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Having Surgery Prior to Getting Dentures Can Give You a Better Fix
Posted on 11/20/2018 by Andrew Zeiger
Dentures are often the most affordable option people have to replace their natural teeth. They do not come without problems. Many people struggle because their denture never seem to fit properly. It is possible that surgery can help them get a better fit for their dentures. The question people may ask is what type of surgery can help with dentures and why does it help. When Dentures Don't Fit It would seem that it is easy to make dentures that fit the mouth easily. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The shape of the mouth is usually irregular. Even if you have had good oral health, the mouth will still have its own unique shape. That makes getting dentures that fit a little more difficult. Dentures might not fit because of the shape of the jaw. Some people struggle with a jaw that is uneven. The gums can also be uneven. If a person has had problems with their oral health, it will affect the shape of their jaw and gums. It is better to fix the shape of the jaws and gums before trying to make the dentures fit into the space. Turning to Surgery When people hear the word surgery, they may think it involves a major procedure that will put them out of commission for a significant period of time. The surgery to help dentures is not usually a major surgery. It is done in our office and it can involve smoothing the gum line and the bones of the jaw to provide a good base for the dentures. Another surgical procedure that can help with dentures is the extraction of other teeth. Removing these teeth can allow for a more complete set of dentures. The best way to find out if surgery will help you get a better fit out of your dentures is by consulting with our dental professionals. Contact our office to schedule your next appointment....
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First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
Posted on 11/10/2018 by Andrew Zeiger
When a person suffers any type of traumatic injury, the treatment and things they do when it happens, plays a large role in how much damage their body suffers. The problem is that many people do not know what to do if something happens to themselves or to someone else. This is especially true in the case of a dental trauma. There are several things to do that can help a person recover from the dental trauma that they suffer. Types of Dental Trauma There are plenty of different types of dental trauma that range from the mild to the severe. While dental trauma can refer to almost any injury involving the mouth, jaw, teeth and gums, there are some types of trauma that are more common. The most common types of dental trauma include: The first steps to take in treating these types of trauma depend on what type of injury a person has, the age of the person involved and the severity of the problem. Taking Steps The first step in any type of trauma is to access what the injury is. In the case of dental trauma some of the things to look for include: After assessing what the injury is, it is possible to take a few other steps. If there is bleeding, pressure or some type of dressing can help stop the bleeding. If the injury knocked out a tooth or part of the tooth, collect the pieces it in milk to help keep it moist. Treat minor burns by running cold water over the affected area. In addition to taking some basic steps, the last step to do when dental trauma occurs is to contact our offices to get an emergency appointment. The sooner you treat the trauma, the better the outcome. Contact our office right away in the event of a dental trauma or for help with any other oral health issues you may have....
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Signs to Look for If Your Jaw Hurts Following a Car Accident
Posted on 10/20/2018 by Andrew Zeiger
When you are involved in a car accident, you not only can get broken arms and legs, but your mouth can suffer as well. If you have hit your jaw after a crash, it's crucial to monitor your symptoms carefully. What Happens During a Car Accident? Car accidents are violent, traumatic events and can result in injuries to different parts of your body, including your jaw. Because of the impact, many times there is whiplash, where your head is thrown back and forth at any rate of speed. This is not a movement that is normal, and even a fender bender or an accident where someone rear ends you at a traffic light can have lasting consequences on the temporomandibular joints. What if I Have Jaw Pain After a Car Accident The most apparent reason for pain following a car accident is if you hit your jaw against a dashboard or the side of the car. This can affect the temporomandibular joints that connect the jawbone to the skull. A car accident can cause the ligaments in the TMJ to stretch or tear due to the forces moving your head. As a result, things like eating or speaking will become painful. It is important to come and see us if you have pain in your jaw following a car accident or any trauma or blow to the face. While, in less severe crashes you will need time to heal, other, more severe accidents will mean additional treatment from our surgeons. If you have been diagnosed with TMJ, a car accident could aggravate that condition even more, but there are other consequences to your oral health from trauma including stress and anxiety from the experience. Don't wait until your symptoms become worse after an accident and call us to make an appointment as soon as you can....
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All Posts:

Having Surgery Prior to Getting Dentures Can Give You a Better Fix
11/20/2018
First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
11/10/2018
Signs to Look for If Your Jaw Hurts Following a Car Accident
10/20/2018
Signs of Osteonecrosis That You Need to Be Aware Of
10/10/2018
How Long is Exercise Off Limits Following Oral Surgery?
9/20/2018
How Long Do Bone Grafts Take to Heal?
9/10/2018
Who Needs Apicoectomies and Why?
8/20/2018
When Chewing Gum Hurts Your Jaw, What Do You Do?
8/10/2018
What Happens If Your Child Does Not Get Palate Repair?
7/20/2018
Dangers of Clenching Your Teeth Each Day
7/10/2018
Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out
6/23/2018
You May Have Sleep Apnea and Not Know It
6/13/2018
Common Causes of Pain in the Jaw
5/23/2018
Are You Going to Need an Oral Biopsy?
5/13/2018
How Does a Pulpotomy Differ From a Pulpectomy?
4/20/2018
How a Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth
4/10/2018
Types of Bone Grafting Materials
3/20/2018
Treating a Jaw That Grew Unevenly
3/10/2018
Questions to Ask Your Oral Surgeon Before Getting Oral Surgery
2/20/2018
Piercings Can Easily Get Infected - What Signs to Watch Out For
2/10/2018
Signs You Need to Speak with an Oral Surgeon for TMD
1/20/2018
Checking for Oral Cancer Between Visits to the Oral Surgeon
1/10/2018
How to Spot Signs of Bruxism in Yourself
12/20/2017
How to Maintain Oral Health Following Oral Surgery
12/10/2017
Things You May Do that Cause Your Own TMJ Pain
11/23/2017
The Connection Between Unhealthy Teeth and Ringing in Your Ears
11/13/2017
Do You Have an Infection After Oral Surgery?
10/20/2017
Do Overbites Require Repair or Can They be Left?
10/10/2017
Dealing with a Broken Tooth Until You Can Be Seen
9/20/2017
Managing Mouth Pain at Home Before Getting to Your Dentist
9/10/2017
Benefits of Not Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted
8/20/2017
Are Lumps Inside Your Mouth Normal?
8/10/2017
Mouth Guards Reduce Potential Damage for Those Suffering from Bruxism
7/31/2017
Is Eating a Soft Diet for Too Long After Oral Surgery a Problem?
7/20/2017
How an Oral Biopsy is Performed
6/20/2017
Do You Have TMJ Issues That Need Treatment?
6/10/2017
What Should You Do if You Have an Overbite?
5/20/2017
What are the Signs That You Have an Impacted Tooth?
5/10/2017
Is a Custom Mouth Guard in Your Future?
4/20/2017
How Yogurt Can Help You Recover from Oral Surgery
4/10/2017
Should You Opt for Teeth in a Day?
3/20/2017
How to Handle Graft Pain
3/10/2017
Why You May Want to Keep Your Wisdom Teeth
2/20/2017
When You Need Surgery for a Tooth Abscess
2/10/2017
What to Know Before Oral Surgery
1/20/2017
Healing After Implant Surgery - What to Know
1/10/2017
Reducing Swelling Following a Tooth Extraction
12/20/2016
Recovering from an Oral Cancer Biopsy
12/10/2016
How Common is Dental Implant Rejection?
11/20/2016
Can Your Oral Surgeon Treat Your Apnea?
11/10/2016
Can Your Broken Tooth Be Surgically Repaired?
10/20/2016
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
10/10/2016
Fixing an Underbite
9/20/2016
Defining Impacted Teeth
9/10/2016
Jaw Pain After a Car Accident, This Might Be the Cause
8/23/2016
How to Recover Immediately Following Oral Surgery
8/13/2016
What is Orthognathic Surgery?
7/30/2016
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