Sedation Dentistry is something that we offer our patients to help them experience a less intimidating visit to the dentist. Some people are vehemently opposed to visiting the dentist because of their genuine fear. This fear, which is called “dentophobia,” most likely stemmed from bad past or childhood experience/memory or even from own observations of things done inside a dental clinic. It is not at all uncommon to feel this way. This is the main reason why sedation dentistry exists. We want to fully communicate with our patients, understand their fear or anxiety, and do something to ease this fear.
Since it has always been our goal to prioritize the comfort and well-being of our patients, we are committed to helping them with their dental care needs while simultaneously making them feel comfortable and less anxious through different techniques. Some of those techniques involve relieving their dental anxiety by offering them various medications or sedation options. These sedation options can help calm their nerves whenever they have to undergo dental treatments.
TMJ or the temporomandibular joint is the hinge that connects the jaw to the bones in front of each ear (temporal bones). You can move your jaw side to side and up and down because of it. If there is pain in the jaw joint, this might be caused by TMJ disorder. It can be caused by a variety of medical problems.
There are different possible treatments but it is important to consult a health/dental professional first who possesses a wide knowledge and experience when it comes to TMJ disorders.
Possible TMJ treatments include orthodontic treatments, the use of bite guards, botox, and TMJ therapy. If you undergo TMJ therapy, it can help make chewing easier for you, can relax your tight muscles, can improve the health of your teeth, and can strengthen your jaw muscles.
Symptoms of TMJ Disorder
- Jaw pain
- Jaw locking
- Difficulty with chewing
- Ear pain
- Facial pain
- Swollen face
- Back pain