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What Happens If Your Child Does Not Get Palate Repair?
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Andrew Zeiger
The pictures of a child with a left palate are heartbreaking. No one would want to see their child or any child with this affliction. It does happen. A child with a cleft palate does not have to live with this for the rest of their life. There are any ways to repair the left palate. Palate surgery can fix the problem, but there are many children that do not get the surgery. What happens to the children that do not repair the palate. The Problem of having a Cleft Palate A cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth that leads to the nose. It is something that occurs during pregnancy. For some reason the tissues of the face and mouth do not connect properly leaving the opening. The cleft palate can affect all or some of the roof of the mouth. It can impact the speech and the ability of the child to eat properly. That can lead to problems both emotionally and physically. A child with a cleft palate may not get all the nutrition their body needs if they cannot eat well. These are the most common problems associated with untreated cleft palate. The physical problems are part of why it is important to seek treatment for a cleft palate. Children with this condition are aware of how they are different from others. They can isolate themselves and are self-conscious about it. They often struggle to interact with other children and suffer as a result. Parents need to know that it is not their fault if they have a child with a cleft palate. It is something that happens in about 1 in 1000 births. The good news is that it is treatable It is possible to fix the cleft palate and live a normal life. That is what every parent wants for their child. For more information about this or any other issue surrounding oral health, contact the professionals at our office....

Dangers of Clenching Your Teeth Each Day
Posted on 7/10/2018 by Andrew Zeiger
Anger causes people to do many things. Some of these things can harm them. One of the most common reactions people have when they get angry is to clench their teeth. People that grind their teeth are also clenching their teeth. Clenching the teeth is something people do without thinking. If they knew the dangers of clenching the teeth, they may think twice about doing it. What Clenching Your Teeth Does When you clench your teeth, you are putting pressure on the teeth. If you put too much pressure on a tooth, bad things will happen. Cracks, chips and broken teeth are common with people who grind their teeth or that clench their teeth often. The more a person does, the weaker the structure of the teeth gets, and the more likely damage will occur. Cracked, chipped or broken teeth can lead to more problems if left untreated. They can lead to cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. Another issue that can happen when people clench their teeth regularly, is TMJ. This condition affects the temporomandibular joint. It can cause a person to have pain in the jaw and surrounding areas and can make it difficult to open and close the mouth. Clenching of the teeth increases the pressure on the jaw and can lead to pain from TMJ. What to Do No one wants to deal with the problems that come with clenching the teeth daily. One of the biggest problems is that people do it without thinking. Breaking the habit is one way to prevent any of the problems, but that is often easier said than done. There are mouthguards that people wear that can help. If a person clenches their teeth because they suffer from bruxism, these appliances can help. Our dental professionals can help you find a solution to the problem of clenching the teeth every day. For more information about this or any other dental questions you have, contact our offices to speak to one of our dental professionals....

Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out
Posted on 6/23/2018 by Andrew Zeiger
As a teen or young adult, you might have heard other people talk about their wisdom teeth being extracted. But what if you've never done that? Some people don't have issues with their wisdom teeth, but they may still need to have them removed. If you don't know what to look for and don't visit us regularly, it's possible you need to have these teeth extracted and don't know it. Here are some of the signs that could indicate that your wisdom teeth need removed. They Hurt If you have pain in the back part of your mouth or jaw, it could likely be caused by your wisdom teeth. These teeth come in at the back of your mouth, and if there's a problem there, you're likely to feel pain. Even if you don't see your wisdom teeth, they could be the cause of the problem because they could be impacted. This means that instead of the tooth pushing upwards through the gum, it went sideways. It can press into the tooth next to it, leading to pain, improper alignment, and other issues. Your Wisdom Teeth Have Become Infected Tooth and gum infections don't always hurt. In fact, if the root of your wisdom tooth or teeth has died, you may not feel any pain at all. However, the infection may still be there. Removing the wisdom teeth won't remove the infection, but it does prevent further bacteria from using the damaged tooth as a way of entering your body. Once the wisdom teeth are done, antibiotics will clear up the infection. There Are Signs of Gum Disease Near the Back of Your Mouth If you notice that your gums are bleeding or hurt when you brush towards the back of your mouth, it may be a sign that you have gum disease. If it seems like this is only happening in the back part of your mouth, it could be connected to your wisdom teeth. Come see us today so we can do some x-rays and find out....

All Posts:

What Happens If Your Child Does Not Get Palate Repair?
Dangers of Clenching Your Teeth Each Day
Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out
You May Have Sleep Apnea and Not Know It
Common Causes of Pain in the Jaw
Are You Going to Need an Oral Biopsy?
How Does a Pulpotomy Differ From a Pulpectomy?
How a Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth
Types of Bone Grafting Materials
Treating a Jaw That Grew Unevenly
Questions to Ask Your Oral Surgeon Before Getting Oral Surgery
Piercings Can Easily Get Infected - What Signs to Watch Out For
Signs You Need to Speak with an Oral Surgeon for TMD
Checking for Oral Cancer Between Visits to the Oral Surgeon
How to Spot Signs of Bruxism in Yourself
How to Maintain Oral Health Following Oral Surgery
Things You May Do that Cause Your Own TMJ Pain
The Connection Between Unhealthy Teeth and Ringing in Your Ears
Do You Have an Infection After Oral Surgery?
Do Overbites Require Repair or Can They be Left?
Dealing with a Broken Tooth Until You Can Be Seen
Managing Mouth Pain at Home Before Getting to Your Dentist
Benefits of Not Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted
Are Lumps Inside Your Mouth Normal?
Mouth Guards Reduce Potential Damage for Those Suffering from Bruxism
Is Eating a Soft Diet for Too Long After Oral Surgery a Problem?
How an Oral Biopsy is Performed
Do You Have TMJ Issues That Need Treatment?
What Should You Do if You Have an Overbite?
What are the Signs That You Have an Impacted Tooth?
Is a Custom Mouth Guard in Your Future?
How Yogurt Can Help You Recover from Oral Surgery
Should You Opt for Teeth in a Day?
How to Handle Graft Pain
Why You May Want to Keep Your Wisdom Teeth
When You Need Surgery for a Tooth Abscess
What to Know Before Oral Surgery
Healing After Implant Surgery - What to Know
Reducing Swelling Following a Tooth Extraction
Recovering from an Oral Cancer Biopsy
How Common is Dental Implant Rejection?
Can Your Oral Surgeon Treat Your Apnea?
Can Your Broken Tooth Be Surgically Repaired?
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Fixing an Underbite
Defining Impacted Teeth
Jaw Pain After a Car Accident, This Might Be the Cause
How to Recover Immediately Following Oral Surgery
What is Orthognathic Surgery?

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