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Dental Anxiety: Drilling Down on the Fear of Visiting Your Dentist

If the sound of a not-so-distant drill while you wait in your dentist’s office makes your heart race, stomach flutter, and sweat break out on your brow, fear not, you are not alone! In fact, a 2017 article in the Journal of Dental Hygiene s...
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Wisdom Tooth Removal Over the Holidays? Try These Soft Foods

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Nothing says the holiday season like decorating the tree, baking cookies, gazing at festive lights, exchanging presents … and getting your w...
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Replacing Missing Teeth: How Urgent is it to Seek Help?

Surely, there are worse things to experience, but having a tooth knocked out definitely ranks high on the misery index of life’s unfortunate...
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What is Marsupialization of a Keratocyst?

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Marsupialization is a conservative and non-invasive surgical option to treat keratocysts, especially in the case of large cysts, or with ver...
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Oral Mucoceles: What Causes Them and How to Treat Them

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Oral mucoceles, sometimes called an oral mucous cyst, is a harmless, painless swelling on the lip or inside of the mouth.
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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 to Ask Your Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS) Before Surgery

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Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, or OMS, are called upon to complete surgical dental procedures. Some of the most common surgical oral and d...
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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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