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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 […]

Oral Surgery & Treating Facial Trauma

Oral surgery for facial trauma

If you suffer a traumatic injury to the face or mouth, you might need oral surgery. Facial trauma — whether due to a bad fall, car crash, workplace incident, sports mishap or assault — doesn’t always require surgical intervention. However, consulting with an experienced local oral surgeon is essential if your injuries are serious. Facial […]

Can Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Improve Jaw Surgery Recovery?

Platelet-rich plasma therapy to expedite jaw surgery healing

If you’re worried about jaw surgery recovery, ask your oral surgeon about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Used in oral and maxillofacial surgery, the treatment works to speed healing. PRP therapy is safe and effective — and it could be the key to making the recovery period after jaw surgery shorter and easier. What is Platelet-Rich […]