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Oral Surgeons

How to Choose an Oral Surgeon

Oral surgery can be as simple as a single tooth extraction or as complex as a full-mouth restoration. Regardless of the procedure, you always want to be in the care of the most qualified dental professional.
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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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What to Ask Before Oral Surgery

When administered and monitored by an anesthesia team led by a well-trained and highly skilled surgeon, all levels of sedation, up to and in...
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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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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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Oral Microbiome and Pancreatic Cancer

Oral cancer
Does the presence of certain mouth bacteria indicate pancreatic cancer? While there is not an undeniable link, there is a strong suggestion ...
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Wisdom Teeth Surgery: What to Expect

Wisdom teeth are the very last four molars on each side of the upper and lower jaw. They are also the last teeth to come in, usually appeari...
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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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