Preparing For Dental Implant Surgery: What You Should Know

Preparing For Dental Implant Surgery: What You Should Know

About 3 million people have dental implants each year and that number is growing by 500,000 annually. While the process isn’t incredibly invasive, it does help to understand how to prepare and what to expect before the day of the procedure. With that in mind, here are just a few tips on how to best prepare for your dental implants procedure. Dietary Restrictions First, if you will be sedated during the procedure, your oral surgeon will advise you not to eat or drink anything for 8 hours prior to the procedure. This helps to keep nausea symptoms at bay after the procedure is over and you reawaken. If you’re just […]

TMJ Headaches: The Basics

Headaches affect millions of people in the U.S. every day. The cause of these headaches can be a mystery for many people and one of the last places you might consider would be your jaw. Yet, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can cause severe headaches leading to a chronic problem. What Are TMJ Headaches? It can be difficult to determine the difference between general headaches and TMJ headaches. Tension in the jaw can cause tension in the TMJ muscles on the top of the head, which you might experience as a TMJ headache. TMJ pain may be more common than you think: according to the American Migraine Foundation, 1 in 10 […]