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.
Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, commonly called “TMJ,” are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and muscles that control jaw movement.
Oral and Facial Surgery is pleased to announce the launch of our new website, www.oralfacialsurgery.net. The new site will help keep our patients and community updated about important changes and news fro