Patients travel from across the mid-Atlantic region to seek Chesapeake dentist, Dr. Cranham’s expertise in solving complex dental problems. With a caring approach, advanced technology and personalized attention, Dr. Cranham is able to return patients to optimal health and restore their confidence.
Did You Know? Many of the chronic or painful symptoms people experience such as headache, snoring, or neck pain can be successfully relieved with simple dental treatments. Cosmetic concerns such as stained teeth or crooked teeth, may be caused by underlying functional or health problems.
Here are some frequently described symptoms that can be treated with modern dentistry procedures:
Bleeding gums and sore gums are classic symptoms of gum disease. This chronic condition affects an estimated 75% of the American adult population and is the number one cause of tooth loss. Dr. Cranham performs a periodontal screening to look for the signs of gum disease during general dentistry visits, and may recommend periodontal therapy. If you have the signs of gum disease, we offer a number of treatment options to restore your teeth and gums to proper health.
One of the most misdiagnosed conditions are headaches and migraines. In some cases, headaches may be caused by or worsened by instability in the occlusion (bite) and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Dr. Cranham has had incredible success treating patients who experience chronic headaches through general dentistry procedures.
Dental cavities are a serious problem for both children and adults. A tooth cavity is most commonly caused by plaque buildup. The best way to prevent dental cavities is through routine visits to the dentists to have your teeth thoroughly cleaned. If you already have dental cavities, Dr. Cranham offers a range of general dentistry treatment options to protect the tooth from further decay and restore its strength and function.
Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Millions of American suffer from snoring and sleep apnea. These symptoms are often easily treated by an experienced dentist using oral appliance therapy. Splints and night guards help to maintain proper jaw position and keep airways open to prevent snoring and sleep apnea.
Teeth grinding is usually detected by the dentist who notices small chips along the edges of teeth. Stress is the leading cause for teeth grinding, but an unstable bite can contribute to this chronic condition. Dr. Cranham is highly qualified and experienced in the treatment of TMJ dysfunction that can cause teeth grinding and lead to worn or chipped teeth.
Few people are born with a “perfect smile”. Dr. Cranham offers a wide range of treatment options for correcting crooked teeth including options for straightening teeth without braces using dental crowns and porcelain veneers.
If you are experiencing these or other symptoms, please contact our dentist office for a consultation with Dr. John Cranham. The dentist will complete a comprehensive evaluation to identify the underlying factors causing your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan to achieve beautiful, healthy and long lasting results.
Call our Chesapeake Dentist Office at 757-656-4109 or schedule your next appointment online.