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26
MAR
2014

Aching Jaw In Murray?

Hi. I’m Dr. Clint Blackwood, and today in the Murray dentist blog, I want to look at some of the conditions that may result in jaw pain.

Jaw pain may be caused by sinusitis. Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissues that line your sinuses, and when these tissues are inflamed, the sinuses exert pressure on surrounding areas. If the inflamed sinus is near the jaw, pain in the jaw joint may result. This commonly happens following a cold or when someone suffers from allergies.

Many of my Murray, Salt Lake City, and Sandy patients who come to me with jaw pain have some type of dental problem, such as an infection or a problem in the temporomandibular joint (also known as TMJ).

The source of jaw pain can easily be identified at your Salt Lake City dental office, and treatment can begin from there. But remember, jaw pain shouldn’t be ignored.

If you are looking for quality dental care around the Sandy, Murray, or Salt Lake City UT areas, please consider Salt Lake Dental Care. I have been serving this area since 2005. If you have any questions about oral health or any cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, or dental implants, give us a call today at 801-938-8855.

Salt Lake Dental Care offers

wisdom teeth removal
Invisalign
sedation dentistry
porcelain veneers

And so much more! Weather you need a routine dental check up or are considering a smile makeover, contact our high-quality staff today!

19
JUL
2013

How To Avoid A Cracked Tooth In Salt Lake City

How To Avoid A Cracked Tooth With Sandy Utah Family Dentistry

Ouch! No Salt Lake City dental patient wants the pain and inconvenience of a cracked tooth, so today in the Murray Dental Blog we are going to focus on how to avoid this preventable problem.

The first thing to remember is that avoiding a cracked tooth is not rocket science; you should steer clear of chewing on hard things if you don’t want a cracked tooth! This includes ice, hard candy, and (sorry Sandy cinephiles) popcorn.

Also, protect against any impact to the mouth that could be experienced during sporting events. If you are a member of a local Murray UT or Salt Lake City rec center basketball, ultimate frisbee, or flag football league, pick up a mouth guard at a Salt Lake City area sporting goods store.

Tooth grinding is never a good thing, and it can even lead to a cracked tooth or TMJ conditions. So, talk to your dentist, doctor, or physical therapist and try some stress reduction techniques to keep your jaw nice and relaxed.

Be sure to keep your regular check-ups with your Sandy dentist because your dentist can spot possible problems that could predispose you to a cracked tooth such as an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth.

If you have a cracked tooth, you’ll want to pursue the correct course of treatment and, if needed, explore some cosmetic dentistry procedures to fix any visible damage such as veneers, a porcelain crown, or a dental implant.

Hi. I’m Dr. Clint Blackwood of Murray. I practice general and cosmetic dentistry. My practice, Salt Lake Dental Care, offers the following services:

 

dental implants
cosmetic dentistry
wisdom teeth removal
dentures

If you are in the Murray UT, Salt Lake City, or Sandy area and are in need of dental care or have questions about teeth whitening or smile makeovers please give us a call at 801-938-8855.

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