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Take Notes When You Experience Pain so You Can Talk to Your Oral Surgeon About It
Posted on 2/25/2018 by Palisades Surgical Arts
When pain is experienced in the mouth, you may find that it is hard to do anything else. You cannot seem to get your mind off of the pain you're experiencing because of the sensation that is felt. Mouth pain is one of the worst pains to be in. When you have it, you want to just get rid of it. When this happens, you need to make sure to take note of a few things regarding the pain that you are in. By doing so, you can speak with your dental provider to let them know any details they need to know regarding the pain felt. Notes to Take for Oral PainWhen the pain happens, make sure to take notes on when it happens, where in the mouth it happens and what it feels like. This can localize the pain area and also provide more information on the type of pain that is happening. This helps determine if it might need a filling, root canal or other dental procedure to ensure that the right job is done. Sometimes, depending on the type of pain, there might need to be given antibiotics. A dental professional is the only one that should be seen when you have oral pain. They will assess the problem and ensure that the proper care is taken to cure it so you are no longer in pain. If you are experiencing pain because of teeth in your mouth or for any other reason, give us a call today. We can set you up with an appointment so that you can have the problem taken care of. You should not have to worry about living with tooth pain that is causing more harm than good. Don't let it go on for too long and have it taken care of sooner, rather than later....

How to Be Ready Prior to Oral Surgery
Posted on 2/15/2018 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Prior to oral surgery, there are a few things that should be done. It is important to prepare yourself as much as possible for everything that is going to take place. While most patients are feeling scared and anxious, it is also important to know the surgeon doing the procedure. They can put your mind at ease before and after having the surgery. Our oral surgeons know that this can be a scary situation for any patient and this is why we take the time to speak with each one about what to expect, how to get ready and the best plan for taking care of your oral health and mouth after the procedure. Getting Ready for Oral SurgeryThere are a few tips and tricks, as well as some steps to take prior to having surgery. While some of the steps do not have to be taken if the person is only getting a local anesthetic. If you're being put to sleep for your surgery, it is important to not eat or drink anything, including water for at least eight hours or more prior to surgery. Those that are just having the local numbing shouldn't eat or drink anything at least 1 to 2 hours before surgery. Get a good night's rest! If you're not well rested, you may have more anxiety and fear the next day. Brush and floss your teeth before the appointment. It will make things easier to have cleaner teeth during the procedure, as well as after. Reduce the amount of tartar and plaque buildup. Speak with our professionals today to find out what else you can do to ease your mind, tension and anxiety about the upcoming surgery. You should feel comfortable and our professional oral surgeons can help give tips on ways to be successful....

Why Wisdom Teeth Are Prone to Breaking
Posted on 1/27/2018 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Wisdom teeth can cause a lot of trouble for some people. In fact, there are many who will experience intense pain due to the way they grow or become “impacted”. For this reason, many of our patients come to us in order to find out what can be done. In cases like this, we often recommend that the wisdom teeth be removed. This usually makes things easier as there often isn't enough space in the mouth. There is also a further risk they pose: wisdom teeth are prone to breaking. Your Wisdom Teeth: Why They BreakIn general, human teeth need to be cleaned and maintained in order to avoid cavities and decay. The same can be said for wisdom teeth, which in essence aren't really that different to normal teeth. The only real difference is their positioning, since they happen to be at the far back of the mouth. This means that for many people, it is often difficult to reach them with a toothbrush and they are easily forgotten. Over time, plaque will build up on the teeth. Plague, as you probably know, is what can end up causing tooth decay in the long run. When eating, bits of food can also easily get stuck to the wisdom teeth. Again, picking these pieces of food out of the teeth can be very difficult. Sometimes pieces large and small will get stuck there for months and therefore they’ll be far, far more prone to breaking. Most of the time, we recommend that the teeth are removed. This is something that you as a patient also have to consider. If you have questions regarding this procedure then make sure to come to us. We are more than happy to answer questions and help....

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