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Impacted wisdom teeth are third molars at the back of the mouth that don't have enough room to emerge or grow normally.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Impacted wisdom teeth that are causing pain or other dental problems are usually surgically removed, or extracted. If you have medical conditions that may increase surgical risks, Dr. James Courey of Manalapan NJ will likely ask you to see an oral surgeon who will communicate with your primary care doctor and dentist about the best course of action. Managing asymptomatic wisdom teeth If impacted wisdom teeth aren't causing symptoms or apparent dental problems, they're called asy...Read More

Teens Who Play Video Games More Likely to Have Tooth Decay

Monday, April 26, 2010

A propensity to wolf down sugary snacks and drinks while absorbed in the on-screen action meant gamers who spend long hours with a controller in their hands are twice as likely to develop tooth decay.The University of Iowa study is the latest in a growing list of video game-related ills highlighted by academics, ranging from depression and obesity to violent behavior.The research, which focused on adolescents between the ages of 12 to 16, also found that those who had parental rules regarding sc...Read More

Manalapan Dentist, Dr. James Courey using 3-Technology to Diagnose Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Monday, April 26, 2010

One of the most difficult diagnoses in dentistry is Cracked tooth syndrome. The patient generally presents to us with sharp pain on chewing in a certain area of his mouth, but he frequently cannot tell us which particular tooth hurts. It is generally a back tooth, and it becomes plain which tooth it is when the dentist has the patient bite on piece of wood placed on top of the correct tooth.As a rule, dentists cannot see any problem with the tooth, either clinically (in the mouth or radiograp...Read More

Manalapan Dentist, Dr. James Courey

Thursday, April 1, 2010

When considering a bridge versus dental implants we must take the following factors into account:• Jaw bone resorbtion - Treatment with a dental implant vs. bridges involves placing implants in areas where there are no teeth and by so doing, the bone area is stimulated again and this helps prevent long term bone loss in that area. If a bridge that connects two teeth is used instead of a dental implant, pressure is not applied on the jaw bone! Therefore the bone is not stimulated and begins to sh...Read More

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