Three-dimensional imaging systems allow oral and maxillofacial practices to provide a whole new level of care for their patients. This state-of-the-art technology offers doctors the ability to diagnose oral health conditions and potential issues with more accuracy than ever before. The use of 3D imaging is not a new technology for many fields, however, advances in applications and accessibility is allowing 3D imaging to be utilized in a number of new industries. For fields requiring high levels of accuracy, such[…] Read More
Category: Oral Surgery
How Do I Maintain My Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer a durable alternative to replace missing or damaged teeth. Implants are secured to the jaw bones and allow you to chew normally, speak more naturally, and require much less maintenance than dentures. Taking care of your implants after you receive them is vitally important to your oral health, and the life of your implants and begins as soon as your procedure is over. To care for your implants immediately after your procedure, you should: Once you have[…] Read More
Can TMJ Disorders Cause Vertigo?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most complex, yet it is crucial, allowing you to talk, eat, and swallow. Diseased or damaged TMJ joints result in a multitude of painful and sometimes debilitating disorders. There are many reasons why TMJ disorders develop, including disease, injury, and teeth grinding, leading to thinning discs, inflammation, pain, misaligned bite, and even vertigo. Vertigo is a condition characterized by the sensation of spinning or feeling that the surrounding is moving, a dizziness[…] Read More
How Should I Prepare for a Consultation With an Oral Surgeon?
The prospect of having oral surgery often causes patients to become nervous and anxious about what to expect, which is why the consultation appointment with the surgeon is important. These feelings are common, and your surgeon and the medical staff are well aware of how daunting oral surgery can seem and will provide you with all the necessary information to address your concerns. What to Expect During the consultation, the surgeon will review your dentist’s findings, your medical history, examine[…] Read More
Oral Surgery Does Not Have to Be Scary
Feeling fear and anxiety upon visiting the oral surgeon for any procedure, such as wisdom tooth removal or getting a dental implant, is a nearly universal human experience. Patients commonly feel anxiety over the potential pain and recovery of oral surgery, usually stemming from a lack of knowledge and what to expect. However, there are steps you can take to help alleviate any concerns or fears for your upcoming surgery, such as: Through the advancement of technology, oral surgery is[…] Read More