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Signs Your Impacted Tooth Needs to Come Out
Posted on 5/15/2019 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Having an impacted tooth is more than just a painful condition. Left untreated, an impacted tooth can seriously affect your overall health. But, how do you know if you have an impacted tooth that should be removed? Here are some signs that it may be time to have your tooth removed. Persistent Bad BreathWhen you have an impacted tooth, one of the classic signs is chronic bad breath. This is because you have an infection in the mouth, and the elevated levels of bacteria are contributing to the halitosis. Along those lines, if you have a persistent unpleasant or foul taste in your mouth, it could be a sign that you have an impacted tooth. Come see us right away for a close examination. Improper Jaw FunctionIf you are having a hard time opening and closing your mouth correctly, there is a very good chance that the cause is an impacted tooth. What's more, it is affecting more than just your mouth, so it is something that needs to be examined as quickly as possible. In the event that it's not an impacted tooth, you will want to know so you can look for other causes; in the event that it is an impacted tooth, early discovery will be a key part of a speedy recovery. Gum Tissue That is Swollen or RedIf your gum tissue appears to be reddened and/or swollen, it could be because of an impacted tooth. The tooth could be causing an infection in the gum tissue and is something that needs to be examined as soon as possible. Pay Attention to Your BodyNobody wants to have an impacted tooth. But ignoring the condition will not make it go away. If you are experiencing these or any other symptoms, come see us. We can help....

How an Oral Appliance Can Improve Apnea Symptoms
Posted on 4/25/2019 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Sleep apnea is a serious problem that can affect not only the person that is suffering from it but can affect others around it. That is because sleep apnea causes a variety of symptoms. Snoring can keep others awake. It can lead to everyone suffering from sleep deprivation. Other symptoms can impact the way a person lives their daily life. The severity of the symptoms varies. Some people have only minor inconveniences because of their sleep apnea. The symptoms they feel are so minor they may not even realize they suffer from it. Others are impacted in a much larger way and need to find a way to treat their sleep apnea. We offer a few ways to help someone that suffers from sleep apnea. One method is through the use of oral appliances and mouthguards. What Are Oral Appliances?An oral appliance is a device custom made to fit an individual's mouth. There are a variety of ways that the oral appliance can help people. It is an effective tool against bruxism and teeth grinding. It can also prevent one of the reasons that people suffer from sleep apnea. How they Help The oral appliance can help position the jaw, tongue and mouth in a way that prevents the muscles from relaxing and blocking the airway. This is the most common form of sleep apnea and is known as obstructive sleep apnea. The oral appliance can also prevent the tongue from moving and blocking the airway. It can put the jaw into a position that keeps the airway open. Sleep apnea is a problem for many people. While there are several different types of sleep apnea, they all boil down to one main thing. For one reason or another a person is not able to get the air their body needs to function while they sleep. The oral appliances are one of the best, most economical and easiest ways to resolve the issues that surround sleep apnea. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment....

Following an Automobile Accident, We Should Examine Your Mouth
Posted on 4/15/2019 by Palisades Surgical Arts
An auto accident is a traumatic experience. There is plenty to worry about. Is anyone hurt, how bad is my car damaged, what do I do next are just a few of the things that go through the mind after an accident. While it is important to eventually deal with all the problems an auto accident creates, there are some things that are a priority. One of those things is the health of all the people in the accident. It is not always enough to get checked by a paramedic. A trip to the emergency room can also miss some things. That is why it is a good idea to schedule an appointment with our office after you have been in an accident. What Happens to the Body During an Accident? Even a minor accident can cause damage to the body. The head and back are at risk because of the sudden stop that occurs during an accident. The sudden stop makes the body move forward and then backward, causing stress on the body. An auto accident can put stress on the jaw and the muscles of the jaw. Without realizing it, that stress can cause damage that the individual does not feel right away. Auto Accidents and TMJAn auto accident can lead to a condition called temporomandibular joint disorder. TNJ can lead to a variety of symptoms that include jaw pain, clicking sounds, difficulty opening or closing the mouth. The problems can range from relatively minor to debilitating. All of this can start when a person is in an auto accident if the jaw and the muscles of the jaw are knocked out of place. The symptoms of TMJ do not always materialize right after an accident which is why it is a good idea to visit our office after an accident. The earlier we can treat TMJ, the easier it is to resolve the potential problems. A checkup after an accident is the best way to prevent more serious problems with the jaw from occurring. Contact our office to help with this or any other oral health issue....

All Posts:
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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