Archive for 2019
How To Prepare For Oral Surgery
Oral surgery is usually an outpatient procedure that requires local anesthesia, which means you will be able to go home afterward. Knowing what to expect during the procedure and how to recuperate will help you achieve a speedy recovery. Don’t put off researching and asking your orthodontist questions until the day before surgery, as this […]
Everything You Should Know About Oral Cancer
Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that won’t go away, and approximately fifty-three thousand Americans are diagnosed with it every year, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Mouth cancer refers to cancer that develops in any part of the mouth, such as the lips, gums, tongue, inner lining of the […]
What Is TMJ?
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome, known as TMJ for short, is a pain in the jaw joint that can stem from a variety of medical problems. Problems in this area can result in headaches, neck pain, facial pain, ear pain, a locked jaw, biting issues, and jaw clicking when you take a bite. Do you think you […]
What Is Maxillofacial Surgery?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the branch of dentistry that focuses on treating diseases in the tissues of the head, neck, jaws, face, and mouth. People who experience pain in these areas are referred to as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for treatment by a dentist. “Oral” refers to the mouth, and “maxillofacial” refers to […]
What The 24 Hours After Wisdom Teeth Removal Looks Like
Congratulations if you’ve gotten your wisdom teeth removed. You’ve undergone a surgery most Americans are scared to undertake. Now what? Postoperative care is necessary because if you don’t take care of yourself after surgery, you’ll experience pain from swelling and infection. Follow the instructions your orthodontist gave you. Here’s what the 24-hours after wisdom teeth […]
Signs Your Partner Has Sleep Apnea
Does your partner’s loud snoring wake you up at night? If your partner frequently gasps for air and has abnormal breathing patterns, then you may have reason to be concerned. It’s likely your partner has sleep apnea, which is a serious sleep disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and starts. The main symptom of sleep apnea […]
How Can I Tell if Dental Implants Are Right for Me?
If you have lost a tooth or are struggling with severely damaged teeth, there are several smile restoration treatments you can try. One of the best restorative options to consider is dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth. Implants are quickly becoming the new standard in […]
Does Acid Really Damage Teeth?
Sugar isn’t the only substance that causes tooth decay, as high levels of acid found in foods and drinks is just as harmful. Acidic foods and beverages, such as oranges and wine, can wear down your teeth by causing decay, sensitivity, and discoloration. Although acidic foods harm your teeth, this doesn’t mean you should stop […]
Implants Vs. Dentures
Part of aging includes losing some of your teeth. Unfortunately, many people feel less confident after experiencing tooth loss, and some people go through great lengths to avoid smiling in front of others. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, nearly 70% of adults ages 35-45 in the United States have at […]
Having a Dry Socket? Five Tips To Heal Quickly
Undergoing surgery to have your wisdom teeth removed isn’t the most exciting experience, but it’s worse when you end up with a dry socket. Also known as alveolar osteitis, a dry socket is a painful dental condition that can occur after you have an adult tooth extracted. This condition arises when a blood clot at […]