Who Discovered Anesthesia?


Who Discovered Anesthesia?

In a previous post, we explored what oral surgery was like in the times before the invention of anesthesia. But how was it discovered and by whom? Dr. William Morton Although he was never officially rewarded or awarded for his contribution to dentistry, Dr. William Morton is attributed with the initial discovering of general anesthesia […]

Your TMJ Disorder Diagnosis: Now What?

A sharp bolt of pain that travels through your jaw after eating a hard apple or a granola bar. The inability to open or close your mouth after waking up in the morning. These are both signs of a TMJ disorder which affects the Temporomandibular Joint that allows you to move your jaw up, down, […]

Oral Surgery Before the Invention of Anesthesia

Two things that many people too easily take for granted are teeth and anesthesia. In modern times, most people are used to the concept of anesthesia; it’s something that’s always been readily available for them. And for people with regularly healthy teeth, they don’t have to think about how much pain can be involved when […]

Symptoms of Mandibular Trauma: Fractures and Dislocation

With traumatic accidents, injury to the mandible (or jaw) is very common. In fact, jaw injuries are the third most frequent facial injury following nose and cheekbone fractures. Two different types of jaw injury – jaw fractures and jaw dislocation – often occur as a result of accidents like falls, car accidents, contact sport injuries, […]

What to Ask Your Oral Surgeon Before Wisdom Tooth Extraction

As one of the most commonly performed oral surgeries, wisdom tooth extraction can be anxiety inducing for someone who has never had surgery before. Understanding the procedure and knowing how to prepare yourself, both mentally and physically can help calm your nerves and make the experience as smooth and easy as possible. Questions to Ask […]

Is There an Age Restriction for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the best option for anyone who wishes to replace missing teeth because they truly are the closest thing to natural teeth. The dental implant procedure is the only tooth replacement option that does not disrupt a person’s existing teeth and facial structure, but instead, it allows the patient to eat, speak, laugh, […]

TMJ Disorder: Foods to Avoid

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a painful condition that includes popping and clicking of the jaw joint. Though there are many different factors that contribute to the development of TMJ Disorder, there are certain foods that can be making your TMD worse. In order to lessen the pain of TMJ disorder, it is best to […]

Is Sedation Safe?

At Austin Oral Surgery, we offer many different sedation options and work with you to determine the best option for your surgery and comfort level. Our sedation options include: Nitrous Oxide — Nitrous Oxide is probably the most well-known form of sedation, and is also popularly known as “laughing gas.” Is has both a euphoric and […]

Avoiding Facial Trauma from Car Accidents

Car accidents are one of the most common causes of facial injuries. As there are more accidents during the holiday season due to the increase of vehicles on the road, it is important to stay vigilant when you find yourself in traffic, either as a driver, a pedestrian or a biker. Left Turn Danger Facial […]

Differences Between TMJ Disorder and Bruxism

TMJ disorder (also referred to as TMD) and bruxism are two different conditions that can both have a negative effect on the proper functioning of the mouth and oral health. People that suffer from bruxism grind their teeth. TMJ disorder is a condition that involves pain and improper functioning of the muscles and joints that […]