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Do I have a broken jaw?

Do I have a Broken Jaw? How You Can Know for Sure

“Do I have a broken jaw, or does it just hurt a lot?” If you’ve had an accident or other impact to your jaw, you may be asking yourself that question. You don’t have to wonder for long. This article will look at the symptoms of a broken jaw. And we’ll let you know what to…

What is a broken jaw?

What is a Broken Jaw?

Every so often, we hear about someone who suffers a broken jaw. Maybe from a car accident, a fall, or some other cause. But what is a broken jaw? Do they all look the same? How do oral surgeons treat a broken jaw? A broken jaw (also known as a fractured mandible) is a common facial bone injury. In fact, it’s second only…

oral surgery and pregnancy

Oral Surgery and Pregnancy: 5 Things You Need to Know 

The prospect of oral surgery brings up a lot of questions for most people. Some of the most common questions have to do with oral surgery and pregnancy. Is it safe? What about x-rays? Should I wait until after birth? You’re concerned for your baby’s health – and that’s normal.   5 Questions About Oral Surgery and Pregnancy   These are…

why to use a panoramic dental x-ray

6 Reasons Why to Use a Panoramic Dental X-Ray 

It used to be that dentists and oral surgeons weren’t able to rely on panoramic dental x-rays as much as traditional bitewings. But now we have good reasons why to use a panoramic dental x-ray machine. Patients have benefitted from recent research that has shown us how to open the posterior contacts properly. Why is that? Because…

panoramic dental x-ray

What Is a Panoramic Dental X-Ray? 

Dental visits often mean x-rays. And you’ve probably heard the term, “panoramic X-ray.” But what is a panoramic dental X-ray? Because we use panoramic X-ray technology to find out what new patients need, we thought we’d answer that common question. First, the typical X-ray process goes something like this: you visit the dentist, and they give you a piece…

oral surgery post-operative care

Oral Surgery Post-Operative Care

To protect your oral health after surgery, you need the proper oral surgery post-operative care. Good oral hygiene is never more important than it is after a surgery. It aids the healing process and can keep infection away. Follow these basic oral surgery post-operative care instructions carefully for a quicker, healthier recovery.   7 Basics…

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Pain

Do I Have Impacted Wisdom Teeth? How to Know

Impacted wisdom teeth are painful. They’re actually a common cause of jaw pain. If you have a “toothache,” you might as well be asking, “do I have impacted wisdom teeth?” Finding out for sure is important. Because impacted wisdom teeth, when unaddressed, can be come infected, they’re a danger to the health of your entire…

Impacted Wisdom Tooth Pain

What Is an Impacted Wisdom Tooth?

You have 32 teeth. Or, at least, you’re intended to. But wisdom teeth are often stubborn, and become impacted. But what is an impacted wisdom tooth? What do we mean when we use the word, “impacted?” Wisdom Teeth Defined Before we discuss impaction, we need to know what exactly wisdom teeth are in the first…

what is orthognathic surgery

What is Orthognathic Surgery – and Who Needs It?

Orthognathic surgery – now that’s a long term. So exactly what is orthognathic surgery? How does it work, and who needs it? In this article, we’ll help you understand this vital, life-changing procedure. What is Orthognathic Surgery? The answer’s not as complicated as the name. In short, orthognathic surgery is for those whose jaws don’t…