Advanced Dentistry

What is TMD/TMJ?

Do any of these sound familiar to you? Frequent headaches Pain or soreness in the jaw Pain in the face, neck, or shoulders Clenching teeth Popping or clicking sound in the jaw when you chew Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) Stuffy or congested ears If one or more of the previous symptoms were familiar with … Read More

4 Reasons For Bone Grafting

In order for dental implants to be successful, the bone under the gums must be tall and wide enough to fully envelope the titanium post. If bone has been lost, a bone substitute or bone graft must be used prior to getting dental implants. This is a simple procedure that allows the results of your … Read More

Tooth Restorations

Tooth restorations are methods in which a dentist can replace or restore missing or damaged teeth. Accidents, injuries, and trauma are common causes why people need tooth restorations. However, gum disease, tooth decay, and dental deterioration are also common reasons why many people find themselves needing tooth restorations. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is a … Read More

Dry Mouth and Your Teeth

Everyone has experienced or will experience dry mouth at some point in his or her life. Nerves, stress, and emotions can often cause the onset of dry mouth, but it will typically go away within a few days. However, some people experience dry mouth a great deal of the time, and it can be uncomfortable … Read More

When Is Your Tooth Beyond Saving?

A tooth can be on the brink of death if it is severely injured or decayed. Whenever possible, it is always best to save your natural tooth. However, when a root canal or other restorative dentistry procedure is unable to save your damaged tooth, an extraction may be necessary. It can be difficult to determine … Read More

Cavity Prevention

Cavities are the most prevalent oral health care issue and will affect most people within their lifetimes. The good news is that cavities are not life threatening and they are easily preventable. Cavities are caused by plaque building up on the enamel of the teeth. Plaque is a bacteria-laden substance that is sticky and can … Read More

TMJ

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (commonly referred to as TMJ) involves pain and/or discomfort in the jawbone and the muscles that connect to it. The temporomandibular joint acts like a sliding hinge that connects the jawbone to the skull. If you put your fingers directly in front of your ears and open and close your mouth you … Read More