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Follow These Tips to Help Prevent Jaw Injuries

Jaw injuries caused by facial trauma can cause serious issues that may need to be addressed through oral surgery or some other complex treatment. Fortunately, such injuries often can be prevented by taking a few precautions and using some common sense. The most common causes of jaw injuries include falls, car accidents, physical violence and […]

Are there age requirements for dental implants?

Patients who experience tooth loss as older adults may be concerned that they are too old to get dental implants. Fortunately, as long as the patient has adequate bone tissue to complete osseointegration of the dental implant, there is no upper age limit for this treatment option. There are certain restrictions on children and adolescents […]

Why Oral Health Symptoms Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Your oral health is precious. The oral health system is an integral part of everyone’s daily life. For example, we use our teeth daily for chewing and tearing food. Our teeth also assist with proper pronunciation. In addition to oral function, the tissues in our mouth can become diseased just like other vital systems in […]

TMJ FAQs

Do you experience facial pain? Perhaps your jaw feels tight or makes popping sounds when you open and close your mouth. These symptoms are common side effects of TMJ dysfunction. This condition causes noticeable reduction in oral function along with discomfort in the form of headaches and orofacial pain. Patients with damaged or overworked TMJs […]

Experiencing Tooth Loss? 3 Effects Missing Teeth Have on Your Dental Health

Have you lost teeth? Did you know that tooth loss could have devastating effects on your dental health and wellbeing? Teeth are an important part of our daily lives. They are also an integral part of the oral health system. Since tooth loss has far-reaching effects on oral health and one’s wellbeing, dental health professionals […]

I’m considering dental implants, what questions should I ask my oral surgeon?

Have you suffered from tooth loss? Are you reviewing your tooth replacement options? One of your treatment options is dental implants. These are durable and long-lasting prosthetics that replace a tooth’s root system so that lifelike restorations such as dental crowns can be supported beneath the surface of the gum line. By replacing the roots […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal: Reduce the Risk of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is a major threat to your oral health. When periodontal (gum) diseases progresses undiagnosed and untreated, it can destroy the entire oral health system by causing a systemic oral infection, bone loss, and tooth loss. Gum disease isn’t just destructive; it is common. In fact, about 80% of adults will develop some form […]

Oral Surgery: Understanding Your Sedation Options

Do you have an upcoming oral surgery? Perhaps you are visiting our oral surgeon for a consultation on dental implants, TMJ treatment, bone grafting, wisdom teeth extractions, or jaw surgery. If you have an upcoming consultation or oral surgery, you probably have questions about how you will feel during and after your procedure. Sedation is […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal: What are post-extraction considerations?

Wisdom teeth extractions are routine procedures and the most commonly performed oral surgery. However, like any type of surgery, this treatment is associated with certain post-operative risks. Here are a number of post-extraction considerations for wisdom teeth removal. Prevent post-operative complications: Dry sockets and infection are the most significant risks following wisdom teeth removal, but […]

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 […]