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We are a comprehensive dental practice in Colorado Springs and Pueblo that offers patients the full spectrum of preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental treatments necessary to maintain a beautiful lifelong smile and excellent oral health.

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Prestige Dental Centers is a comprehensive dental practice in Colorado Springs and Pueblo offering patients the full spectrum of preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental treatments necessary to maintain a beautiful lifelong smile and excellent oral health.

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Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD or TMJ), are notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat.  Many of the related symptoms, such as headaches and earaches, often lead doctors to diagnose a sinus condition, as opposed to a problem with the jaw joint.  TMJ symptoms often change in severity, depending on how much stress the sufferer is experiencing.  During an intensely stressful period, grinding teeth, debilitating earaches, and lockjaw may occur. Xeomin injections are sometimes an effective and painless way to alleviate tension in the temporomandibular joint, reducing jaw pain, headaches, and suffering. Xeomin is a newer drug but similar to Botox in action.

Xeomin is commonly associated with cosmetic practices, including eliminating glabellar lines and facial wrinkles.  Recently however, Xeomin has become an increasingly popular TMJ treatment.  Although some TMJ symptoms may improve without any specific treatment, Xeomin offers fast and long-lasting relief for those that do not.

Here are the major benefits Xeomin offers TMJ sufferers:tmj tmd xeomin treatment


•    Elimination of headaches caused by nighttime grinding.
 
•    Minimization of lockjaw.
 
•    Reduced discomfort when using the jaw.
 
•    Reduced shoulder and neck pain.
 
•    Substantially reduced jaw tension.

How does Xeomin work?

The temporomandibular joint is located on both sides of the head where the skull adjoins the jawbone.  This joint is constantly being used for a variety of daily activities, such as chewing, biting, speaking, and swallowing.  The most prominent causes of TMJ are jaw displacement and stress-related involuntary jaw movements.  Xeomin expediently alleviates temporomandibular tension by relaxing the jaw muscles, thus preventing unconscious jaw movement and ending grinding-related headaches.

One of the major advantages of Xeomin is that normal functions such as speaking, swallowing, and biting are left unaffected.  The only major change is the reduction in pain and discomfort.  In addition, controlling TMJ can also prevent serious dental problems from occurring later. TMJ, if left untreated, can contribute to tooth decay, gum disease, and the loosening of teeth.
What’s involved when getting Xeomin injections?

Prior to administering Xeomin injections, the dentist needs to check the patient’s suitability for treatment.  When used in conjunction with certain medications and substances, Xeomin may not produce the desired results.  It is exceptionally important therefore, to be honest about prior medical history.  Xeomin is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.

The Xeomin injections take 10-20 minutes to administer, depending on the amount required.  Because it is non-surgical, the Xeomin procedure will be performed at the dental office.  Driving ability will not be impaired by the treatment, so there is no need for a designated driver.  The injections are no more painful than a bug bite or pinprick, but nitrous oxide (laughing gas) can be used to reduce anxiety if necessary.

Normal activity can be resumed immediately after the Xeomin treatment, but strenuous activity should be avoided for 24 hours after treatment.  It may take several days (up to 2 weeks) to feel the full benefits of the treatment, but Xeomin will continue to work for up to 3 months.


If you have any questions or concerns about TMJ or Xeomin treatment, please contact our office.

Dental Cleaning & Oral Health | Prestige Dental CentersRegular professional dental cleanings are a fundamental component of the preventative oral healthcare that will keep your teeth and gums in fantastic lifelong condition. Even if you are dedicated to maintaining a rigorous home oral hygiene routine, you should see your oral hygienist at least twice a year for a dental cleaning. When plaque hardens, it forms tartar, which can lead to the irritation and inflammation of the gums, as well as oral disease. Only a professional cleaning can remove tartar, hence the importance of this service.

What Does a Dental Cleaning Involve?

  • Each tooth will be gently scraped to remove accumulations of plaque and tartar (hardened plaque that brushing cannot removed)
  • The small pockets surrounding the teeth will also be cleaned using a fine dental instrument,
  • The spaces between your teeth will be flossed,
  • A topical fluoride treatment will be applied using a special rotating brush head.
  • We will then rinse your mouth thoroughly.

A professional cleaning is very simple and typically painless if your teeth and gums are in good condition. In fact, most patients remark on how great their

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teeth feel afterwards! This preventative measure plays a key role in keeping your oral health in tip-top condition while helping you to maintain a beautiful smile.

A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions.

Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet.  It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.

Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth.

Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.

 

At Prestige Dental Centers, we are passionate about providing comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages. Our general dentistry services span the entire spectrum of procedures and treatments and are grounded in the very latest, most cutting-edge technology and techniques. Our two esteemed general dentists and implant experts in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Dr. Michael Bull and Dr. Sterling Rogers, have decades’ worth of experience between them and together, they provide the primary dental care the citizens of Colorado Springs and Pueblo have come to know and trust.

At Prestige Dental Centers, we take responsibility for the identification and treatment of any and all oral ailments you may present with, existing and potential. We also offer the advanced, specialized care you might need in order to deal with more specific problems, such as gum disease.

root canals

Root canal or endodontic therapy involves the elimination of infection and decay from the interior of the tooth: in the root canals and in its central pulp chamber, where all the nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues are housed. Infection is typically caused when bacteria find a route into the heart of the tooth, either by decay of the protective enamel covering the dentin of the tooth or by physical trauma leading to a crack, chip or fracture.

Either way, since the inside of a tooth is encased by a hard protective shell, the chances of it healing on its own are exceptionally slim and so our doctors will recommend prompt treatment.

Root Canal Therapy: What Does it Involve?

During treatment, our expert dentists will administer a local anesthetic to the gums directly outside the offending tooth. This is to ensure that you are completely comfortable throughout the procedure. If you are particularly nervous about dental treatment, we do offer sedation dentistry to keep you comfortable and totally anxiety-free. Once you are comfortable, the doctor will access the infected interior of the tooth.

Very delicate dental instruments are used to remove the infected tissue from the tooth and then very carefully clean the pulp chamber and root canals. An anti-bacterial salve may be applied to the tooth before it is filled with an inert cement-like compound. Once the doctor is happy that the tooth has been properly cleaned of infection, he will repair the drill hole by capping it with a strong and durable ceramic crown. This will restore both the function and give a beautiful cosmetic appearance to the tooth.

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After the Procedure

Root canal therapy has a bit of a reputation for being very painful, however, if you take the analgesic medication prescribed to you by your specialist, there is no reason you will need to endure any discomfort. The tooth will be sensitive for a few days afterwards and it is recommended that you stick to a diet of softer foods. Once your tooth has healed, you will be able to resume your normal diet and the tooth will continue to function as if nothing happened to it in the first place!

If you experience any prolonged pain and sensitivity of a tooth that has been treated with a root canal, it is recommended that you give our office a call and book yourself a follow-up appointment. In spite of the best efforts of an endodontist in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, root canal therapy can fail and it’s important that re-infection is treated in its early stages.

Why is Root Canal Therapy Necessary?

In spite of the incredible advancements that have been made in modern dentistry, there just isn’t fancy gadgetry that can rival the benefits and longevity of your own biological technology. For this reason, our doctors will always try to save your natural teeth before simply extracting and replacing them. A root canal therapy can literally save a tooth that would otherwise succumb to decay and infection.

It should also be mentioned that an infected pulp chamber or root is exceptionally painful and endodontic therapy provides relief!

 

bite guard and mouth guardDental bite guards provide Colorado Springs and Pueblo patients with an effective way to prevent trauma and advanced wear to the teeth as a result of contact injury during sports, Bruxism (teeth grinding), malocclusions (bad bites) or temporomandibular joint (TMJ and TMD) disorders. All of these factors can cause the teeth to become damaged or to sustain premature wear-and-tear, potentially leading to graver and more expensive consequences further down the line.

You Should Have a Dental Bite Guard Fitted If…

  • You struggle with TMD – a TMJ bite guard will help to alleviate the stress this puts on the teeth and jaw, thus protecting them against long-term damage.
  • You have a mal-occluding bite or poorly orientated teeth. If you aren’t already undergoing orthodontic treatment for these, a dental bite guard could help protect your teeth against the uneven wear-and-tear they tend to cause.

Play Sports?

You should have a bite guard if you play any contact sports (for example, football, basketball and hockey) or there is a risk of you receiving physical trauma to the face. At Prestige Dental we want you to support you in your athletic endeavors while also protecting your smile. During the 2016-2017 school year, we are doing free custom bite guards! Schedule an appointment today!

Bite Guards and Mouth Guards: How Do I Get One Fitted?

Very simply! The next time you come in for a check-up, ask your dentist whether they would recommend that you wear a bite guard. If they do, they will take a mold of your teeth and send it off to the dental laboratory to have one made for you. This typically doesn’t take more than a day or two, so you should be able to return to our offices shortly and collect your new bite guard. Be sure to explain the reasons you wish to have a bite guard fitted. Those fabricated for sports obviously need to be bulkier and more protective than those made for nighttime teeth grinding.

 

Meet Your Doctors

Dr. Sterling Rogers

Dr. Rogers has been a practicing dentist with his own dental clinic in Pueblo and Colorado Springs for many years now. He attended the University of Colorado Health Science Center at which he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

Dr. Michael Bull

Dr. Michael Bull is a qualified, experienced, and skilled dentist in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. It is his personal conviction that establishing a relationship with patients is the best way to provide excellent dental care that benefits both patient and doctor.

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