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What causes my jaw to pop when I open?

Q:What causes my jaw to pop when I open? A:Your jaw condyle fits into a socket. Both are covered with cartilage. A movable disc separates the condyle and socket. Any of these can become worn and cause popping and pain. The key is to prevent further damage by seeking treatment . . . Read more

What is a root canal?

Q:What is a root canal? A:A root canal is a process in which the contents of the canal within the root of a tooth are cleaned away and the canal is sealed.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years. www.michaelmaksimdds.com   . . . Read more

Why do root canals hurt?

Q:Why do root canals hurt? A:Because the face has five cranial nerves, it is one of the most sensitive areas of the entire body. However with today’s highly effective medications and techniques most root canals can be performed without pain.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San . . . Read more