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What to Ask Your Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS) Before Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, or OMS, are called upon to complete surgical dental procedures. Some of the most common surgical oral and dental procedures include removing wisdom teeth, removing impacted teeth, placing dental implants, re...
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Impacted Teeth: Basics of an Expose and Bond Procedure

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If you're like most people when you hear the words impacted teeth, wisdom teeth come to mind. This is quite understandable since nine out of...
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Health and Safety Protocols to Protect Our Patients and Staff

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A visit to any medical office these days will have to take into account new safety protocols to stop the transmission of COVID-19. The globa...
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November is National TMJ Awareness Month

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November is National TMJ Awareness Month, a national effort to educate those who suffer from the often overlooked, sometimes misdiagnosed an...
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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

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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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