Cosmetic Dentistry Blog of Dr Sussman & Pogal

Providing better smiles to Rochester, Webster, Greece, Fairport & Nearby Areas of New York

March 09, 2015
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Misalignment of the jaw joint can lead to dysfunction of the bite and intense pain in the face, neck, and shoulder. If you suffer from chronic headaches and jaw pain, Rochester dentist Dr. Paul Sussman can perform a comprehensive evaluation for TMJ disorder.

During your consultation, Dr. Sussman will review your medical history and ask questions about the type of pain you're experiencing, where the pain occurs, the frequency of the pain, and more. Additional tests might include:

  • Assessment of how well your bite fits together
  • Listening to the joint for noises such as clicks, pops, or grating
  • Examining your jaw as you open and close your mouth, move your jaw back and forth, and slide it side to side
  • Checking for signs of teeth grinding
  • X-ray imaging of the jaw area
  • Analysis of the bite with a K7 Evaluation System

The K7 system serves multiple purposes in diagnosing TMJ. It enables Dr. Sussman to track and record the movement of your jaw, monitor muscle activity, and detect vibrations created by the joints.

Individualized attention is a core principle of our Rochester dental practice. TMJ dysfunction can be misdiagnosed as another condition, which is why Dr. Sussman spends a great deal of time conducting a thorough, complete exam to help patients with frequent jaw pain find relief.

For more information about TMJ diagnosis, please call 585-227-4390 today to arrange a consultation with Dr. Sussman. We are pleased to see patients in Rochester and the surrounding communities.

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February 09, 2015
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Everyone wants to look their best before going on a date. When that date falls on the most romantic day of the year, getting your appearance just right is even more important. If you want to look great for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion, cosmetic dentistry can enhance your appearance.

The best solutions for improving your smile will depend on the health and function of your teeth as well as your aesthetic goals. During your complimentary consultation, Dr. Sussman and Dr. Pogal will discuss the changes you’d like to make and suggest possible treatments.

With cosmetic dentistry, you have a variety of options for creating a smile that dazzles your significant other, including:

  • Removing discoloration with teeth whitening
  • Repairing teeth with tooth-colored fillings, porcelain crowns, and other restorations
  • Restoring the shape and look of teeth with porcelain veneers or teeth bonding
  • Straightening teeth with Invisalign® or other orthodontic treatment

The ultimate goal of any cosmetic dentistry procedure is not only a better smile but improved self-esteem. Whether you’re looking forward to a romantic evening with a spouse, fiancé, or boyfriend or girlfriend, we believe that patients who look good also tend to feel good in many types of social situations.

Please call our Rochester office at 585-227-4390 today for your free cosmetic dentistry consultation.  

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