Dental phobia is a serious condition that can prevent those who struggle with it from seeking needed care for their teeth and gums. Increased anxiety or general discomfort with dental visits is far from uncommon, but its consequences can be profound – and if fear of the dentist is preventing you from seeking treatment for TMJ, serious systemic health issues may become unavoidable.
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Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to deal with both the emotional and physical discomforts that may accompany your visit to our office. While not suitable for all patients, if you struggle with anxiety or dental phobia, or if you have a condition that makes dental services uncomfortable, Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Ronald Konig would be happy to discuss your sedation dentistry options. Call us at 713-668-2289 to schedule a consultation and learn more.
Houston Sleep Apnea Dentist, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF has been impressed with the new oral device that he has been using for sleep apnea. Dr. Konig has been using the lingualess Somnadent for over a year for many of his sleep apnea patients. In addition to using computer assisted technology to help determine the correct place for the bite to be taken for an appliance, the new appliance has almost no coverage on the tongue side.
Houston Cosmetic Dentist, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF, focuses his practice on helping people look and feel healthy. Recent research, according to Laura L. Carstensen, director of Stanford Center on Longevity and author of A Long Bright Future, shows that cognitive decline is not inevitable. She said that the brain volume does shrink slightly but the brain continues to make new neurons and fine tune neural connections as long as we live.
Houston Cosmetic Dentist, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF, addresses dental implant and cosmetic dentistry as many patients ask if implants can be made to look like natural teeth. It is essential to use custom designed parts and not stock parts to achieve exceptional results. When properly planned, placed, and artistically restored they can be indistinguishable. The photos below show the front natural tooth on the left which was fractured and had to be extracted. Ninety days later, the dental implant crown is in place .
Houston TMJ Dentist, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF explains that one type of trauma brought about by impulsive blows to the chin or jaw can force the jaw into the brain and cause concussions. These are often found in sports injuries. This forces the head of the jaw to perforate the thin surface of the fossa that the jaw head (condyle) resides in. There is a thin wall of bone in this area that the condyle goes through and can bruise the temporal lobe of the brain. Additionally, this can also cause debilitative TMJ issues as well.
Houston Cosmetic Dentist: Porcelain Veneers and Celebrity Smiles Houston Cosmetic Dentist shares article about Houston porcelain veneers and celebrities. This is an article that was published in The Huffington Post. It shows the difference in appearance that a nice smile makeover can make on individuals and most likely on their careers as well. Many times in the past, when we have treated models or celebrities it has been because they were told that it needed to be done by their producers and agents. When looking at these photos, there are some cases that look much better than others w
Houston Texas TMJ Dentist: What causes "Brain Freeze" Patients often ask us what causes cold headaches or more commonly, what causes "brain freeze headache"? Brain freeze is really not occurring in the brain.
Houston Cosmetic Dentist: Tooth Erosion and its Causes and Prevention Questions arising regarding tooth erosion, or tooth wear is quite common. This erosion, like the loss of land from the waves that pound on it, occurs when the hard part of your teeth is worn away by acid or bruxism (grinding). Left untreated, this can cause your teeth to crack, discolor, and even become sensitive.
According to Nobel Prize Winner, Roger Sperry PhD, better than 90% of the energy output of the brain is used relating its physical body to its gravitational field. The more mechanically distorted the body is , the less energy available for thinking, metabolism, and healing. This is why so many TMJ patients who also exhibit neck and postural issues often find themselves with other overall health issues and physical tiredness. It seems to explain why these patients lives are sometimes changed for the worse.