Tips to Improve Your Chances of A Smooth Recovery After Wisdom Teeth Removal

As is the case with any oral and maxillofacial surgery, wisdom teeth extraction requires a certain period of healing, and the patient may face the risk of post-operative complications that can extend the recovery timeline. Your oral surgeon can give you some suggestions on steps that you can take to reduce the risk of negative […]

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Should I have my wisdom teeth removed before orthodontic treatment?

Wisdom tooth extraction is one of the most commonly performed oral surgery procedures, and most patients will have impacted wisdom teeth removed before age 25. There are other factors that can influence the timing of wisdom tooth extraction, such as planned orthodontic treatment. Each patient is unique, and your orthodontist may tell you whether you […]

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Harvesting Dental Stem Cells: What are the benefits?

Stem cells are unique in the body, as they can be manipulated to develop into any type or category of cell. When patients have access to their own stem cells, those cells can potentially be used in the future to treat various types of disease. Ongoing advances in scientific research are increasing the possibilities for […]

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Do I have options for environmentally friendly oral surgery?

Patients who are dedicated to preserving the environment don’t have to leave those beliefs behind when it comes to dental treatment. A small, but growing movement in dentistry, as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery, strives to treat patients with minimal impact to the planet. You can definitely go green when it’s time for your […]

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Wisdom Teeth: Is it better to remove them all at once or individually?

When you are planning to schedule an oral surgery appointment to have your wisdom teeth removed, a little planning can make your treatment much smoother. You can plan to have a consultation with the oral surgeon regarding the surgery, and asking the right questions during that meeting can shed a lot of light on the […]

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Harvesting Dental Stem Cells for Future Use

Stem cells are tremendously valuable because they can be directed to mature into any type of cell in the human body. They can be used in treatments for various illnesses and injuries and have shown promise in interventions for a range of conditions, including Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis and leukemia, among others. When the stem […]

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Tooth Extraction Complications: Inferior Alveolar Nerve Injury – Part 2

Oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures such as tooth extractions can sometimes result in damage to the anatomical area surrounding the tooth. Though approximately 98% of oral surgery procedures can be successfully completed without incident, there are some risks that must be brought to your attention. An inferior alveolar nerve injury, a serious injury to the […]

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What is a Mal-erupted Tooth?

When a permanent tooth emerges through the gums at an improper time, position, angle, or level, that tooth is referred to as mal-erupted or mal-positioned. You may be more familiar with the term impacted, which relates to lack of room for a tooth to come in normally and there are several different types of impactions, […]

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