Seek Instant Relief For Jaw Pains at Sterling Heights Dental Office

  • March 31, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – Dr. Michael Young, a talented general dentist, has introduced new technology to provide quick relief to patients with jaw pains and nagging headaches.

Jaw pains or constant headaches are often caused by a condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), which occurs when the jaw muscles and tendons do not align properly with the patient’s bite. Dr. Young, who operates Forever Young Dentistry, can now fabricate an oral appliance known as a direct deprogrammer that retrains the jaw muscles and teeth to fit together in a more appropriate way, eliminating jaw pains and TMD-related symptoms.

“Using the new direct deprogrammer, we can provide immediate relief to patients suffering from debilitating TMJ issues,” Dr. Young said. “The difference between the direct deprogrammer and other TMD treatment methods is that we can create the device in one quick visit, saving the patient time and money.”

Dental patients often experience jaw pains when their bite is off or if they clench or grind their teeth, a habit known as bruxism. Grinding and clenching can cause teeth to wear prematurely or create extensive dental problems for the patient.

The direct deprogrammer can be placed in one dental visit without the need for goopy impressions or additional laboratory costs. Along with eliminating jaw pains, the deprogrammer assists Dr. Young in assessing how the teeth fit together.

“Our patients and staff love the new procedure because it eliminates the need for an impression, which nobody likes,” Dr. Young said. “Patients are happy because it’s less expensive and also because we can often provide pain relief sooner.”

Forever Young Dentistry, 39242 Dequindre Rd., Ste. 106, is a state-of-the art facility with patient amenities and the latest dental technology. The office is trained to provide all aspects of dentistry, including preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, Invisalign and dental implants.

Dr. Young, originally from Saginaw, Michigan, graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1994 and began in private practice. Dr. Young has taken extensive post-graduate classes and trained at the prestigious Kois Center, where he now serves as a mentor. He also is a Fellow at the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy. For his effort to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry, Dr. Young received the Detroit District Dental Society Young Dentist Award.

Since building a new Forever Young Dentistry location in 2006, Dr. Young has added a wide range of services and technology to improve overall quality and the patient experience. He uses Planmeca Fit System same-day crown technology to design and place dental crowns in one visit. Typical dental offices require patients to visit two or three times for a basic crown procedure, but Planmeca’s CAD/CAM technology lets Dr. Young take impressions as well as design and place a crown in about 90 minutes.

Dr. Young also offers Invisalign, a revolutionary tool that has been used to treat orthodontic issues for the last 15 years. Instead of clunky metal brackets or wires, Invisalign uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. The treatment has been well-received by teens and adults because it is virtually invisible and can be easily removed for eating and cleaning.

Tired of missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures, or have crooked teeth that are killing your smile? Call the office today at 586-698-7135 to schedule a visit with Dr. Young today.