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What Is an Oral Pathology Exam?

One of the most important aspects of a beautiful smile is good oral health. When you flash your pearly whites, you want them to dazzle. This is why people spend lots of money on dental care and treatments. Some people would spend and do anything to get the perfect smile.


How Do You Know When You Need Wisdom Teeth Surgery?

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars from the back that people use for grinding food. For most people, these are the last permanent teeth to erupt. While most adults have four of these teeth, others have less or more. Others do not develop them at all.


Candidates for Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is also known as corrective jaw surgery, although it actually refers to different kinds of corrective jaw surgery procedures that can be used to treat a variety of different issues. It is often carried out in conjunction with orthodontic treatment that involves wearing braces to correct the position of the teeth too, although this is not always the case. Where it is, orthognathic surgery forms the final stage in the orthodontic treatment process. 


When to Get Single Tooth Replacement Dental Implants

There are numerous reasons why an adult may be missing a tooth. For many people, having a missing tooth impacts their self-image and self-esteem. They may feel the missing tooth is noticeable to others and affects how others perceive them.


Tooth Extraction for Severe Gum Disease

There are several reasons why it might no longer be possible to save a decayed tooth. Impaction, overcrowding, and severe damage to the jawbone due to trauma may require tooth extraction. Your dentist may also recommend removal due to severe gum disease.


What to Know About Implant-Supported Dentures (Denture Support)

Traditional dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. Similar to these prosthetic devices, dental implants can be a permanent solution for this common dental problem. You can get an implant for one or multiple missing teeth. But using this kind of fixture for an entire jaw can be rather complicated, especially because implants require surgery. Removable dentures for a full arch of teeth come with a lot of drawbacks too. Thanks to developments in cosmetic dentistry, dental professionals can now combine implants with dentures. This way, you can have a more stable and functional dental prosthesis. Do you want to learn more about implant-supported dentures? Here, we will answer a few of the most common questions regarding denture support.


Candidates for Multiple Tooth Dental Implants Replacement

Dental implants have changed the way in which missing teeth can be replaced and are the only solution that replaces both your missing root and tooth. Implants give patients the opportunity to enjoy a solution that offers them superior durability, stability, and discretion over conventional tooth replacement treatments. However, when you have multiple missing teeth, getting single implants can be time-consuming and expensive. Instead, you may want to consider multiple tooth dental implants to restore the function and appearance of your smile.


Facial Injury Repair for Soft Tissue Injuries

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says that the anatomy and position of your face make it susceptible to any type of trauma. You can get soft tissue facial injuries from sports, accidents, or fights. Once you incur soft tissue facial injuries, you should have an immediate and complete medical examination. Your doctor should start early treatment to lower your risk of complications like loss of function and infection. If you want to understand facial repair for soft tissue injuries, here’s what you should know.


Facial Injury Repair for Fractures

Injuries to the face are more common than you might expect and of all the injuries it is possible to sustain, fractures are one of the most prevalent. A fracture is a term used to describe a break in the bone. The severity of fractures can vary considerably, from hairline cracks to deep fissures that completely sever the bone in two. Many don’t even break the skin and are referred to as ‘closed fractures’. 


Treating TMJ Disorder

Not all dental problems only affect the mouth and teeth. Some can also affect the jaw. The most common is known as TMJ disorder – a fairly common problem that can be painful and debilitating if treatment isn’t sought. Fortunately, there are some things that be done to alleviate the symptoms it causes. Here’s what you need to know about TMJ disorder and how it can be treated.


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