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Signs You Have Uneven Jaw Growth
Posted on 5/20/2019 by Ankur Johri
Many people who suffer from uneven jaw growth may not even be aware of their condition until it starts to cause serious problems. Knowing that your jaw is uneven can help you take preventive actions and seek out treatment before things get worse. Having said that, here are some signs that your jaw growth may be uneven. Difficulty Speaking or ChewingDo you find that you are beginning to slur your words? Perhaps you are developing a lisp when you speak? While these conditions could have a number of causes, one potential cause is uneven jaw growth. If you notice these symptoms, especially if you have other symptoms, you should come see us as soon as you can. We can take a close look and determine whether your jaw is growing evenly or not. Likewise, if you suddenly develop problems properly chewing your food, it could be a sign of alignment issues with the jaw. Rather than continuing to suffer—and possibly inflicting permanent damage to your teeth—come see us right away. Facial Appearance If your face appears to be uneven in any way, or if you notice that your chin is starting to jut out or recede, you may be suffering from uneven jaw growth. What's more, if the condition is not treated, it could end up becoming worse. So, don't ignore this symptom in the hopes that it will turn out to be nothing. Tooth Wear PatternsA common sign of uneven jaw growth is abnormal wear patterns for your teeth. If you notice that the teeth are wearing unevenly, the problem could be a bite that is no longer square. Correcting the Condition If you have uneven jaw growth, we can help. Come see us and let us take a look, then we can come up with a treatment plan for you....
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If You Have Ringing In Your Ears, We May Have Solutions to Help
Posted on 4/25/2019 by Ankur Johri
Some people may think of the ringing they hear in their ears as a minor distraction. They may not notice it most of the time and figure that it is not a big deal. There are other people who struggle with a ringing in their ears that affects their ability to sleep, work and function in everyday life. Many people fall somewhere in between these two extremes when it comes to ringing in the ears. The good news is there is something people can do about it. What is It? The ringing that people hear in their ears is the result of something happening in the middle ears and the eardrums. The pitch and the volume of the sound can vary from one person to the next and can vary within the person that suffers from it. The medical term for ringing in the ears is tinnitus. There are many different causes for tinnitus. Trauma and exposure to loud sounds for extended periods of time are two of the causes. Another common reason for the ringing in the ears is Temporomandibular joint disorders. This is a condition that affects the joint where the haw connects to the skull. When something is wrong with the joint, ringing can happen. Treating the Ringing In You EarIf TMJ is the reason behind the ringing, there are several treatment options available. TMJ is often related to problems with the teeth, gums and jaw. Clearing these issues could resolve the TMJ. It is also possible that a person suffers from bruxism or teeth grinding that leads to the TMJ. One of the best ways for us to treat TMJ is through an oral appliance. These custom fit mouthguards can help prevent any problems with bruxism and can help prevent other problems that affect the TMJ. The key is not to accept the ringing in your ears as something you have to live with. It is better to search for the cause of the ringing to figure out the best way to treat it. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment....
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How to Track the Details of TMJ Pain
Posted on 4/15/2019 by Ankur Johri
Temporomandibular Joint disorder is a condition that affect many people. It is something that affects the joints and muscles that connect the jaw to the skull. TMJ can cause a variety of problems. One of the problems with TMJ is that the symptoms are not always present. There are different things that can trigger the symptoms of TMJ. That is why it is important to track the details of the TMJ pain you have. What to Track The first step to tracking the pain of TMJ is learning what you need to track. It is easy to say I felt some pain today, but that does not help when trying to come up with ways to manage the pain or to treat the TMJ. These are some of the things track when it comes to TMJ. It is important to think about the different factors that surround the pain from TMJ, so you can track them. Record Keeping of TMJ PainKnowing what to look for when it comes to pain and TMJ is only part of the process. The other part is recording the details. A diary is the best way to do it. In the diary you can record the times of day that you experienced the pain, how long it lasted and the details of the pain from above. There are apps for your mobile device for this type of record keeping or you can do it with pen and paper. It is possible to treat and manage the pain from TMJ. Keeping a record of the pain that you deal with can help develop the best treatment and pain management plan. It can help a person lead a normal life despite dealing with TMJ. Contact our office to schedule an appointment to discuss this or any other oral health issue....
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All Posts:
Signs You Have Uneven Jaw Growth
5/20/2019
If You Have Ringing In Your Ears, We May Have Solutions to Help
4/25/2019
How to Track the Details of TMJ Pain
4/15/2019
What Is Distraction Osteogenesis?
3/30/2019
Signs Your Tooth May Need to Be Sectioned for a Dental Extraction
3/20/2019
Sinus Infections Can Come from Oral Health Issues
2/28/2019
Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
2/20/2019
Understanding What Comes with Cleft Palate
1/30/2019
Types of Facial Trauma Oral Surgeons Help With
1/20/2019
Treating an Infection of the Salivary Gland
12/30/2018
Top 3 Reasons to Come See Us After an Auto Accident
12/20/2018
Are There Reasons to Fear Bony Growths in The Mouth?
11/30/2018
3 Bad Habits You May Have That Could Increase Your TMJ Pain
11/20/2018
Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
10/20/2018
How Do Salivary Glands Get Infected?
9/30/2018
First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
9/20/2018
Making Your Mouth Healthier to Improve Your Odds of Getting Dental Implants
10/30/2010

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