Dining out with family and friends is something you should look forward to. If you have trouble chewing because of dental problems, Dr. Chet Swartzentruber and Dr. Shawn Keahey want to make sure you can comfortably enjoy any meals in public or even when you’re relaxing at home.Dr. Keahey I'm Having a Hard Time Chewing Read Transcript
If we had a patient come in and ask about a hard time chewing, the process we need to look in, we want to look at the skeletal muscle. We want to address the area where the pain has come from. What kind of pain: is it sharp? Is it a dull, achy kind of pain? Want to check to see if we have any broken areas, filling material, and then also, X-ray at the time and physical exam.
After we've looked at all those things and talking with the patient, we figure out a treatment plan to help with their difficult situation at the moment.
The most common causes of chewing issues are damaged or missing teeth, both of which we will help you with at our Montgomery, AL dentist office. Our doctors can:
- Eliminate toothaches that are preventing you from comfortably chewing foods
- Improve your digestive system by repairing damaged teeth or replacing missing teeth so you can properly chew foods
- Help you eat harder, beneficial foods such as apples, carrots, and nuts
Call 334-600-1423 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Swartzentruber or Dr. Keahey today.
Strengthening Your Smile At Carmichael Dental Care
To help you enjoy each meal as you should, our doctors provide the following services:
- Dental crowns to protect teeth which have been damaged, made to appear completely natural in your smile
- Dental bridges made of strong, tooth-colored porcelain or zirconia to replace a few missing teeth in your smile
- Dental implants, which are new tooth roots that hold your replacement teeth firmly in your mouth
- Dentures to complete your smile and afford you enhanced chewing ability
- Tooth fillings and root canals to relieve you of dental pain that may be causing difficulty chewing
During any of these treatments, you will be completely relaxed and feel no discomfort or dental anxiety. Our professional dental team is here to offer any assistance you may need as well as sedation options, including:
- Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” which puts you in a mild state of euphoria for a brief amount of time
- Oral conscious sedation, which is taken before your treatment and is stronger than nitrous yet allows you to communicate with us during your treatment