Family and Cosmetic Dentist - Livonia
31574 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150
Are you are experiencing a frequent clicking or popping sound in your jaw? If so, you may be in good company, with over 10 million North Americans who suffer from Temporomandibular Disorders, commonly referred to as TMD.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), located in the front of the ear, allows us to open and close our mouths and move our jaws all around so that we can talk, yawn, chew and swallow. If the jaw is damaged, or if a person grinds or clenches their teeth, they can sometimes trigger TMD. Unfortunately, the symptoms of TMD often resemble other conditions and, as such, it is difficult to diagnose. Nevertheless, let us know if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Let's talk about your click and pop, and see what we can do to help to lessen your discomfort.
Sensitive teeth are a common complaint with many dental patients. If you've ever consumed something extremely hot or cold and then suffered short, sharp pains in a tooth, sometimes followed by an aching sensation, then you've experienced "Dentin Hypersensitivity," or "sensitive teeth". Eating cold foods like ice cream or hot foods like soup can trigger pain, as can extremely sweet or sour foods.
Please let us have a look at the sensitive tooth, especially if the pain is intense and prolonged. We will check your gums and the health of your teeth, to ensure that the problem is simply a sensitive tooth and not a more serious problem like an unhealthy tooth nerve, a cavity or an abscess that's not yet visible.
There is no reason why you should have to live with the pain and discomfort of a sensitive tooth. Call us today at 734-425-4530 and let us help you enjoy your favorite hot and cold foods and drinks again.
Do you experience constant headaches? Earaches and ringing in the ears? Pain, or clicking noises in your jaw? You may suffer from a temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
How do you sleep? Do you wake up tired, or is your sleep partner fatigued from staying awake due to your snoring? You may have sleep apnea.
Do you have diabetes? Diabetics require more frequent dental attention.
And how's your social life? If people step back or turn away when you get close to them to talk, you could have a problem with halitosis - commonly known as bad breath.
These common problems are only some of the many that Dr. Joboulian can help you with.
Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) affects over 10 million people in North America. The temporomandibular joint, located in the front of the ear, allows us to open and close our mouths and move our jaws. If a person grinds or clenches their teeth, they can sometimes trigger TMD. Symptoms may include pain in the head, face, jaw neck and shoulders, earaches or ringing in the ears. Ask us about a dental appliance that may help.
Sleep Apnea is a potentially dangerous condition where a person has frequent episodes throughout the night in which he or she stops breathing. People with sleep apnea also tend to snore heavily. Consider visiting a sleep clinic, and talk to us about a dental appliance to keep your airway open and your breathing steady. Make sure to ask Dr. Joboulian about his experience and positive outcome he received from visiting a sleep clinic.
Diabetics tend to have a higher than average risk of periodontal (gum) disease. Bacteria thrive in the mouths of diabetics when there are high glucose levels present, and this increased level of bacteria, in conjunction with the patient's reduced ability to resist infection, can lead to an increased risk of gum disease.
Halitosis, or bad breath, can come from a number of different sources - a dry mouth, bacterial decomposition of food particles in and around your teeth, and foods that contain certain sulfur compounds. Halitosis may also reflect medical conditions - from regurgitation problems to chronic infections in the lungs to kidney and liver failure. Most everyday bad breath, however, can be controlled with good dental hygiene, and maintaining regular dental checkups so that we can check for periodontal disease - a treatable cause of bad breath - during your routine exam.