Articles posted by Rancho San Diego Dental

5 Aug

Making the Most of Your TMJ Treatments

If you’ve been diagnosed with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, commonly known as TMJ, you might at least be relieved to have an explanation for your painful symptoms. You may have experienced pain in the jaw joint or in the muscles around it; headaches; earaches; facial pain; difficulty chewing and more. Now something can be done about

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23 Jul

How to repair tooth wear caused by bruxism

Do you grind your teeth while you sleep at night? Clench your jaw or gnash your teeth when nervous? You might be one of the millions of people suffering from bruxism and you might not even know it. Bruxism is a medical term for excessive involuntary (or habitual) grinding or clenching of the jaw. Unfortunately,

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26 Jun

What Is Denture Stabilization?

Millions of United States citizens are missing a fair amount of their natural teeth. If a single tooth is missing here and there, the patient can likely get away with replacing a single tooth. However, what happens when several teeth are missing? Needless to say, things can get expensive rather quickly. This is precisely why

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17 May

Dental Implants for Multiple Teeth: What You Need to Know

If you’ve experienced receding or swelling gums, bleeding when brushing your teeth or you lost multiple teeth; you are likely a good candidate for dental implants. Missing teeth are more than simply annoying and uncomfortable. Our teeth provide nutrients and strength to our jaw bones and without those nutrients, bone around the vacant area gradually

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28 Mar

Common Causes of Dental Implant Failure

Dental implants have become the gold standard for tooth replacement in recent decades.  Although not every patient is a good candidate for dental implants, many find this option preferable to removable dentures or even permanent bridgework. Dental implants include a titanium post that bonds with the bone in your jaw, topped by a full crown

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21 Feb

Why is Your Mouth Always Dry?

Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a condition that occurs when your salivary glands don’t produce enough fluid to keep your mouth properly hydrated, leading to reduced flushing of oral surfaces and possibly increased bacterial growth.  In addition to a feeling of stickiness, dryness, or “cotton mouth”, this can result in bad breath, sore throat, and

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