Archive for May, 2012

Advanced Research Concerning Pre-Op Antibiotics and Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Patients who have undergone the extraction of their wisdom teeth often mistakenly expect a prescription of post-operative antibiotics before leaving their dentist’s office after surgery. The fact is, however, that patients who receive antibiotics prior to surgical extractions are far better off than those who take these medications after the procedure. Numerous studies have been conducted in […]

The Role of Reconstructive Surgery in the Correction of Cleft Palate

What is Cleft Palate? Cleft palate is one of the most common facial birth defects in children from all over the world and occurs in approximately one of every 700 births. During the first trimester of pregnancy, the fetus develops all major facial components. When the roof of the mouth fails to form completely, a gap […]