What Happens When Winter Sports Leave You With a Maxillofacial Injury

What happens when facial trauma from winter sports and snow accidents lead to facial and maxillary trauma to the hard parts (bones and teeth) and soft tissue (skin and gums) of your body? Whether you are injured from snowmobiling, skiing or snowboarding, or have an accidental fall on the ice... Read more »

Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath... Read more »

Orthognathic Surgery 101

If your dentist or orthodontist has suggested to you that you might benefit from jaw surgery, you are not alone. Misalignment of the jaw can range from mild to severe, and sometimes orthognathic surgery may be needed. While your orthodontist can correct bite problems involving your teeth, surgery may be... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Do You Need Orthognathic Surgery to Relieve TMJ Pain?

If you find yourself experiencing TMJ symptoms that are mild and infrequent, they may go away on their own. This sometimes can take weeks or months depending on what you do to help your jaw find relief. Of course, this is a good time to alleviate symptoms by temporarily sticking... Read more »

Common Questions About Oral Surgery Recovery

Do you have questions concerning your recovery post-op? We have answers to the most common questions we get. Read on for more: How can I prepare for oral surgery? Make sure you have a comfortable recovery place set up at home. Having extra pillows can help you rest more comfortably,... Read more »

Bone Grafting to Improve Your Oral Health

Are you looking to improve your oral health with a bone grafting procedure? If not, then perhaps you should consider it! If you have lost bone structure in your jaw due to gum disease, then a bone graft procedure may be ideal for you. Our oral surgeons, Dr. Melvin L.... Read more »

What Is a Maxillofacial Surgeon?

With different dental specialties, it may be difficult to keep track of which doctor type performs different procedures. While you might take comfort in knowing that it takes years of studying to earn the different degrees and certifications required to become a specialist, it can be nice to know what... Read more »

Even Occasional Tobacco Use Can Irritate Healing Oral Tissues

A wide range of oral health issues involves altering soft tissues in the mouth. These treatment plans might be associated with dental implant restorations, gum surgery, and other treatments. After our oral surgeons has completed the treatment we will provide you with specific recovery instructions. If necessary, aftercare might also... Read more »

Oral First Aid May Be Necessary While Seeking Emergency Treatment

Sometimes an accident in the home or a sports injury can impact the mouth causing trauma to teeth and soft oral tissues. In a severe case you may need to apply some basic first aid while seeking emergency treatment. If you have blood on your lips or face, you might... Read more »