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Allentown, PA 18103
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Hellertown, PA 18055

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How to Tell if You Need Oral Surgery
Posted on 9/15/2019 by Ankur Johri
Most people come to visit our office for one of a few reasons. They come in for annual checkups and regular cleaning. They also come into our office when something is wrong with their teeth or gums. People worry that the pain they feel or the symptoms they suffer could mean something really bad. That fear could keep them from getting the help they need. While the idea of oral surgery is not always pleasant, it is something that can help resolve problems before they get worse. These are some of the things that could mean you need oral surgery. Many Types of Oral SurgeryThere are many different types of oral surgery. Many people hear the term surgery and are afraid that it means something very serious. There are many types of oral surgery that are relatively minor and are performed in our offices. The most common type of oral surgery is root canal therapy. Other types include extractions, dental implants and treatment for sleep apnea. Because of the wide variety of reasons for oral surgery, the way to tell if you need oral surgery will vary. Signs of a Problem The one thing that all oral surgical procedures have in common is that they can fix an issue you have with your oral health. If you have an impacted wisdom tooth or an infected tooth, the symptoms include pain and swelling at the site of the infection. If you need an extraction the signs can include broken, chipped or fractured teeth or pain around the site of the problem. The biggest problem is that many of the problems that you may think require oral surgery, have other possible treatments. The best thing you can do is not assume that the problems you have with your oral health require oral surgery. Instead, you should come in for an examination to determine the best course of action. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment....

Top 4 Reasons You Could Need Oral Surgery
Posted on 8/25/2019 by Ankur Johri
If you have visited our office and have found out that you need oral surgery, then knowing why this is, is important. We do our best to explain the reasons behind the surgical procedure that we do, or need to do, but we welcome all of our patients to ask questions during this time so they have a better understanding of what is going to be done. Oral surgery is needed for a variety of reasons, so making sure to know these reasons is important. Top Reasons to Need Oral SurgeryOne of the biggest reasons is that you have wisdom teeth that need to be removed from the back of your mouth. This could be because they are impacted, they are growing the wrong way, they are crowding the mouth, or a variety of other reasons. The next reason is because you have impacted teeth somewhere in your mouth. This can cause issues with your adjacent teeth, gums, jawbone, or other areas of the face. This causes a big issue when it comes to the functionality and look of your teeth and smile. Bone loss in the jaw area and under the gums can require oral surgery to fix. This can help the bony area provide more structure inside the mouth. The last procedure could be that you have a jaw misalignment that needs to be fixed. Through oral surgery, this can be aligned for better talking, eating, smiling, and other functions that come with using your mouth. It is highly recommended that you speak with us regarding the oral surgery you need to have done. We can work with you on the best possible oral surgery plan that works to repair the issues you face, but also make you comfortable. Call us today to set up a time to come in and talk....

Things to Make Note of If Your Jaw Hurts
Posted on 8/15/2019 by Ankur Johri
If you have never had a little pain in your jaw count yourself lucky. Jaw pain can go from simply irritating to totally unbearable. Much of this depends on the cause. Many different things can cause jaw pain and most can be fixed and are not life threatening. However, jaw pain should never be ignored because some of the causes can lead to very serious health problems. We can divide jaw pain into two different categories; a dental cause or a medical cause. What Are the Dental Causes of Jaw Pain?If you grind or clench your teeth you will probably experience jaw pain at some point. As a matter of fact, the jaw pain may be the only thing that alerts you to the fact that you are grinding or clenching your teeth. Many people do this only at night. If you are a “grinder” we can tell by the wear patterns on your teeth. This may sound funny, but if you open your mouth too wide you may experience jaw pain. It isn't serious, just take a smaller bite of that big sandwich. What is serious is jaw pain that is a result of gum disease, cavities, damaged teeth, and abscesses. All of these dental issues must be handled on a timely basis or they can lead to worse health problems. What Are Medical Causes of Jaw Pain?Many medical problems can cause jaw pain. We can start with the most common medical causes and this would be the various types of tension headaches. Believe it or not, all headaches are not the same. Cluster and migraine headaches are debilitating and can cause jaw pain as well as a headache. Other medical problems are osteoarthritis, sinus problems, vascular pain associated with the arteries located near your head and neck, and osteomyelitis which an infection that affects the bones. If you experience jaw pain come and see us. We can correct your dental problems or rule them out if they are not the cause....

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How to Tell if You Need Oral Surgery
Top 4 Reasons You Could Need Oral Surgery
Things to Make Note of If Your Jaw Hurts
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If You Have Ringing In Your Ears, We May Have Solutions to Help
How to Track the Details of TMJ Pain
What Is Distraction Osteogenesis?
Signs Your Tooth May Need to Be Sectioned for a Dental Extraction
Sinus Infections Can Come from Oral Health Issues
Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
Understanding What Comes with Cleft Palate
Types of Facial Trauma Oral Surgeons Help With
Treating an Infection of the Salivary Gland
Top 3 Reasons to Come See Us After an Auto Accident
Are There Reasons to Fear Bony Growths in The Mouth?
3 Bad Habits You May Have That Could Increase Your TMJ Pain
Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
How Do Salivary Glands Get Infected?
First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
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