The latest research studies have shown that clenching and grinding your teeth causes soreness in the facial muscles and temporomandibular joints (TMJ or jaw joints) resulting in headaches, sensitive teeth, tooth pain, and excessive tooth wear. Depending on the severity of clenching or grinding, this soreness can radiate through the muscles of the head, neck, and back, causing further pain throughout those areas. Dr. Choy is among a select group of dentists that specializes in helping patients with these acute symptoms. Dr. Choy’s occlusal splint therapy can ultimately help to correct an uneven bite. This involves creating a custom occlusal splint to act as a pillow between your teeth. A series of adjustments to the splint and teeth will begin to break the cycle of discomfort and pain. Diagnosis of this condition begins with a thorough examination of the muscles of the jaw, soft and hard oral tissues.
The clear alternative to metal braces. From mild cases of crowded and crooked teeth to much more difficult dental problems involving overbite and underbite, Invisalign may be the perfect teeth straightening option for you. This patented technology of “clear braces” has become an attractive alternative to metal braces for many orthodontic patients and cosmetic dentists.
Dental bridges & crowns
Scaling & root planing
Periodontal (gum) disease