Posted on 5/17/2018 1:06 PM By Scott
If you suffer from pain or tenderness in your jaw, have difficulty opening your mouth all the way, or experience constant headaches, you may have temporomandibular joint syndrome, known as TMJ. If so, you should seek an evaluation with Dr. Karen Parvin, a dentist in Chesapeake, VA, who specializes in providing treatment and therapy for this uncomfortable syndrome.
Causes and Symptoms of TMJ
This common condition, which is estimated to affect over 10 million Americans, has multiple causes. They vary from patient to patient, but often include a habit called bruxism, which is better known as the grinding of teeth at night. Other causes include arthritis, anti-depressant medications, injury to the jaw, or smoking. Classic symptoms of TMJ include:
· Pain or discomfort in the jaw region or upper shoulder
· Clicking or locking of the jaw ...
Posted on 3/8/2018 3:14 PM By Scott
Most people likely have a few things they want to change about their appearance. From repairing a chipped tooth to brightening a smile, there are numerous ways for Dr. Karen Parvin, an expert in cosmetic dentistry in Chesapeake, VA, to help you attain the smile of your dreams.
Our dentist will ensure the shading of your veneer perfectly matches the natural color of the rest of your teeth. Veneers are used to cover up discolored teeth, fill in gaps between teeth and conceal minor misalignments. Due to the fact veneers are made out of porcelain, they are non-porous, meaning they will not develop stains over time.
Fillings are most often used when a patient has developed a cavity that needs to be sealed after treatment. However, they can also be used for minor restorations, such as repairing cracked, gapped, chipped or worn teeth. It only takes one appointment to place the filling, and our dentist will place it while the affected tooth is still numb.
Posted on 1/10/2018 11:39 AM By Scott
Unlike other dental pains that can sometimes be ignored for a little while (although doing so is strongly discouraged), once the tooth roots become infected the pain is typically severe until root canals are received.