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Do You Need Oral Cancer Screening if You Don’t Smoke?

The importance of regular oral cancer screenings

People who smoke face a serious risk of developing oral cancer. Multiple studies have established a clear link between smoking and cancer, which means routine professional screenings are essential for smokers. If you don’t smoke, you may be less likely to develop oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer. However, the disease also strikes many non-smokers. Several […]

How to Avoid Dental Implant Problems

Dental implant problems rarely occur. For the vast majority of patients, both the implant surgery process and the recovery period proceed without a hitch. That said, you can take steps to ensure your procedure is successful and boost your chances of healing without complications. Choose a Qualified Oral Surgeon According to the American Association of […]

Is Oral Surgery the Solution for Your Sleep Apnea?

Oral surgery for treating OSA

Oral surgery is not the initial approach to treating obstructive sleep apnea. The treatment of choice is usually either a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine or a dental appliance. But, for many people who suffer from sleep apnea, these conservative measures come with complications. Oral surgery to enlarge the airway can be an effective […]

Common Questions About Wisdom Teeth Removal

wisdom teeth removal

To an oral surgeon, wisdom teeth removal is a routine procedure – but we perform both simple and complex extractions every day. Patients only face the idea of getting their third molars pulled one time, so it’s anything but business as usual. If you have questions about wisdom tooth extraction, you’re certainly not alone. For […]

The Benefits of Seeing an Oral Surgeon for Tooth Extraction

Should you see an oral surgeon for tooth extraction

When you need a tooth extraction, your first inclination is probably to call your dentist. However, trusting this procedure to an experienced oral surgeon is often the safer approach. Virtually all dentists perform basic tooth extractions and many offer anesthesia and sedation options as well, just like an oral surgeon. However, if your tooth extraction […]