Atlanta dentist Jolanda Warren, DMD of Buckhead Esthetic Dentistry specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex dental problems. Many painful symptoms like headaches or cosmetic concerns such as crooked teeth and missing teeth are caused by underlying functional or health problems. Here are some frequently described symptoms:
I Have Chronic Headaches and Neck Pain, Nothing Seems to Help
Headaches and migraines are often misdiagnosed by physicians. In some cases, headaches may be caused by or worsened by instability in the occlusion (bite) and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Dr. Warren treats TMJ disorders using removable oral appliances such as mouth guards and night guards.
I Have Sore or Bleeding Gums
If you have sore or bleeding gums, you may have periodontal disease, better known as gum disease. Gum disease affects an estimated 3 out of 4 American adults and is the leading cause of tooth loss. Dr. Warren will perform a comprehensive examination to determine if you have gum disease and then recommend treatment options.
I have Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can be very embarrassing, causing people to change their lifestyle and avoid once enjoyable hobbies and social events. Accidents and physical trauma are common causes of missing teeth, but also periodontal disease, tooth decay and hereditary factors contribute to tooth loss. Depending on your age, condition and lifestyle, there are a number of excellent options for replacing teeth including dental implants.
I Have Cavities or Tooth Decay
Depending on the extent of the tooth decay, Dr. Warren offers a range of treatment options for cavities. Patients in the early stages by be candidates for a composite dental filling. If the decay is more extensive, a root canal may be needed.
My Teeth Have Rough Edges and Tiny Chips
Teeth grinding can create tiny chips along the edge of the teeth, making them rough or jagged. Teeth grinding can be a sign of a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Warren treats TMJ disorders and teeth grinding using removable oral appliances such as mouth guards and night guards.
My Teeth Are Crooked, Overlapping or Have Gaps Between Them
Few people are born with a “perfect smile”. Dr. Warren offers many treatment options for making the teeth straighter including invisible braces, porcelain veneers or composite bonding to give the smile with a natural looking, healthy appearance.
If you are experiencing these or other symptoms, please contact our office for a consultation. Dr. Jolanda Warren will perform a comprehensive evaluation to identify the underlying factors contributing to your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan to achieve beautiful, healthy and long lasting results.