Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates

What are the signs of oral cancer?

At your regular dental hygiene appointments, typically, the dentist drops in and takes a look at your teeth and mouth. One of the things the dentist is looking for during these exams is signs of oral cancer. If any of those signs are discovered, you may be referred to the oral surgeon for biopsy and […]

Increase your dental dictionary: Impacted Tooth

Have you ever been told by your dentist that you have an impacted tooth? If so, it was most likely in reference to a wisdom tooth, known as a third molar, although other teeth can be impacted as well. Some patients know they have impacted teeth because they have pain, while other patients may not […]

Can brushing my teeth prevent a heart attack?

February is American Heart Month, and while it might seem like oral health and heart health are not connected, this is not the case. Many studies have shown links between gum disease(periodontitis) and heart disease. Now, this does not necessarily mean that bad oral health causes heart attacks. It means there is a correlation between […]

No Teeth? No Problem!

Are missing teeth causing you difficulty, discomfort or embarrassment? Don’t worry – we have all the facts about tooth replacement treatments and the effectiveness of dental implants as a long-term solution for missing teeth. What are dental implants?

Modern Options for Bone Grafting Technology

Bones, grafting, or any combination of the two are rarely the subject of casual conversation. Most of us, regardless of our profession, are happier discussing recent football scores, the price of gasoline, or the abnormally high number of Dunkin Doughnut franchise locations. Perhaps for it is for this very reason, however, that we should bring […]

World Blood Donor Day: Blood Connects Us All

Safe blood supplies are a scarce commodity – especially in developing countries. Despite about 108 million yearly blood donations worldwide, safe blood is constantly on high demand! World Blood Donor Day, celebrated every 14th of June, aims to encourage people to give blood and save lives without asking for anything in return. Blood is the most […]

Dental Implants: High Tech Teeth

What are dental implants? Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that provide a foundation for both fixed and removable replacement teeth. Like roots, dental implants are secured within the jawbone and not visible once surgically placed. Teeth replacement is not new to dental technology. Early civilizations practiced teeth replacements; archaeologists have discovered skulls where teeth […]

How Many Wisdom Teeth Do You Have?

Wisdom tooth removal has become somewhat of a rite of passage – puffy-cheeked post-extraction photos, a diet of Jell-O and mashed potatoes. But not everyone gets their wisdom teeth taken out. In fact, not everyone has wisdom teeth at all! Have you ever wondered why some people have four wisdom teeth while others have fewer […]

The Benefits of Jaw Surgery

As doctors, we always weigh the risks and benefits of any procedure or medication therapy. One of the most significant procedures that we perform in our office is orthognathic surgery, more commonly known as “jaw surgery”.

On the Lookout for Oral Cancer

Oral cancer screenings are performed regularly at dental exams, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be paying attention to your dental hygiene between appointments. Taking matters into your own hands is the best way to maintain your oral health. Not sure how to screen for oral cancer? We’ll show you!