At Minnesota Sedation Dental, we do things a little differently here. If you are looking for the sedation option in dentistry, you’ve come to the right place. We only see patients who want sedation because we take our time to ensure your needs are met, your concerns are listened to, and we make sure we have plenty of time to devote to your needs. If you’re hesitant to visit the dentist, or you are just looking for a way to have a stress-free dental visit, we’re here to help.
An extraction is a removal of a tooth from the socket of the bone. Sometimes a tooth needs to be extracted due to the following reasons:
- Wisdom teeth that are becoming painful or causing problems with your other teeth
- Preparation for orthodontic treatment
- A tooth that has fractured into the root or is infected
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Severe decay
The choice to extract a tooth is usually last resort treatment. However, if it is necessary, Dr. Curtis uses great care and has many years of experience to remove any teeth if necessary. When a tooth is extracted you may need a replacement option. Dental implants and Dentures are two options to restore your ability to eat and to restore your smile.
We offer dental implants if you’re looking for a permanent solution for missing teeth. And if you’re sick of loose dentures, dental implants can offer the potential for a stronger and more durable tooth replacement option. We’ll make sure you understand the procedure and all of your options in restorative dentistry. At Minnesota Sedation Dental, get the smile you’ve been dreaming of without the anxiety.
A denture is a removable dental appliance used for replacing missing teeth. They can be complete for people who are missing all of their teeth, or they can be partial for people who are missing just some of their teeth.
Dentures have the following benefits:
- Replace complete loss of all teeth in an arch.
- Replace partial loss of teeth in an arch.
- Enhance smile and facial tissues.
- Improve chewing, speech and digestion.
Utilizing CAD/CAM technology, Cerec restorations are crowns that Dr. Curtis designs and makes in our office. You no longer have to deal with a temporary crown that can be irritating to the gums or has the potential to come off while you are eating. Cerec crowns can provide you with beautifully natural tooth-colored restorations in one visit to the dentist! You will not need any traditional impressions or temporaries whatsoever!
Lumineers and veneers are thin crowns that are cemented over your existing teeth to give you the beautifully radiant smile you’ve always wanted. Some of the benefits of veneer treatment:
- Straightening minor misalignment of front teeth
- Covering unwanted stain that can not be removed with cleaning the teeth
- Peg (or genetically small) front teeth
- Desire to create a “Hollywood” smile
In most cases, there is minimal drilling of sensitive tooth structure, and most importantly — no pain! Contact Minnesota Sedation Dental, and we would be glad to schedule an appointment with you to make sure you understand all of your options.
Oral appliances for treating sleep apnea
If you have been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea by a medical doctor, then you may be a candidate for oral appliance treatment. Many people who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea have tried Cpap treatment and couldn’t tolerate it. Unfortunately, many don’t know that there is another way. We will work with your physician and sleep doctor to help determine if oral appliance therapy is right for you.
A dental appliance used to treat sleep apnea gently holds your lower jaw forward which in turn holds your tongue and the other tissues of your mouth forward. Wearing it as you sleep helps to keep your airway open. There are multiple kinds of dental devices that Dr. Curtis will discuss and he can recommend the right appliance for you. There may be people who have severe sleep apnea and may benefit from use of the CPAP in conjunction with an oral appliance.