3D Imaging Technology Can Enhance Patient Care

 

3D Imaging Technology Can Enhance Patient Care

Strides in medical technology have greatly improved patient care. Advanced imaging technology has applications in the diagnosing, treatment, and management of oral health conditions. When it comes to placing dental implants and developing treatment plans for corrective or reconstructive surgery, our oral surgeons utilize three-dimensional imaging technology to provide precise and customized patient care. How […]

Oral Surgery: What are my financing options?

Concerns over the costs associated with oral surgery can tempt some patients to delay treatment. Unfortunately, doing so can create problems that are more difficult – and more expensive – to treat in the long run. Your oral surgeon or other members of the team can discuss this topic with you at your initial consultation […]

What To Expect After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom tooth removal is a fairly common procedure that thousands of Americans undergo each year. These teeth are the last in the adult mouth to come in, and there are two on each side of the mouth, two on the top and two on the bottom. Most of the time, these are removed in order […]

Oral Surgery And Heart Murmurs

Have you ever wondered why a dentist or oral surgeon wants a complete record of your medical history? There is a very good reason they need this information. If you are pregnant, they need to know before they take any x-rays. If you have back injuries, they need to know before they lean you back […]

Corrective Jaw Surgery Braces

For most corrective jaw surgery procedures, braces will be necessary for a period of time before, during, and after the procedure. Pre-Surgical Braces Braces are needed before orthognathic surgery to straighten teeth that may have tilted or crowded as a result of a misaligned jaw. Teeth often become tilted and crowded as a way to […]

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, […]

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 […]