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What To Expect After Wisdom Teeth Removal

 

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 […]

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 […]

Common Problems With Dentures That Implants Can Solve

Losing a tooth is always a traumatic experience, whether it’s due to tooth decay or an accident. To replace lost teeth, dentures used to be the standard. While dentures are a good option for replacing teeth in a reasonably natural way, they do come with their fair share of problems. Common Problems Among Denture Wearers […]