Rochester Hills Specialty Dentistry
Dental implants are tooth replacements that rely on a metal post to support a custom-crafted artificial tooth or crown. The crown can be shaped and tinted, so it matches the neighboring teeth for a completely natural-looking result. With dental implants from Oakridge Dental Center, your smile will look as normal and natural as it did prior to the tooth loss. Dental implants function like normal teeth for eating, speaking, smiling, etc.
All dental implants placed by Dr. Obeid are custom-made with your smile in mind and installed using state-of-the-art 3-D mapping technology designed to ensure a fit that’s 100% accurate. Once your new tooth (or teeth) are crafted and placed, we promise you’ll leave our office feeling confident about smiling again!
Periodontal Disease Treatment
All of us know that our teeth are important and the moment we feel any dental pain, we head straight to a trustworthy dentist. But more often than not, due to our busy lives, we neglect caring for our teeth and rarely visit the dentist regularly. It also doesn’t help that gum disease progresses with zero pain, with its earliest symptoms coming in the form of bad breath and bleeding gums! Once that discomfort starts, gum disease is impossible to reverse without professional dental intervention. Periodontal disease is one of the most common reasons for tooth loss, however, it can also contribute to many other health issues, due to its ability to spread inflammation throughout the body. With regular dental hygiene visits, Oakridge Dental Center can help prevent periodontal disease.
Dr. Obeid and his team have seen many periodontal cases, and we assure you it is more common than most people think! There is nothing to be ashamed of, and as your dental home, Oakridge Dental Center is equipped with all the knowledge and technology required to get your smile back to peak health and beauty.
Root Planing and Scaling
The scaling and root planing procedure is for patients who have spaces between their gums and teeth that are too deep for a regular dental cleaning to reach. According to the American Dental Association, plaque gets trapped in these spaces and cannot be removed with regular brushing; if left untreated, it could lead to bone and tooth loss. This condition requires some dental patients to undergo a scaling and root planing procedure to remove any built-up plaque below the gumline. This deep-cleaning procedure also helps remove any bacteria in the mouth, which is important to one’s overall oral and general health.
Dr. Obeid and his team use specialized cleaning techniques to remove the bacteria preventing your gums from healing properly. As your dental home, we are proud to offer this service, as it tends to bring relief to the patient almost immediately!
Mouthguards help prevent trauma to your teeth during high-risk activities. Both professional and amateur athletes should wear mouthguards while participating in contact sports!
Dr. Obeid and his team make every custom mouthguard with the patient in mind, taking the sport or activity they need the appliance for heavily into consideration. We don’t take this process lightly, as a well-crafted mouthguard means a well-protected smile for the people we serve daily! Dr. Obeid can’t be there with you in the gym, on the court, or out on the field. However, he can help ensure your smile stays intact between visits with a lovingly crafted mouthguard from your dental home!
Laser dentistry was first developed in the early 1990’s and has grown steadily in popularity since then. Laser dentistry provides new technology for performing routine dental procedures in a way that many patients find more comfortable and more effective than older techniques.
Laser dentistry might sound scary, but it is anything but! A dental laser in the hands of Dr. Obeid has a more precise cut, minimal discomfort, less bleeding and a low chance of infection in the treated area. As a proud dental home to many, we only offer our patients the safest and most effective technologies, and we are proud to say that dental lasers make the cut (pardon the pun)!
Root canals are often recommended when decay has reached the nerve of your tooth. During a root canal, your Rochester Hills dentist has the ability to remove the nerve of the tooth. Dr. Obeid and his team will also extract any decay existing in the enamel and pulp layers of the tooth’s structure.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed when you hear you need root canal treatment. However, this is not the same procedure it was decades ago! With advances in dental technology and technique, getting and recovering from a root canal is easier than ever! Dr. Obeid and his team spend extensive time learning and studying all the latest approaches to root canals. Why? Because as a dental home, it is our duty to stay up to date on all the latest advances in the dental field.
General dentists often provide restorative dentistry. Restorative dentistry is recommended when a patient needs treatment for decay or has a chipped or damaged tooth. Fillings, white fillings, crowns, bridges and root canals all fall under the category of restorative dentistry. Anything that restores your smile or teeth is considered “restorative.”
At Oakridge Dental Center, we offer some more in-depth explanations of the different restorative treatments we offer on this page, so feel free to take a look or book an appointment with Dr. Obeid for more information!
Oral Cancer Screening
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 48,000 new cases of oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and throat) are diagnosed each year and almost 10,000 deaths occur annually because of the disease. Survival rates are significantly higher for those whose disease is restricted solely to the mouth, making oral cancer screenings crucial in identifying cancer in its earliest stages before it can spread to the lungs, the stomach or elsewhere.
At every visit, our team of highly trained dental hygienists, along with Dr. Obeid, will examine your mouth, gums, soft connective tissue and tongue, for early signs of oral cancer. As your dental home, we also offer a variety of more in-depth screenings, if Dr. Obeid feels they are necessary.
Oakridge Dental Center may be able to treat your mild to moderate sleep apnea with oral appliances if initial steps like trying to sleep in a different position are not successful. It is essential to have your dental sleep device fitted by a qualified professional, as incorrectly sized devices may lead to little or no improvement. These devices can also potentially cause temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain if not fitted properly.
As your dental home, Oakridge Dental Center cares about your overall physical and oral health. A good night’s sleep is vital if you want superior quality of life, and Dr. Obeid and his team can help! Of course, we also recommend that any sleep treatments you get from us, should be communicated to your primary care physician as well!
Occlusal (Bite) Adjustment
We can often get up in the morning with a sore jaw. If this is the case, it is common for the bone structures in the mouth to feel lopsided when trying to eat. These are indicators that you need to correct the alignment of your bite or occlusion. Various reasons contribute to the misalignment of the bite, including crowded, loose, missing or shifting teeth.
Dr. Obeid and his team offer several approaches to fixing this common dental problem. All you have to do is make a call to your dental home; one quick exam can get you on the path to a more relaxed jaw.
Gum Grafts and Surgeries
Gum recession can occur for several reasons, including pre-existing gum disease, over-aggressive brushing, because of the anatomy of the mouth, making it more likely to occur for some individuals. Gum recession needs to be evaluated to determine the best course of action. One call to your dental home, Oakridge Dental Center, will get you on the correct treatment path to a healthier smile!
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, also known as TMJ, occurs when the joint connecting your jaw to your skull is misaligned. Sounds painful, right? Well, it is. However, the good news is that Oakridge Dental Center can help treat your TMJ! We now offer injectable treatments for cosmetic, facial pain, migraines and TMJ pain.