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Your Topeka Painless Dentist

July 6, 2015

Many people assume that dentistry has to be painful. Dental care is often portrayed negatively focusing on drills, and old fashioned tooth extraction. Patients who look terrified laying on uncomfortable chairs, so it’s no surprise how many millions of Americans report experiencing some level of dental anxiety. At Michel Dental, we don’t think visiting the dentist should hurt. Dr. Michael E. Michel and his skilled team will alleviate your dental pain without causing you more discomfort. Numerous dental health care issues have severely painful effects when left untreated. Preventive care and TMJ, endodontic therapy, and periodontic treatment from Dr. Michel, ensure you’ll have a lifetime of painless smiles. Call Michel Dental in Topeka, KS to schedule an appointment with painless dentist.

TMJ Dentist, Topeka

One of the most painful oral health care concerns a patient can experience is temporomandibular joint dysfunction often called TMJ or TMD. TMD may start as clicking or grinding in the temporomandibular joint (the joint that connect your jawbone – mandible to the rest of your skull), but TMD can lead to extreme pain when opening or closing your mouth, inability to open the mouth wide enough to eat or drink, headaches, neck pain, earaches, and even deafness in extreme cases. Dr. Michel has advanced studies in TMJ dysfunction and treatment through Bio Research prepared him to offer patients non-surgical answers to relieving their TMJ pain.

Endodontics Root Canal Therapy to Relieve Pain

Endodontics is the study and care of the inner tooth (pulp and nerves). Dr. Michel’s years of experience in endodontics make him an ideal choice to relieve pain related to infection of the inner tooth structures. You likely think root canal therapy has to hurt. Root canals have always been the stuff of dentistry nightmares, but innovative care from Dr. Michel will help relieve your pain not cause you more. Most of the pain associated with root canals is caused when the nerve housed inside the root canal is exposed to infection making the tooth extremely sensitive and causing pain. Root Canal Therapy removes the infection, but preserves as much of your natural tooth structure as possible.

Periodontics Gum Disease Therapy

More than 50% of Americans suffer from some level of periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease can make eating, drinking, brushing your teeth, and other daily activities painful. More importantly, infection in the gums can spread through the body leading to fever and nausea, gum tissue or bone loss as well as increasing risk of heart disease, blood clot, and stroke. Periodontal therapy from Michel Dental will help you return to a healthy, pain free smile. By eliminating the infection and discovering the cause of the infection, Dr. Michel doesn’t just treat your gums. He helps you maintain periodontal health going forward.

Contact us for Painless Dentistry, Silver Lake

If you experience tooth pain or discomfort, Dr. Michel can help you reduce pain and improve your overall oral health. Dentistry doesn’t have to hurt, and at Michel Dental, we’ll help you look and feel great. Call us for an appointment today. Our Topeka, KS practice welcomes patients from surrounding communities including Silver Lake, Emporia, Lawrence and Manhattan.


Silver Lake Family Dentist – Michael E. Michel

June 6, 2015

It’s never easy choosing a new physician or finding one who can treat the whole family, but Dr. Michael E. Michel opened his Topeka, KS family dentistry practice more than 30 years ago. His years of experience, education, and continual dedication to serving his patients of all ages make Michel Dental a great option for the oral health of the whole family from pediatric to geriatric. Whatever your dental health care needs, Dr. Michel treats the whole family in one of two convenient locations. Call to schedule an appointment with our Silver Lake or Topeka, KS offices today.


Mr. Michel Can Help With Your TMJ Pain

December 26, 2013

If you suffer from TMJ, temporomandibular joint, pain, you definitely are not alone. Millions of people suffer from TMJ pain, but they either deal with it or do not think anything will be able to help them with their pain. Luckily, Dr. Michel will be able to help you find relief in your TMJ pain.

The temporomandibular joint is located where the skill meets the lower jaw. There are many causes for TMJ pain like arthritis, teeth grinding, and the joint itself. Many people complain of earaches or are not able to fully open their mouths. When giving your treatment, the doctor may think wearing a mouth guard will help. The mouth guard helps your TMJ pain by preventing your teeth from grinding and clenching your jaw, which is very important. Dr. Michel will evaluate your jaw, and figure out the best way to give you treatment. Because every mouth is different, so should the mouthpieces. Dr. Michel will make impressions of your mouth for your customized mouth guard to be made.

Another form of treatment for TMJ pain is by performing jaw exercises. Over time, the exercises will give you the ability to control your jaw muscles, ceasing the clenching.

If you feel as though Dr. Michel is able to help you with you TMJ pain, make an appointment at our office, and begin to experience pain relief as soon as possible.

At Michel Dental, we offer quality dental care for a distinctive smile. Our Topeka dental office serves patients from Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.


TMJ Therapy from Dr. Michel

June 7, 2013

Do you suffer from painful headaches, earaches and jaw pain? These may all be symptoms of a TMJ dysfunction. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) helps attach your jaw to your skull. When a TMJ dysfunction occurs, it can affect your ability to chew or move your jaw without pain, and there may even be a clicking noise when moving your jaw.

Michel Dental offers non-surgical TMJ therapy options to help manage the pain and help you live life once again. Oral appliances are a common form of TMJ therapy that works for many people. Dr. Michel will have a mouthguard custom made for your smile that you’ll wear while you sleep to help take some of the stress off of your jaw and encourage proper alignment.

Other TMJ therapy solutions can include managing your stress, lifestyle changes, and repairing your teeth and jaw to fix misaligned bites. Dr. Michel will carefully consider the right solution or combination of solutions to help manage your discomfort and restore normal function to your jaw.

Jaw pain can be treated with TMJ therapy to help restore the health and function of your jaw. If you think you’re suffering from TMJ dysfunction, give our office a call today. We’re here to help and have a variety of options available to create the right treatment plan for you.

At Michel Dental, we offer quality dental care for a distinctive smile. Our Topeka dental office serves patients from Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

What Is Dr. Michel Looking for When I Come In for a Checkup?

January 20, 2012

You’ve probably heard Dr. Michel or another dentist you’ve visited in your lifetime say it’s important to come in for a regular checkup every six months (or, twice a year). But do you understand completely why these twice-yearly appointments are so important? Or, to put it another way, do you know what we’re looking for when you come in?

The answer is, we’re looking for a variety of things. The two essentials are gum disease and tooth decay. Catching both of these early is important because of how much they can impact your oral as well as overall health. Gum disease in particular has been tied to a range of health problems, like: