Patients of Kurz Family Dentistry in Dacula, GA understand our practice provides a comprehensive range of general and family dentistry solutions. However, we also offer restorative and cosmetic treatments, as well. Clients are also able to turn to our team for specialized treatments, too.
If you frequently wake with very sore teeth, a stiff or aching jaw and even a headache and neck pain, it could be due to bruxism or teeth grinding occurring during the night. This, however, is not a minor issue as it can lead to such issues as cracked, broken and unevenly worn teeth. It can also be part of the reason you develop TMJ/TMD, and it can even cause permanent changes in your bite.
This is why we encourage our patients to consult with us about the use of night guards when they find they wake with dental or jaw, head or neck pain. Night guards hold your jaw in healthy alignment and prevent your teeth from coming together and creating great pressure and the damages that result.
There are many reasons our patients may require surgical extractions. A tooth may be damaged, with the crown fractured and left irreparable. You may have a tooth that is decayed or infected to the point that we cannot restore it. You may have wisdom teeth that are causing trouble but not yet emerged. Whether they are impacted or simply causing pressure, surgical extractions may be needed.
Although our team is dedicated to the most conservative treatments, there are times when a tooth must be professionally removed. This is when surgical extractions by a skilled dentist are the best options available, and we are here to help. We can also do surgical procedures prior to dental implant or as part of a treatment for TMJ, among many other reasons.
Did you know that most children can greatly benefit from an initial visit to our dental office around the time of their first birthday? In fact, the emergence of just their first tooth may be the right time to book their first dental exam. Why? Many people develop dental anxiety very early in life, and if you can show your children that there is nothing to fear, and only something to look forward to, with each visit, you are helping to set the stage for a lifetime of optimal oral health.
Not only is our entire staff kid-friendly and skilled in handling younger patients, but early visits let us ensure that your children’s teeth and gums are healthy, that their teeth are emerging in the best way possible, and that you know how to best care for their young teeth and gums.
Modern dental technologies can make your treatments safer, faster, painless and even more effective. Perhaps this is most obviously seen in laser dentistry. We are happy to provide all patients with access to some of the very latest technologies, and our laser dentistry options are able to allow us to eliminate some of the most uncomfortable procedures.
For example, with laser dentistry, we can eliminate the use of a drill and cut back on anesthesia to make treatments far more enjoyable. We can perform much more precise procedures too, dealing with gum tissue, root canals and bone removal or reshaping in our office. Even more exciting is that laser dentistry is also associated with faster healing times and fewer challenging symptoms.