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Do You Need a Referral for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery?

Getting a referral for oral surgery
If you need oral and maxillofacial surgery, you might need a referral. But should you get it from your dentist or primary care doc...

Can Anyone Have Dental Implant Surgery?

Most patients are good candidates for dental implants
Most patients are good candidates for dental implant surgery. And for the majority of patients with missing teeth, implants are th...

Oral & Maxillofacial Bone Grafting Techniques

Oral and maxillofacial bone grafting
Bone grafting is a routine procedure performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons in preparation for dental implant placement. Den...

What Are Dental Implants? The 3 Parts of an Implanted Tooth

Dental implants explained
For oral surgeons, dental implants are the preferred choice for tooth replacement. With their natural fit, full function and organ...

Rare Complications During Tooth Extraction Procedures

Tooth extraction complications
Tooth extractions performed by a skilled and experienced oral surgeon are typically problem-free. In fact, for most patients, the ...

Oral Surgery for Orofacial Pain

Oral surgery for face pain
Orofacial pain is more common than you may realize. Many people suffer from pain in the face, neck and mouth. For some, conservati...

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 ...