Sedation Options: Laughing Gas
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Many would rather bear the agony of a toothache than step foot in a dentist’s office. They are afraid about going to the dentists that they prefer not to have any treatment. Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures and sedation may also be used when multiple procedures need to be done at the same time.
Our dental sedation includes laughing gas or nitrous oxide. You breathe nitrous oxide combined with oxygen through a mask that’s placed over your nose. The gas helps you relax. Your dentist can control the amount of sedation you receive, and the gas wears off quickly. This is the only form of sedation where you may be able to drive yourself home after the procedure.
Bone grafting is a minor surgical procedure, the surgeon will take a section of bone from another area of your body, or uses a special bone grafting material, and graft it into your jaw bone. A cut is made in your gum to gain access to the bone beneath it, and then grafting material is added. A successful bone graft enables your jaw bone to be strong enough to support your dental implant. Over the next several months, your body will replace the graft with its own bone.
What is TMJ?
The temporomandibular joints, also called TMJ, are the joints and jaw muscles that allows you to open and close your mouth. Located on each side of the head, your TMJ work together every time you chew, speak, or swallow, and it includes muscles and ligaments as well as the jaw bone. They also control the lower jaw (mandible) as it moves forward, backward, and side to side
Each TMJ has a disc between the ball and socket. The disc cushions the load while enabling the jaw to open widely and rotate or glide. Any problem that prevents this complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs and bones from working properly may result to a painful TMJ disorder.
What are the common symptoms of TMJ?
A different symptoms may be linked to TMJ (Temporomandibular joint ) disorders. Pain, particularly in the chewing muscles and/or jaw joint, is the most common symptom. Other symptoms include:
- radiating pain in the face, jaw, or neck,
- jaw muscle stiffness,
- limited movement or locking of the jaw,
- painful clicking, popping or grating in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth,
- a change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, you might as well consult with us today. We provide various TMJ treatments to lessen your pain and prevent this in the future.
Migraines are a recurring type of headache. They cause moderate to extreme agony that is throbbing or beating. The agony is frequently on one side of your head. You may also have other symptoms, such as nausea and weakness. You may be sensitive to light and sound.
Dentists Can Treat Migraines
It has been determined that headaches and migraines can be caused by misalignment of the teeth and jaws, or incorrect bite, and TMJ disorder or a disorder of the jaw point. If you re suffering from frequent headaches or migraines, Gillingham Drive Dentistry can help. You may be unaware of the TMJ problem you have until the dentist brings it to your notice and recommends solutions that you can employ.