Category: Oral Surgery

Oral surgery refers to the treatment of various types of injuries or defects to the jaw, head, and neck areas, such as an impacted tooth.

The articles below cover types of oral surgery, such as maxillofacial surgery, as well as related issues and procedures.

Opioid Epidemic: What Dentists and Oral Surgeons are Doing

August 16th, 2017 by

America’s opioid epidemic has killed more than 180,000 since 2000. Unfortunately, many of the victims became addicted after doctors prescribed them drugs like Oxycontin and Percocet. These prescriptions, however, were likely not their first exposure to powerful painkillers. According to […]

Domestic Abuse Survivor Is Reborn After Dentist Repairs Smile

May 31st, 2017 by

Could cosmetic dentistry help survivors heal from domestic abuse? Research shows that going to the dentist can vastly improve both physical health and self-perception. People who regularly visit the dentist are far more likely to find financial and romantic success, […]

Detecting Oral Cancer – New Methods

May 18th, 2012 by
Oral cancer prevention benefits from regular dentist visits.

Mention the word ‘cancer’ and most people shudder.  A common human response, we try to bury our heads in the sand or wish the concept away unless we actually have to deal with a diagnosis personally. But many cancers are […]