It's estimated that nearly 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer, or cancer of the throat or mouth, within the year. Of these 50,000 diagnoses, only slightly more than half will still be living five years from now — a statistic that hasn't significantly improved within the past decade.
Play it safe! April is National Facial Protection Month and the surgeons of Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery urge professional, amateur and recreational athletes to protect their faces and mouths. According to Dr. M. James Clark, a board-certified oral surgeon with Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, “We see about a dozen students each year that experience facial trauma during sports practice and games.” Although not all sports-related injuries can be avoided, there are some steps that players can take to minimize their risks.
Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is proud to announce our renewed partnership with Dynamo Dash Youth Soccer Club's College Center for 2018-2019. We are the club's longest current partner providing sponsorship support since 2007.
If you are asking this question, chances are your wisdom teeth are giving you some trouble. Wisdom teeth are your third molars. They are the last teeth to come in and are located the farthest back in your mouth. Occasionally, wisdom teeth will erupt with absolutely no pain, issues or cause for concern. Others will experience unpleasant symptoms and will want or need to have their wisdom teeth extracted. How do you know?
At Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we participate as “in-network” providers for many of the most popular dental plans*. When you call our office to schedule your consultation with one of our board-certified oral surgeons, please be prepared to let us know about your insurance. We will be able to confirm that we are or are not an in-network provider.
For many of our patients, oral surgery during the holidays just makes sense. Whether they are enjoying a school break, taking some time off from work or are simply committed to using all of their dental benefits before the end of the year, scheduling oral surgery now will work in their favor.
Are you missing one or more teeth and considering replacing them? Bridges/ dentures and dental implants are both viable replacement options for missing teeth.
Have you been putting off wisdom teeth surgery for your child or dental implants for yourself? Call us at Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery before your dental insurance benefits expire at the end of the year. We will be happy to schedule an appointment for you with one of our eight* board-certified oral surgeons because: