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How to Track the Details of TMJ Pain
Posted on 4/15/2019 by Ankur Johri
Temporomandibular Joint disorder is a condition that affect many people. It is something that affects the joints and muscles that connect the jaw to the skull. TMJ can cause a variety of problems. One of the problems with TMJ is that the symptoms are not always present. There are different things that can trigger the symptoms of TMJ. That is why it is important to track the details of the TMJ pain you have. What to Track The first step to tracking the pain of TMJ is learning what you need to track. It is easy to say I felt some pain today, but that does not help when trying to come up with ways to manage the pain or to treat the TMJ. These are some of the things track when it comes to TMJ. It is important to think about the different factors that surround the pain from TMJ, so you can track them. Record Keeping of TMJ PainKnowing what to look for when it comes to pain and TMJ is only part of the process. The other part is recording the details. A diary is the best way to do it. In the diary you can record the times of day that you experienced the pain, how long it lasted and the details of the pain from above. There are apps for your mobile device for this type of record keeping or you can do it with pen and paper. It is possible to treat and manage the pain from TMJ. Keeping a record of the pain that you deal with can help develop the best treatment and pain management plan. It can help a person lead a normal life despite dealing with TMJ. Contact our office to schedule an appointment to discuss this or any other oral health issue....
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What Is Distraction Osteogenesis?
Posted on 3/30/2019 by Ankur Johri
Distraction osteogenesis is a fairly new process. It is used in many different types of medical procedures, it is not just an oral surgery. In distraction osteogenesis, two boney areas are pulled apart slowly. A gap is created, and new bone will then grow in the gap and fill it. Distraction osteogenesis has a high success rate, and the risk of infection is low. Dentistry In dentistry, distraction osteogenesis is used to repair problems and deformities with the facial skeleton. It has been practiced only since the early 1990s. Distraction osteogenesis has replaced bone grafts of the jaw in some instances. Pain There will be some pain associated with most surgeries, but the pain that a patient will experience with distraction osteogenesis is relatively low. Since we use a general anesthesia during the surgery, you will not experience any pain during the procedure. All the work will be done inside your mouth, so you should not have any scars after you have healed. Recovery Your recovery will be similar to the recovery from most other oral surgeries. We will give you a prescription so that you will be able to manage the pain. Make sure that you follow the package directions and do not overmedicate. You will want to eat soft, non-acidic foods while you heal. One thing that you need to know about distraction osteogenesis is that it will require several trips back to our office, especially during the first two weeks. That is because we want to keep a close watch on the progress and make sure that you are healing properly. Distraction osteogenesis may be new, but it has already helped countless people. Those who suffer from a facial deformity, or who have had an injury that did not heal properly are receiving a new lease on life. We would love to talk to you about distraction osteogenesis....
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Signs Your Tooth May Need to Be Sectioned for a Dental Extraction
Posted on 3/20/2019 by Ankur Johri
No one wants to hear that they need to have a tooth extracted, but it is really nothing to fear. In fact, the problems and the pain that lead up to needing the extractions are often worse than the actual procedure. Here are some of the signs to watch for that will tell you that you might need to have a tooth extracted. Teeth PainDental pain is a sign that something is wrong. Not all pain will lead to an extraction, but you will not know if you do not see us. Also, the pain does not need to be in the actual tooth. If you have pain in your gums, or if you have an abscess, you might need to have a tooth extracted. Overcrowding TeethDo you feel as if there is not enough room in your jaw for all of your teeth? If so, a tooth extraction could be the best solution. Wisdom teeth are a great example. For many people, there is not enough room in their mouth for four new teeth, which is why wisdom teeth are sometimes removed. Jaw PainThe pain does not have to be in your teeth for a tooth to be bad. You could feel the pain in your jaw as well. Sometimes there is a throbbing feeling in the jaw that signals that there is a problem. Injury If there was a traumatic injury to the mouth in sports or a fall, a tooth might need to be extracted. If you have received a blow to your mouth, let us know if the pain does not go away. These are just a few of the reasons why a tooth might need to be extracted. It is better to take care of the tooth as soon as you realize that there is a problem, than to wait and let it get worse, so call us right away....
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All Posts:
How to Track the Details of TMJ Pain
4/15/2019
What Is Distraction Osteogenesis?
3/30/2019
Signs Your Tooth May Need to Be Sectioned for a Dental Extraction
3/20/2019
Sinus Infections Can Come from Oral Health Issues
2/28/2019
Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
2/20/2019
Understanding What Comes with Cleft Palate
1/30/2019
Types of Facial Trauma Oral Surgeons Help With
1/20/2019
Treating an Infection of the Salivary Gland
12/30/2018
Top 3 Reasons to Come See Us After an Auto Accident
12/20/2018
Are There Reasons to Fear Bony Growths in The Mouth?
11/30/2018
3 Bad Habits You May Have That Could Increase Your TMJ Pain
11/20/2018
Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
10/20/2018
How Do Salivary Glands Get Infected?
9/30/2018
First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
9/20/2018
Making Your Mouth Healthier to Improve Your Odds of Getting Dental Implants
10/30/2010

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