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Facial Injuries from Winter Sports – Treatment and Prevention | Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah

Treatment & prevention of facial injuries related to winter sports
Winter sports frequently cause facial injuries that require expert care from an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. With skiing, snowb...

Dental Abscess vs. Dental Cyst – What’s the Difference?

Dental abscess vs. Dental cyst
While dental abscesses and dental cysts do share some similarities, the two oral health threats are not one and the same. Here, th...

Are You at Risk for Oral Cancer?

Risk factors for oral cancer
In 2018, the American Cancer Society estimates that oral cancer afflicted approximately 51,540 people in the United States. And fo...

8 Times Wisdom Tooth Removal is Recommended

When do oral surgeons recommend wisdom tooth removal?
Will you need wisdom tooth removal? Maybe not. If your third molars are healthy and erupting in the proper position, pulling them ...

Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery – Do’s and Don’ts

wisdom teeth removal recovery
What is wisdom teeth removal recovery like? Many patients worry, but the reality is, most people bounce back quickly. Oral surgeon...

Tooth Loss and Jawbone Resorption – Understanding the Connection

jawbone resorption tooth loss
Did you know that living with tooth loss puts you at risk for jawbone resorption? Most people don’t understand how the bone shri...

Oral Surgery Anesthesia: Should You Choose IV Sedation?

IV sedation oral surgery
With the right oral surgery anesthesia, your procedure can be comfortable and pain-free. For many patients, intravenous (IV) sedat...

Living with Dental Implants

life with dental implants
What to Expect with Dental Implants Dental implants are the best type of tooth replacement. If you have missing teeth or wear d...

Do You Need Corrective Jaw Surgery?

corrective jaw surgery
Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, involves realigning the teeth and repositioning or reshaping the jawbone to impro...

Is Tooth Extraction an Alternative to Root Canal Treatment?

tooth extraction vs root canal
Sometimes a tooth extraction seems preferable to getting root canal treatment. Pulling a tooth is typically less expensive and the...