How do I know if my symptoms are caused by stress or TMJ?

Certain symptoms may indicate a physiological problem or an emotional one. For example, issues like muscle strain in the jaw and vague facial pain may indicate a disorder of the jaw known as TMJ (for temporomandibular joint), or they may be due to stress. Generally speaking, if you’re experiencing any symptoms that could potentially be […]

Avoid a Lengthy Wait with All on 4

If you need to replace your entire smile, you probably don’t want to endure a lengthy wait until you can confidently flash your grin again. A treatment known as All on 4 can help to minimize the time your smile spends in limbo. All on 4 uses just four dental implants to secure an entire […]

Why do my wisdom teeth hurt?

Do you suffer with pain associated with your wisdom teeth? If so, you might be wondering why wisdom teeth are causing you discomfort. These teeth are notorious for causing orofacial pain for a number of reasons. Your wisdom teeth might be causing discomfort because they are infected or because their arrival is crowding the rest […]

Follow These Tips to Help Prevent Jaw Injuries

Jaw injuries caused by facial trauma can cause serious issues that may need to be addressed through oral surgery or some other complex treatment. Fortunately, such injuries often can be prevented by taking a few precautions and using some common sense. The most common causes of jaw injuries include falls, car accidents, physical violence and […]

Are there age requirements for dental implants?

Patients who experience tooth loss as older adults may be concerned that they are too old to get dental implants. Fortunately, as long as the patient has adequate bone tissue to complete osseointegration of the dental implant, there is no upper age limit for this treatment option. There are certain restrictions on children and adolescents […]

Why Oral Health Symptoms Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Your oral health is precious. The oral health system is an integral part of everyone’s daily life. For example, we use our teeth daily for chewing and tearing food. Our teeth also assist with proper pronunciation. In addition to oral function, the tissues in our mouth can become diseased just like other vital systems in […]

TMJ FAQs

Do you experience facial pain? Perhaps your jaw feels tight or makes popping sounds when you open and close your mouth. These symptoms are common side effects of TMJ dysfunction. This condition causes noticeable reduction in oral function along with discomfort in the form of headaches and orofacial pain. Patients with damaged or overworked TMJs […]

Experiencing Tooth Loss? 3 Effects Missing Teeth Have on Your Dental Health

Have you lost teeth? Did you know that tooth loss could have devastating effects on your dental health and wellbeing? Teeth are an important part of our daily lives. They are also an integral part of the oral health system. Since tooth loss has far-reaching effects on oral health and one’s wellbeing, dental health professionals […]

I’m considering dental implants, what questions should I ask my oral surgeon?

Have you suffered from tooth loss? Are you reviewing your tooth replacement options? One of your treatment options is dental implants. These are durable and long-lasting prosthetics that replace a tooth’s root system so that lifelike restorations such as dental crowns can be supported beneath the surface of the gum line. By replacing the roots […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal: Reduce the Risk of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is a major threat to your oral health. When periodontal (gum) diseases progresses undiagnosed and untreated, it can destroy the entire oral health system by causing a systemic oral infection, bone loss, and tooth loss. Gum disease isn’t just destructive; it is common. In fact, about 80% of adults will develop some form […]