion Class III

Malocclusion – Class III (Graphic)

Mandibular Asymmetry

Maxillary Expansion – Mixed Dentition

Normal TMJ Function

Open Bite

Posterior Crossbite

Proclined Upper Teeth

Space Regainer

TMJ – Anterior Disc Displacement

Treatment Adult Orthodontics – Class II

Treatment of Class III Malocclusion

Treatment of Class II Malocclusion

Treatment of Class II with Bicuspid Extraction

Treatment of Class I Malocclusion
button Periodontics (Gum Disease)

Bone Loss with Furcation Defect

Connective Tissue Graft – Lower Teeth

Connective Tissue Graft – Upper teeth

Crown Lengthening Before Crowns

Crown Lengthening for Esthetics

Crown Lengthening – Overview

Crown Lengthening – Procedure

Endodontic Periodontic Lesion

Frenectomy

Gingivectomy with Laser

Gingivectomy with Scalpel

Gingivitis

Grafting for Periodontal Defect

Horizontal Bone Loss

Lateral Pedicle Graft

Mild Periodontal Disease

Moderate Periodontal Disease

Peri-Implantitis

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease

Pocket Reduction – Esthetic Considerations

Pocket Reduction Procedure

Root Coverage – Alloderm

Root Coverage Graft

Root Hemisection

Scaling and Root Planning Therapy

Scaling Calculus

Severe Periodontal Disease

Stages of Periodontal Disease

Tissue Graft to Treat Recession

Vertical Bone Loss
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