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Most Common Reasons for Seeking Out an Oral Surgeon
Is Your Jaw Beginning to Reabsorb?
Reasons Your TMJ May Click and Lock Up
Lying Down After Oral Surgery Can Slow Recovery
How Long Does Recovery Take During Bone Grafts?
How Can Oral Surgery Improve How Well Dentures Fit?
Top 3 Reasons People Need Oral Surgery
Things You May Not Think Of That Can Cause Jaw Pain
Could You Have a Fractured Jaw Bone?
Would You Be a Good Candidate for All-on-4 Dentures?
Speaking with an Oral Surgeon Is Imperative If You Think You Have Signs of Oral Cancer
Sinus Lifts Can Improve Your Chances of Getting Dental Implants
Why Lying Down Flat After Surgery is Not a Good Idea
What You Need to Bring with You When Going in For Oral Surgery
Talk to Your Oral Surgeon if You Have Tinnitus
Symptoms of a TMD
Did You Know That Not All Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?
Can You Use Ice Too Long After an Extraction?
Symptoms to Be Aware of When You Have TMJ
Simple Ways of Speeding Up Oral Surgery Recovery
How Oral Surgeons Remove Impacted Teeth
Do Bony Growths in the Mouth Hurt?
Why You Should Rinse Your Mouth with Saltwater After an Oral Surgery Procedure
Why You Need to Talk to Your Oral Surgeon When You Notice Your Ears Ringing
Is an Underbite Something that Must be Corrected?
When Sleep Apnea Should Involve Your Oral Surgeon
Why Your Oral Surgeon Should Be Your First Call if Your Jaw Starts Clicking
Why You Want Your Oral Surgeon to Check for Oddities in Your Mouth
Foods That Boost Healing After an Oral Procedure
Common TMJ Treatments You Should Know
Pain in the Back of Your Jaw Could Be from Wisdom Teeth
Knowing if You Need a Root Canal Retreatment
Talking with Your Dentist About Your Jaw Pain
Signs of Oral Cancer You Should Speak with Your Oral Surgeon About
Seeing an Oral Surgeon When an Oral Piercing Gets Infected
Having Your Oral Surgeon Treat Severe Oral Burns
Seeing Your Oral Surgeon After Fracturing a Tooth
Visiting an Oral Surgeon After a Lump Is Found By Your Dentist
How Much Bleeding is Normal After Oral Surgery?
The Quiet Side Effect of Anxiety with TMJ Problems
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Most Common Reasons for Seeking Out an Oral Surgeon
Posted on 5/23/2018 by Marilyn Pierce
We see a lot of patients each year, and for many different ailments. However, we tend to see some of those problems more often than others. If you have been looking at finding a local oral surgery office like ours, chances are, you probably have one of these ailments as well. We are happy to help, and will do whatever we can to help, so long as you call and let us know what you need. Here are a few of the most common things we help people with, day in and day out. Most Common Reasons People Turn to Us Extractions are the most common reason people come into our office. There are many reasons you may need to have a tooth extracted. Decay, breaking, or pain can all happen to any tooth. If you need either a simple or a surgical extraction, we can help and will do what we can to make the procedure as painless as possible. We also see many people for root canals each year. There are some issues where cleaning out the inside of the tooth can help to save the tooth. That prevents you from having to come to us for an extraction. Some teeth get infected, which means that the infection must be removed. If we can get the infection out, your tooth can be saved, along with the aesthetics of your smile. Implants are quickly growing on the list of what we do to help our patients. They are such an amazing way of restoring missing teeth that we love to help with these procedures. We put in the implants that go on or in your jaw. Then, you get a new tooth to restore the look and function of your smile. If you want to find out more about how we can help you, give our office a call today....

Is Your Jaw Beginning to Reabsorb?
Posted on 5/13/2018 by Marilyn Pierce
Do you know what reabsorption is? It is when your bones begin to disintegrate and literally reabsorb the pieces of bone because your body believes you no longer needs those bones there. When you lose a tooth, after a short time, your jaw begins this process. The jaw needs regular stimulation to keep strong. If it does not get it, this process begins as a way of self-preservation. If you begin to notice a few common symptoms, you may need to come in and see us. We may have to take steps to restore that missing tooth before parts of your jaw begin to disappear. Signs Your Jaw is Reabsorbing If you have one missing tooth, you may be under the impression that it is no big deal. However, it can be. Even that one missing tooth can change the structure of your jaw. When your jaw begins to reabsorb, the teeth around the open socket begin to tilt. Usually they lean in towards one another. This is because the structure is degrading that once held those teeth upright. You may notice that your jaw gets a little more sore, and you may also notice that some of your teeth feel loose. When you wake up each morning, your teeth may not sit quite right when you bite down at first. These are all signs you need to come in and see us. Thankfully, if you are going through jaw reabsorption, we can help. There are many options when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy. Plus, we have several restoration options to help your teeth as well. To find out what options you have, call us. We can talk to you about grafts, restoration options, and making sure your jaw stays strong. Find out more today!...

Reasons Your TMJ May Click and Lock Up
Posted on 4/20/2018 by Michelle Smith
Tempromandibular joint syndrome or TMJ is a condition where the axis that connects the upper jaw to your lower jaw is not working properly. This joint may be small but any irregularity will cause dysfunction in your jaw. There are a lot of causes for TMJ so it is not possible to cover them all in on a single article. For instance, the muscles that allow your jaw to move may also be affected, which may be misdiagnosed as well. It is best to consult one of our oral and maxillofacial surgeons to make the correct diagnosis. How Do I Know I Have TMJ?The causes of TMJ are myriad. It could be a result of years of teeth grinding, misalignment in the jaw or your teeth, stress, poor eating and chewing habits, poor posture and arthritis. We have found that stress is also one of the common factors that can cause a lockjaw. So When Do You Consult An Oral Specialist?If you hear some strange sounds, like clicking or popping whenever you open your mouth, it may not necessarily be painful right away, then it is time to see a dentist. Second, if you notice limited movement in your jaw. For instance, you cannot open your mouth wide enough without feeling any discomfort or pain. In connection to this, you may experience difficulty in chewing, as well. Third, a dull pain in your ear may also be connected to TMJ. You may see an ear specialist, which may recommend a treatment totally unrelated to your condition. Another symptom is constant headaches, although this one alone is not a red flag for TMD. If you hear clicking sounds in your jaw, on top of the headache, then you better see us right away. We recommend that you see us right away if you feel any of these symptoms. TMJ is a serious condition if left untreated. The good news is that it is easily treated, as well....


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