Can wisdom teeth cause TMJ disorder?

Have you kept your wisdom teeth? If so, you might be noticing symptoms like orofacial pain, crowding of your teeth, and popping or clicking sensations when you move your mouth. Retaining wisdom teeth is one common cause of TMJ disorder. When wisdom teeth erupt, they normally cause occlusal issues because there is not enough room…

Structure of a Dental Implant

Dental implants are unique prosthetics that are used to replace the lost structure of teeth below the surface of the gums and to hold a restoration that replaces the visible surface of teeth. A dental implant resembles a screw. It features a ridged texture and gradually becomes wider as it gets closer to the gum…

Could my child have sleep apnea?

Does your child always seem to be drowsy, even after sleeping eight hours or longer? Does he or she seem to snore unusually loudly or complain of symptoms like frequent headaches or sore throats? Are there behavioral problems, such as excessive irritability or difficulty paying attention? It’s entirely possible that sleep apnea is at fault…

Most Common Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

A malfunctioning jaw that causes a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is often associated with a number of classic symptoms, the most common of which is jaw pain. Other signs of a TMJ disorder may include clicking, popping or locking of the jaw joint, facial pain or earache or difficulty chewing. Patients who are experiencing such…

Upgrade Denture Stability with All-on-4

Have your dentures stopped fitting as well as they used to? Do they move or slide when you eat and speak? If your dentures are affecting your oral function and your confidence, you might want to consider upgrading them. You can improve the function and lifespan of your dentures by having them stabilized by dental…