If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with oral cancer, you might be wondering what it is, if it’s fixable, and what can be done to improve the condition. To help you understand what having oral cancer really means, consider these common questions and their answers. What is Oral Cancer? Oral cancer is a cancer of the mouth, which begins to become...
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Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

September 30, 2019

Wisdom teeth are a common initiation into adulthood, but what are they really for? It’s a common question: Why do we have wisdom teeth, and what do they do? It’s been a common inquiry for as long as modern-day dentists can remember, but there’s a good chance they don’t enjoy giving the answer. What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth are the set of teeth at...
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Dental implants are bringing smiles back, but is the procedure right for you? Dental implants are one of the best solutions utilized by oral professionals, to replace a patient’s missing teeth. The process can help to fix issues with chewing, speech, as well as creating a more pleasing look and smile for the patient. How does it work? Once a tooth and its natural root...
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How Does Bone Grafting Work?

September 17, 2019

Just the sound of the phrase “bone graft” can cause fear in the mind of dental patients. This is probably because it sounds like a big deal, and not something people typically expect to deal with when thinking about their oral health. Dental bone grafting isn’t as scary as it first sounds, and it helps make possible treatments that have a positive impact on long-term...
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We appreciate our local dental and medical community entrusting us through referrals with the care of patients. As a healthcare professional, there are a few items to know that can help your patients transition more easily into the care of OMSNashville. Before seeing a patient, it helps our office to have any x-rays or photos taken along with a referral card if available. In order...
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Football season is here and most of our patients are excited about it. Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery Nashville (OMSNashville) is excited too, but we want you to protect your teeth and mouth if you play football or any other fall contact sports. If you’re gearing up for another season or entering fall sports for the first time, remember to protect your teeth. Wear a Mouth...
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Got a toothache? Suffering from issues like inflammation around a particular tooth, or sensitivity to heat and cold? You may have a dental abscess, which can be a serious dental condition. Read on to learn more about this condition, how to recognize it, and how you can get treatment from an oral professional to relieve your pain and discomfort, and save your abscessed tooth. Understanding...
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With Thanksgiving coming up, many people are counting all the things they have to be grateful for. If you have healthy teeth and gums, they should rank near the top of your list. Your mouth allows you to enjoy all the delicious tastes of the season, share news with loved ones you haven’t seen in months and show your beautiful smile to those you hold...
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Tooth pain is serious. It can range from mild and manageable to excruciating and painful. Either way, tooth pain can throw off your entire routine and motivate an urgent visit to your dentist. A variety of factors can cause tooth pain, organized into two categories – dental and non-dental. Dental Tooth Pain Cavities are the leading cause of tooth pain. A cavity is a hole...
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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...
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