Pain or no pain, your wisdom teeth should be checked every year. If wisdom teeth come in properly and meet the right conditions, they are generally safe to keep. But left unchecked, they can put you at risk for gum disease, tooth decay, and damage to adjacent teeth. Some wisdom teeth grow in at such […]
Officially, we are called oral and maxillofacial surgeons. And we’re the experts in face, mouth and jaw surgery. Members of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are trained and experienced in all these treatment areas. Our work saves lives, changes lives, and makes lives better. What you call us isn’t really important. But […]
Maybe you know that tobacco and drinking alcohol can increase your risk of developing oral or throat cancer. But the fastest growing cause of these cancers is the HPV virus, or the human papillomavirus. In fact, if you have HPV, you are 30 times more likely to get oral cancer. and it is affecting young […]
More and more people are looking at dental implants as the best option for replacing their missing teeth. Patients who have had dental-implant surgical care by an oral and facial surgeon relate that the final result is like having their natural teeth. Receiving dental-implant care involves Oral Facial Surgery. And, obviously, surgery should be performed […]
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop and enter your mouth. If wisdom teeth come into the mouth in a proper position and meet certain conditions, it’s generally accepted that you can keep them. However, they are still prone to disease, even if you experience no pain and have no symptoms. […]
Oral health is important in its own right. But the mouth can also provide clues to many aspects of a patient’s overall health. In a new JAMA Viewpoint, The Importance of Oral Health in Comprehensive Health Care , NIDCR Clinical Director Janice S. Lee, DDS, MD, MS, and NIDCR Director Martha J. Somerman, DDS, PhD, […]
This 8-page supplement, Oral Health, appeared in a March 2018 issue of USA Today in major U.S. markets. The cover story – “New Tech and a Charitable Doctor Gave One Vet a Reason to Smile” – features the work of an AAOMS member. The AAOMS article “Dental Implants: New Technologies Aid in Precision Surgery, Patient Recovery” is featured […]
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea and is caused by complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway. The following video is courtesy of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.