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4 Myths about Oral Cancer Symptoms

Posted on 1/23/2023 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
One of the deadliest mouth diseases is cancer of the mouth. This type of cancer is rated at an intensified death rate due to its signs being noticed at the later stages. A stage where the condition is already at the neck lymph nodes is when it is identified in most patients. However, if the condition is identified early, it can be cured. Therefore, regular dental visits are recommended to be top-notch. Education is helpful too. Screening Is For High-Risk Patients Misconception Spotting is confused with being an easy symptom of tongue cancer that one can easily identify. Spotting can be difficult to identify when the cancer is growing on the tonsils or lymph nodes. Thus, regular dentist checkups are what can enhance you identify the symptoms if cancer is present. A lump or lip sore that does not heal is a sign that it is problematic. Unusual bleeding or feeling like a stuck object inside the mouth can signal the presence of tongue cancer. Young People Oral Cancer...
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Corrective Jaw Surgery and Braces

Posted on 1/9/2023 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
Orthognathic surgery or corrective jaw surgery involves the movement of the upper, lower, or both jawbones. The jaws are moved in, out, up, or down to achieve a more balanced bite and facial appearance. Orthognathic surgery is required when teeth and jaws don't line up correctly. Breathing, Speech, sleep apnea, gum health, and facial balance can all be improved by realigning the jaws so that the teeth properly contact (occlude), improving jaw joint function and chewing capacity. Who Makes a Good Orthognathic Surgery Candidate? Not everyone who has a jaw issue has to have orthognathic surgery. People who have an incorrect bite or jaws that are placed wrongly might benefit from orthognathic surgery. Jaw development happens gradually; in some instances, the upper and lower jaws may not line up after the process. Damage to the jaw during growth may cause discrepant growth of the jaws. The outcome may lead to various issues that may impair speech, chewing...
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TMJ Disorder And Facial Treatment

Posted on 12/19/2022 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
Suffering from (TMJ) temporomandibular joint disorder makes one experience endless headaches and jaw pain. This joint enhances talking and chewing in an individual, which is why ordinary things are made problematic when suffering from TMJ. The good news for patients with this disorder is that facial treatment helps ease discomfort. Sleep and snoring apnea centers can offer you a facial treatment to ease the pain caused by the disorder for good. Understanding TMJ Disorder The temporomandibular joint connects the jawbone and the skull of a human being. This is the joint that allows movement of the jaw and opening of the mouth. When the muscles get inflamed, a diagnosis is carried out, and TMJ is confirmed. The inflammation is responsible for tenderness and pain around the jaw and face. Grinding and clenching of teeth and jaw injury are the main causes of TMJ disorder. Genetics can also be a cause of TMJ risks. Face Treatment information TMJ disorder is one of the conditions...
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All Posts:



4 Myths about Oral Cancer Symptoms
1/23/2023
Corrective Jaw Surgery and Braces
1/9/2023
TMJ Disorder And Facial Treatment
12/19/2022
I Have Sores In My Mouth. Is It Oral Cancer?
12/5/2022
What Is Oil Pulling, And Is It Effective?
11/21/2022
Why Should I wear a Mask When Going to the Dentist During the Pandemic
11/7/2022
How Long to Recover From Maxillofacial Surgery
10/24/2022
Sinus Lift Procedure
10/10/2022
What is Endodontic Surgery?
9/19/2022
Advantages of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
9/5/2022
What Is a Corrective Jaw Surgery
8/22/2022
Risks Involved with Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
8/8/2022
What Are Panoramic Dental X Rays
3/21/2022
Planning For Your Diet Ahead Of An Oral Surgery
3/7/2022
How can bone loss be treated
2/21/2022
Ask These Questions to an Oral Surgeon
2/7/2022
The Benefits of Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
1/24/2022
Apicoectomy: Why You Need One And Why It is Important?
1/10/2022
How We Treat Cleft Lip Issues
12/23/2021
Benefits of Getting New Dental Implants Instead of Going with Dentures
12/10/2021
What is Apicoectomy and why it is important
11/22/2021
Do You Need a Smile Makeover?
11/8/2021
Useful Tips to Prepare for Dental Implant Surgery
10/25/2021
What We Can Do When You Have a Cracked Tooth
10/11/2021
Foods We Recommend to Have Around for Oral Surgery Recovery
9/21/2021
You Can Use Your Own Bone for Some Grafts
9/6/2021
Setting Up Your Sleeping Area Before Oral Surgery Can Make Recovery Easier
8/23/2021
Does Your Cracked Tooth Require Surgical Extraction?
8/9/2021
Typical Symptoms for Those Who Have Nighttime Bruxism
7/26/2021
Do Any Foods Remove Dental Stains?
7/12/2021
Splitting a Decayed Tooth Prior To Removal Makes It Less Traumatic to Your Mouth
6/21/2021
Additional Oral Conditions That Poorly Maintained Dentures Can Lead To
6/7/2021
Drinks to Have on Hand Following Oral Surgery
5/24/2021
Items to Have on Hand Before Oral Surgery
5/10/2021
What Happens If You Dont Treat a Missing Tooth?
4/26/2021
Why an Oral Surgeon Does More than Work on Your Teeth and Gums
4/12/2021
Is Anesthesia Safe for Dental Surgery?
3/22/2021
Preparing Your Child for Dental Surgery
3/8/2021
How Can a Sinus Lift Improve my Health?
2/22/2021
What is a Crossbite and How Do We Fix it?
2/8/2021
Why We Use Cone Beam Technology When Performing Dental Implants
1/25/2021
Symptoms Your Jaw Pain Is More Serious
1/11/2021
Can an Uneven Jaw Hurt Your Teeth?
12/21/2020
How to Treat Oral Burns
12/7/2020
Types of Periodontal Services to Ask Us About
11/16/2020
Dental Implants Could Help Improve Your Oral Health
11/9/2020
The Benefits of Getting Dentures On Your Implants
10/19/2020
Does Implant Rejection Really Happen?
10/5/2020
Is Chewing Gum Increasing the Pain in Your Jaw?
9/21/2020
What Exactly Is Cone Beam Technology?
9/7/2020
Danger of Not Treating the Causes of Dry Mouth
8/24/2020
Some People Notice Tooth and Jaw Pain After Falling
8/10/2020
Exercise Restrictions Following Oral Surgery
7/23/2020
Steps to Take if Your Teeth are Damaged After Falling Down
7/7/2020
Dangers Associated with Osteonecrosis
6/22/2020
X-Rays and Scans That Can Make Oral Surgery Easier
6/8/2020
Uses of Platelet Rich Plasma
5/29/2020
You Never Want to Face Osteonecrosis Here is Why
5/15/2020
Does a Clicking Jaw Mean You Need Jaw Surgery?
4/20/2020
How the Enamel of Your Teeth Bonds with Your Jawbone
4/10/2020
Snoring Can Lead to A Sore Mouth and Even Speed Up Tooth Loss
3/20/2020
Todays Sedation Options Are Far Superior to Older Options
3/10/2020
Is a Salt Water Rinse Helpful After Oral Surgery?
2/20/2020
Signs a Root Canal Has Failed and May Need to Be Repeated
2/10/2020
What We Can Do When Your Wisdom Teeth Come In Awkwardly
1/20/2020
How We Can Help You Treat Sleep Apnea
1/10/2020
It is Vital to Keep Your Mouth Clean Following any Oral Surgery Procedure
12/20/2019
Managing Cheek Swelling After Oral Surgery
12/10/2019
Smoking is Only One Risk Factor for Oral Cancer - What Are Others?
11/20/2019
Things to Know Prior to Oral Cancer Surgery
11/10/2019
Does Chewing Gum Cause TMJ Pain?
10/20/2019
Exercising Your Jaw Could Prevent an Increase in TMJ Pain
10/10/2019
How Sleep Apnea is Treated with Oral Appliances
9/20/2019
Important Ways to Decrease Sleep Apnea Risk Factors
9/10/2019
How to Manage Pain from an Impacted Canine
8/20/2019
Do All Underbites Require Oral Surgery?
8/10/2019
How Your Diet Can Help You Manage Your TMJ
7/20/2019
Oral Health Boosts You Get from Bone Grafts
7/10/2019
You Should Not Wake Up to Daily Jaw Pain
6/20/2019
Your Morning Routine Should Not Include Chronic Jaw Pain
6/10/2019
Reasons We Have to Split Some Teeth to Remove Them
5/20/2019
Should You Wear a Mouth Guard to Protect Your Teeth During Sleep?
5/10/2019
You May Be Struggling with Sleep Apnea and Be Totally Unaware
4/20/2019
Would You Recognize a TMJ Problem?
4/10/2019
Sedation Options to Consider Prior to Oral Surgery
3/20/2019
Signs You Hurt Your Jaw During a Recent Automobile Accident
3/10/2019
Can Rinsing with Salt Water Increase How Quickly You Recover from Oral Surgery?
2/20/2019
Bone Grafts Are Common Procedures to Help Improve Your Oral Health
2/10/2019
Why You Want to Avoid Chewing Gum if You Struggle with TMJ Pain
1/20/2019
What Options You Have for a Broken Wisdom Tooth
1/10/2019
How Sinus Pain and Tooth Pain Are Related
12/10/2018
How We Come Up with an Oral Cancer Treatment Plan
11/25/2018
Times Where Jaw Reconstruction Surgery May Be the Best Option for Oral Health
11/15/2018
How We Can Help if You Struggle with a Crown Fracture
10/20/2018
Orofacial Pain Does Not Need to Rule Your Life
10/10/2018
How to Tell if You Have a Fractured Tooth
9/20/2018
How We Can Help with Reconstruction After an Accident That Injured Your Face
9/10/2018
Many Can Treat Their Bruxism with a Mouth Guard
8/23/2018
Are There Surgical Options for Jaw Pain?
8/13/2018
Does Your Jaw Hurt Following a Car Crash?
7/20/2018
Why You Need to Come In When You Have a Toothache and a Fever
6/23/2018
Unusual Causes of Jaw Pain
6/13/2018
What to Do in the First 24 Hours After an Extraction to Care for Your Mouth
5/23/2018
Bone Grafts and Dental Implants
5/13/2018
What to Do if You Find an Oral Cyst
4/23/2018
Types of Facial Infections an Oral Surgeon Can Help With
4/13/2018
Types of Injuries You Should See an Oral Surgeon For
3/23/2018
Things to Know Prior to the Removal of an Impacted Tooth
3/13/2018
Symptoms of a Broken Jaw
2/23/2018
How to Best Control Post Oral Surgery Bleeding
2/13/2018
Foods to Avoid When Your Jaw Hurts
1/25/2018
How Dental Implants Stop Jaw Resorption
1/15/2018
What to Avoid Right After Getting a Bone Graft
12/23/2017
What is Safe to Do Following Any Type of Oral Surgery?
12/13/2017
Signs Your Pain Stems from a TMD
11/27/2017
Salt Water Boosts Recovery Following Oral Surgery
11/17/2017
When to Extract an Impacted Tooth
10/25/2017
When an Abscess Should Have Surgery
10/15/2017
Surviving the First Day Following an Oral Graft
9/27/2017
Signs of Oral Cancer You May Notice at Home
9/17/2017
What Options Do You Have for a Cross Bite?
8/25/2017
How Long Should It Take for Teeth in a Day to Heal?
8/15/2017
Why Your Jaw May Hurt Even Days Following an Auto Accident
7/30/2017
Reasons You May Need Dental Surgery
7/23/2017
What Your Oral Surgeon Can Do When You Have Sinus Pain
6/30/2017
Preparing for Oral Surgery - What to Have On Hand
6/20/2017
Is Gum Safe to Chew When You Have TMJ?
5/30/2017
Boosting Your Own Health Following a Bone Graft
5/20/2017
Why Your Oral Surgeon Should Check Your Mouth After an Auto Accident
4/27/2017
What Options Do You Have to Treat TMJ Pain at Home?
4/17/2017
Why an Extraction is So Traumatic to Your Gums and Surrounding Teeth
3/30/2017
Foods That Can Cause Issues with Healing After an Oral Procedure
3/20/2017

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