Archive for September, 2017

What’s Causing Your Tooth Pain?

Do you have tooth pain? For relief from ongoing tooth pain, you’ll need to see your dentist or oral surgeon. In fact, a professional oral health examination may be the only way to determine the source of your problem and the appropriate course of treatment to eliminate your toothache. Tooth pain can be caused by a number of dental and […]

3 Common Reasons for Corrective Jaw Surgery

The prospect of corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, can make some patients nervous. Fortunately, jaw surgery is much less of an ordeal than most patients expect, thanks to anesthesia and post-operative pain management. And since surgical treatment can be life-changing for many, the procedure is certainly worthwhile. What can orthognathic surgery do for you? No. 1: Restoring Jaw Function […]

Could Gum Disease Increase Your Cancer Risk?

Gum disease has been long linked to a variety of serious health issues, including heart disease, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory disease, bone loss in the jaw and diabetic complications. Now you can add cancer to that alarming list. Studies show that patients with periodontitis are at greater risk of developing certain types of cancer than those with healthy gums and teeth. […]

4 Common Oral Surgery Myths Busted

Few patients look forward to oral surgery. In fact, thanks to all the common misconceptions about head, neck, face and jaw surgery, many people even fear or put off getting treatment. At Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah, we’ve found that patients are often influenced by misinformation. To address this, we are debunking four of the most common myths about oral and maxillofacial surgery. Myth […]

Dental Implant Surgery Helps Prevent Jawbone Atrophy 

Are you thinking of dental implant surgery to replace your missing teeth? Oral surgeons often recommend dental implants are because they fit, feel and function just like natural teeth, which certainly isn’t the case with bridges or dentures. Dental implants are also preferred for another important reason. Unlike other tooth replacement methods, implant surgery helps prevent jawbone atrophy. […]

5 Types of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Anesthesia 

Are you nervous about your upcoming oral and maxillofacial surgery? With the right anesthesia or sedation, you can have a comfortable, pain-free experience. Every patient we see is offered oral surgery anesthesia. Whether you’re scheduled for wisdom tooth extraction, dental implants or a more complex procedure like corrective jaw surgery, the professional team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah determines […]

How to Handle a Knocked-Out Tooth

A knocked-out tooth is a dental emergency that requires quick action. If an accident, fall or sports mishap knocks out one of your teeth, how you respond could mean the difference between saving and losing the tooth. Getting to the oral surgeon right away is a must. But what should you do in the meantime? Immediate Steps to […]

Dental Implants Help You Enjoy Your Favorite Foods Again 

Dental implants can restore oral function, allowing you to enjoy your favorite meals and snacks without difficulty. Missing teeth can make chewing and eating more of a challenge, and many people with tooth loss have to stop eating certain foods. Bridges and dentures can help with chewing, but they lack stability and durability, so many sticky […]