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Can Jaw Disorders Be Prevented?

Jaw disorder, also known as temporomandibular disorder or TMJ, is a health issue that affects the jaw joint and the surrounding facial muscles and that usually comes with pain in the affected area as well as in the ear, clicking sounds coming from the jaw and very often the inability to open and close the […]

What Are the Symptoms of TMJ?

TMJ, also known as the temporomandibular joint, is a hinge-like, sliding joint that connects the jaw joint to the skull. The joint takes part in any movement and activity of the mouth, including, eating, drinking and speaking. TMJ is also quite sensitive and easily affected by stress, trauma, involuntary muscle contractions and other issues. Here […]

How To Resolve Jaw Discomfort

Jaw pain and jaw discomfort can be caused by many things, the most common causes being involuntary teeth grinding and jaw clenching, damaged, impacted or misaligned teeth, stress that causes the muscles of the jaw to contract and trauma sustained by the jaw, such as a severe blow. While in some cases, the discomfort experienced […]

How Long Is the Recovery Process for Most Oral Surgeries?

Depending on whether you have school or work after your dentist appointment, or whether you want to go on a trip, it’s essential to find out how long the recovery process lasts for oral surgeries. While there might be different types of surgeries with different lengths of healing and recovery time, you’ll find that the […]

What Are The Benefits of Distraction Osteogenesis

Distraction osteogenesis is a method that has been long used for extending the length of a bone, most commonly to correct problems that affect the face, especially the mandible, in childhood. The method involves surgery during which the bone to be lengthened is cut into two, after which a device called a distractor is introduced […]

How Orthognathic Surgery Can Help Certain Sleep Apnea Patients

Orthognathic surgery from places such as HICD, more commonly known as corrective jaw surgery or simply jaw surgery, is an intervention performed to correct structural and growth-related issues that affect the face and the jaw as well as for other common problems, such as temporomandibular joint syndrome or the even more common sleep apnea. Jaw […]

When Is Dental Bone Smoothing and Reshaping Needed

Dentures are great, comfortable dental replacement solutions, but if the jawbone that they rest on is not perfectly even, the dentures might shift or move around, they might fall out unexpectedly and they might even affect the patient’s digestion and their ability to chew food. The risk of developing an uneven jawbone is especially high […]

What Are Jaw Disorders?

Jaw disorders can cause pain, disfunctions of the jaw that can lead to difficulties smiling, eating, drinking and speaking, headaches, earaches, even the shifting of the teeth. Here are some of the common forms of manifestation of the disorder: Issues resulting from a trauma sustained by the jaw – sever blows to the face and […]

Do You Have to Have Surgery for Impacted Canines?

Canine teeth are teeth located on either side of the lower and the upper jaw, teeth that usually have a more pointed shape than the other teeth, vaguely similar to fangs. Canines play an important role in appearance as well as in chewing, grinding and biting, therefore any fault that affects them, such as impaction […]

How Does TMJ Affect Your Mouth’s Normal Function

The temporomandibular joint syndrome, also known as TMJ, is an affection that can cause a wide range of symptoms, from pain in the jaw, headaches, the inability to open and close the mouth properly, tension in the area under the eyes, popping noises coming from the jaw while opening or closing the joint, even a […]