Dry Socket after a Tooth Extraction

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The best thing you can do for your teeth is to keep them. Because of that, our dentist, Dr. Kevin Oakes may do everything possible to avoid an extraction. But sometimes a tooth is too damaged or diseased to save, and then it must be extracted. Normally, you should be able to recover after an… Read more »

Sleep Apnea and Its Effect on Your Dental Health

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder caused by interrupted airway interruptions or obstructed airways while you sleep. Sleep apnea disorder occurs in many individuals and should be treated as soon as symptoms begin to show. Although symptoms can often be difficult to spot, there are a few risk factors for sleep apnea to know about…. Read more »

What’s Your TMJ IQ?

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At Dental Arts of Frederick, Dr. Kevin Oakes and our team are happy to help our patients in Frederick, Maryland, and the surrounding areas with excellent oral care to help you build a healthy smile. Today we would like to answer some common questions regarding TMJ. So, let’s begin! What is TMJ? The joint which connects your jaw… Read more »

The Facts About Bruxism

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Are you frequently waking up to sore jaw or to headaches? Do you suffer with sensitive teeth and earaches throughout the day? Sadly, these could all be symptoms of bruxism, which is also commonly known as teeth grinding. This can be a serious problem that should be addressed by a professional as quickly as possible…. Read more »