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Corrective Jaw Surgery Risks and Rewards

Corrective Jaw Surgery Risks and Rewards

If you think you may need corrective jaw surgery, risks and rewards are naturally at the heart of your decision. And, it’s an important decision! For example, corrective jaw surgery covers a range of skeletal and/or dental irregularities. These can include major misalignments of the jaw or teeth. And jaw misalignment can cause pain, or even lead to TMJ disorder. An important…

How can oral surgery for sleep apnea help you?

How Can Oral Surgery for Sleep Apnea Help You?

Do you suffer from sleep apnea, and haven’t found a treatment that works? Oral surgery for sleep apnea may be the answer. Close to 18 million Americans report suffering from the sleep disorder, where breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. There are several forms of sleep apnea, some mild. However, serious side effects can…

how can oral surgery help tmj

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…