Frequently Asked Questions
What is neuromuscular dentistry?
Neuromuscular dentistry is a style of dentistry that focuses on the health and function of the jaw joints, teeth, and muscles. As a neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Wagner recognizes that 90% of dental pain is related to the facial muscles. He works toward creating balance so that the joints, muscles, and nerves can function harmoniously. Using the principles of neuromuscular dentistry, Dr. Wagner can alleviate many symptoms, including teeth grinding, migraines, muscle pain, vertigo, and tingling in the extremities.
How does the PX3 work?
The PX3 (PX3 Blog) applies the principles of neuromuscular dentistry to reduce jaw tension and improve strength, focus, and endurance. The PX3 Blog aligns the jaw and the spine so your mind can relax and focus more of its attention on the task at hand. Professional athletes in sports ranging from golf to surfing to boxing use the PX3 Blog to boost their performance and give themselves a competitive edge.
Is gum disease really that serious?
Gum disease is a chronic infection that affects the structures that support your teeth. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss. Without a healthy foundation, your entire mouth is in jeopardy. At our office, we take gum disease seriously and offer preventive care and non-surgical treatments that will keep gum disease at bay.
What is an all-porcelain smile makeover?
An all-porcelain smile makeover is a comprehensive cosmetic treatment that involves the placement of porcelain veneers. With porcelain veneers, Dr. Wagner can quickly alter the size, shape, and color of teeth and produce highly esthetic results. Porcelain veneers represent the pinnacle of modern cosmetic dentistry, and the entire process takes just two or three visits.
What does CEREC stand for?
CEREC stands for CERamic REConstruction. It relies on CAD/CAM technology – Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Milling. This is the same technology used in architecture and many other applications. CEREC allows Dr. Wagner to design and create an all-ceramic, reinforced porcelain crown in a single visit. With CEREC, there are no messy impressions and no second visit.
How can you alleviate dental anxiety?
Dental anxiety is a very real problem for many people. In fact, studies show that 40 million Americans avoid dental visits because of it. At our Jacksonville Beach office, we understand dental anxiety. We’ve created an awesome environment that doesn’t smell, feel, or sound like a dental office. We also understand that some patients need more help to relax. This is where sedation dentistry comes into play. Modern science has given us fantastic medications that eliminate anxiety and allow patients to get the care they need. We welcome anxious patients and offer a solution to your concerns.