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How Can Oral Surgery Help TMJ Disorder?

Many people think “teeth” when they hear “oral surgery” – and they’re not wrong. But, around 10 million Americans are affected by TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, disorder. This painful condition affects the motion of the jaw joint that is responsible for chewing, speaking, and eating. How can oral surgery help TMJ disorder?   If your…

How To Avoid Dry Socket After Wisdom Teeth Removal

How To Avoid Dry Socket After Wisdom Teeth Removal

After your wisdom teeth removal, your oral surgeon will give you careful instructions for post-surgery recovery, including how to avoid dry socket. Dry socket occurs when the blood clot that forms over the socket (the hole in the jawbone where your tooth has been removed) becomes dislodged. Without this protective clot, the socket will be…

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth Before They Erupt

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth Before They Erupt?

The signs of wisdom teeth eruption are often unmistakable. The obvious pain and discomfort when your wisdom teeth grow through your gum tissue (eruption) is what drives people to get them removed. However, you can actually have your wisdom teeth removed before eruption ever occurs. But, you may be asking:   Why Remove Wisdom Teeth…

How Long Is The Dental Implant Process

How Long Is the Dental Implant Process?

So, you’re getting a dental implant – and you may want to know: “how long is the dental implant process?” This encompasses the time for consultations, the procedure, and post-op recovery. Whether you are getting a mini or permanent implant, the process of tooth replacement is a delicate but important one for your oral health….

What Can I Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

What Can I Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

One of your questions for your wisdom teeth post-operative care may concern the most important way to get energy – “what can I eat after wisdom teeth removal surgery?” Your oral surgeon will provide you a detailed plan to take care of your mouth after your surgery, and this includes guidelines on food and drinks…

3 Tips to Manage Wisdom Teeth Removal Anxiety

3 Tips to Manage Wisdom Teeth Removal Anxiety

It is perfectly normal to have some anxiety before surgery. You may experience nervousness about being under anesthesia, the surgical procedure, or even the healing process. Here at East Brainerd Oral Surgery, our highly-skilled and compassionate staff want to ease your anxieties as much as we can. We not only walk you through the process…

Who Can Get Dental Implants

Who Can Get Dental Implants?

Most people know that dental implants are a good tooth replacement option. But who can get dental implants? The general answer is, “most people.” Of course, in specific cases, dental implants may not be an option. You’ll need to talk with your oral surgeon to find out if you’re a good candidate.   In the…

WhatIsSinusLiftSurgery

What Is Sinus Lift Surgery?

If you’re preparing to get dental implants, there’s a chance that you have been told that you need sinus lift surgery. If you’re like most people, you may be wondering: “what is sinus lift surgery?” It may seem a bit scary, but don’t worry. Sinus lift surgery is a practical, routine procedure that enables patients…