Causes of TMJ Disorder

Though the term “TMJ” stands for temporomandibular Joint, the dysfunction that frequently occurs in this area involves more than just the joint. The muscles, ligaments, and cartilage that comprise the joint are all involved. As a matter of fact, as TMJ disorder progresses, the entire head, neck, and mouth can be affected. Patients who suffer…

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Treating Sleep Apnea

It’s a fact that most people snore whilst asleep at some point in their life. Snoring can affect a person’s quality of sleep – and those around them – but can also be harmful to the person’s health. Frequent, loud snoring can be a pointer to something more serious – a condition called ‘sleep apnea’,…

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Does my tooth need to be extracted?

Patients typically want to avoid having a tooth removed when possible. Dentists, too, will often recommend taking steps to save the biological tooth if that outcome can be achieved. In certain cases, however, a tooth extraction is the best course of treatment and sometimes unavoidable.  For example, a patient with a severely decayed or damaged…

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Options for Replacing Multiple Teeth

When a patient has lost multiple teeth, the effects on aesthetics and function can be more dramatic than when just a single tooth is absent. For patients facing this situation, identifying the best tooth replacement method becomes even more critical. Patients have a number of options for replacing missing teeth. A removable partial denture, a…

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What is Oral Pathology?

Any number of abnormalities, such as bumps, lumps, or lesions may develop in the soft tissues oral cavity or in the jaw bones and joints. In some cases, those unusual clusters of cells are harmless, but for other patients, they may be a signal of a serious disease, such as an infection or oral cancer. …

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Sedation Dentistry: A safe and comfortable way to have your wisdom teeth removed

Having your wisdom teeth removed is a more extensive process than an average tooth extraction. Your oral surgeon may have to cut through bone material to reach impacted teeth. Although it’s routinely performed, wisdom teeth extraction is still a significant surgery, and most patients choose some form of sedation to make the procedure more comfortable.…

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When is jaw surgery recommended?

Patients may need to undergo jaw surgery for any number of reasons. For example, such procedures may correct congenital problems or repair the joint following an injury or trauma. Jaw surgery can help to alleviate a variety of symptoms, from pain and discomfort to difficulty chewing to sleep apnea. Some people choose jaw surgery for…

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