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Everything You Need to Know About TMJ

Everything You Need to Know About TMJ The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), where the jawbone meets the skull, helps you chew and talk. When problems arise with this joint, they are referred to as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) or TMJ. Some patients have an abnormality that causes this joint that to slide out of place. It’s fairly common; in fact, nearly 3 million cases are diagnosed in the United States every year.

4 Myths About Wisdom Teeth Removal

4 Myths About Wisdom Teeth Removal Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure done for a variety of reasons, often because there isn’t sufficient room in the mouth. Sometimes it can be hard to decide if removing your wisdom teeth is the right choice for you. It’s especially difficult if you read conflicting information about the procedure. We’re here to set the record straight. Below we shoot down four myths about wis

When Do You Need Socket Preservation?

socket preservation dental surgery Socket preservation keeps your jaw and gums intact after a tooth extraction. This protects you from the need for further restorative dental procedures and helps you maintain that perfect jawline. It’s good for your health and your looks! Are you a good candidate for socket preservation after a tooth extraction? The Procedure Once a tooth is removed from the jawbone, your oral surge

5 Causes of Dental Implant Failure

dental implant failure Dental implant failure is not normal. In fact, it’s rare. One of the reasons dental implants are one of the most popular tooth restoration choices even though they are more expensive than crowns or bridges is because they are almost always successful, and they last a long time without needing replacement. But dental implant failure is a slim possibility. Why does it happen? 1. Infect

Why Oral Surgery Is Worth the Investment

Why Oral Surgery Is Worth the Investment Oral surgery, like most other types of surgery, requires an investment of time and money. Insurance may cover part of the cost, but patients often have to pay a portion as well. You will also need time to recover, even if it’s only a couple of days.  These facts can cause some to shy away from a procedure they need and even want. But putting off the oral surgery you need now can cost y