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Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. This eruption generally occurs between the ages of 17 and 25, but will vary from person to person. In some cases, wisdom teeth emerge without any problems; in other cases, wisdom teeth may never develop. Most often, however, the teeth become […]
Prior to recent technology, fixed bridges and dentures have been the answer to missing teeth. Though these methods are still effective, contemporary research demonstrates the superiority of dental implants for replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is a titanium insert placed in the jaw to simulate a tooth root. After a period of time, the bone of […]
Unique among healthcare providers, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained in the administration of anesthesia in addition to their surgical and dental training. Anesthesia: Safety and Comfort in the OMS Office from AAOMS.org. The education of an oral surgeon includes a four- to six-year residency in which they learn to effectively evaluate patients for anesthesia, deliver the […]
Reconstructive jaw surgery corrects jaw and facial skeletal abnormalities. Patients with these problems may have difficulty speaking, chewing, or breathing normally during sleep, as well as issues related to facial appearance. The actual surgery, performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, generally occurs after several months of orthodontic preparation. The surgery is carried out in […]