Posts by Lawrence Falender
What Causes Wisdom Tooth Pain?
In Part One of a two-part series on wisdom teeth, Dr. Lawrence Falender looks at the signs that indicate you may need to have your wisdom teeth extracted. As we head into summer, most oral surgeons become increasingly busy with the removal of 3rdmolars (commonly referred to as wisdom teeth). Why? Probably because the vast…Read More
Tips for Recovering from a Tooth Extraction
Preparing for a tooth extraction? No need to worry. Here are some helpful aftercare tips to ensure a smooth recovery. Common Reasons for Tooth Extraction There are many reasons why dentists will recommend the removal of a tooth such as impacted wisdom teeth or crowding. In the case of wisdom teeth, your dentist will recommend…Read More
Indianapolis Dentist Explain Symptoms And Treatment of TMJ
Do you hear a clicking sound when you yawn? Does it hurt to chew? Does your jaw freeze up? You may be suffering from symptoms of TMJ. Located in Indianapolis, Dr. Falender of Indianapolis Oral Surgery & Dental Implants Center offer treatment options for patients experiencing TMJ. What Is TMJ? Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is…Read More
6 Exercises to Ease TMJ Pain
If your jaw often clicks, locks or hurts when you open and close your mouth, or you have unexplained aches in your head, neck or ears, you might have a TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the two joints that connect your lower jaw to your upper jaw. Strain or injuries to these joints…Read More
Why Wisdom Teeth Are So Troublesome
Having Wisdom Teeth Issues? Wisdom tooth/teeth (3rd Molars or 8s as they are known in dental terminology) grow at the back of your gums in the back of your mouth, they are the last teeth to come through between the ages of 17-25 and for most of us we will have four wisdom teeth – one in each quadrant. As wisdom…Read More
Jaw Joint (TMJ) Disorder Can Cause Problems Day And Night!
During sleep, we’re unaware of what is going on physically since, well, we’re asleep! We assume our bodies are relaxed and at rest, inside and out. Although our muscles are at a state of rest and our internal systems are under less demand than when we’re awake, certain functions are actually operating at a busier…Read More
Best Foods for TMJ in Indianapolis
Temporal Mandibular Joint disorder (TMJ) is a disorder of the jaw joints which creates jaw and bite alignment malfunctions in individuals suffering from this dental disorder. TMJ is caused by a number of things like grinding teeth, clenching your jaw, living a high stress lifestyle as well as wearing down of the jaw bone and…Read More
Treatment For TMJ In Indianapolis
What Is TMJ Disorder? The temporomandibular joints, referred to as TMJ, are the joints and muscles in the jaw that make it possible to open your mouth, close your mouth, and chew food. There is a TMJ located on each side of the jaw with a disc between the ball and socket. This disc acts…Read More
Does Your Teeth Make You Want To Hide Your Smile?
Do you have Multiple Dental Complications? or Does Your Teeth Make You Want To Hide Your Smile? Dr. Falender At Indianapolis Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center specializes in Full Mouth Reconstruction procedures that can give you a Smile Makeover. Do You have any of the following Imperfections: Broken or missing teeth Worn teeth from grinding or acidic foods Bite…Read More
What Patients Should Know About Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry
Sometimes dental care can prove quite stressful for people, especially if they suffer from anxiety or fear when it comes to dental visits. Thankfully there are many options out there to improve patient experience at the dentist’s office. A skilled Oral Surgeon will work to reduce potential stress and anxiety during different phases of treatment, using…Read More