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 can’t rectify this condition with orthodontic treatment or restorations, patients… Continue reading What is prognathism and how can it be treated?
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 anesthesia at our office. What does general anesthesia do? In… Continue reading FAQs Regarding General Anesthesia for Oral Surgery
If you think that Botox is just for people who want to camouflage their wrinkles, think again. Botox injections actually have a number of medical benefits, including treating headaches and chronic migraines. In fact, Botox injections can actually prevent headaches before they even start. Patients who are suffering from this problem can consider Botox as… Continue reading Relieving Headaches with Botox
Your first appointment with an oral surgeon can feel intimidating if you’ve never been seen by one of these specialists before, so here are a few suggestions to make the process go more smoothly. Keep in mind that a consultation is just a preliminary appointment involving an examination and possibly additional imaging. This session should… Continue reading Tips to Prepare for Your Oral Surgery Consultation
For certain types of dental care, your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon. These specialists complete extensive training beyond dental school that focuses on the various structures that comprise the jaw and other related facial structures, as well as diseases and conditions that can affect those structures. Through their residencies in this field,… Continue reading Common Procedures Offered By Our Oral Surgeons
CT imaging technology can greatly improve patient care by streamlining the treatment planning process for an oral surgeon. This type of technology allows our surgeon to see a very detailed view of a person’s unique oral anatomy. CT images are three-dimensional and therefore display a comprehensive view of the entire oral cavity. This technology is… Continue reading How is CT technology used in treatment planning for oral surgery?
The discomfort associated with an abscessed tooth can be severe. When teeth are abscessed, they may be beyond repair and might require extraction by an oral surgeon to prevent the spread of the infection throughout the mouth. An oral examination is required to diagnose an abscessed tooth. In addition to documenting a patient’s symptoms and… Continue reading How is an abscessed tooth diagnosed?
You’re probably familiar with many of the ways that stress can negatively impact your health by contributing to conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure and mood disorders. But did you know that jaw pain caused by a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can also be intensified by stress? Patients who are experiencing higher levels of… Continue reading How Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health
Much like the saying the “eyes are the window to the soul”, the same could be said for oral health and general well-being. Research has shown that a healthy mouth is literally a gateway to a healthy body, and many health conditions and oral diseases are linked. Everything from what you eat to how well… Continue reading A Healthy Mouth is a Gateway to a Healthy Body
When our oral surgeons perform certain treatments, various types of sedation may be involved to promote a positive experience and improve one’s care. Since many surgeries and procedures require accuracy and precision, sedation can help our team work without obstruction while our guests rest peacefully. Additionally, sedation—specifically the type delivered orally or through a nasal… Continue reading Oral Surgery: What are my sedation options?