Sometimes surgery is necessary to restore full oral health or determine whether disease is present. Higginbotham Family Dental offers many kinds of oral surgery here in our offices. We can perform comfortable root canals, biopsies, periodontal disease therapy, gum lifts, and extractions.
Root canal therapy involves removing damaged pulp from within a tooth’s canal and replacing it with man-made material. A root canal can save a tooth from extraction and minimize the potential for infection. We offer comfortable root canals with the latest in precision technology and anesthesia. Many patients find our endodontic procedure so comfortable that they sleep through root canal procedures.
When jaw joints (temporomandibular joints or TMJ) are misaligned, patients may experience antagonistic symptoms such as:
Popping or clicking jaws
Pain in the face, neck, shoulders, or mouth
Tooth wear from grinding and clenching
Tingling in the extremities
Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
Headaches, and even migraines
If these symptoms sound familiar, we may be able to offer relief through non-surgical therapy. He can assess your jaw, dentition, and muscles to determine whether TMJ is the source of your pain. Then, with a comfortable, custom-molded oral splint, your jaw can be repositioned for relief. For bruxism (clenching and grinding), he may recommend a preventive nightguard to keep teeth apart while you sleep.
Schedule your TMJ assessment today by calling any of our dental offices. We want you to look good, be healthy, an feel fantastic, so let him help you with TMJ relief!