Category Archives: Oral Surgery
Dentist vs. Oral Surgeon: What is the Difference?
Dentistry is a vast field, and every condition requires specific attention. Choosing the right professional for your oral health requires an understanding of the various specializations. If you experience oral health problems, you may be wondering whether to contact a dentist or an oral surgeon. While both professions sound similar, they have their unique differences. […]
Does Everyone Have Wisdom Teeth?
Teeth typically erupt in stages, starting from incisors and canines to premolars, and molars. Children will develop an initial set of teeth, lose it, and replace it with another set. Wisdom teeth are the last group of teeth to appear, and they develop at the back of the mouth. Most young adults receive their wisdom […]
Recovering from Oral Surgery
Oral surgery is a dental specialty that refers to any surgical procedure performed on your jaw, teeth, and gums. General dentists can conduct some oral surgeries such as tooth extraction, while more complex issues require an expert. Although oral surgery is usually an outpatient procedure, a recovery period is still necessary. If you plan to […]
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Causes and Treatments
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is in use more than any other joint in the whole body, which makes it an easy target for health issues. When these problems cause chronic pain and affect the overall function of the jaw, they are collectively known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). Complications related to the jaw joint head […]
How Oral Surgery is Used to Benefit Your Long-Term Oral Health
Ideal oral health involves making sure that teeth are not only healthy but that the surrounding structures in and around the mouth function correctly. Maxillofacial Surgery, more commonly known as oral surgery, focuses on treating many diseases, injuries, and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws, and hard and soft tissues of the mouth. Oral […]
What is a Bone Graft?
Bone grafting is the surgical procedure that improves areas of the smile deficient in natural bone and involves taking material from another source. The contributing materials can be taken from the patient’s chin or hip or can be outsourced synthetically. While each bone grafting material has unique beneficial properties, the primary function is to allow […]
What Can You Expect Before, During, and After a Dental Implant Surgery?
In the initial planning and consultation stages, your dental surgeon will visually inspect the area in your mouth where the dental implant would go, should it be decided that you need one. They will also examine the area using dental imaging technology such as X-rays and CT scans. Your dental surgeon will also inspect the […]