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I have clicking and pain in my jaw. What should I do?

Q:I have clicking and pain in my jaw. What should I do? A:It sounds like you injured your TMJ. You can try warmth or ice placed near your ear several times a day for a few days. Also, avoid hard foods. If it does not resolve itself see your dentist. . . . Read more

What can I do to treat canker sores in my mouth?

Q:What can I do to treat canker sores in my mouth? A:Over the counter medicines have limited results. But may reduce the discomfort. Avoid acidic and spicy foods. Most mouth sores resolve by themselves in 14 days. If your sore does not go away than see a dentist to have . . . 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

When do you need a root canal?

Q:When do you need a root canal? A:It is time for a root canal if a tooth has constant pain, has an abscess(infection), or decay has entered the nerve chamber.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years. www.michaelmaksimdds.com   View Larger . . . Read more