The phrase “dental pain” is enough to make most people shudder. Nerve pains, accidents, or nagging dental problems can wreak havoc on your personal and professional life. Your Miami dentist has advanced training to treat your dental emergencies and to relieve your dental pain.
You can never predict when a tooth might form an abscess or when you’ll chip or break a tooth. What you can do is find an emergency dentist who can handle your dental problems and provide solutions that will improve your overall and oral health.
Dr. Greenstein does his own root canals and dental implants, and he is an expert in treating patients with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems. Most of our TMD (temporomandibular disorder) patients have nagging neck issues, headaches, tinnitus, jaw pain, and even sensitive teeth. Some of these patients have spent countless hours in a doctor’s office or take pain relievers every day simply to function.
At Greenstein Dental, we can assess your TMJ and provide treatments that will knock out those pains for good!
Dr. Greenstein uses gneuromuscular dentistry to determine the most appropriate position of your teeth, muscles, and joints. He uses a fixed or removable orthotic appliance to help guide the jaw into a natural relaxed position. Dr. Greenstein handcrafts each his own orthotic devices after using the J5 Myomonitor TENS unit and K7 instrumentation to study a patient’s jaw and find the optimal position for their teeth and jaw.
The orthotic device – which does not realign teeth – eliminates several TMJ-related issues:
- TMJ pain
- Jaw clicking or popping
- Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)
- Stuffiness in the ears or difficulty with loud noise
- Migraine or tension headaches
- Muscle soreness or stiffness in face, neck, or shoulders
- Pain in temple or base of skull
- Pain or pressure behind your eyes
- Numbness of fingers
Dr. Greenstein usually recommends orthodontic treatment following orthotic therapy. While the orthotic retrains your jaw, orthodontic treatment will give you the correct biting scheme. When the bite and jaw are working together, the stress on your TMJ is relieved.
Root Canal Treatment
A root canal is probably one of the most feared medical procedures on Earth, but it’s also one of the most useful and important. Root canal treatment and therapy can remove an abscess from a tooth or protect a tooth that has had years of decay. The procedure is no more uncomfortable than having a filling complete, and it saves your tooth!
Dr. Greenstein can handle your root canal treatment from start to finish. The procedure usually takes two to three visits. First, we’ll perform a root canal by opening your tooth and cleaning out the canals. Then, we’ll fill the tooth – and possibly place a post – to provide support and strength for your permanent restoration. Last, we’ll place a permanent restoration, like a crown, that will blend in with your natural teeth.
An infection in the pulp of your tooth or abscess on the root of your tooth can be extremely painful, and it needs immediate attention. Your Pinecrest dental office can provide emergency treatments that can save your teeth and relieve you from dental pains.
If you have nagging dental pains or constant headaches or neck pains, call us today at 305-290-2293 or use our online form to schedule your first appointment!