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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When you smile, do you feel confident or even radiant? Oral health can have a profound effect on your self-esteem and your quality of life. A recent study confirmed the profound impacts of oral health on the self-esteem of adolescents; many adults feel the same vulnerabilities. Sometimes you need to make a change – you need to do something that will get you out of...
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Oral surgery requires different patient preparation than other surgeries due to the nature of oral procedures. A patient undergoing oral surgery must be aware of what to do before and after surgery to minimize risk and maximize recovery. The Day Before Once you know when your oral surgery will take place, you can begin to prepare. Speak to your dentist for details about your specific...
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Dental implants restorations can serve as an alternative to dentures and can help individuals regain confidence in their ability to smile and engage in a normal social life. While dentistry professionals see the benefits of dental implants, many patients hesitate before making the decision to invest in dental implants. Here are some of the most common misconceptions we see regarding the procedure and the finished...
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CT Scans in Dentistry

January 11, 2017

In routine dentistry, professionals order x-rays to evaluate the jawbone, crowns, and the roots of your teeth. They allow doctors to identify and diagnose problems beneath the skin’s surface. CT scans provide three-dimensional imaging to give your doctor a usable blueprint of your oral and maxillofacial structure. What is a CT Scan? CT or computed tomography scans offer medical professionals a detailed and clear picture...
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The evolving world of medicine is always finding new technologies and better, more effective ways to treat problems. The realm of oral health is no different. The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in oral reconstruction is such advancements. What is Platelet-Rich Plasma? Plasma is a natural blood by-product. As the name suggests, platelet-rich plasma has an exceptionally high concentration of platelets. In recent research, PRP...
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Serving Special Needs Patients

November 16, 2016

Good oral health is important for everyone, including people with special needs. Unfortunately, patients suffering from conditions such as dementia, autism, Down syndrome, paralysis, or any number of other special needs do not receive appropriate dental care because of the unique challenges presented by their health conditions. A great dentist or oral surgeon can brainstorm with these patients or their caregivers to come up with...
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All-on-4 is a dental technique where a full set of teeth is supported by four dental implants. Tooth loss is not rare. More than 35 million Americans are missing all of their upper or lower teeth. All-on-4 dental implants can give these people increased quality of life without the hassle of traditional dentures. How Do Traditional Implants Work Vs. All-on-4 Implants? Dental implants are done...
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Teeth are tough protrusions of bone, but they are far from indestructible. Normal wear and tear can break them down, but this can be prevented with good oral hygiene habits. Bad habits can accelerate the normal rate of tooth decay or cause damage directly. Dental Habits to Avoid There are many surprising ways people damage their teeth. Some everyday habits can chip teeth, cause impactions,...
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