Thanks to advancements in technology and modern dental care, patients can be more comfortable than ever before. At My Dentist, we offer affordable, comprehensive general dental care including orthodontics in some offices. We also offer a complete range of general dental services, sedation dentistry, dentures, treatment for periodontal (gum) disease and much more.
A dental bridge is an artificial tooth held in place by a crown on either side. Bridges are used to fill the gap left by a missing tooth. Dental bridges are permanent and can last ten years or more with proper care.Back to Top
A dental crown, also known as a cap, covers the outer surface of a tooth. Crowns may be used to restore the shape of a tooth, provide strength to a tooth that has been cracked or damaged or create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Crowns may be made from porcelain, ceramic, gold or a combination of materials.Back to Top
Full dentures may be ideal for patients who have lost most or all their upper or lower teeth, due to a serious disease or injury. A full set of dentures can restore both functionality and self-confidence, allowing patients to eat, speak and smile with ease. In cases where no original teeth remain, dental implants may be needed to hold the dentures in place
Partial dentures are available to patients who have lost some teeth, but still have a few teeth remaining. These remaining teeth can help to anchor the dentures in place, increasing the strength and stability of the denture. Partials not only serve an aesthetic purpose, but also allow patients to speak and chew with comfort, while providing support to surrounding teeth and minimizing periodontal problems by maintaining proper occlusion.
Dentures are created and adjusted over several appointments to obtain the best possible results. We will make sure your dentures fit comfortably and see that you are satisfied before our job is done.Back to Top
At My Dentist we understand that it is difficult for patients to lose all or even some of their teeth. Fortunately, there are options to replace missing teeth, including dental implants and dentures.
Dentures are a removable set of teeth, which allow patients to function normally while also providing support to surrounding tissues. There are two different types of dentures available, depending on a patient’s needs.Back to Top
At MyDentist, our first priority is your comfort and safety. For this reason, we offer pain management using various medications to ensure that you do not feel pain or discomfort during or after treatment. It is extremely important that you provide our dental staff with information about any allergies or negative reactions you have had to medications in the past, so we can provide you with the best possible care. Contact our office for more specific information about pain management.Back to Top
Periodontal or gum disease affects the gums and bones supporting the teeth. While the disease is rarely painful, it will continue to progress and, without treatment, may ultimately result in tooth loss. In the initial stages, known more commonly as gingivitis, the disease is reversible and easily treated. Symptoms of gingivitis include red, swollen or bleeding gums. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important that you schedule an appointment with My Dentist today.
As the disease advances, bacteria spreads between the teeth and gums, causing pockets to form. These pockets soon become infected and gradually deteriorate both the gums and supporting bone, loosening teeth in the process. This advanced stage of gum disease is more commonly known as periodontitis. Unfortunately, at this point, while the disease can still be treated, the damage caused is mostly irreversible.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms of periodontal disease, contact My Dentist. It is important that you schedule an appointment so that we can provide effective treatment and restore your oral health.Back to Top
Root canal therapy is performed to remove an infection that develops at the center of a tooth as a result of decay. The infected area, known as the pulp chamber, contains the tooth’s nerve tissue. When this area becomes infected, the bacteria and infected nerve tissue must be removed. The tooth is then filled with a sterile material and sealed to prevent a recurring infection.
If you have tender or swollen gums surrounding a tooth, or if a tooth is frequently causing you pain, you may be in need of root canal therapy. Contact My Dentist today to find out if you need treatment. We now offer Drill-Less Root Canal at select locationsBack to Top
Sealants are placed on teeth as protection from cavities and decay. Children and individuals with deep and narrow grooves in their teeth are the best candidates for dental sealants. Sealants can last from a few to several years. If you are concerned about tooth decay and are interested in sealants to protect your teeth, contact My Dentist today.Back to Top
Sedation dentistry provides a relaxing experience for some people receiving dental treatment. Patients who are anxious or fearful about dental treatment may be good candidates for sedation dentistry.
Sedation is a process used to establish a relaxed, calm state through the use of sedatives. Sedative drugs can be administered in a variety of ways. Sedation is both safe and effective when administered by a trained professional.
A common desire for sedation is based on dental fears and phobias that many people have toward getting dental treatment, whether for minor problems or more extensive treatments such as extractions, root canals, full mouth reconstruction, oral surgery, or other dental problems. It is estimated that 9 to 30 percent of adults in the United States avoid having dental work done because of their fear of the dentist.
My Dentist offers Sedation Dental treatment with a range of options for your comfort including: Nitrous Oxide, Oral (Pill) Sedation, Intravenous Sedation (IV Sedation), and General Anesthesia.
General anesthesia is a form of sedation dentistry that puts patients into a deep sleep so that they are unable to feel any pain or communicate during the procedure. General anesthesia is not recommended for basic dental procedures. My Dentist offers general anesthesia in some Oklahoma City offices.
Through conscious sedation, patients are provided pain relievers or sedatives so that they will be relaxed and feel virtually no pain during their dental procedure. While patients under conscious sedation will likely not remember the procedure when it is over, they will be able to speak and communicate with the dentist if they experience any discomfort during treatment.
Oral sedation dentistry is now the most common technique used in the United States and Canada to calm patient fears. The technique is easy and requires no needles.
Another common form of sedation is Nitrous Oxide or “laughing gas”. Nitrous oxide works very rapidly, reaching the brain within 20 seconds, and relaxation and pain-killing properties develop after 2 or 3 minutes.
Intravenous (IV) sedation dentists have received specialized advanced training and must be certified by their state Board of Dental Examiners as a specialist IV sedation dentist or oral surgeon. IV sedation, also known as "deep conscious sedation," is not as commonly available as other conscious sedation techniques such as oral conscious sedation, but it is a safe and effective treatment for patients with moderate to severe anxiety. The medication is administered directly into a patient's bloodstream, and thus the major advantages of IV sedation are that:
Before, during and after the treatment, the IV sedation dentist will monitor the patient's heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure. Patients who receive IV sedation are generally not allowed to leave the dental office alone.
General anesthesia is a form of sedation dentistry that puts patients into a deep sleep so that they are unable to feel any pain or communicate during the procedure. My Dentist offers general anesthesia in some Oklahoma City offices.Back to Top
The temporomandibular joint, often referred to as TMJ, is located between the ear and the cheekbone. When this joint becomes strained, the result is often facial pain and discomfort. Fortunately, once TMJ symptoms have been diagnosed, we can easily provide TMJ treatment.
Most patients with TMJ symptoms do not realize they suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). This is often because the symptoms of TMJ disorder could easily be caused by a variety of factors, making it tricky to diagnose. Patients with TMJ disorder typically experience frequent headaches for instance; however, such symptoms may simply be dismissed, without ever determining a cause.
TMJ disorders typically result from a misaligned bite; a head, neck, or jaw injury; or excessive pressure on the jaw muscles or joints. Symptoms of TMJ disorder may include:
Once a patient has been diagnosed with TMJ disorder, it is time to devise a treatment plan. Many patients suffering from the disorder at our Kansas City, Oklahoma City and Tulsa offices need TMJ treatment that is fairly non-invasive. Such treatment is often carried out using a step-by-step approach. Treatment typically involves muscle-relaxing techniques, or the wearing of a bite plate to help reduce clenching and grinding.Back to Top
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My Dentist Complete Care Dentistry is a provider of General Dentistry. Notice: The following dentists in this practice: Emily Handley DDS, Emily Monsma DDS, Kenny He DMD, Sarah Brent DDS, Brad Higgerson DMD, Colin Smith DDS, Jamie Place DDS, Anthony Callison DDS, Creighton Gallagher DDS and Chet Welker DDS are General Dentists and not licensed as specialists in the advertised dental specialties of Endodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatrics, Periodontics or Prosthodontics. Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, and TMJ treatment are specialty areas not recognized by the American Dental Association that require no special educational training to advertise these services
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