At the office of Dr. Matt Henry, we value our relationships with our patients, and everything we do is centered on improving their lives through our services. We treat patients of all ages to protect their smiles and maintain their oral health through excellent dental care.
We encourage residents of Jacksonville, FL, to contact our office and schedule an appointment today! Our team will be delighted to treat the entire family with care, compassion, and quality, professional service.
Cleanings & Exams
Cleanings and examinations by a dental professional are essential to keeping your smile in good health. Even if you brush and floss consistently, it’s essential that you visit our office for routine appointments. Our team members can remove plaque and tartar in hard-to-reach places and ensure your gums and teeth are in excellent condition. An average cleaning only takes 45 minutes, so this will be easy to fit into your busy schedule!
Additionally, getting regular dental exams is very important for your dental health and overall well-being. These examinations typically occur right after your cleaning. During this time, our dentist will perform a quick, non-invasive examination of your entire mouth; we will look for signs of:
- Gum Disease
- Mouth Ulcers
- Tooth Decay/Injury
- Malignant Growth
If we notice anything out of the ordinary, we will ensure you are promptly informed and scheduled for the treatment you need!
Fillings & Root Canals
Dental fillings are used to protect and restore strength to a tooth that has been compromised due to decay, chips, or cracks. The filling is made from a composite material that is durable, long-lasting, and blendable to match the color of your teeth. This protects the entire tooth structure by preventing further decay or damage from occurring.
When a tooth sustains severe decay or injury, a root canal is usually performed as treatment. Damage to this degree compromises the tooth’s internal structure, allowing bacteria to infect the interior, or pulp, of the tooth. The pulp contains the nerves and vessels which become inflamed due to the infection. To perform a root canal, the following steps are performed:
- A Tiny Opening Will Be Made In the Tooth
- Infected Pulp & Tissue Will Be Removed
- Tooth Will Be Cleaned & Filled With Dental Material
- A Custom-made Crown is Cemented Over the Tooth
While the procedure may seem a bit intimidating, we can assure that patients will be kept comfortable throughout the procedure. The root canal can immediately alleviate pain caused by a tooth infection, ensuring the tooth’s health is saved, and the patient regains full function of the tooth.
The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint; this acts as a hinge between the skull and the jawbone. Patients frequently use this joint to open and close their mouths when eating or speaking. When the joint becomes misaligned or inflamed, TMJ therapy may be helpful. Symptoms of TMJ disorder, or TMD, may include headaches, clicking or popping of the jaw, dizziness, or tenderness around the jawline.
Trauma to the jaw, neck, or head can lead to TMD. Teeth grinding can also lead to the condition. In the case of TMD caused by teeth grinding, mouthguards can offer relief from symptoms and ease tension on the joint. If you believe you’re suffering from TMD, contact our office today to set up an appointment. Untreated, TMD can lead to:
- Worn Down Enamel
- Fractured Teeth
- Decreased Quality of Life
Sleep apnea is a condition that causes patients to experience decreased airflow during their sleep. As their muscles relax, the soft tissue in their mouths, such as the tongue or throat, may obstruct the airway. This causes the person to continually wake up throughout the night, leading to a lack of quality sleep without sufficient oxygen. Most patients are unaware they have sleep apnea and only notice that they are frequently tired and have trouble getting enough sleep.
At our office, we take this condition seriously and go above and beyond the treatment provided by many other dental professionals to manage the condition.
- Dr. Matt Henry partners with a sleep physician to diagnose the severity of the disorder.
- From there, we construct an oral appliance designed to reposition the tongue and jaw forward while the patient is sleeping. This is able to open the airway, increasing the flow of oxygen.
- Once this device is provided to the patient, another sleep study will be performed to ensure the effectiveness of the appliance. If needed, the appliance will be reconstructed until the condition is resolved.
If you suspect you may be suffering from sleep apnea, call our office today to discuss the next steps towards your treatment.
Dentures are a custom-created dental appliance that is used to replace multiple missing teeth. Dentures include artificial gums made from a flexible polymer material to fit over the patient’s gums. The artificial teeth are made from durable porcelain or dental resin, custom created to best suit the patient’s preferences.
Dentures are available both as full dentures, which replace an entire arch of teeth, and partial dentures, which replace one or more missing teeth. Dentures are typically secured using suction or dental adhesive. Partial dentures may be held in place by being attached to neighboring teeth.
Your Care in A Warm, Welcoming Atmosphere
Our practice is proud to provide dental treatment to patients of all ages in an inviting, comfortable setting. We enjoy seeing families in our office coming together to share smiles, laughs, and enhance their oral health.
The people are what makes our practice special, and we take pride in the friendly, compassionate care that our team members and doctors bring to the office each day. We are delighted to welcome both new and current patients to our growing dental family. Call today to schedule a visit with us; we can’t wait to meet you!