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What to Eat After Jaw Surgery

Post-jaw surgery eating restrictions

After jaw surgery, you need to be careful about what you eat. Hard, crunchy and chewy foods are off the menu, and eating anything spicy isn’t a good idea either. So what can you eat after jaw surgery? Your oral surgeon will tell you to stick with liquids and soft foods, but how will you […]

Tooth Extraction or Root Canal – Choosing the Right Treatment for You

Extraction vs. root canal for a damaged tooth

Do you have an infected, decayed or damaged tooth? To address the issue, you’ll need either a tooth extraction or root canal therapy. Whenever possible, experts recommend saving teeth – not pulling them. So, if a root canal can restore your oral health, that’s probably the right course of action. However, in some cases, getting […]

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 […]