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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 […]

Healing from a Tooth Extraction? Why a Saltwater Rinse May Help

A saltwater rinse can relieve tooth extraction discomfort

To speed healing after a tooth extraction and have a more comfortable recovery, you need to follow your oral surgeon’s aftercare instructions. And one of the guidelines you’ll likely be given is to use a warm saltwater rinse in the days after your procedure. Why rinse with a saltwater solution? Simply put, salt has natural […]

When to Call Your Oral Surgeon After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom tooth removal complications

With a highly-experienced oral surgeon, wisdom teeth removal typically comes with a smooth and easy recovery. The vast majority of patients – even those with impacted wisdom teeth — heal up without a problem. But, complications can occur. After you undergo wisdom tooth extraction, you’ll need to watch for certain warning signs. If you should […]