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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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5 Key Advantages of Dental Implants

5 Key Advantages of Dental Implants

Even with the steady advances in dental care practices and technology, millions of people across the nation still experience tooth loss, often resulting from tooth decay, periodontal disease, or damage. In the past, only two remedies have been available for tooth loss. Those were dentures and bridges. However, today dental implants are available, and they have become one of the most popular options for replacing a missing tooth. Dental implants replace the tooth root and offer a durable base for ...

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5 Facts Parents Should Know About Cleft Lip and Palate

5 Facts Parents Should Know About Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft lips and palates can be surprising and scary things for new parents to deal with, but you can put yourself at ease with some facts about this common occurrence. Cleft lips can occur during the first trimester of pregnancy, when different parts of the face grow separately and then come together as the infant’s body forms. In the case of cleft lips and palates, the upper lip or roof of the mouth doesn’t connect, leaving a gap. Here are ...

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A Break From School and From Pain – Wisdom Teeth Removal This Summer!

A Break From School and From Pain – Wisdom Teeth Removal This Summer!

Our wisdom teeth get their name because they usually come in when in a person is 17–21 years old. Wisdom teeth are also called third molars, following the first set at age 6 and the second at age 12. Though these teeth often come in and function normally, often they are removed. Why Do We Remove Wisdom Teeth? Often, wisdom teeth present problems when they erupt through the gum line at an angle. This creates pockets that are difficult to ...

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