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Common Reasons One Would Need to See an OMS

Posted on 5/23/2022 by Ankur Johri
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a surgeon who specialises in dental and oral surgeries. They can deal with the slightest dental issues, oral defects, injuries, and cosmetic procedures. Anyone with oral procedure needs should consider the need and choice to see an OMS. When Should a Patient See an OMS Dental Professional While impacted wisdom teeth are often removed, other teeth that are crowded, unhealthy beyond repair, or supernumerary may also need to be removed. For patients who require surgical tooth extractions, whether simple or complicated by impaction, OMSs are the obvious choice. While many people choose to have their wisdom teeth extracted, it is not always required. Although each patient and case is different, wisdom teeth removal is usually recommended if there is evidence of periodontal disease, infection, cavities, damage to adjoining teeth, cysts, or tumours. Patients who want to preserve their wisdom teeth should see an OMS regularly to discuss care. Before receiving orthodontics or fitting for prosthetics, a patient usually sees an OMS for a medical procedure. An OMS may remove extra bone and gum tissue or smooth and recontour the bone ridge on which dentures rest before fitting them. The OMS prepares the oral cavity for the next step in these situations. In the case of orthodontic surgery, this could imply removing over-retained baby teeth or exposing unerupted teeth. Dental implant surgery involves the replacement of tooth roots with metal, screw-like posts and repairing worn or missing teeth with a dental implant that looks and functions similarly to natural teeth. Dental implant surgery can be an excellent alternative to ill-fitting dentures or bridgework. It can also be a good option when there aren't enough natural teeth roots to make dentures or bridgework tooth substitutes. OMS are extensively equipped and knowledgeable in this field. Many people suffer from jaw issues that affect their chewing, swallowing and even speaking. It's possible that if your jaws don't line up correctly, it will affect your bite, making eating and talking difficult. Sometimes called orthognathic surgery, jaw surgery straightens your bottom and top jaws....
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Apicoectomy: Root End Surgery and How It Can Help You

Posted on 5/9/2022 by Ankur Johri
Many people know root canal therapy and how it helps patients with tooth infections. An apicoectomy is an endodontic treatment that proves helpful in patients with major or persistent teeth infections. In this procedure, an endodontist exposes the infected root structure and jawbone structure to remove the damaged or infected soft tissue at the end of the root of a tooth. An apicoectomy is also referred to as root-end-resection or retrograde root canal therapy. How Apicoectomy Can Help You Often, patients who have a failed root canal therapy may be recommended to undergo an apicoectomy procedure. A majority of root canal treatments work out well to eliminate an infection. But there is a little odd that a root canal could be ineffective at getting rid of the infected root pulp. When this happens, an apicoectomy is performed to help save a tooth from being extracted. The ideal candidates for root-end surgery are patients who have previously undergone a root canal, but the procedure proved ineffective. An apicoectomy can only be successful if an infection hasn't spread to reach the jawbone. An endodontist will take X-rays and perform other advanced diagnostics to help determine if root-end resection is a suitable option for you. The dental specialist will put you under local anesthesia and then make an incision along the gumline to access the tip of the root and jawbone structure. Using special equipment, the endodontist gets a detailed view of your root canal in order to safely remove the damaged tissue. Because the specialist removes the root tip, a small bone graft is placed on that area to ensure proper healing. The dental specialist then sutures the treatment site after the root-end surgical procedure. It is a procedure that takes about 30 to 90 minutes to perform. One of the ways root-end surgery helps patients is that it can help save a tooth, meaning you don't get your infected tooth extracted. And you know, if you extract a tooth, you will need to get implants, which increases the cost of treatment. It is better to save a tooth than get an implant. Dental implants should come in when a tooth is badly damaged beyond repair. Visit our Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery office to find out more about root-end surgery or apicoectomy....
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Why Are CT Scans Performed During An Oral Surgery

Posted on 4/25/2022 by Ankur Johri
If you are undergoing a tooth extraction for an impacted tooth, full-mouth X-rays are utilized. However, there are other procedures that may require the use of CT scans. When it comes to the placement of dental implants, an oral surgeon must pay attention to precision and accuracy. It is crucial that the implant is placed properly in the right position. This means that a CT scanner is used to help determine the exact measurement that is needed for the placement of the dental implants. How does a CT Scanner Work? You have seen the X-ray and CT scanners in dental offices and perhaps you would want to understand a thing or two about how they work. Like X-rays, a CT scan uses small, targeted radiation to capture images of the mouth. It uses only what is absolutely necessary to help create detailed images of an oral area that is considered to be problematic. Again, you may wonder whether a CT scan can cause a risk for cancer. Like the low radiation X-rays, CT scans present a very low risk for developing cancer. An oral surgeon will use CT scans occasionally, and only when the projected benefits to your oral health greatly outweigh any potential risks. A trained and certified Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon will ensure that all the precautions are taken when taking X-rays and CT scans. You are safe in the hands of these professionals because safety is a top concern for most, if not all dental offices. Learn more about dental imaging, including X-rays and CT scans, and how they help with your oral surgery. Kindly schedule a consultation appointment. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss the imaging options in-depth with you so that you make an informed choice and know what to expect. Our oral surgeon will determine when to use X-rays and when to perform CT scans....
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Common Reasons One Would Need to See an OMS
5/23/2022
Apicoectomy: Root End Surgery and How It Can Help You
5/9/2022
Why Are CT Scans Performed During An Oral Surgery
4/25/2022
What is dental plaque and how can I get rid of it?
4/11/2022
What are the different types of oral maxillofacial surgery
3/21/2022
Reasons To See An Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon
3/7/2022
How To Prepare For Oral Surgery
2/21/2022
Can people with bone loss get dental implants
2/7/2022
Things We May Do to Prepare the Jaw for Dental Implants
1/24/2022
Here Are The Common Signs of Tooth Decay
1/10/2022
Jaw Pain Following an Auto Accident Is Something We Should Check
12/23/2021
Can Dentures Help Restore Your Speech?
12/10/2021
What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Tooth Decay?
11/22/2021
Main Differences Between Maxillofacial Surgery And Oral Surgery You Need to Know
11/8/2021
Enhancing Your Smile Through Gum Line Contouring
10/25/2021
Dental Emergencies Essentials
10/11/2021
Salt Water Rinses Can Keep You From Getting a Postoperative Infection
9/21/2021
What We Can Do to Help Remedy an Underbite
9/6/2021
Most Common Types of Oral Cancer Surgeries
8/23/2021
Dentures on Implant Abutments Can Make Your Teeth Feel Natural
8/9/2021
What Can Be Done to Treat Severe Bruxism?
7/26/2021
How to Make Brushing into a Fun Daily Habit
7/12/2021
Surgical Treatment for Bad Bite FAQs
6/21/2021
Chewing Can Increase Jaw Pain if You Have TMD
6/7/2021
Habits Can Worsen Your TMJ Symptoms
5/24/2021
Lengthening Your Crowns Can Boost the Beauty of Your Smile
5/10/2021
What Type of Mouth Cancers Do Oral Surgeons Treat?
4/26/2021
All About Antibiotic Prophylaxis
4/12/2021
Oral Surgery After-Care Tips
3/22/2021
6 Factors That Contribute to Long Term Success of Dental Implants
3/8/2021
What Does it Mean to Have Bone Loss in the Jaw?
2/22/2021
How Does Having Bone Loss in the Jaw Affect Your Oral Health?
2/8/2021
Teeth in a Day: Are They Right for You?
1/25/2021
Is It a Problem if Your Jaw Starts To Click?
1/11/2021
How Our Office Could Help Ease Sleep Apnea Symptoms
12/21/2020
Symptoms You Need to Know of Oral Cancer
12/7/2020
What You Should Do If You Have a Single Missing Tooth
11/16/2020
How TMJ Can Increase When You Regularly Chew Gum?
11/9/2020
What Makes TMD Worse?
10/19/2020
How to Stop Clenching Your Teeth
10/5/2020
Does Juice Damage Your Gums or Provide Them with Nutrients?
9/21/2020
Where Do Bony Growths Come From Inside the Mouth?
9/7/2020
Gums Often Swell When You Have an Abscess
8/24/2020
Oral Surgeons Like Us Know How to Manage Dental Pain Better Than Most General Dentists
8/10/2020
If You Chew Gum, Are You Guaranteed to Have Jaw Pain?
7/23/2020
Why You Should Call Us for Facial Injuries
7/7/2020
Times Where a Sinus Lift Surgery Could Improve Your Oral Health
6/22/2020
Procedures That Can Happen During Periodontal Plastic Surgery
6/8/2020
Understanding a Tuberosity Reduction and When Its Needed
5/29/2020
Why Is Your Jaw Starting to Swell?
5/15/2020
Reducing Stress Can Help with Bruxism Problems
4/25/2020
Reasons Why Dental Implants Get Rejected By the Body
4/15/2020
How Gum Chewing Can Lead to TMJ Pain
3/25/2020
Do TMJ Disorders Impact Your Memory?
3/15/2020
Ways of Treating TMJ Pain Through Stress Reduction
2/29/2020
Signs Your Jaw Pain Is Something To Worry About
2/15/2020
Types of Oral Appliances That Protect Teeth from Grinding
1/25/2020
Top 4 Symptoms of TMD
1/15/2020
Over the Counter Medications Are Often Enough Following Oral Surgery
12/25/2019
How Common Are Jaw Fractures Following Auto Accidents?
12/15/2019
What Is an Uncomplicated Crown Fracture?
11/25/2019
Ways of Preventing Dental Implant Rejection
11/15/2019
Positions to Sleep in Following Oral Surgery
10/25/2019
How Your Oral Health Can Benefit from Getting a Bone Graft
10/15/2019
Do All Broken Teeth Require Extraction?
9/25/2019
How to Tell if You Need Oral Surgery
9/15/2019
Top 4 Reasons You Could Need Oral Surgery
8/25/2019
Things to Make Note of If Your Jaw Hurts
8/15/2019
Why Do We Offer Sedation Options?
7/23/2019
Who Benefits Most from Sinus Implant Procedures?
7/13/2019
Why We Offer Several Types of Sedation
6/25/2019
What Age Should Oral Cancer Screenings Start?
6/15/2019
We Offer Several Sedation Options for Your Oral Surgery
5/30/2019
Signs You Have Uneven Jaw Growth
5/20/2019
If You Have Ringing In Your Ears, We May Have Solutions to Help
4/25/2019
How to Track the Details of TMJ Pain
4/15/2019
What Is Distraction Osteogenesis?
3/30/2019
Signs Your Tooth May Need to Be Sectioned for a Dental Extraction
3/20/2019
Sinus Infections Can Come from Oral Health Issues
2/28/2019
Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
2/20/2019
Understanding What Comes with Cleft Palate
1/30/2019
Types of Facial Trauma Oral Surgeons Help With
1/20/2019
Treating an Infection of the Salivary Gland
12/30/2018
Top 3 Reasons to Come See Us After an Auto Accident
12/20/2018
Are There Reasons to Fear Bony Growths in The Mouth?
11/30/2018
3 Bad Habits You May Have That Could Increase Your TMJ Pain
11/20/2018
Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
10/20/2018
How Do Salivary Glands Get Infected?
9/30/2018
First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
9/20/2018
Making Your Mouth Healthier to Improve Your Odds of Getting Dental Implants
10/30/2010

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