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Las Vegas, NV 89149
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What to Do if Your Jaw Hurts After You Fall
Posted on 10/15/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
Anytime you have jaw pain it is essential to determine the reasons for it and treat it as soon as possible. If you fall for whatever reason and your jaw hurts from the blow, you should call us right away, so we can see you and determine if any broken bones need to be taken care of. Suffering a blow to the jaw is no laughing matter and should be carefully monitored. The jawbone is what holds your teeth in place, and if you have hurt yourself, you could be putting your oral health in jeopardy. Even more concerning should be problems with biting, chewing or talking, which can mean there is another problem affecting your teeth. When to Call our Office After a Blow to the JawIn general, we recommend you call us as soon as you can after suffering trauma to the jaw, even if you don't have any pain immediately. Sometimes it takes a few days for the symptoms to appear. When you come in, our surgeon will perform a visual evaluation of your jaw and will ask you to do different things such as opening and closing your mouth while placing his or her fingers by your ear canal. This will allow him or her to determine if something is not working correctly. Sometimes our surgeons can place the jaw back in place with gentle manipulation. We will never force the muscles to their natural position. If you are diagnosed with a fracture, you may need surgery, which can include using wires to keep the jaw in place until it heals. It is essential you call us immediately after hurting your jaw during a fall, even if you have no pain. If you let this go on without treatment, your jawbones will start growing in the wrong position, creating other problems....

Does Bruxism Ever Just Stop on Its Own?
Posted on 9/30/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
Bruxism is the unconscious clenching or grinding of teeth at night. Some people also clench their teeth during the day, mostly when they are stressed out about work or another issue in their lives. Those who suffer from bruxism complain about headaches, earaches, soreness in their jaw and other symptoms. Depression has been linked to bruxism due to the constant pain, so we believe it's important to get diagnosed and treated. Do I Need Treatment for Bruxism?If you suffer from unexplained headaches, migraines or earaches, or you regularly have a feeling that your jaw is sore and tires, you may be suffering from bruxism. It is difficult to know since most of the times this is something we do at night without being aware of it. But there are some signs you have the condition. Studies suggest children are most often the victims of bruxism and the condition goes away or diminishes as they age. However, the biggest problem with not treating bruxism is that your quality of life is affected because of the pain you suffer. Constant pain can also cause depression and affect the person's quality of life. While an examination will show signs of bruxism, it is important you let us know if you have any of the following symptoms: Because other dental conditions can cause bruxism, it is important to get diagnosed. Sometimes, something like a mouthguard can help relax your jaw while you sleep and that does the trick. Other times the solution may be reducing stress or anxiety. Whichever the case is, we want to know if you have any symptoms of bruxism, so we can treat you and make you feel like your old self again....

Signs We Need to Look for TMJ Problems
Posted on 9/10/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
Problems with the temporomandibular joint ("TMJ" for short) are fairly common among the populace today. Fortunately, they are also usually quite easy to address. Here are some things you should look out for, as they may be an indication that you have an issue with your TMJ. Cracking or PoppingOne of the most common symptoms of TMJ problems is a popping sensation in your jaw when you open your mouth too wide. If this is something that you experience, let us know about it. We can perform a very quick inspection of your TMJ to determine if you may need some treatment. HeadachesIf your TMJ is not operating properly, one of the many issues that it can cause is unexplained headaches. Of course, you can get a headache for any number of reasons, so a headache in and of itself doesn't mean too much. However, if you are experiencing frequent unexplained headaches, please come see us. Fixing the issue could be as simple as crafting a splint for you to wear when you sleep, and you'll find that you feel much better. Unexplained Excessive or Uneven Tooth WearOf course, if the hinge where your jaw moves is misaligned, it is very frequent to develop teeth that are excessively or unevenly worn. You may not even know that you have TMJ issues, but we will often be able to tell simply by examining your teeth. Treatment for TMJ ProblemsA full discussion of what you can do to treat your TMJ is beyond the scope of this article. Suffice to say that you have many options available, and treating TMJ is often fast, painless, and easy. After treatment, you will find that you feel much better—and, if you have been suffering from headaches, they'll go away. So if you have any of the above symptoms, or any other reason to suspect a TMJ issue, please let us know. We'll have you fixed up in no time....

All Posts:

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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