Throughout the dental field, there is an ongoing debate that you may not feel is an important matter to you; however, it does directly affect you as a patient. Over the last several years, two practice models have been in a constant battle as patients try to determine which is best: a privately-owned or corporate dental office? Now, more people are choosing to pay higher prices at boutique practices rather than get cost effective treatment at a larger office. It is a bit confusing and you may not understand the difference. As your dentist in Farmington, we believe that our patients should be well-informed to make educated decisions regarding their dental care. We have the information you need to make the best choice.
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As humans, we’re a naturally nitpicky bunch. And when it comes to your smile, you always want your teeth looking shiny and bright. Cosmetic dentistry offers great solutions if you are looking to improve the appearance of your smile. Dr. Leslie M. Metzger and her awesome team of pros offer top-tier cosmetic dentistry services in Farmington, MI and would love for you to be our next success story.
Cosmetic Dentistry Options
In case you didn’t realize, your smile is a crucial aspect of your appearance and self-image. It also plays a huge role in how others perceive you. At Monet Aesthetic Dentistry, your dream smile is within reach. (more…)
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We don’t mean to sound too cliché, but the fact is “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” At Monet Aesthetic Dentistry, we’d much rather prevent a dental problem than cure what could become a bothersome and even expensive problem later. That’s why general and preventive dentistry is at the heart of our practice in Farmington, MI.
With this in mind and in keeping with the recommendation of the American Dental Association, Dr. Leslie M. Metzger would like to see you and your family members twice every year for dental checkups. At these checkups, we’ll carefully clean your teeth and examine each tooth for any visible signs of decay. We’ll assess the health of your gums and other soft tissue, and we’ll take x-rays when necessary to reveal hidden spots of decay or possible infection. (more…)
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Have you ever heard of the temporomandibular joints? Well, even though they’re right by your ears, most people have never heard of them. These are the joints that sit on either side of your head just in front of your ears. These joints allow you to smoothly open and close your mouth. Unless they don’t. Patients with temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, often experience pain and other symptoms caused by TMJ. Fortunately, TMJ therapy can provide relief, and Dr. Leslie M. Metzger of Monet Aesthetic Dentistry in Farmington, MI, specializes in helping patients eliminate the symptoms of TMJ.
TMJ Therapy Relieves Many Symptoms
The most common symptom of TMJ is, unfortunately, pain. The pain usually happens when you chew, bite or yawn and is felt in the temporomandibular joint, as well as the surrounding areas including your ears, neck, head and shoulders. Other symptoms may include:
- A clicking or popping sound when you open your mouth
- Swelling on the side of your face
- Sensitive teeth
- The feeling of an earache, but no sign of infection
- Changes to your bite or a misaligned bite
- Difficulty opening and closing your mouth, or feeling like your jaw is locked
TMJ Therapy Treatment
Regardless of why you have TMJ disorder—and the culprit may be teeth grinding, an improper bite, or an injury to the head, face or neck that affects the jaw—the solution may be a custom-fitted oral appliance. Worn at night, this appliance or splint as it is sometimes called, reduces stress on the jaw and repositions the lower jaw so that it fits properly in the TMJ socket. Many patients quickly find relief from the painful symptoms of TMJ disorder with a splint.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you think that you or a loved one might have TMJ disorder, then call the office of Dr. Leslie Metzger at Monet Aesthetic Dentistry. We serve patients in Farmington, MI, as well as Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Livonia, Southfield, Plymouth, and Oak Park.
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