The Oral Surgeon and the Dentist: What’s the Difference?
added on: April 13, 2021
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Do you have a tooth or teeth that are causing you pain? Is there something off about your bite that’s keeping you up at night? Do you need someone to take a look at your mouth, but you’re unsure where to turn or who to speak with? Patients like you… Read More…

Oral Health: Get Your Oral Cancer Screening
added on: January 3, 2020

Did you know that mouth cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide? The sad truth is that oral cancers are more than twice as common in men as in women, and the fastest growing group of oral cancer patients are young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals. Now is the time to… Read More…

Why You Should Remove Your Wisdom Teeth During Summer
added on: June 5, 2017

Summertime is that blissful time of year when most people think of nothing but backyard barbecues, pool parties, and family vacations. While dental procedures may be the last thing you associate with this season, summer is a great time to have your procedures scheduled and performed. Let’s review reasons why… Read More…

What to Know About Tooth Extraction
added on: May 16, 2017

A mouth full of missing teeth is a fact of life for kids. Those gap-toothed smiles are as much a rite of passage as anything in the five to ten-year-old age group. But missing teeth is a real-world concern for adults, too. Adults should understand that losing a tooth is… Read More…

Celebrate Dental Assistant Recognition All Month Long
added on: March 21, 2017

Earlier this month, dental offices around the country celebrated Dental Assistant Recognition Week to honor the hard work that dental assistants put in every day. Dental assistants support dentists and oral surgeons, and often prepare patients for surgery or support extensive cleaning routines. Sometimes they take the lead role in… Read More…

Understanding Each Type of Anesthesia
added on: January 30, 2017

The medical community has made great strides in improving pain management practices over the past two hundred years. While dentists and doctors of the 1800s may have once prescribed opium, morphine, cocaine, heroin, and laudanum to numb the pain of surgery, today’s dental patients have much safer and legal options…. Read More…

Your Oral Surgery Preparation Guide
added on: June 21, 2016

In the past, those with dental pain or abnormalities had to live with the uncomfortable complications or have the damaged teeth pulled. Today, the development of surgical repair and reconstruction techniques allow modern dentists to try to save damaged teeth or correct structural abnormalities. It is important to keep in… Read More…

Understanding Impacted Teeth and When to Extract
added on: May 10, 2016

As teeth descend through the gums, most of them make it into the awaiting open gap without a problem. If a tooth cannot fit in the given space, however, it may start pushing the adjacent teeth to the side or become impacted. This situation is common while wisdom teeth come… Read More…

Your Guide to Understanding TMJ
added on: October 19, 2015

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a condition affecting the joints and muscles responsible for jaw function. If you have TMJ, you’re not alone — an estimated 10 million Americans suffer from this disorder. Although TMJ symptoms can vary in degrees of severity, cases typically include: Clicking and popping sound in… Read More…

The Dangers of Sleep Apnea & Oral Surgery as a Solution
added on: September 24, 2015

Though many people have heard of sleep apnea, many are unlikely to understand fully the trials and dangers posed by this disorder until they, or someone close to them, feels the effects of the condition. When left untreated, sleep apnea can be a life-altering and life-threatening disorder, increasing a person’s… Read More…

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