General Dentistry in Grand Rapids, Kentwood, East Grand Rapids, MI
A child’s first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable and positive. The more you and your child know about the first visit, the better you will feel. Children are not born with a fear of the dentist, but they can fear the unknown.
Sedation dentistry provides safe, comfortable dental treatment for patients with special needs. Sometimes called relaxation dentistry, sedation dentistry is a method of managing pain and anxiety during professional dental care through the use of medication.
In the past individuals would often associate a dental appointment with having a drill used on their teeth. For those who are made uncomfortable by this once common dentistry tool, there is some hope.
Sleep Apnea and Snore Guards
Sleep apnea is characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. The Greek word “apnea” literally means “without breath”. The most common type of sleep apnea is called obstructive sleep apnea.
TMJ stands for temporal-mandibular joint. Temporal, as in temple area of skull; mandibular as in mandible, or lower jaw; joint as in it’s where the head and jaw meet. Problems in this joint may be caused by a misalignment of the teeth, trauma, or excess muscle tension.
Periodontal therapy helps reduce the risk of tooth loss by providing minimally invasive and affordable treatment for inflammation. The primary goal is to reduce infection, preserving the gum tissue and underlying bone holding the teeth in place.
Dr. Zwier has extensive experience in oral surgical removal of teeth, including thousands of wisdom teeth extractions, comfortably removed for you with local anesthesia and oral sedation.