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5 Frequently Asked Questions for Oral Surgeons

5 Frequently Asked Questions for Oral Surgeons

Oral surgery can be overwhelming. Whether you’re scheduled for your very first oral surgery, or you’ve undergone oral surgery before, you probably have several pressing questions for your oral surgeon. While each procedure is unique, the following are common questions most patients ask their surgeons. You are always welcome to contact OMSNashville for more detailed answers to your individual questions. Will It Hurt? Your oral surgery team will give you the exact anesthetics to either completely numb the area or ...

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Lowering the Risk of Tooth Loss

Lowering the Risk of Tooth Loss

For children, losing teeth is a normal part of life. In fact, many families celebrate this rite of passage with fables of fairy visitors who leave money or trinkets in exchange for the lost teeth. When adults lose teeth, however, it’s often seen as cause for embarrassment rather than celebration. This is because tooth loss in adulthood isn’t the result of new teeth growing in but of the deterioration of tooth and gum tissue. While tooth loss in adulthood can’t ...

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Tobacco & Oral Cancer: Tips to Quit

Tobacco & Oral Cancer: Tips to Quit

As the primary cause of approximately 30% of all cancer deaths in the United States, tobacco use plays a significant role in the development of oral cancers, including cancers of the upper throat, mouth, lips, nasal cavity, larynx, esophagus, and throat. In fact, there is no safe method for using tobacco, as both smoking and using smokeless tobacco are especially prone to causing cancer of the esophagus, mouth, and throat. However, the good news is that quitting smoking has notable ...

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Team Spotlight: Dr. Andy Wicke

Team Spotlight: Dr. Andy Wicke

Get to know Dr. Andy Wicke How long have you been an oral surgeon? I graduated from Vanderbilt’s OMFS program in June of 2017. What inspired you to become an oral surgeon? Seeing the generosity and enjoyment that the doctors at OMS Nashville expressed about their careers. What do you enjoy most about being an oral surgeon? I love being able to help people get out of pain and into better health. What do you enjoy most about being part ...

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