Expose and Bond for Impacted Teeth

While wisdom teeth are often impacted, other teeth can be impacted as well. An impacted tooth is simply one that has been blocked from entering the mouth. Because of the placement and difficulties of caring for wisdom teeth, many oral and maxillofacial surgeons recommend their removal. Other impacted teeth can be brought into proper position through an […]

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Oral Pathology vs. Oral Cancer

Oral Pathology vs. Oral Cancer The discovery of a cyst or sore during an oral self-exam may be upsetting. If you discover a suspicious lump, sore or lesion, promptly make an appointment for an examination by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Most oral pathologies are not cancerous, but each should be diagnosed by an OMS. […]

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What is TMJ?

TMJ and Facial Pain The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint located in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet. The joint permits the lower jaw to move and function. The TMJ is the most constantly used joint in the body. TMJ disorders are not uncommon. Individuals with a TMJ […]

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Why Visit an OMS?

While it might be common knowledge when and why to visit a general practitioner or a dentist, what prompts a patient to visit an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS)? As experts in face, mouth and jaw surgery, OMSs treat a range of conditions, including: Many people have their wisdom teeth removed by an OMS. Dental implants are placed […]

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Wisdom Teeth FAQ

Nine out of 10 people have at least one impacted wisdom tooth, making wisdom tooth extraction a common outpatient surgery. It’s normal to have questions before and after wisdom tooth removal, and these frequently asked questions about wisdom teeth are a place to start. What Are Wisdom Teeth? Wisdom teeth are a person’s third set […]

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Bone Grafting and Membranes

Bone grafting can be used in medical/dental procedures, such as tooth extractions, dental implant placement, facial trauma treatment and reconstructive surgery of the mouth, face and jaws. The goal of bone grafting is to provide good quantity and quality of bone at the desired site for proper form and function. Bone grafting to facilitate dental implant therapy enables patients improve their […]

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What is an OMS?

What is an OMS? An OMS – also known as oral and maxillofacial surgeon – is the surgical expert of the dental profession. OMSs’ extensive education and training, surgical expertise and understanding of esthetics and function qualify them to treat diseases, defects, injuries and esthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws and face. The first […]

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