Advanced Dentistry in Harrisonburg, VA
At Batchelor Dentistry, we provide our patients with the highest quality care using the latest technology and by providing advanced services that not all dental offices provide. This includes ways to make going to the dentist less scary, like sedation dentistry, as well as devices to help improve your quality of life if you snore, grind your teeth, or suffer from sleep apnea. Our holistic view of mouth and body health means we’re committed to improving your life -- advanced dentistry just happens to be the way we do it. Learn more below.
If you have a dental phobia or just get a bit anxious before dental work, sedation dentistry can help. We offer safe, gentle options to help you relax and be more comfortable during dental visits. Don’t put off important, necessary dental work out of fear -- sedation dentistry makes the process easy, quick, and painless. Ask us about your options for sedation dentistry.
At Batchelor Dentistry, we use state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology for life-like images of your mouth. We know that bodies are not flat, so 3D images help us accurately visualize your mouth, diagnose problems, and plan treatment with the benefit of the curves and dimensions that make you and your situation unique. Digital imaging provides faster, more accurate solutions to your problems and challenges, and therefore great care.
“Dental appliances” is simply the catch-all term that includes anything you place in your mouth to protect, repair, or replace teeth, or that provides a health benefit by using your teeth or jaws. Batchelor Dentistry offers a full spectrum of dental appliances to address problems with snoring, sleep apnea, teeth clenching and grinding, migraines, and jaw pain. Read more about specific dental appliances below.
An oral appliance for sleep apnea gently repositions the lower jaw during sleep to open the airway and prevent obstruction. For those sleep apnea sufferers who have trouble tolerating a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine (still considered the “gold standard” for treatment of sleep apnea), an oral appliance for sleep apnea could be a great alternative. The device resembles a sports mouth guard, fitting over your upper and lower teeth, and is adjustable to keep you comfortable. Treating sleep apnea effectively is important to maximizing your overall health and quality of life, and a dental appliance for sleep apnea may be just the right way for you!
If you snore but don’t have sleep apnea, a snoring mouthpiece can be the solution. We custom-fit your snoring mouthpiece to reduce obstructions that cause snoring, helping you (and your bed-mate) get a good night’s sleep.
Athletic Mouth Guards
If you play sports, athletic mouth guards are a must. Athletes are at high risk for injuries to their teeth, jaw, and lips. In fact, wearing a mouth guard cuts your risk of sports-related tooth damage in half. We make custom mouth guards in our office to provide the best fit and protection.
Have you woken up with sore, achy teeth or jaws? You may clench or grind your teeth in your sleep (a condition called bruxism). If not controlled, bruxism can lead to jaw joint or muscle pain, headaches and migraines, neck pain, and tooth wear or breakage. Bruxism doesn’t only happen at night -- day-time clenching habits can be just as significant and damaging. We custom-fit night guards so our patients suffer less of the negative effects of bruxism, providing maximum protection to their teeth and jaws. Our night guards are slimmer, more comfortable, and much more effective than those available over-the-counter.
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