Sunday, January 21, 2018

Life After Oral Cancer

Did you have oral cancer that has left you missing part of your jaw? Or have you experienced other dental problems from chemotherapy or radiation that have impacted your smile? You have options. Dr. Judy Strutz and her team have extensive experience in reconstructive options for oral cancer and other dental problems that impact patients after their cancer treatment and surgery. There are a variety of treatment options that can now be helpful in order to treat this type of problem.

If you are in need of bone augmentation due to missing jaw bone it may be an option to use bone from another location in order to rebuild the jaw. The important thing is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Strutz in order to determine what is going to be the best plan moving forward in order to support you and your dental needs. The dental options a few years ago are not the same as they are now and the doors have opened into other options to improve your smile.

Sometimes even dental implants are an option after the jaw surgery has been done, and can replace missing teeth. They are placed in the jaw with screws that help them stay in place. This replaces the need for removable devices. But having said that, don’t say no to a removable appliance, because that might just be the right choice to bring back the facial contours. In any event, there are options and you would do well to explore yours.

For more information on dental procedures and oral cancer, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

What Is Maxillo-Facial Prosthodontics?

You may have heard that a prosthodontist is a dental specialist who works on restoring your smile, and that is exactly what Dr. Judy Strutz specializes in, but she also trained order to be able to better support her patients who are impacted by oral cancer.

When an individual is impacted by oral cancer, they may require a prosthesis for the face. By reconstructing this area, it can allow a patient an opportunity to eat, swallow and even have normalcy of speech that wouldn’t be there otherwise. By applying a prosthesis, you may be able to resume normal day to day routines and get your life back to where you want it.

Individuals who have trauma in the facial area, from an injury or even from birth may also benefit from her advanced training and experience. No matter why the situation exists, Dr. Strutz and her team can help you to figure out the best way to treat and restore the facial area. She is committed to helping patients reach their goals and she stands behind her product.

For more information on Maxillo-Facial Prosthodontics, contact Dr. Strutz and her team.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Don’t Take Chances With Your Oral Health

The new year is here and now is your time to start it out right. Don’t take chances with your oral health this year. It can be easy with the day to day stuff to forget about visiting your dentist, or making that appointment with your cosmetic prosthodontist, Dr. Judy Strutz, but your oral health is connected to how your body feels every day. Ensure you do these 5 things and keep your dental health in order. 

1.     Get an oral cancer screening. Make sure if there are any concerns that you get things taken care of quickly by talking to Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.
2.     Brush and floss regularly. There is no better health habit that ensures your smile is in great shape. 
3.     Eat healthy food. Healthy foods help keep your smile healthy. Make sure to eat your fruits and vegetables. 
4.     Drink water. Drinking water can remove food from your teeth and prevent you from getting dry mouth. 
5.     Don’t forget to drop by your cosmetic dentist’s office and get a consultation to determine what options you have to improve your smile. 

For more information about your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.