Do you need extra protection while playing sports, Washington, MI, dentist can give you the relief you deserve with specific treatments designed to reduce discomfort and help prevent problems down the road., or have pain in your jaw that disrupts your everyday life? Our
Each person has a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) on either side of their jaw. If functioning normally, the joint acts much like a sliding hinge and allows you to eat and speak without problem. When there is dysfunction, however, pain can occur. Our dentist can help relieve discomfort with prescribed self-care treatments and possible oral appliances.
Playing a sport with your teammates can be fun until an unforeseen mouth injury occurs. Prevent the likelihood of any bump or hit to the face from causing severe damage with a custom-made mouth guard. Our dentist will take an impression of your teeth and mold a mouth guard from that model using a special material. When finished, you’ll have a personalized mouth guard to comfortably wear for contact and non-contact sports.
Have you woken up with a headache, a dry mouth, or been told you snore loudly and gasp for air when sleeping? You could be suffering from sleep apnea. For mild to moderate cases, our dentist can custom-fit you for an oral appliance designed to shift the lower jaw forward thus opening the airway for better breathing.
It is possible for wisdom teeth to erupt normally with enough space in the jaw, but few are fortunate enough for that to happen. Many will experience gum pain, aching in the jaw, and some jaw swelling which indicate the need for extraction. Our dentist can thoroughly examine your mouth and confirm the position of the wisdom teeth before moving forward with removal.