Archive for August, 2018

Oral Surgeon or Dentist: Which One Should You Visit?

Is it time to see a dentist, or is an oral surgeon more suited to your needs? Although routine care generally calls for a dentist appointment, more challenging issues typically require the expertise of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Although both types of practitioners deal with issues relating to the oral cavity, these two professional skillsets are different. The Role of a Dentist […]

What Happens During a Tooth Extraction?

Is tooth extraction in your future? Knowing what to expect can help you prepare for the procedure. The specifics will depend upon the location of the tooth and whether any issues could complicate the procedure. Tooth extractions can be either simple or complex, and your oral surgeon will let you know which type you need. However, […]

How to Prevent Dental Implant Failure

Dental implant failure is a rare occurrence. In fact, most patients never experience any complications. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), 95 percent of the millions of implants placed each year are successful. That number jumps higher — up to 98 percent — for artificial teeth that are implanted by a tooth restoration specialist. If you want […]

Oral Surgeons Explain How to Manage a Facial Injury

If you suffer a facial injury, an oral surgeon is often the medical professional of choice to provide emergency treatment. In the meantime, you or someone nearby may need to provide first aid. By taking the proper steps to address injuries to the mouth and face, you can potentially help improve the outcome of your medical treatment. Cut Inside […]

Consider Oral Surgery for Treating These Common Conditions

Oral surgery may be necessary for routine procedures such as tooth extraction as well as more complex challenges such as facial reconstruction. You may be surprised by some of the many conditions that can be addressed with comprehensive treatment by a qualified oral surgeon. Tooth Impaction Oral surgery is highly effective for treating any type of tooth impaction. For impacted wisdom teeth, […]

5 Fascinating Wisdom Teeth Removal Facts

Wisdom tooth removal is a routine procedure for oral surgeons. Here at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah, we perform third-molar extractions most every day. For our patients, however, visiting us is hardly routine, and for many, the thought of getting a tooth pulled can trigger a serious case of nerves. If you’re anxious about your upcoming procedure, learning some facts about wisdom tooth removal may help you […]

Facial Surgery Recovery: Top Tips to Minimize Scarring

Whether you’re undergoing facial surgery for jaw reconstruction, TMJ disorder treatment or another reason, scarring may be a concern for you. If your procedure is scheduled here at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah, you can rest assured that our highly skilled oral surgeons use the most advanced techniques designed to minimize scarring. However, you can take some steps yourself to further minimize scarring after facial surgery. Don’t Stress […]

7 Ways Dental Implants Beat Dentures

If your dentures are driving you nuts, getting dental implants could put an end to your frustrations and give you a beautiful, trouble-free smile. Oral surgeons often use dental implants to replace a single tooth, but implants can also support both partial and complete dentures. What’s so great about dental implants that you don’t get with ordinary […]