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Las Vegas, NV 89149
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What to Keep Track of Before an Appointment with Us to Discuss a Painful Jaw
Posted on 7/15/2019 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
If your jaw has hurt for quite some time and you can't immediately identify the reason, it's a good idea to make an appointment to come in and see us. We can examine your jaw and determine if there's anything we can do to help. However, we will likely need some information from you. While an exam and X-rays can help, it's also very useful for us to know a little about your recent activities and pain. Here are some things you should keep track of before you come in so we can better treat your jaw pain. When Does it Hurt? It can help us a lot to know when the pain started and when your jaw hurts. In some cases, your pain may be pretty steady. In other cases, your jaw may hurt only when you're chewing food or after you've talked a lot. These patterns allow us to eliminate some causes of jaw pain right away, allowing us to focus on investigating the most likely causes of your pain. Track Changes in the Pain Have you noticed that your pain level increases when eating, in the morning after you wake up, or when you touch your jaw? In addition to knowing when your jaw hurts, we also need to know if the pain level seems to fluctuate or if it's fairly steady. Do your best to keep track of when you have pain and how bad it is. If possible, write down every time your jaw hurts and how badly it hurts on a scale of 1 to 10. Also note what you were doing at the time. Have You Hurt Your Jaw?Usually, this is more of a one-time event than something you need to keep track of, but we do need to know about any jaw injuries you've had in the past. If you have pain in your jaw that you've been living with because it doesn't seem that bad, you should give us a call to schedule an appointment. Jaw pain is not normal, no matter how minor it may seem. Let's get to the bottom of it together....

Dangers of Oral Piercings and Your Teeth
Posted on 6/30/2019 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
What may seem like a harmless trend could be seriously affecting your oral health in a negative way. Tongue, lip and cheek piercings may seem like a cool and semi non-permanent way to add a little bling to your life, but we are here to tell you that you may want to reconsider augmenting your appearance because the risks to your oral health are greater than you may expect. Why Piercings Are Bad for Your Oral HealthOne of the most common oral piercings that we see in our office is tongue piercings. This particular piercing is damaging to your health in a multitude of ways. Often when a barbell is placed through the tongue, it is topped on each end by a stainless-steel ball. It is easy to get into the habit of biting on the ball, or clicking it over the teeth. Even if this is not a habit for you, it will click against your teeth as you chew or drink. This hard metal coming into contact with your teeth can damage them by leaving chips or small cracks in the teeth. Additionally, the ball can wear the enamel off of the teeth, making it easier for bacteria to begin eating away at the tooth causing decay. Lip and cheek piercings can not only cause chipping and cracking of the teeth, but they can damage the root of the tooth that they rest against below your gum line. The unfamiliar pressing of a stud against the gum can cause irritation that can lead to infection and decay. Germs The main reason we advise against oral piercings is that they can easily become infected. Our mouths are full of bacteria that are looking for places to hide and grow. Please carefully consider the risk you are taking, if you decide to get an oral piercing. If you do have one and you are noticing complications to your oral health, call our office right away and schedule a checkup....

What Can Happen if You Start to Experience Jaw Resorption?
Posted on 6/15/2019 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
Jaw resorption is not a term that everyone is familiar with. They can figure out that it involves the jaw, but they probably are not aware what is really happening with this condition. They may not know when it is a big problem and what the signs of it are. They don't know what they can do about it. Because it is a problem that many people end up dealing with, it is worth learning a little more about it. What is Jaw Resorption?Over the course of a person's lifetime, they will most likely lose some of their natural teeth. It is a common occurrence that happens to almost everyone despite their best efforts to keep their teeth and gums healthy. When a tooth is lost, the bones of the jaw may not regenerate and grow in the same way they did when the tooth was in place. The loss of bone is known as jaw resorption. Problems of Jaw ResorptionWhen people lose a tooth, they have a few options. They can do nothing, they can turn to dentures or they can get implants. If they choose to do nothing or they get dentures, they are at risk for bone resorption. This can lead to problems with the teeth surrounding the area of the lost teeth. If it leads to the loss of bone tissue, the surrounding teeth will lose bone and can become loose or can fall out. As teeth fall out, more of the bone tissue is at risk. There is also an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Because of these risks, it is important to do something when you start to experience jaw resorption. Common Forms of Dental TreatmentThere are a few ways to treat jaw resorption. While dentures can help slow down the process by replacing the missing teeth, they do not stop it completely. The best way to replace teeth to prevent bone resorption is through dental implants. They provide the structure needed to help bone growth. Another option is bone grafts. This can help replace bone lost through resorption. As you get older, the risks of bone resorption grow. It is a good idea to find out what your options for treatment are. Contact our office to schedule an appointment to find out more about this or any other oral health issue....

All Posts:

What to Keep Track of Before an Appointment with Us to Discuss a Painful Jaw
Dangers of Oral Piercings and Your Teeth
What Can Happen if You Start to Experience Jaw Resorption?
What You Need to Avoid in the Days After Oral Surgery
Why a Soft Food Diet Damages Your Teeth and Jaw
What Activities Do You Need to Avoid Right After Oral Surgery?
Questions to Ask Prior to Oral Surgery
Snoring Can Leave You Facing Tooth Loss, But We Can Help
Sleep Recommendations Following Oral Surgery
Concerns You Should Bring Up at Your Next Appointment With Us
Clarifying What Constitutes an Impacted Tooth
You Need to Make Sure to Get Treatment If You Show These Signs of Osteonecrosis
Why Your Jaw May Lose Bone Mass
How to Help Restore Bone Mass to Your Jaw
How to Keep Your Mouth Clean if You Have Your Jaw Wired
Is a Sinus Lift in Your Future?
How We Can Aid Your Struggle with Sleep Apnea
What to Do if Your Lower Jaw Protrudes?
What to Do if Your Jaw Hurts After You Fall
Does Bruxism Ever Just Stop on Its Own?
Signs We Need to Look for TMJ Problems
Signs You May Have Fractured Your Jaw
Risk Factors for Long-Term Dental Problems
Why Fevers Are So Dangerous When They Come with a Toothache
How Do You Get Bruxism Damage Repaired?
Options for Impacted Teeth Other Than Extraction
Signs You May Have Oral Cancer
Oral Surgeons Are Starting to See Many Injuries from Piercings
Treating a Temporomandibular Disorder Starts with Your Oral Surgeon
How to Diagnose TMD
Why Oral Surgeons Sometimes Split Teeth during Removal
What Risks Does Implant Surgery Carry with It?
When Trying to Reduce Swelling After Oral Surgery, Consider Frozen Yogurt
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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