General Dental Procedures
There is a strong link between good oral health and your overall health and well-being. The condition of your teeth and gums affects virtually every part of your body, including circulatory, digestive, reproductive and respiratory systems. Maintaining good oral health helps reduce your risk of serious health problems.
You can trust Sabourin & Hayden for all facets of dental treatment, including:
Because we are committed to preventive dental care, we strongly recommend a thorough evaluation and cleaning at least every six months. Most dental problems start small, but rapidly grow. Regular dental exams and cleanings are the best way to eliminate the growth phase of dental problems and minimize the time and money you spend in the dental chair.
As part of each exam, we perform a comprehensive oral cancer screening. This includes checking for signs of oral cancer on the tongue, lips, gums, floor of the mouth, and soft palate and feeling for lumps and signs of abnormal tissue changes on the neck and inside of the mouth.
Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) Treatment
Temporomandibular disorders occur as a result of problems with the jaw joint (or TMJ), and surrounding facial muscles. TMD can also develop from grinding and clenching teeth. The first symptom most people notice is pain in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement.
For most sufferers, the pain is mild or only occurs periodically. If you are experiencing minor, occasional jaw pain, mention it during your appointment. If TMD is the problem, we can show you simple remedies, such as eating soft foods and avoiding extreme jaw movements. We may recommend Physical Therapy or occlusal guards, which are worn over the teeth to protect against damage.
Pediatric Dental Services
Our office generally begins seeing patients at the age of 3 years old. At that time, a complete assessment of your child’s oral health is provided, including evaluation for decay, nutritional dietary concerns related to sugar consumption and oral home care needs.
If you feel your child needs to be seen before the age of 3 years old, please contact our office for an appointment where we can determine your child’s needs. Some children may require a referral to a pediatric dentist.