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Wisdom Teeth — To Be Or Not To Be

Wisdom Teeth — To Be Or Not To Be
Facts you need to know about these curiously named teeth. They are so-called because a moderate amount of wisdom is supposedly achieved at about the same time these teeth typically make their appearance. This article will review the problems associated with wisdom teeth and whether or not they should be removed...Read Article

Dental Implants — Your Third Set of Teeth

Dental Implants — Your Third Set of Teeth
A serendipitous discovery fifty years ago paved the way for one of dentistry's most exciting, natural looking and successful tooth replacement systems. Learn how dental implants might just possibly change your life... Read Article

Why Consult An Oral Surgeon?

Why Consult An Oral Surgeon?
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, to use the full title, are dentists who take additional post-graduate education and training to complete surgical residencies specifically in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, disorders, defects, and injuries of the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face.Read Article

Jaw Pain — What's the Cause?

Jaw Pain — What's the Cause?
You'll never know without a proper evaluation. An examination, along with a x-rays will reveal if everything is functioning normally. If your symptoms are not going away, don’t delay because you don’t want irreversible damage to occur.Read Article

TMD — The Great Impostor

TMD — The Great Impostor
This “chameleon” of dental disorders manifests in a variety of ways, including joint pain, sinusitus, ear pain, tooth and headaches. The causes of TMD, its signs and symptoms and what can be done to treat this common disorder...Read Article

Jaw Surgery & Orthodontics

Jaw Surgery & Orthodontics
Orthodontists will commonly refer patients to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon when a team approach is required to treat a particular orthodontic problem. Corrective jaw surgery corrects a wide range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities, including the misalignment of jaws and teeth, which, in turn, can improve chewing, speaking, breathing and the patient’s appearance.Read Article

Chewing Tobacco

Chewing Tobacco
Smokeless tobacco sounds harmless but it's not! Chewing tobacco, now known as “spit tobacco,” contains nicotine that causes craving and addiction. It also contains more than 30 chemicals known to cause cancer. Please remember that smokeless does not mean harmless, and that it is not a safe alternative to smoking.Read Article

Cold Sores

Cold Sores
New treatments reduce the occurrence of this minor but irritating problem. For people who get “cold sores” on a regular basis, anti-viral drugs can be used as suppressive therapy to minimize or stop recurrences. They are effective, relatively easy to take and have few side effects. Locally applied or topical agents are less effective, but may be helpful in reducing symptoms. Read Article

Oral Sedation Dentistry

Oral Sedation Dentistry
Step out from under the shadow of fear and into the calm of sedation dentistry. There are safe and time-tested options available to ensure that you have a positive and painless dental experience. Your apprehension and hypersensitivity to pain melt away, yet you remain awake and in control...Read Article

Implant Overdentures for the Lower Jaw

Implant Overdentures for the Lower Jaw
Implant overdentures represent a major change for the dental profession and the public. The lower jaw two-implant overdenture may be considered a more appropriate starting point over regular dentures...Read Article

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