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Las Vegas, NV 89149
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What Treatment Options Are There for Impacted Molars?
Posted on 8/15/2019 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
There are some people who come to our office with some type of problem that tell us to do whatever we need to fix the issue. They don't want to know what the different options are to fix a problem, they just want us to fix it. When it comes to impacted molars, there are a few options available for treatment. It is a good idea to learn the options available for you. Learning these options is one way to help you get the best possible treatment for your teeth and gums. The Most Common TeethWhen you talk about impacted molars, you are most often talking about the wisdom teeth. This is the third set of molars in the mouth and the last ones to grow in. An impacted molar occurs when the tooth is not able to fully emerge through the skin. This can happen if there is not enough room for the new molars or if the skin is too thick for the tooth to break through it. If this happens, you can experience a variety of symptoms that include swelling and pain. If left untreated, it can lead to problems that include infection and issues with the other teeth. Dental Treatment OptionsThe treatment options depend in part on the tooth. If there is enough space and if the tooth has begun to emerge and is healthy, the first option is to wait. There are ways to manage the symptoms that occur and if the tooth is fully able to emerge, nothing more is needed. When the tooth is not healthy or cannot fully emerge or comes in crooked and creates problems for surrounding teeth, the best option is to remove the affected molar. Extraction of the tooth is the best way to keep the rest of the teeth happy and to eliminate the problems the impaction can cause. An impacted molar is a problem, but there are solutions. It is better to take care of this sooner rather than later because the problems often only get worse over time. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment....

When Do You Need to Go with a Surgical Extraction?
Posted on 7/30/2019 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
If you ask anyone if they want to undergo a surgical procedure, you will probably hear a very quick no. There are plenty of reasons that people avoid surgical procedures, but that does not mean they should not get them done. Instead of looking at why a person should not get a surgical extraction, it is better to look at why they should do it. Two Types of ExtractionWhen it comes to removing a tooth, there are typically two types to consider. The first type is a simple extraction. This type of extraction is possible when the tooth is able to be seen in the mouth. It involves loosening the tooth with one of our tools called an elevator and then removing the tooth with forceps. The second type of extraction is a surgical extraction. If the tooth is not visible or there are parts of the tooth that are not visible, surgical extraction can help. A small incision in the gum exposes the tooth for its removal. When to Turn to Surgical If a person suffers trauma that damages the tooth, it is possible that some of the pieces of the tooth are not visible and will not come out when trying to pull the tooth with forceps. In those cases, using a surgical extraction procedure is the best way to guarantee that all the broken pieces of the tooth are removed. The more common need for surgical extraction occurs when a tooth cannot erupt through the skin. This can happen any time teeth are growing in whether it is baby teeth or adult teeth. If there is not enough room for a tooth, surgical removal is often necessary. Wisdom teeth often fail to erupt and can create a big problem. In order to remove these teeth, surgical extraction is almost always the best option. While people may think that surgical extraction is a scary procedure. It is actually more common than most people realize. It does not require a long hospital stay and the recovery is relatively easy and short. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment....

What to Keep Track of Before an Appointment with Us to Discuss a Painful Jaw
Posted on 7/15/2019 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
If your jaw has hurt for quite some time and you can't immediately identify the reason, it's a good idea to make an appointment to come in and see us. We can examine your jaw and determine if there's anything we can do to help. However, we will likely need some information from you. While an exam and X-rays can help, it's also very useful for us to know a little about your recent activities and pain. Here are some things you should keep track of before you come in so we can better treat your jaw pain. When Does it Hurt? It can help us a lot to know when the pain started and when your jaw hurts. In some cases, your pain may be pretty steady. In other cases, your jaw may hurt only when you're chewing food or after you've talked a lot. These patterns allow us to eliminate some causes of jaw pain right away, allowing us to focus on investigating the most likely causes of your pain. Track Changes in the Pain Have you noticed that your pain level increases when eating, in the morning after you wake up, or when you touch your jaw? In addition to knowing when your jaw hurts, we also need to know if the pain level seems to fluctuate or if it's fairly steady. Do your best to keep track of when you have pain and how bad it is. If possible, write down every time your jaw hurts and how badly it hurts on a scale of 1 to 10. Also note what you were doing at the time. Have You Hurt Your Jaw?Usually, this is more of a one-time event than something you need to keep track of, but we do need to know about any jaw injuries you've had in the past. If you have pain in your jaw that you've been living with because it doesn't seem that bad, you should give us a call to schedule an appointment. Jaw pain is not normal, no matter how minor it may seem. Let's get to the bottom of it together....

All Posts:

What Treatment Options Are There for Impacted Molars?
When Do You Need to Go with a Surgical Extraction?
What to Keep Track of Before an Appointment with Us to Discuss a Painful Jaw
Dangers of Oral Piercings and Your Teeth
What Can Happen if You Start to Experience Jaw Resorption?
What You Need to Avoid in the Days After Oral Surgery
Why a Soft Food Diet Damages Your Teeth and Jaw
What Activities Do You Need to Avoid Right After Oral Surgery?
Questions to Ask Prior to Oral Surgery
Snoring Can Leave You Facing Tooth Loss, But We Can Help
Sleep Recommendations Following Oral Surgery
Concerns You Should Bring Up at Your Next Appointment With Us
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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