What To Do In The Event Of A Broken Tooth

 

What To Do In The Event Of A Broken Tooth

Teeth are usually incredibly strong, but under certain circumstances they can crack, chip or break. Our smiles have been directly connected to how we view ourselves, and having a smile in which a tooth is chipped or broken can be a blow to your self-confidence. Teeth can break, chip or crack for several reasons. Some […]

How to Prepare for IV Sedation Surgery

Many oral surgeries require a sedation method in order to make a patient feel as comfortable as possible during the procedure. Austin Oral Surgery offers four different sedation methods, two of which are administered through an IV. Sedation methods that are administered through an IV require a patient to prepare a little more than the […]

Tips for Handling an Avulsed Tooth

Although tooth avulsion may seem scary or bloody on the scene, getting your teeth knocked out is not the end of the world. Knocking out a tooth is not uncommon for those who live an active lifestyle, such as athletes. Oral health care professionals are sometimes able to re-implant avulsed teeth, if the conditions are […]

Caring for Your Dentures

Dentures require a significant amount of care. With the proper care, your oral health as well as your wallet will thank you. So, how does one correctly care for dentures? Cleaning When removing your dentures, handle them with care. Make sure you are standing on something soft, in case the dentures are dropped or fall […]

What To Expect After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom tooth removal is a fairly common procedure that thousands of Americans undergo each year. These teeth are the last in the adult mouth to come in, and there are two on each side of the mouth, two on the top and two on the bottom. Most of the time, these are removed in order […]

Tinnitus and TMJ

Tinnitus is known as a constant ringing of the ears and is sometimes accompanied by pain. Those who suffer from Tinnitus have also been known to say the noise sounds like hissing, roaring, buzzing or clicking. The pain may be worsened or relieved by opening the jaw. The sounds can be soft or incredibly loud […]

What May Be Causing You To Snore

Snoring may seem harmless, but it may be a sign from your body that something more serious is going on. Though snoring can be caused by many different things, it is a prominent symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which is associated with a few health risks.   What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Obstructive Sleep Apnea […]

Avoiding Dry Sockets After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Each year, millions of Americans undergo¬†wisdom teeth removal with very little swelling, discomfort or pain. However, a small percentage of the population experience dry sockets. Only 2-5 percent of tooth extraction patients get dry sockets, but knowing about dry sockets prior to the removal procedure can help a patient prevent getting them. A socket is […]

Oral Surgery And Heart Murmurs

Have you ever wondered why a dentist or oral surgeon wants a complete record of your medical history? There is a very good reason they need this information. If you are pregnant, they need to know before they take any x-rays. If you have back injuries, they need to know before they lean you back […]

Corrective Jaw Surgery Braces

For most corrective jaw surgery procedures, braces will be necessary for a period of time before, during, and after the procedure. Pre-Surgical Braces Braces are needed before orthognathic surgery to straighten teeth that may have tilted or crowded as a result of a misaligned jaw. Teeth often become tilted and crowded as a way to […]