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Wisdom Teeth: Why Have Them Removed?

Your wisdom teeth are part of your oral construction, but they can be very troublesome as well. In fact, around 10 million wisdom teeth are taken out of around 5 million people in the United States every single year. Oral surgery is a common procedure used in wisdom teeth removal. While you are debating on […]

Why Has Your Dentist Suggested Jaw Surgery for TMJ Treatment?

If you have been diagnosed with TMJ disorder and have not responded to conservative TMJ treatment options, you may have to see an oral surgeon for jaw surgery. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder can be a painful condition that requires jaw surgery to repair. Typically jaw surgery is the permanent solution to the problem, but other […]

How Wisdom Tooth Extraction Helps with Tooth Pain

When you have tooth pain, it can be hard to think of anything else other than the excruciating discomfort. Your wisdom teeth may be to blame for much of your oral health concerns. Fortunately, these problems can be dealt with as an outpatient procedure by your dentist. In fact, about 5 million of these procedures […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal: What Do I Need To Know

It may be time to have your wisdom teeth removed if you’re between the ages of 17 and 25. These teeth are your third and final set of molars, and sometimes they can become impacted and painful. The good news is that having your third molars removed is a common procedure and you’ll benefit greatly […]

Why It’s Beneficial To Maintain Regular Dentist Visits

For a lot of people of all ages, visiting the dentist is scary, stressful, and overwhelming. It’s a shame because regular dentist visits are an important part of maintaining not only dental health, but overall health. But just because the dentist can be scary does not mean it has to be. Thanks to advances in […]

TMJ Disorders: What Are They And What Do They Mean For My Jaw?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is what connects your jawbone to the rest of your skull and serves as a sliding hinge for your mouth to open and close. You have one TMJ on either side of your jaw. Unfortunately, some people suffer from TMJ disorders. These disorders can cause pain in the jaw and facial […]

4 Myths About Your Wisdom Teeth, Busted

Every year, many Americans make an appointment with an oral surgeon to have their wisdom teeth removed. Although it’s a normal procedure that doesn’t take long, there are many misconceptions that can keep someone from visiting an oral surgeon when they need to. To help you feel more comfortable making your own wisdom teeth removal […]

9 Tips for a Better Recovery From Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery

Every year, there are about 10 million wisdom teeth taken out of five million mouths in the United States, according to the American Public Health Association (APHA). There are a variety of reasons dentists recommend their patients undergo the wisdom teeth removal procedure. They include infection, tooth crowding, disease, and cavities. Often the wisdom teeth […]

Three Facts About Jaw Problems and Jaw Surgery

Going to the dentist or oral surgeon may be scary, but could alleviate symptoms suffered by many people. Jaw surgery may be an option to treat some conditions and symptoms that are caused by improper alignment of the jaw, such as a misaligned bite, speech problems, protruding jaw or weak chin, and difficulty breathing. Here […]

Dental Implants: Four Good Reasons to Have Oral Surgery

While you are at your check-up, the dentist informs you that you need a procedure. Whether it is a dental implant procedure, an oral bone graft or a surgical tooth extraction, this is not the news you really wanted to hear.  What do you do next? The first thing you need to do is find […]