Facial trauma can be broadly defined as any injury that causes significant damage to the structures of the face including the jaw, teeth and gums. These injuries can be either soft tissue injuries, which damage the skin or gums, or bone injuries, the result of breaks or fractures. Below is a look at the most common causes of facial trauma, and what can be done by...
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The American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month each February to raise awareness about pediatric oral health. It is important for children to develop proper oral hygiene habits to keep their teeth and gums healthy and strong. When to Begin Even before your infant begins to cut teeth, gum care and oral health should be a priority. Wipe the child’s gums daily...
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The heart is more than the organ we associate with love. The American Heart Association (AHA) strives to raise awareness about heart disease and how to preserve heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It’s important to learn about what impacts heart health, such as how oral health can affect your heart. How are Oral Health and Heart...
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Whether you have had oral surgery before or it is your first time, you may be a bit apprehensive about your upcoming procedure. While you’re certainly in good hands at OMSNashville, it’s normal to be a bit nervous. Here are a few tips that can help you deal with anxiety before oral surgery and feel more comfortable and relaxed about the procedure. 1. Bring Someone...
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Having a great smile is important for your self-confidence and quality of life. But a healthy mouth can benefit your health in several ways, reducing your risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, lung infections, and so much more. Commit to improving your health this year with these tips for a healthy mouth. Drink More Water Drinking soda and coffee can stain your teeth and eat away...
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Confidence and self-esteem begin with a great smile, and the start of a new year is a great time to think about ways you can improve your smile. If you are like millions of other adults and have suffered the loss of all of your upper or lower teeth (or both), All-on-4 dental implants can be part of the solution. What Are All-on-4 Implants? Tooth...
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Oral surgery, especially when anesthesia is used, can be an intimidating prospect for many people. However, when it is administered by a trained and certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, anesthesia is safe and helps relieve the anxiety and pain of oral surgery. Three main types of anesthesia are commonly used in oral surgery: local anesthesia, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. Always be sure to follow...
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The holiday season is here, bringing for most people a time of family, friends and food. If you have missing teeth, it can be a challenging time of year. Eating some foods is uncomfortable and smiling at those close to you exposes gaps you’d rather keep hidden. If all you want for Christmas is a healthy smile, here’s what you need to know. Missing Teeth...
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Wondering when you may need to see an oral surgeon in Nashville like the team at OMSNashville instead of a general or family dentist? Below is a list of the top 5 most common reasons that people may need to see a specialist for oral surgery in Nashville. To Treat An Impacted Tooth When a tooth is “impacted,” this means it has not fully erupted...
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The winter holidays are quickly approaching, and from purchasing gifts to decorating the home, many families are preparing for the festivities ahead. However, wintertime is also a perfect opportunity to schedule a wisdom teeth extraction for you or your child. The oral surgeons at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Nashville not only agree that you should take advantage of the winter break for this necessary procedure...
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