Here are some common questions we get from our patients. Click on the questions below to view the answers. If you have further questions, please contact us!
It is important to note that we will always discuss with you what is going on in your mouth and what your options are relative to treatment. Once you discover what treatment options are best for you, we can then discern how much your insurance will cover. We will work with you to help you receive the maximum benefit to which you are entitled.
Some people just can’t have metals and for them the choice is easier. For many others, metals present no problems. A positive mineral balance in our bodies seems to be the key for the “tolerance” of metals. Once again, each person should make an individual decision, based on all of the pros and cons known, about the use of metals in their mouths.
Yes, I am a New Orleans TMJ dentist with over 40 years of studying the chewing system and its effect on the quality of patients’ lives, I am amazed at how many different ways this malady can manifest itself among my patients. There is a best place for the jaw joints to be and when the muscles cannot position the joints in that place because the teeth don’t fit together there, a myriad of symptoms can ensue…headaches, neck aches, ringing of the ears, popping noises in front of the ears, loss of hearing, vertigo (loss of balance), severe wear of the teeth, erosions at the necks of the teeth, splitting of teeth, loosening of teeth, large bony growths around the teeth, and many more.