Invisalign® is an innovative orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic aligner trays to gently reposition teeth. This discreet and effective treatment can help you achieve straighter teeth without the use of metal braces or wires. Using an advanced imaging system, Dr. Peter T. Smrecek Jr. can show you the anticipated results of your Invisalign® treatment. Invisalign® aligner trays are comfortable, removable, and virtually invisible to others.
As part of our compassionate, personalized approach to dentistry, we offer several types of sedation to help you relax during your treatment. Choices include nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation. Your dentist will help you select the type that is most appropriate for you. Dr. Smrecek has been recognized by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology as a Master in the College of Sedation in Dentistry, so patients can rest assured that they will remain safe and comfortable during treatment.
The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) connect the jaw to the skull and help to facilitate eating and speaking. Jaw pain, facial soreness, and chronic headaches are all symptoms of TMJ disorder. At The Office of Peter T. Smrecek Jr, D.D.S., we offer treatment and diagnosis for TMJ disorder. Often, this condition is caused by immense strain on your TMJs as the result of improper jaw alignment. In many cases, we can use a special oral appliance called a splint to realign your jaw and provide relief from symptoms.
Sleep apnea is a disorder which causes a patient's breathing to repeatedly stop and start throughout the night. When left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to significant health concerns. The most common form of this condition, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), occurs when the tongue, soft palate, or throat relax and block the airway during sleep. If you are experiencing symptoms of OSA, we can refer you to a sleep study clinic for diagnosis. In many cases, we can treat OSA with a custom-made oral appliance.
Dr. Smrecek proudly treats patients of all ages. We encourage parents to bring children in for their first dental visit after their first tooth appears and no later than their first birthday. Routine visits for children are important to help them develop proper oral health practices and become comfortable with dental treatments. When treating geriatric patients, we recognize the delicate balance between oral health and overall well-being, and we will take extra care to understand their unique needs.
Routine visits to the dentist are an important part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Periodontal (gum) disease affects millions of Americans each year. Fortunately, we can often treat periodontal disease by performing a deep cleaning. During this procedure, also known as scaling and root planing, your hygienist will eliminate pockets of bacteria from your soft tissues. In cases of more severe gum disease, we can refer patients to a specialist in the area.
At The Office of Peter T. Smrecek Jr, D.D.S., we proudly use an advanced technique called DIAGNOdent® laser cavity detection to diagnose decay at its earliest stages. By spotting cavities early, we can treat decay and restore the tooth with a small filling, thereby conserving precious tooth structure. We perform all fillings using tooth-colored composite, which will discreetly blend with natural enamel. Additionally, tooth-colored fillings also bond with the surface of the tooth, making them more durable than traditional metal amalgam.
To help ensure our patients' overall wellbeing, we perform a routine oral cancer screening on a semi annual basis. When this potentially deadly disease is diagnosed at an early stage, patients can seek treatment before complications arise. During oral cancer screening, we will examine the soft tissues to look for suspicious lesions. If the doctor finds anything unusual, he can refer the patient to a specialist so he or she can undergo a biopsy and begin seeking life-saving treatment immediately.