General Dentistry

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What Happens if TMJ Is Left Untreated?

TMJ may refer to a number of disorders that cause the jaw to become misaligned. The most common symptoms of TMJ are:

  • Clicking or popping noises when opening and closing the mouth
  • Grinding noises when chewing
  • Pain in and around the jaw
  • Swelling around the jaw joint

These symptoms should be brought to the immediate attention of Dr. Evola. Prompt treatment can help eliminate discomfort while preventing the more serious consequences of untreated TMJ.

Emergency Dentistry Services

Are you experiencing a dental emergency? Toothache, a lost filling or loose crown, a broken or cracked tooth, or any issue causing discomfort, pain, or limited biting and chewing capacity should be brought to the immediate attention of Dr. Evola. Even if you are not an existing patient, we will make every effort to get you into our office for same-day emergency dental services.

Dental Implants

If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be the best solution. Made of titanium, dental implants are used to replace missing tooth roots, enabling them to provide a secure and reliable hold for restorations such as dental bridges, dentures, and porcelain crowns. In the short video below, Buffalo implant dentist Dr. Larry Evola discusses what dental implants are and how they can be used to strengthen and beautify your smile.

Will Dental Implants Lift My Face?

One of the consequences of tooth loss is jaw collapse. When the root of a tooth is missing, the body no longer knows to keep density in that area of the jaw. As a result, minerals and nutrients stop feeding the area, causing the bone to shrink and allowing facial skin to sink and sag. This can prematurely age the face.

What Are Some Early Warning Signs You Might Have a Tooth Problem?

It is important that you remain aware of early warning signs that indicate a tooth problem. Pain and sensitivity, red or swollen gums, and other indications of oral health problems should always be brought to the attention of Dr. Larry Evola right away. When treated early on, issues like decay and infection can often be resolved noninvasively. When left to progress, however, tooth extractions and similarly involved procedures may be unavoidable.

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