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Can an Uneven Jaw Hurt Your Teeth?

Posted on 12/21/2020 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
There are a number of reasons why someone might have an uneven jaw. Whether your jaw is misaligned due to genetics, a traumatic injury, or TMJ disorder, an uneven jaw can be harmful to your teeth and your oral health as a whole. Causes of an Uneven Jaw A traumatic incident such as a fall, car accident, assault, or sports injury can result in a dislocated or fractured jaw. Any trauma to the jaw can make it very difficult and painful to speak, eat, and open and close your mouth. A dislocated jaw might shift to one side and need to be surgically stabilized, whereas a broken jaw would require surgery in order to heal properly. An uneven jaw can also be caused by TMJ disorder, a condition affecting the joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders can be caused by a traumatic incident like a car accident, or they can be the result of arthritis, anxiety, or bruxism (habitual teeth grinding and clenching). Other people have misaligned jaws due to birth defects or...
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How to Treat Oral Burns

Posted on 12/7/2020 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
Oral burns are a common problem that affects people of all ages. These burns occur due to eating hot food or taking a hot drink. Foods such as hot pizza, oils, fats, and several hot drinks can easily cause first-degree burns. The burns only affect the top layer of your skin in the mouth. They can cause the skin to become swollen, painful, and unusually red. Such burns may damage tissue or kill the cell. Keep in mind that your mouth has delicate tissues that can easily get destroyed when subjected to heat. Therefore, a quick remedy should come in to protect the tissue inside your mouth. Best Remedies to Oral Burns The thing about oral burns is that you can handle them on your own if they are minor. You can just let them clear up within a short time. Otherwise, you may apply several remedies to make you feel better and comfortable when eating or drinking. In this regard, you can use good oral hygiene as the first step to treating your oral burns. Keep the mouth clean to prevent...
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Types of Periodontal Services to Ask Us About

Posted on 11/16/2020 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
Do you want to know more about periodontal care? Do you need to have your gums reshaped or wish to learn more about periodontal cleaning, such as scaling and root planing? If so, we can answer your questions. You just need to know what services to ask about. The following information covers the main periodontal services offered. Periodontal Services and their Benefits According to the American Academy of Periodontology, periodontal services are wide and varied, each meant to be tailored to a patient's specific periodontal treatment and care. The periodontal services we offer are meant to assist in gum repair and the preservation of the natural teeth. We also perform implant surgery to fill in gaps where teeth have been lost. If you wish to treat gum disease, ask about non-surgical treatments, such as deep cleaning or root scaling and planing. We also offer regenerative treatments, such as gum graft surgery, which restores the bone lost to advanced gum disease. Laser treatments...
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All Posts:



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
Today
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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