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Orofacial pain can be debilitating. It can also greatly reduce one’s oral function. The cause of orofacial pain varies. Some people experience facial and oral discomfort from bruxism (the habit of clenching and grinding teeth) as response to stress while others might feel discomfort from...

Did you know that having obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) could increase your risk for common oral health conditions?  Sleep apnea has many unpleasant side effects; one of them being, an increased risk for periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease is one of the most destructive and...

A temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can cause frequent headaches. For example, if the muscles that move the jaw are strained due to clenching or grinding the teeth, or even excessive pressure applied to those muscles if other components of the jaw aren’t moving properly. Unfortunately, TMJ...

Patients may be referred to an oral surgeon for any number of procedures that address a variety of dental and health issues. Here is an overview of the surgical interventions that our experienced practitioners provide most often: Wisdom teeth removal – this is probably the...

The jaw, also known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), consists of a number of structures, including bones, muscles and tendons, that must work together precisely to facilitate the many types of movements that your jaw may make. When even one of those components is off-kilter,...

Obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which a person stops breathing for brief periods repeatedly during sleep, can result in dental issues as the mouth and jaw may try to shift their positions to maintain an open airway. Other oral health issues may have a...

Dental implants have quickly become the best method for replacing a lost teeth. This is because a dental implant is biocompatible with the body and can last for decades. Dental implants closely mimic the function of natural teeth by replacing their root structure and supporting...