Oral and Facial Surgery of Utah

Is Accidentally Biting Your Tongue Dangerous?

We all know that accidentally biting your tongue can be painful, but can it actually be dangerous? There’s a reason dentists caution against chewing, eating, or biting down for the first few hours after your mouth has been numbed for dental work. Accidentally biting your tongue is extremely common, and in most cases it heals […]

Most Common Dental Problems in Seniors

Dental problems in seniors are nothing new. As seniors advance in age, so do their teeth, causing oral health problems. With age comes wisdom. Unfortunately, so does declining oral health. Here’s a look at some of the most common dental problems in seniors. Dry Mouth According to the American Dental Association, dry mouth in seniors […]

Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Dangerous?

Wisdom teeth removal is a very common surgical procedure and it is generally considered safe. But as with any type of surgery, there is always risk. Although wisdom teeth extraction is not considered to be dangerous, complications can arise during or after the surgery. The good news is, following your dentist or surgeon’s recommendations for […]

What Are the Top Reasons for Jaw Surgery?

Jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a procedure that corrects irregularities in the jawbone, bite and jaw alignment. The prospect of surgery can be daunting, but in most cases having the surgery is well worth the years of well-aligned jaws, painless chewing and a visually appealing jaw line. Reasons for Jaw Surgery There […]

How Many Teeth Can be Extracted at Once?

A tooth extraction is a procedure that occurs when teeth need to be pulled due to decay or other complications such as disease, trauma, or crowding.  Extracting one tooth is a common dental procedure, but occasionally more than one tooth may need to be pulled. Understanding the Procedure The procedure for extracting multiple teeth at […]

What Happens with Untreated Sleep Apnea

Untreated sleep apnea can cause some serious health problems including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and more. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that even when treated can have some negative side effects.  3 Types of Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is very common, especially among overweight males over 40 years of age. In all forms […]

What Health Problems Can Result in Bad Teeth?

Routine dental exams check your teeth and mouth, but your dentist also checks for other health problems that could be contributing to bad oral health. Your oral health says a lot about what’s going on in the rest of your body, so if you have problems with your teeth it could be a sign of […]

What Types of Floss are Better for Tender Gums?

Most adults experience bleeding and sensitivity occasionally when flossing teeth. But did you know that some types of floss can be abrasive? When it comes to tender gums, choosing the right dental floss can decrease pain and lead to a healthier, happier mouth. Why Floss? Oftentimes people balk at the idea of not brushing their […]

What Are Abscessed Teeth?

If you’ve ever woken up to a swollen jaw and persistent pain, you know the calamity that is abscessed teeth. Characterized by severe achiness, sensitivity, and swelling, an abscessed tooth is not something to be taken lightly. What Are Abscessed Teeth – The Two Types A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus around the […]