Archive for November, 2011

Ridge Expansion for Dental Implants

The ridge bone is a special type of bone surrounding and supporting your teeth. As soon as a tooth is removed, this bone begins to deteriorate. The ridge bone can also lose density due to breakdown from age or disease. This kind of atrophy can happen in two dimensions. The first is loss of horizontal […]

How to Get the Right Treatment for a TMJ Problem

Your TMJ (short for temporomandibular joint) is the most constantly used joint in your body. It’s the small joint in front of your ears where your skull and lower jaw connect. The joint allows your lower jaw (mandible) to move and function. TMJ-related pain and other symptoms can often be difficult to properly diagnose. Common […]

Surgery for Maxillofacial Deformities

Maxillofacial deformities are irregularities or malformations in the bones and/or soft tissues of the jaws and face. Causes range from congenital conditions such as cleft lip and cleft palate, diseases such as cancer, or can be the outcome of trauma such as an automobile accident. Maxillofacial deformities are often related to the body’s developmental or growth […]

Sexually Transmitted Virus Now #1 Cause of Oral Cancer

  In April 2011, Dr. Maura Gillison, a long-time researcher of the relationship between Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and oral cancers at the renowned James Cancer Center at Ohio State University in Columbus, broke the news to the American Academy for the Advancement of Science that Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a sexually-transmitted virus, has replaced […]