April 2015

Frequent Headaches? Your Teeth May Be The Problem

Atlanta GA TMJ TreatmentYou may think to call in an appointment with your primary physician when you have frequent headaches, but did you know that your first call should actually be to your dentist? That’s right. In many cases, frequent headaches can actually be more effectively treated by your dental care provider than your general care provider. That is because, many sufferers of frequent headaches are actually having pain related to their teeth. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) is a very common cause of debilitating and recurrent headaches. The temporomandibular joint connects the skull to the face, and when there are issues with the joint and/or muscles surrounding the joint, frequent headaches are a common issue.

Dr. Wayne Suway has been treating dental patients for over 35 years, and he has the experience and understanding of how the TM joint can cause extremely debilitating symptoms for his patients. Many patients who suffer from TMJ experience headaches, popping or clicking sounds in the jaw (especially when eating), soreness or pain when yawning or opening the mouth wide, ringing in the ears, pain in the face or jaw, and even pain in the back, neck, or shoulders. TMJ is often brought about by stress on the TM joint. Clenching the jaw during stressful situations or seasons of life, grinding the teeth at night, and/or a misaligned bite can all put unwanted stress on the joint and cause pain.

For effective treatment of TMJ, Dr. Suway will carefully evaluate your bite and your jaw and design a treatment plan that will provide long-term relief. If you are experiencing frequent headaches, any pain or soreness in your jaw, or pain in your neck or shoulder that cannot be explained or has not been effectively treated, please contact the dental practice of Dr. Wayne Suway. Dr. Suway is a Master Dentist who can be trusted to care for your teeth and complete oral health with the highest level of attention and compassion.

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Oral Cancer Screening

Vinings GA DentistsThe dental practice of Dr. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is not just another dental practice in the Atlanta area. Patients will tell you that Dr. Suway and his team are dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care with an emphasis on patient comfort. As a dentist who has been practicing for over 30 years, Dr. Wayne Suway has been committed to faithfully serving his patients by offering a full range of general, advanced, cosmetic, and restorative dental services in Marietta, Vinings, and the surrounding communities North of Atlanta. Oral cancer screening is just one of the ways that Dr. Suway goes one step further to ensure that the health of his patients is put as his top priority.

Oral cancer screening is a simple tool that is used to detect early signs of cancerous or precancerous development in a person’s mouth. By examining the tissues of the tongue, roof palate, cheeks, gum, floor of the mouth, and throat early signs of oral cancer can be spotted and evaluated right away. As with all types of cancer, the earlier oral cancer is found the earlier effective treatment can begin. While oral cancer has been found in those without risk factors, the majority of cases are found in people who use tobacco in some form and/or drink alcohol heavily. People who drink alcohol and smoke are six times as likely to get oral cancer as people who do not drink. The combination of tobacco and alcohol use is extremely dangerous, and these risk factors should be eliminated to prevent death from oral cancer.

Dr. Wayne G. Suway is committed to providing the most comprehensive dental services to all of his patients. With his years of experience he has seen dental fads come and go, yet he remains sure in what is the most important in providing top notch dental care. If you are looking for a dental practice that you can trust to provide complete dental care, the dental practice of Dr. Wayne G. Suway is an ideal choice. His entire team of professionals is caring and would welcome the opportunity to serve you and the members of your family. Please call today to schedule an appointment.

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Are Medications Ruining Your Teeth?

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD - Vinings GA DentistGum disease, cavities, tooth decay – these are all unwanted aspects of oral health, yet they are common results for those taking many medications for health conditions and diseases. We have all seen the list of side effects that comes with our medications, but how often do we take the time to read it? If we did, we would be aware of the fact that there are serious complications that can occur to the teeth and mouth. It is always important to tell your dentist of any medication that you are taking so precautions can be taken to prevent serious oral health issues. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is dedicated as a compassionate dental expert who takes all areas of his patients’ health into consideration.

Dry mouth is one of the most common oral health side effects of over 600 medications prescribed in the United States. While dry mouth may seem like no more than a nuisance requiring you to feel as though your thirst is never quenched, it can actually have a negative, long-term effect on the teeth. Saliva is a critical component for the mouth to function as it should. While it may seem strange to call spit a necessity, it actually is. Saliva removes food particles from the teeth, it helps to balance the pH level of the mouth, and it has antibacterial properties that fight against the bacteria that form on the teeth. For people who suffer from dry mouth, the lack of saliva production can quickly lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Dr. Wayne Suway can help you find a solution to your dry mouth so that your teeth remain healthy.

Medications are designed to treat certain conditions, yet they can bring about others that are unwanted. Finding the balance between medicines that work and ones that do harm can be a daunting task. Let the team at the dental practice of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD help you find a solution that works. We are dedicated to our patients’ complete health and we look forward to serving you.

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Trusted Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Cosmetic Dentists near Vinings GeorgiaCosmetic dental treatments are extremely popular in America as more and more people choose to improve the aesthetics of their smiles. While teeth whitening remain the most requested cosmetic dental procedure, there are other procedures that are also highly used for patients who wish to close the gaps between their teeth, straighten their teeth, and achieve their dream smiles. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD has been practicing dentistry for over thirty years, and he is the trusted source in Atlanta, Marietta, and the surrounding areas for helping patients find the smile that they deserve.

A person’s smile says a great deal about them. Even the most out-going person can give off the wrong impression with stained, chipped, or misaligned teeth. Dr. Suway is dedicated to working with each patient on the most personalized level to create a fully customized treatment plan in order to achieve a perfect smile. There are many options available to cosmetically revamp a smile. Dental bonding, dental crowns and bridges, dental implants, porcelain veneers, tooth colored fillings, and teeth whitening are just some of the cosmetic dental treatments that are offered at the office of Dr. Wayne Suway. Patients have called Dr. Suway a perfectionist for many years because he pays close attention to details and is not satisfied until the perfect result is achieved.

If you are looking for a trusted cosmetic dentist who offers the highest quality cosmetic dentistry as well as comprehensive dental care, Dr. Wayne Suway is the dentist to trust. His advanced training and education, along with three decades of working in the dental field, provide his patients with the extraordinary service that the desire. Contact our cosmetic dentistry practice today to learn how you can achieve a beautiful smile. We look forward to serving you.

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Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding Dentist in Vinings GAMost people try to take care of their teeth using their best efforts. However, sometimes cosmetic problems still occur despite their best efforts – think soccer ball to the face. For those with minor cosmetic dental imperfections like chipped teeth or gaps between the teeth, dental bonding is a quick and affordable way to repair these minor flaws. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD has been helping patients restore their confidence by restoring their smiles for over 30 years. As a leading dental professional in Marietta, he serves patients in Marietta, Vinings, and the surrounding areas. Dr. Suway and his staff pride themselves on providing patients with the most compassionate and highest standard of service around.

Dental bonding is often used as an alternative to porcelain veneers. Dental bonding is done by creating a new portion of “tooth” to be bonded with the natural tooth or teeth. Tooth colored resin is applied to the tooth and then molded and polished to blend in naturally with the surrounding teeth. This procedure is relatively painless and generally requires no anesthesia, making it a very popular choice for parents whose children have received an injury that has resulted in a chipped or cracked tooth. Bonding is not meant for teeth that receive a lot of pressure, but it does work very well in a variety of situations.

If you have a tooth or teeth that need to be repaired, contact the dental practice of Dr. Wayne Suway today. He will be able to analyze the tooth in question to determine whether bonding makes sense or not. If it does not, there are other options available. Dr. Wayne Suway is dedicated to helping his patients achieve the smile that they deserve – one that is beautiful, complete, and worthy of showing off. Call us today.

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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.