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Sunset Park TMJ Dentist

Sunset Park TMJ Dentist

TMJ disorder, or temporal mandibular pain, affects about 75% of Americans, and surprisingly, many of those affected by it don’t know what it is. Temporal mandibular pain is caused by the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw to the bone of the skull. They attach right in front of your ears on either side of your head. Many people experience pain here, for various reasons. At the dental office of Dr. Henry Young, our Sunset Park TMJ dentist has seen many patients with varying degrees of TMJ disorder. If left untreated, it can progress, and eventually lead to facial pain, jaw pain, tightness, and headaches.

While the cause of TMJ disorder is not totally clear, dentists believe that it arises from problems it the muscles of the jaw, or the jaw joints themselves. Discomfort and tightness can come from many different things. People who grind or clench their teeth often experience TMJ disorder, since it puts a lot of added pressure on the muscle. Injury to the jaw, join, or muscles around the head and neck can cause TMJ disorder, and even cause dislocation of the disc between the ball and socket joint. Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis can also affect the TMJ. Additionally, stress can cause TMJ disorder, since people who are stressed often tighten their facial muscles, and clench their teeth and jaw.

Sunset Park Dental Practice

Sunset Park Dental Practice

If you come in complaining of TMJ disorder symptoms, our Sunset Park TMJ dentist will first try to rule out any other problems like tooth aches, or sinus infections. Then, we work with you to figure out the best course of treatment. There are some basic, self-care treatments like heat and cold packs that can ease tension in the facial muscles. Eating different, softer foods can also alleviate symptoms, and lessen clicking in the jaw. For more serious conditions, you might consider low-level laser therapy, which reduces pain and inflammation, and increases range of motion of the joints. Wearing a splint or night guard, undergoing corrective treatments, and relaxation techniques are all other treatment options.

No matter how severe your case of TMJ disorder is, our Sunset Park TMJ dentist is here to help. If you have been experiencing pain or tenderness in the face, jaw, or neck area, when you chew, have swelling on the side of the face, or hear a clicking when opening and closing your jaw, you may have TMJ disorder. We invite you to visit our Sunset Park TMJ dentist by calling 718-513-9681. You don’t have to go on living with TMJ discomfort. Treatment is out there, and we are here to help you find comfort in your everyday life.

Temporal Mandibular Pain Sunset Park
415 73rd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11209
718-513-9681

Sunset Park Dentist

Sunset Park Dentist

Dental implants have transformed dentistry and your Sunset Park dentist, Henry Young, DDS, offers you the permanent solution to replace missing teeth with implanted teeth that look and feel like your own natural teeth. Most patients find they have a better feel, better look and a more stable solution to their tooth loss once they undergo the dental implant restoration multi-step process. Dr. Young educates all patients on the whole process making you well aware that dental implants are much more than a cosmetic procedure. Replacing a lost tooth is necessary in order to maintain the overall health and function of your surrounding teeth. It helps prevent tooth movement and loss of bone from the jaw in that area.

Dental Implant Placement Sunset Park

Dental Implant Placement Sunset Park

Whether teeth are missing or extracted, one or many, it is now a viable option to replace them with dental implant restoration. An implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain and looks remarkably like your natural tooth. One part is the titanium implant body that replaces the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. Our Sunset Park dentist handles your implants with great skill, placing them within the jawbone with precise accuracy. Implants may also be used to anchor dentures that tend to shift when you chew or talk. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more natural-looking smile.

Dental implant surgery is done under local anesthesia and one implant, without any complications, will take a little over an hour. Done in our office, most patients say the procedure is less painful than having a tooth pulled. Many patients have very mild soreness or swelling, easily treated with over the counter medicines, and most patients return to work the next day. Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth, usually titanium, and should last between 15 and 25 years. Dental implant surgery with our Sunset Park dentist, Dr. Young, is the only fixed alternative for a secure resolution to replace lost teeth. Whether it’s to replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth, secure a bridge, resolve a bite problem, or simply to guarantee a confident smile, you have the option here to do it with the knowledge and training that will put your mind at ease.

Dental Implants Sunset Park
415 73rd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11209
718-513-9681