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Things to Do to Minimize the Chances of Implant Rejection
Posted on 8/25/2019 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Implants can be rejected, though it is uncommon and rare, and when they do, it can be devastating to some. In order to reduce the chances of having this happen, it is important to consider the ways that you can minimize this from happening. The rejection is something that you don't want to have done, but in some people, it may happen. Minimize the Chances of Implant RejectionThese things that you can do with your oral health can help you reduce the chances of implant rejection happening inside your mouth. Keep the area cleaned well and free from any debris that might get in the area. Make sure to follow all of the post-surgery instructions that we give. Increase your calcium intake. Clenching or grinding teeth can also cause the implant to fail. Putting too much stress or wear on them can also be a problem. Infections in the area or lack of gum tissue or blood flow to the area can cause problems. Those that smoke, have diabetes, are on medications, not having great oral hygiene practices, have gum disease, or those with preexisting medical conditions may not be able to have easy to heal implants. There are many signs that show your dental implant may be failing such as having a hard time chewing, inflammation around the implant area, recession of the gums in that area, loosening of the implant, severe pain in the area or swelling that is pushing the implant. Speak with us today regarding the implants you're considering having, or if you think your implants might be going through rejection. You want to ensure that you are getting the best possible care, and we can provide you with it once you call us and schedule a time and day to come out and meet with our dental professionals....

Some Bleeding is Normal After Oral Surgery, But How Much is Some?
Posted on 8/15/2019 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Although modern dentistry has improved in many ways getting oral surgery done is still a traumatic experience for your teeth and gums. Bleeding can occur during the surgery and may continue after the surgery. It is normal and in some ways the bleeding plays an important role in the recovery from oral surgery. It is important to understand what the difference between normal bleeding that does not require special treatment or excessive bleeding that is the sign of a bigger problem. How to Tell How Much Bleeding There IsIn order to know whether you are dealing with an excessive amount of bleeding or a normal amount of bleeding is by figuring out how much blood there is. One way to do this is through the use of gauze placed over the surgical site. The gauze serves two purposes. It can absorb the blood and it can help stop the flow of blood. Keep track of when you put the gauze in place and how quickly it becomes filled with blood to figure out how much bleeding there is. The Length of Time The second thing to consider when determining how much bleeding there is and whether it is normal is the length of time that the bleeding goes on for. It is normal for the surgical site to have some blood for a day or two after the surgery, but most of the bleeding should stop soon after the procedure. When you apply the gauze to the surgical site, it should stop the bleeding in less than an hour in most cases. The amount of blood that you see will depend on different factors. People on blood thinners may experience more blood that others. Take all these things into account when you are trying to figure out if the bleeding you have after oral surgery is normal or if it is a sign of a problem. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment....

What to Expect During the Recovery from Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Posted on 7/23/2019 by Palisades Surgical Arts
When you think about wisdom tooth extraction, you often base your ideas on the stories you hear from others. You hear about the intense pain and the inability to return to work for a few days. You hear about not being able to eat anything for the first few days after surgery. The problem is that not all the stories you hear are true. It is better to find out what to really expect during recovery rather than relying on stories that have been exaggerated over time. First Days Immediately after the surgery, you need to exercise care. It is normal for oozing and bleeding to come from the surgical site for the first day after surgery. A gauze pack is put in place during the surgery and needs to remain in place for at least an hour. If the bleeding or oozing persists, you can change the gauze every 30 to 45 minutes. As the anesthesia wears off, discomfort or pain may occur. Prescription and over the counter medications can help with this. The discomfort, pain, bleeding and oozing will all subside and should not last for more than the first few days after surgery. It is important to be careful what you eat during the first few days. Liquid and soft foods are the best options. As the Recovery ContinuesAs you move past the initial recovery, you begin to return to a normal life. Most people will try to take a day or two off from work or school, but you can return as soon as you want if you feel up to it. The key is to take it easy at first and slowly build your way back to normal activities over the course of several days. The same goes with diet. You can start to introduce different foods and can return to a normal diet in one to two weeks. The sutures used will either dissolve on their own or will need removal in 7-10 days. One of the biggest dangers to a successful recover from wisdom tooth extraction is smoking. Inhaling smoke can cause problems with the surgical site and can lead to issues that include a dry socket. If you experience any symptoms that do not go away or subside during the first few days contact our offices to get checked. Contact our office to schedule an appointment to learn about this or any other oral health issue....

All Posts:
Things to Do to Minimize the Chances of Implant Rejection
Some Bleeding is Normal After Oral Surgery, But How Much is Some?
What to Expect During the Recovery from Wisdom Tooth Extraction
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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