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From the Surgeon's Chair - A Guide to Swift Post-Oral Surgery Recovery

Posted on 4/15/2024 by Weo Admin
As you emerge from the gentle twilight of oral surgery, it's vital to embark on a path of meticulous care to facilitate a swift and comfortable recovery. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the post-operative journey seamlessly: 1. Rest and Relax: Like a delicate flower, your surgical site needs time and space to heal. Prioritize rest and avoid strenuous activity for the first few days. Elevate your head with pillows to reduce swelling. 2. Gentle Oral Care: Treat your mouth with the same tenderness you would a newborn. Avoid rinsing vigorously or using harsh mouthwashes. Instead, gently brush your teeth and floss around the surgical site, taking care not to disturb the sutures. 3. Pain Management: Your dentist will prescribe pain medication to alleviate any discomfort. Take it as directed to stay ahead of the pain and promote healing. 4. Cold Therapy: Ice packs can be your best friend in reducing swelling and pain. Apply them to the outside of...
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Tinnitus from TMD - A Hidden Trigger for Mood Disorders

Posted on 4/1/2024 by Weo Admin
Tinnitus, the persistent ringing or buzzing sound in the ears, is often associated with hearing loss. But what many people don't realize is that tinnitus can also be a symptom of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, and this combination can have a profound impact on mental health. The Link Between TMD and Tinnitus TMJ is a condition that affects the joint connecting the lower jaw to the skull. When the joint is injured or misaligned, it can lead to pain, clicking, or locking of the jaw. In some cases, it can also trigger tinnitus. The exact mechanism behind this link is still being studied, but it is believed that the inflammation and pressure associated with TMD can irritate the nerves in the ear, causing tinnitus. The Psychological Impact of Tinnitus from TMD Tinnitus is a constant reminder of an underlying medical condition, which can be highly distressing. This distress can lead to: [[BulletList: Depression: Persistent tinnitus can disrupt sleep, impair...
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Can I Get a Nose Job Before Jaw Surgery

Posted on 3/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Rhinoplasty, often known as a nose job, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to reshape the nose. The primary goals of this surgery are to enhance breathing functionality and overall facial aesthetics. During nose jobs, surgeons can work on either the bony upper structure or the protruding muscular cartilage toward the tip. If the surgery involves the upper jaw, the nose job should come after a jaw surgery. However, if only the lower jaw is being operated on, then a nose job can come before. Why Jaw Surgery Should Come First You are probably wondering why you cannot do a nose job before a jaw surgery, as the nose and mouth are separate organs. The answer is that nasal and jaw structures are intricately linked. An upper jaw surgery can significantly alter your facial profile and most likely necessitate a nose job to correct any distortions in the nasal envelope. However, if your jaw surgery involves only the lower jaw, then this cannot affect the nasal envelope. In this...
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All Posts:



From the Surgeon's Chair - A Guide to Swift Post-Oral Surgery Recovery
4/15/2024
Tinnitus from TMD - A Hidden Trigger for Mood Disorders
4/1/2024
Can I Get a Nose Job Before Jaw Surgery
3/15/2024
Can Double Jaw Surgery Go Wrong
3/1/2024
Complications in Wisdom Teeth Extraction
2/15/2024
Common Non-Invasive Approaches in Oral Surgery
2/2/2024
How Do You Know If You Have an Infection After Jaw Surgery?
1/15/2024
How Do You Brush Your Teeth After Jaw Surgery?
1/2/2024
Who Is a Candidate for Oral Maxillofacial Surgery?
12/15/2023
What Are Dos and Do Nots of Tooth Extraction
12/1/2023
Why Is It Important to Remove Impacted Tooth?
11/15/2023
Benefits Of Getting Dental Implants
11/1/2023
Preserving Your Jawbone After Extraction
10/31/2023
Can You Get Wisdom Teeth Removed While Pregnant
10/15/2023
The Relationship Between Bulimia And Dental Health
9/25/2023
Can My Wisdom Teeth be Removed Fully Intact or In Sections?
9/11/2023
Maxillofacial Fractures in Elderly Patients and Their Treatment
8/21/2023
The hidden link between gum disease and Alzheimers
8/7/2023
Do I Need to Remove My Wisdom Teeth?
7/24/2023
Can I Use Listerine After Receiving Dental Implants?
7/10/2023
Types of Jaw Surgery
6/19/2023
Placing Dental Implants
6/5/2023
Can Dental Implants Develop Cavities?
5/22/2023
Do I Need Corrective Jaw Surgery?
5/8/2023
How To Treat Swollen Gums Near Wisdom Teeth
4/24/2023
How Can I Get My Fruits And Veggies In After Oral Surgery?
4/10/2023
How is Aspirin so dangerous to your Gums?
3/20/2023
Times Where Pulp Capping Could Save Your Teeth
3/6/2023
What ailments is corrective jaw surgery used to treat?
2/20/2023
Signs That Show You Need Jaw Surgery
2/6/2023
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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