Stillwater, OK’s #1 Dentistry for Optimal Oral Health
As a part of our efforts to improve as many patients’ lives as possible through excellent dental care, Stephen H. Miller, D.D.S. offers a wide range of treatments. Located in Stillwater, OK since 1963, we are proud to provide patients in Perry, Perkins, Cushing, Ponca City, and Guthrie with the highest quality dental care, maintaining oral health, comfort, function and appearance. Our team is highly experienced in providing not only general and cosmetic treatments, but we also offer sedation dentistry and treatment for TMJ.
We are dedicated to making sure patients are always comfortable and at-ease while they are in our office. That’s why we are proud to offer options for sedation dentistry. Depending on your health, the extent of your treatment and your level of anxiety, we can determine which solution is best for you. We use conscious sedation solutions, meaning you will be conscious and awake, but much more relaxed.
Our first option is nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas. To receive this treatment, we will give you a mask that allows you to breathe in the nitrous oxide. Soon, you will feel calm and relaxed. The gas wears off shortly after the treatment is complete, and you won’t experience amnesia or other side effects. This is a very popular option for easing anxiety during a dental treatment.
We also offer conscious sedation in the form of a pill. The pill is a bit stronger than the nitrous oxide, as it can provide temporary amnesia. It may take longer to wear off, but it quickly relaxes you and is best for our especially nervous patients or for more involved treatments.
TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joints, which are the joints that connect the jaw bone and the skull. Many patients feel recurrent discomfort in these joints. You may feel a popping, clicking, or difficulty opening the jaw all the way. This is usually accompanied by pain. Generally, over-the-counter painkillers and ice are helpful solutions. However, we can also provide you with a night guard, which will open up the jaw and prevent teeth grinding, which can increase jaw pain.