Dr. James C. Komendera and Associates https://www.jameskomenderadds.com/rss.xml en Snoring and Sleep Apnea in Lake Orion https://www.jameskomenderadds.com/services/snoring-and-sleep-apnea-lake-orion <span>Snoring and Sleep Apnea in Lake Orion</span> <div><!-- Level --> <div class="level level-intro"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <h1>Snoring and Sleep Apnea in Lake Orion</h1> <div class="line"></div> <p>Snoring can cause you to have trouble sleeping and cause a lot of troubles for you and your loved ones. We understand that snoring is hard to control but we want to work with you to help you find a treatment plan that will get you a good night’s rest.</p> </div> <div class="eight-column rightimg"> <div class="border-div"> <img class="onehundred" src="/files/images/main-images/snoring-lg.jpg" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!-- Level --> <div class="level level-b lastlevel"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2></h2> <div class="line"></div> <p>Perhaps your snoring is a symptom of a greater problem known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a disorder where you stop breathing for 10 to 20 seconds at a time while you are sleeping. These breathing pauses happen repeatedly throughout the night and will cause heavy snoring with brief pauses in between. It is important to note that not all people who snore have sleep apnea.</p> <p>We offer the latest technology in snoring treatment that will help you wake up feeling rested and relaxed each and every morning. If you are looking for treatment options that will help you sleep better at night and stop causing strife between you and your spouse, then call us today to book an appointment.</p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:35</span> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:35:42 +0000 admin 30 at https://www.jameskomenderadds.com Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorder in Lake Orion https://www.jameskomenderadds.com/services/jaw-pain-and-tmj-disorder-lake-orion <span>Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorder in Lake Orion</span> <div><!-- Level --> <div class="level level-intro"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <h1>Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorder in Lake Orion</h1> <div class="line"></div> <p>Does your jaw ache when you wake up in the morning? You may be suffering from TMJ syndrome.</p> <p>TMJ stands for Temporomandibular joint disorder. It means that your TMJ joint — the joint, which connects your jaw to your skull — is inflamed causing you pain.</p> </div> <div class="eight-column rightimg"> <div class="border-div"> <img class="onehundred" src="/files/images/main-images/tmd-lg.jpg" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!-- Level --> <div class="level level-b lastlevel"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2>Common symptoms of TMJ syndrome:</h2> <div class="line"></div> <ul><li>Pain or difficulty while biting/chewing</li> <li>Clicking or popping sound when opening or closing your mouth</li> <li>Dull, aching pain in your face, ears or jaw</li> <li>Headaches or migraines</li> <li>Neck or shoulder pain</li> <li>People feel TMJ pain in varying degrees, and there are many potential causes.</li> </ul><div class="clear"></div> <div class="dividerbar"></div> <h2>Common causes of TMJ pain:</h2> <div class="line"></div> <ul><li>Clenching or grinding your teeth</li> <li>Malalignment of your teeth</li> <li>Jaw thrusting</li> <li>Excessive gum chewing</li> <li>Excessive nail-biting</li> <li>A joint disease, such as osteoarthritis</li> <li>Lack of overbite</li> </ul><p>If your teeth are misaligned, dental work may be required to restore proper occlusion. You may be fitted with a special guard, known as a bitesplint that will keep your jaw from clenching while you sleep – putting an end to jaw pain and discomfort.</p> <p>Contact us today to learn more about your TMJ treatment options.</p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:58</span> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:58:06 +0000 admin 27 at https://www.jameskomenderadds.com Dentures in Lake Orion https://www.jameskomenderadds.com/services/dentures-lake-orion <span>Dentures in Lake Orion</span> <div><!-- Level --> <div class="level level-intro"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <h1>Dentures in Lake Orion</h1> <div class="line"> </div> <p>From sports injury to old age, tooth loss can happen for a number of reasons. And without proper treatment, it can affect your general health and can have a negative effect on your self-confidence. If you need dentures, we offer modern and realistic looking full or partial dentures that will rebuild your smile and your confidence.</p> </div> <div class="eight-column rightimg"> <div class="border-div"> <img class="onehundred" src="/files/images/main-images/dentures-lg.jpg" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"> </div> </div> <!-- Level --> <div class="level level-b lastlevel"> <div class="insidewrap"> <!-- Group --> <div class="eight-column"> <div class="optio-video" data-video-id="dentistry/missing_teeth/full_denture"></div> </div> <div class="eight-column"> <h2>A new smile and a happier you.</h2> <div class="line"></div> <p>The amount of tooth loss will dictate what kind of dentures you require. If multiple teeth are missing or are severely damaged you may require a full set of dentures. Full dentures are custom made to fit the specific shape of your own mouth and require that any remaining teeth are removed.</p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <div class="dividerbar"></div> <!-- Group --> <div class="sixteen-column"> <p>If you are only missing a few teeth, you may only need partial dentures. Partial dentures are a good alternative to bridges and are often removable. Partial dentures are inserted into your mouth by attaching wires to the real teeth on either side of the space.</p> <p>We will do a thorough check to help you figure out what kind of dentures you may need. If you are missing teeth and are feeling self-conscious about it, we are the dentures specialists who are here to help.</p> <p>Contact us to find out more about dentures.</p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <div class="dividerbar"></div> <!-- Group --> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2>Videos about Dentures:</h2> <div class="line"></div> <div class="morevideos"> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/missing_teeth/replacing_teeth"></div> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/missing_teeth/full_denture"></div> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/missing_teeth/partial_denture"></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:53</span> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:53:02 +0000 admin 26 at https://www.jameskomenderadds.com Sports Guards and Bite Appliances in Lake Orion https://www.jameskomenderadds.com/services/sports-guards-and-bite-appliances-lake-orion <span>Sports Guards and Bite Appliances in Lake Orion</span> <div><!-- Level --> <div class="level level-intro"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <h1>Sports Guards and Bite Appliances in Lake Orion</h1> <div class="line"></div> <p>There are two common ways we can cause damage to our teeth: grinding /clenching and playing sports. Both types of damage are preventable with the right kind of help. We provide sports guards and bite splints that will help you keep your teeth safe.</p> </div> <div class="eight-column rightimg"> <div class="border-div"> <img class="onehundred" src="/files/images/main-images/mouthguard-lg.jpg" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!-- Level --> <div class="level level-b lastlevel"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2>Grinding/clenching</h2> <div class="line"></div> <p>Bruxism is what dentists call the act of clenching or grinding your teeth while you sleep. It can result in chipped teeth, damaged fillings, painful headaches, and can even loosen your teeth. We can fit you with a special night guard that will protect your teeth from breaking down while you get a good night’s rest.</p> <h2>Sports</h2> <div class="line"></div> <p>Playing a sport is a great way to stay healthy, but it can leave your teeth vulnerable to damage -- particularly in contact sports such as hockey and football. We can fit athletes with sports guards to protect their teeth during physical activity. We understand that you need to be able to protect your teeth without impeding your game.</p> <p>Talk to us today to learn more about sports guards and bite appliances.</p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:46</span> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:46:35 +0000 admin 25 at https://www.jameskomenderadds.com Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Lake Orion https://www.jameskomenderadds.com/services/wisdom-teeth-extraction-lake-orion <span>Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Lake Orion</span> <div><!-- Level --> <div class="level level-intro"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <h1>Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Lake Orion</h1> <div class="line"> </div> <p>Humans have an extra set of third molars, known as wisdom teeth, located in the very back of the upper and lower jaw that often come in much later in life – usually between 17 and 25 years of age. Problems occur with these extra molars because there usually isn’t enough space in your mouth for extra teeth. Wisdom teeth can become impacted, which means they are stuck in the bone or gum tissue and can become painful, leading to other ailments such as headaches.</p> </div> <div class="eight-column rightimg"> <div class="border-div"> <img class="onehundred" src="/files/images/main-images/wisdom-lg.jpg" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"> </div> </div> <!-- Level --> <div class="level level-b lastlevel"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <div class="optio-video" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/about"></div> </div> <div class="eight-column"> <h2>When your extra teeth are causing you pain</h2> <div class="line"></div> <p>Wisdom teeth extraction involves opening the gum tissue covering the tooth, separating any connecting tissue and finally removing the tooth. </p> <p>If your wisdom teeth are impacted, it is important to have them removed before they lead to other, more serious health problems. If you are suffering from pain of your wisdom teeth, call us today to book an extraction appointment.</p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <div class="dividerbar"></div> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2>Videos about Wisdom Teeth Extraction:</h2> <div class="line"></div> <div class="morevideos"> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/about"></div> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/extraction"></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:44</span> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:44:09 +0000 admin 24 at https://www.jameskomenderadds.com Preventative Dentistry in Lake Orion https://www.jameskomenderadds.com/services/preventative-dentistry-lake-orion <span>Preventative Dentistry in Lake Orion</span> <div><!-- Level --> <div class="level level-intro"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <h1>Preventative Dentistry in Lake Orion</h1> <div class="line"> </div> <p>Daily brushing and flossing is essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but regular oral hygiene visits are vital to maintaining good oral health.</p> </div> <div class="eight-column rightimg"> <div class="border-div"> <img class="onehundred" src="/files/images/main-images/hygiene-lg.jpg" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"> </div> </div> <!-- Level --> <div class="level level-b lastlevel"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <div class="optio-video" data-video-id="dentistry/periodontal/scaling"></div> </div> <div class="eight-column"> <h2>Keeping your teeth clean</h2> <div class="line"></div> <p>During these appointments, your hygienist will "scale" your teeth, removing tartar build-up, and polish the surface while removing minor stains. Our hygienist does the scaling process with an ultrasonic tool that vibrates at a frequency strong enough to break down bacterial cell membranes and remove both plaque and calculus, without causing you any pain.</p> <p>You may also receive a fluoride treatment to help fight decay and ensure clean, healthy teeth.</p> <p>These visits are a key part of preventative maintenance and provide an opportunity for our team to examine your teeth and gums for potential problems. Often the best way to screen for oral cancer is visually, Dr. Komendera &amp; Associates can see if there are any potential problems arising and biopsy if need be. Early detection will improve your chances to maintain a bright, beautiful smile.</p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <div class="dividerbar"></div> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2>View videos on Preventative Dentistry</h2> <div class="line"></div> <div class="morevideos"> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/brushing"></div> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/flossing"></div> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/periodontal/scaling"></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:41</span> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:41:01 +0000 admin 23 at https://www.jameskomenderadds.com Endodontics in Lake Orion https://www.jameskomenderadds.com/services/endodontics-lake-orion <span>Endodontics in Lake Orion</span> <div><!-- Level --> <div class="level level-intro"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <h1>Endodontics in Lake Orion</h1> <div class="line"> </div> <p>Endodontics comes from the Greek words “Endo” meaning inside and “odons” meaning tooth. Essentially it’s a fancy way to describe the kind of dentistry that keeps the tissues and nerves that are inside your teeth healthy.</p> </div> <div class="eight-column rightimg"> <div class="border-div"> <img class="onehundred" src="/files/images/main-images/endodontics-lg.jpg" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"> </div> </div> <!-- Level --> <div class="level level-b lastlevel"> <div class="insidewrap"> <!-- Group --> <div class="eight-column"> <div class="optio-video" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/root_canal"></div> </div> <div class="eight-column"> <h2>Root Canal</h2> <div class="line"></div> <p>Dental decay that is left untreated can reach the nerve inside your tooth causing you a lot of pain. When that happens you may require a root canal. We understand the need to relieve you of the pain and discomfort you are in, without causing you any more pain in the process. Our highly skilled team will take care of you while we correct the problem.</p> <p>A root canal will remove the damaged tissue and fill the space with a composite resin, allowing you to keep your natural tooth.</p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <div class="dividerbar"></div> <!-- Group --> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2>Videos about Endodontics:</h2> <div class="line"></div> <div class="morevideos"> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/cusp/root_canal"></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:34</span> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:34:55 +0000 admin 21 at https://www.jameskomenderadds.com Periodontics in Lake Orion https://www.jameskomenderadds.com/services/periodontics-lake-orion <span>Periodontics in Lake Orion</span> <div><!-- Level --> <div class="level level-intro"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <h1>Periodontics in Lake Orion</h1> <div class="line"> </div> <p>Ensuring that your teeth have a strong foundation of healthy gums and bone is a vital part of maintaining good oral health. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting your teeth. We take periodontics seriously and offer laser treatment that has less bleeding and swelling, and ultimately less pain.</p> </div> <div class="eight-column rightimg"> <div class="border-div"> <img class="onehundred" src="/files/images/main-images/periodontics-lg.jpg" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"> </div> </div> <!-- Level --> <div class="level level-b lastlevel"> <div class="insidewrap"> <!-- Group --> <div class="eight-column"> <div class="optio-video" data-video-id="dentistry/periodontal/about"></div> </div> <div class="eight-column"> <h2>Symptoms of Periodontal Disease:</h2> <div class="line"></div> <ul><li>Swollen, puffy and bleeding gums</li> <li>Spaces between teeth</li> <li>Tooth sensitivity</li> <li>Bad breath</li> <li>Loose teeth</li> </ul><p>If not adequately treated, periodontal disease can result in loose teeth and can lead to tooth loss. Early detection and treatment are key in ensuring successful treatment.</p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <div class="dividerbar"></div> <!-- Group --> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2>Preventing Periodontal Disease:</h2> <ul><li>Brush and floss your teeth daily</li> <li>See your dentist regularly for professional cleaning and monitoring</li> <li>If diagnosed with periodontal disease, get treatment early</li> </ul><p>If you think you may be suffering from periodontal disease, call us today to book an appointment!</p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <div class="dividerbar"></div> <!-- Group --> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2>Videos about Periodontics:</h2> <div class="line"></div> <div class="morevideos"> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/periodontal/about"></div> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/periodontal/scaling"></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/13/2017 - 10:32</span> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:32:29 +0000 admin 20 at https://www.jameskomenderadds.com Family Dentistry in Lake Orion https://www.jameskomenderadds.com/services/family-dentistry-lake-orion <span>Family Dentistry in Lake Orion</span> <div><!-- Level --> <div class="level level-intro"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <h1>Family Dentistry in Lake Orion</h1> <div class="line"> </div> <p>We know how important your family is to you, so we have worked hard to become the Lake Orion family dentist you can trust to take good care of your entire family.</p> </div> <div class="eight-column rightimg"> <div class="border-div"> <img class="onehundred" src="/files/images/main-images/family-lg.jpg" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"> </div> </div> <!-- Level --> <div class="level level-b lastlevel"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <div class="optio-video" data-video-id="kidszone/ricky_first_visit"></div> </div> <div class="eight-column"> <h2>Taking care of your entire family</h2> <div class="line"></div> <p>We understand that a visit to the dentist can be scary for your little ones, but Dr. Komendera and his team ensure that they have a fun, enjoyable experience when they are here. We have a great play area in our waiting room, and have children’s DVDs for them to watch while we take care of their oral health.</p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <div class="dividerbar"></div> <!-- Group --> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2></h2> <div class="line"></div> <p>We believe that being an active member in the community is an important part of providing care.</p> <p>Over the past 30 years, our team has supported the Annual Family Fun Fest, held at the Community Education Resource Center in Lake Orion. Also, every year we provide dental health education to hundreds of elementary students throughout the area.</p> <p>We believe that giving back to the community is a great way to say thank you to you and all of our loyal patients.</p> <p>If you are looking for family dentist in Lake Orion with good community values, give us a call today!</p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <div class="dividerbar"></div> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2>Videos about Family Dentistry:</h2> <div class="line"></div> <div class="morevideos"> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="kidszone/ricky_first_visit"></div> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="kidszone/ricky"></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/13/2017 - 10:21</span> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:21:35 +0000 admin 19 at https://www.jameskomenderadds.com Orthodontics in Lake Orion https://www.jameskomenderadds.com/services/orthodontics-lake-orion <span>Orthodontics in Lake Orion</span> <div><!-- Level --> <div class="level level-intro"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="eight-column"> <h1>Orthodontics in Lake Orion</h1> <div class="line"> </div> <p>Braces straighten teeth by applying even pressure on them over a longer period of time. Depending on the severity of the problem, treatment times can range between 6 months to 2 years.</p> <p>We offer you the innovative Damon System. The Damon System are virtually invisible braces that combine tieless braces with high technology archwires. Clinically proven to move teeth quickly and comfortably, resulting in a spectacular smile.</p> </div> <div class="eight-column rightimg"> <div class="border-div"> <img class="onehundred" src="/files/images/main-images/braces-ortho.jpg" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!-- Level --> <div class="level level-b lastlevel"> <div class="insidewrap"> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2>A happier smile is a straight one</h2> <div class="line"></div> <p>Braces often provide good hiding spaces for bits of food and can cause an increased risk of decay. Dr. Komendera has your oral health as a top priority and will tell you how to keep your teeth healthy while you are straightening your teeth. Dr. Komendera has over 27 years of experience.</p> <p>If you are curious about what options you have for braces in Lake Orion call us today and we will answer any question you may have.</p> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <div class="clear"></div> <div class="dividerbar"></div> <div class="sixteen-column"> <h2>Videos about Orthodontics:</h2> <div class="line"></div> <div class="morevideos"> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="ortho/problems/overview"></div> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="ortho/braces/align"></div> <div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="ortho/appliances/maintaining_space"></div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/13/2017 - 10:14</span> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:14:07 +0000 admin 18 at https://www.jameskomenderadds.com