Do you experience orofacial pain like tenderness near the back of the mouth or frequent headaches? Perhaps your dentist has informed you that your wisdom teeth have erupted and that you should visit an oral surgeon for wisdom teeth removal. Removing wisdom teeth is an oral surgery that can improve your quality of life […]
A temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder may cause significant discomfort for patients, and this is often the primary complaint that prompts patients to seek treatment for the condition. However, TMJ disorders also have a significant impact on your oral health beyond any pain that you might experience.
When the jaw is not functioning properly, it can […]
After losing a back tooth, patients may be tempted to just go on about their lives and not replace the tooth. The tooth may not be in a highly visible location, so there is less motivation to pursue restoration because the smile’s appearance is not affected. However, your molars perform a number of different […]
Preventing tooth decay will go a long way in preserving a healthy smile. In the most severe cases of tooth decay, patients may lose teeth and need to undergo an oral surgery procedure, such as tooth extraction or dental implant placement to restore the smile. Tooth loss is also typically followed by jawbone atrophy, […]
Playing contact sports puts athletes at risk for serious facial injuries that could require jaw surgery or some other intricate procedure or treatment to address. Even weekend warriors are susceptible to this type of facial trauma, so it’s important to take steps to protect yourself from such injuries.
A custom-designed mouthguard will go a […]
If you’re basing your oral health practices on inaccurate information, you may actually be harming your smile. It’s important to tell the difference between dental facts and dental myths. Here are a few of the most common dental myths that patients believe.
Tooth extraction is nothing to worry about: Ideally you should take all […]
Tooth loss doesn’t just have a devastating effect on your appearance. It also affects important actions like chewing and speaking. If you want to restore maximum function with your replacement teeth, you should consider All-on-4, which uses four dental implants to secure an entire prosthetic arch.
Dental implants act like artificial tooth roots, and the […]
Oral health symptoms, such as tooth or jaw pain, bleeding, swelling or cysts, should not be ignored. If you postpone getting dental treatment, you could end up with a much more severe condition that requires an invasive oral surgery procedure to correct. Your overall health may suffer as well. If you notice concerning symptoms, […]
Tooth enamel may be the strongest substance in the human body, but it’s still not indestructible. People can damage their teeth by using them for tasks that aren’t appropriate, like opening packages or holding rather heavy objects. Even biting into non-food items like ice cubes or pencils can put the teeth at risk for […]
Most patients won’t want to wait for weeks to restore a smile decimated by tooth loss. Fortunately, patients who want the fastest treatment timeline possible can turn to All-on-4 dental implants to get a complete, beautiful and durable smile.
This treatment technique, which is sometimes called Teeth in a Day, uses four dental implants to […]