Dr. Miller helps patients take charge of their oral health by providing preventive dentistry treatments at The Miller Center in Livingston, New Jersey. These treatments allow us to address concerns before they have a chance to become serious. Additionally, we also share at-home care strategies, such as proper flossing and brushing techniques, to help patients maintain a healthy smile in between office visits.
A General Dentist Can Preserve Your Health
At The Miller Center, patient satisfaction is paramount, so when you undergo root canal therapy at our office, you can rest assured that we will make you feel as comfortable as possible. During treatment, we remove infected tissues from within the tooth, fill the space, and seal it to prevent further decay.
Dental fillings restore strength to teeth that have become damaged due to decay and cavities. If you have a cavity, we can remove the affected part of the tooth and replace it with a tooth-colored filling. We use tooth-colored fillings not only because they blend in with your smile, but also because of their strength and ability to form a secure bond with the tooth. Fillings are a conservative way to offset the effects of decay in its earliest stages.
If your tooth is severely decayed, broken, or impacted (erupting at an improper angle), it may need to be extracted. The most commonly removed teeth are the third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth often become impacted; even if they’re not impacted, they can crowd the surrounding teeth, resulting in misalignment. In most cases, Dr. Miller can extract wisdom teeth, but we refer more complicated cases to our trusted oral surgeon partner if necessary.
Learning proper dental hygiene during childhood can establish a solid foundation of dental health for years to come. We recommend that children come with their parents to appointments by the age of three. During the first visit, the child will simply observe their parent’s cleaning and exam to become familiar with the process. At subsequent visits, we will count the child’s teeth, ensure they are brushing properly, and discuss their home care techniques. Our hygienists are engaged with all patients and especially enjoy treating children. We work to develop rapport with our pediatric patients as we monitor their dental health at semi-annual appointments.
Your comfort is a priority. If you need to undergo a lengthy procedure or if you are experiencing anxiety during your treatment, we offer nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and intravenous sedation administered by an anesthesiologist. During your initial consultation, we encourage you to be frank concerning your needs and will gladly explain our sedation options to help determine which is best for you.
Snoring may seem like a mere annoyance to you, but to those you keep awake with your nightly cacophony, it’s a big deal. Moreover, it can have a huge impact on your daily life and be a sign of more serious health disorders. Snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea, a disorder in which patients stop breathing for several periods of time throughout the night. Dr. Miller is certified to help you with your sleep apnea using The Moses sleep apnea appliance. This amazing appliance is a more convenient and comfortable alternative to traditional CPAP machines used for sleep apnea and works by realigning the jaw and airways so that you can breathe easy while you rest.
The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the small joint located in front of your ear where you skull and your lower jaw meet. The TMJ moves every time you talk, yawn, chew, or swallow. TMD or TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, a group of painful problems affecting the jaw and chewing muscles, which may ache constantly, cyclically, or erratically. TMJ Therapy at The Miller Center can help patients with bite correction and pain management for this condition.