Have you noticed white patches or spots on your tongue or on the inside of your cheeks? It may be leukoplakia, a condition in which white lesions form inside the mouth. What is leukoplakia, what causes it, and how can you treat it? Here are answers to these questions and more. What Is Leukoplakia? Leukoplakia is a condition in which thick, white patches form inside...
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People who have tinnitus most often describe the condition as a ringing in the ears, but it can involve other sounds, such as buzzing, hissing, clicking, or roaring. Tinnitus manifests itself in a variety of ways, from soft noises that are a minor irritation to loud interference that can prevent you from sleeping – which can take a toll on your mental, physical, and emotional...
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Dental implants drastically improve people’s lives by providing a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth and preserve facial structure. Dental implant surgery is extremely safe, with relatively low risk for complications experienced by very few people. Your oral surgeon will provide you with aftercare instructions specific to your situation, but it is important to know what to expect ahead...
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Published May 22, 2020 All OMSNashville Locations Open All OMSNashville locations are now open for emergency, urgent care, and elective procedures for patients. In order to continue to provide a safe environment for our patients, visitors and employees, we have modified our schedules, clinic workflow and waiting area according to the guidelines of the Tennessee Dental Association (TDA) and CDC. Some of our COVID protocols...
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Orthodontists address issues in the mouth such as over/under bites, misaligned teeth, impactions, and conditions requiring dental appliances. Often times though, oral surgery is needed to assist orthodontists in their treatment plans. An oral surgeon will then carry out surgeries that address alignment problems in the patient’s mouth. Typically, these are done after growth in the jaw has stopped, which happen between the ages 13...
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Thinking about restoring your smile with All-On-4 dental implants? Not sure what to expect? Let’s discuss the basics of what you can expect from All-On-4 surgery now, so that you can learn a little bit more about the process. Pre-Implant Consultation You will need to come to OMSNashville for a pre-implant consultation. This is when your oral surgeon will take three-dimensional images of your jaw...
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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...
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Wondering how you can keep your teeth and your gums healthy at home? Here are a few best practices you can follow for a healthier mouth. Brush Twice A Day For Two Minutes The best way to keep your smile healthy is to maintain proper brushing habits. You should be brushing for at least two minutes, and cleaning each tooth thoroughly. It’s best to brush...
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Oral Cancer Awareness

April 6, 2020

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...
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Getting a dental implant at OMSNashville? Want to make sure your surgery is a success? Here are a few tips you can follow to ensure that your surgery goes off without a hitch – and that you can recover quickly. Stop Smoking/Tobacco Use  If you smoke or use tobacco (chewing tobacco, dip, etc.) after your dental implant surgery, your risk of implant failure can rise...
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