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Sleep apnea, a condition in which a person stops breathing for very brief periods of time repeatedly during sleep, can have serious consequences for your health. If you have signs of sleep apnea, like loud snoring or daytime drowsiness, you should be evaluated to confirm...

Impacted wisdom teeth can be problematic in a number of ways. One of the risks is that an impacted wisdom tooth will develop a painful infection known as an abscess. When bacteria infiltrate the tooth’s core, the byproducts of infection (pus) can collect in the...

If you have felt stressed out lately and noticed that your jaw has been hurting at the same time, those two issues can very well be related. The muscles involved in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) are susceptible to the negative effects of stress, like resulting...

The All-on-4 method of securing dental implants to dentures has become wildly popular in recent years. If you have worn dentures for some time or have lost most (or all) of your teeth, you might be wondering how All-on-4 implant-supported dentures can improve your quality...

When teeth are missing, the body will resorb bone because the roots of teeth no longer keep the jaw stimulated. Bone deterioration is of major concern to patients with missing teeth as it can affect the vitality of existing biological teeth, change the shape and...

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...

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...

Did you know that keeping wisdom teeth could increase your risk for periodontal (gum) disease? Wisdom tooth retention increases a person’s risk for an array of oral health problems. While many people underestimate the destructiveness of periodontal disease, it doesn’t change the fact that this...