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A supernumerary tooth is an extra tooth. Most adults have about 32 permanent teeth while children typically have 20 deciduous teeth. The eruption of extra teeth is a disorder called hyperdontia. Affecting up to four percent of the population, hyperdontia can lead to a number...

Bone grafts are common procedures used to improve the health and function of the jawbones. A bone graft might be performed as a preliminary procedure before receiving dental implants or performed after a tooth extraction to give patients the option for receiving implants at a...

A tooth extraction that involves a surgical procedure, such as removal of the wisdom teeth, can result in complications if the patient does not take proper care of the extraction site afterward. Your oral surgeon will send you home with thorough instructions about what to do...

When we think of our oral health, we might not think about our jawbones as frequently as we think of our teeth. Our jawbones play a vital role in oral function and they serve as the support system for all the tissues in the oral...

Facial trauma that results from an injury to the jaw, other facial bones or soft oral tissues can have serious consequences for the function and appearance of your smile if it’s not treated promptly and appropriately. People should do everything possible to prevent the kinds of...

Has your dentist recommended that you see an oral surgeon? If so, you might be wondering what an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) does and why it is necessary to receive oral surgery from a specialist. An OMS possesses advanced education and training to provide...