At our office, your health and comfort is our paramount concern.
Services we offer include:
- Oral Medicine
- Orofacial Pain
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Neuropathic Pain
These treatments include, but are not limited to:
- Mandibular Advancement Appliance
- Trigger Point Injections
- BOTOX® Cosmetic
- TMJ Injection
Advanced Tools and Techniques for Your Care
Your enjoyable dental experience depends on your comfort and safety. The Mary Charles Haigler, DMD, MS team utilizes technological advances in dental equipment and techniques to ensure your satisfaction with your appointment and your continued excellent health.
Digital Radiographs (X-rays)
Digital radiographs are a technological advancement that results in an almost instantaneous picture for Dr. Mary Charles. With digital radiographs, you will appreciate a more precise image, which leads to better care.
Digital CBCT (Cone Beam CT)
A CBCT allows Dr. Mary Charles to see the bone in 3 dimensions. This helps her visualize changes to the Temporomandibular Joints (TMJs), jaw bones (maxilla and mandible) and the air spaces.
Soft Tissue Laser
A soft tissue laser allows your dentist at Haigler Dental Care to provide gentle treatment when the soft tissues of your mouth are involved. Lasers can be helpful in pain reduction with ulcers, letting you get back to your normal life very quickly.
An intraoral camera allows us to document findings in your mouth. We can then compare the images with those from other appointments.
Digital photography gives your dentist instant images to use for cosmetic imaging or to keep on file to track your progress. Digital images can be saved electronically and are more efficient than traditional photographs, which must be taken off-site for development.
In a patient with obstructive sleep apnea, the position of the lower jaw and its associated soft tissues obstruct air flow during sleep, causing the patient to snore and, at times, to stop breathing for up to a minute or more. The quality of sleep for both the patient and his/her partner suffers tremendously. If left untreated, sleep apnea can be very dangerous, leading to systemic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even a stroke. Dr. Mary Charles may be able to help, and the first step is a sleep study. If you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and are a candidate for care in our office, Embletta™ PDS is a small, pocket-sized, portable monitoring system that we will use to help you achieve maximum effectiveness. Embletta™ PDS works by measuring your breathing patterns, oxygen intake, and various other factors. If you are having daytime sleepiness or other trouble sleeping, ask Dr. Mary Charles about sleep apnea and your risk.
If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room. Please call our office for assistance with non-emergent concerns.