Tag - Maxillofacial Surgery

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Nervous About Dental Implant Surgery

If simply going to the dentist gives people anxiety, then it makes sense that more serious oral surgery could cause full blown fear. But it doesn’t have to be that way! If you’ve been considering an oral surgery, or your dentist has recommended it, you may have been held back in part by nerves about an oral surgery. We’re here today to help you manage those nerves, and hopefully discard them entirely. We believe that oral surgery can be [...]

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Everything You Need to Know for Your Wisdom Teeth Removal

When you have an impending wisdom teeth removal procedure, it is normal to become stressed and experience some anxiety. However, having the pesky molars removed is one of the most common oral surgeries in the United States. Prepping yourself for what to expect before and after your surgery can make the entire process easier and allow for a more comfortable and speedy recovery. First of all, why do wisdom teeth need to be removed? Before the time of advanced dentistry and [...]

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Perfecting Your Smile with Proper Tooth Care

While overall tooth care may seem obvious to most people, it never hurts to learn from the professionals how to best care for your pearly whites and ensure they stay healthy and happy for years. Simply brushing twice a day isn’t always enough and practicing proper oral care can prevent cavities, gum diseases and even issues that could lead to a need for surgery in the future. Brush up on your tooth care practices with these simple steps: Have the Right Tools [...]

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Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment

In terms of oral health, gum disease – also known as periodontal disease – is one of the most common afflictions of your teeth and gums. While gum disease can cause anything form simple gum irritation to severe damage to the bone and tissue surrounding the teeth, it is important to know what causes it and how to prevent it. What causes periodontal disease? Bacteria and plaque are the most common causes of periodontal disease. Bacteria, when combined with the natural mucus of [...]

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Oral Surgery: How to Prepare for Your Procedure

Before any oral surgery, it’s important to make sure that you’re prepared both physically and mentally for the procedure and recovery. Most oral surgeries are performed with some form of anesthesia so it is best to have bulk of your questions answered prior to your surgery date. Here are a few suggestions to make sure that you’re ready, comfortable and prepped for your procedure. What do I need to do the night before? If you’re preparing to undergo oral surgery, chances are [...]

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Getting Toothy: The Anatomy of Teeth

Many people say their most valuable asset is their white teeth and smile – but what are our teeth actually made of? What makes them shine, sparkle and sit straight in our mouths? Aside from providing a look into what make our teeth -well teeth – learning about the anatomy of a tooth can also help you better care for them and prevent diseases that could jeopardize your smile. What makes up a tooth? Each individual tooth is made up of several [...]

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Teeth Grinding: Silent Symptom of Stress

Teeth grinding, which is sometimes a mystery even to those affected, is often caused by extreme stress and anxiety. Also called Bruxism, teeth grinding can cause several oral health complications ranging from tooth loss, jaw soreness, hearing loss and in severe cases, TMJ or Temporomanidibular Joint Syndrome. What Causes Teeth Grinding? For most, the cause of grating their teeth is stress or anxiety related and occurs while sleeping. In most cases, the person isn’t aware that they have the condition until someone hears the [...]

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Best Post-Wisdom Tooth Removal Treats

Wisdom teeth removal is nearly a rite of passage, and that means there are plenty of traditions to go with it. The (pretty new) requisite Chipmunk Cheek Selfie posted on Facebook is a must, if you’re a teen or college student you get a free pass to skip school, and then of course there are the soft, gooey and often icy cold treats. Forget the diet—if there was ever a time to indulge in all your ice cream, frozen yogurt [...]

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3 Signs of Jaw Misalignment

Mouth pain comes and goes. But a misaligned jaw may be the cause if the pain won’t go away or causes you discomfort on a persistent basis. These bones that make your mouth open and close can be out of whack for various reasons. You may have been born that way, or the problem may be due to an accident or trauma. Routinely overusing the jaw to chew tough food or other foreign objects—such as pencils—also shifts the jaw [...]

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Smoking and Oral Health: Why You Should Quit Today

There’s no denying that smoking is a bad habit. And, the negative effects of smoking on overall health are well known. From cancer to coronary heart disease, smoking claims round 500,000 lives annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you’re a smoker, you might think brushing and flossing regularly minimizes this dangerous and addictive habit’s impact on your oral health. It’s important to note, however, that smoking causes both overt and subtle oral health issues that should be [...]

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