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Dentists looking at a cranial x-ray at the hospital

What is Marsupialization of a Keratocyst?

Marsupialization is a conservative and non-invasive surgical option to treat keratocysts, especially in the case of large cysts, or with very young or old patients. Research has shown that marsupialization, which creates a pouch-like openin...
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Pineapple Juice and Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery: Fact or Fiction?

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If you put stock in the adage that it is best to “believe none of what you hear and believe half of what you see” then what are we to make o...
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Sore Spot: Your Oral Surgeon Can Treat Scar Tissue in Your Mouth

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You know what’s irritating? That … that, right there! That sore spot in your mouth that nobody else can see – except for your hygienist and ...
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Different Types of Oral Surgery

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Oral and maxillofacial surgeons undergo years of extensive education and training, which allows them to perform many different types of oral...
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How Dental Bone Grafting Works

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When implants are needed to replace missing teeth or the jaw bone needs to be reconstructed after traumatic injuries or following removal of...
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What is an OMS?

Have you ever wondered what the rest of the name you sometimes see for your oral surgeon means?  What is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon? ...
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What to Ask Before Your Dental Surgery

What to Ask Before Your Dental Surgery
"As with any surgery...it is essential that patients, as key members of their healthcare team, take an active role in their treatment choice...
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Tragic Mistakes in Dental Surgery

Last week a tragic story began circulating in the media about a woman who died during dental surgery.  Dr. Rashmi Patel, a general dentist i...
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