TMJ & Sleep Apnea Relief in Greenfield, IN
At Dr. Georgia Knotek DDS in Greenfield, IN, we take time to get to know each individual patient, so we can customize treatment to your unique needs. Whether we are giving you a smile makeover (link to Smile Makeover page) with one of our cosmetic treatments or are providing you with a routine cleaning or extraction (link to General Dentistry page) to ensure your oral health, we care about your teeth. We believe there is nothing more beautiful than a healthy smile! In addition, we offer other treatments for conditions such as sleep apnea, periodontitis and TMJ to not only protect your teeth, but your entire mouth and jaw.
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joints, which connect your jaw to your skull and are located on both sides of your head. Sometimes, people complain that they feel a pain, popping or clicking in this area, which is caused by joint damage or misalignment. At Dr. Georgia Knotek DDS, we can relieve TMJ pain by providing you with a mouth guard or appliance that corrects the misalignment.
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which, while sleeping, you occasionally stop breathing for short periods of time, which can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Usually, this is accompanied by loud snoring. Sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, headaches, and memory problems, and it prevents you (and your family) from getting restorative sleep. To relieve sleep apnea, we can provide you with an oral appliance called The Moses, which pushes the lower jaw and tongue forwards to open up the airways.
Periodontitis is a painful gum disease that causes inflammation and potential loss of teeth and jaw bone. During your routine checkups, we will check for signs of periodontitis so we can catch and treat it early, and we will teach you healthy habits for at-home dental care to prevent gum disease.
We have recently received a state-of-the-art microlaser that can treat current oral lesions and prevent new ones from forming. These lesions include periodontal pockets, herpetic lesions and aphthous ulcers (canker sores). This laser is extremely precise, allowing the doctor to target the infected tissue while avoiding healthy tissue. Because laser therapy is a gentle procedure, often patients require little or even no anesthetic.
Implants & prosthesis to replace missing teeth. Improves chewing, prevents the rest of teeth from shifting and prevents jaw damage.
Routine cleanings to check for signs of decay, oral cancer, gum disease and more.
Teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry to give you a bright smile you can feel confident in.
Root canals to remove infected, decayed pulp in the teeth.
Pediatric dentistry. We treat all members of the family, regardless of age. We make sure that going to the dentist is a pleasant, fun experience for your children and that they learn proper at-home oral habits at an early age, to set them up for lifelong dental health.