When looking at the health of your mouth, we begin with the foundational structure, inspecting the gum tissue and bone for signs of disease. Where bacteria are present in the mouth, vital structures can be irreversibly damaged without treatment and the bacteria can spread into the bloodstream and through the body. Next, examining the teeth allows us to see decay on and below the surface and check for irregularities in the way your teeth fit together. Malocclusion can have a profound effect on the health and function of the TM joints and can be related to chronic headaches, head and neck pain, and jaw stiffness and pain. Comprehensive evaluation of your mouth means comprehensive diagnosis and accurate treatment of any oral conditions we find. To provide this standard of dental care for our St. Johns, MI patients, our dentist is trained in the full scope of general dentistry services and the prevention of dental disease.
Dental services, including hygiene cleanings, oral cancer and disease screenings, digital x-rays, fluoride, and sealants.
Tooth-colored resin used to fill in the space left after cavity treatment to restore proper tooth color and function.
Custom-fit, tooth-colored restorations that treat decay and damage to teeth by restoring structure and strength.
Reshaping the surface of teeth to alter how the teeth fit together to improve the bite and function of the muscles and joints.
Custom oral appliances that keep teeth from coming into contact and help the jaw realign and muscles relax.
Custom mouthguard that keeps the lower jaw in a forward position during sleep to keep the upper airways open.
Targeting and eliminating bacteria with a dental laser to painlessly reduce symptoms and prevent bacteria from returning.
Removing disease pulp inside a tooth and replacing it with a hardening material to restore strength and function.
Removable artificial teeth that can replace the aesthetics and function of one, several, or all teeth in an entire arch.
Dr. Mark Connelly and our team integrate some of the most advanced dental technology with over 30 years of expertise in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. A dentist passionate about learning, Dr. Connelly is at the forefront of many minimally invasive treatments and protocols, including laser therapy and CEREC, that make receiving our services comfortable and convenient. By modernizing our general dentistry services, we can provide more effective diagnoses, better accuracy in treatment, and highly predictable outcomes. Learn how care from our St. Johns, MI office can improve your oral health and quality of life by making your appointment with our dentist today!