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Las Vegas, NV 89149
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How to Diagnose TMD
Posted on 4/13/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
Do you feel pain in your jaw or having difficulties opening your mouth wide? You may want to consider visiting us for consultation because that can be symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMD. Now, what is TMD? Mistakenly called as TMJ, TMD is the issues associated with problems and misalignment of the temporomandibular joint, the joint connecting the jaw to the temporal bones of the skull. This joint is responsible for helping you open your mouth so you can chew, talk, and yawn. If the temporomandibular joint has problems, you can feel pain in your jaw joint area as well as on the inner ear, neck, and shoulders and you will be having problems when you open and close your mouth. Causes & Symptoms of TMDThere are few known causes of TMD and these causes are not yet clear. As dentists, we believe that jaw injuries or even some injuries to the head and shoulders can be developed into TMD. But if this is not the case, some people are being diagnosed with TMD if suffer from Bruxism or unknowingly teeth grinding and teeth clenching, especially at night during sleep. As mentioned, people with TMD can feel pain in the jaw area and beyond. This is a constant pain that will not go away, especially when opening the mouth. Also, the jaws usually get locked upon opening and closing of the mouth while hearing popping sounds on the jaw. If you could already notice some swelling in your face, it is time to see the dentist. Properly Diagnosing TMDIf you are still confused if you are really suffering from TMD or just a regular aches and pains, you need to go to the dentist. First, we need to listen to your jaws when you open and close your mouth. Dentists need to be sure that the symptoms are not caused by other dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease or other health problems including arthritis or joint disorder. Once identified, dentists will run full face x-rays to locate the temporomandibular joints. If this is not yet enough to provide diagnosis, a magnetic resonance imaging and computer tomography scans can help in the diagnosis. The treatment for TMD can start at home, but to get rid of TMD, a visit to the oral surgeon is recommended. Let us help you. If you are experiencing some of the symptoms, do not hesitate to contact us right away. Schedule an appointment today!...

Why Oral Surgeons Sometimes Split Teeth during Removal
Posted on 3/23/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
When you have teeth removed by an oral surgeon, they will sometimes break up the tooth with a specialized tooth before they start to remove it from the gums. This is done for a particular reason, since they want to ensure that the problem area is taken care of and that you do not have to worry about having part of the tooth stuck in your mouth any longer. Learn more about why oral surgeons break up teeth before they remove them from the gums entirely. Splitting Teeth That are Getting RemovedWhen teeth are getting removed from the mouth, it is important for the oral surgeon to get all of the parts of the tooth out. This will reduce the chances of infection or having a decaying part of the tooth left in the gums. When the tooth is large and parts of it are impacted, they may use a specialized tool to break up the tooth and then remove it from the inside of the mouth. This is important since the person has to ensure that they have the tooth taken out. The specialized tool breaks up the tooth into a couple different pieces. This allows the oral surgeon to grab each of the pieces much easier. Once this is done, they will then pull out each section of the tooth using another tool. They will double check to make sure that all of the tooth is removed. If you have an impacted tooth that needs to be removed, always trust in a professional oral surgeon that can do the job. Give our office a call today and we can set you up with an appointment to come in and have your tooth removed safely. You should not have to worry about getting an infection or having a tooth that is causing you pain and discomfort....

What Risks Does Implant Surgery Carry with It?
Posted on 3/13/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
If you are about to go through any surgical procedure, complete knowledge and awareness of what lies ahead and what is at stake are important. Just like any other surgery, dental implant is not done in one simple sitting. It is a surgery that could take months to heal in exchange to having them for a lifetime. Although considered rare, there are minor risks that patients should be well advised before undergoing an implant surgery. Infection Can HappenInfections in the surgical area could happen if the procedure is not done properly or if a reaction from the patient occurs. That is why it is most crucial to check the overall health condition of the patient to make sure the body is ready to accept medications and treatment to help minimize the overall risks associated with the surgery. You Will Feel Pain or NumbnessAs you go through the process, damaging the nerve could also become a risk. This could result to tingling pain and numbness around the implant. Preplanning and preparations are made to make sure that this will not happen. With a 97 percent success rate, it could only mean that if it ever happens, any pain or discomfort can be treated quickly. The artificial tooth is designed so that it does not feel any different from the rest of the teeth. With a complex procedure not done perfectly, the worst you could expect is a loose or unstable implant. When this happens, an immediate realignment should be done. Dental implants should be treated with utmost care just like how you do with your natural teeth and should only be done by highly experienced dental professionals in order to prevent issues that are mentioned above from happening. If you need professional care or dental advice to keep your implant at its best state until it lasts, our dental surgeons and trustworthy dentists will be ready to assist you....

All Posts:

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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