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  • "Dr. Gentry is the only dentist I will ever go to, in fact I took my time and found her when she had relocated. If you are afraid of going to a dentist because of the fear of pain, then Dr. Gentry is the dentist for you. Painless injections. It's amazing. She is very personable and so is her staff. Dr. Gentry is the only dentist you will ever go to after your first visit. "
    Janis J.
  • "Dr. Gentry has been My Dentist for the majority of the last ten years since I relocated to the Charlotte area. She is the best Dentist I have had. The care given by her and her very professional staff is designed to keep the patient as comfortable as possible. I would highly recommend her practice to anyone seeking dental care."
    Pat M.
  • "As you walk in and are happily greeted by reception the first thing you notice is the care that has been taken to create a relaxing and comfortable environment while you wait, albeit a short wait. Perhaps most importantly your cleaning is done with the gentlest touch as every care is taken to avoid discomfort. Dr. Gentry is every bit an educator as she is a highly skilled dentist. While being seen she thoroughly explained, in easily understood terms, what was going on behind my lips and how to best continue good oral hygiene practices. Gentry Dental sets the bar high."
    Matthew M.
  • What an enjoyable experience it is to go to Dr. Heather Gentry for all of my dental needs! Dr. Gentry provided me with excellent guidance during my consultation and did a great job enhancing the look of my teeth. She is thorough, timely, professional, and knowledgeable. And not only is Dr. Gentry an excellent Dentist, she surrounds herself with a wonderful and competent staff! Everyone works together to ensure the best care of her patients. AND IT’S FUN IN HER OFFICE —They play the BEST music!! Thank you, Dr. Gentry, for making a trip to the dentist a pleasant experience. I highly recommend Dr. Gentry for all of your Dental needs!
    Martha A.
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Headache Relief in Charlotte, NC

Headache Relief | Gentry DentalIf you suffer from frequent headaches, you understand how debilitating they can be.

Living with headaches affects your performance during the day and can greatly reduce your quality of life. Many patients find it hard to get through their normal daily activities due to the intensity of their migraines or headaches.

Have you ever considered talking with your dentist about your headaches? Dr. Gentry has experience in helping patients with issues such as clenching and grinding (bruxism) and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), all of which can cause chronic headaches for patients.

What Is Bruxism?

Many patients chronically clench or grind their teeth at night, a condition which is known as bruxism. Our jaw muscles are very powerful, and believe it or not, they can create a lot of pressure while you’re sleeping. Not only does this cause painful headaches, it can also cause excessive wear or fractures to your teeth.

The problem is, you may not even be aware that you suffer from bruxism because it happens while you’re asleep. Your bed partner may be able to hear you grinding your teeth; however, most patients are not aware of their condition. For this reason, it’s important to let Dr. Gentry know about your headaches so she can help determine if bruxism is the culprit.

What Is an Occlusal Guard?

If you have been diagnosed with bruxism, Dr. Gentry will offer solutions. Often, this includes different types of customized occlusal guards, or mouth guards, based on your individual needs. These can be worn comfortably at night while you sleep, and they help relax your muscles, which reduces bruxing throughout the night.

They’re typically made of a durable plastic, which fits over your teeth and protects them from the damage caused by bruxism. Mouth guards may also reduce the occurrence of headaches.

What Is Tensing?

Tensing uses a machine that causes your muscles to contract and then relax, which can also help reduce headaches. After a thorough evaluation and gathering extensive information about the level of tension in your muscles and how you chew, bite, and swallow, Dr. Gentry will create a tensing plan that will help your condition. This typically involves a series of treatments on the tensing machine.Headache Relief in Charlotte NC | Gentry Dental

If you suffer from frequent headaches and have tried other treatments for relief with little to no success, we encourage you to schedule a consultation to discuss some options with Dr. Gentry for headache relief. Many patients are achieving success in reducing or eliminating their headaches with mouth guards or oral appliances, and you also deserve to reclaim your life.

Wouldn’t it be great to live headache free once again? Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you.

Gentry Dental offers quality dentistry with exceptional patient care and customer service.