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What Does Orthognathic Surgery Fix?

Orthognathic surgery is also known as jaw surgery, performed to correct irregularities in the jawbone. It realigns the teeth and jaws, enhancing how they work. These corrections on your jaw can also positively impact your facial appearance. 

What Conditions Do Oral Pathologists Diagnose and Treat?

Most people understand what oral health means but not oral pathology. Put simply, any disease that causes injury or abnormality to your oral cavity is an oral pathology. 

Do’s and Don’ts After Tooth Extraction

So, you’ve been told that you need to have a tooth removed. The procedure, known as extraction, is not uncommon. In fact, more than 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. There can be several reasons why someone needs a tooth extraction.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Warning Signs and What to Do

When wisdom teeth are in impaction, they cause many dental problems. They damage other teeth and cause a lot of pain. Due to their location in your mouth, they are difficult to reach when brushing. For this reason, they are more vulnerable to teeth ailments in comparison to other teeth. 

Orthognathic Surgery Before and After: What to Expect

Orthognathic or jaw surgery is a procedure that helps correct jawbone irregularities. The surgery works to realign the teeth and jaws to improve their function. The changes also help improve facial appearance. 

National TMJ Awareness Month: Symptoms of TMJ

TMJ or the Temporomandibular Joint is the hinge-like feature that connects the jawbone to the skull. Appearing on each side of the head, the joint helps with different functions such as chewing, swallowing, and speaking. The joint works with the supporting muscles and ligaments in the jaw. 

The Do’s and Don’ts After Having Wisdom Teeth Removed

Usually, wisdom teeth appear in the late teens or early twenties. Properly aligned and strong wisdom teeth are an asset to your mouth. But if you have severely misaligned wisdom teeth, you might need to have them removed.

How to Know When You Need a Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction simply refers to the removal of a tooth. The extraction depends on the shape of the tooth, its size, location, and position in the mouth.

Dental Implants vs. Bridges vs. Dentures

Tooth loss is a very common condition today. It affects people of all ages, children and adults alike. There are several reasons why someone can lose a tooth, from injury to dental decay. 

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.

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