Dental Treatments


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Accidents and injuries can change your smile in an instant. That’s because accidents can cause chipped, broken and loose teeth. They can also cause teeth to get knocked out partially or completely. Crowns may come loose or fall off, and, if the person was wearing braces at the time, the brackets and wires could be damaged as well. There may also be fractured or broken bones, soft tissue injuries and disfigurements of the mouth, jaw and face. The experts at Rutgers Health University Dental Associates see cases like this all the time. They know firsthand just how important it is to get treatment after a dental emergency.

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Your third molars, also called your wisdom teeth, are infamous for causing a variety of problems. Unfortunately, most wisdom tooth complications aren’t obvious until the damage is too serious to reverse. While leaving wisdom teeth in might seem safe, you could already have an invisible issue which will cause more problems later on.  Normally, your general dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon when recommending the extraction of wisdom teeth. Here, Rutgers Health University Dental Associates describes a few common complications you can avoid by having your wisdom teeth removed sooner.

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Many people live with their wisdom teeth all their lives. However, many others undergo wisdom teeth removal to help keep their mouths healthy and comfortable. With so many opportunities to experience wisdom teeth pain, many professionals recommend that patients have their impacted wisdom teeth extracted before their quality of life is affected. Here, Rutgers Health University Dental Associates reviews some of the realities of living with wisdom teeth, as well as the steps you can take to alleviate any complications.

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The connection of your lower jaw to the skull is the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. You have two of these joints, one on each side of the head, which allows you to control the movement of your jaw so you can chew and talk. There are a few different factors that can cause you to feel pain in these joints, which are collectively called TMJ disorder. 

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It’s no secret that your body is going through a lot of changes during pregnancy – after all, you are growing a new human life! You’ve been warned about the hormonal fluctuations, swollen ankles, and strange cravings that hit when you least expect it. But have you given any thought to how pregnancy affects your mouth and teeth? If not, Rutgers Health University Dental Associates can help you.

woman clutching jaw in pain

Facial nerve pain can cause intense discomfort and make everyday activities, like brushing your teeth, applying cosmetics, or eating more difficult. If you’re experiencing facial pain, an orofacial specialist can help diagnose your condition and determine which treatment will be most effective. Here, Rutgers Health University Dental Associates explain the diagnosis of facial nerve pain and how you can find relief.