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Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out
Posted on 6/23/2018 by Andrew Zeiger
As a teen or young adult, you might have heard other people talk about their wisdom teeth being extracted. But what if you've never done that? Some people don't have issues with their wisdom teeth, but they may still need to have them removed. If you don't know what to look for and don't visit us regularly, it's possible you need to have these teeth extracted and don't know it. Here are some of the signs that could indicate that your wisdom teeth need removed. They Hurt If you have pain in the back part of your mouth or jaw, it could likely be caused by your wisdom teeth. These teeth come in at the back of your mouth, and if there's a problem there, you're likely to feel pain. Even if you don't see your wisdom teeth, they could be the cause of the problem because they could be impacted. This means that instead of the tooth pushing upwards through the gum, it went sideways. It can press into the tooth next to it, leading to pain, improper alignment, and other issues. Your Wisdom Teeth Have Become Infected Tooth and gum infections don't always hurt. In fact, if the root of your wisdom tooth or teeth has died, you may not feel any pain at all. However, the infection may still be there. Removing the wisdom teeth won't remove the infection, but it does prevent further bacteria from using the damaged tooth as a way of entering your body. Once the wisdom teeth are done, antibiotics will clear up the infection. There Are Signs of Gum Disease Near the Back of Your Mouth If you notice that your gums are bleeding or hurt when you brush towards the back of your mouth, it may be a sign that you have gum disease. If it seems like this is only happening in the back part of your mouth, it could be connected to your wisdom teeth. Come see us today so we can do some x-rays and find out....

You May Have Sleep Apnea and Not Know It
Posted on 6/13/2018 by Andrew Zeiger
Do you often feel as if you didn't get any rest even though you slept for eight hours? If you have this feeling regularly, it's possible that you suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing multiple times during the night, causing you to wake up. You may not remember waking up multiple times during the night, but your brain becomes more conscious when your breathing stops, so you don't remain in the good, restful deep sleep that your body needs. If you're concerned that you have sleep apnea, here are some signs to watch for. Snoring Many people who snore suffer from sleep apnea. It's caused by a type of the disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea. This type of sleep apnea is caused by the muscles of your throat relaxing and actually blocking the airway. That's what causes snoring. If you've been told that you're a really loud snorer, it may be a sign you suffer from this issue. This is one type of sleep apnea that we can assist you with. We can perform one of several types of procedures that can help you breathe better at night. Give us a call if you'd like to discuss these options. You Find Yourself Falling Asleep If you often find yourself nodding off at work or in the evening, it could be a sign that you're dealing with sleep apnea. Most people just assume they've had a long day or that they just need to take a nap. While that may be true in some cases, if you're always feeling worn out and fatigued, sleep apnea could be to blame. You Can't Focus Similarly, if you find that you can't focus or that your attention often wanders, it may be related to a lack of sleep. If you notice you're often unable to concentrate, especially if you're also feeling tired, it may be related to sleep apnea....

Common Causes of Pain in the Jaw
Posted on 5/23/2018 by Andrew Zeiger
Do you normally struggle with pain in your jaw? If so, then you may be wondering what causes that pain. Some types of pain are easy to diagnose, such as pain following direct trauma to the jaw itself. However, those times are usually relatively rare. It normally takes a little testing to figure out what the root cause of your jaw pain is. Here are a couple places we can start looking to figure out the cause. Maybe one of them will be the cause of what ails you. Reasons Your Jaw May Hurt If your TMJ makes noise when you open and close your mouth, you could struggle with TMD. Your TMJ is the joint between your bottom jaw and your skull. If this joint gets inflamed, it leads to TMD, which is a temporomandibular disorder. These are treatable, but it may take a little time to figure out what the best course of treatment is for you. If you wake up with a sore jaw, your cause could be bruxism. This is when you clench your teeth together or grind them together. Typically, people do this in their sleep and do not even realize that they do it. It takes them waking up with a sore jaw pretty regularly for them to realize that they do it often enough to get seen for it. Do you want to figure out the root cause of your pain? If so, we can help. Call our office and schedule a consultation. Let us know that you have jaw pain and about how often you have it. Keep track of anything you believe could be connected to your jaw pain from now until your appointment. That way, you can talk to us about it when you are here....

All Posts:

Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out
You May Have Sleep Apnea and Not Know It
Common Causes of Pain in the Jaw
Are You Going to Need an Oral Biopsy?
How Does a Pulpotomy Differ From a Pulpectomy?
How a Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth
Types of Bone Grafting Materials
Treating a Jaw That Grew Unevenly
Questions to Ask Your Oral Surgeon Before Getting Oral Surgery
Piercings Can Easily Get Infected - What Signs to Watch Out For
Signs You Need to Speak with an Oral Surgeon for TMD
Checking for Oral Cancer Between Visits to the Oral Surgeon
How to Spot Signs of Bruxism in Yourself
How to Maintain Oral Health Following Oral Surgery
Things You May Do that Cause Your Own TMJ Pain
The Connection Between Unhealthy Teeth and Ringing in Your Ears
Do You Have an Infection After Oral Surgery?
Do Overbites Require Repair or Can They be Left?
Dealing with a Broken Tooth Until You Can Be Seen
Managing Mouth Pain at Home Before Getting to Your Dentist
Benefits of Not Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted
Are Lumps Inside Your Mouth Normal?
Mouth Guards Reduce Potential Damage for Those Suffering from Bruxism
Is Eating a Soft Diet for Too Long After Oral Surgery a Problem?
How an Oral Biopsy is Performed
Do You Have TMJ Issues That Need Treatment?
What Should You Do if You Have an Overbite?
What are the Signs That You Have an Impacted Tooth?
Is a Custom Mouth Guard in Your Future?
How Yogurt Can Help You Recover from Oral Surgery
Should You Opt for Teeth in a Day?
How to Handle Graft Pain
Why You May Want to Keep Your Wisdom Teeth
When You Need Surgery for a Tooth Abscess
What to Know Before Oral Surgery
Healing After Implant Surgery - What to Know
Reducing Swelling Following a Tooth Extraction
Recovering from an Oral Cancer Biopsy
How Common is Dental Implant Rejection?
Can Your Oral Surgeon Treat Your Apnea?
Can Your Broken Tooth Be Surgically Repaired?
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Fixing an Underbite
Defining Impacted Teeth
Jaw Pain After a Car Accident, This Might Be the Cause
How to Recover Immediately Following Oral Surgery
What is Orthognathic Surgery?

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