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What Is Double Jaw Surgery?

What Is Double Jaw Surgery?

Double jaw surgery is also known as Bi-maxillary Osteotomy. It is a specific type of orthognathic or corrective jaw surgery. Often, oral surgeons perform surgery on one jaw at a time. Double jaw surgery is when they perform surgery on both jaws simultaneously. The purpose of double jaw surgery is to correct both aesthetic and functional skeletal issues. A common condition double jaw surgery addresses is a protruding jaw, which causes an abnormal bite, called a malocclusion. The oral surgeon ...

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Dental Emergencies When Traveling

Dental Emergencies When Traveling

If you’re planning a trip this summer, the last thing on your mind is probably emergency dental services. It will quickly become a top priority, however, if you suffer from a painful toothache or lose a crown on vacation. Knowing what to do and where to go for help during a dental emergency, while not in your hometown can save you a great deal of anxiety in an already stressful situation. Here are some helpful oral tips during travel: Prevent ...

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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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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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