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What Can Happen if You Start to Experience Jaw Resorption?
Posted on 6/15/2019 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
Jaw resorption is not a term that everyone is familiar with. They can figure out that it involves the jaw, but they probably are not aware what is really happening with this condition. They may not know when it is a big problem and what the signs of it are. They don't know what they can do about it. Because it is a problem that many people end up dealing with, it is worth learning a little more about it. What is Jaw Resorption?Over the course of a person's lifetime, they will most likely lose some of their natural teeth. It is a common occurrence that happens to almost everyone despite their best efforts to keep their teeth and gums healthy. When a tooth is lost, the bones of the jaw may not regenerate and grow in the same way they did when the tooth was in place. The loss of bone is known as jaw resorption. Problems of Jaw ResorptionWhen people lose a tooth, they have a few options. They can do nothing, they can turn to dentures or they can get implants. If they choose to do nothing or they get dentures, they are at risk for bone resorption. This can lead to problems with the teeth surrounding the area of the lost teeth. If it leads to the loss of bone tissue, the surrounding teeth will lose bone and can become loose or can fall out. As teeth fall out, more of the bone tissue is at risk. There is also an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Because of these risks, it is important to do something when you start to experience jaw resorption. Common Forms of Dental TreatmentThere are a few ways to treat jaw resorption. While dentures can help slow down the process by replacing the missing teeth, they do not stop it completely. The best way to replace teeth to prevent bone resorption is through dental implants. They provide the structure needed to help bone growth. Another option is bone grafts. This can help replace bone lost through resorption. As you get older, the risks of bone resorption grow. It is a good idea to find out what your options for treatment are. Contact our office to schedule an appointment to find out more about this or any other oral health issue....

What You Need to Avoid in the Days After Oral Surgery
Posted on 5/30/2019 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
Most people who have oral surgery hope for a good outcome. They want the recovery from the surgery to go smoothly and without any big problems. Most people get their wish. Some people suffer complications that no one planned for. Other people bring on problems because of choices they make after the surgery. They do things they should not do. The best way to prevent this is to know what to avoid after oral surgery. Start with DietOne of the key things to think about after oral surgery is what types of foods you need to include in your diet. Because you do not want to damage the site of the surgery, making the right choices for food plays a big role in your recovery. Hard foods, chewy foods and sticky foods can all cause damage. Foods that are high in acids or are spicy also represent a danger to the surgical site. While you do need to avoid these foods immediately after the surgery, but you do not want to avoid them for too long a period of time. As the surgical site heals, you can add these foods back into your diet slowly. Activities to Avoid In addition to finding the right diet to follow, you also need to consider the activities that you engage in. It is best to avoid vigorous exercise in the days following oral surgery. You also want to avoid anything that would put excessive stress in your mouth and the surgical site. The best thing that you can do is get as much rest as possible after surgery. That gives your body the chance to heal itself. Some surgical procedures require more sedation than others. In those cases, it is a good idea to avoid driving immediately after the surgery. If you remain on pain medications, you may want to extend that and similar activities for a few days. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact tour office to schedule an appointment....

Why a Soft Food Diet Damages Your Teeth and Jaw
Posted on 5/15/2019 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
There are a lot of great tasty and healthy soft foods to enjoy Eating a bowl of ice cream or getting some healthy yogurt an seem like a treat. While soft foods are a good thing, some people rely on these foods too much. Following a diet that consists of just soft foods can hurt your teeth and jaw. Many people are not aware of why it is a bad idea to eat only soft foods and need to learn what the dangers are. Reasons for a Soft Food DietThere are reasons that a person would turn to a soft food diet. It is common after oral surgery for a person to only eat soft foods. This allows the body to heal from the surgery without causing more damage. Some people turn to a liquid diet to help them lose weight. In both cases, the soft food diet is temporary. Once a person has recovered from the surgery or lost the weight, they can return to a normal diet. What Can Happen? Some people continue with the soft food diet. They may decide that they don't want to risk something happening if they eat food that is not soft. They may have pain that does not go away and feel that soft food is the only relief they have. When they continue a soft food diet, they stop giving their jaw muscles the exercise they need to remain healthy. Soft food also does not put any pressure on the teeth. Without the pressure that comes from harder food, the teeth may not remain as healthy as they should. The same is true for the gums. A soft food diet puts the health of teeth, gum and jaws at risk. The body needs a varied diet to provide it with all the nutrition and health benefits it wants. While there are reasons for a soft food diet, there are not reasons to follow this for extended periods of time. For more information about this or other oral health issues, contact our office to schedule an appointment....

All Posts:

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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