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Patients may be interested in dental implants as a tooth replacement solution when a child loses a permanent tooth. However, children are typically not good candidates for dental implants. Because the jaw develops until the child is in his or her mid-teens, a dental implant...

Orthognathic surgery may seem like a fancy procedure, but it’s really just corrective jaw surgery. An oral surgeon might perform orthognathic surgery to correct a cross bite, underbite or open bite, as well as other issues that prevent the jaws from fitting together properly. Patients...

Wisdom teeth are the targets of almost every elective tooth extraction, and it’s often the initial reason that prompts a patient to consult with an oral surgeon. These teeth are often removed proactively to prevent the multiple problems that can arise from an impacted third...

We understand that financial concerns can often be an issue for patients who are considering some type of oral surgery, but we don’t want money to stand in the way of getting the treatment you need from an oral surgeon. Therefore, we offer a wide...

When we watch professional athletes like football players, we often see them wearing orofacial protective gear like mouthguards and chinstraps. There is a reason why athletes wear protective appliances, it is to protect the oral cavity and lower half of the face from enduring hard...

Did you know that keeping your wisdom teeth could increase your risk for common oral diseases - especially gum disease? Periodontal (gum) disease is a serious threat to your oral health. When this condition goes untreated, it can progress into a very destructive disease that...

Prognathism is a craniofacial abnormality where the lower mandible (jawbone) protrudes outward. This condition can cause the biting surfaces of teeth make improper contact. Prognathism can also strain the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) that connect the lower jawbone to the cranium. When orthodontists and general dentists...

Bruxism is a condition in which patients grind their teeth, often without even being aware of it. It often occurs during sleep, and the patient may only realize a problem is present when a sleeping partner alerts them to the fact. This issue can be...

General anesthesia can help patients maintain maximum comfort during oral surgery, but patients often have many questions about this part of their treatment, especially if they’ve not had much experience with surgery. Here are some of the most common questions that we get about general...