February 6, 2018
What is TMJ?
The temporomandibular joint connects your jawbone to your skull and acts as a hinge. When the cartilage becomes too worn or damaged, popping and clicking noises will begin as the jaw moves in and out of alignment. A disorder causing pressure on this joint can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.
What Are the Causes of TMJ?
TMJ is caused by injury, genetics, misalignment to the teeth or jaw, excessive wear of teeth, excessive gum chewing, stress, anxiety, arthritis, poor posture, or a combination of these factors. People who clench or grind their teeth may have jaw pain, but many who grind may never develop TMJ disorders. (more…)
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January 18, 2018
Dr. Kodish elects to use sedation dentistry techniques on his patients while performing certain dental procedures. Sedation dentistry refers to the use of anesthesia – putting a patient in a relaxed, sleep-like state – for major dental procedures which require extensive amounts of time in the dentist’s chair.
The sedation of choice depends on the patient’s type and length of the procedure, their level of anxiety and their medical history. Some need just an oral sedative to relax; others may prefer ‘laughing gas’. Deep sedation is a necessary option for procedures that are unusually long or complicated.
Sedation Dentistry is Ideal For Patients Who:
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December 26, 2017
The Facts About Root Canals: The Process and The Recovery
Root Canals 101
Endodontic treatment is a treatment for the inside of the tooth. ‘’Endo’ means inside and ‘odont’ is Greek for the word tooth. A root canal is one example of endodontic treatment.
A root canal is a procedure to eliminate infection from the tooth. It is designed to repair and most importantly, save a severely infected tooth. When your dentist recommends a root canal, you should have one. When one avoids the procedure, pain, decay, infection and potential loss of your tooth may result.
The dentist extracts the pulp, and the pulp chamber is hollowed out. The dentist reshapes the tooth in preparation for filling material. This material will seal the hole. It is designed to repair and most importantly, save a severely infected tooth. A root canal procedure should most definitely take place if recommended. Pain, decay, infection that can spread and potential loss of your tooth may result if a patient elects not to have this needed procedure.
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November 30, 2017
If you are missing teeth, dental implants could give you back the beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of. In fact, dental implants are now the preferred cosmetic dental procedure for the replacement of lost or missing teeth compared to conventional bridges or dentures.
What Are Dental Implants
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November 24, 2017
Not Your Mother’s Braces
It is hard to believe that just a generation ago, silver braces were attached to teeth in an effort to straighten them. These braces were confining, painful, unattractive and tasted like metal. The Invisalign Process has changed all this.
Fast forward to a tooth straightening method that is modern, smooth, removable and virtually invisible. Invisalign is innovative with proven results, 50% faster treatment times, better fit and comfort, and effective for all types of cases.
Align Technology, the company that manufactures Invisalign braces makes the Invisalign process possible. Over four million people have trusted Invisalign to achieve their best smile. Shouldn’t you?
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November 11, 2017
Dental Implants 101
If you are missing one or more teeth and looking for a tooth replacement that is the next best thing to healthy, natural looking teeth, dental implants may be the right choice for you. They are safe, effective and have been in use for over thirty years.
A dental implant is a titanium post surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line. This allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. Healthy gums and adequate bone must be in place in order to be considered for a dental implant. It is also advised that a patient be 17 years or older to ensure implants last. Once implanted, it is important to maintain meticulous dental hygiene and regular dental checkups to ensure long-term results.
Benefits of Dental Implants
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October 24, 2017
Studies show that nearly 50% of all people believe the most memorable feature when meeting someone new is their smile.
Why not make your first impression the best impression with a beautiful smile enhanced by porcelain veneers?
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July 1, 2017
Do you have a missing tooth that you’ve avoided replacing? You’re not alone. We see countless patients who choose not to replace missing teeth, but even a single lost tooth impacts your oral health. One missing tooth means surrounding teeth receive greater impact while chewing, putting them at greater risk for damage. A single lost tooth will allow surrounding teeth to move to fill in the gap. Your first lost tooth will likely not be your last as jawbone and gum tissue are lost without the necessary stimulation from the tooth root. The only tooth replacement prosthetic that addresses all of these concerns is dental implant
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June 17, 2017
We’re so happy for you! With help from Dr. Kodish and his team you now have a healthy and beautiful smile thanks to dental implants. Unlike other kinds of tooth replacements, implants stand in for both the root and crown of a missing tooth. First, Dr. Kodish himself embeds the implant post in your jaw and then a few months later attaches the appropriate restoration—a porcelain crown for a single missing tooth or a partial or denture for more extensive tooth loss. To properly care for your dental implants, Fort Lauderdale dentist Dr. Kodish offers the following advice on cleaning and maintenance.
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May 5, 2017
See that gaping hole in your smile? Well, everyone else can see it, too. But that’s not the only reason to have a tooth replacement. Just one missing tooth can lead to other oral health issues such as tooth decay, periodontal disease and more missing teeth. Tooth loss may also make it difficult to speak clearly and enjoy a variety of foods. Perhaps the best tooth replacement option is a dental implant. Unlike others—a partial, full dentures, or crown and bridge—that merely rest on top of your gums, dental implants integrate with the underlying bone to provide a stable base for your new tooth. Dr. Kodish and his team would be delighted to restore your complete smile with dental implants in Forth Lauderdale.
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