Yes, you should have this corrected as soon as possible. Overbites, and even overjet, can lead to a plethora of unwanted diseases. Not only can an overbite lead to a lot of painful episodes and a speech impediment, it can cause the unconscious grinding of the teeth and Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. The grinding of teeth… Continue reading Do You Need to Get an Overbite Corrected?
After you have had oral surgery, you will experience some discomfort and swelling. The amount of each that you experience will be dictated by a few things such as the exact type of procedure you had, your own body’s healing rate, and so on, but most people will experience discomfort and swelling to some degree.… Continue reading Do Cold Drinks Help Reduce Swelling Following Oral Surgery?
Sometimes it seems that the strangest things in the human body are connected. Many people may not consider that a pain in their ears, for example, could actually have its origins in another part of the body. When it comes to ear pain specifically, many people will tend to go straight to the ear doctor… Continue reading Do Your Teeth Cause Pain in Your Ears?
Endodontic surgery is normally carried out in an attempt to try and save a tooth that may otherwise need a root canal. It can also be used as a form of diagnosis. If, for example, persistent problems show no signs on an X-ray then this type of surgery may be necessary. It can also be… Continue reading Do You Understand What Happens During Endodontic Surgery?
Orofacial pain is a medical term, describing pain experienced in any area of the face. Areas may include face, jaw, mouth, and scalp. If a disease or medical disease affects the oral cavity or face, pain can be experienced. The mouth is the most common source for this type of pain, with temporomandibular joint dysfunction… Continue reading Most Common Types of Orofacial Pain
Sleep apnea affects more than 18 million people throughout the country. This is becoming a common problem, with even more people not being diagnosed with the issue. Symptoms vary from patient to patient, but a lot of the same people come in with the same type of symptoms. Our oral surgeons regularly see sleep apnea… Continue reading Most common sleep apnea symptoms that oral surgeons regularly see
An impacted tooth is a tooth that is not coming in straight. Sometimes an impacted tooth comes in sideways; sometimes it grows against adjacent teeth, leading to an elevated risk of serious injury to the teeth that are already in place, and contributing to severe headaches. Sometimes an impacted tooth will not even come out… Continue reading Can Exposed but Impacted Teeth be Saved?
When you are involved in an auto accident, one of the first calls once you figure out that your body is alright, is to your oral surgeon. This may not sound like a typical call to make, but it is for your own good. During an auto accident, especially one that you can see coming… Continue reading Calling Your Oral Surgeon Should Happen Right After an Auto Accident
Do you ever notice a clicking or popping sound or sensation when you open your mouth wide? Some people notice this when they are chewing their food; others when they are speaking; and still others only on occasion when they have to open their mouths wider than usual. Regardless of the specific background behind this… Continue reading What Clicking in Your Jaw When You Speak or Chew Can Mean
Your mouth is full of lumps and bumps. Many of them are totally normal, but some of them should get checked out. One of the more prominent signs of oral cancer is a lump or bump that will not go away. If this lump changes sizes, such as going up and back down again, or… Continue reading What Bumps Are Normal in Your Mouth?