May 2014

TMJ Treatment

Vinings TMJ TreatmentMillions of people in the United States suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) discomfort. The temporomandibular joint acts like a sliding hinge connecting the jawbone to the skull. When the TM joint is out of alignment or has received too much pressure, pain can occur in the jaw joint and muscles that control movement. There are different causes of TMJ discomfort. Pain may be due to arthritis, jaw injury, clenching, or grinding the teeth. In most cases, the pain and discomfort of TMJ can be alleviated with treatment from your dentist.

Wayne Suway has 30 years of experience treating patients with all kinds of dental needs. Dr. Suway conducts a thorough examination process to diagnose TMJ in his patients. Symptoms of TMJ include headaches, pain in the face or jaw, a popping or clicking sound in the jaw when talking or chewing, clenching the teeth, ringing in the ears, and even numbness in the fingers and/or arms. TMJ is a condition that can worsen if it is not diagnosed and treated quickly.

As a restorative dentist, Dr. Wayne Suway can diagnose and treat a variety of symptoms and complications associated with TMJ. Because TMJ is typically caused by a bite that is out of alignment, Dr. Suway will devise a treatment plan that will stabilize the teeth and jaw alignment. This is usually accomplished with the use of a temporary bite guard that helps the jaw joint to find its appropriate alignment and stay in its position.

Dr. Wayne Suway is a Master Dentist with 30 years of extensive training and experience. He uses state of the art technology combined with his knowledge of what truly works to help his patients find the relief that they need. Contact the office of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD to learn more about treatment options. Dr. Suway can help you find the pain relief you need, and he can be your trusted dental source for life.

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CPAP Device for Sleep Apnea

Vinings GA Sleep Apnea TreatmentSleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects many people. Obstructive sleep apnea is the more common form that occurs when the throat muscles relax and obstruct air from passing through the back of the mouth. People who experience excessive sleepiness during the day, who awaken with a dry mouth, sore throat or headache, and who snore loudly are commonly affected by sleep apnea. Because there is an obstruction of the air way, it is important to see a doctor because it could be a life threatening condition.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is a perfect choice here in Vinings. Dr. Suway is able to help many patients who have sleep apnea by designing a custom oral appliance called a Dorsal Appliance. This appliance is an intramural device similar to a fitted mouth guard that keeps the airway open. It is only worn at night, and it eliminates the signs of snoring and sleep apnea. Because sleep apnea can be a serious, and even fatal, condition, allowing Dr. Suway to help relieve your sleep apnea symptoms is extremely important to your health.

A CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is the most common method of treating sleep apnea, however many people find that it is uncomfortable. Dr. Wayne Suway is able to create a custom device that fits properly in each patient’s mouth in order to sustain an open airway. Once fitted, patients should bring their dorsal appliance with them to every dental exam to ensure that the fit is still good, and to allow Dr. Suway to reassess your signs and symptoms of sleep apnea. Dr. Suway has been a practicing dentist for over 30 years and has been awarded a Mastership of Dentistry — a distinction claimed by less than 2,500 dentist in the United States. His expertise can allow you to sleep well, and safely, at night.

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Teeth Whitening

Vinings GA Teeth Whitening DentistTeeth whitening lightens teeth and removes stains and discoloration from the tooth enamel. Teeth whitening continues to be the most popular cosmetic dental procedure because it can drastically change the appearance of the teeth. Many people who have felt self conscious about their smile because of discoloration and stains desire a brighter smile. A white smile is a sign of youth and beauty, and teeth whitening can help people accomplish the smile they desire.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD offers Opalescence in his office as a highly effective teeth whitening treatment. Opalescence is only available by prescription because of its high strength formula. Because Opalescence utilizes a prescription strength whitening gel, patients are able to achieve more dramatic results in a quicker amount of time. This treatment has been given the safety seal of approval by the American Dental Association and has been the leader in whitening for over 20 years. Dr. Suway is able to apply whitening treatments to patients in his office, allowing patients to see results in an hour or less. Repeated visits may be necessary for those with severe teeth staining, but white teeth are attainable through Opalescence.

Dr. Suway also offers at home whitening treatments. Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gels are an advanced take home version of the same prescription whitening system used in the dental office. Dr. Suway is able to create customized bleaching trays by taking an impression of your teeth. Because the bleaching trays will be customized to your teeth, they will allow the prescription gel to whiten your teeth with accuracy.

Call the office of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD today if you would like to learn more about Opalescence Whitening System.

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Gingivitis

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGDMany people tend to associate gingivitis with horrible gum disease, but little do they know that gingivitis is the actual beginning stage of gum disease. Gingivitis starts by plaque forming on the teeth and gums inside the mouth. If plaque is not removed daily by flossing and brushing, it produces poison that begins to irritate the gums, causing gingivitis. When gingivitis is not treated in its early stage, it will cause damage that cannot be reversed.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD offers comprehensive dental care for all of his patients. Almost everyone can avoid gingivitis by sticking to a consistent oral hygiene routine. Flossing must be a part of this routine. It is common knowledge that many people hate to floss and do not do it on a regular basis. However, apparently it is not common knowledge that flossing is more important than brushing when it comes to oral health. Yes, you read that right! Flossing does more for the teeth and gums than brushing can do. Floss is able to maneuver between the teeth where a tooth brush cannot reach, removing food particles and plaque. If food particles and plaque are left between the teeth, they will begin to rot away the enamel.

Because gingivitis affects the gum tissues, it travels very fast in the mouth. All tissues are considered to be alive within our bodies. Therefore, just like a virus that runs through our system, gingivitis runs through the tissues of the mouth and spreads. Meaning, that what starts out as just a couple of teeth being infected with gingivitis can quickly spread to the entire mouth. Let Dr. Wayne Suway be your trusted dentist in Vinings so that your oral health remains a top priority.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to permanently replace missing or damaged teeth. Adults all over the United States are missing permanent teeth for a variety of reasons: tooth decay, poor oral hygiene, injury, etc. When empty pockets are left in the mouth, further damage can occur to surrounding teeth and gums. The jawbone weakens when there is a gap between the teeth because of the lack of support it receives. Dental implants are custom designed permanent teeth fixtures that are surgically implanted and anchored to the jawbone. Not only does this improve the appearance of the smile, but it also promotes entire oral health.

Dr. Wayne Suway, DDS, MAGD offers comprehensive dental implants. He is recognized as a Diplomate of International Congress of Oral Implantology, and has years of experience restoring people’s smiles. Most people are considered to be good candidates for receiving dental implants, and Dr. Suway will be able to determine if dental implants are the best option for you in your initial consultation. Using a panoramic and digital X-ray, Dr. Suway will be able to examine the structure of your mouth, including the depth of bone available in your jaw. There must be adequate bone structure in order to securely anchor dental implants.

Dr. Wayne Suway is proud to offer dental impacts to his patients. His expert knowledge of the mouth and how dental implants are designed to function, make him a respected and well trusted source for those who need this surgical procedure. With over 25 years of experience in implant dentistry and comprehensive dental care, Dr. Suway can restore your smile to be a beautiful one.

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Our Patient Reviews

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 40 reviews

Missy Stone

I have known Dr. Suway for 30 years. My parents found him originally and made me a believer and life long friend and patient. In the years since, I have recommended my husband, son and friends. I would hear that going to the dentist was a fear of many people. I could never understand that because it was always a pleasure to come to Dr. Suway’s office. His staff are so professional, gentle and kind. It’s nice to see the same faces twice a year. You can tell they love working with him. I tell people that Dr. Suway gives the best shots – you can’t even feel a pinch. My son who hates needles, has no problem getting a shot for a filling. I love Dr. Suway’s personality. When you walk in the office you might hear him singing a country western song. I have porcelain veneers on my front teeth and am so thrilled. It’s been 10 years and they are still white and beautiful. He is an artist and perfectionist who loves to make people happy. I recommend Dr. Suway to become your dentist. He is a man of character and professionalism, yet down to earth. If you choose Dr. Suway, you’ll get an excellent dentist, but also a friend for life.

Dennis & Maria Liber

Dr. Suway is very relaxed and as a result we find that we are very relaxed as well. He takes the time to listen when we have concerns and he answers questions fully. We never feel like he is rushing from us to another patient. When we do need fillings, crowns or any other extensive work, he is concerned that we are comfortable and feeling no pain.

Nealean K. Austin

Through the years, we have found Dr. Suway to be a skillful perfectionist in all areas of his profession. He keeps abreast of and utilizes the latest dental techniques to improve and ensure the longevity of his patient’s teeth. He is a caring, personable professional who always greets his patients with a sincere, ready smile. Dr. Suway is also a ‘confidence booster.’ I say this because by the time I was 30 years old I was wearing dentures. He immediately recognized a self-conscious young wife, mother and professional who needed his professional help. His approach to boosting my confidence was through dental implants. At that time dental implants were a relatively new procedure. Dr. Suway carefully explained to me the advantages of dental implants and was proactive in working with my insurance provider to ensure that they understood the correlation between the required dental procedures and health plan benefits. I can smile with confidence forever because of Dr. Suway. Dr. Suway’s staff is a mirror image of his positive professionalism. They are always courteous, knowledgeable, efficient and personable. Appointments are scheduled at your convenience. You know that your time is valued because at the precise time of your appointment you are greeted, then immediately seen by either Dr. Suway or a hygienist. His work is outstanding and he is one of a kind.

Allison Lewis

My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Suway since 1988. Dr. Suway and his staff have provided us with state-of-the-art oral health care in a pleasant, friendly and compassionate environment for many years. Dr. Suway has done many procedures for me including root canals, crowns and a bridge. His work is beautiful. He is truly a perfectionist and that is exactly what I want in a dentist. I would never trust my smile to anyone other then Dr. Suway.