Not having your teeth touch when you bite, also called an open bite or malocclusion, is more common than you may think. Here at AOMS of Hot Springs, we hear lots of patients saying, “My teeth don’t touch when I bite, what should I do?” Many of them ask if they’re destined to live with such issues forever. Some of them worry about their dental health, while others agonize over the esthetics. But the most significant concern all of them have is whether they can effectively treat it. The short … [Read more...] about My Teeth Don’t Touch When I Bite. Can This Be Treated?
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder affects roughly 12% of the American population. In some of these cases, corrective jaw surgery is the answer. Here are some common reasons for corrective jaw surgery as well as who is a good candidate and how this surgery can help TMJ discomfort. What is TMJ? TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, which is the sliding-hinge type joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. Disorders of this joint create pain in and around the jaw, … [Read more...] about Can Corrective Jaw Surgery Fix My TMJ?
Surgeons perform chin reshaping surgery, or genioplasty and sometimes mentoplasty is used to reshape the chin through a surgical procedure. This procedure involves a surgeon either placing a chin implant or reduction of the existing bone of the chin area. After the chin surgery, what can you expect, as far as healing and post-operative discomfort? Surgeons often perform this in a combined procedure which involves chin, neck, and nose reshaping. Why is Chin Surgery Performed? Surgeons … [Read more...] about What To Expect After Chin Reshaping Surgery
What Causes Bone Loss? Has your dentist told you that you do not have enough bone for dental implants? Or are you uncertain if you have enough bone for your dental implants procedure? You may be a patient in need of a bone graft. Bone loss is most often caused by a number of diseases, including periodontal disease or even an infected or missing tooth. If a tooth has fallen out or been extracted, the bone that was previously supporting that tooth will eventually start to … [Read more...] about Bone Grafting Procedures and Recovery
Corrective jaw surgery is performed for a wide variety of reasons, from cosmetics to functional anomalies. Regardless of the reason for the surgery, it is important to know what to expect throughout your procedure, and who is the proper surgeon to perform your surgery. At Arkansas Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons we can lead you through this process. What are the Most Common Reasons for Corrective Jaw Surgery? Corrective jaw surgery is performed for a variety of reasons. Some of the … [Read more...] about The Most Common Reasons for Jaw Surgery
Having your impacted wisdom teeth removed is one of the most common surgeries that most people have completed. It is almost seen as a right of passage when moving from your teenage years into your adulthood. Whether you have impacted wisdom teeth, are just curious about wisdom teeth symptoms, or maybe your dentist has recommended having your wisdom teeth removed, let this be your guide to let you recover from wisdom tooth removal swiftly. We will even help you to better understand why you need … [Read more...] about Tips on Recovering From Wisdom Tooth Removal