Bruxism and TMJ disorder are common issues that affect oral function and health. Bruxism is defined as the habit of clenching and grinding teeth whereas TMJ disorder involves damaged or stressed temporomandibular joints impairing oral function. While these conditions are different, their symptoms and effects on oral function can overlap. […]
Sleep is one of the most important parts of daily life. When we sleep, our bodies are hard at work rejuvenating. Deep sleep revitalizes organs and promotes cell turnover – all functions that must occur for the body to operate as efficiently as possible. Disorders that affect our rest can prevent our bodies from functioning properly […]
For some patients, oral surgery is the first kind of surgical procedure they ever undergo. In order to experience the best treatment outcomes, it’s important to be prepared for the entire process, including anesthesia. Here are some questions that patients often ask about anesthesia if they want more information on this aspect of their […]
Patients can work with an oral surgeon to improve other aspects of their facial appearance beyond their smiles. In fact, some of these specialists are certified to provide Botox treatments in order to restore balance to the facial structures and reverse the effects of aging.
If you are considering Botox treatments for the first time, you […]
Are you unhappy with your appearance? Perhaps you feel that your face shows signs of aging too rapidly for your liking. Or, you might want to take a proactive approach to fighting the aging process with injectable treatments like Botox. Injectables have become the preferred method for addressing signs of aging – specifically fine li […]
Do you feel persistently tired even after resting for what appears to be a full night? Even if you sleep eight hours, do you feel lethargic and foggy-headed? If these questions apply to you, it is possible that you could have obstructive sleep apnea. This is a common sleep disorder that can only be diagnosed with a professional sleep stud […]
Many folks mistakenly believe that snoring and sleep apnea are mutually exclusive. While many people with sleep apnea also snore, not all sleep apnea sufferers snore on a regular basis. It is entirely possible to have sleep apnea even if you don’t snore. If you suspect you have sleep apnea, it is important to have a sleep study done so […]
Has your dentist referred you to an oral surgeon for a tooth extraction? Do you ever wonder why teeth sometimes need to be extracted? There are a few reasons why an oral healthcare provider might want to extract teeth. Sometimes teeth are removed because they are diseased and damaged beyond repair. In other instances, teeth like wisdom te […]
If you want to preserve the results of your work with your orthodontist, be sure to schedule an appointment with an oral surgeon. Why? Because impacted wisdom teeth can push your teeth out of alignment if you don’t have them extracted.
Impacted wisdom teeth will continue to try to erupt through the gums even though most people’s jaws […]
Stephanie M. Dalton, DDS (center) is this year’s Scott Sprtel Resident Award of Excellence award winner. She is pictured with (L) Thomas MacKenzie, DDS, and (R) Gregory P. Thompson, MD.Congratulations to Stephanie M. Dalton, DDS, recipient of this year’s Scott Sprtel Resident Award of Excellence. Dr. Dalton is the 14th recipie […]