Dr. Meyer is pleased to offer general dentistry treatments to keep you and your family’s smiles healthy, and fantastic cosmetic and restorative dentistry to give you a smile that you can be truly proud of. We invite you to contact us today for excellent dental care in Greenville, South Carolina!
Do you wake up with a sore or aching jaw? You may be grinding and clenching your teeth at night. Dr. Meyer, and his team at will provide custom bite guards to help preserve your oral health and prevent you from harming your teeth when you sleep. Call us today to learn more about night guards in Greenville, South Carolina, and schedule your appointment with Meyer Dentistry!
A night guard is a special type of mouth guard that is used to treat bruxism or teeth grinding and clenching. If Dr. Meyer or team suspect that you suffer from bruxism, we may recommend a night guard to protect your teeth from damage and prevent teeth grinding while you sleep. Many people who suffer from bruxism are unaware of the condition because it occurs while they sleep. Common signs of nighttime teeth clenching and grinding include:
- Chronic jaw pain, facial pain, and ear pain
- Awakening with a tired or tight feeling in the jaw
- Frequent tension headaches and migraines
- Excessive tooth wear, leading to chipped, flattened, cracked, or very worn teeth
- Extremely worn tooth enamel, exposing the inner layers of the tooth
- Indentations on the side of the tongue
- Increased tooth sensitivity
If you notice the signs of bruxism, you may benefit from a custom night guard. This night guard will be made to fit your smile comfortably and effectively, allowing you to sleep peacefully while protecting your teeth. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about night guards and how we can prevent the negative effects of teeth grinding. We are dedicated to providing the best possible care for your smile.
Athletic Mouth Guards
Dr. Meyer is pleased to offer athletic mouth guards to protect your mouth while playing sports. During your visit to our comfortable office, he will fit a custom guard to your mouth to provide the greatest level of protection for intense physical activities. We here at Meyer Dentistry take your safety as our highest priority! To learn more about getting a sports mouth guard in Greenville, South Carolina, we welcome you to contact us today.
At Meyer Dentistry, we place a priority on keeping you comfortable and your smile healthy. Occasionally, in order to do that, a tooth extraction may be necessary. Dr. Meyer may recommend tooth removal if there has been severe damage or infection to the tooth. Please contact us today for more information about tooth extraction in Greenville, South Carolina.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. While we strive to avoid the need to remove a tooth whenever possible, certain conditions may make tooth extraction the most effective option for returning your smile to good health and function. Following the tooth extraction, we are happy to provide you with one of our excellent tooth replacement treatments to restore your smile to optimal health, beauty and function.
Several conditions may necessitate tooth extraction. Among these are:
- Severe infection that has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting bone structure
- Serious decay that has damaged a tooth beyond repair, making a successful restoration impossible
- Crowding caused by too many teeth to properly fit in the mouth
Dr. Meyer and the team use great care and skill when performing a tooth extraction to ensure that your experience is as comfortable and painless as possible. We will also provide you with detailed post-treatment care instructions so that you can properly take care of your smile as it heals. For more information on tooth extraction and to schedule your personalized consultation at our friendly dental office, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are committed to improving your smile!
Mercury-Free Dental Fillings
Dental fillings play a large role in many of the services we offer, such as cavity treatment. We are proud to offer dental fillings in Greenville, South Carolina that are free of mercury. Dr. Meyer holds your health, safety and comfort in highest priority. To learn more about mercury-free fillings, contact us today at Meyer Dentistry! A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if a tooth has been damaged by decay (for example, if it has a cavity) or suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function, and return your smile to good health. There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings.
The process for placing a dental filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Dr. Meyer will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of the tooth, then clean it to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the area with the filling material and shape it to match your tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened by our dentist for a lasting restoration.
If one of your teeth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and schedule your next appointment with our dentist and team. We look forward to caring for your smile!
To prevent decay in your teeth, Dr. Meyer might recommend a dental sealant as a preventive measure. At Meyer Dentistry, preventing dental issues is just as important as correcting them. Getting a dental sealant in Greenville, South Carolina, has never been easier. We invite you to contact our dentist and our team today to learn more about how dental sealants can help you protect your smile.
A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our dentist may recommend to protect patients’ teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of teeth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth coating over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean teeth with normal brushing.
Dental sealants are most often recommended for children. They are frequently recommended for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants for adult patients whose teeth are prone to decay or have not been restored or suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice.
Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. To learn more about dental sealants and how our team can keep your smile in good health, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.
Have you ever experienced pain in the area where your jaw connects to your head? If so, our dentist can help you relieve that pain! With temporomandibular joint pain treatment, he can help you find the cause and relieve the pain. At Meyer Dentistry, we want to ensure the health of your entire jaw, as well as your teeth and smile. Contact us today to learn more about treatment for the TMJ in Greenville, South Carolina.
The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck or jaw.
You may suffer from TMD if you experience frequent jaw pain or facial pain. TMJ disorders may also cause:
- Grinding, clicking or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth
- Inability to open your mouth wide to speak, yawn or chew
- A locked or stuck jaw
- Pain when chewing and biting
- Pain in the neck, shoulders or ears
- Frequent headaches
Dr. Meyer can help you determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and recommend the appropriate treatment. Treatment for the TMJ will depend on the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder. TMD treatment may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, a mouth guard or night guard, or jaw surgery. To learn more about TMJ treatment and schedule your consultation with Dr. Meyer, we encourage you to contact us today
Sometimes going to the dentist can make patients feel anxious or nervous about their treatment. As part of our commitment to your safety and comfort, we offer sedation dentistry in Greenville, South Carolina to fulfill whatever your unique needs may be. Dr. Meyer and team are happy to accommodate any of your needs to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Contact Meyer Dentistry today to learn more about the benefits of sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry is a wonderful choice for patients who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed and calm during your visit. There are several types of sedation dentistry available based on your individual needs and preferences:
- Inhalation sedation, also known as laughing gas. This sedative gas is mixed with oxygen and inhaled during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed. Sedation is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.
- Oral sedation, which involves taking an oral medication before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel calm and at ease.
Sedation dentistry will help you feel more comfortable during your treatment. Dr. Meyer and the team will ensure that your entire treatment is safe. Each member of our team is highly trained, and we will carefully monitor you during your visit. Depending on your sedation option, you may need to have a friend or family member available to drive you to and from your appointment.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, have had negative experiences at the dentist in the past, or simply feel nervous about your treatment, sedation dentistry can help you feel more at ease. Sedation dentistry is also a good choice for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who have an extremely sensitive gag reflex.
For more information on sedation dentistry and how it can make your dental experience more pleasant, we welcome you to contact us today.
We want you to enjoy a comfortable and friendly atmosphere as you receive your dental care. Contact us today at Meyer Dentistry to see how we can keep your family’s smiles healthy!