Here you'll find high-quality dental care that spans nearly every major dental specialty and treatment type.
Solutions for head and neck pain, TMJ Treatment
You might not hear many dentists talk about treating head and neck pain, or headaches. That's because very few dentists have the specialized training required for effective treatment. Dr. Flood is a different kind of dentist. In addition to his excellent dental education and training, he has studied craniosacral therapy, osteopathic manual medicine, myofascial release, Rolfing, Trager, chiropractic techniques, chirodontics, and massage therapy. If you suffer from TMJ related pain, your whole world changes. Symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) can include facial pain, earaches, dizziness, migraines, tension-type headaches, jaw pain, popping, and clicking and locking in the TM joints. These conditions can disrupt nearly every aspect of your life. Dr. Flood has mad TMD diagnosis and treatment an integral part of his practice. For starters, a significant portion of his comprehensive exam focuses exclusive on the TM joints. He offers splint therapy to address your TMJ pain and help you achieve a proper bite. These are fully customized splints that stabilize your jaw joint and make therapeutic changes in your jaw's posture. These comfortable, easy to use appliances have worked wonders for many of Dr. Flood's patients, correcting the underlying problem and significantly relieving pain in the process. Because of Dr. Flood's broad knowledge, he can often identify and treat conditions that may otherwise appear unrelated to dentistry. And with his ongoing relationships with many of the foremost healthcare specialists, he'll partner with just the right care team to optimize your relief from pain. Dr. Flood encourages your questions. Please request an appointment now to learn more about back and neck or headache treatments that really work.
Mercury Amalgam (filling) Removal
For over 100 years the standard for filling cavities has been the use of material that is often 50% mercury. Did you know that mercury is a highly toxic, dangerous element that does not appear naturally in the human body? Mercury can actually 'leak' from fillings, while a single drop of mercury on a human hand can be fatal! Many studies have shown that low grade chronic mercury intoxication may cause anxiety, irritability, fatigue, stress intolerance, loss of self-confidence, indecision, headache and depression. Mercury may even contribute to or cause Alzheimer's disease and autism. The good news is that mercury does not have to go into a filling in order to effectively repair a cavity. Using a materials that are far more bio compatible with your body, Dr. Kevin Flood can create fillings that are not only nontoxic but also closely match the natural color of your teeth. You get the benefits of safety and beauty in one procedure. On the flip side, when you have old metal/ amalgam fillings you want removed, Dr. Flood uses a unique safety procedure to ensure that no mercury "leaks" into your mouth or is breathed into your lungs as he removes those old fillings. Bio compatible dentistry is not "New Age" medicine. Its roots can be traced back as far as the late 1800s, when mercury was first found to be harmful to humans. In modern times, bio compatible dentistry has been practices as a dental philosophy for over two decades in many countries around the world, including the United States, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, France ,Switzerland, Australia, Taiwan, Sweden and Colombia. Dr. Flood encourages your inquiries. Please request an appointment using the form on this page or call us at 616-974-4990 for more information on metal-free, holistic, bio compatible dentistry. Why run from one specialist to another when you can find all your smile needs in one place?
We restore and replace missing teeth to make your smile whole and healthy. Dr. Flood can design precision porcelain crowns and bridges.
JAW JOINT PROBLEMS
Dr. Flood offers a variety of nonsurgical alternative treatments for TMJ - including manual therapy, splints and night guards.
COSMETIC & PREVENTIVE CARE
We'll do everything possible to keep your smile healthy for a lifetime, including gentle, thorough ultrasonic cleanings and helpful instruction on home care. To make your smile truly brilliant, we do whitening, porcelain veneers, natural-looking tooth-colored fillings, cosmetic bonding and smile makeovers for the smile and confidence you've always wanted.
Dr. Flood creates custom sleep appliances to prevent grinding and snoring. He also designs sports guards for athletes.
Full Service Grand Rapids Dental Care
- Crowns & bridges
- Bonding & beneers
- Head & neck pain
- Metal sensitivity & toxicity
- Preventative care
- Dentures & partials
- Onlays & inlays
- Oral cancer screening
- Ultrasonic cleanings
- Compatibility blood tests
- Implant restorations
- TMJ treatment
- Sleep Appliances
- Herbal gum therapy