GENERAL DENTISTRY

The mouth plays an integral role in your overall health, and dentists help patients work toward and keep a healthy smile. Whether it is a Teddy Bear check-up for young children, responding to a dental emergency, or discovering the best, most appropriate treatment plan for your dental health future, Dr. Goyer and Dr. Coe enjoy working with each patient to achieve and maintain a healthy mouth.

HYGIENE

Developing good oral hygiene habits is an important factor to managing your overall health. The mouth is a portal to the rest of the body, and the bacteria found in your mouth can spread to other parts of your body affecting your heart, blood sugar, and unborn child to name a few. Gum disease is 100% preventable—home care, along with regular dental cleanings and check-ups, is a healthy start down the road of prevention.

SLEEP APNEA

If your doctor or sleep specialist has diagnosed you with sleep apnea and, for any number of reasons, you are having a hard time wearing your continuous positive airway machine (CPAP), an oral dental device might be an effective alternative for you. Dr. Goyer can evaluate your mouth and airway to determine if an oral device would work for you. Dr. Goyer will then contact your sleep physician to ascertain whether or not your doctor will approve the use of a dental device.

If your sleep doctor recommends a dental device, Dr. Goyer will fabricate the appliance and continue to work closely with your doctor. If you just cannot wear your CPAP, don’t give up, an oral appliance might be the perfect solution for you. If you think you may have sleep apnea, get diagnosed and get treated. It could literally save your life. To learn more, visit the Dental Sleep Therapy of Walla Walla website.

OROFACIAL/ CRANIOFACIAL PAIN

Orofacial pain encompasses many different disorders, ranging from temporomandibular joint disorders to sleep disorders to headaches. There are many causes for these disorders, which is why proper evaluation, treatment, and preventative measures should be taken to manage the diagnosed disorder.

DENTURES

Dentures that fit not only add to your enjoyment of life but are essential to maintaining your health. Properly fitting dentures also help support facial muscles and allow for more natural speaking. For even more secure dentures, dental implants placed in the jaw and attached to the denture help prevent bone loss and improve your ability to chew more naturally. You can get what you want—great fitting dentures that feel good, look good, and allow you to chew and speak with confidence.

IMPLANTS

Implants are used to replace missing teeth. An implant is placed in the bone. The bone then grows around the implant. After the implant is stable, the implant is ready to restore. If you’re missing one tooth, a crown is placed on the implant. If you are missing several teeth, a bridge or partial denture can be placed on the implant. If you have loose dentures, implants can be used to hold the denture in place.

SEDATION & SURGERY

If you are medically a candidate, oral sedation may be incorporated into your treatment plan. An estimated one-third of the American population avoids dentistry. Some of the reasons may include the following: cannot get numb, intense gag reflex, bad dental experience as a child, physical or sexual abuse victim, shame, or loss of trust in dental professionals. Even if you do not experience dental anxiety, sedation may be an option, depending on if you are medically a candidate.

ORTHODONTICS

For mild crowding or excessive space issues, clear braces may be an option for you. Teeth in proper alignment are less prone to break and easier to keep clean, thus less problems with decay and gum disease. We offer free treatment consultations to patients of record and are happy to answer any questions you may have at your next appointment.

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Dental Sleep Therapy of Walla Walla
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