Defining Distraction Osteogenesis

Submitted by on Thu, 20/08/2015 - 15:40
In the world of oral and facial surgery there are a lot of long words that get thrown around. The surgical procedures we perform are very complex and because they all involve facial bones, are very important to perform correctly. Even though they have long, scary names, the surgeries themselves are very fascinating. One surgery, Continue Reading

What to Expect After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Submitted by on Mon, 10/08/2015 - 11:27
When most people think about the hours and days after wisdom teeth removal numb, swollen faces and YouTube videos of loopy patients may come to mind. As funny as watching a sibling or friend come home from a wisdom teeth extraction may be, it’s a serious surgical procedure and the post-operative care is extremely important. Continue Reading

8 Signs You May Have Sleep Apnea

Submitted by on Tue, 04/08/2015 - 13:43
For the 18 million Americans suffering with sleep apnea, a night’s sleep can be anything but restful. Those with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have disrupted sleep and low blood oxygen levels. When OSA occurs, the tongue is sucked against the back of the throat, which blocks the upper airway and airflow stops. This causes the Continue Reading

Treating a Cleft Palate

Submitted by on Tue, 28/07/2015 - 14:20
Thousands of babies are born with cleft lips and palates every year in the United States. They are the most common birth defects. Although doctors are unsure of what exactly causes this facial malformation, experienced oral surgeons are sure of how to correct them. Cleft palates and lips occur in early pregnancy, around four to Continue Reading

The Procedure Before Prosthetics

Submitted by on Wed, 22/07/2015 - 12:44
Receiving full or partial dentures is always exciting for our patients. It can mean an end to difficulty eating or speaking, and especially a new found confidence in your smile. However, many times a pre-prosthetic surgery is necessary before the placement of a prosthesis to ensure the new teeth fit correctly and will give you Continue Reading

Seven Truths About Wisdom Teeth

Submitted by on Mon, 20/07/2015 - 14:32
As your trusted oral surgeon, we believe it’s important for our patients to have all the facts before they undergo a procedure or surgery. No surgery is filled with as many myths and mystery as the the removal of Wisdom Teeth. To better serve our patients, and the world at large, here are seven truths about Continue Reading

Four Tips to Recover from a Tooth Extraction

Submitted by on Thu, 16/07/2015 - 15:57
Many people undergo tooth extractions every year. The reasons behind each extraction are different; some are to relieve patients from the pain of an impacted wisdom tooth, others to make room for dental implants or surgery. Whatever the case, extraction can be a painful procedure to recover from. We want our patients to recover quickly Continue Reading

Faster Recovery With Platelet Rich Plasma

Submitted by on Tue, 23/06/2015 - 14:33
If we told you the use of your own tissue could speed up your post-surgery recovery would you believe us? With today’s medical advances this doesn’t come to a surprise to many but it’s true, the use of platelet rich plasma, or PRP, harvested from your own blood can hasten your recovery. Traditionally separating platelets Continue Reading

The How and Why of Bone Grafting

Submitted by on Tue, 16/06/2015 - 17:04
For people who have had teeth extracted or are suffering from jawbone loss, receiving dental implants is unattainable unless a bone graft is performed. Bone grafting is an amazing technology that can help many people, especially those who would benefit from dental implants. This process is pretty incredible. When you’re missing teeth, your jawbone is reabsorbed Continue Reading

Detect Oral Cancer Early By Noticing These Four Symptoms

Submitted by on Mon, 08/06/2015 - 14:45
Our mouths are just as susceptible to cancer as the rest of our bodies. More than 45,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year, and it will cause nearly 8,000 deaths. While this cancer is one of the more aggressive cancers, it can be treated with early detection. If you ever experience any of Continue Reading