Options for Denture Wearers

In the past, patients who needed dentures had to settle for traditional appliances held in place by adhesives that were often ineffective. A newer approach, known as All-on-4, can give these denture wearers some relief. This technique uses four dental implants to secure the prosthetic arch, eliminating many of the problems associated with conventional dentures.…

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Is My Headache a Migraine or TMJ Disorder?

Problems with the jaw joint, known collectively as temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders, can cause severe headaches that may seem similar to migraines. In some cases, TMJ can lead to migraines, but the condition can also cause regular headaches. TMJ causes headaches for a variety of reasons. The condition can strain and stress the muscles of the…

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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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