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How To Help Denture Mouth Sores

Posted on 2/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Mouth sores cause discomfort in an individual and can be extremely annoying. They appear on the inside part of the mouth, usually around the cheek or lip area. They are lesions that appear and disappear independently, although the phenomenon of why they do has never been understood. Effective Strategies for Managing and Alleviating Mouth Sores Mouth sores can arise from many causes, including bacterial oral infections, temporary hormonal fluctuations, accidental bites, immune system disorders, nutritional deficiencies, and inadequate saliva production. Despite these varied origins, there are effective strategies to implement and manage mouth sores. These methods can significantly reduce discomfort and accelerate the healing process. Maximum Dental Hygiene A sore in the mouth, essentially an open wound, can easily become a breeding ground for infections, especially from food particles or bacterial invasions. This makes maintaining impeccable oral hygiene a crucial defense against the development of these sores. Regular tooth brushing and staying well-hydrated are vital practices in both healing existing sores and preventing new ones. Additionally, it is important to avoid introducing objects like fingers or pencils into your mouth. These items are often not sterile and can harbor germs that contribute to the formation of sores, undermining your oral health efforts. Regular Mouthwash and Rinsing Regular mouthwashes and rinses are essential in preventing mouth sores. Rinsing the mouth with saline solutions such as salty water three times a day should reduce sores in the mouth. Also, bicarbonate water is a good rinsing product as it has disinfecting abilities and helps heal the sores. The bicarbonate water is made by making a bicarbonate solution in the water needed to perform the rinse. However, if bicarbonate water is unavailable, baking soda may be used; plus, it is easier to make. In conclusion, dental sores are easily eliminated when the cause of their formation is known. If the sores become severe and painful, you must seek dental assistance from our dentist to know the root of the problem and get a better dental solution....
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How Long Does Facial Reconstruction Surgery Last?

Posted on 2/2/2024 by Weo Admin
The face is quite susceptible to alterations from burns, illnesses, or illnesses and can undergo changes not only in its visual aesthetics but also in fundamental functionalities. Injuries to the facial bones and soft tissues can compromise essential actions like blinking, smiling, speaking, or eating. Our facial plastic surgeons possess the expertise to reconstruct facial structures skillfully in response to these challenges. Their aim is to enhance functionality and support you in cultivating a greater sense of comfort and confidence in your appearance. You do not have to worry if you have strange features on your face; our surgeons can correct those using facial reconstruction surgery. When you visit us, we will discuss with you the benefits and long-term goals of this type of surgery. The Process of Facial Reconstruction Surgery Facial reconstruction interventions can occur in our dedicated office-based surgical facility. Preceding the surgical process, a comprehensive examination and medical history review are conducted by our surgeon. This assessment helps determine whether utilizing your tissues, such as skin or cartilage, for the reconstruction of a specific area is suitable or if opting for a prosthetic or implant is more fitting. The well-being and comfort of the individual undergoing facial reconstruction are of utmost priority for the surgical team. Anesthesia is administered to ensure comfort during the procedure. In cases of more intricate interventions, the team may recommend general anesthesia, inducing a deep sleep state throughout the surgery. How Long Will the Surgery Take? Our doctors will cut and move your facial bones, tissues, blood vessels, and nerves during the surgery using different techniques. We might also take bones or tissues from other body parts to use in your face. The process usually takes about four to twelve hours, as we work carefully to ensure everything is done right and your face is restored correctly. You can expect minimal side effects when the procedure is performed by a professional surgeon like ours. Some common side effects include minimal bleeding and scarring, which will disappear after a few days. It is crucial to contact us for more information about what this procedure entails....
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How Long Should You Rest After an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Posted on 1/15/2024 by Weo Admin
After leaving the hospital post oral and maxillofacial surgery, you will need to do several things to aid faster recovery, depending on the severity of the aftereffects. While your procedure may be considered outpatient, you should still follow the instructions post-surgery, including any medications and rest. Here is how long your rest will need to be after oral and maxillofacial surgery. Rest Immediately After Surgery Your body needs to recover after oral and maxillofacial surgery, and what better way to achieve this than maximizing rest? Usually, your oral and maxillofacial surgeon will advise you to have someone drive you home after surgery, as most procedures require sedation. Once at home, lie down and prop your head with pillows for proper blood flow and to reduce swelling on your face and mouth. This sleeping posture will also reduce excessive bleeding after surgery, and you should be able to resume some of your activities after a day or two. Bed Rest for More Serious Procedures After orthognathic surgery, you will require extensive rest for up to one week, but you should be able to do some light tasks at home by the fourth or fifth day. However, minimize your activities, as very intense movements could trigger bleeding. Also, increase your sleep durations at night and during the day. Naps are highly advised! And if you need more potent painkillers to ensure comfort, talk to your surgeon. Some of these medications will also tire you, hence the need for quality rest. Schedule Your Appointment Today Oral and maxillofacial surgery corrects your facial asymmetry and resolves oral issues like TMJ and congenital disabilities. While these procedures do not have a strict bed rest, you should avoid excessive physical exertion the first few days post-surgery and talk to your dental surgeon before resuming your regular activities. For more details on oral surgery and rest, contact us today....
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2/15/2024
How Long Does Facial Reconstruction Surgery Last?
2/2/2024
How Long Should You Rest After an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?
1/15/2024
How Long Does It Take to Recover from Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?
1/2/2024
Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons Vs General Dentists
12/15/2023
The Role of Telemedicine in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
12/1/2023
Can Jaw Structure Cause Sleep Apnea?
11/15/2023
Cosmetic Dental Surgery, What You Should Know
11/1/2023
Oral Surgical Options for Receding Gums
10/31/2023
Dental Options for TMJ Disorders
10/15/2023
What is Hyoid Advancement Surgery
9/25/2023
Do Impacted Wisdom Teeth Cause Future Dental Problems?
9/11/2023
Protocols for Prosthetic Surgery in OMS
8/21/2023
Dental Extractions in Elderly Patients: Ensuring Oral Health in Golden Years
8/7/2023
Common Questions from Our Dental Patients
7/24/2023
Should you think about getting dental implants?
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What Can I Expect at My Maxillofacial Appointment
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Why Do Dentures Stop Fitting?
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Cannabis Oral health effects
5/22/2023
Should I Get Sedation For Oral Surgery?
5/8/2023
Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?
4/24/2023
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4/10/2023
Do Cavities Between the Teeth Do More Damage?
3/20/2023
Diseased Teeth Can Throb and Ache Nonstop
3/6/2023
Oral Piercing And Its Relationship To Oral Health
2/20/2023
Materials for Direct Restorations
2/6/2023
Can A Retainer Help With Jaw Pain?
1/23/2023
Do You Suffer From Sleep Apnea?
1/9/2023
Small Teeth? Crown Lengthening Will Make You Smile More
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How To Discuss Dental Concerns With The Dentist
12/5/2022
What Is Better, Old or New Tooth Cleaning Remedies?
11/21/2022
Why Do I Have To Get X-Rays If My Teeth Are Fine?
11/7/2022
Impacted Teeth: Fundamentals of an Expose and Bond Procedure
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What are Dental Implants Made of?
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What To Expect During an Oral Maxillofacial Surgery?
9/19/2022
Do Extra Teeth Need to be removed?
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What Is Oral Maxillofacial Surgery?
8/22/2022
Teeth extraction in the elderly
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Is Bonding as Good as Veneers
7/18/2022
Common Symptoms of Tooth Decay
7/4/2022
How long does it take to recover after oral surgery
6/20/2022
Clinical pathology in oral surgery treatment
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Common Reasons One Would Need to See an OMS
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Why Are CT Scans Performed During An Oral Surgery
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Reasons To See An Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon
3/7/2022
How To Prepare For Oral Surgery
2/21/2022
Can people with bone loss get dental implants
2/7/2022
Things We May Do to Prepare the Jaw for Dental Implants
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1/10/2022
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Main Differences Between Maxillofacial Surgery And Oral Surgery You Need to Know
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Dental Emergencies Essentials
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Salt Water Rinses Can Keep You From Getting a Postoperative Infection
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Dentures on Implant Abutments Can Make Your Teeth Feel Natural
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How to Make Brushing into a Fun Daily Habit
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Surgical Treatment for Bad Bite FAQs
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Chewing Can Increase Jaw Pain if You Have TMD
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Habits Can Worsen Your TMJ Symptoms
5/24/2021
Lengthening Your Crowns Can Boost the Beauty of Your Smile
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All About Antibiotic Prophylaxis
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Oral Surgery After-Care Tips
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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
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Symptoms You Need to Know of Oral Cancer
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What You Should Do If You Have a Single Missing Tooth
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What Makes TMD Worse?
10/19/2020
How to Stop Clenching Your Teeth
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Gums Often Swell When You Have an Abscess
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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?
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Times Where a Sinus Lift Surgery Could Improve Your Oral Health
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Procedures That Can Happen During Periodontal Plastic Surgery
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Understanding a Tuberosity Reduction and When Its Needed
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Reasons Why Dental Implants Get Rejected By the Body
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How Gum Chewing Can Lead to TMJ Pain
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Signs Your Jaw Pain Is Something To Worry About
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12/15/2019
What Is an Uncomplicated Crown Fracture?
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Ways of Preventing Dental Implant Rejection
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Positions to Sleep in Following Oral Surgery
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