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Factors that Affect the Difficulty of Wisdom Tooth Removal

Details regarding wisdom tooth removal

For some patients, wisdom tooth removal is easy. But for others, extracting the third molars is much more complex. How difficult will your procedure be? Make sure to ask your oral surgeon before the day of your extraction so that you understand what to expect during recovery. Every patient has unique considerations when it comes […]

What Is Maxillofacial Surgery?

An explanation of maxillofacial surgery

Maxillofacial surgery is an area of specialization that focuses on treatment for problems in the mouth, jaw, face and neck. Procedures can address both functional and aesthetic issues caused by injuries, diseases, disorders and congenital defects. Because maxillofacial surgery is an invasive treatment, only a qualified, board-certified surgeon can determine whether you can benefit from […]

Is Tooth Extraction Painful?

Tooth extraction is not painful

Visiting an oral surgeon for a tooth extraction can make some people apprehensive, particularly those who have never had teeth pulled. If you’re nervous, you’ll be glad to know that the tooth-removal process is a lot easier than you probably imagine. Modern anesthetic techniques have put the days of painful extractions in the past. You’ll […]

Getting Dental Implants? Here Are 4 Reasons to Choose an Oral Surgeon.

See an oral surgeon for dental implants

If you want dental implants, working with a highly experienced oral surgeon is your best choice. You could go to a general dentist instead, but you may come to regret the decision. For expert tooth restoration and a beautiful, natural-looking smile, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is the optimal choice. Specialized Training in Dental Implant […]

TMJ Disorder – Symptoms and Treatment Options

TMJ disorder symptoms

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder affects millions of people, and nothing about the condition is all that clear-cut.   The exact cause is not well understood, as researchers suspect that TMJ problems may be due to a combination of factors. And although the disorder commonly causes jaw joint pain, symptoms can vary from patient to patient. […]