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Allentown Dentist Is Here to Help During Dental Emergencies

January 26, 2017

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Your Allentown dentist for dental emergencies.A dental emergency is never something anyone is truly prepared to experience; however, one in six Americans face one every year. When a dental emergency strikes, you cannot just head to your local emergency room. These facilities are not capable of treating emergencies that relate to the teeth. With time of the utmost importance, you need an Allentown dentist who offers emergency services. In addition, you need to know how to properly respond to the most common emergencies to promote a more promising outcome.

Treating Causes of Tooth Pain with Your Dentist in Coplay

May 25, 2016

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , — S. John salivonchik @ 5:41 pm

dentist in whitehallEveryone experiences a toothache at some point in their life—even those who care for their teeth properly and visit the dentist regularly. When a toothache occurs, you often want immediate relief because let’s face it, nothing is worse than a toothache. While many people believe a toothache is most often caused by a cavity, this isn’t always the case. Tooth pain can occur for a number of reasons, which can cause the pain to range in severity. No matter the pain level, you need to visit your dentist right away because it’s a sign of a potentially serious complication. As your dentist in Coplay, we’re here to help you understand the most common causes of tooth pain.

Non-Invasive TMJ Therapy

March 20, 2015

Filed under: Dental Services — Tags: , , , , , — S. John salivonchik @ 7:26 pm

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can be an absolutely crippling, painful problem that can seriously affect your day to day routine. Although the disorder does not get much media attention, and it may not be as well known as other dental issues, more than 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ-related pain. That is a staggering number of people who feel the pain and suffering from this treatable condition. So, how do you know if you deal with this disorder? What steps can you take to treat it?

What Causes TMJ and What Are the Symptoms?

Though the origin of the disorder is still unknown, many dentists believe the issues arise when the two small joints in front of the ears experience some sort of malfunction. These joints control the opening and closing of your jaw, but when disturbed by physical injury, bite misalignment, any aggressive stress, or excessive grinding of the teeth, the joints and the surrounding muscles become over-stimulated, which causes tremendous pain.

There are various symptoms that overtake the face and body when TMJ becomes a problem, including chronic headaches, unexplained facial, neck, shoulder, jaw, or lower back pain, popping jaw, bruxism, inability to fully open or close your mouth, chronic ear aches, and tingling in the hands or fingers.

Is There an Effective Treatment?

166637352Dr. Salivonchik, head of Lehigh Valley Dental Health, has years of experience evaluating and treating this condition. In order to effectively treat your issue, he will perform a comprehensive examination of your head, neck, mouth, and jaw to properly isolate and treat the source. He will then create a custom oral appliance, or nightguard, to fit comfortably within your mouth to relax the stressed jaw muscles and relax the mouth. The appliance will ease the tension and correct the displacement experienced, decreasing the pain and eliminating the problem altogether. A three-month regimen of nightly oral appliance is required to rid the distress.

I Really Need Help Getting Rid of My TMJ.

TMJ is a persistent problem and one that should be fixed immediately. If you are experiencing these symptoms, or if you feel that this is a growing issue for you, contact our offices as soon as possible and schedule a consultation for TMJ therapy. Our practice, located in Lehigh Valley, PA, happily serves Coplay, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and the surrounding areas.

Do You Have Dental Anxiety? Make Your Next Visit to Dr. Salivonchik More Relaxing with IV Sedation

August 22, 2011

If the thought of going to the dentist makes you nervous, you’re in good company. The Academy of General Dentistry has estimated that 40 million people avoid the dentist every year because of anxiety.

Neglecting your oral health isn’t going to help you, though. It’s only going to make matters worse.

So what can you do?  How can you get the help you need, when just the thought of scheduling an appointment makes your palms sweat?

The answer is easy. With intravenous (IV) sedation from Dr. Salivonchik’s Whitehall office, you can finally get the care you need without any of the fear or anxiety you’ve experienced in the past.