What is Comprehensive Dentistry?
Comprehensive dentistry doesn’t focus on one issue, instead it means that we treat the person as a whole. Your mouth and your teeth are a vital part of your overall health, and dental issues can result in serious issues elsewhere in the body. Patients with headaches or migraines, neck pain, shoulder pain, and jaw issues, all benefit from comprehensive dentistry. We also provide dentures that don’t just replace your teeth, they fit your mouth naturally, provide facial support, and even lessen winkles and sagging. Whether it’s pain and TMJ issues, facelift dentures and cosmetic dentistry, or Neuro-Muscular analysis and correction, we focus on the whole patient to make sure you’re healthy and smiling.
Why We Do, What We Do
We do what we do because we love it, and we love our patients. Our approach to dentistry works, and the results our patients see speak for themselves. We don’t do tooth-by-tooth dentistry, because that myopic approach limits the focus to specific small issues and ignores that larger picture of the patient’s overall health. That’s why we spend lots of time with each of our patients, getting to know them, their history, their issues and their concerns. We believe that when we truly know the whole picture we can provide the highest quality care, and the best results. Even when patients think that there is nothing that can be done to help them, we have ways of addressing their issues, and getting our them healthy.
Neuromuscular Dentistry and TMJ
Your dental procedures affect more than just the integrity and appearance of your teeth. The size, shape, placement, and function of your teeth are supported by a complex and finely tuned neuromuscular infrastructure that affects the way you feel and function in every aspect of your life.
The most important feature of your neuromuscular system, as far as dentistry is concerned, are your temporomandibular joints. The temporomandibular joints are the joints that connect your skull and lower jaw on each side. These joints are small, but they provide an astonishingly wide range of functions—moving your jaw not only up and down, but front to back and side to side as well.
Through our practice of neuromuscular dentistry, we will make sure your temporomandibular joint is correctly aligned before, during, and after all dental work.
Neuromuscular Dentistry and LVI
Neuromuscular dentistry is a rapidly evolving and expanding field, so it is important to find a dentist with experience and training in the latest research and procedures available in neuromuscular dentistry practice.
The world-renowned postgraduate school and research facility for neuromuscular dentistry is the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). Dr. George has attended LVI for training in a variety of topics including diagnosis and treatment of TMD, and other issues relating to the practice of neuromuscular dentistry. She has effectively integrated these advanced practices into every aspect of her dental practice, not only in her direct TMD diagnosis and treatments, but also in every aspect of her practice, from cosmetic procedures to dental reconstruction. She remains dedicated to ensuring that her patients maintain healthy, functional smiles, in every way possible.