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Dr. Glenn E. Lockwood

Dentist

Dr. Glenn Lockwood is a Dentist practicing in Kenai, Alaska. Dr. Lockwood specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Glenn E. Lockwood
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Clicking in my jaw

I would first ask you if this clicking causes pain? If it does or does not, then it doesn't require a trip to the oral surgeon's office. There are other things that can be done READ MORE
I would first ask you if this clicking causes pain? If it does or does not, then it doesn't require a trip to the oral surgeon's office. There are other things that can be done to attempt to lessen or stop pain if it hurts. If it doesn't hurt then you can either attempt to have it controlled a little more or just live with it- only if you aren't having pain. The last thing you want to do is to have TMJ surgery. It's expensive and it usually doesn't work that well.
The best thing to do is to find a dentist that treats TMJ disorders and/or Bruxisim. Many general dentists have training in it.

I hope that this helps. If you have any further questions about this issue, just drop a line and let me know exactly what is happening with your condition and how it affects you.

Take care, keep smiling and floss the teeth that you want to keep! :)

Adult tooth is loose. What should I do?

If it is too loose you should get in to a dentists office to have it looked at. If it lines up ok, it may heal on it's own if it isn't moving every time you bite down. If it is READ MORE
If it is too loose you should get in to a dentists office to have it looked at. If it lines up ok, it may heal on it's own if it isn't moving every time you bite down. If it is too loose, you may need a type of stint or splint that keeps the tooth in line with a couple of other teeth on each side of it. This is usually done with nylon line and a strand is bonded to the adjacent teeth for a short time until the tooth is stable.
Good luck and if it happens or is continuing to be loose, drop by and have it checked out.
Take care, keep smiling and floss the teeth that you want to keep.