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TMJ/TMD — Proper Bite Alignment Treatment Helps You Say 'Goodbye' to Headaches and Jaw Pain!TMJ TMD Dental Treatment Carmi IL

If you suffer from bad headaches or pain in your jaws, shoulders, or neck, you may have a dental malocclusion. This means that your bite or your upper and lower dental arches do not come together or rest in the proper position. This puts strain on the adjoining muscles, resulting in pain you may have become accustomed to. We have techniques to return your dental arches to their proper position so you can have a better quality of life. Let us tell you what we can do to alleviate your chronic pain.

The Importance of Hygiene Visits

Have your teeth cleaned to stay healthy! When plaque and tartar build up on your teeth, it can no longer be removed by daily brushing. It is important to have your teeth cleaned by our professional hygienist to keep them free of cavities, your gums free from infection, and your breath fresh. All of these problems can be taken care of with regular cleanings to keep your smile looking its healthiest.

Medical research has also shown that if you develop gum disease, it can worsen or contribute to the development of life-threatening conditions like heart disease, stroke, or diabetes. Please take our recommendation seriously to stay healthy.

We Don't Give Up on Infected or Damaged TeethDental Root Canal Treatment Dentist Carmi IL

If you have a tooth with infected or damaged roots, we can save it with root canal therapy. Our doctors are very skilled in the modern techniques of this treatment. In the past, a tooth with root problems was extracted, but today we know how important it is to save the tooth to avoid other dental problems later on.

During this procedure, the pulp chamber of the tooth is removed and replaced with a unique type of filling. The filling material used for cavities is not suitable. A crown may be put over the tooth to give additional strength for full functionality. Patients no longer need to dread root canals. With the latest advancements in technology and anesthetics, there is now little to no pain from the procedure.

Addressing the Special Needs of SeniorsDental Care for Seniors in Carmi IL

As we age, we begin to notice changes to our bodies and smiles. Our teeth are not as dazzling as they once were. Tobacco and caffeine consumption often darken our tooth color. Fillings may become loose and need to be replaced before decay sets in. Certain medications may result in reduced saliva and a dry mouth. We can keep on top of any of these problems with regular check-ups. Gum disease and root decay are frequent problems for seniors, and it is important to take care of these conditions in the earliest stages. We advise to continue or return to good nutrition and dental hygiene to help keep your gums in good condition.

If it's time for your next cleaning, or if you're ready to schedule a no cost/no obligation consultation, call us now at (618) 382-8300.