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Hellertown, PA 18055

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What Is an Uncomplicated Crown Fracture?
Posted on 11/25/2019 by Ankur Johri
If you ask someone what a fracture in the body is, they probably will talk about a break in the arms or legs. To most people, a fracture is the same no matter where it happens in the body. For people that have more knowledge, they know there are many different types of fractures and there are many parts of the body besides the arms and legs that can suffer a fracture. When it comes to your oral health a crown fracture is something that can affect your oral health. Some crown fractures are uncomplicated crown factures. This is what makes them different. The Anatomy of a ToothThe difference between an uncomplicated crown fracture and a complicated crown fracture is based on the anatomy of the tooth. The tooth is made up of different layers and parts. The outermost layer is the enamel which forms a protective coating for the tooth. Beneath the enamel is the dentin. Dentin is a hard tissue that contains microscopic tubes. The next layer is the pulp. The pulp is soft tissue that is living tissue. The final layers are the cementum and the periodontal ligament. Uncomplicated Vs. Complicated Crown FracturesThe difference between an uncomplicated and a complicated crown fracture is how deep the fracture goes. An uncomplicated crown fracture will involve the enamel and the dentin layers of a tooth. It does not involve any exposure of the pulp. The complicated fracture will also involve exposure of the pulp. The treatment for the uncomplicated crown fracture works to preserve the pulp of the tooth. It can involve smoothing of any cracks or the use of different materials to fill in the cracks. If the fracture does not go too far, it is possible to preserve the tooth and prevent any further damage and exposure of the pulp. Give us a call today to talk to our dental professionals or to schedule your next appointment....

Ways of Preventing Dental Implant Rejection
Posted on 11/15/2019 by Ankur Johri
Making the decision to get dental implants is not always easy. Dental implants are a great solution for a variety of problems, but that does not mean they are perfect. You are putting a foreign body into your body. There is always the possibility that your body will attract that foreign body and try to get rid of it. That process is dental implant rejection. While there are times you may not stop this from happening, there are things you can do to make it less likely to happen. Know the CausesOne way to prevent something from happening is to know why it happens. When it comes to dental implant rejection, there are some things the patient controls and some things that we control. Some of the things that you control include good oral hygiene. Taking care of the implants is important if you want them to last. In addition to brushing and flossing twice a day, it is a good idea to avoid certain foods such as hard sugary candy and acidic drinks that can harm the implants. Smokers also need to think twice after implants. Smoking restricts the blood flow to the gums which can lead to implant failure. Implants can also fail if there is not enough bone tissue, if there is gum disease present or if an infection affects the areas around the implant. There are also some medications and some pre-existing medical conditions that can lead to the rejection of implants. Steps to Take Some of the things that you can do to prevent implant rejections are easy to do. Using good oral hygiene habits and following the instructions for care after getting the implants will not only help prevent rejection, but also help keep the rest of your teeth healthy. Avoiding problems with infection and not enough bone tissue requires taking the time before the surgery to prepare the implant site. Issues surrounding pre-existing conditions and medications requires being open and completely honest with us. Dental implants offer a great solution for many different problems, but they require the same effort and care that your natural teeth need if you want to keep them for a long time. Contact our office to learn more about this and to schedule your next appointment to maintain your oral health....

Positions to Sleep in Following Oral Surgery
Posted on 10/25/2019 by Ankur Johri
Our dental office prides in keeping our patients educated on how to prepare for and what to expect pre and post oral surgery. There are times, when you may have questions prior to getting the surgery, that is going to help you determine when and how you get it done. One of the common questions we get asked about oral surgery is how to not only eat afterwards, but how to sleep and actually get some rest. In this article we will talk about the best position to sleep in following oral surgery. How Do I Sleep After Oral Surgery?We recommend that you rest and sleep with your head at a slight incline or slightly elevated. You can choose to lie on your back and use pillows to prop you up, or rest in your favorite recliner chair. Whatever you choose to do, it is imperative that you know that after oral surgery, there is going to be a bit of pain and swelling and in order to keep the swelling and bleeding down, your head needs to be slightly higher than the level of your heart. Bleeding from the wound is normal and is not reason for panic. It will typically bleed for 2 days post-surgery so it is recommended that you sleep on an incline and put ice packs on the affected area for 20 minute periods of time and then take it off. This will minimize the swelling and provide you a bit of numbness to the pain. Make sure you are getting enough sleep and rest so that you can heal properly. Do not try to jump right back into previous activities pre surgery, as they may cause significant bleeding and pain in the area that was treated. Follow our tips above and contact our office for a consultation so we can professionally discuss recommended treatment and post-surgery options....

All Posts:
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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