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Las Vegas, NV 89149
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How Often Do You Need an Oral Cancer Screening?
Posted on 2/15/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
You may be surprised to find that the death rate for oral cancer is much higher than the death rate for commonly known cancer conditions such as skin cancer or cervical cancer. The reason behind the increased death rate is that fact that individuals are not screened for oral cancer like they should be. Oral cancer symptoms do not appear until the cancer has already spread. Without a regular screening, you may find that you suffer from a form of oral cancer and be at risk for longer treatment times or even death. Early Signs of Oral CancerThere are early warning signs of oral cancer that can be triggers to let you know that a screening is needed. Difficulty swallowing or chewing, dry patches in the throat, numbness, pain or swelling of the throat, difficulty moving your tongue, etc. However, these signs will not show up until after the cancer has spread. This is why it is so essential to be screened on a regular basis to ensure that any signs are caught early and treatment can begin as soon as possible. How Often Should Screenings be Scheduled?On average, it is recommended that adults be screened for oral cancer at least once a year. Even every routine visit for cleaning or checkup could include a screening if you so choose. Risk factors involved with oral cancer include tobacco use and excessive drinking of alcohol. If you do either, then screenings might need to be increase above the yearly checkup. Oral cancer is a serious condition and any symptoms of the mouth should not be ignored. Be sure to schedule regular screenings as early as twenty years of age to keep a check on your oral health. Contact us today to set up a screening to ensure that you are cancer free....

How to Manage Your TMJ Pain Between Dental Visits
Posted on 1/25/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
The pain that comes with TMJ makes patients alter their daily oral routine to accommodate the new changes. If your jaw hurts when you chew food, there is a great possibility that it will hurt even more when you brush your teeth. Oral hygiene cannot be overemphasized, as failure to brush your teeth on a daily basis could lead to adverse dental concerns. So, how do you manage the pain as you await the next doctor's appointment? Change Your Brush Your gum and teeth are already sensitive from the pain, and you do not want to add to that. However, you still need to maintain proper dental hygiene to prevent any further damage. You will need to invest in a soft toothbrush that will clean the teeth effectively without harming the gum. You may also find electric brushes more comfortable since the motion is systematic. If that helps, then make the switch. Flossing is a significant part of oral health care, so we will recommend the right tools if opening your mouth wide for flossing is causing you discomfort. We will also guide you on commercial mouth irrigation devices and the idea toothpaste for your sensitive teeth. Relieve The Pain As your dentists, we will certainly prescribe medication for the pain, but only when it becomes unbearable. In between, we will recommend ice or heat applications to the parts that hurt to manage the pain. Chewy food could also cause pain in that jaw area, so you want to avoid it. Mashed potatoes, fish, soup, leafy vegetables are among the soft foods that carry the required nutrients. If you are constantly clenching your teeth, make conscious efforts to stop. Also, try and avoid movements that stress your jaw. While TMJ is not a serious condition, it could negatively alter your life. You should seek medical attention as soon as you notice consistent jaw pain. We are here for you, so don't suffer alone....

Snoring Increases Your Likelihood of Cavities, But It Can Be Corrected
Posted on 1/15/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
During sleep, it is not uncommon for an individual to snore. Snoring is a loud sound that comes from an individual when their airway is blocked partially during sleep. There are ways in which to combat snoring, from using a sleep apnea machine to sleeping partially propped up so the airway is clear. While snoring can affect your sleep, did you know that it can also increase the likelihood that you will have cavities? How Snoring Affects Oral HealthWhen you snore at night, it can cause xerostomia, which is also known as dry mouth. Saliva is needed to help moisten the oral tissues of the mouth. Without proper saliva flow, dental health problems can begin, such as gum disease, tooth decay, infections, sores, etc. Salvia is needed in order to wash the tongue, gums and cheeks. These areas accumulate dead cells and when the cells are not removed, decomposition begins. An odor will be created and organisms and bacteria can begin to grow in the mouth, which leads to issues such as cavities. Over time, this can lead to major issues regarding the teeth and gums. Combating the Problem We recommend that you get a handle on any snoring problems in order to avoid the creation of cavities. Dental treatments are offered that can assist with snoring such as oral appliance therapy. The overall cause of snoring should be determined by a physician and then treatments provided by us as needed. Regular cleanings and checkups by our team can ensure your mouth says clean and overall dental health is in good condition. By ensuring your snoring problem is taken care of, you will be able to produce the right amount of saliva at night in order to have quality oral health, avoiding gum disease, cavities and more dental issues. We are happy to provide additional information to our patients who suffer from snoring in order to try and combat the problem and avoid cavities or other oral health issues....

All Posts:

How Often Do You Need an Oral Cancer Screening?
How to Manage Your TMJ Pain Between Dental Visits
Snoring Increases Your Likelihood of Cavities, But It Can Be Corrected
What to Do If an Adjacent Tooth Breaks During an Extraction
What Foods to Avoid After Oral Surgery Because They Could Hurt Your Gums
Signs Of Oral Cancer That You Should Know
Should You Inquire About Getting A Custom Mouth Guard
What Can You Safely Do After Oral Surgery?
Ways of Determining if You Have a Dental Fracture
Rotating Between Heat and Ice Can Help After Oral Surgery
Reducing Pain in Your TMJ
Reasons Chewing May Hurt
Preventing Injuries to Your Teeth
Protecting Your Teeth When You Sleep
Our Gums Darken as We Get Older
Preparing a Tooth for Extraction so It Can Be as Stress-Free as Possible
Is There a Benefit to Keeping Wisdom Teeth That Don't Hurt?

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