Training and Education Received by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

In order to safely and effectively perform oral surgery procedures such as wisdom tooth extraction, dental implant placement and corrective jaw surgery, an oral surgeon must complete a thorough educational regimen that includes both dental school and a post-graduate residency in the specialty. Some surgeons may also to pursue medical doctor degrees to further refine […]

What is Orthognathic Surgery?

Defects in the jaw can affect the appearance of your smile just as much as crooked teeth do, and malocclusions can limit your ability to chew or speak properly. Orthognathic surgery is one intervention that may be used to correct such issues and bring the jaws into proper alignment. Orthognathic surgery is a category of […]

What is orofacial pain and how can it be treated?

Orofacial pain can be very debilitating. This type of pain can affect a person’s everyday life. It also affects one’s ability to enjoy smooth and comfortable oral function. Orofacial pain can originate from different sources and conditions, and its symptoms include any type of discomfort that involves the oral cavity and face. Treating orofacial pain […]

4 Things You May Not Know About Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most popular prosthetics used to address tooth loss. Even though dental implants are very popular, many people have questions about them. From their construction to how they work, here are four little known facts about dental implants. Long Lasting Stabilized dental implants can last for decades, if not the […]

What is bruxism and why does it occur?

Bruxism is the habit of grinding and/or clenching one’s teeth. This habit normally develops after a person repeatedly grinds or clenches his or her teeth as a response to tension, anxiety, or stress. Developing the habit of bruxism is bad for your oral health. It can wear down teeth, contribute to occlusal issues, and cause […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal: What are pre-extraction considerations?

Do you need to have your wisdom teeth removed? If you have an upcoming tooth extraction scheduled, you might be wondering if there are any pre-extraction considerations you need to make. Before any type of surgical treatment, it is important to follow any and all special instructions prior to your appointment. Prior to your procedure, […]

What to Expect During Your Oral Surgery Consultation

Do you have an upcoming appointment scheduled with our oral surgeon? Perhaps you are exploring your treatment options for tooth loss or jaw surgery? An oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) provides numerous treatments and services that help increase oral function and improve quality of life. If you have an upcoming appointment scheduled, following are some […]

All on 4: Why don’t I get my permanent teeth the same day as implants are placed?

All on 4 is a wonderful tooth replacement method for edentulous or soon-to-be edentulous patients. This tooth replacement method involves anchoring full dentures to dental implants to increase oral function and protect bone health. Receiving All on 4 is a process and it is broken into two steps. First, the dental implants are embedded into […]

I don’t snore: Could I still have sleep apnea?

Although loud snoring can be a hallmark of sleep apnea – the condition in which people stop breathing for short periods repeatedly while they are asleep – the absence of that symptom doesn’t necessarily mean that a patient doesn’t have sleep apnea. This condition is defined by the apneic episodes, which can occur when soft tissues […]

Will I still be able to eat my favorite foods with All on 4 Dentures?

Patients who have lost all of their teeth often are concerned about how well they’ll be able to chew their favorite foods after their smiles are restored. Many conventional denture wearers find that their new smiles fall far short of matching the chewing function of their biological smiles. However, a more structurally complete option known […]