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TMD Could Lead to Anxiety - Let Us Help
Posted on 3/25/2020 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Of all of the things that can be caused by TMD, such as headaches, difficulty chewing and swallowing, pain when talking, sensitivity to food and drinks, along with several others, most patients are quite shocked to learn that it can also lead to anxiety issues as well. Here is how TMD can cause emotional turmoil in addition to the physical toll it takes: Making an Already Stressful Situation Worse One of the other little-known things about TMD is the fact that it can actually be brought on or made worse by stress and anxiety, as opposed to it being a physical issue exclusively. For people who tend to suffer flare ups of their condition during unusually trying or difficult times (such as work problems, relationship troubles, or any other form of stress), the TMD can then turn right around and contribute to more stress and worry in the patient, basically creating a harmful cycle that just continues to fuel itself. How Reducing TMD Can HelpGetting treated for TMD is necessary even when there are no underlying issues with worry or anxiety involved. When there is the added concern of the emotional strain it is causing in addition to all of the physical problems that are normally associated with, then it becomes crucial to have a dental professional attempt to resolve the problem. Once the condition is back under control and being properly managed (or reversed) the emotional toll it takes on the patient should greatly diminish, significantly reducing the stress and anxiety that goes accompanies it. To find out if your anxiety is related to the struggles you are having with TMD, give us a call as soon as you can. We may be able to help alleviate issues that you had no idea were tied to your current dental health....
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Ways of Preventing Facial Trauma During Sports
Posted on 3/15/2020 by Palisades Surgical Arts
For both youth and adults who enjoy participating in team or individual sports, the possibility of injury is always present. While most people tend to worry about issues such as brain trauma, broken bones, and damaged or torn muscles, ligaments, and tendons, one of the most overlooked risks of heavy physical activity is facial damage or trauma. This is especially true of combat sports such as boxing and martial arts, but still holds cause for concern with any sport that includes person to person contact or fast-moving projectiles such as baseballs. The purpose of this post is to help folks learn how to better prevent such occurrences. Properly Fitting Head Equipment This is the first thing to consider when trying to minimize the risk of facial trauma during a sporting practice or event. Activities such as football and lacrosse, which require full face masks, which is the best form of overall head and face protection. But other sports such as wrestling and hockey (other than the goalie) only require head protection to reduce brain trauma and do nothing to actually protect the face. While this might put the participants at a greater risk of facial injury, it also helps to reduce other risks that would come as a result of having their vision obscured by a bulky or cumbersome face mask or helmet. Mouth GuardsIn any instance, whether playing a sport that involves facial protection or not, a mouthpiece or guard used correctly is the most critical component to helping avoid or reduce the severity of facial trauma. By using one to keep the teeth and jaw in line and secure, major dental damage can be avoided even with significant impact from an object or another player. If you would like more information about how to prevent or correct facial trauma for yourself or a loved one, give our office a call and we would be glad to help you....
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Do You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Posted on 2/29/2020 by Palisades Surgical Arts
For many people, emerging wisdom teeth can be a significant coming-of-age ordeal. Though usually erupting towards the later half of adolescence, they can also choose to break free as adults. Depending on how the wisdom teeth are sitting in your mouth, there can be one of two options: leave them alone or remove them. Fortunately for some, it can be a good thing to know that just because you have wisdom teeth, you do not necessarily have to have them removed. Much of this is determined by the health of your mouth and whether or not the teeth are causing you issues. When Wisdom Teeth Need To Be ExtractedDuring your first exam, there is a good chance you will receive an x-ray to determine the overall health of your mouth. If we discover you have wisdom teeth, we can check to see how well they are coming in and whether or not they could cause you problems in the future. If we notice there is a risk of impaction or issues to the surrounding teeth, there is a good chance they will need to be removed. If you are in pain and we discover it is due to your wisdom teeth causing irritation, this is another reason we may need to extract them. When Your Wisdom Teeth Can StayNot all teeth need to be removed just because they are extra and not part of the standard set. If we can see that there are no problems and are not causing you any irritation, then there is no reason to take them out. We will check to make certain, but if we detect no potential for issues, then you should be able to keep your wisdom teeth. If you are feeling any discomfort or are aware of molars coming out that you did not have before, we would be happy to check it for you. Just make an appointment with us and we can decide whether your wisdom teeth can stay or if they need to go....
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All Posts:
TMD Could Lead to Anxiety - Let Us Help
3/25/2020
Ways of Preventing Facial Trauma During Sports
3/15/2020
Do You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
2/29/2020
Could a Custom Mouthguard Help Protect Your Teeth?
2/15/2020
Types of Dental Surgery Most People Need at Some Point
1/25/2020
Some Teeth Need Splitting to Extract Them Properly
1/15/2020
All-on-4 Dentures Could Last the Rest of Your Life
12/25/2019
How an Abscess Can Turn Into Ludwig's Angina
12/15/2019
Can Stained Veneers Be Repaired Without Getting New Veneers?
11/25/2019
How Long Does Typical Dental Implant Placement Recovery Take?
11/15/2019
In Many Instances, Over the Counter Pain Relievers Will Be Sufficient After Oral Surgery
10/25/2019
How Our Oral Surgeons Can Help Treat Sleep Apnea
10/15/2019
Ways of Keeping Your Jaw Bone Strong Enough for Dental Implant Surgery
9/25/2019
Types of Jaw Pain to Be Aware Of
9/15/2019
Things to Do to Minimize the Chances of Implant Rejection
8/25/2019
Some Bleeding is Normal After Oral Surgery, But How Much is Some?
8/15/2019
What to Expect During the Recovery from Wisdom Tooth Extraction
7/23/2019
How Implantology Can Improve Your Oral Health
7/13/2019
Why Do Teeth Require Splitting During Extractions?
6/25/2019
How Oral Piercings Are Commonly Damaging the Mouth
6/15/2019
Sleep Apnea Needs Treatment to Reduce the Effects and Dangers
5/25/2019
Signs Your Impacted Tooth Needs to Come Out
5/15/2019
How an Oral Appliance Can Improve Apnea Symptoms
4/25/2019
Following an Automobile Accident, We Should Examine Your Mouth
4/15/2019
Why Dental Emergencies Are Something We Often Treat
3/25/2019
Which Vitamins Should You Try and Get from Food During Oral Surgery Recovery?
3/15/2019
If You Have Temporary Implants, Does That Change What You Are Allowed to Eat?
2/25/2019
How Using Sedation When You Come See Us Can Boost Your Oral Health
2/15/2019
Signs of Osteonecrosis That You Need to Be Aware Of
1/25/2019
Recovering from an Apicoectomy
1/15/2019
Symptoms You May Have a TMJ Problem
12/25/2018
Symptoms of a Salivary Gland Infection That You Need to Pay Attention To
12/15/2018
What Are Temporary Anchorage Devices and When Are They Necessary?
11/30/2018
Understanding a Tuberosity Reduction
11/20/2018
How to Perform a Self-Exam to Look for Oral Cancer
10/25/2018
Symptoms of a Salivary Gland Infection
10/15/2018
Signs Your Jaw May Be Broken
9/23/2018
Are There Ways to Treat Sleep Apnea by Positioning Yourself Differently When You Sleep?
9/13/2018
Your Oral Surgeon Can Often Help with Sleep Apnea Issues
8/30/2018
Why Salt Water Rinses Are Imperative to Oral Surgery Recovery Success
8/20/2018
Do You Need to Worry About Osteonecrosis in Your Jaw?
7/20/2018
Types of Pain to Call an Oral Surgeon Like Us For
7/10/2018
How An Oral Surgeon May Become Necessary for Someone with Bruxism
6/23/2018
Dangers Associated with New Oral Piercings
6/13/2018
How an Oral Surgeon Can Repair a Torn Lip
5/23/2018
Can an Oral Surgeon Help Your Dentures Fit Better?
5/13/2018
Surgical Options for TMD Pain
4/23/2018
Is Facial Reconstruction Something to Discuss With Your Oral Surgeon?
4/13/2018
Benefits of Dental Implant Surgery
3/20/2018
Does What You Drink Prior to Oral Surgery Really Matter?
3/10/2018
Take Notes When You Experience Pain so You Can Talk to Your Oral Surgeon About It
2/25/2018
How to Be Ready Prior to Oral Surgery
2/15/2018
Why Wisdom Teeth Are Prone to Breaking
1/27/2018
Why Oral Surgeons Are the Best at Extractions
1/17/2018
Ways of Protecting Your Mouth from the Effects of Bruxism
12/30/2017
Most Nutritious Foods for the First Few Days after Oral Surgery
12/20/2017
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