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Oral Surgery FAQs

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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Dental Bone Grafts: Are you a Candidate?

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Dental implants are a wonderful way to improve your appearance and outlook because they function almost exactly like your natural teeth. But...
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Oral Surgery and the Holidays

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For many of our patients, oral surgery during the holidays just makes sense. Whether they are enjoying a school break, taking some time off ...
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How to Choose an Oral Surgeon

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Oral surgery can be as simple as a single tooth extraction or as complex as a full-mouth restoration. Regardless of the procedure, you alway...
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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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