At Dentistry at the Heights, we utilize some of the most cutting-edge technology available, including digital x-rays, an in-office CEREC® (chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics) machine, a cone beam scanner, a DIAGNOdent® cavity detector, a soft tissue laser, and intraoral cameras. In addition, we also offer Netflix, Pandora® radio, and noise-canceling headphones to make each visit more enjoyable.
If you suffer from dental phobia, Drs. Kevin Trotter offers several sedation options to help you remain at ease while receiving the care you deserve. With nitrous oxide (or laughing gas), you will breathe in an odorless gas that will help to relieve anxiety. If you choose oral-conscious sedation, you will be put into a state of deep relaxation while remaining awake. We also offer intravenous (IV) sedation, and Dr. Trotter is certified in the technique.
When left untreated, periodontal (gum) disease can lead to a range of oral health concerns. Fortunately, we offer comprehensive treatments to address gum disease at each of its stages. We can perform a scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) to remove bacteria from above and below the gum line. We can also provide antibiotic treatment with ARESTIN®. In more advanced cases of gum disease, we can perform oral surgery.
We perform oral cancer screenings as a part of routine examinations to help protect the overall health of our patients. Dr. Trotter will thoroughly inspect your oral tissues, looking for growths, lesions, and other abnormalities. If we spot any cause for concern, we can order a biopsy to make an accurate diagnosis.
Straight teeth can not only enhance the beauty of your smile, they can also make it easier to maintain good oral health. We offer Invisalign® as a discreet solution for patients with minor misalignment. This treatment involves wearing a set of clear plastic aligners. More complex cases are typically better suited for traditional metal braces. After treatment, we can provide retainers to help you maintain the results.
We have an on-staff endodontist who can address tooth infections using gentle techniques. During a root canal procedure, the endodontist will remove infected tissue from within your tooth before filling it in with a rubber-like paste. In most cases, we will complete treatment by placing a dental crown. This procedure is designed to restore the health of a tooth and prevent the need for extraction.
By undergoing routine examinations and cleanings every six months, you create a foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Not only do these appointments allow us to remove plaque from hard-to-reach places, they also enable us to spot and address the early signs of concerns. We will be sure to explain your diagnoses and treatment options in great detail so that you can take a more active role in your care.
We offer several types of custom mouth guards that can provide a range of benefits. If you or your child participates in contact sports, we can provide a mouth guard to protect teeth and oral tissues. We also offer mouth guards for those who suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding. When compared to generic store-bought mouth guards, ours offer a much more precise fit, greater durability, and increased comfort.
Temporomandibular joints (TMJs) connect the lower jaw to the skull. TMJ disorder occurs when these joints become inflamed or damaged. We can perform a thorough diagnosis at our practice, and most patients can find relief from non-surgical splint therapy. With this approach, you will wear a custom oral appliance at night. The device will be designed to gently move your jaw into proper position and relieve tension on your TMJs.
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