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Canker Sore or Oral Cancer? Can You Tell the Difference?

Signs of oral cancer

If you have an unusual sore or lesion in your mouth, you may immediately think of oral cancer, but don’t jump to conclusions. It might be a canker sore, which is relatively harmless. Finding a mouth lesion can be scary, and you can always visit an experienced local oral surgeon for a professional evaluation if […]

Common Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Procedures

Types of oral surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a dental specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, defects and injuries of the mouth, teeth and face. Surgical procedures can resolve functional difficulties and enhance facial aesthetics, improving quality of life. Dentists, orthodontists and doctors refer patients to oral and maxillofacial surgeons for complex treatments that are […]

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Top 5 Reasons You Need Extraction

Wisdom tooth extraction

Sooner or later, impacted wisdom teeth are likely to cause pain, sending many patients to their oral surgeon for extraction. Sometimes, however, wisdom tooth impaction causes no pain. Your third molars could be stuck in the gums and you may not even realize you have a problem until you see the X-rays. If that’s the […]

Facial Surgeons’ Tips to Minimize Post-Surgical Discomfort

Facial surgery recovery tips

A highly experienced facial surgeon will take every precaution to ensure you have a smooth and easy recovery. However, there’s no denying the fact that recovery from any surgical procedure is likely to involve some level of discomfort. To keep your pain at a minimum and enjoy a fast recovery, it is imperative that you […]

Dental Implants or Porcelain Veneers: Which Is Right for You?

Dental implants and veneers

Among the best methods of tooth restoration, dental implants and porcelain veneers are two of the most popular options, with oral surgeons and patients alike. Both methods offer a natural-looking solution to imperfections in your smile, but they are not interchangeable, as each is best suited for different purposes. To determine which restoration method might […]