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Pain Control In Oral Surgery

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Relieving and preventing pain is a major consideration in treatment planning for oral surgery.  This is particularly true with the recent trends toward avoiding narcotics and decreasing opioid usage in the United States. In our practice we place a m...

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New Age of Dentistry

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With any industry or profession, such as dentistry, advances and improvements are always being made. Most of the time, those improvements are done in through small tweaks to existing procedures and technology, also known as incrementalism.  Dentistr...

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Why Good Teeth Are Important At Any Age

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Most people understand that teeth are a vital part of each and every one of us. Through educational outreach by organizations such as the American Dental Association, as a society we are becoming more and more “dental aware”. Parents are now more...

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TMJ Pain

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When hurricane Harvey hit the gulf coast a friend and colleague of mine had the misfortune to be an owner a Condominium that bore the brunt of the storm’s impact. During those first few dramatic days of the hurricane’s landing, the loss o...

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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

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Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?   The answer to that is almost always yes.  Especially when your treatment is being performed by someone as highly trained as an oral surgeon.  There are, however, many conditions which preclude you from h...

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Oral Cancer

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What do Babe Ruth, Diane von Furstenberg, Rod Stewart and Humphrey Bogart have in common?  They all had oral cancer. The most common form of oral cancer is squamous cell carcinoma. It often appears as a ulcer that will not go away, with a firm eleva...

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