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What is Maxillofacial Surgery?

…   An exact literal definition of oral and maxillofacial surgery when taken from the dictionary would be as follows: Surgery 1. The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of injury, deformity, and disease by manual and instrumental means. 2. A surgical operation or procedure, especially one involving the removal or […]

What is a bone graft? Do I need one?

Bone Grafting Procedures are Commonly Needed Before Placing Implants: In order to place an implant the jawbone must have a certain amount of thickness (width), length and density.   Sometimes when a tooth and its surrounding structures have suffered from things such as infection or bone resorption the site can be deemed unsuitable for the placement […]

What happens if I do not take care of a cavity????

What happens if I do not take care of cavities? Your general dentist can detect cavities, a.k.a “caries”, with a combination of an oral exam and x-rays.  Once a cavity is detected it must be cleaned and filled properly, it will not just go away spontaneously. The process of cleaning a cavity begins with removing […]


A dental implant is a devise that is implanted into the jawbone as a means of restorating a missing or failed tooth.  Most dental implants are made of moslty titanium and are similar in size and shape to the natural root of the tooth.  Dental implants can have a screw-like feature with enhanced coating to […]