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How to Keep Your Mouth Clean if You Have Your Jaw Wired
Posted on 12/15/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
There are plenty of things a person has to learn if their jaw is wired shut. They may wonder how they will talk to others. They may worry about how they can eat what anything when they cannot open their mouth. These are definitely issues to deal with, but there is another one that if ignored can have a lasting impact on the health of the individual. That is how to clean your mouth and teeth when you cannot open them to follow your normal oral hygiene routine. There are answers to this. Why it is Important Over the course of the day, bacteria and food particles attach themselves to your teeth and get stuck in between your teeth and gums. Under Norma circumstance, you would grab your toothbrush and a little floss and remove as much as you can. Combining that with regular visits to our dental offices can help keep your teeth and gums happy and healthy. If you have wired your jaw shut, the circumstances change. It is not possible to open your mouth to brush the back of your teeth and to reach the molars. You cannot get a piece of floss into your mouth. Many people have their jaw wired shut for several months. That can lead to a buildup of plaque and tartar that can result in tooth decay, cavities and gum disease. It is important to take steps to clean your teeth as much as possible. How to Do It? Brushing is still the first line of defense. Switch to a smaller, child sized toothbrush to make it easier to do. Use a finger to pull your cheek out to give you more space to brush. Instead of flossing turn to a water pick tool to help remove any debris between the teeth. This can take care of the front of the teeth, but it does not help the back of the teeth. For that a mouthwash can help clean away the bacteria. Another key is to use Vaseline or some other product to help prevent your lips and gums from getting too dry or cracking. For more information about how to take care of your oral health under any conditions. Contact our office to schedule an appointment....

Is a Sinus Lift in Your Future?
Posted on 11/30/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
Many people wish they had a crystal ball. They want to know what their future will look like. While there is no way to see the future, that does not mean there are not ways to predict what some people will need later in their life. It is possible to predict whether a person may need a sinus lift in the future. There are signs to watch for that could indicate the need for this procedure. What is a Sinus Lift?A sinus lift is also known as an augmentation. During a surgical procedure that adds bone to the upper jaw. The areas between the upper molars and premolars receive the additional bone. The areas that get the additional bone are on either side of the nose. To make room for the extra bone, the sinus membrane gets lifted upwards. Who Needs a Sinus Lift?There are many people that can benefit from the sinus lift. Some of the common reasons that people turn to this surgical procedure include: Sinus lift procedures are more common than ever before. They are an effective tool for people who need implants but have issues with the amount of bone in their jaw. They can also help other people with conditions that the loss of bone can make worse. For more information about this or any other oral health issues, schedule an appointment with the professionals at our office....

How We Can Aid Your Struggle with Sleep Apnea
Posted on 11/15/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
Sleep apnea is a serious problem. For some it may seem like a minor nuisance. They may blame the fact they are always tired on sleep apnea. People that sleep in the same room may blame the snoring that keeps them up at night on sleep apnea. Those are the minor problems, but interrupted breathing can cause more serious issues. What people need to know is that it is possible to treat both the minor issues and other problems that sleep apnea causes. The Basics of Sleep ApneaSleep apnea occurs when the airway is blocked as you sleep. The blockage is the result of soft tissue moving and covering the airway. The blockage typically lasts a few seconds. While it is not usually a life-threatening occurrence, it does create a myriad of problems to the people who suffer from it. People who suffer from sleep apnea have a difficult time getting the rest their body needs because of the periods of time they go without oxygen. They also may suffer from snoring, which can affect themselves as well as anyone within earshot. Because of that, it is something worth treating. What to Do There are several types of treatment for sleep apnea. The most well-known is the CPAP machine. This machine creates a pressure that keeps the airway open. It is a bulky machine and you have to wear a mask. Not everyone is comfortable with these devices. Another option that many people prefer is the use of a device that you can wear as you sleep. It is possible to get a mouthguard that is custom fit to your teeth that can keep the airway open. There are also devices that hold the tongue in place, so it does not slip back and block the airway. These devices are more comfortable and easier to use than the machine. They are often just as effective. To find out what your options are to treat sleep apnea, contact our office to schedule an appointment....

All Posts:

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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