Are you missing your smile? If you’ve got one or more missing teeth, you don’t have to tell me you are. I’ve talked to countless patients about how stressful it is when the camera comes out when you’ve got missing teeth — and that’s not even mentioning the issues something like biting into an apple can cause. Missing teeth are a real life-interrupter. Today, learn about how you can replace them, beautifully and sturdily, with Monet Aesthetic Dentistry’s dental implants in Farmington, MI.
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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction also known as TMD occurs when the joint connecting your jaw (mandible) to the rest of your skull (temporal region) is strained or otherwise does not function correctly. TMJ disorder can be extremely painful, cause chronic headaches, earaches, hearing loss, inhibits speech and chewing, and can lead to numerous other medical concerns. Still, if you mention TMJ dysfunction or TMD, many people aren’t quite sure what it is. Common misconceptions are that this joint discomfort is untreatable, and that it is the same thing as lock jaw (an infection from the tetanus bacteria). If you’ve experienced jaw pain, swelling or difficulty opening and closing your mouth, you may wish to visit Dr. Leslie M. Metzger of Monet Aesthetic Dentistry to find out more about TMD and possible treatments. Our practice is dedicated to providing patients with outstanding preventive dental care, and that includes screenings for TMD at every six month checkup. Call to schedule your appointment with our caring Farmington, MI team today.
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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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