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Exparel: Effective Alternative for Post-Surgical Pain Management

When prescribed and administered appropriately, opioid analgesic drugs can be used to effectively treat post-oral surgical pain. At Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our surgeons have historically exercised sound professional judgemen...
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Dental Anxiety

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If you suffer from dental anxiety, you’re not alone. An estimated 15% of Americans report that they have some level of dental anxiety. Peopl...
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7 Things You Need to Know Before Getting Dental Implants

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Dental implants are frequently used to replace missing teeth. These implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth. If you are mis...
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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

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Dental implants provide a more permanent tooth replacement than other options like dentures. In the spot where a tooth is missing, a dentist...
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What Are the Different Types of Dental Implants?

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The decision to makeover your smile with dental implants isn’t always an easy one. If you are unfamiliar with process, a dental implant is s...
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Why Are They Called Wisdom Teeth?

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Wisdom teeth, the molars located the farthest back in the jaw, are formally known as third molars; but their nickname is much more commonly ...
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What Age Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

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Most people will experience some type of dental issue or another throughout their life, but not everyone is affected by their wisdom teeth i...
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Wisdom Teeth & Dry Socket: What You Need to Know

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Ever wonder why the doctors tell you that you can't use a straw after having your wisdom teeth (or any other teeth) removed? It's because of...
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What to Eat Immediately After Wisdom Tooth Surgery

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One of the most common questions we get from patients who are scheduling wisdom tooth surgery is: "What will I be able to eat after surgery?...
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Causes & Cures for Wisdom Tooth Pain

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There are a few reasons why your wisdom teeth might be hurting you, but most of the time the answer is simple: wisdom teeth removal is neede...
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