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Some Teeth Need Splitting to Extract Them Properly
Posted on 1/15/2020 by Palisades Surgical Arts
While we are not big fans of teeth that have to be extracted, we know that there are times we have no choice but to extract teeth. While we like to take out your teeth whole, there are times it isn't possible. If you have a tooth that needs to come out, you may want more information about extracting teeth and when a tooth has to be split to be extracted. When Does A Tooth Have to Come Out?There are lots of reasons a tooth might have to come out. First, we may need to remove a tooth because it is too diseased to be saved. Teeth can be diseased due to tooth decay or gum disease. Sometimes, a tooth might also have to come out because of an accident or an injury from a blow to the face or head. You might also need to have a tooth out if it is causing you physical pain. Teeth can sometimes get impacted. This means that your tooth is stuck trying to come out of your gumline or your jaw. Impacted teeth can cause headaches and jaw pain. If we don't remove the tooth, it can become infected, which can cause even more damage to your mouth. Teeth SplittingIf your tooth is severely impacted, you may need to have the tooth split to have it removed without causing additional damage to your jaw. This is especially true if it is a large tooth, such as a molar, and it is deeply impacted. If we split the tooth, we make it easier to extract, less painful for you, and a faster healing time. Do you have questions about tooth extraction? We would love to talk to you about how we get rid of problem teeth as quickly and painlessly as possible. Give us a call today, so we can begin the discussion with you about the best way to remove your tooth....

All-on-4 Dentures Could Last the Rest of Your Life
Posted on 12/25/2019 by Palisades Surgical Arts
You may have heard of various types of dentures in your search. There are many varieties available such as partial and full dentures, immediate dentures, snap-in dentures, and overdentures. However, one of the strongest and most resilient denture types is called all-on-4 dentures. All-on-4 dentures get their name from the fact the dentures are permanently installed on 4 dental implants. A dental implant is a device which consists of three parts working together to help restore a tooth and your jaw. The three parts are a screw, an abutment, and a false tooth. The screw is inserted into your jaw, and the abutment is placed on top of the screw. The abutment acts as a receiving end for the false tooth which is stuck on with dental cement. How It Works However, for all-on-4 dentures, individual false teeth are not needed. The 4 dental implants are installed on either the top or bottom of your mouth with no teeth attached to them. Then a specialized denture is fitted to the four implants. What makes all-on-4 dentures one of the best options is that they are cleaner, stronger, and less of a hassle than other types of dentures. With most denture they need to be treated extra special and cleaned daily with a special brush. But with all-on-4 dentures, you don't have to go through all the hassle. People with all-on-4's can brush and floss their teeth normally and don't even have to worry about soaking them in denture fluid at the end of the day. If you're looking for dentures, we can help you. Give us a call and we'll set you up with an appointment where we can decide if all-on-4 dentures are the right option for you. We promise you'll be happy with our great patient service!...

How an Abscess Can Turn Into Ludwig's Angina
Posted on 12/15/2019 by Palisades Surgical Arts
A tooth abscess occurs when bacteria in the mouth infects the sensitive tissue underneath the tooth. This tissue is often called pulp and consists of gum tissue and nerve endings that help your teeth feel food in your mouth. Tooth abscesses are typically dealt with by performing a root canal or removing the tooth, however, if they aren't taken care of properly, they can develop into an illness called Ludwig's angina. Ludwig's angina is an infection of the area extending across the bottom of the mouth. This illness can be very painful, and if not taken care of properly can cause serious dental issues, including advanced gum disease and tooth decay leading to the loss of teeth. Some symptoms of Ludwig's angina are tongue swelling, collection of pus on the bottom of the mouth, neck pain, swelling of the gums, and trouble swallowing food. Occasionally, people suffering from Ludwig's angina may also have trouble breathing. What You Can DoTo avoid Ludwig's angina, it's important to treat tooth abscesses as soon as possible. In order to avoid tooth abscesses, you need to conduct good oral hygiene. Treatment for this illness includes removing the abscessed tooth and prescribing antibiotics. In some extreme cases, it may be necessary to unobstructed your airway by placing a breathing tube into your mouth. The healing process of Ludwig's angina can take a while and careful precautions need to be taken to prevent reinfection. It's important to take your antibiotics as instructed until they are all gone and conduct good oral hygiene once you have healed from the removal of your tooth abscess. If you would like more information or think you may have Ludwig's angina, we are here to help. Stop by our office or give us a call, and we will help you to the fullest of our ability....

All Posts:
Some Teeth Need Splitting to Extract Them Properly
All-on-4 Dentures Could Last the Rest of Your Life
How an Abscess Can Turn Into Ludwig's Angina
Can Stained Veneers Be Repaired Without Getting New Veneers?
How Long Does Typical Dental Implant Placement Recovery Take?
In Many Instances, Over the Counter Pain Relievers Will Be Sufficient After Oral Surgery
How Our Oral Surgeons Can Help Treat Sleep Apnea
Ways of Keeping Your Jaw Bone Strong Enough for Dental Implant Surgery
Types of Jaw Pain to Be Aware Of
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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