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Symptoms of a Salivary Gland Infection
Posted on 10/15/2018 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Believe it or not, a salivary gland infection is not unheard of. It occurs when either a bacterial or a viral infection gets into your salivary gland or duct. This can be caused by a reduced saliva flow and is commonly caused by blockage or inflammation of the salivary glands. So what do you look for if you think that you may be suffering from parotitis? Before we look at the symptoms, let's look at a few of the causes. Why Do Salivary Glands Become Infected?Typically parotitis is caused by a bacterial infection called staphylococcus aureus. It's the most common cause of salivary gland infection, but other causes can include; mumps, flu virus, herpes, HIV, dehydration, malnutrition and inadequate oral hygiene. Salivary gland infection can also be a side symptom of other chronic conditions such as diabetes, malnutrition, alcoholism or xerostomia (dry mouth syndrome). The symptoms of a salivary gland infection should be checked out by our office right away so that we can accurately diagnose and treat you. Be aware that the symptoms can also mimic other conditions, and may be misdiagnosed by someone without experience; this is why it's so important to call our office if you suspect an infection. Symptoms may include: If you suspect that you may have a salivary gland infection and you're experiencing a high fever, difficulty breathing and swallowing, you may require emergency treatment. Please contact our office immediately if you suspect that you may be suffering from a salivary gland infection....

Signs Your Jaw May Be Broken
Posted on 9/23/2018 by Palisades Surgical Arts
If you play contact sports or suffered trauma to the face, you may have a broken jaw. Pain in the jaw is not unusual, but whenever there is a blow to the head or face, you need to watch for symptoms of a breakage. It is important you let us know about your symptoms as soon as possible so we can get you in for an evaluation. Injuries to the JawA broken jaw is a fracture of the jaw bone, while a dislocated jaw is a misalignment of the jaw. Our surgeons can treat both conditions successfully, but once a jaw is dislodged, the risk of it happening again increase. Injuries to the jaw can happen in many ways, including a blow during a rough football game, getting hit by a ball during a game, a car accident, a fall or even intentionally during a fight. Whenever you think your jaw may be broken, it is essential to get treated as soon as possible to prevent more severe complications. Symptoms of a Broken JawThe most visible sign of a broken jaw is pain in the area. You may also notice your bite is off or your teeth fit together differently than they used to. Having trouble chewing, yawning, or eating can be another indication that your jaw bone is broken. If there is bleeding inside the mouth or bruising under the tongue could be a sign you need to be seen. When you experience any of these symptoms, it can mean your jaw is broken or dislocated, and you may need treatment. The sooner we can see you the better to avoid other complications such as airway blockage, breathing blood into the lungs, a temporary difficulty with speaking or eating, an infection of the jaw, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, swelling, and problems with teeth alignment. Please call our office as soon as possible to get evaluated....

Are There Ways to Treat Sleep Apnea by Positioning Yourself Differently When You Sleep?
Posted on 9/13/2018 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Most people have a preferred sleeping position. Whether you sleep on your side, back or stomach, changing that position is very difficult for adults. If you suffer from OSA or Obstructive Sleep Apnea, it could help with your symptoms. Sleep Position That Helps Sleep ApneaSleeping positions affect your quality of sleep, and some are better than others, not only for people with sleep apnea but those with other health conditions. For example, sleeping on your stomach can cause back and neck pain, and sleeping on your back can cause gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In some cases, sleeping on your left side is considered the best position because it puts the least strain on your breathing and allows the best blood flow. However, for people with an enlarged heart, this may not be the best choice. Supine sleeping is when you sleep on your back. Sleeping in this position could lead to twice the chances of experiencing sleep apnea because the muscles of the end of the tongue block the airways. People who sleep on their stomach are the least likely to suffer from this condition. Treatments for Sleep ApneaWhile sleeping on your left side can help if you suffer from sleep apnea, it is essential to get the correct treatment to avoid the development of more severe health conditions such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. In most cases, you will need medical treatment that can cure your sleep apnea. It doesn't necessarily mean that you need surgery, however. Many treatments start with the use of CPAP therapy. CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and involves using a machine, placed over the nose to help a person who suffers from sleep apnea breath more comfortable and get a better night's sleep. There are also surgical options that you can discuss with us that will treat your sleep apnea when CPAP therapy is not working out. Our surgeons will explain what the best treatment for your particular situation is. If you believe you suffer from sleep apnea, please give us a call....

All Posts:
Symptoms of a Salivary Gland Infection
Signs Your Jaw May Be Broken
Are There Ways to Treat Sleep Apnea by Positioning Yourself Differently When You Sleep?
Your Oral Surgeon Can Often Help with Sleep Apnea Issues
Why Salt Water Rinses Are Imperative to Oral Surgery Recovery Success
Do You Need to Worry About Osteonecrosis in Your Jaw?
Types of Pain to Call an Oral Surgeon Like Us For
How An Oral Surgeon May Become Necessary for Someone with Bruxism
Dangers Associated with New Oral Piercings
How an Oral Surgeon Can Repair a Torn Lip
Can an Oral Surgeon Help Your Dentures Fit Better?
Surgical Options for TMD Pain
Is Facial Reconstruction Something to Discuss With Your Oral Surgeon?
Benefits of Dental Implant Surgery
Does What You Drink Prior to Oral Surgery Really Matter?
Take Notes When You Experience Pain so You Can Talk to Your Oral Surgeon About It
How to Be Ready Prior to Oral Surgery
Why Wisdom Teeth Are Prone to Breaking
Why Oral Surgeons Are the Best at Extractions
Ways of Protecting Your Mouth from the Effects of Bruxism
Most Nutritious Foods for the First Few Days after Oral Surgery
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