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5 Tips for a Speedy Recovery from Oral Surgery

5 Tips for a Speedy Recovery from Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is usually painless, fast and comfortable. But the recovery process isn’t always as easy. During this time, you’re not allowed to eat solid foods or talk much. As a result, it’s easy to become bored and try to speed through your recovery time. Unfortunately, there is no shortcut that will allow you to jump out of bed […]

4 Warning Signs of Oral Cancer

4 Warning Signs of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer affects around 50,000 Americans every year. While this number seems large, it’s only about 0.02% of the population. However, even though oral cancer doesn’t affect a large number of people, it’s important to recognize the warning signs. This knowledge will help you address the issue it if it occurs in your lifetime. What are the four main warning signs of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers? 1. Pain […]

What to Do for Dry Socket

A dry socket is an unwelcome problem after overcoming the discomfort of a tooth extraction. It’s an often-painful condition and makes your body susceptible to infection. And it’s an emergency that must be treated right away. But how do you know if you have a dry socket? And if you’re showing symptoms, what should you do first? […]

What Is Rigid Fixation Surgery?

What Is Rigid Fixation Surgery

Rigid fixation is a type of jaw surgery designed to help stabilize the jaw after reconstruction or reshaping. Many patients have questions about the screws and plates that will hold their jaw together. Will you set off airport metal detectors? Can you ever take out the hardware? Before you undergo rigid fixation, you should know what it […]

Getting Wisdom Teeth Removed Later in Life

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It’s ideal for wisdom teeth to come out before the patient turns 25 years old, but if you missed your window of opportunity, don’t worry – it’s still possible. And if your wisdom teeth weren’t causing problems when you were younger, but now your dentist says it’s best if they’re out, you aren’t alone. Your procedure won’t […]