CareCredit

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Are you thinking about getting dental work done in the new year, but concerned about how you're going to pay for it? This is the biggest hindrance to many people getting the dental care they need. Many people do not have the dental insurance to cover most dental procedures and are faced with out of pocket expenses that are just too much for them. At our office, we offer various finance options to help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile of your dreams, including CareCredit.

CareCredit is a personal line of credit to be used solely for healthcare services. It can be used for ongoing treatment for the entire family. With CareCredit there are various monthly plans where the user will have a certain length of time to pay for their procedure, instead of having to come up with the full payment at the time of treatment. 

However, it must be noted that CareCredit is not for everyone. It is a credit card, and is approval is based on past credit history from the  applicant(s). Many doctors offer CareCredit to their patients because they want to continue to offer the best care necessary. At Cherry Hill Dental Center, CareCredit is offered as one of the finance options as they are very sensitive to the fact that in today's changing economy, many people have different financial obligations and being unable to pay for treatment in full will deter many from getting the necessary care required.

Come in or call us to discuss all financial options which may be available to you!!!!

 

CHERRY HILL DENTAL CENTER

27676 Cherry Hill Rd. - Garden City, MI 48135 

(734) 427-2880

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What Is A Root Canal?

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The words "root canal" are usually associated with pain and discomfort, and cause many of us to cringe when we hear of someone having one done, or when we are told that we need to have one. Of course we know and understand that the procedure is beneficial to our oral health, but the horror stories have already been told, and until we have a first hand experience, it will always be a dreaded procedure. So what exactly do we have to look forward to during a root canal?

 

Usually when the tooth has a small cavity, a filling may be all that is needed to restore the functionality of the tooth. However, there are times when the tooth is so badly decayed or infected, that the nerve of the tooth, and the pulp which is in the center of the tooth also becomes infected and/or damaged. This is when a root canal becomes necessary.

During the root canal, the pulp and the nerve are removed, and the inside of the tooth is then sealed and cleaned. Usually a crown is put on to protect the underlying tooth. Having a damaged nerve in the tooth alone does not suggest that a root canal is necessary. The nerve's only function is sensory - determining hot or cold. However, when the pulp and the nerve tissue become damaged, it breaks down and this causes bacteria to form in the pulp chamber. This can lead to one getting an abscessed tooth, and can eventually lead to swelling around the face and neck and severe toothache.

Here at Cherry Hill Dental Center, our goal is to try to do everything we can to save your natural teeth and avoid extractions. We are dedicated to doing everything we can to make this procedure as painless as possible. We know that people have genuine fears and we are here to provide you with as much information as possible to help ease those fears. Please feel free to come in and talk with Dr. Morof about the best options available for you.

 

What Is TMJ Disorder?

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Temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect your jawbone to your skull. They are located at either sides of the head, near the ears. These joints are essential in speaking, eating and the making of facial expression. TMJ disorder occurs when there is a disruption in the proper function of these joints.

In some cases, the causes of TMJ disorder can be clear. A blow or other impact to the joint can result in dislocation of the TMJ. Another cause is arthiritis which can cause inflammation of the joints, and also swelling of the surrounding tissues. Having a misaligned bite make everyday jaw movements, like chewing, take a toll on the TMJ. This can eventually cause a strain on the surrounding muscles. Many people habitually clench and grind their teeth.This places extreme pressure on the joints, sometimes to the point where there can be a dislocation of the joint. 

The symptoms of TMJ disorders will vary from person to person, depending on the cause of their TMJ disorder. For many, jaw joint pain is the most common. Many experience a popping, clicking sound when they yawn or chew. Many experience an aching pain in and around the ear because the TMJ is located near the ear. Headaches tend to occur when the muscles around the TMJ get strained. With the people who ususally clench and grind their teeth, there is usually tooth aches and pain in the cheeks.

At Cherry Hill Dental Center, we can pinpoint the source of your pain and provide relief using the very latest in gentle, non-surgical treatments. Come in to see us today and together we will find the best treatments for you.

Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants!

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As children, losing teeth is somewhat a right of passage - that step from being a “little” kid to being a “big” kid. It is greatly anticipated by most kids who also cannot wait for the first visit from the tooth fairy. For most adults, however, losing one’s teeth is a dreaded affair, and one that most of us hope will not happen for many, many years. Unfortunately, it does happen, and not only does it affects a person’s ability to eat, hence affecting their nutrition, but it also affects their appearance, speech, and overall self esteem. Fortunately, there are various options available for us to chose from to help restore those beautiful smiles. Here at Cherry Hill Dental Center, one of the options we focus on is the use of dental implants.

In the past, dentures and fixed bridges were mainly use as the methods of tooth/teeth restoration. However, in the past 20 years, dental implants have quickly become the choice of most people for the replacement of missing teeth.

The dental implant is made from a titanium rod which is anchored in the jaw to support restorations that resemble a tooth to replace missing ones. As a result of the the implant being anchored in the jawbone, it helps maintain the integrity of the bone. Another important advantage of the dental implant over a fixed bridge is that the health of the surrounding teeth is not sacrificed.

Your Garden City Dentists are dedicated to restoring the ability to smile and eat. Our wonderful staff are here to put you at ease and answer all questions. Please feel free to drop in or call to schedule a consultation to decide the best treatment for you.