New Patients 904-901-4302

Current Patients 904-733-4200

6802 St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32217

Treating Common Dental Concerns

Are you noticing that your gums bleed when you brush and floss? Has it been a while since your last dental visit? Alexander Dentistry helps patients address a variety of dental problems, from gingivitis to teeth grinding. Dr. Donald Alexander and his dental team offer restorative dental care, cosmetic dental services, and general dental treatments for patients with dental concerns in Jacksonville. At Alexander Dentistry, Dr. Alexander works with patients individually to understand their symptoms and current dental problems. Then, after a thorough examination, Dr. Alexander can discover the right solutions for your oral health issues.

Dental Concerns in Jacksonville, Florida

Dental Concerns in Jacksonville, FL

Learn about the treatments our office provides for common dental concerns, including:

Bleeding Gums

Red, swollen, and bleeding gums are common signs of gingivitis. Gingivitis, or gum inflammation, is the precursor to gum disease. If patients do not visit the dentist to address these concerns, their symptoms can worsen. Bleeding gums can quickly turn into gum disease. Patients with gum disease will require more complex treatments to reverse gum recession and loose teeth.

Crooked Teeth

A misaligned bite or crooked teeth can leave patients prone to problems like gum disease or cavities. It is often difficult for patients to reach some areas of the smile, which is why routine cleanings are so important. We can also straighten crooked teeth with Invisalign, a comfortable and modern orthodontic treatment. Patients who have one or two crooked teeth but want cosmetic care benefit from dental bonding or veneers.

Dental Fear

Do you have dental anxiety or a fear of the dentist? We can accommodate you to make sure that you feel as comfortable as possible when you visit our office. Our office is a judgment-free space where patients can feel confident in their care. In addition, our dentists can also provide sedation dentistry, a safe and effective method that calms and relaxes patients during their dental procedures.

Sleep Apnea

The most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea, which blocks the airway. Sleep apnea makes it difficult for patients to breathe when asleep. For our sleep apnea patients, we custom-make oral appliances. These small and portable appliances are a great alternative to CPAP machines. If patients have mild to moderate sleep apnea, they may be a candidate for oral appliances that keep the airway open so patients can sleep comfortably.

Teeth Grinding

Bruxism, also known as teeth clenching and grinding, is a common symptom of TMD. Symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders cause tooth wear and jaw pain. Luckily, we can help patients with bruxism by creating custom nightguards. Similar to mouthguards or other oral appliances, nightguards prevent tooth wear caused by bruxism. Nightguards also allow the jaw to relax.

Treat Your Dental Concerns Today

Are you a new patient? Call us at 904-901-4302. Current patients may call 904.733.4200. You may also request a dental appointment with our dentists on our website. Please let our office know if you have any changes in your oral health or current dental concerns. We will always be happy to help.