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Las Vegas, NV 89149
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Clarifying What Constitutes an Impacted Tooth
Posted on 2/15/2019 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
There is nothing fun about an impacted tooth. It can cause unbearable pain and can lead to many problems if left untreated. Most people may have heard of the term impacted tooth, but that does not mean they understand what it really means. They do not know that there are several different types of impacted teeth. Many people do not realize that treating an impacted tooth can vary depending on many things. That is why it is important to clarify what the term impacted tooth means. How Teeth GrowDuring our lifetime, we will get two sets of teeth. The baby teeth begin to grow in the first 12 months and begin to fall out around 6 years old. Adult teeth replace those teeth and are fully grown by the age of 12. At that time, you have a full set of adult teeth, but are still missing your wisdom teeth. Those begin to grow in when you are in your late teens or early adulthood. When teeth grow in, they have to break through the skin. That process is called an eruption. It is during the process of eruption that the problem with an impacted tooth can begin. How Impaction HappensThere are several types of impacted teeth that can happen. If the tooth is not able to break through the skin at all, you have an impacted tooth. That can cause pain in the tooth, the gums and the area that surround the tooth and can radiate down to the jaw. It is also possible for a tooth to erupt partially. A partial impaction can cause as many problems as an impacted tooth. A person can experience a moderate level of pain whether it is a partial impaction or fully impacted. People think about an impacted tooth when their wisdom teeth are trying to emerge. While it is a problem with wisdom teeth, an impacted tooth can happen during any of the stages when teeth are emerging. Contact our office to schedule an appointment to talk about this or any other oral health issue you have questions about....

You Need to Make Sure to Get Treatment If You Show These Signs of Osteonecrosis
Posted on 1/30/2019 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
Osteonecrosis, also referred to as avascular necrosis or aseptic necrosis, is not a condition you want to mess around with. It occurs when a condition causes the flow of blood to a bone to be interrupted. Without blood, your bone cannot get the nutrients it needs, and it starts to deteriorate and collapse. While many people battle osteonecrosis in their hip, knees, or shoulders, it can also affect your jaw. When that happens, it doesn't take long for your teeth to become loose and eventually fall out. Symptoms to Watch For There are a number of different symptoms that can indicate osteonecrosis. Because many of these symptoms could also be a sign of another issue, you need to call us as soon as you notice these issues. We can determine what the problem is and put together a plan to treat it. Here are some of the most common signs that can indicate you're dealing with osteonecrosis: . While this is a fairly rare condition, it is serious. If you don't have it treated, you may lose more and more of your jaw bone until there's not enough there to support your teeth. Are You at Risk? The main cause of osteonecrosis is medication used for cancer and osteoporosis. These medications, classified as bisphosphonates, are actually used to help strengthen bones. Unfortunately, they can also prevent your body from healing damage done to the jawbone. This doesn't happen to everyone who takes these medications. Experts aren't certain why some people develop osteonecrosis and others don't. If you experience any of the signs listed above, call us as soon as you can so we can see what's going on....

Why Your Jaw May Lose Bone Mass
Posted on 1/15/2019 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
People look at the bones in their body as something that is very hard. They may realize that it is possible to break bone, but they may not think about whether the bone can disappear over time. It is hard for people to understand that it is possible to suffer bone loss. When it comes to the jaw, there are many reasons that people lose bone mass. That bone loss can affect them in different ways. Reasons for Bone Loss in the JawBone loss around the jaw is commonly related to oral health. Good oral health is a key to preventing the bone loss. When a person suffers different problems with their teeth and gums, they put the bones of the jaw at risk. The mouth is full of bacteria. The bacteria can cause problems with the teeth and gums. Good oral hygiene habits help remove the bacteria and prevent the buildup of bacteria that form plaque and tartar. Problems with plaque and tartar lead to tooth decay, loose or lost teeth, cavities and gum disease. The bacteria can lead to a chronic state of infection of the teeth and gums. All these things can contribute to the loss of bone in the jaw. The Jaw Changes as You Get OlderIt is hard to stop all the effects of the aging process. The structure of the jaw changes over time. Part of this is because of the oral health care that people take and part of it is the inevitable process of getting older. There are many ways that people can improve their oral health. Following a healthy diet that includes extra vitamins and minerals essential to bone health is one way to prevent bone loss. Getting regular dental checkups at our office is another way. Not doing these things can speed up the process of bone loss in the jaw. We are ready to help with all your oral health needs. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment....

All Posts:

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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