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The caring teams at both our Murrells Inlet, SC dentist office and Georgetown, SC dentist office are always happy to address any questions you have about your family’s dental care. In the meantime, we’ve shared some frequently asked questions below.

To address any questions you don’t see here, call The Smile Center at 843-492-5026 in Georgetown, SC or 843-491-5353 in Murrells Inlet, SC.

What is conscious dental sedation?

For conscious dental sedation, we’ll give you a safe oral sedative to take before your dental procedure. You’ll feel completely relaxed during the procedure and will likely not remember much about it afterward. But you will be able to hear our dentists and respond to them while they work.

Dr. John Miller has completed conscious sedation training with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.

What Is a TMJ disorder, and how can it be treated?

TMJ disorder is persistent jaw pain that may also make it difficult for you to open your mouth wide. It involves your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects your jaw to the bones of your skull located in front of each ear.

Our dentists can create a custom oral appliance for you that may relieve your pain. If tooth grinding during the night is contributing to the problem, they can also make a custom night guard for you to wear while you sleep.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that involves our dentists implanting a tiny titanium rod directly into your jawbone, then attaching a dental restoration such as a dental crown to the implant. Because we embed the implant into your jaw, you need good bone density.

However, you may be able to get dental implants even if you lack bone density. We can use mini dental implants. Because they are not as large as full-sized dental implants, they can be embedded in thinner bone. We may also be able to strengthen your jaw with bone grafts or other oral surgery procedures.

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