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What Could Be Causing Your Head And Neck Pain?

April 30th, 2021 Oral Health 0 comments on “What Could Be Causing Your Head And Neck Pain?”

Have you ever experienced pain or swelling in your face, head, or neck area? Do you have trouble chewing or feel discomfort in your jaw area when eating? While head and neck pain may be caused by a number of different reasons, there may be a specific underlying cause of these symptoms. These are just a few symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), which affects your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). This disorder is most common among people between the ages of 20 and 40. While the direct cause of TMD is unknown, some reasons may include jaw injury, teeth grinding or clinching, or joint arthritis. Additional symptoms of TMD can include: jaw popping and stiffness, migraines or frequent head and neckaches, misaligned teeth, eye pain, and ear aches.

 

Experiencing Any Of These Symptoms? Here’s What To Do!

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to visit a dental specialist that focuses on diagnosing and treating TMD-related symptoms. Proper diagnosis of TMD from a dental specialist can set you on the right track to freedom from head, neck or jaw pain and swelling, or, if you do not have TMD, your dental specialist can refer you to alternative care. A dentist can evaluate your symptoms and create a customized treatment plan specifically for you. Dr. David Krishingner specializes in treating TMD and offers a few great options to minimize your symptoms and prevent your TMD from becoming more severe. These include:

  • Relaxing your face: keep this rule in mind – “lips together, teeth apart”
  • Avoid teeth grinding
  • Avoid constant gum chewing
  • Chew food evenly on both sides of your mouth
  • Practice good posture: keep your head up, back straight and shoulders squared

While head and neck pain along with other discomforts can be quite disruptive, visiting a dental specialist can help you discover and treat the cause.

 

Ready to Get Started?

Contact our dentist, Dr. David KrishingnerDr. Jeffrey RootDr. John Krishingner, and Dr. Meghan Valde, in our office in Brevard, NC and get started on a path to freedom from head and neck by scheduling a consultation today!

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The Easiest Way to Transform Your Smile

April 13th, 2021 Cosmetic Dentistry 0 comments on “The Easiest Way to Transform Your Smile”

Interested in getting a smile transformation? Dental veneers – dental tooth coverings – may be the best option for you! A dentist in Brevard, NC can evaluate your smile and create a unique and customized plan to give you your best smile yet.

 

What Are Veneers?

Dental veneers may be used to correct teeth discoloration, chipped teeth, tooth gaps, or crooked teeth. Dental veneers can be made from thin porcelain or composite resin materials and can look very natural when properly placed. Porcelain veneers are often stronger and thinner than their resin counterparts. This means that a dentist in Brevard, NC can place the veneers with minimal (if any) removal of the original tooth structure, keeping your original tooth in-tact and maintaining your oral health. This also eliminates the need for invasive surgery or tooth replacement.

 

Maintain Your Veneers

Your veneers can offer a lifetime of support for your new beautiful smile. Remembering a few easy tips will help extend the life of your veneers and your smile.

  • Be sure to maintain proper oral hygiene. Regularly visiting a dentist in Brevard, NC will help keep your teeth healthy and increase the longevity of your veneers. Since your teeth are the foundation, it is very important to keep them healthy and clean.
  • Change up your toothpaste. Some toothpastes are highly acidic and can increase the chances of your veneers breaking down over time. Be sure to choose an effective, yet gentle toothpaste that will keep your teeth clean.
  • Maintain healthy habits. Making sure you eat healthy and maintain healthy daily habits will not only ensure your veneers stay in their best shape but will also help your overall health and wellness.

 

Interested in Learning More?

Porcelain veneers are a great way to improve your smile. Ready to get started? Visit our dentists, Dr. David KrishingnerDr. Jeffrey RootDr. John Krishingner, and Dr. Meghan Valde, in our office in Brevard, NC to find out more and schedule a consultation. It often only takes one appointment for us to achieve the smile each of our patient’s desire!

 

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Have a Toothache? Don’t Ignore the Pain!

March 30th, 2021 Root Canal 0 comments on “Have a Toothache? Don’t Ignore the Pain!”

A dull throbbing in your tooth that comes and goes. Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. Swelling around your tooth. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, it’s time to treat your toothache! Your tooth pain is never a good sign, and we encourage you to schedule an appointment today with our dentist. You may need a root canal to treat your toothache—a comfortable procedure that can save your tooth from extraction!

Common Causes of a Toothache

  • Dental decay
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Impacted tooth
  • Dental injury
  • Gum disease

Determining the Source of Your Pain

The different causes of your toothache may require different types of treatment. Dental decay can be treated with a composite filling. Impacted teeth can be surgically removed. Gum disease can be treated with scaling and root planing or gingivectomy. Dental injury may be remedied with a dental crown. Our dentist has experience diagnosing and treating toothaches and will provide a personalized treatment that restores your comfort and function.

Saving Your Tooth with a Root Canal

When chronic tooth pain is a result of infection deep within your tooth, you’ll need to undergo a root canal. A root canal is a conservative way to treat your tooth pain and can save your tooth from needing extraction due to infection. This procedure is completed with modern techniques and technology, so you remain comfortable and pain-free during your appointment.

During your procedure, the canals inside your tooth are cleared of infection and diseased tissues. Once free from infection, these canals are then filled with a hardening material called gutta-percha. To restore your tooth’s function and strength, a custom dental crown is placed over your treated tooth. You’ll be able to use your tooth as normal and enjoy a smile free from pain!

Don’t Let Your Toothache Worsen!

If you’ve had a toothache for a while, it’s important that you receive treatment from our dentist as soon as possible. Schedule your appointment at our dental office and restore your smile’s health today!