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

October 1, 2020

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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.


Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

August 25, 2020

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When it comes to wisdom teeth, many think of swollen cheeks and resting in bed with their favorite ice cream during the recovery process. Since 90% of patients have at least one impacted wisdom tooth, it is not surprising that the extraction process is the first thing that comes to mind. However, since roughly 85% of patients will eventually need to have their wisdom teeth removed, many wonder why we have them in the first place. If you have asked yourself the same question or are having trouble with your wisdom teeth in Denver, then keep reading!


The 2 Types of Wisdom Tooth Extractions

August 21, 2020

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wisdom teeth that have been removed by an oral surgeon in Denver being magnified in a dental mirror

Depending on how your wisdom teeth grow in, you may require one of two different extraction methods. To accommodate the position that they grew in at, your oral surgeon may need to conduct a surgical or simple wisdom tooth extraction in Denver. Read on to learn more about why you may need to have your third molars removed and how it can benefit your oral health in the long-run. 


Should I Have All of My Wisdom Teeth Removed at Once?

June 20, 2020

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It’s a story you’ve probably heard plenty of times: all too often, wisdom teeth don’t come in correctly and must be removed. Such extractions are necessary if you want to prevent the pain and dental damage that an impacted tooth can cause. However, since most people have four wisdom teeth, it begs the question: should you have them all extracted during the same procedure, or should you schedule a separate visit for each tooth? Read on to learn everything you’ll need to know before planning your wisdom teeth removal in Denver.


How to Know If Your Wisdom Teeth Are Erupting

May 16, 2020

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Young man in need of wisdom tooth removal in Denver.

Wisdom teeth may have had a purpose in the past, but today they are more likely to cause problems. While they have proved useful to our ancestors who had rough diets and no access to modern dental care, people today are often better off without them. If you aren’t sure if your wisdom teeth are erupting or if you need wisdom tooth removal in Denver, here’s what you should keep in mind.


Do Dental Implants Look Natural? Learn from an Oral Surgeon!

April 16, 2020

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An older couple with dental implants in Denver smiling outside.

Dental implants have an incredible amount of versatility, not only because of their function, but their appearance as well. One of the most common questions that oral surgeons get about dental implants in Denver is whether or not they will look natural once they are placed. When placed by a professional, dental implants can be entirely indistinguishable from natural teeth. Even if there are no teeth left in the top or bottom arch, tooth replacements can still look like a natural part of your appearance. Keep reading to learn how!


Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed? Here’s What to Expect!

February 18, 2020

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Woman with blonde hair smiling while sitting down

Whether you just got your wisdom teeth in Denver removed, or you have an upcoming procedure, it’s important to understand the proper steps to take for a smooth recovery. Wisdom teeth get their name because they don’t develop until you’re in your teens or twenties—much later than the rest of your smile. Their removal will help you avoid damage to your teeth and pain from crowding. Keep reading to learn more about wisdom teeth and what you can expect during your recovery.


Can Dental Implants Fail?

November 26, 2019

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woman with dental painNow, you have more options than ever to treat tooth loss. Besides traditional solutions, like bridges, partials, or dentures, you now have another treatment available. Dental implants in Denver have quickly become the preferred choice to replace teeth because they replicate the entire tooth structure, including the root. As a result, they are the most reliable solution to make a long-term investment in your dental health. Unfortunately, although it is rare, they can fail. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your new smile thrives.


Recovering from Facial Trauma After a Car Accident

October 13, 2019

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shocked man after car accident

Every time you get into a vehicle, you are at risk. Even the most cautious, skilled drivers may suddenly find themselves in a collision. Just like that, in the blink of an eye, everything can change. If you have recently found yourself in such a situation, you may be wondering what your next steps are, especially if you suffered facial trauma in Denver. How can your facial structures regain their appearance and function? A qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeon may be the perfect person to help you. Let’s discuss how such a doctor might approach your treatment.

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