Dr. Sandlin offers care in a relational environment to individuals desiring improved health and quality of life. He partners with his patients, respecting their desires, helping them identify their needs, and then works with them to realize their health priorities.
Dr. Sandlin draws from ever developing resources to assist his patients in stabilizing, maintaining, and improving their health through the most current and proven oral care available.
If you're experiencing TMJ or Facial Pain, you should see a dentist who won't just treat your symptoms, but rather one who treats the source of your problem. Dr. Sandlin is an expert trained in diagnosing and eliminating the causes of dysfunction in your bite and jaw mechanics.
Dr. Sandlin provides a wide scope of non-surgical care to TMJ and Facial Pain patients. Specializing in custom oral appliances, coupled with comprehensive bite therapy, his care helps patients find relief.
We are dedicated to your health. Our techniques have proven to be life changing for our patients. By supporting your unique mouth function over time, we help your jaw heal in its naturally healthy and stable position.
Dr. Sandlin explains in full detail what each patient can expect from their rehabilitation program, giving you comfort, functionality, and understanding every step of the way.
Anne has been a patient of Dr. Sandlin for decades. After first assisting her with traditional family dental services, our practice was able to assist her with the headaches that had plagued her for years.
DeAnna and her family became patients of Dr. Sandlin through a referral from a friend. She also enlisted our practice to assist with her cosmetic dental needs.
There are many ailments that stem from dental issues. Whole body health and wellness can be derailed when you ignore your dental health.
Feel free to call us to learn more about how dentistry can be utilized for prevention and treatment of your dental conditions.
If you have diabetes, you're more likely to have oral health problems like cavities, and infections of the gums and bones that hold your teeth in place because diabetes can reduce the blood supply to the area. If you have diabetes and you're over 50, your risk is even higher.
More than one-third of all cancer patients develop complications that affect the mouth, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. These mild to severe side effects can include mouth sores, infection, dry mouth, sensitive gums and jaw pain.
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may cause changes in the lining of the mouth and the salivary glands, which make saliva. This can upset the healthy balance of bacteria. These changes may lead to mouth sores, infections, and tooth decay.
The teeth, gums, and jaw are inextricably linked to your ears. Pain in your ear can signal a dental problem and vice versa. That is one reason why proper oral health is so important for your quality of life. You may find that undergoing cleanings or restorative treatments lowers the occurrence of ear pain.
If you have any condition which increases your risk of developing infective endocarditis, don't let any dental problems such as a dental abscess or gum disease go untreated. These dental conditions increase the chance of bacteria getting into the bloodstream.
Pain in the face can appear due to a facial injury, an infection, or issues with nerves in a tooth. Infections can occur when tooth decay or injuries that damage teeth allow bacteria to get inside the tooth. Abscesses can cause a throbbing pain that may radiate to jaw, face, and neck.
During the early gingivitis stages, gum inflammation can occur in as little as five days. Within two to three weeks, the signs of generalized gingivitis become more noticeable. Untreated gingivitis will progress into periodontitis, which is a more severe stage of gum disease. The infection and pockets deepen while eating away at your jaw until your teeth become loose and fall out.
Gum disease is an infection of the gums that is caused by poor oral hygiene. When plaque is left to build upon the teeth and harden, periodontal disease develops. When this is left untreated, it can result in damage to the jaw and even tooth loss.
Gum disease (periodontitis) is associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease. Poor dental health increases the risk of a bacterial infection in the blood stream, which can affect the heart valves. Oral health may be particularly important if you have artificial heart valves.
There is a direct link between a person grinding their teeth and experiencing back and neck pain. Typically, when someone grinds their teeth, it causes a forward head posture. If they are chronically grinding their teeth, this constant forward head posture can quickly cause strain on the neck.
People whose teeth and gums are in poor condition may be more susceptible to an oral virus that can cause certain mouth and throat cancers. Dr. Sandlin cannot diagnose Oral Cancer, but he can identify suspicious-looking areas or growths that may need further evaluation and biopsy by a cancer specialist.
Periodontitis is common but fairly preventable. The cause is usually poor oral hygiene. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss. It's a risk factor for heart and lung diseases. Symptoms include swollen, red, and tender gums. Treatment includes professionally cleaning the pockets around teeth to prevent damage to surrounding bone.
Pregnancy may make women more prone to periodontal (gum) disease and cavities. Oral health may be considered an important part of prenatal care, given that poor oral health during pregnancy can lead to poor health outcomes for the mother and baby.
Sleep apnea causes a person to breathe through the mouth. Mouth breathing results in dry mouth and leads to tooth decay. Additional consequences of dry mouth are plaque, mouth sores, gingivitis (gum inflammation), and periodontal disease.
If teeth are misaligned, those that are out of line, regardless of whether these are leaning forward or backward, may lead to distortions in speaking patterns. Sounds will not leave your mouth correctly when the upper and lower teeth do not fit together.
People who are recovering from stroke may be more susceptible to dental problems. With facial paralysis, it's easier for food to get trapped between teeth without realizing it. Paralyzed muscles can also lead to poor-fitting dentures, which can irritate gums.
An abscessed tooth can cause significant pain, and can also cause bacteria to spread throughout your mouth. In severe cases, you may find it hard to fully open your mouth and have difficulty swallowing or breathing.
The temporomandibular joint or TMJ acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. Dysfunction can lead to pain and discomfort. Jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and clicking and locking of the jaw joint are some of the symptoms.
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