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Dental emergencies and facial trauma can negatively impact people’s lives in various ways. From inhibiting oral function to producing significant discomfort, dental emergencies are typically unpleasant and painful. Fortunately, facial trauma and dental emergencies can be prevented. Consider the following tips to safeguard your oral...

The development of abscesses in wisdom teeth is a common complication that occurs when wisdom teeth do not erupt properly and/or are retained. An abscess is a type of infection that occurs inside a tooth when pus (the by-product of an infection) collects in its...

Did you know that our teeth are meant to last a lifetime with proper care? Sometimes, however, life and oral disease get in the way of maintaining healthy teeth. While many people may not be able to keep all their teeth for a lifetime, there...

When your jaws are not properly aligned, your smile is not functioning as efficiently as it could for actions like chewing and speaking. In such cases, jaw surgery can help to improve these oral functions in patients. Jaw surgery can be used to correct a number...

An important element of a successful oral surgery experience is knowing what to expect in the post-operative recovery period. Swelling is one part of that. Fortunately, patients can take steps to manage this symptom. During the first 6-9 hours, we recommend that you apply an...

Broken or damaged teeth are more common than you might think, and often these negative consequences result from harmful dental habits. Fortunately, if you kick these bad habits to the curb (or don’t pick them up to start with!), you can avoid the need for...

Because patients often pursue wisdom teeth removal in their late teens or early twenties, this procedure is almost considered to be a rite of passage into early adulthood. It is recommended that patients have their wisdom teeth removed by age 25. After that point, the...