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Self-Screening for Oral Cancer 

Self-Screening for Oral Cancers

As with many cancers, oral cancer treatment is more effective the sooner the disease is diagnosed. According to the American Cancer Society, 49,670 people will be diagnosed with oral and oropharyngeal cancers and about 9,700 people will die from it. Because of an increased focus on proactive self-screening and early detection, the death rate from oral cancer […]

How to Reduce Scarring after Facial Surgery

facial surgery scarring

How to reduce scarring after facial surgery is a question our patients frequently ask. It is disconcerting to have a facial injury, or to require maxillofacial surgery, and not be sure whether you’ll have scars that affect your appearance. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to reduce scarring, so right from the start you are in good hands. […]

What’s at the Root of Enamel Erosion? 

enamel erosion

Enamel erosion can be disastrous to your teeth. Enamel is extremely tough; in fact, it’s stronger than bone. But it’s not impervious to damage, so it’s up to you to prevent it. Know the causes of enamel erosion so you can stop it before it starts. Otherwise, you could experience tooth degradation or even tooth loss. Taking care of your […]

7 Gum Disease Facts You May Not Have Known

Gum Disease Facts

Gum disease is a serious condition that can ultimately lead to tooth loss and a range of other dental and whole-body health problems. Know the facts about gum disease so you can avoid this uncomfortable and unsightly condition. 1. Gum Disease Is the Leading Cause of Tooth Loss You knew gum disease could cause your teeth […]

How to Get an Oral Surgery Referral

oral surgery referral

Your dentist may offer an oral surgery referral for several reasons, including if you need your wisdom teeth removed, you have a painful jaw disorder or you need some type of facial reconstructive surgery. If you are in this position, the team at Northeast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can help you. Your Dentist Is Your Best […]