TMD, also known as TMJ, may refer to any number of issues causing misalignment of the jaw. While the cause is not always known, TMD may be caused by trauma, stress, malocclusion, and even bad dental work.
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Halloween is coming and, while this year may look different as far as trick-or-treating goes, the impact sugar-laden treats have on both your natural teeth and dental work will be just the same. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t enjoy the holiday or the sweet treats it comes with, but rather that you should take time to care for your teeth in order to help prevent issues like sensitivity, decay, and infection.
Migraine headaches are often intense. They can come on alone or with increased sensitivity to sight and sound, nausea and vomiting, and visual effects like an aura. They can last for days. They do not always respond to medication.
Often throbbing, frequently unbearable, migraine headaches may be triggered by:
Gum recession may be a simple consequence of aging. It can also be caused by periodontal disease or poor oral hygiene.
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.
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.
A root canal is done to preserve a tooth that has become infected. With root canal therapy, infection and debris are removed from the pulp chamber of the tooth and a dental crown is placed over the top to help prevent future damage.
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.