Chewing sugar-free gum is a great way to keep our mouths clean and free of bacteria, and for some people, it also serves as a method for relieving stress and anxiety. However, if you are constantly chewing gum, you might start to experience jaw pain. While this condition is rare, you could even develop TMD, […]
Can Chewing Gum Cause Jaw Problems?
Could You Benefit from a Sinus Lift?
Do You Need an Apicoectomy?
If you had a severely infected tooth, you likely would have had a root canal completed in order to remove the infection and to seal the tooth with a filling. While root canals are highly effective treatment options, there are times when the infection doesn’t want to go away even after a root canal has […]
Are Wisdom Teeth On Their Way Out the Door?
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars to erupt generally around mid to late teenage years, but can also hold off into early adulthood. This set of molars, unlike every other tooth in the mouth, serves no distinct purpose and therefore technically are not needed at all. The human mouth can hold 32 teeth […]
Do Dental Implants Hurt?
Three million people in the United States have dental implants. Every patient has concerns about the amount of pain that can be expected both while having the procedure and afterwards. The answers to the amount of pain to be expected vary due to the procedures that need to be performed and how many teeth are […]
Healthy Soft Food Options after Your Oral Surgery
After you’ve had oral surgery, you’ll need to settle for soft foods for a certain period of time. Your surgeon will determine exactly how long you’ll need to follow this diet, but after a while, you may be out of ideas for healthy food options. Try using a few of these ideas to keep your […]
Common Questions about Cleft Palate Repair
If your child has been born with a cleft palate and you are considering a surgical repair, you are bound to have questions about the procedure. By getting answers to some of the most common questions, you’ll likely feel more comfortable when surgery day rolls around. Do Cleft Palates Always Result in Cleft Lips? No. […]
Dental Overjets: Causes and Potential Treatments
An overjet may also be known as a protrusion of the teeth, and in this situation, the lower teeth will sit too far behind the front teeth of the upper jaw. An overjet can cause problems with proper biting and chewing of food, and if the teeth rub together in an awkward way, they can […]
TMJ Pain Can Often Be Reduced. Find Out How!
What is TMJ syndrome and what causes the pain? More importantly, how to diagnose and treat it? TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint which is the joint connecting the jaw to the skull. The TMJ syndrome causes pain and discomfort including: Clicking and popping of the jaw Ringing or popping in the ear Headaches TMJ […]
The Top Problems with Missing Teeth
Missing teeth are more than a cosmetic problem. Yes, they can be embarrassing, but there are other problems that they can cause down the road. These issues are ones that many people do not think about when they choose to ignore the fact that they have one or more missing teeth, especially if they are […]