Peter Thompson DDS

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Frequent headaches, jaw, shoulder, or neck pain?

headacheIf you are experiencing any of these problems, it could be time to see Dr. Thompson!  Most people living with deteriorated and/or missing teeth know that they need major dental work.  But, what they likely don’t realize is that their dental problems may be the real root of these other issues: frequent headaches, shoulder and neck pain, popping or aching jaws, and many other problems.  Partial or full mouth rehabilitation could be the answer.

full mouth rehabilitation

When teeth are lost, decayed, or ground down over the years, the jaw no longer falls into its natural and relaxed resting position.  This causes the muscles that control the jaw to be in constant tension, which causes any number of issues, and causes a person to be in near constant discomfort.  Restoring the bite to a proper position can, in some cases, provide immediate relief.

A critical part of this procedure is knowing how much tooth to restore and which procedures need to be performed.  Dr. Thompson will examine your teeth, gums, temporomandibular (jaw) joints and muscles, as well as your smile’s aesthetics, to determine how best to proceed.  This could include X-rays, digital images and/or models of your teeth to determine the bite.

 If you have any questions about full mouth rehabilitation, or would like to schedule a consultation with your Portales dentist, Dr. Thompson, please contact our office today at (575) 268-0007.

What Our Patients Say

Dr. T. I just had to let you know what a miraculous change has happened in me since I was in your office Tuesday. Within a couple of hours of wearing the device you made me, I was feeling much better than I have in years… I have slept like a baby every night and every morning I have awakened feeling like getting up. It has been years since I woke up feeling like getting up and I had lost hope of ever having that feeling again. I am amazed at the energy I have. I was so used to the chronic pain I have endured for over seven years that I did not realize just how bad it was until it was gone. I have had to calm myself down several times lest I explode with joy! Thank you so much. I cannot adequately express my gratitude, but I will keep trying every time I see you!” M