Wisdom Teeth and Pericoronitis

Have you heard of the term pericoronitis? Coming from the words “perio” (for surrounding teeth) and “corona” (for crown), the term can be broken down to tooth crown disease. Also known as operculitis, pericoronitis is the inflammation of the soft tissues which surround erupting pearly whites, often wisdom teeth. When the soft tissues covering teeth… Read more »

What You May Be Wondering About Dental Implants

If you have lost one or more permanent teeth, our oral surgeons may recommend a dental implant. A dental implant is made up of a titanium implant post, which is surgically placed in the jawbone, a dental restoration, like a dental crown, and a dental abutment, which connects the post and the restoration. We are… Read more »

TMJ Disorder Symptoms Might Be Lessened by the Regular Use of a Dental Guard

Inflammation and tension in the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw can sometimes cause significant discomfort. In some cases of TMJ disorder, small common-sense changes in your daily habits can help mitigate symptoms. This could include a diet of softer foods or performing facial stretches. It’s also worth noting that grinding your teeth at night… Read more »

What Makes the Dental Implant Process an Effective Option for Tooth Replacement?

Millions of adult Americans over 30 have lost teeth, and the issue of tooth loss is much more prevalent than many people think. Dental implants have become one of the most popular tooth replacement options thanks to their permanent stability and natural appearance. Our oral surgeons, Drs. Hueler, Lyu, and Sandler begin the process with… Read more »

The Basics of Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth typically arrive between the ages of 17 and 25. However, most people have them removed. Our team here at Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is happy to help you understand why you might want to do the same and how it might work. Here are some reasons you may want to remove your… Read more »

Improving Your TMJ Disorder with Minor Lifestyle Changes

TMJ disorder symptoms often include a dull ache in the muscles in front of the ears, or temples. You may experience discomfort when biting down or the clicking and locking up of the temporomandibular joints. This may have important negative impacts on your quality of life. If you have experienced any of these symptoms or… Read more »

Do You Need Jaw Surgery?

Surgery may be an intimidating word to you, but it is necessary at times so it can help ease any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing, especially when it comes to your jaw. Drs. Hueler, Lyu, and Sandler want to relieve you and return the full function of your jaw with orthognathic jaw surgery,… Read more »

Get Your TMJ Treated Today

Your temporomandibular joint is the hinge connecting your lower and upper jaw together, and is one of the more complex joints of the body, functioning as the tool in moving your lower jaw in any direction. “TMJ” or “TMD” (temporomandibular joint disorder) are often the phrases used to call a problem with this specific joint…. Read more »

A Significant Oral Trauma Might Need First-Aid While Seeking Care

Sports injuries can be significant. They can be especially damaging to your teeth and soft oral tissues if you suffer a blow to the face. The damage to a tooth can be severe if you weren’t wearing a protective mouth guard during the necessary times. Sometimes a dental trauma or dental fracture requires some basic… Read more »

Unconsciously Grinding Your Teeth While Sleeping Can Lead to Multiple Oral Health Problems

Chronic stress can tax the body in a variety of different ways. It can also cause you to unconsciously clench and grind your teeth while sleeping. The excess pressure and forces applied to the biting surfaces of your teeth can sometimes exceed the strength of your tooth enamel. Once a tooth has been chipped or… Read more »