Is Your Bite Off?

In Teeth by Dr. Donald Johnson

A patient’s tooth can become uncomfortable after the dentist cements a crown onto it.  The patient may think that root canal treatment is needed; and if something is not done, that may be the treatment needed.  After a short exam by another dentist, the patient is found to be biting on the new crown too heavily.  After adjusting the bite …

TMJ, Trigeminal Nerve and Teeth

In Teeth, TMJ by Dr. Donald Johnson

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the three trigeminal nerves work together as very important structures in the head.  When the TMJ is injured or jarred out of alignment, it affects the head and the neck because the trigeminal nerves innervate the TMJ and much of the rest of the head and the neck.  Therefore, head and facial pain may result …

Are Your Teeth Worn Down?

In Teeth by Dr. Donald Johnson

If you’re 50 or older, chances are you’ve noticed a few grey hairs and maybe a wrinkle or two — but you probably haven’t noticed the fact that your teeth may be changing, too. In fact, the enamel on their surface may have started to wear away — putting your smile in serious danger.  And it may be an important symptom of …

Sensitivity in Teeth

In Teeth by Dr. Donald Johnson

ENJOY  HOT & COLD  FOODS  PAIN  FREE      You take good care of your teeth and they feel fine except when you eat or drink something hot or cold.  When you start to savor that first cup of coffee or sip a refreshing cold glass of iced tea, the pain begins.  And you find yourself wondering “what’s going on?” This …