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Patient Information Articles
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Guidelines for after care:
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
A) Chronic headaches may be a symptom of a misaligned bite, bruxism (grinding), or TMJ disorder. Our dentist will carefully examine your occlusion (bite), jaw, head, and neck to determine the underlying causes of your pain. Oftentimes, we can correct the problem with a custom nightguard. Call our Knoxville, TN office if you have more questions about headache relief with non-surgical therapies.
A) You’ll need to first schedule a consultation with the dentist. He can assess your oral health and discuss options for replacement teeth. In general, you can choose from crown and bridgework, partial or full dentures, or dental implants. A dental implant offers the most long-lasting, comfortable, natural-looking choice.
A) Missing teeth can lead to a host of other problems, including additional tooth loss. Research shows that if a missing tooth is not replaced, up to 20% of adjacent teeth will be lost in the next four to eight years. Missing teeth also cause remaining teeth to shift, leading to spaces between teeth, food impaction, bite collapse, chewing alteration, and TMJ pain. You’re also more susceptible to gum disease, a serious health condition that can significantly shorten your life span.
A) When compared to traditional radiography, digital X-rays emit 80-percent less radiation. Detailed images are immediately available for view on a chairside monitor in the operatory. We can transfer digital X-rays and photographs quickly via the Internet to insurance companies and specialists, as well. Digital X-rays require no hazardous developing chemicals, so they’re earth friendly!
A) First, you will need to schedule an appointment. One out of eight people who snore have sleep apnea, a serious medical condition that increases risks of heart attack and stroke. Depending on the severity of your case, the doctor may be able to prescribe an oral appliance to alleviate snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea.