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Fact and Fiction on Wisdom Teeth

Fact and Fiction on Wisdom Teeth

We receive many questions regarding wisdom teeth and wisdom tooth extraction. To clear up many of the misconceptions, we have rounded up the most commonly asked questions. If I can’t feel my wisdom teeth, I don’t have to worry about them. False! Many people can’t feel their wisdom teeth in their mouth, but that doesn’t mean they’re not causing problems. It is hard to feel impacted wisdom teeth, but they can still cause damage to surrounding teeth and gums. It ...

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Keeping Your Face and Mouth Safe

Keeping Your Face and Mouth Safe

The weather is getting warmer, and that means there are lots of fun outdoor activities on the horizon. However, it’s important to take the proper precautions before you begin your summer fun. Since April is National Facial Protection Month, it’s the perfect time to learn how to keep yourself protected. Knowing When to Use Facial Protection When it comes to keeping your face and mouth safe, you can’t be too careful. Any activity can turn into a painful experience if ...

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Oral Cancer Awareness

Oral Cancer Awareness

Cancer is a very frightening word. By definition, cancer is uncontrollable cell growth that may invade and damage the surrounding tissue. Oral cancer is challenging because it can change your day to day life, like the way you eat or speak. In its worst case, it threatens your life. It often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms are mistaken for other ailments. This is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, so take the time to familiarize yourself with the signs and ...

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Team Spotlight: Dr. Margaret Hamilton

Team Spotlight: Dr. Margaret Hamilton

Get To Know Dr. Margaret Hamilton How long have you been an oral surgeon? I graduated from University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2010.  At that time I started my training to become an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon at Vanderbilt.  I graduated my training program in 2014.  So, I have been out for 4 years!  Time flies! What inspired you to become an oral surgeon? The summer before I went to dental school I worked as an assistant for ...

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