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A teen’s injuries looked like he was in a ‘high-speed’ crash. Instead, a vape pen exploded in his mouth.

The use of e-cigarettes among young people continues to grow in popularity. Regardless of whether this is due to the ease of accessibility, the variety of “fun” flavors, or the ability to conceal e-cigarette devices from parents and teacher...
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Why Use a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon?

We get it! Oral surgery isn’t fun. It’s no “walk in the park.” And while we can’t guarantee that it will be “easy as pie,” we can promise th...
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Oral Surgery FAQs

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You've got questions.  We've got answers. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions at Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
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Summertime is the Best Time to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

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Ice cream and popsicles are the perfect treats for both hot summer days AND post-op recovery. Coincidence? We think not! Having your wisdom ...
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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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How to Alleviate Anxiety Before Dental Implant Surgery

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Dental implants can completely transform your smile. They can also fill you with anxiety about the procedure itself. Anxiety about dental im...
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Oral Surgery for Special-Needs Patients

Oral surgery for healthy patients is typically met with trepidation. When patients with special needs require oral surgery, additional care ...
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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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Should I Have Oral Surgery in My Dentist’s Office?

Recently a neighbor and I were discussing dentistry. After all, I am an oral surgeon and everyone wants to talk to me about their dental iss...
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Preparing for Wisdom Tooth Surgery

Welcome to Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Our priority is to provide compassionate care in the safest surgical environment. Thank y...
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