Will scars be visible after facial surgery?

For those requiring maxillofacial surgery, visible scarring is a common concern. Many times, facial surgery is needed after trauma that has resulted in lacerations to the face or to repair congenital abnormalities such as cleft lips and cleft palates. When performing facial surgeries, our oral surgeons strive to make scarring as unnoticeable as possible. Our…

How long will it take to recover from jaw surgery?

Performed by an oral surgeon, jaw surgery is a necessary procedure when deformed or misaligned jaws compromise oral function. Recovering from jaw surgery, like any other type of procedure, involves following post-operative instructions closely so that patients can heal as quickly as possible. Since everyone’s situation is unique and our bodies heal at different rates,…

Will sleep apnea go away with time?

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that affects people from all walks of life. Sometimes, sleep apnea can improve with lifestyle changes such as losing weight, abstaining from smoking, and avoiding alcoholic beverages before bedtime. While lifestyle changes can help some people, they are not universally effective, especially if the underlying cause of sleep apnea…

What is tinnitus and how does it relate to TMJ?

Tinnitus is a condition in which a patient experiences a persistent ringing, hissing or buzzing sound in the ears. Tinnitus can be caused by any number of issues, including high blood pressure or hearing loss. In some patients, this condition may be a result of a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. If a jaw is not…