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Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
Posted on 2/20/2019 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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Understanding What Comes with Cleft Palate
Posted on 1/30/2019 by Ankur Johri
Children who are born with the congenital disability known as a cleft palate can have many problems if the condition is not treated early in their life. With modern dentistry, our surgeons can repair this open gap and allow the child to lead a healthy, happy life. What is Cleft Palate?The first few weeks of pregnancy are critical for the development of a fetus and many essential features in what will ultimately become the face are formed before the tenth week of pregnancy. One such element is the palate or roof of the mouth. A cleft palate occurs when the tissue and cells that make up the palate don't fuse together completely. Some babies can have the front and back of the palate open, while others only have one section of the roof of their mouth that is not closed. Why a Cleft Palate Happens?It is still unclear why a cleft palate happens in approximately 2,650 babies in the United States. However, scientists believe this condition occurs due to multiple factors, including genetics, the future mother's diet, and environmental conditions during pregnancy. It is also associated with smoking, having diabetes, and using certain medications. Problems Associated with a Cleft PalateAside from the cosmetic issues that can affect a child's social interactions later in life, a cleft palate can be responsible for problems nursing, either from a breast or bottle. A cleft palate can also cause speech problems for a young child. Because of the open gap in their palate, children who have this condition can also experience a higher number of ear infections, hearing problems, and other dental issues. In general, a cleft palate can be diagnosed in-utero with ultrasound, although some cases will not become evident until later on. We recommend that cleft palate surgery takes place before the child turns 18-months to reduce the risk of other oral and emotional health problems....
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Types of Facial Trauma Oral Surgeons Help With
Posted on 1/20/2019 by Ankur Johri
Our oral surgeons are qualified to treat several different types of facial trauma injuries so that the patient is quickly treated in an emergency. Our training includes reconstruction and long-term rehabilitation for the patients who need our services. Anytime there is an injury to the facial area, whether from a car accident, fall, or blow to the face, we must provide treatment as soon as possible to prevent other problems from developing. Types of Facial TraumaThere are three types of facial injuries we usually treat: The latter two are usually the most complex because in some instances they can affect the nerves as well as specific regions of the face. However, even when there are soft tissue injuries, it is essential to look for other potential problems below the surface. How Facial Injuries are TreatedWhen there is facial trauma to the soft tissue, our surgeons make an incision and suture the site. Bone and fractures that involve other areas of the face can require one or several surgeries to repair. The most common injuries result in lost teeth. We will always try to save your natural teeth and can do so even in cases where the tooth is hanging by a thread. Never pull out a tooth after a blow to the face, no matter how bad it looks. If your tooth is knocked out, place it in milk or water to preserve it. The sooner we can reinsert that tooth, the better the chances for its survival. Teeth replacement can include dental implants, crowns, bridges, bonding, root canals, and other procedures. If the jawbone is fractured, we may have to use wires to keep the jaw closed until it heals, but we use other techniques that require surgery and eliminate the need for wiring. Modern technology means we have many tools at our disposal to help you with facial trauma....
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