The face of dentistry continues to evolve as technological and medical advances rapidly emerge. We are proud to say that we have kept abreast and that we continue to offer our patients all the advantages of the latest treatments and technology – treatment of headaches, neck and facial pain, snoring and sleep apnea solutions, dental orthopedics and therapeutic medical modalities.
Key to our mission is our ongoing effort in expanding our expertise as providers of advanced dentistry. Not only have we continued to incorporate the latest technologies into our practice – we’ve continued to master the skills in bringing our patients the benefits of those techniques. Our guiding principle is that our commitment to quality and our philosophy of excellence be evident in all that we do.
Armed with the desire and commitment to bring real world non-surgical solutions to his patients dental and health problems, Doctor Demerjian has over 1500 hours of continued education with a concentration in TMJ/ TMD, dental orthopedics and sleep disordered breathing. It is with that desire that Doctor Demerjian continues to attend over 100 hours of continued education courses a year.
Many patients are delighted to find a doctor as versatile as Doctor Demerjian but are even more delighted when they find a solution to their headaches, earaches, neck aches, dizziness, fainting, pain behind the eyes, difficulty swallowing, clicking and locking jaw problems. Patients with these symptoms are encouraged to call our office for an appointment. Many of the above problems can be related to jaw problems. In many cases, the lower jaw is not in the correct position in relation to the upper jaw, which causes muscle spasms with resultant painful symptoms. Dr. Demerjian works closely with other health care professionals including medical doctors, dentists, ear, nose and throat specialists, neurologists, chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists and other members of the medical and dental community, to try and resolve these problems for patients. In most cases, when several practitioners are working together, the results are better for the patient.
Snoring and sleep apnea are two serious health problems today. Snoring irritates the spouse and adversely affects marriages. However, sleep apnea occurs when the patient stops breathing during sleep, for more than 10 seconds at a time. This lack of oxygen causes problems including increased blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. Dr. Demerjian has been very successful in treating these patients with snoring appliances designed to move the lower jaw and tongue forward, which opens up the airway and solves the problem. These also have been very effective for patients who cannot tolerate the CPAP machine. If you or your spouse snore and want more information on the subject, call our office for an appointment.
For younger patients all functional problems including mouth breathing, snoring, jaw joint problems, and habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusts can be treated immediately. Any skeletal (bone) problems such as narrow jaws or underdeveloped jaws also can be treated with functional appliances. Recessive or underdeveloped chins are consistently moved forward with dental orthopedics while the patient is still growing.
While it’s rare to find a doctor with as much hands-on knowledge and real-world expertise as Dr. Demerjian, it’s rarer still to find a man who cares so much about his patients. It’s this combination that ensures Dr. Demerjian and his staff will be creating a lifetime of healthy and happy smiles for years to come.