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What is TMJ, and How is It Treated?

TMJ Treated

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint in the jaw that allows people to speak and chew. The condition commonly referred to as TMJ is actually a collection of painful disorders that result if the joint is damaged by disease or trauma. These treatments for these disorders vary according to the causes, characteristics, impacts, and other particulars of the damage. Below is a discussion of some information on the most common types of TMJ cases and their treatments.  What is[…] Read More

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What is Orthognathic Surgery?

Orthognathic surgery is a blanket term used for a variety of jaw and facial surgeries. It corrects a range of minor and major jaw irregularities, helping patients chew, speak, and breathe better. Sometimes a patient’s appearance is also enhanced, especially the chin and lower jaw areas. Finally, a patient will experience better oral health overall after a needed surgery. Orthognathic surgery is complex. It involves moving the bones of the upper or lower jaw, or both. Jaws are lengthened or[…] Read More

How Long is the Dental Implant Process?

Dental Implant

Obtaining dental implants has become a much faster process than it once was with the introduction of Teeth-in-a -Day surgery. Rather than take several months and multiple visits, a patient can now have their damaged teeth removed and replaced on the very same visit. This process offers patients with the comfort of knowing that they will not have to go for weeks without teeth and will have everything taken care of within one doctor’s visit. Most patients who are either[…] Read More

How can an Oral Surgeon Help with Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea Treatments

Many people wake up coughing or gagging for air. Someone’s partner may have mentioned the person’s snoring is keeping them up at night. If someone finds it hard to get a good night’s sleep and wakes up feeling tired, they may have a condition called sleep apnea. According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep apnea affects 18 million adults in the United States. Not only is sleep apnea disruptive, but also it can pose a serious health risk to those[…] Read More

How can I Prepare for Oral Surgery?

Prepare for Oral Surgery

Like many medical procedures, oral surgery can be scary to patients. However, it is important to be prepared for the operation to resolve a pressing health condition and prevent the situation from worsening and creating longer-term problems. The surgeon handling the procedure will offer guidance and instruction on what the patient needs to do before and after the operation to achieve optimal results. This guidance should be followed as closely as possible. Patients should ask as many questions as needed[…] Read More

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