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General Dentistry | Rustam K. DeVitre, DMD and Associates

Specialty Dentistry

Endodontics

Orthodontics 

Oral Surgery

TMJ Services

Periodontics 

Specialty Dentistry

Specialty dentistry includes Orthodontists, Oral Surgeons, Endodontists, Periodontists, and Pediatric Dentists. You’ll have all the resources and support necessary to provide specialty care from the specialty equipment to a talented staff that assists with treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is TMJ and how can a dentist help?

TMJ is Temporomandibular joints which is the joints on either side of your head that connect your jaw to your skull. Allowing you to open and close your mouth, chew, and speak. 

While many probably think of a dentist as just teeth doctors, we can’t treat you properly without looking at your mouth as part of a system. That system definitely includes your temporomandibular joint. A dentist can help in diagnosing your TMJ disorder.

What is the difference between store bought mouth guards vs. in office splints?

When you fabricate a mouthguard from your dental office you have the reassurance it has been fitted correctly to your mouth. It is also usually a thinner plastic so it is near invisible when wearing.  There is no guessing game of if it is placed correctly or not.

Can I wear my mouth guard during the day?

Yes, it is actually recommended to wear a mouth guard during the day if you grind your teeth. 

How does Clear Correct work? (Aligner therapy)
Instead of traditional metal brackets and wires braces, ClearCorrect uses a series of clear, removable plastic aligners to straighten the teeth. These aligners fit directly onto the teeth and are virtually invisible when worn, and they’re easy to remove for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene.
What is Periodontal disease and how can it be managed?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease is an infection of the gums caused by bacteria in the mouth. The milder form, which only affects the gums, is called gingivitis.

Often the first way to manage periodontal disease is by a deep clean. This involves scraping below the gum line to remove plaque deposits and the bacteria that is damaging your gums. A medicated mouth rinse may also be recommended such as Chlorhexidine or prescription fluoride toothpaste to use at home. Gum surgery may be an option for some. The level of treatment will depend on the seriousness of the gum disease and how a patient responds to previous treatments.

How long do Root Canals last?
Most successful root canals vary in their longevity. The most important thing to do to make a root canal last as long as possible is get the permanent restoration on the tooth immediately following the root canal and maintain that restoration with impeccable home hygiene. Along with wearing a mouthguard.