It's not only wisdom teeth that can become impacted. An impacted tooth is any tooth that fails to develop in the expected position, within the expected timeframe. Having an impacted tooth can be very uncomfortable when the submerged tooth places pressure on the roots and nerve endings of the adjacent teeth. There's also the effect on eating and speech, not to mention the possible aesthetic effect of having a tooth that is either fully or partially impacted. [Read More]
The Warning Signs Of Sleep Apnea
Do you think that you suffer from having sleep apnea? If so, it may actually be worth talking to your dentist about this problem. Here are some of the warning signs that you should take into consideration so you can take steps to treat your problem. Nighttime Snoring The most obvious warning sign that your partner may notice is snoring during the night. While it may seem like it is something that cannot be prevented, sleep apnea-induced snoring can actually be treated and stopped in many situations. [Read More]
What Options Are Available When Getting Dentures?
Just like the rest of the body ages and becomes weaker, it is not uncommon for the teeth to do the same. Many older people opt to have their natural teeth extracted and have them replaced with dentures. This puts an end to dental problems while still allowing the person the ability to bite, chew, and smile with confidence. The type of dentures that are best for a patient often depends on the severity of the condition of the natural teeth. [Read More]
Avoiding Issues With Your Dental Implants And Surrounding Tissues
Dental implants are commonly used as the replacement of missing teeth. The implants are metal devices that are inserted into the jawbone, taking the place of natural tooth roots. The metal used for the fabrication of the devices is titanium, which is biocompatible. Thus, an implant is not typically rejected by the body. In fact, the placement of a dental implant is almost always successful. Still, a dental implant and the tissue surrounding it must be properly cared for in order to avoid issues with the device. [Read More]