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November is National TMJ Awareness Month

November is National TMJ Awareness Month, a national effort to educate those who suffer from the often overlooked, sometimes misdiagnosed and often painful TMJ disorder. Dysfunction of the TMJ can cause severe pain and limit lifestyle. The ...
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Am I Too Old to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

NW Oral Surgery Am I Too Old to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed? Adult Patient Lying in Dentist Exam Chair
While most patients that have their wisdom teeth removed are under the age of 25, older adults, even AARP card carrying members, can need th...
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Oral Cancer: Survival Rate Increases with Early Detection

NW Oral Surgery Oral Cancer: Survival Rate Increases with Early Detection Dentist and Patient Looking at X-Rays
Doctors are reporting that one side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is that people are putting off critical screening and diagnostic tests f...
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How Oral Surgeons Assist Orthodontists

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At Northwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery our doctors are ready to assist you and your family members with all-inclusive oral health care ...
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Impacted Canine Teeth

Northwest Oral Surgery Impacted Canine Teeth Dentist in Mask Holding Tools
Canine teeth in humans are the slightly pointed teeth that sit on each side of the incisors at the front of the mouth. There is evidence tha...
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The Benefits of the All-on-4® Treatment Approach

Benefits of the Dental Implants approach
Replacement of teeth has come a long way from the old days of a traditional denture set or an implant supported removable denture. Today, it...
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TMJ Disorder and Oral Surgery

NW Oral Surgery Is It Time to Consider Surgery for TMJ Issues Man in White Shirt Holding Jaw in Pain
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the area of the jaw just in front of the earlobe region where the bottom jaw connects to the skull. The...
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Understanding Treatment for a Cleft Lip or Palate

Northwest Oral Surgery Understanding Treatment for Cleft Lip or Palate  Surgeon
In a developed society with good healthcare, the occurrence of a cleft lip or cleft palate is relatively rare. While it is true that good di...
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Soft Tissue Facial Injuries

Northwest Oral Surgery Soft Tissue Facial Injuries Woman Holding Cold Pack on Aching Jaw
While broken bones or teeth are easier problems to spot, soft tissue injuries are very common in athletes and anyone playing a team sport. S...
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Understanding How Tooth Extractions Work

Northwest Oral Surgery Understanding Tooth Extraction Oral Surgeon Looking at X-Ray
Dental extractions are not just limited to kids with inadequate space or crowding issues. The dental surgical procedure can also apply to ol...
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