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Salt Water Rinses Can Keep You From Getting a Postoperative Infection

Posted on 9/21/2021 by Ankur Johri
Now that you're done with your procedure, it's time to start the healing process. Depending on the procedure, our professionals might have told you to start a habit of rinsing your mouth with salt water to help your recovery. This is because, after an operation, you are vulnerable to an infection around the affected area. This risk is most prevalent before the wound heals and seals itself. Therefore, after your procedure, we recommend you dissolve half a teaspoon in a glass of water and use it to rinse your mouth after every meal (as frequently as you can). Warm or slightly hot water is preferable to cold water. You might be wondering about the importance of saltwater. Here is an explanation of how saltwater works and other benefits it can provide for you when rinsing your teeth. How Salt Water Works Humans have used salt water to treat infections for centuries now. Early records show Egyptians, as far as the year 1600 BCE, were using salt to treat infections and treat wounds. Saltwater works by changing the acid-alkaline balance in your mouth temporarily. This balance is also called the PH balance. Bacteria have a difficult time surviving in an alkaline environment as compared to acidic environments. Therefore, salts will temporarily make your mouth more alkaline than before, making it easier to kill any existing bacteria. Saltwater will not irritate your gum tissues and mucous membranes like some brands of mouthwash do. It also helps wash away debris from your teeth, preventing the buildup of plaque and tartar, which may lead to reinfection. Fast Track Your Healing Process Your chances of getting your smile back just got better now that you decided to have your dental issues sorted. However, the procedure is only half the job done. The healing process is the other half. To fast-track, your healing process, be sure to keep your teeth clean and free from any food particles after every meal. Saltwater is sure to make the process faster and easier for you. Don't hesitate to contact us for any other information regarding your dental health....
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What We Can Do to Help Remedy an Underbite

Posted on 9/6/2021 by Ankur Johri
You can have an underbite corrected through surgery. This type of jaw correction procedure is recommended for people with a Class 3 malocclusion, or severe underbite. The following information gives you more details about this type of bite. What Is an Underbite? We diagnose people with severe underbites whose lower teeth overlap the upper teeth. This type of alignment happens because of a larger lower jaw and is also called prognathism. This means that the lower jaw projects forward. Usually, the mandible or lower jaw is overdeveloped while the maxilla or upper jaw is underdeveloped. Most underbites run in families or are genetically based. Why Should an Underbite Be Corrected? Besides how it affects a person's appearance, an underbite makes it harder to bite or chew, or can lead to early erosion and tooth decay. Therefore, orthodontics and surgery may be used to correct an underbite or veneers may be added in very mild cases. If surgery is required, we need to x-ray the jaw to see what sections of bone can be removed to create a more perfect dentition. Correcting an Underbite It can take time to correct a Class 3 malocclusion. We will work diligently to review the interrelationship of the bones, joints, and teeth to determine how a patient's skeletal and dental problems are interfering with their dentition. From this assessment, we can develop a treatment plan customized to a patient's surgical needs. Irregularities, such as jaw size and shape, or the crowding of teeth cannot be prevented and therefore may require surgical intervention. If we don't correct this type of bite problem, speech problems, enamel loss, and sleep problems can develop or will continue. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain may be an issue too. Do you have an underbite that needs correction? If so, we can assist you with a bite problem. By setting up an exam and consultation, we can review your dentition and alignment and find out the best course of jaw corrective surgery for you. Give us a call today to arrange an appointment for an exam and consultation....
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Most Common Types of Oral Cancer Surgeries

Posted on 8/23/2021 by Ankur Johri
You have been diagnosed with oral cancer. Now what? The following information give you a better idea about oral cancer procedures and when they are performed. Oral Cancer Locations and Phases When you receive an oral cancer diagnosis, you will also be given the stage of the disease, which is indicated by a Roman Numeral, usually 1 through IV. A lower sate 1 cancer indicates the cancer is smaller and confined to a single area. A higher state cancer, such as IV, means the cancer is larger or has spread to other area, such as the neck or head, or another area of the body. These stages allow us to determine what type of treatment or surgery we'll recommend. Treatment for oral cancer also depend on a patient's overall health and personal preferences. For example, you may just undergo surgery or may need a combination of treatments, such as surgery and radiation or chemotherapy. Removing a Cancerous Tumor Surgery for mouth cancer may include tumor removal. During this procedure the tumor and a small amount of healthy tissue are removed to ensure complete removal of the cancer. A smaller tumor can be removed by minor surgery. If the tumor is large, the procedure may be more extensive, and include removing part of the tongue or jawbone. Removing Cancer that Has Spread to the Neck and Reconstruction of the Mouth If the cancer cells have spread to the lymph nodes in the neck, a neck dissection may be recommended. This process involves removing cancer cells that have invaded the lymph nodes This procedure also helps determine if a patient will need further surgical intervention. Some oral cancer patients undergo reconstructive surgery if teeth or tissue were removed, for instance, to get rid of the cancer. Reconstructive surgery helps a patient to regain their ability to talk or speak. We may transplant grafts to rebuild the bone or add dental implants when performing the surgery. Oral cancer surgeries can affect a patient's appearance and how they talk or speak. Therefore, a subspecialty surgery, such as mouth restriction, may be advised as well. If you would like to arrange an oral cancer screening or discuss surgery options, give us a call now....
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9/21/2021
What We Can Do to Help Remedy an Underbite
9/6/2021
Most Common Types of Oral Cancer Surgeries
8/23/2021
Dentures on Implant Abutments Can Make Your Teeth Feel Natural
8/9/2021
What Can Be Done to Treat Severe Bruxism?
7/26/2021
How to Make Brushing into a Fun Daily Habit
7/12/2021
Surgical Treatment for Bad Bite FAQs
6/21/2021
Chewing Can Increase Jaw Pain if You Have TMD
6/7/2021
Habits Can Worsen Your TMJ Symptoms
5/24/2021
Lengthening Your Crowns Can Boost the Beauty of Your Smile
5/10/2021
What Type of Mouth Cancers Do Oral Surgeons Treat?
4/26/2021
All About Antibiotic Prophylaxis
4/12/2021
Oral Surgery After-Care Tips
3/22/2021
6 Factors That Contribute to Long Term Success of Dental Implants
3/8/2021
What Does it Mean to Have Bone Loss in the Jaw?
2/22/2021
How Does Having Bone Loss in the Jaw Affect Your Oral Health?
2/8/2021
Teeth in a Day: Are They Right for You?
1/25/2021
Is It a Problem if Your Jaw Starts To Click?
1/11/2021
How Our Office Could Help Ease Sleep Apnea Symptoms
12/21/2020
Symptoms You Need to Know of Oral Cancer
12/7/2020
What You Should Do If You Have a Single Missing Tooth
11/16/2020
How TMJ Can Increase When You Regularly Chew Gum?
11/9/2020
What Makes TMD Worse?
10/19/2020
How to Stop Clenching Your Teeth
10/5/2020
Does Juice Damage Your Gums or Provide Them with Nutrients?
9/21/2020
Where Do Bony Growths Come From Inside the Mouth?
9/7/2020
Gums Often Swell When You Have an Abscess
8/24/2020
Oral Surgeons Like Us Know How to Manage Dental Pain Better Than Most General Dentists
8/10/2020
If You Chew Gum, Are You Guaranteed to Have Jaw Pain?
7/23/2020
Why You Should Call Us for Facial Injuries
7/7/2020
Times Where a Sinus Lift Surgery Could Improve Your Oral Health
6/22/2020
Procedures That Can Happen During Periodontal Plastic Surgery
6/8/2020
Understanding a Tuberosity Reduction and When Its Needed
5/29/2020
Why Is Your Jaw Starting to Swell?
5/15/2020
Reducing Stress Can Help with Bruxism Problems
4/25/2020
Reasons Why Dental Implants Get Rejected By the Body
4/15/2020
How Gum Chewing Can Lead to TMJ Pain
3/25/2020
Do TMJ Disorders Impact Your Memory?
3/15/2020
Ways of Treating TMJ Pain Through Stress Reduction
2/29/2020
Signs Your Jaw Pain Is Something To Worry About
2/15/2020
Types of Oral Appliances That Protect Teeth from Grinding
1/25/2020
Top 4 Symptoms of TMD
1/15/2020
Over the Counter Medications Are Often Enough Following Oral Surgery
12/25/2019
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12/15/2019
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Positions to Sleep in Following Oral Surgery
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10/15/2019
Do All Broken Teeth Require Extraction?
9/25/2019
How to Tell if You Need Oral Surgery
9/15/2019
Top 4 Reasons You Could Need Oral Surgery
8/25/2019
Things to Make Note of If Your Jaw Hurts
8/15/2019
Why Do We Offer Sedation Options?
7/23/2019
Who Benefits Most from Sinus Implant Procedures?
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Why We Offer Several Types of Sedation
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Signs You Have Uneven Jaw Growth
5/20/2019
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How to Track the Details of TMJ Pain
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What Is Distraction Osteogenesis?
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Signs Your Tooth May Need to Be Sectioned for a Dental Extraction
3/20/2019
Sinus Infections Can Come from Oral Health Issues
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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?
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11/20/2018
Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
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How Do Salivary Glands Get Infected?
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