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Reconstructive Surgery For Facial Injuries

If an accident or injury causes trauma to the face, cosmetic surgery can help restore facial appearance and function. The surgical techniques and approaches will differ depending on the severity and location of the injury. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon

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Reconstructive Surgery For Knocked-Out Teeth

The term dental avulsion means the complete removal of a tooth from its sockets following a traumatic injury. Injuries to the front teeth are quite common during childhood. It is a severe injury when the tooth is completely knocked out

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Oral Cancer Treatment

Mouth cancer treatment depends on the stage and location of cancer, and the general health and personal preferences of the patient. The patient may undergo only one type of treatment or a combination of cancer treatments. Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy

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What is Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer initiates in the mouth, also known as the oral cavity. This area of the body includes the lips, the inside lining of the cheeks and lips (buccal mucosa), the gums, the teeth, most of the tongue, the floor

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Oral Cancer Testing

A dentist will perform an oral cancer screening to check for indications of cancer or precancerous conditions in the mouth. The objective of oral cancer screening is to detect mouth cancer early at a stage where there is a higher

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Oral Surgery For Dental Implants

Dental implant surgery is instrumental in replacing tooth roots with metal, screw-like post as well as restoring damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that appear and function much like real ones. This procedure can offer an effective alternative to

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Oral Surgery For Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom tooth extraction refers to a surgical procedure to excise one or more wisdom tooth. These are the four permanent adult teeth located at the back corners of the mouth on the top and bottom. Dr. Landon D. McLain of

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Common Types of Oral Surgeries And What You Can Expect

The treatment of various conditions may involve oral surgery. Your surgeon will share some insights to help you make a suitable decision and help you prepare mentally and physically for the oral surgery. Dr. Landon D. McLain of McLain Surgical

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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious, and at times, life-threatening condition. Undiagnosed OSA presents various risks such as stroke, heart attack, irregular heartbeat, heart disease, high blood pressure, and reduced libido. Moreover, OSA can lead to drowsiness in the

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TMJ And Facial Pain

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) refers to a small joint which is located in the front of the ear where the skull meets the lower jaw. It provides the lower jaw with the ability to move and function. The occurrence of

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