Have you noticed painful sores popping up inside or around your mouth? There are many different types of oral sores, so it can be difficult to diagnose what kind you may be experiencing.
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.
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.
Oral lesions, or ulcers in the oral cavity, are fairly common and can be caused by a wide range of factors and conditions, including localized trauma, such as exposure to an irritating agent, viral, fungal, and bacterial infections, nutritional deficiencies, and diseases, such as Lupus.
A lot goes into getting artificial teeth. After all, there is no one-size-fits-all tooth. Because everyone’s gums and teeth are different, their dentures, veneers and other prosthodontic treatments have to be carefully matched to their individual needs. Crafting the perfect pair of dentures, for example, requires a lot of scientific and medical planning, but it also requires a lot of artistry to make it look the best it can. If you’re considering getting artificial teeth, you can feel confident knowing that the dentists at Rutgers Health University Dental Associates are fully trained in both the science and art of the field.
If you’ve experienced tooth damage or other dental issues, your dentist or prosthodontist may have installed a dental crown. These discreet, tooth-shaped caps are placed over the affected tooth to solve several structural and cosmetic concerns.