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Ask An Oral Surgeon: When Is Jaw Surgery Needed?

Ask An Oral Surgeon: When Is Jaw Surgery Needed?

An oral surgeon performs many types of surgeries. One of these is jaw surgery. You might be wondering when a patient may need this type of surgery. An oral surgeon can fix a patient’s bite or help prevent chronic pain in the future.Generally, a dentist will recommend tooth extractions, braces and retainers before having surgery.…

What Is The Purpose Of A Socket Preservation Graft?

What Is The Purpose Of A Socket Preservation Graft?

A socket preservation graft might not be as familiar to you as a filling or a crown, but it is a critical procedure. If you have a missing tooth, the dentist will want to protect the hole left behind. This procedure usually occurs right after extraction or as soon after you lose a tooth as…