You Don’t Have to Undergo Oral Surgery

 

Prevention is better than cure – this is a statement that couldn’t be any truer. There are various kinds of oral diseases that can give you the need to sit on your dentist’s chair for hours as you undergo treatment. These diseases range from impacted teeth, to jaw-growth conditions, to tooth loss, or even as simple as ill-fitting dentures.

You can prevent these conditions and prevent the need to experience oral surgery. Here are some tips on how you can do so.

Keep gum disease away.

Generally, 30 percent of us are susceptible to acquiring gum disease, so it best to prevent it from happening while we still can. Good oral hygiene is always the key to preventing gum disease. It can also prevent gingivitis from developing into a more severe condition called periodontitis. Proper and regular brushing and flossing each day can do the trick.

Don’t make cavities a problem.

After common cold, tooth decay ranks second in the most prevalent diseases, says ADA spokesperson Matthew Messina. With proper oral care, you can greatly prevent any decay from happening. However, if you are prone to such, fluoride treatments or sealants will prove quite useful.

Avoid TMJ.

TMJ can be caused by clenching the jaw or teeth grinding. When you notice that you have such habits, consult your dentist right away. You may be required to wear mouth guards or a splint. These will reduce any pressure on the area.

If worse comes to worst, you can always seek professional help. Call us at (713) 330-7700 to book an appointment with our dental specialists!

 

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