Types of Wisdom Tooth Impactions

Submitted by on Mon, 05/02/2018 - 8:50
Wisdom tooth impaction is a common, uncomfortable dental problem that affects the third set of molars, which are the teeth at the very back of the mouth. Wisdom teeth typically appear when a person is between the ages of 17 and 21, when their jawbones have grown large enough to fit the third set of Continue Reading

Understanding a Bone Graft: Allograft Vs. Autograft

Submitted by on Mon, 22/01/2018 - 8:18
After an injury to your jaw, face, or teeth, you may be told that you will need to undergo a bone graft procedure. To help relieve some of your anxiety you may feel about this procedure, we will explain what a bone graft is and look at the type most popular types of bone graft Continue Reading

Preventing Periodontal Disease by Avoiding Sugar

Submitted by on Mon, 08/01/2018 - 8:57
No matter how dedicated you are to your oral health, if you continue to eat a lot of sugar you may eventually develop periodontal disease. No amount of brushing and flossing or regular regularly visiting your dentist will help. It is absolutely essential that you dramatically reduce sugar if you wish to maintain your oral Continue Reading

Understanding Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

Submitted by on Mon, 18/12/2017 - 8:21
Because your teeth are so critical when it comes to your general appearance and overall well-being, it’s natural that you would want to replace a tooth when it’s missing. Whether it’s decay, oral disease, or traumatic injury that caused the tooth loss, you’re probably anxious to get a dental implant, bridge, dentures, or another prosthetic Continue Reading

Treating Facial Trauma

Submitted by on Mon, 04/12/2017 - 16:59
How an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist approaches treatment of your facial trauma can determine your recovery and future outlook. When treatment is handled properly, patients feel comfortable and confident that they will not only regain full or partial of the impacted facial area but that their appearance will not be impacted in a negative Continue Reading

Treating Cleft Lips and Palates

Submitted by on Tue, 21/11/2017 - 7:11
  A baby’s lips develop between the fourth and seventh weeks of pregnancy. Completely formed lips are important for a normal facial appearance, making sounds, and for creating the proper suction needed for nursing or bottle-feeding. Different areas of a baby’s face, including the left and right sides of the lips and roof of the Continue Reading

Consequences of Sleep Apnea and How Your Oral Surgeon Can Help

Submitted by on Tue, 07/11/2017 - 7:04
People are all too quick to brush snoring aside and think it is a normal bodily function. Unfortunately, excessive and loud snoring could be an early sign that you are suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a type of sleep disorder which can have serious, not to mention potentially fatal, consequences. It occurs when Continue Reading

Are You a Candidate for Wisdom Tooth Removal?

Submitted by on Wed, 18/10/2017 - 8:43
Some patients have the idea that everyone must have their wisdom teeth removed, but in many cases, patients are able to go their entire life without a problem from their wisdom teeth. However, in some patients, the teeth will need removed at some point, and waiting too long can have some serious consequences. Are you Continue Reading

Applications of Bone Grafting in Oral Surgery

Submitted by on Wed, 04/10/2017 - 16:40
Dental implants provide patients who are missing one or more teeth with a long term solution that will restore their smile. Before an oral surgeon can even begin the process of placing the dental implant in the mouth, he or she must make sure there is enough bone to support the implant. If it is Continue Reading

Discovering and Diagnosing Oral Cancer

Submitted by on Wed, 20/09/2017 - 14:40
Early detection of oral cancer is vital to improving your health. The earlier the cancer is diagnosed, the faster you can get into treatment. Unfortunately, many individuals overlook the signs and symptoms of oral cancer which leads to a delay in both diagnosis and treatment. Understanding the signs and symptoms of oral cancer can help Continue Reading