Category Archives: Oral Surgery

What You Need to Know about Preventing Oral Cancer

What You Need to Know about Preventing Oral Cancer

Nearly 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. This is a key reason to make regular appointments with your doctor and dentist. As with almost any medical condition, treatment for oral cancer is more effective when it starts early. Oral surgeons often play significant roles in treating the disease. They’re qualified to perform… Continue Reading

9 Foods to Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal

9 Foods to Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth extraction is a fairly straightforward procedure. Since oral surgeons typically use the latest tools and techniques, patients generally don’t have to worry about experiencing significant discomfort after surgery. That said, there is usually a brief recovery period. During this time, you’ll want to eat soft foods. Your oral surgeon can recommend the best… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about Bone Grafting and Dental Implants

What You Need to Know about Bone Grafting and Dental Implants

Caring for your teeth by maintaining a proper oral hygiene regimen is key to preserving your smile. That said, accidents can happen. There are many reasons a person might lose a tooth at some point in life. This is true even if you make every attempt to guard against decay and gum disease. Luckily, losing… Continue Reading

How to Reduce Pain after Oral Surgery

How to Reduce Pain after Oral Surgery

Though you may fear the thought of oral surgery and the recovery process, it doesn’t always involve great amounts of discomfort. Qualified oral surgeons leverage advanced tools and techniques to minimize any pain during and after the procedure. Sometimes oral surgeons prescribe opioid pain medication to help during the recovery period. However, some patients worry… Continue Reading

Spotlight on the Benefits of TMD Surgery

Spotlight on the Benefits of TMD Surgery

Do you ever notice pain or discomfort around your jaw, particularly when undertaking activities that involve opening your mouth wide, such as eating or speaking loudly? Do you find it difficult to open your mouth wide at all? Does it sometimes feel like your jaw is “stuck” in a given position? Perhaps you notice clicking… Continue Reading

Protecting Dental Implants: What You Need to Know

Protecting Dental Implants: What You Need to Know

When people lose one or more teeth, they may have several options to choose from in the form of artificial replacements. One of the most popular choices is dental implants. Because implants look and function just like natural teeth, they can serve as truly permanent substitutes. That said, you still need to be vigilant about… Continue Reading

Major Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Extraction: What You Need to Know

Major Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Extraction: What You Need to Know

Your wisdom teeth are the back molars that erupt later in life than most other adult teeth. That’s how they get their name—they come in when you’re older and “wiser.” Unfortunately, by the time the wisdom teeth erupt, the other adult teeth may be taking up too much space for them to grow in normally.… Continue Reading