Obesity is often co-occurring with sleep apnea, the condition in which patients stop breathing for brief periods repeatedly during sleep. This relationship is likely due to the presence of excess tissue at the rear of the throat, increasing the likelihood of periodic airway opening obstructions throughout the night.
Therefore, weight los […]
Prognathism is a fancy word that means incorrect bite in which the upper or lower jaw protrudes excessively from the rest of the facial structure. A maxillary prognathism more commonly known as an overbite, while a mandibular prognathism is an underbite.
Not only does prognathism have an unpleasant effect on the patient’s appearance, bu […]
Implant dentistry offers patients the most technologically advanced tooth replacement option available in dental medicine today. As such, dental implants represent a marked improvement over older treatments, such as fixed dental bridges and conventional dentures, in a number of ways.
Most importantly, dental implants are the only structu […]
If you are facing your first oral surgery procedure, such as wisdom tooth extraction or dental implant placement, the process might seem overwhelming or intimidating to you. However, when you are prepared for what to expect at the initial consultation, it can go a long way toward easing any fears or concerns that you may have.
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The effects of aging can take a toll on our appearance and wellbeing. While some people choose to go under the knife to chase after the fountain of youth, there are non-surgical alternatives that diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. One such option is Botox, an alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures. Receiving Bot […]
Digital and diagnostic imaging is tremendously helpful to an oral surgeon when it comes to providing accurate diagnosis and planning treatment for oral surgery. The oral cavity and lower facial region are very complex systems that include hard tissue like bone and soft tissues like gingiva, nerve endings, and skin. Diagnostic and digital […]
Sleep apnea is a condition that is misunderstood by many. This is because awareness for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is still relatively new to the public. Sometimes, the symptoms of OSA and other conditions such as chronic snoring can overlap. Moreover, this condition manifests when people are resting and therefore, not consciously awar […]
Orthognathic surgery is a procedure performed by an oral surgeon where the objective is to correct abnormalities in the bone structure of the upper and lower mandibles and/or issues that affect the way these bones line up during oral function. This oral surgery may be necessary for patients of all ages who have developed a malocclusion (i […]
Patients who notice an uptick in headaches, in combination with other symptoms, may be experiencing a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The jaw is comprised of a number of components, including bones, muscles and tendons, so if any of them isn’t working correctly, the patient may develop jaw pain, and the jaw may also click […]
The prospect of oral surgery can be daunting, especially if you’ve never experienced such a procedure before. You can make the process a little easier and less stressful by knowing what to expect from your treatment and preparing adequately for your procedure. Here are a few tips to help make your treatment process a success.
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