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Sinus Issues That Can Be the Cause of Your Tooth Pain
Posted on 10/25/2019 by Dr. Simon Choyee
When you feel pain in a tooth, you assume that it means you have a cavity. The problem is that tooth pain can result from nay different problems including a cavity. The treatment for the pain you feel depends on the source of the pain. It will surprise many to learn that the pain they feel in a tooth can come from an issue with their sinuses. It is a good idea to learn how these this can happen. [[[H2:Connecting the Sinuses and the Teeth]] IT may seem strange that a sinus problem can cause tooth pain. The sinus cavities are located very close to the mouth. The sinus maxillary tissues are located very close to the roots of the molars. Because of the proximity, it is possible that any issues that occur in the sinus cavities will impact the mouth. Sinus Infections are a Problem The sinuses are filled with air. They generate nasal mucous. At times fluid can become trapped in the sinus cavities and germs can grow in that fluid. The germs can lead to a sinus infection. 90% of all sinus infections are viral and the other 10% are bacterial. When you get a sinus infection one of the symptoms is pressure. You feel like your head is ready to explode because of the infection. The problem is in the sinuses, but the brain may not know that. It may think that the pain is coming from the teeth that are near the infected sinus tissues. It is referred to as a sinus toothache. Treating the pain from a sinus toothache requires treating the problem with the sinuses. Once the infection is gone, the tooth pain should disappear. Come talk to one of our dental professionals at the office to learn more about how to care for your teeth....

Signs You May Have a Broken Tooth
Posted on 10/15/2019 by Dr. Simon Choyee
You may think that if you break a bone in your body, you would know. You think that every break causes pain and has obvious signs, but this is not always the case. It is possible to have some breaks that you may not realize at first. If you break a tooth, you may not recognize that it happened until the problem gets worse. That is why it is a good idea to learn the different signs of a broken tooth. Different Kinds of Broken Teeth Some may think it is easy to tell if they break a tooth. They think that they will see pieces of their tooth in their hand or on the ground. While this is one type of broken tooth, there are other types that are not as easy to see. When you want to look at the signs of a broken tooth you need to know some of the types of broken teeth to look at. A fractured cusp is something that often happens around a dental filling. Cracks in the teeth may be small hand not noticeable. Split teeth and root fractures will all have signs that the tooth needs repair. The only way to know if you have one of these types of broken teeth is to know the signs to watch for. What to Watch For The most common sign of a problem with your teeth is pain. Pain around one tooth when you bite down or when exposed to temperature changes could signal a broken tooth. Often the pain is intermittent and is not always present. A broken tooth can also cause swelling of the gum tissue or redness around the tooth. The tooth may become loose after it breaks. You may also be able to feel a crack in your tooth with your tongue. Some will use a visual inspection of their tooth to spot the problem. Once you spot the signs of a broken tooth, the most important thing to do is to seek out help to repair the tooth. Whenever you suspect you have an issue with your oral health, contact our office to see one of our dental professionals....

It Is Possible to Grow Your Own Bone Graft in Many Cases
Posted on 9/25/2019 by Dr. Simon Choyee
For most people, dental implants are a great option to replace missing teeth. However, some patients may not have enough bone in their jaw to support the implant. When this occurs, we have to do a bone graft first. There are a few reasons why you might not have enough bone for an implant. Lost teeth, injury, periodontitis, and other issues can cause a loss of bone density, but fortunately, that doesn't mean you can't make use of implants. Today, it's also very possible to make use of your own bone to build up your jaw. What Are Bone Grafts? If your jaw isn't strong enough to support the implant, we need to add more bone to it. The body is able to regrow any tissue it has lost, including the tissue that connects bone. This means we can actually take bone from other parts of the body, such as the hip, and place it in the jawbone. The body incorporates this bone into the jaw, fusing it with the existing bone and making it stronger. This provides a firm base for us to place the posts for your dental implants. Using Your Own Bone It is possible to use donor bone or even implant synthetic bone into your jaw, but there is always the risk that the body will reject this bone for whatever reason. By using your own bone, this isn't an issue at all. The bone is taken from areas of the body that are strong and healthy, plus the amount of bone taken is often very little. For most people, it's not a problem to remove a little bit of bone from the hip or other area and use it for the dental graft. Want to learn more about bone grafts or find out if you're in need of one? Contact us today to set up an appointment....
All Posts:

Sinus Issues That Can Be the Cause of Your Tooth Pain
Signs You May Have a Broken Tooth
It Is Possible to Grow Your Own Bone Graft in Many Cases
How Weather Can Lead to a Sore Jaw
Who Could Benefit from Nerve Repositioning?
What is Done During Endodontic Surgery?
How Recovery Differs When You Have a Surgical Extraction
How Oral Appliance Can Reduce Sleep Apnea Problems
Oral Surgery Leaves You with Food Restrictions
Signs You May Have a Fractured Jaw
How Often Do We Need to Check Your Mouth for Oral Cancer?
Does Your Underbite Need Fixing?
What Goes Into Removing Impacted Teeth?
Signs Your Toothache is Likely a Dental Abscess Instead of a Cavity
Lying on an Incline Following Oral Surgery Can Speed Up Recovery
Is Sedation Dentistry a Good Option to Help Us Improve Your Oral Health?
Why Do Cheeks Tend to Swell Following Oral Surgery?
What to Do if Your Lower Jaw Protrudes
Tips for Keeping Your Mouth Guard in Great Shape
Tips for Doing a Self-Exam While Looking for Oral Cancer
Could a Cone Beam Improve Your Chances of Successful Dental Implants?
Complications That Can Come from Untreated Abscesses
Can Tooth Pain Stem from Sinus Issues?
Who is Not a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
What X-rays Show When Looking for Oral Cancer
How Bruxism Wears Down Your Teeth
Ear Aches May Be Something to Come Talk with Us About
How Crown Lengthening Can Boost Your Confidence?

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