Pediatric Dentistry Treatments

toothbrushgirlpigtailsDo you know what to expect from pediatric dentistry? Are you familiar with the variety of treatments we offer? Or, do you simply think of children’s dental care as something that includes compassion and a gentler approach but that is technically identical to adult care? The not-so-great news is that if you don’t know much about pediatric care, you may feel worried about your child’s comfort – and you may not feel confident about protecting your little one’s grin. This can lead to some serious stress. The exceptional news? We can set you straight on what to expect and how to safeguard your child’s oral health by helping you gain a sense of familiarity with the treatments we offer.

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Address Headaches With Bruxism Treatment

jawpainblueGetting to the bottom of your chronic headaches can feel like a major headache of its own. Fortunately, by visiting us for a consultation, we can quickly help you identify dental disorders or problems that may be contributing to or causing your discomfort. For example, a disorder called bruxism is commonly associated with many types of discomfort, including headaches. Fortunately, if this disorder is affecting your oral health, we offer effective bruxism treatment to alleviate daily symptoms, while inhibiting the development of serious, long-term damage. Learn more to find out if this may be the missing link to your experience.

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Tips for Dental Headache Relief

tips for dental headache reliefHeadache relief is often an important part of many patients’ dental treatment. Like a toothache, head pain can indicate a number of chronic dental health issues, from unconscious teeth-grinding and TMJ disorder to obstructive sleep apnea, and more. Diagnosing the source of your chronic headaches is the first step to finding relief, and will require a comprehensive examination and consultation with your dentist. While an accurate diagnosis is vital to prescribing an appropriate course of treatment, you may find temporary relief from dental headaches with a few tips from an expert!   (more…)

Chronic Headaches from TMJ Disorder?

chronic headaches from tmj disorderFor many people, jaw movement is not an obvious part of oral health. However, its importance should not be underestimated. The joints that control your jaw, known as temporomandibular joints, are located on either side of your mouth, next to each ear. As your mouth opens and closes, the joints should pivot and glide together. In the case of TMJ disorder, jaw movement is impeded by swollen, damaged, and/or misaligned TMJs. Because they’re next to the dominant trigeminal nerves, TMJ disorder can cause a large variety of symptoms, including chronic, seemingly-untreatable headaches. (more…)

More Comfortable Treatment with Dental Sedation

comfortable treatment with dental sedationBecause dental treatment may sometimes involve one or more complex procedures, anesthesia and dental sedation are frequently a necessary part of treatment. Local anesthesia is administered to block nerve signals and reduce physical discomfort, while sedation and general anesthesia help calm your nerves and keep you relaxed. For patients who experience dental fear or phobia, or even an excessive amount of anxiety, sedation can prove particularly beneficial by helping them receive treatment. If your care requires the use of anesthesia and/or sedation, then we can tailor its administration to your specific needs and preferences to better ensure a comfortable, pleasurable experience.  (more…)

When Your Tooth Is Giving You a Headache

when your tooth is giving you a headacheA toothache is worrisome for a number of reasons. Its cause can range from tooth damage to a developing cavity, and its severity can range from mildly annoying to severely painful. If not treated, the tooth’s condition and discomfort will continue to grow worse, potentially leading to recurring headaches. As if a toothache isn’t disruptive enough, dealing with a headache at the same time can be excruciating. Fortunately, treating the cause of your toothache should alleviate your head pain, as well. (more…)

5 Signs You Might Have Bruxism

5 Signs You Might Have BruxismOne in three people suffer from bruxism, according to a study. Are you one of those patients who grinds their teeth? Even though bruxism is prevalent, not everyone has heard the term before or is aware of the condition. Bruxism is habitual grinding and clenching of your teeth. The difference that sets bruxism apart? The habit is involuntary; you often do not realize you are grinding your teeth until you notice the symptoms and signs you might have bruxism. Treating bruxism can reduce jaw pain, protect your teeth, and offer dental headache pain relief. (more…)

Common Causes of Headache & Head Pain

Common Causes of Headache & Head PainDid you know that some of the common causes of headache and head pain are dental-related and could be remedied by treatment from your dentist? The health of your mouth, the positioning of your teeth, and the proper functioning of your jaw joints are just some aspects of your dental health that all play a factor in muscle movements and forces that inevitably lead to head pain. Dental imbalance and muscle tension can trigger headaches, so your misaligned bite, missing teeth, or teeth grinding could be the cause of your chronic headaches. (more…)

Quiz: Do You Have Bruxism or TMJ Disorder?

Quiz Do You Have Bruxism or TMJ DisorderTMJ disorder and bruxism are common dental disorders affecting your TMJ, also known as the temporomandibular joint. Your temporomandibular joints are the joints that connect your jaw to the rest of your skull; they act as hinges as your mouth opens and closes. Your jaw joints are at work countless times throughout the day, though you may not notice until you experience jaw discomfort. Jaw soreness is often a sign of TMJ disorder or bruxism. Do you have bruxism or TMJ disorder? These disorders need to be treated before they cause damage to your joints, teeth, and overall health. (more…)

Why You Should Visit the Dentist for Headaches

Why You Should Visit the Dentist for HeadachesIf you have been experiencing regular headaches that disrupt your life, you may be interested in seeking relief. It probably seems logical to visit a doctor to address your headache concerns. But what about visiting your dentist? Here’s why you should visit the dentist for headaches: The underlying cause of your chronic headaches could be related to jaw muscle and joint tension caused by TMJ disorder or bruxism. Your headaches and migraines could be a symptom of these dental disorders. Seek treatment with your dentist and your chronic headaches could be a thing of the past. (more…)