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Taking Care of Your Mouth After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

May 24, 2021

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woman undergoing wisdom tooth removal in Denver

The wisdom teeth (third molars) are the large teeth in the back of your mouth, and they usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. When there isn’t enough space, they can become impacted, which can result in pain and infection. To fix the problem, the typical solution is to extract the tooth. If you undergo wisdom tooth removal in Denver, what can you do afterwards to encourage faster healing?


Important Steps for Preparing for Dental Implant Surgery

May 12, 2021

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woman undergoing dental implant surgery in Denver

You’ve waited patiently to have your missing teeth replaced. Now that the time is drawing nearer for your dental implant surgery in Denver, you’re a little nervous, and you’re wondering what to expect. One way to calm your anxiety is to be better informed. Continue reading to get some important pointers for how to prepare for your surgery.


Recovering from a Wisdom Tooth Extraction: Things to Know

February 19, 2021

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Two extracted wisdom teeth on a white cloth

Once your wisdom teeth are removed, you can look forward to relief from the pain they were causing. However, like with any kind of surgery, it will take some time to recover from the extraction process. Your oral surgeon will give you more specific instructions for wisdom tooth recovery in Denver based on your unique situation, but it’s helpful to know a few things about the process beforehand so that you can start preparing right away. How long will recovery take? And how can you make sure it goes as smoothly as possible? You can find out more by reading on.


6 Activities You Can Do After Wisdom Teeth Extractions

January 18, 2021

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Teenage woman on couch after wisdom teeth extractions in Denver

Are you scheduled to visit an oral surgeon soon to get your wisdom teeth removed? After surgery, your range of activities are going to be limited while your body heals. While the recovery period can be restful, you may start feeling a bit of cabin fever after a couple days. To help fight off boredom, here is a list of the top 6 activities patients can enjoy while recovering from wisdom teeth extractions in Denver.


3 Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

January 2, 2021

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Woman with impacted wisdom tooth pain in Denver holding jaw

Are you experiencing persistent mouth pain but don’t know why? If you are a teenager or young adult, that mystery pain may be caused by impacted wisdom teeth. Oral surgery in Denver to remove troublesome wisdom teeth can help deliver pain relief and prevent future oral health problems. However, how can you tell if your third molars are impacted? Here are 3 warning signs of impacted wisdom teeth – and why you should not delay wisdom teeth removal.


Who is a Good Candidate for TMJ Therapy?

December 13, 2020

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Woman with jaw pain from TMJ in Denver.Does your jaw click or pop when you open and close your mouth? Maybe you live with reoccurring jaw pain? You might have a disorder of the temporomandibular joint which connects your lower jaw to your skull on either side of your face. Unfortunately, there are times the joint can function incorrectly, leading to a variety of symptoms that can decrease your quality of life. When non-invasive solutions aren’t effective for treating TMJ in Denver, it might be time to consider surgery, but are you a candidate? Here’s what you need to know to determine if TMJ surgery is an option for you.


What You Should Know About Removing a Failed Dental Implant

November 17, 2020

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Dentist pointing at model of dental implant

Dental implants are one of the most reliable tooth replacement solutions available today. In fact, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, dental implants have an incredibly high success rate of approximately 95%! However, although rare, dental implant failure can occur. Removing a failed dental implant is often the best course of action to preserve a person’s oral health. Do you feel pain around your dental implant or just feel like something isn’t quite right? Keep reading to learn more about removing a failed implant in Denver.


Do Your Teenager’s Wisdom Teeth Really Have to Come Out?

November 7, 2020

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Dentist examining X-ray before wisdom teeth removal in Denver

Teenagers and young adults go through many rites of passage: getting a driver’s license, graduating from high school, heading off to college or starting their first job. However, there is one common rite of passage that is less glamorous than the others – getting their wisdom teeth removed! Approximately 10 million wisdom teeth are extracted from 5 million people each year in the United States, according to research published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Should your teenage son or daughter be next? Keep reading to learn about wisdom teeth removal in Denver and when it’s recommended.


TMD Is NOT a Rare Disorder? 5 Common TMD Myths Debunked

October 1, 2020

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Facts vs myths blue road sign

With smartphones and social media, answers to many questions about health and illness are just a few clicks away. However, the internet is often filled with misleading statements, half-truths, and just plain old lies. This is true even when it comes to online information about oral care issues like temporomandibular disorders, or TMD. So, how can you separate fact from fiction when it comes to chronic jaw pain? Trust the experts! Below, an experienced oral surgeon debunks 5 common TMD myths in Denver.


Is TMJ Dysfunction Causing Your Migraines? Find Out Here

September 1, 2020

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Woman with migraine holding head in pain

According to the American Migraine Foundation, over 36 million Americans suffer from migraines, a severe and recurring type of headache. Although the causes of migraines are not yet fully understood, recent research has revealed a surprising link between migraines and the jaw – specifically, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Is the pain from frequent migraines impacting your daily quality of life? Then you will want to read the information below on the migraine-TMJ connection and how an oral surgeon in Denver can help deliver relief.

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