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Signs You May Have Oral Cancer
Posted on 5/23/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
Oral cancer is a very serious condition that needs to be treated as soon as possible, but too many people live with symptoms that they just ignore or believe are caused by something else. It's important to learn the different signs of oral cancer, so you know what to look for when brushing your teeth. After you get familiar with the list of symptoms, you can spot any potential problems and talk with a professional to have your mouth evaluated for problems before the cancer has a chance to spread too far, if that's what you have. Common Signs of Oral CancerSores, lumps or thick patches of irregular skin around your mouth are all signs of cancer in your mouth. Also, any red or white lesions that appear in your mouth could point to oral cancer. Oral cancer can also cause you to feel like you have a lump in the back of your throat, and cause you pain, swelling or numbness in your mouth, even on your tongue. You should look out for a sore throat that does not go away, and trouble moving your mouth and jaw too. These common symptoms appear for a number of different reasons, but oral cancer is one of them. Oral cancer can be life threatening if it isn't treated as quickly as possible, so make sure that you are looking for symptoms each time you brush or floss your teeth. If you notice a symptom that you haven't experienced before, call us and schedule an appointment immediately. If you have new symptoms you want checked out, you can come into our office for a consultation. Our experienced dentists know what the signs of oral cancer look like and they will be able to evaluate some of your symptoms and refer you to a professional if necessary....

Oral Surgeons Are Starting to See Many Injuries from Piercings
Posted on 5/13/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
Oral piercings are fashionable, and they seem exciting at the time that you decide to get them, but they come with quite a few complications, some more dangerous than others. That's why you should really consider all the dangers that come with piercings like tongue or lip piercings before you opt for one of them. Only after understanding all the risks should you even consider getting that type of piercing put into your mouth. Keep reading to learn what sort of injuries result from these piercings. The Most Common Oral Piercing InjuriesAfter getting a piercing there are a few injuries that you risk right away. Once the procedure is complete you are at risk of severe bleeding if an artery is pierced during the procedure. You can also suffer severe swelling that can block airways in extreme cases. If you are able to avoid these severe problems, you are also at an increased risk of infection versus piercings outside of the mouth. That's because the mouth is home to millions of bacteria and it's very easy to get an infection inside your mouth when you have an open wound caused by a piercing. Those with an oral piercing are also at an increased risk of tooth and gum problems over time. Hard metal piercings can do damage to teeth and lead to cracks or excess wear over time. They also hurt the gums and can cause them to recede over time. All these problems could potentially happen to you after having piercings put in, which is why it's so important to be on the lookout for them. After knowing all the risks, you can still go ahead with a piercing, but you need to be careful and pay attention to any potential problems that are developing. If you are suffering from dental issues because of oral piercings, come in to our office right away for a consultation and help resolving the problem. If you're suffering from serious symptoms you need to get help as soon as possible, because some problems can be life threatening....

Treating a Temporomandibular Disorder Starts with Your Oral Surgeon
Posted on 4/23/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
Do you often feel some pain in your jaw area all the way through your inner ear causing some neck and shoulder strain? Do you hear some popping sounds or maybe your jaws lock whenever you open and close your mouth? You might have a Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMD. The temporomandibular joint is responsible for connecting your jaw to your temporal bones that will enable you to move your jaw and open your mouth. If this joint is damaged, dislocated or injured, you will suffer from pain in your jaw area and even swelling of your face. Common Treatments There are different treatments for TMD, but the effectiveness and efficiency depend on how severe your TMD is. We can give medications for the pain and swelling and a muscle relaxant for the jaw. A mouth guard is also used to help lessen the effects of teeth grinding and teeth clenching. Braces can also be recommended to correct any misalignment on the teeth. Trip to the Oral SurgeonThe above treatments might work. However, if you are suffering from severe TMD, the common treatments will be ineffective and this requires a trip to the oral surgeon. There are three main surgeries that can help you and these are Arthrocentesis, Arthroscopy, and Open Joint Surgery. The mild surgery that you might need is the Arthrocentesis. Considered as a not so invasive surgery for TMD, the oral surgeon will insert small needles into the joint after an anesthesia. The small needles will help wash out the fluids to remove any causes of inflammation. If Arthroscopy is not the proper treatment for the TMD you have, the oral surgeon might consider an Arthroscopy. This is an effective surgery for various TMDs, which requires the oral surgeon to place a cannula or a thin tube into the joint space. The anthroscope will be inserted into the cannula which will help the oral surgeon to determine what inflamed tissue needs to be removed. Lastly, but hopefully not the last treatment option for you is the Open Joint Surgery. If the Arthroscopy leaves fewer risks and minimal scarring, this surgery does not offer that convenience. Instead, the oral surgeon will open up the entire affected area and repair or replace the joint. We understand that TMD is painful and sometimes very alarming, but you should know that there are treatments. If you are suffering from TMD, please contact us today. We want to help you....

All Posts:

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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