Welcome to James R. Tharp, DDS. | Frankfort Mini Dental Implant Center | Taip, Kalbame Lietuviskai

General Dentistry

Jaw/Joint therapy

Jaw Joint Therapy (Occlusal Equilibration) Temporomandibular disorders are a group of problems that cause pain and poor function in the jaw joint and the muscles responsible for jaw movement. They are also known as TMD or TMJ for short. Symptoms of TMD/TMJ may include: · Pain in the chewing muscles or jaw joint · Stiff

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Root Canal

Root Canal Therapy Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection.  In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the

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Wisdom Teeth Extractions

With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, Dr. Tharp can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or future potential problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years. All outpatient surgery

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Extractions

An extraction means to have a tooth removed, usually because of disease, trauma or crowding. If you need an extraction, we’ll first numb the area to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, we will advise you of what post extraction regimen to follow. In most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal. Your mouth

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Denture Relign

If you have suffered from weight loss, weight gain or water retention, the shape of your mouth may have changed and a new denture may be necessary. Sometimes, the denture rubs against the gums and causes an infection that can affect the fit of the denture. You may require a reline to solve this problem.

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Overdentures

Like traditional dentures, implant overdentures are removable appliances that include prosthetic teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, maxillary overdentures are shaped like a horseshoe. This is a godsend for many patients, as the palate of the prosthesis can be eliminated. This affords better comfort, speech and taste. The advantage of the mandibular overdenture is obvious, in that the

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Partials and Dentures

Dentures are a trusted solution for replacing missing teeth. At James R. Tharp, DDS our patients frequently ask Dr. Tharp about dentures to determine if they are a good solution for their particular needs. As with any dental solution, there are pros and cons to wearing dentures and whether or not they will work for

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Crowns and Bridges

Dentistry is an art as well as a science, dental crowns offer a perfect example of this. A dental crown or “cap” is a covering that fits over a damaged, decayed or unattractive tooth. It can even replace a tooth entirely as part of dental bridgework. A crown completely covers a tooth above the gum

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