TMJ is an incredibly frustrating condition. Many TMJ symptoms can seem so unrelated to the jaw, that people often fail to have it diagnosed, resulting in chronic pain and an increasing reliance on prescription medications. Knowing the symptoms of TMJ is one of the best ways to determine if you should seek a neuromuscular dentistry evaluation.
Some symptoms of TMJ occur in and around the jaw. These include:
- Clicking or popping in the jaw joint
- Pain, tenderness, or swelling around the jaw
- Limited jaw mobility or complete lockjaw
Other symptoms of TMJ occur in the mouth. These include:
- Uneven tooth wear
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Loose teeth or tooth loss
- Chipped teeth
- Receding gums
Some symptoms of TMJ may seem completely unrelated to your jaw. These include:
- Difficulties swallowing
- Ear congestion, pain, or ringing without infection
- Sinus problems
- Chronic headaches
- Neck and back aches
- Tingling or numbness in the hands
- Poor posture
- Digestive issues
The bad news is: some of these symptoms make TMJ difficult to diagnose. The good news is: the experienced neuromuscular dentist at our Kinnelon, New Jersey office knows exactly how to detect and diagnose TMJ, and can provide you not only with a diagnosis, but with an effective treatment that eliminates symptoms and helps restore optimal function to your jaw.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms of TMJ in the areas of Butler, Wayne, Kinnelon, or West Milford, New Jersey, please contact Integrated Dental Aesthetics to schedule neuromuscular evaluation today.
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1. Does the dentist utilize an in-office Cone Beam CT Scan machine for ALL implant cases?
At Integrated Dental Aesthetics every implant case is planned and performed with a Cone Beam CT for safety and precision. According to the new position statement of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, cross sectional imaging – notably Cone Beam CT – is the preferred method for presurgical assesment of dental implant sites.
2. Does the office have a dedicated surgical suite for placing dental implants?
Integrated Dental has a 700 square foot dedicated suite designed for your comfort and privacy. This suite is fully equipped with the latest instrumentation for accurate and efficient implant surgery. Dr. Jessica Logan performs each implant procedure in a totally sterile setting, assisted by highly trained and experienced staff.
3. Does the dentist have advanced implant training?
Dr. Jessica Logan is a Fellow and Graduate of the Misch International Implant Institute and a Fellow of the International College of Oral Implantologists. Both of our doctors have advanced surgical and restorative experience.
4. Does the dentist place AND restore dental implants?
Our team takes full responsibility for the implant process. The surgical placement and restoration of your implant case is done entirely at our facility. No traveling between different offices, so the process is seamless.
5. Does the dentist show before and after images of his own treatment so you can see what he’s done for other patients?
Stock images on websites do not reflect the aesthetic expertise of the dentist actually performing the procedure. All cases shown on our website are our actual cases, not stock images.
6. Is the dentist certified to offer conscious sedation, sleep dentistry?
Dr. Jessica Logan is certified to offer enteral oral conscious sedation to afford a stress free appointment.
7. Does your dentist offer the Prettau Zirconia Implant Bridge?
This is the future of tooth replacement. Drs. Robert and Jessica Logan have undergone extensive training specific to the Prettau Zirconia Implant Bridge. They have studied with Dr. Michael Tischler, the leading Prettau dentist in the United States, to safely and predictably offer this care to their patients.
Our team works directly with Tischler Dental Lab, the leading Prettau Zirconia lab in the country. Having this unique relationship with a top quality lab is critical to the final results of your Prettau Bridge.
This unique combination of advanced technology, experience and advanced training specific to dental implant surgery, award winning aesthetics, full mouth reconstruction and sedation allows a comprehensive and integrated approach to your care. With the Prettau Bridge, you can have the strongest, most naturally beautiful smile possible to replace failing and missing teeth or dentures.
To determine the best New Jersey sleep apnea treatment for you, one of our dentists will first need to establish what type of sleep apnea you have. If you are suffering from any of the symptoms of sleep apnea, we can perform a screening examination to see if you are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea and, if you are, refer you to a sleep doctor for a comprehensive sleep test. If you are diagnosed with severe sleep apnea, you may need a medical device such as a CPAP machine that produces a continuous flow of air while you are sleeping by way of a mask or tubes.
Dental Treatments for Sleep Apnea
If you are diagnosed with mild or moderate sleep apnea, one of our dentists can fit you with a mandibular advancement device. These customized mouthguards work to hold your jaw in place, reposition your tongue, and relax your facial muscles, reducing airway obstruction and comfortably restoring a restful night’s sleep.
Some snoring mouthguards are available over the counter, but the benefits of these are inferior to those offered by our dentists. Using neuromuscular dentistry principles and customizing a mouthguard that conforms precisely to your mouth, we can help ensure optimal airflow and an end to your sleep apnea symptoms.
To learn more about sleep apnea treatment options in the areas of Butler, Wayne, Kinnelon, or West Milford, New Jersey, please contact Integrated Dental Aesthetics to schedule an initial consultation today.
There are three types of sleep apnea: Central, obstructive, and complex, a combination of the two. Central sleep apnea is caused by your brain’s failure to send signals to your breathing muscles. This is a serious condition that requires medical intervention such as CPAP machines. Obstructive sleep apnea, on the other hand, has numerous causes and can often be effectively treated through dental devices.
Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of your throat over relax, blocking airflow, and resulting in periods of breath cessation when lying down. Risk factors for this condition include:
- Smoking and alcohol use
- Prescription sleeping pills, tranquilizers, muscle relaxers, and sedatives
- Being male
- Being over the age of 60
- A family history of the disorder
- Genetic factors such as neck circumference
If you are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, one of our experienced New Jersey sleep apnea dentists can assess your condition and help you determine if a simple dental device could restore a restful night’s sleep.
If you live in or around Butler, Wayne, Kinnelon, or West Milford, New Jersey and are suffering from sleep apnea, please contact Integrated Dental Aesthetics to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced dentists today.
New Jersey dentist Dr. Robert Logan offers a wide range of dental services, many of which cross over into other branches, but all of which stand equally well on their own. Your comprehensive dentistry service at our Kinnelon, New Jersey office will be dependent on your unique needs, but may include services that fall under numerous categories.
General dentistry is concerned with the prevention, detection, and treatment of common dental problems. General dentistry services may include:
Cosmetic dentistry is concerned with the beautification and optimal functioning of your smile. While restorative dentistry services such as fillings and dental crowns play a role in cosmetic dentistry, so too do options such as:
- Porcelain veneers
- Teeth whitening
- Gum recontouring
Neuromuscular dentistry is concerned with the alignment and function of your jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles. The focus of neuromuscular dentistry is the detection and treatment of TMJ, which may include:
- Oral splints
- Customized mouthguards
- Dental restorations
Dr. Robert Logan is pleased to offer all of these types of dentistry, allowing him to provide our patients with one convenient location for all of their dental needs.
If you are looking for a dentist in the areas of Butler, Wayne, Kinnelon, or West Milford, New Jersey, please contact Integrated Dental Aesthetics to schedule an appointment today.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is the name given to any disorder that impacts the proper alignment and function of your jaw joint. However, because TMJ symptoms can be as diverse as jaw pain and postural problems, TMJ often remains undiagnosed. Chances are, if you suffer from one of the more painful symptoms of TMJ, you have seen a doctor only to be provided medications that fail to prevent future occurrences. That’s because the only way to treat TMJ is through addressing the root issue and restoring proper alignment to your jaw.
Dental Treatments for TMJ
TMJ is often best treated with a noninvasive dental device such as an oral splint or a mouthguard. Both of these options can work to relax muscles and realign the jaw while you sleep. They can also help avoid teeth grinding, a common cause of TMJ.
In some instances, jaw alignment is related to your overall bite, making restorations or orthodontic options like Invisalign® better suited to treating your condition. The option best for you will be determined during your neuromuscular evaluation with Dr. Robert Logan.
As a neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Logan knows exactly what to look for to determine if TMJ is responsible for your discomfort. Using state-of-the-art technology and customized solutions, Dr. Logan can provide you with the most effective TMJ treatment available.
For more information on TMJ treatment options in the Butler, Wayne, Kinnelon, or West Milford areas of New Jersey, please contact Integrated Dental Aesthetics to schedule an appointment today.
The best way to prevent oral health issues is through proper dental hygiene and teeth cleaning. This requires both an at-home routine and biannual visits to our Kinnelon, New Jersey office for thorough cleanings and examinations. During these visits, one of our dentists will assess your oral health using state-of-the-art technology to make sure there are no looming issues that will interfere with the future health and beauty of your smile.
Your at-home preventative dentistry routine needn’t be troublesome. In fact, it should take only a few minutes every day. The best way to prevent dental problems at home is through an oral hygiene routine that includes:
Brushing – with a soft bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste, brush your teeth after every meal and snack
Flossing – floss in between every tooth, down to the gum line, at least once, but preferable twice a day
Avoiding cavities – by limiting your intake of simple carbohydrates and surgery snacks and beverages, you can help prevent tooth decay
Taking these simple steps will not only keep your teeth and gums their healthiest, they can help you avoid dental procedures such as tooth fillings, root canals, and even extractions.
During your regularly scheduled visits to our office, we can discuss the most effective ways to prevent dental problems and help keep your smile healthy and beautiful well into the future.
If you live in or around Butler, Wayne, Kinnelon, or West Milford, New Jersey and would like more information on preventative dentistry, please contact Integrated Dental Aesthetics to schedule an appointment today.
The goal of general dentistry is the prevention, detection, and treatment of common oral health issues. Including things such as dental hygiene and teeth cleaning, general dentistry is essential beginning at a young age to help ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy throughout your life.
General Dentistry Services
The most common general dentistry service is cleanings and examinations. Every six months, you should visit our Kinnelon, New Jersey office for professional cleanings and a hands on evaluation from one of our experienced general dentists. These visits give us an opportunity to remove built up plaque and tarter, while also enabling us to detect small dental problems before they become serious issues. Because there is a direct link between oral and systemic health, these visits should be seen as an essential part of your preventative healthcare routine.
Other general dentistry services include:
- Dental fillings
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
- Root canals
- Gum disease treatment
When problems are detected during your biannual examinations, we can provide prompt and effective treatments that help prevent future problems and ensure a clean, healthy, beautiful smile for years to come.
If you are looking for a general dentist in the areas of Butler, Wayne, Kinnelon, or West Milford, New Jersey, please contact Integrated Dental Aesthetics to schedule an appointment today.
If you are uncomfortable or anxious about dental visits, sedation dentistry may be just what you have been looking for. With this option,New Jersey sedation dentist Dr. Jessica Logan can help ensure you feel completely relaxed and comfortable prior to even the most involved dental procedures. However, your procedure doesn’t have to be terribly involved for you to undergo sedation. The safe and effective options offered by Dr. Logan are suitable even for general cleanings and examinations, allowing everyone access to the complete dental care they deserve.
Why Consider Sedation
People who may benefit from sedation dentistry include those who:
- Suffer from dental phobia
- Dislike the sights, smells, or sounds of dental offices
- Have had bad dental experiences in the past
- Require a longer, more extensive treatment
- Have an overactive gag reflex
- Fear needles or medical instruments
We offer three types of dental sedation at Integrated Dental Aesthetics:
- Nitrous oxide gas
- Oral conscious sedation
- IV sedation
The sedation options we offer have a long history of proven safety. Nitrous oxide has been used for decades for a variety of dental procedures. This nontoxic, non-addictive gas is inhaled prior to your procedure, allowing you to remain fully conscious while still feeling completely comfortable at all times.
Oral conscious sedation is achieved through oral medications taken prior to your appointment. Common time-rested medications used for oral conscious sedation include Valium and Halcion, which can or can not be used in conjunction with nitrous oxide for a combined effect.
IV sedation is generally reserved for more complicated procedures or for patients who are undergoing multiple procedures at once, or for our extremely phobic patients. Your sedation medication will be administered intravenously, enabling it to take effect quickly. Our anesthesiologist, Dr. Atlas, will continually monitor you while you are under IV sedation to ensure optimum levels of safety.