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1251 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. #311
Allentown, PA 18103
800 Main St #105
Hellertown, PA 18055


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Times Where a Sinus Lift Surgery Could Improve Your Oral Health

Posted on 6/22/2020 by Ankur Johri
Many people are unaware how closely related the sinuses and oral cavity are. In fact, they aren't even close—they're connected! Because of their relationship to one another, things that affect one negatively can affect the other one. When you have a sinus infection, it's even possible to get an infection in the back of your mouth. A sinus lift surgery may be the solution you need to improve your oral health. A sinus lift is a procedure where bone graft material is added to the back of your mouth to create more room for your sinuses. When your sinuses don't have enough room, this can cause respiratory issues, oral infections, and sinus drainage problems. Is a Sinus Lift Right for You? A sinus lift is started by checking to see if you're an eligible candidate. Most candidates have lost teeth in the back of their mouth, causing bone loss in the jaw. When bone loss in the upper jaw occurs, the jaw begins to block the sinus passages located at the back of the mouth. By restoring the bone in the upper back jaw, it gains support back, allowing more room for the sinus passages. A sinus lift may also be a good option for you if you were born with sinuses too close to your upper jaw. Because everyone is different, it's possible to be born with narrow sinus passages. Luckily, this can be helped with the use of a sinus lift. If you have trouble bleeding, constant oral infections, or sinus drainage problems and think a sinus lift may be a viable option for you, contact us through our office number. We can assist you in scheduling an appointment and making sure you get the help you need....

Procedures That Can Happen During Periodontal Plastic Surgery

Posted on 6/8/2020 by Ankur Johri
Often, periodontists are seen as the plastic surgeons in the world of dentistry. They are trained to correct or prevent anatomical, traumatic, developmental or even plaque based defects of the gums, alveolar mucosa and jaw bone. For this reason, we see that periodontists are the people to see when you want a better smile than the one you currently have. Here are some of the procedures that can be done during periodontal plastic surgery. Correcting Uneven Gum Line Sometimes, as we grow, our gums do not grow the way we want. Some areas grow well while others experience stagnation. In the end, it results in an uneven gum line that can be too gummy. The opposite might also be true; your gums might grow too much and cover a side of the teeth while leaving others exposed. If you want to control this sort of situation, then a periodontist might be the right individual for the job. In such a case, the excess gum tissue is eliminated and the gum line sculpted to give the patient that beautiful smile they have always wanted. Correcting Long Teeth and Exposed Roots Sometimes due to gum recession, the hidden parts of the tooth become exposed. As such, the teeth appear long and consequently make you older than you are. Apart from that, the exposed roots can cause a variety of problems if not handled quickly and swiftly. Here, the periodontist has the option of choosing various gum grafting surgeries and also root covering procedures to give the patient their youthful smile back. Correcting Jawbone Indentations Often, tooth loss causes some indentation of the jawbone and gums where the former tooth used to be. This is so because areas that formerly held teeth often recede once the teeth are unavailable. A periodontist can be able to perform a bone grafting procedure which can then allow them to place implants and give you back your beautiful smile. Basically Periodontal Plastic Surgery is capable of correcting all minor and major issues associated with the mouth. If you want to get a new, better smile or simply want to revive the old one, book an appointment with us today and you'll never regret it....

Understanding a Tuberosity Reduction and When Its Needed

Posted on 5/29/2020 by Ankur Johri
A tuberosity is the term for a small piece of bone that protrudes out from behind the molar at the back of your upper jaw. This little protrusion is covered by your gums. Most of the time, a tuberosity is harmless, and you likely don't even realize it's there. However, there are some cases in which you'll need a tuberosity reduction. This means we go in and surgically remove some of the tuberosity so that it's smaller. Why Would You Need a Tuberosity Reduction? If you haven't lost any teeth or had any issues with the tuberosities at the back of your upper jaw, there's no reason for us to do anything to them. However, if you have lost some of your upper teeth and need dentures, it's possible that the tuberosity will hang down farther than the rest of the jaw. In order to make your dentures fit perfectly and remain in place, we will have to reduce the size of the tuberosities. Otherwise, the denture may not get a good seal on the palate and slip out of place. While tuberosity reductions aren't as necessary with dental implants, there are still a few cases where it is required. If you have a tuberosity that is fairly large, it can even affect your bite. In that case, it will need reduced even if you're not in need of dentures or implants. How Are Tuberosity Reductions Done? Before you have a tuberosity reduction, you'll have an X-Ray to determine exactly where your sinus cavity is located. In some people, this cavity actually extends down into your tuberosity. After this, we'll make a guide from plaster to help us see exactly how much of the tuberosity to remove. On the day of the actual procedure, we will numb the area and provide you with the type of sedation you would like. The tuberosity will then be removed. The entire procedure is usually done in an hour or less. Do you want to discuss dentures, implants, or any other dental procedure that might require a tuberosity reduction? Give us a call today....

All Posts:
Times Where a Sinus Lift Surgery Could Improve Your Oral Health
Procedures That Can Happen During Periodontal Plastic Surgery
Understanding a Tuberosity Reduction and When Its Needed
Why Is Your Jaw Starting to Swell?
Reducing Stress Can Help with Bruxism Problems
Reasons Why Dental Implants Get Rejected By the Body
How Gum Chewing Can Lead to TMJ Pain
Do TMJ Disorders Impact Your Memory?
Ways of Treating TMJ Pain Through Stress Reduction
Signs Your Jaw Pain Is Something To Worry About
Types of Oral Appliances That Protect Teeth from Grinding
Top 4 Symptoms of TMD
Over the Counter Medications Are Often Enough Following Oral Surgery
How Common Are Jaw Fractures Following Auto Accidents?
What Is an Uncomplicated Crown Fracture?
Ways of Preventing Dental Implant Rejection
Positions to Sleep in Following Oral Surgery
How Your Oral Health Can Benefit from Getting a Bone Graft
Do All Broken Teeth Require Extraction?
How to Tell if You Need Oral Surgery
Top 4 Reasons You Could Need Oral Surgery
Things to Make Note of If Your Jaw Hurts
Why Do We Offer Sedation Options?
Who Benefits Most from Sinus Implant Procedures?
Why We Offer Several Types of Sedation
What Age Should Oral Cancer Screenings Start?
We Offer Several Sedation Options for Your Oral Surgery
Signs You Have Uneven Jaw Growth
If You Have Ringing In Your Ears, We May Have Solutions to Help
How to Track the Details of TMJ Pain
What Is Distraction Osteogenesis?
Signs Your Tooth May Need to Be Sectioned for a Dental Extraction
Sinus Infections Can Come from Oral Health Issues
Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
Understanding What Comes with Cleft Palate
Types of Facial Trauma Oral Surgeons Help With
Treating an Infection of the Salivary Gland
Top 3 Reasons to Come See Us After an Auto Accident
Are There Reasons to Fear Bony Growths in The Mouth?
3 Bad Habits You May Have That Could Increase Your TMJ Pain
Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
How Do Salivary Glands Get Infected?
First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
Making Your Mouth Healthier to Improve Your Odds of Getting Dental Implants


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