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Six Tips for Oral Surgery Recovery

Six Tips for Oral Surgery Recovery

Modern advances in medicine and dentistry have made the process of oral surgery all but painless. Even when oral surgery is uncomplicated, there is a lengthy recovery process to endure to ensure your mouth heals properly. Here are some tips to encourage recovery: Take Recommended Medications. Your oral surgeon might prescribe you an antibiotic before and/or after surgery to eliminate or reduce the risk of infection. Take the antibiotic as prescribed until it’s all gone. Following a procedure, some surgeons ...

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What to Do if You Lose a Single Tooth

What to Do if You Lose a Single Tooth

Losing a tooth as an adult is not quite as magical as it was when you were a kid and the tooth fairy would leave money under your pillow. You can lose a permanent tooth because of a crack, decay, or infection, and the process can be stressful. Most people assume they will not lose any adult teeth, but around 178 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one permanent tooth. How to React While an immediate reaction ...

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Treating Facial Trauma

Treating Facial Trauma

Many Americans suffer traumatic injuries to the head and face, many of which leave lasting scars, nerve damage, sensory impairment, or permanent disfigurement. The team at OMSNashville are specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgical treatments for facial trauma. We want our patients to recover from their trauma as completely as possible. A facial wound is not only physically painful, but also emotionally traumatic. A serious case of facial trauma can cause a victim to feel as though part of his ...

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Pain Medication Disposal and Addiction

Pain Medication Disposal and Addiction

Over the past several years, the United States has seen unprecedented levels of drug overdoses and deaths from overdoses. While most people may assume that illegal drugs are behind this disturbing trend, this isn’t entirely correct. Prescription painkillers, particularly those made from opioids, are the primary cause of accidental death by drug overdose in the U.S. It’s imperative for citizens of Tennessee to understand this danger and the measures in place to protect the public. According to the Tennessee Bureau ...

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