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Are There Reasons to Fear Bony Growths in The Mouth?
Posted on 11/30/2018 by Ankur Johri
Have you noticed a strange bony growth in your mouth? These growths, called tori or exostosis, are bilateral bone growths that are usually benign. They can form as lumps on the top of your mouth, on the palate, or along the jaw by the teeth. Some people have tori but don't realize it because they're so small they don't cause any issues. Others may have seen these bony growths but aren't worried about them. Are they correct, or is there any reason to fear tori? They're Generally Benign In most cases, there's absolutely no reason to be bothered by tori. About 40 percent of people have some form of tori, and they rarely cause any problems. Generally, they appear on both sides, hence the term “bilateral.” If you have a growth that has appeared on just one side of your mouth, you'll need to come in and see us as soon as you can. There are very few cases of dangerous lesions or other problems that grow on both sides of the mouth at once. Complications While they're benign, tori can lead to some complications if you need to wear a dental appliance. If the tori are on the larger side, it may make it difficult to wear the appliance correctly. You may not be able to wear dentures or the mouth guard needed for obstructed sleep apnea. In some cases, the appliance can be modified. However, with dentures, it can be almost impossible to wear them if you have large bony growths in the way. Removing Bone GrowthsFortunately, these bony growths can be removed. We can surgically go in and cut them out. These growths do not return once removed, and the procedure is very simple. If you're bothered by these growths, especially if they're fairly large, call today to schedule a consultation with us....
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3 Bad Habits You May Have That Could Increase Your TMJ Pain
Posted on 11/20/2018 by Ankur Johri
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ) are often very painful experiences. They can affect the way you chew food, talk and how you enjoy your daily routines They are not something to ignore. In fact, there are some things that people do that can make the pain worse. These are three habits that are common for people to do that can make the pain from TMJ worse. Learning what they are and how to avoid them can help manage TMJ. Kick These HabitsThese three habits will not only help with the pain from TMJ, they can also help the body in many other ways. They affect the teeth and jaws in different ways, but they all result in pain. The solution to stopping the increased pain from these habits is simple. Break the bad habits and replace them with healthier ones that will strengthen the jaw rather than make the condition worse. Of course, that is easier said than done, but recognizing what the habits do with TMJ is the first step to doing something about it. For more help with your oral health, contact the professionals at our office for an appointment....
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Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
Posted on 10/20/2018 by Ankur Johri
Temporomandibular joint disorders or TMJ can have many bothersome symptoms, which can range from mild to severe. In some cases, these symptoms are so painful that they can affect a person's everyday activities we all take for granted. Most Common TMJ SymptomsIt is unclear why some people suffer from TMJ, and the disease can be challenging to diagnose. Many times, the same symptoms are present in other diseases or health conditions in different areas of the body that seem entirely unrelated to a problem with the jawbone. Some of the most common symptoms of TMJ are: Why TMJ Causes Ear Ringing?The temporomandibular joint is located by the ears and it allows you to open and close your mouth and move it side to side. All these natural movements are essential for chewing correctly and without pain. When there is a problem with this joint, you will be uncomfortable. Scientists have discovered that people with TMJ are more likely to have tinnitus or ringing of the ears. These findings indicate TMJ can aggravate tinnitus in many instances because some of the jawbone joints are close to the middle ear muscles. There is also a close connection between the ligaments in the TMJ and one of the hearing bones in the middle ear, which is extremely sensitive and affects not only hearing but it can throw off your balance. Further, the TMJ is also connected to the areas of the brain that interpret sound and hearing. All of these reasons result in TMJ can produce uncomfortable ringing in the ears, and it's essential to diagnose the reasons behind this condition as accurately as possible to treat the underlying problem. Sometimes something as simple as a mouthguard can eliminate TMJ completely....
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