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How Can Oral Surgery Improve How Well Dentures Fit?
Posted on 3/13/2018 by David Admin
People who lose their teeth may need dentures to allow them maintain their ability to speak and eat properly. Dentures are made from impressions of an individual's mouth after having tooth extraction, and although they may function properly, sometimes, a person may have problems with fit. The dentures may fall out or move around while eating. If you want to have dentures fitted, oral surgery may come in handy to help them fit properly. A pre-prosthetic surgery prepares your mouth before getting dentures and it involves minor alterations to keep the jaw in the right size and shape so that dentures fit well. Smooth and Reshape the BoneWhen your teeth are removed, they may leave sharp, rough edges and because dentures will be placed on the bone ridge, they could cause sore spots when they rub against the edges. A procedure known as alveoloplasty helps to smoothen the uneven edges, thus allowing the dentures to fit firmly and prevent the formation of sore spots. Remove Excess BoneYou may not have a problem with your dentures if there are small bits of excess bone, however, if the pieces are large, it can harm the denture fit. Having excess bone close to the cheek or lips, or on the inner part of your jaw near the tongue may affect the seal, something that causes the dentures to loosen and start falling out. Surgery prior to having dentures can help solve this problem. Besides removing excess bone, surgery will help prevent bone loss that occurs when the jaw changes shape as it deteriorates. You may have soft tissue and bone grafting to help prevent bone loss, meaning you won't be needing new dentures anytime soon. Don't let dentures to cause daunting moments because they have become loose or are coming out while you eat. Contact us to find out how oral surgery can help you if you plan to get dentures after tooth loss....

Top 3 Reasons People Need Oral Surgery
Posted on 2/23/2018 by Marilyn Pierce
There are many more than 3 reasons why people need to see an oral surgeon but there are 3 of the most common reasons. With this in mind, you can ensure that you're seeing the right dental professional. Here are some of the reasons why someone would want to make use of an oral surgeon when it comes to having some oral pain and needing to have it taken care of. Wisdom TeethOften this is the number one reason for seeing an oral surgeon. When the wisdom teeth in the mouth are impacted into the gum line, then they have to be surgically removed from the inside of the mouth. This can be done when you use an oral surgeon that can safely remove them. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)When the person suffers from obstructive sleep apnea, they will speak with an oral surgeon that is able to help them with a mouthpiece that is customized and specially fitted to their face. This helps the person remove the obstruction that would otherwise be dangerous to them. Cleft Lip and PalateYou would think that you would see a regular surgeon for a condition such as this, but that is not true. Everything from a misaligned jaw to problems on the face caused by an accident or birth can all be taken care of by an oral surgeon. They specialize in this area and can provide the help that is needed. If you're experiencing any of these three issues, it is important to give our office a call. We can set you up with a time to come in and speak with our oral surgeons. We would be more than happy to help you with the oral surgery that is going to help you smile more confidently and remove any of the pain you may be in because of the teeth that are causing you trouble....

Things You May Not Think Of That Can Cause Jaw Pain
Posted on 2/13/2018 by Marilyn Pierce
Jaw pain is felt by many people from time to time and often this is not a cause of concern. You do not want to worry about the jaw hurting over a period of time or becoming too painful to where you're unable to do many of the normal things that you would once be able to do such as smile with confidence or chew without pain. Here are some of the most common causes of jaw pain that are out there and reasons why you might be experiencing it. Common Causes of Jaw PainCluster headaches can cause pain that travels in the head, mouth and jaw bone area on the person. Tooth pain is usually the leading cause of having jaw pain, but having a sinus headache or problem can also be another reason to have the pain that radiates throughout the mouth. Heart attacks can also cause pain in the jaw. This pain can stay with the person even after they have had their heart attack. Other causes can be from underlying problems such as TMD, TMJ or clenching your teeth at night. If you find that you have extreme jaw pain then it is always a good idea to speak with a dental professional. If you have been in an auto accident, then it is best to have the problem treated sooner, rather than later so it does not become a bigger problem overall. Additionally, the jaw pain that is felt can travel to other areas or might not go away until the problem that is causing it is fixed. Speak with our office about the jaw pain you are experiencing. We are more than happy to get you in so that we can assess the situation to get you out of pain. You want to smile with confidence once again....
All Posts:

How Can Oral Surgery Improve How Well Dentures Fit?
Top 3 Reasons People Need Oral Surgery
Things You May Not Think Of That Can Cause Jaw Pain
Could You Have a Fractured Jaw Bone?
Would You Be a Good Candidate for All-on-4 Dentures?
Speaking with an Oral Surgeon Is Imperative If You Think You Have Signs of Oral Cancer
Sinus Lifts Can Improve Your Chances of Getting Dental Implants
Why Lying Down Flat After Surgery is Not a Good Idea
What You Need to Bring with You When Going in For Oral Surgery
Talk to Your Oral Surgeon if You Have Tinnitus
Symptoms of a TMD
Did You Know That Not All Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?
Can You Use Ice Too Long After an Extraction?
Symptoms to Be Aware of When You Have TMJ
Simple Ways of Speeding Up Oral Surgery Recovery
How Oral Surgeons Remove Impacted Teeth
Do Bony Growths in the Mouth Hurt?
Why You Should Rinse Your Mouth with Saltwater After an Oral Surgery Procedure
Why You Need to Talk to Your Oral Surgeon When You Notice Your Ears Ringing
Is an Underbite Something that Must be Corrected?
When Sleep Apnea Should Involve Your Oral Surgeon
Why Your Oral Surgeon Should Be Your First Call if Your Jaw Starts Clicking
Why You Want Your Oral Surgeon to Check for Oddities in Your Mouth
Foods That Boost Healing After an Oral Procedure
Common TMJ Treatments You Should Know
Pain in the Back of Your Jaw Could Be from Wisdom Teeth
Knowing if You Need a Root Canal Retreatment
Talking with Your Dentist About Your Jaw Pain
Signs of Oral Cancer You Should Speak with Your Oral Surgeon About
Seeing an Oral Surgeon When an Oral Piercing Gets Infected
Having Your Oral Surgeon Treat Severe Oral Burns
Seeing Your Oral Surgeon After Fracturing a Tooth
Visiting an Oral Surgeon After a Lump Is Found By Your Dentist
How Much Bleeding is Normal After Oral Surgery?
The Quiet Side Effect of Anxiety with TMJ Problems


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