Estimates vary, but most agree that over 12 million people in the United States suffer from TMJ disorder, also known as TMD. This jaw joint disorder can lead to problems fully opening and closing your mouth, as well as a host of uncomfortable symptoms. How do we treat TMJ disorder?
When a person regularly grinds his or her teeth, or clenches the jaw, this is referred to as bruxism. Over time, persistent teeth grinding can lead to damaged teeth and serious complications. But what makes us grind our teeth? How can a dentist stop teeth grinding?
We often find patients don’t understand how important a routine checkup and cleaning can be. These preventive procedures are essential for keeping your smile healthy and free of common, but serious, oral health issues. Let’s look at a few important reasons to have your teeth examined and cleaned.
We often treat patients with tooth decay, gingivitis, and other common oral health issues. However, there is one dental issue that is pretty rare and many of our patients and readers may not be familiar with. Today, we’re going to answer questions about the oral health problem known as tori.
Pain in your tooth an be caused by a number of different factors. However, in some cases aching teeth can mean you have an oral health problem that requires treatment. In today’s blog, we’re looking at the causes of toothaches and how we treat them.
According to some studies, as many as 8% to 15% of people experience some form of dental anxiety. Their fear can lead to them avoiding the dentist completely, which allows minor problem to grow more severe and impact the healthy and stability of their smile. In order to help patients with dental fears, we may recommend sedation.
We’ve talked about dental bridges and removable dentures, but we also have a more secure and longer lasting option for addressing tooth loss. Dental implants use advanced technology to provide replacements that act as natural tooth roots. Do you have questions about dental implants?
In our last blog, we discussed partial dentures for those with multiple missing teeth. But what about people that have lost a majority of their teeth, or all of them? We can help patients with advanced tooth loss enjoy a full and functional smile again with a set of complete dentures.
If you’ve lost a number of your teeth, but not enough to warrant a complete prosthetic, then you may benefit from a partial denture. We can create a lifelike and durable tooth replacement option to restore your ability to eat and speak without difficulty. To find out more, take our fun quiz!
Have you recently lost one or more teeth? If you have embarrassing gaps in your smile, then we can help with a custom-made dental prosthetic. How does a dental bridge replace lost teeth? How do we create a lifelike prosthetic?