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Do You Need to Worry About Osteonecrosis in Your Jaw?
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Osteonecrosis of the jaw is a rare, but serious condition, in which the cells of the jaw bone start to die, and it can be caused by medicines used to strengthen bones, such as the ones used to treat osteoporosis. What Can Cause the Jaw Bone to be Damaged?One of the reasons for the jaw bone to become weaker or get damaged, is periodontitis where the bacteria gradually eat away the jaw bone. If left untreated, periodontitis can cause severe oral problems and, in some cases, affect the jaw bone. In addition, biohosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw is a condition that affects patients who receive intravenous and oral forms of biophosphonate therapy, to treat several conditions that affect the bones. This condition can also be caused by trauma or injury to the jaw. Symptoms of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Preventing Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Treatment for Osteonecrosis of the JawOsteonecrosis of the jaw can be treated with antibiotics, oral mouth washes, and appliances such as retainers. It is difficult to predict who will get osteonecrosis of the jaw because it is so rare, but tooth extraction and root canals can make a patient more susceptible to getting osteonecrosis and you should discuss that with our dentist. If you have any questions about issues with your jaw, please don't hesitate to ask us!...
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Types of Pain to Call an Oral Surgeon Like Us For
Posted on 7/10/2018 by Palisades Surgical Arts
The idea of calling an oral surgeon is not something that anyone looks forward to. No one looks forward to the pain and discomfort that comes with problems related to the teeth and gums. That is why people need to learn to stop trying to ignore the pain and call an oral surgeon for help. Oral Surgeon Vs. DentistOne of the problems that people have is deciding what types of pain require the help of an oral surgeon is they do not know what an oral surgeon is and how they differ from a dentist. Oral surgeons are dentists that specialize in a certain area. The oral surgeon has additional training in specific areas. They train to perform tooth extractions, dental implant placement and broken bones in the jaw and face. A dentist will refer a patient to an oral surgeon when they have a condition that requires the special skills that an oral surgeon trained for. Pain for an Oral SurgeonThere are many different types of pain that you can feel related to your mouth, teeth and gums. The pain that comes from a trauma, such as a broken jaw or broken teeth in an accident is something an oral surgeon would help with. Dull, aching pain from a cavity is something that a dentist can probably handle. The place where a person has the pain also plays a role in deciding when to see an oral surgeon like ours. It is hard for anyone to determine that the type of pain they have is best suited for a specific type of oral specialist. If you have any type of pain in your mouth, teeth, gums or jaw, it is important to come into our office. If you are having any issues surrounding your oral health, do not hesitate to contact us. Call us and have one of our dental professionals help you make a decision about whether it is time to call for relief from an oral surgeon....
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How An Oral Surgeon May Become Necessary for Someone with Bruxism
Posted on 6/23/2018 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Do you struggle with bruxism? Many people do but are totally unaware of it. Bruxism is when you grind your teeth, or you clench your teeth, mostly unconsciously. Most people do this at night, which is how they have it but do not realize it. The effects of bruxism have a wide range. However, not all of the effects are easily noticed. If the effects of bruxism get bad enough, you may require the services of an oral surgeon, like the ones in our office. What Effects May Require an Oral Surgeon? When you go on with bruxism long enough, your teeth suffer the consequences. The more you grind and clench, the worse those effects become. Eventually, you can crack your teeth, wear the chewing surfaces down to nothing, and even hurt your jaw. Once the effects get to where they affect how you live your life, you will have no choice but to seek immediate treatment. The longer you leave the damage to continue getting worse, the harder it is going to be to correct. The best thing that you can do is to get tested for bruxism early, and if they find you have it, get it treated. Basically, what you would have to do is wearing an oral appliance at times where you are prone to grind or to clench your teeth. That way, your teeth push on the plastic instead of the opposing teeth. This helps protect the teeth, and avoids you having to come to us for treatment. If you worry about the effects of bruxism and you are already in pain, give us a call. Let us examine the current condition of your mouth, and see what we can do to help ease your pain....
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All Posts:
Do You Need to Worry About Osteonecrosis in Your Jaw?
7/20/2018
Types of Pain to Call an Oral Surgeon Like Us For
7/10/2018
How An Oral Surgeon May Become Necessary for Someone with Bruxism
6/23/2018
Dangers Associated with New Oral Piercings
6/13/2018
How an Oral Surgeon Can Repair a Torn Lip
5/23/2018
Can an Oral Surgeon Help Your Dentures Fit Better?
5/13/2018
Surgical Options for TMD Pain
4/23/2018
Is Facial Reconstruction Something to Discuss With Your Oral Surgeon?
4/13/2018
Benefits of Dental Implant Surgery
3/20/2018
Does What You Drink Prior to Oral Surgery Really Matter?
3/10/2018
Take Notes When You Experience Pain so You Can Talk to Your Oral Surgeon About It
2/25/2018
How to Be Ready Prior to Oral Surgery
2/15/2018
Why Wisdom Teeth Are Prone to Breaking
1/27/2018
Why Oral Surgeons Are the Best at Extractions
1/17/2018
Ways of Protecting Your Mouth from the Effects of Bruxism
12/30/2017
Most Nutritious Foods for the First Few Days after Oral Surgery
12/20/2017
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