When you have a jaw that pops and clicks, or that aches or even experiences sharp pain, then you may have problems with strain and balance in your smile. To treat these issues and restore the smile’s health and balance, your Los Angeles, CA, dentist may recommend treatment. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at oral appliances, oral surgery, and more.
When you have headaches in your daily life, this could mean that your jaw joints have become strained, or that bite imbalance and issues like teeth grinding are present. To bring relief to your orofacial pain and help prevent complications, your Los Angeles, CA, dentist could recommend treatment, which is often possible by wearing a comfortable oral splint as you rest.
We briefly mentioned bruxism in our last blog, and today would like to discuss a bit more about chronic teeth grinding. When we grind our teeth, we risk damaging our smile and leaving teeth vulnerable to issues like tooth decay and abscesses. In today’s blog, your Los Angeles, CA, dentist discusses how we help people stop grinding their teeth!
TMJ disorder, also referred to as TMD in some cases, could lead to major oral health problems and discomfort. To bring relief and prevent further complications, your Los Angeles, CA, dentist could provide treatment for TMJ disorder, including the use of a comfortable and noninvasive oral appliance system.
As we’ve explained in previous blogs, the advanced stage of gum disease known as periodontitis could lead to the loss of one or more missing teeth. To replace missing teeth and ensure a complete smile for years to come, we could place one or more dental implants. In today’s blog, your Los Angeles, CA, dentist talks about gum disease and implant dentistry.
When you have a more advanced case of periodontal disease, this could cause recession and impact the beauty of your smile and the stability of your teeth. As part of your treatment, we want to correct the recession, improving symmetry and health. In today’s blog, your Los Angeles, CA, dentist discusses gum grafts.
When periodontal disease teaches the later stages, this could lead to deep pockets along the gum line, and an increased risk of complications like periodontitis or tooth loss. To help restore your smile to optimal health and function, your Los Angeles, CA, dentist may suggest treatment with Pocket Reduction Surgery.
Tooth loss could be linked to issues like injury or even untreated tooth decay or dental infection. But what about periodontal disease? You may be surprised to find out that gum disease is the largest factor in the loss of natural teeth in adulthood. In today’s blog, your Los Angeles, CA, dentist talks about gum disease, tooth loss, and tooth replacement with implant dentistry.
The earliest stage of poor periodontal health is gum inflammation, known as gingivitis. At this stage, the issue could be reversed with routine care, preventing the onset of gum disease and preserving your smile. In today’s blog, your Los Angeles, CA, dentist will explain how we treat this concern with a deep cleaning, known as scaling and root planing.
When periodontal disease reaches the advanced stage, known as periodontitis, this could mean serious discomfort and major complications for the health and stability of your smile. In today’s blog, your Los Angeles, CA, dentist will discuss possible solutions to periodontitis, and how to recognize common warning signs.