The Role of a Function Dentist – Meet Dr. Molayem

The role of a functional dentist is to investigate chronic (ongoing) pain by checking the patients’ teeth, nerves, muscles, jaws, airway, breathing, sleeping habits and more.

A functional dentist will search for the causes of the teeth grinding and jaw clenching by going the extra mile and checking the patient’s medical history, present medical condition, current medications, X-Rays, and blood tests. Once the cause is discovered, the problem can be correctly treated and prevented from happening again.

A functional dentist may ask a patient what types of food he or she eats because sugar, carbs, and highly acidic foods can create plaque, contribute to bacteria growth, lead to tooth decay, and cause gum disease.

If you have a dental problem that won’t go away, or any other concerns, please call Dr. Molayem at (424) 382-0290. He practices an all-body approach to dental health. He will work with you to help you achieve better health.