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How Implantology Can Improve Your Oral Health
Posted on 7/13/2019 by Palisades Surgical Arts
There was a time when people had two options if they lost a tooth or teeth. They could live with the loss, or they could get dentures. Neither of these solutions are ideal. Technology has added a new way to deal with this problem. That solution is dental implants. It is an option that offers many benefits and can help improve oral health. Problems with Lost Teeth and DenturesWhen you lose a tooth, many things will happen. If you lost the tooth due to disease, it could lead to problems with other teeth and the gums. Losing the tooth does not always make the disease go away. The space where the tooth was also means the surrounding tooth have lost their support and they can move or become loose. The solution for entire arches of missing teeth is often dentures, but dentures have their own problems. They provide some support, but they require care. Removing them at night and cleaning them are necessary steps. Even if dentures are in place or if the rest of the teeth are healthy, lost teeth lead to receding gums and bone loss. This is normal but is not good for overall oral health. Turning to Dental ImplantsImplants involve replacing natural teeth with the implant. The implant provides the same support that natural teeth do. They help keep the gums and the jaw healthy. Caring for implants is no different than caring for natural teeth. As long as a person takes the necessary steps, they will keep all of their teeth healthy. The most common reason people give for not getting dental implants is the cost. When you think about the cost of not replacing the tooth or having to get several sets of dentures and caring for the dentures over the years, the cost is not as high as people think. Implantology is the best option to maintain good oral health when you lose a tooth or teeth. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment....

Why Do Teeth Require Splitting During Extractions?
Posted on 6/25/2019 by Palisades Surgical Arts
There are many different reasons you may call our office asking about an extraction, whether your wisdom teeth need to be removed or you have a broken or impacted tooth. Occasionally, the extraction will require surgery and the tooth may need to be split in order to be removed properly. Surgical Tooth ExtractionsIdeally, when you need to have a tooth extracted, we hope for the best, meaning that there is plenty of crown above the gum and the tooth can be easily removed with forceps. However, there are times when this is not possible, and you may require a surgical tooth extraction. Tooth sectioning is a process where one of our surgeons cuts a tooth into pieces to make the removal easier. We use this technique if you have a tooth that is impacted. Generally, the molars. This helps us successfully remove a tooth with very little risk of damaging the nerves of the adjacent teeth. If the root of your tooth that requires extraction is curved, this can mean that your tooth socket is unable to expand enough to successfully remove the tooth. By cutting the tooth into sections, we can easily remove one section at a time causing less trauma to your mouth and extracting the tooth without complication. It Sounds Worse Than It Is If the thought of having one of your teeth split prior to extraction gives you anxiety, please let us know. Of course, during oral surgery, you will be under close supervision by not only our surgeon, but our anesthesiologist as well. We realize that tooth extraction and tooth sectioning can sound frightening and we are here to walk with you through every step of the journey. Give our office a call today if you have a tooth that you need extracted and we will get you in for a consultation soon....

How Oral Piercings Are Commonly Damaging the Mouth
Posted on 6/15/2019 by Palisades Surgical Arts
It looks cool. It feels different. It is something all my friends are doing. These are some of the reasons that people give for getting oral piercings. It is easy to think about the reasons to get oral piercings, but when people do, they often ignore the risks they are taking. Oral piercings can damage the teeth and gums in several ways. The most common ways happen more often than people thinking about getting oral piercings may imagine. Increased Risk of Dental InjuryIf you ask someone to bite down on q nail, they would probably decline. This is because they are afraid of breaking their teeth or damaging them in some way. An oral piercing offers the same opportunity as biting down on a nail does. It is very easy to break, chip and crack teeth when an oral piercing is in place. A broken tooth is only one type of injury that oral piercings are causing. They can also lead to nerve damage in some cases. Many people end up with a combination of these injuries. It is probably the most common way that oral piercings damage the mouth. The Risk of DiseaseWhen you have an oral piercing whether it is in your tongue or lip or somewhere else around the mouth, you are facing a risk of infection and disease. To put a piercing in, a hole is put in the mouth. That hole is an open wound and is a place where bacteria can grow. That can lead to an infection. An oral piercing also puts a foreign object in your mouth. Any time you put a foreign body in your body, you put it at risk of infection and disease. The piercings are difficult to clean and become a place where bacteria can grow. If they break or damage a tooth, that is another place for bacteria to grow. That bacteria can lead to problems with tooth decay, gum disease and infections. There are plenty of people who do not ever have a problem with an oral piercing. The key to it is taking care of the piercing and all of your oral health. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment....

All Posts:
How Implantology Can Improve Your Oral Health
Why Do Teeth Require Splitting During Extractions?
How Oral Piercings Are Commonly Damaging the Mouth
Sleep Apnea Needs Treatment to Reduce the Effects and Dangers
Signs Your Impacted Tooth Needs to Come Out
How an Oral Appliance Can Improve Apnea Symptoms
Following an Automobile Accident, We Should Examine Your Mouth
Why Dental Emergencies Are Something We Often Treat
Which Vitamins Should You Try and Get from Food During Oral Surgery Recovery?
If You Have Temporary Implants, Does That Change What You Are Allowed to Eat?
How Using Sedation When You Come See Us Can Boost Your Oral Health
Signs of Osteonecrosis That You Need to Be Aware Of
Recovering from an Apicoectomy
Symptoms You May Have a TMJ Problem
Symptoms of a Salivary Gland Infection That You Need to Pay Attention To
What Are Temporary Anchorage Devices and When Are They Necessary?
Understanding a Tuberosity Reduction
How to Perform a Self-Exam to Look for Oral Cancer
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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