Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

 

 

Are YOU a grinder?  Do you often wake up with Headaches?

Did you Know:

Many of us clench and grind our teeth while our sleeping

and don't even realize it.

 Do you frequently wake up with headaches?  We can help.

To learn more about TMJ disorder, visit:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tmj-disorders/DS00355

 

Stroke Prevention

Did you Know:

Managing your Blood Pressure is very important when preventing Strokes. That is partly why we, at HDA, take each and every patients blood pressure before each appointment.  

For More information on Strokes, visit:

http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=SYMP

 

Oral Cancer Screenings, with the Velscope.

Did you Know:

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, about 42,000 Americans were diagnosed with Oral Cancer in 2013?  That is approximately 1 death an hour.  

Oral Cancer Screenings using the Velscope, a device which uses blue fluorescence lighting, helps discover pre-cancerous lesions.

Early detection is Key!  We can help!

 

 

 



When facial reconstruction, including procedures involving the oral cavity, is called for, a specialist is needed. Surgical procedures of the neck and head area are performed by a maxillofacial surgeon.

Common maxillofacial procedures include denture-related procedures and jaw surgery.

Jaw Correction

Protruding chins, crooked or buck teeth or misaligned teeth are good candidates for maxillofacial surgery.

In some people, jaws do not grow at the same rate; one may come in larger than the other, or simply not be aligned properly with other bony structures in the skull. This can cause problems other than appearance issues; an improperly aligned jaw can cause problems with the tongue and lips, and speech and chewing problems as well. Jaw surgery can move jaws into their proper place.

Other kinds of maxillofacial surgery can correct problems with upper facial features such as the nose and cheek.

In addition to correcting jaw problems surgically, orthodontic appliances such as braces may be needed to restore bite relationship and ensure continued proper alignment of the jaw. In some cases, tiny wires or small rubber bands may be needed to keep the jaws in place and promote faster healing. In other cases, small "fixation" screws or plates may need to be inserted in the jaws to facilitate easy movement of the jaws following surgery.

Denture Fatigue

People who have worn dentures for a long time can sometimes experience loss of gum tissue and even bone, mostly from the wear and tear of the appliance on the soft tissues of their mouth.

In extreme cases, maxillofacial surgery, including bone grafts, manipulation of soft tissues or even jaw realignment, may be performed to correct such problems.


Jaw Pain?  We can Help!

Michael Varallo, D.M.D.

625 North Maple Ave.

HoHoKus, NJ 07423

(201) 670-9076