Thursday, October 10, 2013

Grinding and Clenching Your Teeth Can Cause Headaches

Do you wake up in the morning with a headache and sore jaw?  Before dismissing your morning headaches as an annoyance, consider visiting our practice for an evaluation.  These symptoms are commonly a result of TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder. 

TMJ develops from grinding and clenching your teeth.  This places excessive pressure on the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull, often resulting in headaches.  Night grinding, stress and injuries can all cause you to experience headaches.

Unfortunately, the signs of TMJ tend to go unnoticed.  Many people do not realize that they are grinding and clenching their teeth throughout the night.  At our practice, we work with patients to minimize and eliminate pressure on the temporomandibular joint.  We provide our patients with custom night guards, jaw exercises, and proper restorative dental maintenance to reduce pressure and eliminate headaches.

If you are experiencing headaches as a result of grinding and clenching, visit our practice.  We are happy to help patients find relief from TMJ.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Root Canal Therapy

When the nerves of a tooth become infected, we experience pain and sensitivity as a result.  It is important to address these infections before serious and costly complications develop.  This is why we stress that patients experiencing any dental pains visit our practice for care.  If we determine that an infection is the cause of your pain, we offer precise and comfortable root canal therapy procedures.

While root canals have a bad reputation, we at Garrison Family Dentistry assure all of our patients that modern root canals are actually painless.  With local anesthetic and precision dental tools, infected tissue can be removed in a minimally invasive procedure.  Once the root canal is completed, your tooth can be capped with an inlay, onlay, filling or crown to protect your tooth structure. 

We want all of our patients to feel comfortable seeking the dental care they need.  If you are in need of root canal therapy, rely on us to provide you with an effective and painless root canal experience.