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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

Bay Ridge Implant Dentist

Bay Ridge Implant Dentist

If you have teeth that are missing or need replacement, you know that it can be embarrassing and can interfere with many simple, everyday activities. Your smile is often the first thing that others notice, and nobody wants to feel self-conscious or unhappy with his or her smile. If your smile is less than perfect, and you have teeth that need replacing, there is help available to you. Dr. Henry Young is an experienced, talented implant dentist in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and he can fix your smile through a process known as implant restoration.

Bay Ridge Tooth Replacements

Bay Ridge Tooth Replacements

Implant restoration uses dental implants to replace your missing teeth, in a way that looks and feels natural, and allows you to eat, smile, and live your life as if your natural teeth were still in tact. The implants themselves are titanium screws that are inserted into the jaw where teeth are missing. They act as the roots of natural teeth would, and are placed within the bone. The bone and titanium bond together to form the foundation for the artificial tooth replacement. The result of this procedure by your skilled Bay Ridge implant dentist is a brand new smile, and an undoubtedly pleased patient. Your dental implants will leave you feeling confident and happy, and you will be eager to proudly display your newly restored smile.

If you feel that dental implants would be a viable solution for your dental problems, do not hesitate to visit Bay Ridge implant dentist Dr. Henry Young for a consultation. Dr. Young is highly experienced; he has been practicing dentistry for over thirty years, and he is beyond dedicated to improving the smiles, and in turn, the confidence, of his many patients. Dr. Young and his staff strive to put you at ease and to make you feel comfortable about any procedures you may need, including implant restoration. If you are feeling anxious about coming to the dentist, or feel that you have questions that you need answered regarding your oral health, we are here to help you and will guide you to any information that you are looking for regarding your treatment. We also accept a variety of payment methods for your convenience, including Visa and MasterCard, and Care Credit. Do not hesitate to come into our Bay Ridge dental office, and meet with implant dentist Dr. Young today.

Dental Implant Restoration Bay Ridge
415 73rd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11209
718-513-9681