People who have lost teeth—whether due to accidents, poor oral hygiene, or genetics—sometimes have difficulties speaking or chewing. Often, this condition even leads to self-consciousness about laughing or smiling. While dentures are the most common solution for this issue, surgically inserted implants are often a more permanent and comfortable method of treatment. If your gums and jaw are healthy and strong, implants may be a good alternative to removable partials or a semi-permanent bridge.
While many cases of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders are treated with bite plates or jaw exercises, some extreme cases can only be relieved by surgery. As techniques advance, however, surgery is becoming a much more common treatment option, even for milder cases. Your dentist or surgeon should be able to help you determine which type of surgery (if any) would be most beneficial for your specific case, whether it be a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure or a complete jaw replacement.
Teeth grow in around the same time for most people. Adults will generally have 32 teeth in their mouth at some point in life. Among these 32 teeth are 4 molar teeth called wisdom teeth. These wisdom teeth are usually the last set to grow in and reside as the last set of molars in the back of your mouth. In the past, when there was not proper dental care and teeth may commonly rot, wisdom teeth were a great advantage. They could become a new set of beautiful healthy molars to aid in grinding [...]
Let’s face it. Dental procedures can be a nightmare. Not only do we end up having to pay thousands of dollars for veneers, crowns, and other options when we have dental problems, we also have to sit for hours on end over the course of multiple visits in order to have some severe dental issues fixed. These procedures can be costly, ineffective, and painful.
Some new procedures, however, may save us from this mess. There is now a procedure called the Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (Cerec) procedure which utilizes computer technology in order to [...]
Almost every time I brush my teeth lately, my gums bleed. This really freaks me out because this doesn’t usually happen to me. I’m worried that I might have gingivitis so I have decided to go see this Barrie dentist like the one from Ferris Lane Dental that a good friend of mine told me about.
After giving me a thorough dental examination, this Barrie dentist told me that I do indeed have gingivitis. That was definitely not the news I was hoping to hear. However, I was extremely relieved when he informed me that my [...]
Everybody craves white teeth and bright smiles, so if you don’t have one already, there are high chances that you will be in the market for teeth whitening options. While this is commendable, you should also be aware of the necessary precautions you need to take to protect your teeth.
For one, you should be very careful with homemade teeth whitening kits. If you have to handle your teeth whitening in Lyons IL at home, then ensure that you use only certified products. Using black market bleaching products can ruin your teeth forever.
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Having impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth can be an incredibly painful experience. In order to prevent or alleviate this pain, surgical removal of the wisdom teeth is a fairly routine practice. Depending on the severity of your situation—whether your wisdom teeth are fully developed, if they’re set straight in or your jaw, or whether they have emerged from your gums or not—the involvement of the removal surgery and resultant recovery time will vary. View the wisdom tooth tab for more information on this.
Follow-up care after a major oral surgery is one of the most crucial aspects of the process. Immediately after surgery, the body’s natural defenses may be lowered, making you more susceptible to oral infections. In order to prevent any post-surgery issues, it is very important to follow your dentist’s or maxillofacial surgeon’s advice for care. Often this will involve gently rinsing with a saline solution, refraining from hard, sticky, or chewy foods, and regularly taking analgesics for pain management.