Archive for September, 2011
What is Maxillofacial Surgery?
Maxillofacial surgery focuses on problems concerning the mouth, jaw, face and neck. A dentist or orthodontist may refer a patient to a maxillofacial surgeon if an issue with the mouth is too difficult to correct with dental procedures alone. There are many reasons for maxillofacial surgery such as overbites, underbites, jaw asymmetry and other jaw deformities […]
Anxiety-free Pain-free Oral Surgery
Let’s face it– no one looks forward to going to the dentist, let alone having oral surgery. The patient tends to worry most about the pain and discomfort of the procedure. The good news is that today’s advancements in anesthesia make it possible to perform both simple and complex oral surgery with little or no discomfort […]
A Simple Self-Exam to Detect Oral Cancer
The American Cancer Society estimates that over 34,000 new cases of oral cavity cancer (mouth cancer) and oropharyngeal cancer (throat cancer) will be diagnosed in 2011. Even though the number of new cases has been dropping over the past three decades, there has been a recent rise in cases of oral cavity cancer in men […]