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Tooth Extraction During Cold & Flu Season: What You Need to Know

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Is tooth extraction safe when you’re sick? Once cold and flu season starts in Indiana, patients with upcoming procedures at Northeast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery call to ask us this very question. Our answer? A mild head cold may not require you to reschedule a tooth extraction, but flu-like symptoms are a different story. When […]

First Aid for a Knocked-Out Tooth

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If you suffer a knocked-out tooth, quick action is essential if you hope to save it. When a permanent tooth is knocked out, an oral surgeon may be able to put it back in place, but the chances of saving the tooth depend on how fast you get professional attention. The steps you take after […]

6 Impacted Wisdom Teeth Warning Signs

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Impacted wisdom teeth need prompt, professional attention from an experienced oral surgeon. Left untreated, an impacted tooth can lead to significant dental complications, including oral infection, periodontal disease, oral cyst development, damage to the nearby teeth and tooth misalignment. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), impacted wisdom teeth are a […]

Can You Have Dental Implants if You Have Diabetes?

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If you’re diabetic, you might think dental implants are not an option, but that’s not the case. Diabetes poses additional concerns for implant surgery, and implanted teeth are not right for everyone. However, being diabetic doesn’t mean you have to choose another method of tooth replacement. In fact, most people with diabetes can safely and […]

When Is Corrective Jaw Surgery Necessary?

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Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, can dramatically improve the facial appearance. But that’s more of a positive side effect than a reason oral surgeons recommend the procedure. Though corrective surgery is often considered cosmetic, orthognathic procedures are usually performed as a means of treating functional jaw problems. Surgical treatment offers several benefits to patients with skeletal and […]