Mouth and tooth pain can be debilitating. TMJ treatment and pain management plans can help patients who have recurring mouth pain deal with the discomfort they endure. Dr. Roya Levi and the staff of Main Street Dentistry offer many different treatment options that address both tooth pain and the discomfort associated with TMJ. In Santa Monica, California, patients who are suffering tooth pain or the discomfort of TMJ should call Dr. Levi immediately to find out what treatment options are available.
TMJ pain occurs in the joint of the jaw. The temporomandibular joint allows you to chew, speak, and move your mouth. The joint is forced to accommodate massive amounts of stress. The force of chewing can cause normal wear and tear on the joint. TMJ pain is often the result of the teeth being out of alignment or if inflammation is present in the joint that forces dislocation of the joint.
Dr. Levi can identify many potential problems that forces the TMJ joint to move improperly. From teeth misalignment to a neck injury that results in inflammation, anything that affects the function of the joint may result in some degree of pain and discomfort. Grinding or clenching teeth may also produce pain.
Mouth pain can be caused by many things. Infections within the teeth are often treated with root canals or fillings. Sores or lesions that appear on the soft tissues of the mouth are treated by uncovering the cause and correcting the issue. When this occurs, Dr. Levi normally prescribes an antibiotic to reduce the patient's risk of infection.
When a patient comes to Dr. Levi for mouth pain, she performs a thorough examination to determine what is causing their discomfort. The cause is treated, allowing the lesions to eventually heal. Tissues within the mouth heal extremely fast, often within a few hours or a day's time.
A tooth extraction is necessary for several reasons. A few of them include:
There are situations when a tooth must be extracted to prevent other teeth from irreparable damage.
Dr. Levi can identify potential problems such as limited space or the direction in which a tooth is erupting that may give her cause to recommend an extraction. Whether a tooth is damaged or obstructed in some way, it is important for Dr. Levi to take the appropriate action to save the other teeth that are nearby.
We accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
"Dr. Levi is gifted dentist! I am the very pleased recipient of a crown that is perfectly fitted and perfectly matched to my teeth. I recommend her wholeheartedly!"
"Well organized office with an incredible staff. I've been going there for years and plan to continue. Love the location."
"I have gone to Dr. Levi for over two years now... she's been extremely attentive, competent, and always very professional."
"Love, love, love Dr. Roya Levi and her team. So professional, kind and considerate. Dr. Levi made everything seem easy and much less painful."
"I am SO happy to have found Dr. Levi and her team. Not only are they caring and attentive, but everyone here is incredibly welcoming and kind. "
"Dr. Levi has been fantastic in coming up with a treatment plan that works for me. She is professional, warm, and takes really good care of you. I highly recommend her."
"After Dr. Levi performed initial treatment, I felt a lot better - pain-free! Thank you for seeing me on such a short notice and being so competent and gentle."
"She's given me crowns, fillings, and a veneer, and arranged for my gum grafts. Through all of these procedures I have found her to be skillful, patient, and caring."