If you have temporomandibular joint disorder, arthritis, or another problem that makes it difficult for you to open your mouth, you might dread visiting the dentist. However, your next dentist appointment doesn't have to be painful or uncomfortable. Try these tips before you go to the dentist next to loosen up your jaw.
Massaging your jaw and neck can potentially help your jaw to be more flexible, or at least less painful when you open wide.
If you have diabetes, then you know that your condition can be a contraindication for many medical procedures—including dental implants. However, due to improving medical technologies and therapies, you may have a chance to proceed with this option if you have missing teeth.
Why did dental implants typically fail for those with diabetes anyway?
In the past, dental implants could fail in diabetic patients due to osseointegration issues, meaning that the surrounding bone and tissues would be too weak to support the implant.