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5 Common Misconceptions About Dental Bone Grafts

As the United States population continues to age and dental implants increasingly become a popular alternative to dentures and bridges, more Americans will be faced with the prospects of a dental bone graft.
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Why Spring and Summer Break are the Best Time for Wisdom Tooth Removal

When you’re facing oral surgery for wisdom teeth removal, you want to choose the best time. Wisdom teeth removal will necessitate some recov...
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Wisdom Teeth: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

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Have you ever considered that teeth serve as milestones in life? Much is made of the appearance of a child's first tooth, and then approxima...
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Risks Involved With Not Removing Wisdom Teeth

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Wisdom teeth removal commonly occurs in a patient's mid-teens to early twenties, typically on breaks from school.  However, a commonly asked...
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What Does an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Do?

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are dentists who pursue rigorous additional surgical specialty training of four or six years after completio...
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Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Recommends the COVID-19 Vaccine

Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is not offering the COVID-19 Vaccine at this time, however our board-certified oral surgeons strongly...
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What Are Tori, Can They Be Removed, and Why Should They Be Removed?

Tori are benign (non-cancerous) growths of extra bone in the mouth.They most commonly occur on the tongue side of the lower jaw on both side...
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X-rays and Oral Surgery

Oral surgeons use X-rays to help diagnose disease, pathology, trauma, and dentofacial deformities that are not visible during a clinical exa...
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Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition that causes you to stop breathing suddenly when you are sleeping. There are different types of sleep apnea, inclu...
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Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Your Oral Surgery: What to Know

Before any minor or major oral surgery procedure, such as wisdom teeth extraction, extraction of non-restorable teeth and grafting the site ...
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