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(610) 435-6161
1251 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. #311
Allentown, PA 18103
800 Main St #105
Hellertown, PA 18055


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What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Tooth Decay?

Posted on 11/22/2021 by Ankur Johri
Tooth decay is one of the most recognizable dental health problems, but also one that is easily avoidable. It is a common ailment for the elderly, teenagers, and children due to different factors. If you fail to treat tooth decay in the early stages it can quickly progress to tooth cavities, which are holes that get larger with time. It is therefore important to seek medical attention during the early stages before it progresses into a condition that will be problematic and costly to treat. What is tooth decay? When bacteria break down sugars, therefore, releasing acid, it can create an environment in your mouth that damages your enamel. The acid corrodes your enamel and therefore weakens your enamel making it susceptible to developing holes and cracks. Poor oral hygiene, sugary foods, genetics, acidic foods and drinks, and tooth grinding are some of the major causes of tooth decay. You can prevent your tooth from decaying by making regular visits to the dentist's office. Symptoms of tooth decay There are several tell-tale signs that you are having tooth decay and it might be time for you to see a dentist. Some of the most common symptoms include tooth sensitivity where you feel some pain or tenderness when you take hot or cold drinks and foods. Toothache is another notable symptom that you are having tooth decay issues. The pain can be either occasional where you get sharp pains without an obvious reason or continuous pain that does not seem to go away. An unpleasant taste or breath is also a good sign that you are experiencing tooth decay. This is because of the products from the bacteria breaking down the sugar in your mouth and eating into your enamel. If you experience any of these symptoms it might be the best time to see a dentist and get treatment before you develop cavities. Feel free to contact me if you need any further information on the available treatment options....

Main Differences Between Maxillofacial Surgery And Oral Surgery You Need to Know

Posted on 11/8/2021 by Ankur Johri
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialty related to medicine and dentistry. Not everyone that goes to our offices will need surgery as a treatment. Even so, you might need this kind of surgery if you experience issues associated with your teeth, jaw, face, mouth, or neck, where the only possible solution is surgery. However, and even when people use oral and maxillofacial surgery terms interchangeably, they are different. Here are some of the main differences between these two. Are There Any Differences Between Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery? There are some differences, but for the most part, they are similar. For example, all maxillofacial surgeons are oral surgeons at the same time. They can perform all the procedures an oral surgeon usually does, like tooth extraction, root canals, and dental implants. It still falls under the definition of oral surgery but more specifically to the inside of the oral cavity. However, that is not their primary specialty. Maxillofacial surgeons have different knowledge that allows them to perform surgery outside the oral cavity, and if they want to, they can specialize even more. Some procedures a maxillofacial surgeon can make include facial trauma surgery and reconstructive surgery. Some others are head and neck surgery, cosmetic facial surgery, and craniofacial surgery. On the other hand, an oral surgeon will not do these procedures. That is mainly because these jobs are the responsibility of the oral and maxillofacial surgeon. It does not mean the maxillofacial surgeon is more trained than the oral surgeon but more as they specialize in different types of surgery. Depending on your issue, you will need a consultation with one of our surgeons. Contact us for an appointment today to know more differences between oral and maxillofacial surgery....

Enhancing Your Smile Through Gum Line Contouring

Posted on 10/25/2021 by Ankur Johri
A pretty smile is always magical and impressive in adults and children, and your gum line plays a vital role in your smile. Gum contouring is a cosmetic dentistry procedure to treat medical problems related to gum loss or enhance your smile's look. It involves cutting away excessive gum tissue and reinstating gum tissue that has fallen out, hence avoiding exposing too much of your teeth. Gum Contouring Procedure In an instance whereby the gums are high on the teeth exposing tooth roots, we take graft tissue from the palate region and restore it surgically. Our dentists will close the palate region where they grafted the tissue appropriately to heal consistently on its own. Some patients experience discomfort and mild pain after the procedure; for them, we give them anti-inflammatory medicines and painkillers. Our dentist will mark the targeted gum line and remove the extra gum using a laser when your gum has overgrown. Cosmetic Benefits of Gum Contouring Gum contouring enhances healthy and straight-looking teeth, which improves self-confidence. It also enhances the removal of any infected gum tissue, thus preventing tooth decay. It promotes a more excellent ratio of the tooth to the gum. It lowers the risk of gum disease. It gives a permanent shapelier tooth, and you do not have to worry about growing back a gummy smile. Medical Benefits of Gum Contouring The benefits of gum contouring include pocket reduction. At times, gum can develop gaps that grow between the teeth and gum tissue. They mostly form during periodontal disease, and the pockets store food debris that can cause infection. It can also lengthen your crown. In case of a broken, cracked, or decayed tooth, contouring helps increase its length. Regenerative procedures acquire tissues from the gum or palate area to reconstruct the gumline in regions where the tissue has fallen out. Please schedule an appointment with us and get to learn more about gum contouring choices....

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What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Tooth Decay?
Main Differences Between Maxillofacial Surgery And Oral Surgery You Need to Know
Enhancing Your Smile Through Gum Line Contouring
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What We Can Do to Help Remedy an Underbite
Most Common Types of Oral Cancer Surgeries
Dentures on Implant Abutments Can Make Your Teeth Feel Natural
What Can Be Done to Treat Severe Bruxism?
How to Make Brushing into a Fun Daily Habit
Surgical Treatment for Bad Bite FAQs
Chewing Can Increase Jaw Pain if You Have TMD
Habits Can Worsen Your TMJ Symptoms
Lengthening Your Crowns Can Boost the Beauty of Your Smile
What Type of Mouth Cancers Do Oral Surgeons Treat?
All About Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Oral Surgery After-Care Tips
6 Factors That Contribute to Long Term Success of Dental Implants
What Does it Mean to Have Bone Loss in the Jaw?
How Does Having Bone Loss in the Jaw Affect Your Oral Health?
Teeth in a Day: Are They Right for You?
Is It a Problem if Your Jaw Starts To Click?
How Our Office Could Help Ease Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Symptoms You Need to Know of Oral Cancer
What You Should Do If You Have a Single Missing Tooth
How TMJ Can Increase When You Regularly Chew Gum?
What Makes TMD Worse?
How to Stop Clenching Your Teeth
Does Juice Damage Your Gums or Provide Them with Nutrients?
Where Do Bony Growths Come From Inside the Mouth?
Gums Often Swell When You Have an Abscess
Oral Surgeons Like Us Know How to Manage Dental Pain Better Than Most General Dentists
If You Chew Gum, Are You Guaranteed to Have Jaw Pain?
Why You Should Call Us for Facial Injuries
Times Where a Sinus Lift Surgery Could Improve Your Oral Health
Procedures That Can Happen During Periodontal Plastic Surgery
Understanding a Tuberosity Reduction and When Its Needed
Why Is Your Jaw Starting to Swell?
Reducing Stress Can Help with Bruxism Problems
Reasons Why Dental Implants Get Rejected By the Body
How Gum Chewing Can Lead to TMJ Pain
Do TMJ Disorders Impact Your Memory?
Ways of Treating TMJ Pain Through Stress Reduction
Signs Your Jaw Pain Is Something To Worry About
Types of Oral Appliances That Protect Teeth from Grinding
Top 4 Symptoms of TMD
Over the Counter Medications Are Often Enough Following Oral Surgery
How Common Are Jaw Fractures Following Auto Accidents?
What Is an Uncomplicated Crown Fracture?
Ways of Preventing Dental Implant Rejection
Positions to Sleep in Following Oral Surgery
How Your Oral Health Can Benefit from Getting a Bone Graft
Do All Broken Teeth Require Extraction?
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
Why Do We Offer Sedation Options?
Who Benefits Most from Sinus Implant Procedures?
Why We Offer Several Types of Sedation
What Age Should Oral Cancer Screenings Start?
We Offer Several Sedation Options for Your Oral Surgery
Signs You Have Uneven Jaw Growth
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
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Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
Understanding What Comes with Cleft Palate
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Treating an Infection of the Salivary Gland
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Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
How Do Salivary Glands Get Infected?
First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
Making Your Mouth Healthier to Improve Your Odds of Getting Dental Implants


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