Have you ever wondered how important your mouth is to your quality of life? Taking care of your mouth doesn’t just keep your teeth white and your breath fresh. Oral hygiene affects your health, your confidence, and how others see you. Here’s why taking care of your mouth is so important. Mouth Health Affects Heart Health Bacteria growth below the gum line causes periodontal disease....
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How to Pick an Oral Surgeon

August 11, 2017

While your dentist is an expert at routine care like keeping your teeth clean and filling cavities, some problems require an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons have the skill and knowledge necessary for the following: Removing diseased teeth when it requires anesthesia Repairing facial trauma Reconstructive or cosmetic surgery Surgical treatment for sleep apnea Evaluating cysts and tumors of the mouth and face Planning and placement...
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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...
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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...
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As we get older, issues that affect our oral health can worsen. While most people know that routine health and dental care is important, they may be surprised to find that poor mouth health can increase their risk for conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to safeguard your mouth: Treat the Cause Did you know that about...
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