Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects millions of people across the world. People who have trouble sleeping should not ignore the issue since it could lead to other serious problems. What many people don’t know is when to address their sleep apnea and whom they should talk to. Some of the main signs of sleep apnea include: Excessive…

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry should be administered by properly trained professionals. If you have a cavity that needs filling or are due for your routine bi-annual cleaning, then you should see your general dentist. They are competent professionals who treat a variety of common dental issues. But if you have a dental concern that requires anesthesia because…

Jaw Surgery

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Orthognathic surgery is needed when jaws don’t meet correctly and/or teeth don’t seem to fit with jaws. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery repositions a misaligned jaw. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly. Who Needs Orthognathic Surgery? Patients who can benefit from… Read More

Alveoplasty

Why Alveoplasty? When one or more permanent teeth are lost due to extraction, injury or accident, each absent tooth leaves a hole in the jawbone. Although the gums will heal over the hole, the underlying jaw bone will inevitably have high and low points.causing restorations such as dentures to rub against high points, create sore…

Facial Trauma

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Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained, skilled and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. Injuries to the face, by their very nature, impart a high degree of emotional, as well as physical trauma to patients. The science and art of treating these injuries requires special training involving a “hands on” experience and an… Read More

Oral Pathology

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At our practice, our doctors are always examining patients for oral pathology, or cancerous growths in the mouth. While most people think they’ll never get cancer in the mouth – especially if they’ve never smoked, vaped, or used chewing tobacco – that’s simply not the case. Every year, over 50,000 people in the United States… Read More

Impacted Canines

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“Expose and Bond” An impacted tooth simply means that it is stuck and cannot erupt into function. Patients frequently develop problems with impacted third molar (wisdom) teeth. These teeth get “stuck” in the back of the jaw and can develop painful infections or other health issues (see Wisdom Teeth under Procedures). Since there is rarely… Read More

Surgical Extractions

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Why Surgical Extraction? Every tooth extraction is different. Some are simple and some require more extensive procedures. Surgical extraction is required whenever the tooth cannot be removed by simple forcep extraction. Conditions that warrant surgical removal would include cracked teeth, impacted teeth, severely decayed teeth, or any condition that makes the extraction a bit difficult.… Read More

Sinus Lift

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The maxillary sinuses are behind your cheeks and on top of the upper teeth. Sinuses are like empty rooms that have nothing in them. Some of the roots of the natural upper teeth extend up into the maxillary sinuses. When these upper teeth are removed, there is often just a thin wall of bone separating… Read More

Bone Grafting

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Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants. Today, we have the ability to… Read More