How can Surgery Help a Bad Bite?

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Some people are born with a misalignment of the jaw bones, also referred to as a bad bite or malocclusion.  Others have been in accidents that result in injury to the jaw. Out of position teeth can be corrected with braces.  However, a bad bite is due to a different problem that requires adjustments to jaw bones.  Surgery used to correct bad bite conditions, called orthognathic surgery, can be performed on the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both depending on[…] Read More

What are Some Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

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Most people have two sets of wisdom teeth, two on the top and two on the bottom. These are the last of our teeth to emerge. For most people, when these teeth come in or erupt during our late teens and early 20s, there are no problems. However, with some wisdom teeth, there is not enough room in the mouth when they emerge, and this can cause serious dental problems. When this happens, the person has impacted wisdom teeth, which[…] Read More

Why is 3D Imaging Crucial to Assess Oral Surgery-Related Issues?

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With any type of surgery, precision is essential. Accuracy seems even more crucial when the area of concern is the patient’s face. When evaluating a patient for oral surgery, doctors need the most advanced imaging tools available to provide a detailed diagnosis that will enable them to come up with an effective treatment plan. A 3D imaging system produces high-definition panoramic images to allow the oral surgeons to accurately diagnose the issue at hand, effectively explain the situation to the[…] Read More

What are the Benefits of “Teeth in a Day” Dental Implants?

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A person who loses one or more teeth because of an accident, age and wear, or other reasons will want to replace the teeth as quickly as they can. An experienced oral surgeon can provide “Teeth in a Day” dental implants, provided that the patient is a good candidate for them. What are Teeth in a Day? Dental implants are a highly successful solution to replace missing or damaged teeth. They function like the roots of a natural tooth. They[…] Read More

What is TMJ, and How is It Treated?

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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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