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What Is Bone Grafting?

Facts about bone Bone grafting is a simple, minimally-invasive procedure performed at the oral surgeon’s office. Here’s why it’s recommended and what the process entails.grafting for oral surgery

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that addresses jawbone atrophy, or bone loss in the jaw, by replacing lost tissue and stimulating new growth. This procedure sounds pretty serious, doesn’t it? Actually, here at Northeast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, bone grafting is a simple, minimally-invasive procedure that we perform in our office on a daily […]

Treating TMJ Disorder: Surgical Solutions for Jaw Joint Problems

Surgery for TMJ disorder

Could surgical TMJ disorder treatment put an end to your jaw joint problems? If conservative measures – including self-care practices and wearing a bite guard or stabilization splint – have failed to alleviate the pain, stiffness and dysfunction in your temporomandibular joints, one of the following three procedures may be an effective solution. Arthrocentesis Arthrocentesis […]

6 Ways Corrective Jaw Surgery Can Change Your Life

Oral surgery to correct jaw problems

Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, can have a dramatic impact on your life. When performed by an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, procedures to correct jaw misalignment offer a host of benefits. Treatment may require a long-term commitment, but the life-changing results make undergoing orthognathic surgery worthwhile. What can corrective jaw surgery do for […]

Can You Get Dental Implants Years After Tooth Loss?

Getting dental implants years after losing a tooth

Most patients get dental implants soon after tooth loss or extraction. But what if you’ve been living with missing teeth for quite some time? Is implant surgery still an option? Actually, it’s never too late to restore your smile with dental implants. However, if your tooth loss occurred years ago, your procedure will likely require […]

Can You Get Oral Surgery While Taking Blood Thinners?

Oral surgery complications

Oral surgery is not off the table if you’re taking blood thinners. Blood thinners can be a cause for concern in oral surgery, as they slow down the clotting process and increase the chance of excessive bleeding during recovery. But experienced professional oral and maxillofacial surgeons understand how to meet these challenges and provide patients […]