Frequently Asked Questions

At Empire Dental, we believe good dental health is an important part of good general health. Our commitment is to helping you be the best you can be! To help you understand how we can serve your dental health needs, we’ve prepared some information about our dental specialties. As always, if there are specific questions you need to have answered, we invite you to contact us directly at (780)-482-4000, or by e-mail at¬†

1. I have frequent headaches. Is this related to my dental health?

Maybe! If you have explored other causes of headaches without success, it may very well be that you are suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. The temporomandibular joint is the joint which connects your jaw to your skull, and when it comes out of alignment, many problems may occur. You may notice pain in the joint itself; you may find that you hear or feel a ‘clicking’ when you open or close your mouth; and you may well suffer from headaches as a result of a misaligned TMJ.¬†

2. I was in a car accident, and I still have pain in my head and neck. Could this be related to my teeth?

It could be. We tend to think of soft-tissue damage and broken bones when we think of auto accidents, but your teeth and jaws can suffer the consequences of this kind of trauma, as well. We frequently find ourselves called upon as expert witnesses in personal-injury cases, as well as to provide care for the victims of such accidents.