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Should You See an Oral Surgeon or Doctor of Dental Surgery?

oral surgeon doctor dental surgery Is an oral surgeon the right specialist to see for mouth issues that may require surgical treatment? Or should you visit a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) instead? Many patients aren’t sure which professional has the skill and training to provide the care they need. To make an informed choice between an oral surgeon and a Doctor of Dental Surgery, however, you need to understand the difference

TMJ Treatment — Is Oral Surgery the Answer?

TMJ oral surgery When it comes to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) treatment, oral surgery is usually the last resort. For many people who suffer from TMJ disorder, self-care strategies and conservative measures — such as trigger-point injections or wearing a stabilization splint to prevent nighttime tooth grinding — help to alleviate jaw pain, restore proper joint movement and put an end to other troubleso

Is Wisdom Teeth Removal During Pregnancy Safe?

Wisdom Tooth Removal Pregnancy Can you safely undergo wisdom teeth removal if you’re pregnant? Many moms-to-be suffer pain, swelling and sensitivity in the wisdom tooth area, thanks to all the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. Yet pregnant women are understandably cautious about getting oral surgery due to the potential effect it could have on the baby. Here, we explore some of the most common safety con

How to Prep for Anesthesia

pprep anesthesia oral surgery Before getting oral surgery, you have to prep for anesthesia. Oral surgeons use general anesthesia to relieve pain during and after the procedure. With this kind of sedative, you’ll be unconscious, so you don’t have to worry about waking up or feeling discomfort at any time during the surgery. It’s very safe. In fact, this sedation method is used millions of times in surgeries in

4 Ways to Help Someone After Their Oral Surgery

Ways to Help Someone After Their Oral Surgery If your friend or loved one just had oral surgery, being there for them can be incredibly helpful to the recovery process. Oftentimes, however, it’s hard to know what to do to help. Because oral surgery involves anesthetics, your loved one will be nearly helpless immediately after the procedure. That’s where you come in. Below are four good ways you can help someone who