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Local Midwood Cosmetic Dentist

Local Midwood Cosmetic Dentist

Have you been feeling pain in your jaw? Perhaps it is a stiffness or tightness surrounding the muscles of the jaw area? If so, know that you are not alone. Many of the patients that visit our local Midwood cosmetic dentist, Dr. Abraham Esses, are seeking treatment for TMJ and jaw problems. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, and it is the joint that connects your jaw to the side of your head. It allows us to chew, speak, eat, and move our jaws up and down and side to side. It is a complicated joint and very different from most other joints in our bodies. Because it is so complicated, it can be challenging for doctors and researchers to understand when things go wrong, so TMJ disorders are largely undefined. However, in most cases, jaw pain is temporary and comes and goes. In other cases, it can become a long term issue, and that is when you should seek treatment from our local Midwood cosmetic dentist.

TMJ Oral Pain Midwood

TMJ Oral Pain Midwood

There are three main disorders currently accepted in the medical field when it comes to the temporomandibular joint. The first is myofascial pain, which is the most common. This simply refers to pain and discomfort associated with the TMJ and surrounding muscles. The second is internal derangement of the joint, and this refers to a displaced disc, a dislocation of the jaw, or an injury to the condoyle. The third is arthritis, which is an inflammation of the joint. If you set up an appointment with our local Midwood cosmetic dentist, Dr. Esses can let you know which of the three, if any, are responsible for your ongoing jaw pain and can then recommend a treatment best suited for your individual needs and symptoms.

Would you like to learn more about the various services provided by our local Midwood cosmetic dentist? If so, we recommend that you browse through Dr. Esses’s website. It is an excellent resource for learning more about your oral health and the related services that we provide here at our office. If you have a question or comment about these topics, do not hesitate to contact us either by phone or online. Dr. Esses and staff hope to see you soon.

TMJ Disorders Midwood
2245 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-577-5700

Madison Brooklyn Dentist

Madison Brooklyn Dentist

Keeping your gums healthy and strong is equally important to the attention given your teeth when it comes to your dental health. Our Madison Brooklyn dentist, Dr. Abraham Esses, will help you to keep maintain your gums with periodontal therapies ranging from the preventative to treatment for advanced gum disease. Naturally, keeping to a schedule of regular dental exams and professional cleanings is an excellent strategy for preventing gum disease. In addition, your dietary choices play a big role as does your at home routines of brushing, flossing, and using dental rinses.

Periodontal Cleanings Madison Brooklyn

Periodontal Cleanings Madison Brooklyn

As with most any disease, periodontal disease- or simply gum disease- is easiest to treat when it is caught early. In its early stages, gum disease is marked by gingivitis. When our Madison Brooklyn dentist finds mild gum disease, he can often treat it with a simple periodontal cleaning. More intense treatments may be required if gum disease is allowed to progress without early treatment. By that point, your gums may become inflamed or infected.

A common method used to address more advanced gum disease- periodontitis- is periodontal scaling and root planing. It is a more thorough version of periodontal cleaning that really gets between your teeth and gums. Our Madison Brooklyn dentist will get down into the roots of your teeth with either ultrasonic tools, hand scraping tools, or some combination of the two. By doing so, he can get at the plaque and tartar that are causing your gum distress. This type of advanced cleaning becomes necessary when gum disease has been allowed to continue without early treatment. You can avoid letting gum disease get out of control by coming in for your regular dental exams and also by being aware of any signs or symptoms of progressing gum disease.

Common signs of gum disease that mean you should immediately make an appointment to come see our Madison Brooklyn dentist include red, swollen, or tender gums; receding gums; frequent bad breath; loose or shifting teeth; changes in the feel of your bite; bleeding gums when you brush your teeth; and enlarged pockets between your teeth and gums.

Gum Disease Madison Brooklyn
2245 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-577-5700