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Oral Surgery: Vertigo/TMJ, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, vertigo symptoms
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, vertigo symptoms, frequent bouts: Lissa - Yes TMJ problems can produce some similar symptoms, but vomiting and hearing loss is definitely not common. You need to your husband to be evaluated by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. TMJ has many symptoms (headaches,especially...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth, wisdom teeth, periapical
wisdom teeth, periapical, close proximity: Kasey, Thank you for the question. I am sorry to hear that your teeth are bothering you. I would recommend getting a specific type of x ray. The periapical x ray will not be able to capture the entire tooth and not to mention how uncomfortable it will be...

Oral Surgery: After Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, gum line
wisdom teeth extraction, gum line, upper teeth: Daynna, The holes where your teeth were removed will fill in with bone and you are correct it will take about 5 to 6 months. Since they were your wisdom teeth, the braces should not matter too much and it is okay to get braces on after you wait about 4...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Removal, wisdom teeth removal, local anesthetics
wisdom teeth removal, local anesthetics, maternal milk: Susannah, That is an excellent question. There have been many studies pertaining to the concentration of local anesthetics in breast milk. The majority of them show that there is some metabolic byproducts found in maternal milk. All of the studies only look...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth
wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth, lower jaw: Karen - That is a difficult question for me to answer without seeing her xrays and examine her. If she has any soreness or even a little inflammation near the wisdom teeth then she should have them removed now. Horizontal teeth can slowly begin to allow...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth extraction complication, wisdom tooth extraction, sinus cavity
wisdom tooth extraction, sinus cavity, oral cavity: Gary, The water coming out your nose is a sign that there is a communication between your mouth and your sinus cavity. Sometimes this will happen with teeth being extracted on the top. The hole can only be seen on clinical exam and will not show on MRI...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth removal, wisdom tooth removal, determinates
wisdom tooth removal, determinates, oral surgeon: Depending on the size of tooth material left and the health of the tooth before the extraction are the determinates of whether to finish the removal or not. Unless I know those answers I cannot tell you which treatment is best. It is common to leave small...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth/root canal issues, wisdom teeth, oxygen therapy
wisdom teeth, oxygen therapy, wisdom tooth: Sally - If the area is actually getting better, as you say, then you can wait for a short time. If not better soon, that surgeon needs to be more aggressive in diagnosing and treating you. Waiting too long is not good, so make sure that surgeon seeks more...

Oral Surgery: Bite Off After Filling, metallic taste in my mouth, new dentist
metallic taste in my mouth, new dentist, grinding my teeth: May - It is pretty obvious that the dentist who did the filling is not truly knowledgeable about occlusion (the way the teeth fit together when biting). A skilled doctor is important, but your bite may be a little difficult to recreate. My suggestion is...

Oral Surgery: bone graft, graft materials, bone graft
graft materials, bone graft, pin system: Ania, There have been numerous reported cases in the literature of infections originating from the mouth and spreading to the brain. It does happen but it seems to be a rare occurrence. The following is what happens: a tooth from the upper jaw will usually...

Oral Surgery: bone graft, Bone graft
Bone graft: YOur TMJ issue in the past was caused by muscle tension. This procedure will not cause any TMJ issues. A bite block will be placed in your mouth to keep your mouth open and protect your TMJ. Anesthesia is very safe. We routinely perform this procedure. ...

Oral Surgery: Bone spur on the bottom palette of my mouth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone spur
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone spur, root canals: Eileen - I guess I don t understand why the surgeon did not just smooth out the bone spur so no problems reoccured. If the spur is the source of the irritation for the tongue, then smoothing the spur is the appropriate treatment. I m sure I don t know the...

Oral Surgery: Braces or surgery, getting braces, orthodontic specialist
getting braces, orthodontic specialist, jaws: Shahreen - If the irregular positioning of the teeth is the problem, that can be done in a few years without any problems. You can t wait until you are in you mid to late 30s but you can wait. If the problem is just teeth positions and not the jaw, then...

Oral Surgery: degenerative condyle bone, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial, knee replacements: Becky - the doctor in an adjoining state would be the Chairman of the oral and maxillofacial surgical residency program at University of Washington School of Dentistry. These programs are catch basins and have many situations sent to them to determine...

Oral Surgery: Dental help, upper molar, dry socket
upper molar, dry socket, breath odor: Chris, thank you for your question. The blood clot can take seven to ten days to dissolve. If you have no pain, then you do not have a dry socket. As far as your tongue, keep it clean and maybe pick up a tongue scrapper to clean your tongue. Don t forget to...

Oral Surgery: Desperate for help! TMJ/wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, time crunch
wisdom teeth, time crunch, wisdom tooth: Angi - I am so sorry to hear about the terrible and painful experience that you have endured. What you are describing is definitely a form of TMJ, but it does not sound like the jaw joints are the problem. Instead, it sounds like the jaw muscles are pulling...

Oral Surgery: Eminectomy - long-term outcomes?, muscles and bones, omega 3
muscles and bones, omega 3, muscle function: Sarah - Eminectomy is a proper surgery for closed locking of the TMJ. In the long term, after the surgery, an aggressive physical therapy program is important to allow a more proper healing of the joint. One of the problems with this and other TMJ surgeries...

Oral Surgery: Exostosis removal, glenbrook, oral
glenbrook, oral, surgery: Jo, I would tell you that while removal of an exostosis is certainly not what would be classified as major surgery, it is hard to be able to tell you how long your recovery would be without seeing the size and extent of the exostosis. You really need to...

Oral Surgery: Frustrating/confusing quest for treatment of open-bite...
Oral Surgery: Frustrating/confusing quest for treatment of open-bite...

Oral Surgery: Underbite correction without braces at all?, symmetry, braces
Oral Surgery: Underbite correction without braces at all?, symmetry, braces

Oral Surgery: fluid build up, sinus
sinus: To have these symptoms two weeks post op is a little unusuall. It is hard to say anything without examining you. I suggest you go to your oral & maxillofacial surgeon. They should take new panoramic xray. With clinical evaluation they should be able to...

Oral Surgery: Frustrating/confusing search for treatment of open-bite..., corrective jaw surgery, metal braces
corrective jaw surgery, metal braces, tongue thrust: Eric, Well, first of all, a genio will shorten your facial height and help with the lip incompetence. A chin implant will not help with either of these issues. A chin implant will not help with lip incompetence. It may or may not increase facial height but...

Oral Surgery: Help with Implants, surgery residency programs, dental issues
surgery residency programs, dental issues, viable options: Amy, I am sorry to hear about your condition. There must be dentists in your area who can help you with this. I would suggest that you go to a dental school in your area. They can provide you with comprehensive care at a discounted rate. You should also try...

Oral Surgery: Implants, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, hospital privileges
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, hospital privileges, implant procedures: Ann, Thank you for your question.I must admit being an oral surgeon, I am biased. Dentists are able to do implants and some bone grafting. Unfortunately, they do not have the formal training to perform complex bone grafting and implant procedures. The training...

Oral Surgery: Infection/Root Canal/Sinus, sinus cavity, molar teeth
sinus cavity, molar teeth, upper molar: TJ, Thank you for your question. That just sounds awful. I can tell you that failed root canals can be extremely difficult to treat. Additionally, root canals on molar teeth should only be done by a specialist in my opinion. If there are untreated roots that...

Oral Surgery: Lingual Nerve Damage from extraction of impacted wisdom tooth., lingual nerve damage, inferior alveolar nerve
lingual nerve damage, inferior alveolar nerve, oral maxillofacial surgeon: Hello Bruce, Apparently what you are describing, it is the inferior alveolar nerve which is being compressed by the residual root; the lingual nerve would have produced numbness of the half tongue. Yes, I would definitely contact an experienced oral &...

Oral Surgery: lower jaw advancement surgery, poor alignment, grinding my teeth
poor alignment, grinding my teeth, skilled doctors: Kay - This surgeon obviously is looking for an answer for your problems that will not look at her. Sure, grinding of the teeth can produce a problem, but the cause of the problem can be from poor alignment of the bones or teeth. The lump at the stitching...

Oral Surgery: lower jaw advancement surgery, blood chemistries, premenstrual cycle
blood chemistries, premenstrual cycle, 1 5mm: Kay - A bone scan is usually not necessary if the correct xrays are taken to evaluate for surgery. The xrays should include a panoramic xray, a frontal and lateral skull film. These combination of xrays should have provided enough information, not only about...

Oral Surgery: lower jaw advancement surgery, bone plates, necessary procedures
bone plates, necessary procedures, lower jaw: Kay - You need to relax. Let the professor examine you. He will probably order xrays to evaluate the site of the surgery and the quality of the bone. Osteoporotic bone or not, bone plates can be removed, if appropriate. The first thing you should do is...

Oral Surgery: lower jaw advancement surgery, solution board, s board
solution board, s board, lower jaw: Kay - You are getting advice that is confusing you. See the professor and lets wait for any decisions until the evaluation. I don t like the disparity about the amount of advancement needed vs what was done, but for now lets wait until the professor examines...

Oral Surgery: mandibular widening, dental occlusion, bone graft
dental occlusion, bone graft, bsso: Hello Jimmy Yes there are many ways to widen the mandible. 1-If you have a perfect dental occlusion with no need of correction other than cosmetic, then implants would be the best choice and there are varieties of custom made implants made of different...

Oral Surgery: Molar extraction Pain, molar extraction pain, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
molar extraction pain, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, scary sounds: Brad - The pain that is felt during an extraction usually occurs most often from inadequate local anesthesia. Even when the area is completely numb, the patient will feel excess pressures, that some find uncomfortable, and might hear scary sounds, like cracking...

Oral Surgery: nerve, lower jaw surgery, question thanks
lower jaw surgery, question thanks, nerve injury: Bob - I don t know of Requip. As far as the St John s Wart, it cannot hurt so try it. The two month timeframe is when the chances of success in repairing the nerve begins to decrease. After that time there begins a degeneration of the cells within the...

Oral Surgery: Numbness after tooth exposure, anesthetic effects, local anaesthetic
anesthetic effects, local anaesthetic, gold chain: I am not sure which tooth you are talking about, and what kind of anesthesia was administred. In any rate,it is unlikely due to the anesthetic effects but more likely to the surgery where it appears that you had some stretching or local damage to the surrounding...

Oral Surgery: Pain after genioplasty, mount sinai department, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
mount sinai department, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgery: Dolores - I am so sorry to hear that you are suffering from a simple surgical procedure. I am going to give you the names of a couple of oral and maxillofacial surgeons at major medical medical centers, where a diagnosis is more likely. 1) Dr. Sidney Eisig...

Oral Surgery: Pain after tooth extraction, glenbrook, oral
glenbrook, oral, surgery: Shay - I wouldn t say you are being a wimp. You are feeling what you are feeling. If you are continuing to have pain and it is not feeling right to you, you should be seen to see what is going on. If your oral surgeon can not do that, then call another...

Oral Surgery: persistent mass after tooth extraction, glenbrook, oral
glenbrook, oral, surgery: As you suspected, this is a very difficult question to answer without having seen you clinically. What I can tell you, is that this does not sound right and you need to either return to the surgeon who did your surgery or seek another opinion from a board...

Oral Surgery: Possible horizontal impaction, wisdom teeth, incisive foramen
wisdom teeth, incisive foramen, pain discomfort: Max, Thank you for your question. If you have tooth #31 in place then it is very unlikely that tooth #32 would migrate all the way to tooth #30. It is possible for teeth to move in the jaw into different positions. However, they very rarely will move that...

Oral Surgery: severe pain after tooth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw problems
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw problems, bone infection: Heidi - I have a question for you. Is your mother taking an osteoporotic medication? If the dentist who extracted the tooth and has examined her is a general dentist, that may be the problem. She should definitely be examined by an oral and maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: socket draining two months after tooth extraction, abscess root, poison ivy rash
abscess root, poison ivy rash, obscure side: Bob, This is exactly what might be going on. However, it is not called a subperiosteal infection. A subperiosteal infection would be under a flap and not in the extraction socket itself. The PAN would be able to tell the difference in these conditions vs...

Oral Surgery: Teeth extraction and tori removal, molar teeth, teeth extraction
molar teeth, teeth extraction, mannai: Hello Caroline, You must have had your surgery performed by now and I suspect that the oral surgeon has done both surgeries at the same time since there is no contraindications to do it that way. I hope you are doing well and wish you a safe recovery....

Oral Surgery: Titanium implant for jaws procedure, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial, titanium implant: Ken - I fully understand your apprehension about possible consequences from strengthening the jaw surgery. Without viewing, at least, films of the area, it is a little difficult for me to completely saw which approach would be more advantageous and produce...

Oral Surgery: TMJ, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mr ryan
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mr ryan, couple minutes: Michelle, Thank you for your question. Usually the reason that your jaw would not open in the morning could be from a couple of different reasons. One could be grinding all night that would make the muscles tense up and make it difficult for your to open....

Oral Surgery: Underbite, private dentist, speech difficulty
private dentist, speech difficulty, jaw surgery: Ajamal, I am having difficulty trying to figure out why your canine teeth were taken out. My only guess is is that they were severely impacted and bringing them into the arch was not an option. The canine teeth are the cornerstone of your dentition. Removing...

Oral Surgery: Underbite correction without braces at all?, wearing braces, skeletal involvement
wearing braces, skeletal involvement, teeth replacement: Tod - Let me tell you that you have a situation that is really considered borderline. What I mean is that it does appear from your xrays that there is a small skeletal discrepancy, but there is also a dental discrepancy and either can create the situation...

Oral Surgery: Urgent TMJ and wisdom teeth advice needed!, wisdom teeth, time crunch
wisdom teeth, time crunch, wisdom tooth: You ve heard too many old wives tales. Never are cheeks cut or jaws broken to access the teeth. If you are asleep your muscles relax and your jaw opens normally. The usual opening required is no more than the width of two fingers inserted between your front...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Shawn - Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure, but the description you give of the sore area and the swelling probably indicates some type of infection or inflammation. You need to contact the doctor now. Either have that tooth removed or, at...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth?, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, open your mouth: Marc, It is ok to stretch your mouth to get rid of that tight feeling. The proper way to do it is open your mouth until you feel it stretch the muscles and hold it in that position for about 20 seconds. Then repeat about 5 to 6 times over the next 10 minutes....

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth?, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, jaw muscles: Marc - After the wisdom teeth are removed, the jaw muscles often become tense. In stretching your mouth open, the muscles that are in spasm after the surgery can be inflamed and that can cause the pulling on the skin you are feeling. Just relax, it takes...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth extraction - possible infection?, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, dull ache: Manoj - Of course I cannot be 100% certain, but it sounds like you are experiencing a normal healing. What you are describing is not the development of a dry socket. The white residue to see is mostly a combination of surface cells of the gum tissue that...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth removal, inferior alveolar nerve, wisdom teeth removal
inferior alveolar nerve, wisdom teeth removal, hydrogen peroxide: Shawnel, Thank you for your question. Sometimes incision sites can open up and they may take additional time to heal. As long as you do not have any pain, it should be just fine. The regime that you are using to keep it clean will work just fine. It may take...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth, question thanks: Eran, If the office instructed you that it is okay not to take the antibiotics then you do not need to continue them even if you took 1. You will not develop an immunity to the antibiotics or select for aggressive bacteria by stopping them after 1 or even...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction, glenbrook, oral
glenbrook, oral, surgery: Tori, Once this begins to happen there is usually no other treatment that will be effective other than removing the tooth. If you do not do that now, eventually, it will become apparent that you have no other choice as the tooth begins to erupt further...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth extraction site?, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Maria - You are a terrific patient who is doing everything correctly to promote proper healing. Just because the suture came out and there is a small opening into the tooth socket, it does not mean that normal healing will not occur. Just do what you are...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth removal., wisdom tooth removal, warm salt water
wisdom tooth removal, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Kelly, thank you for your question. I think it is a good time to stop using the syringe to clean out the socket. It is good to use it for a few days to keep the site clean but it will not heal if you continue to clean out the area. As long as you are not in...

Oral Surgery: 6 weeks, Jaw surgery
Jaw surgery: Unfortunately with older age the nerves don t response as well as a let s say 20 year old. They take longer to heal and may never recover. You might be numb for up to six months. Well, let s hope that everything will heal nice and you will feel your lip again....

Oral Surgery: Benign Neoplasm, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dissolvable stitches
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dissolvable stitches, benign neoplasm: Nicole - On of the main reasons to use sedation or anesthesia is to allw the patient more emotional comfort, along with numbing in the mouth. Sure numbing would make the surgery painless, but you will fee pressure and hear sounds that might make you uncomfortable....

Oral Surgery: Biopsy related to geographical tongue, target lesions, target lesion
target lesions, target lesion, geographical tongue: Kim, Thank you for your question. The pictures are helpful. I could only view one of them. I think the lesion looks like geographic tongue. Target lesions do not appear in the oral cavity. Target lesions appear on the skin and are associated with Erythemia...

Oral Surgery: bleeding 5 days after wisdom tooth extraction due to impact to extraction site, wisdom tooth extraction, gauze pads
wisdom tooth extraction, gauze pads, wisdom teeth: Emily, Thank you for your question. I would recommend to take it easy for a few days. You can place a moistened tea bag in the area and bite down. This will sooth the sight and provide some medicaments that will help stop the bleeding. If you continue to...

Oral Surgery: Bleeding into cheeks - permanent swelling from wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, scar tissue formation
wisdom teeth extraction, scar tissue formation, internal scar tissue: Han - Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure, but often the swelling that remains after the initial period of healing has occurred, without symptoms of pain or fever, is from bleeding that occurred into the spaces in the cheek. This situation is...

Oral Surgery: Bone exposed, warm salt water, mannai
warm salt water, mannai, mouth rinses: Hello Bonnie You don t need to postpone your vacations!! Just leave the denture out as much as possible specially at night time, keep a good hygien and mouth rinses with warm salt water and everything will recover uneventfully! Enjoy your vacations ...

Oral Surgery: complications, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, drink liquids
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, drink liquids, clove oil: Jen - If you think that there may be a sinus communication, even if your dentist does not think so, get a second opinion from a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. If fluids are coming out your nose after your drink liquids, you may have that...

Oral Surgery: Concerns regarding extraction and bone graft, graft material, bone graft
graft material, bone graft, artificial saliva: C - if you have an infection associated with the graft, it needs to removed an now. If not, the infection will continue and possibly get worse. From what you describe, there is no need for a redo of the graft. The area of the graft now needs to be cleaned...

Oral Surgery: DENTAL BONE SCRAPING, nerve problem, dental bone
nerve problem, dental bone, drilling down: Sandi, your welcome. Just remember, as long as you are in pain, there is something that is not right. There is Morrison for you to be in pain and if you are, someone needs to figure out why an correct the issue. Good luck and let me know how you are progressing....

Oral Surgery: Salt water, warm salt water, numb tongue
Oral Surgery: Salt water, warm salt water, numb tongue, bsso

Oral Surgery: SARPE on one side??, sarpe, choise
Oral Surgery: SARPE on one side??, sarpe, choise, three pieces

Oral Surgery: tiny dots on my upper lip, google search, sebaceous gland
Oral Surgery: tiny dots on my upper lip, google search, sebaceous gland, funny face

Oral Surgery: Hole in Palate after surgery, hard palate, soft palate
hard palate, soft palate, flap surgery: Kathy, Thank you for your question. There is something that you can do. You can have your dentist make a retainer that will cover the area of exposed palate. If the area is on the soft palate, the retainer will not work, but if the area is on the hard palate...

Oral Surgery: Implant, bone graft, cone beam
bone graft, cone beam, oral surgeon: Heidi, Thank you for your question. You need to be comfortable with your surgeon. If the questions to your answers do not make sense, then you should get another opinion. I can see no reason why you would need a PAN and then a CT. A CT is helpful when you...

Oral Surgery: jaw pain, glenbrook, oral
glenbrook, oral, surgery: You really need to go to your dentist or to an oral surgeon for evaluation. I wish that I could tell you whether you might have osteomyelitis but as you can understand, that is impossible over the web. You should know that osteomyelitis is a very unusual...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Surgery, facial skeleton, open bite
facial skeleton, open bite, jaw surgery: Kaitlyn, If you just had the surgery recently, this year or with in the last year then you may be able to prevent the relapse. I would make an appointment with both your orthodontist and your oral surgeon. See your orthodontist first. There may be a way to...

Oral Surgery: lump on jaw, wisdom tooth, oral surgeon
wisdom tooth, oral surgeon, bump: Amber, It is difficult to answer this without seeing you. However, the hard bump you are describing may be the remodeling of the bone around where the tooth was removed. When the area is not healed completely, and there is additional trauma to the area, in...

Oral Surgery: molar extraction problems, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar extraction
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar extraction, sinus congestion: Linda- I cannot be sure what is going on without examining you, but the symptoms you describe are common with spasms of the jaw muscles. Inflammation produced from the trauma and inflammation you sustained from the extraction could cause the muscular inflammation...

Oral Surgery: nerve pain post op face, jaw bone infection, surgical residency program
jaw bone infection, surgical residency program, oral and maxillofacial surgery: Walla - I too suggest that the screws and metal plates be removed if it is possible to be done without traumatizing any nerve tissue further. My suggestion is that you seek an evaluation, not from an individual oral and maxillofacial surgery practicioner,...

Oral Surgery: numb tip of tongue, lingual nerve damage, warm salt water
lingual nerve damage, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Belinda - I have to tell you that it sounds like, from your description, that your son does not appear to have lingual nerve damage. That is very good. From the stretching of the mouth that occurs during the extractions to expose the teeth, it is not unusual...

Oral Surgery: Numb Tongue, indiana university medical center, numb tongue
indiana university medical center, numb tongue, university medical center hospital: Bob - Seek an immediate evaluation by the neurologist. If there really is no sensation, then the nerve might be damage and surgical correction might be necessary. Usually with a BSSO, the nerve becomes stretched and can become damaged, but occasionally...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, tooth position, front teeth
tooth position, front teeth, decompensation: Charanya - Orthognathic decompensation is not one thing. It, in general, is the changes that occur in the tooth position, the cheek and lip soft tissue positions due to orthognathic problems. For instance, in a class III maloclusion, the lower front teeth...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, orthognathic, decompensated
orthognathic, decompensated, oral surgery: Charanya, Thank you for your question. In a very basic explanation, orthognathic decompensation is a way to describe the orthodontic setup prior to orthognathic surgery. When your teeth and your jaws do not fit correctly, your teeth will move around into a...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery Fistula, wisdom tooth extraction, sinus cavity
wisdom tooth extraction, sinus cavity, oral cavity: April, Thank you for your question. When there is an obvious communication with the sinus cavity and the oral cavity after a wisdom tooth extraction, the best time to get closure is at the time of surgery. Sometimes, the communication is or may not be that...

Oral Surgery: Permanent Numbness for someone 52 years old, glenbrook, oral
glenbrook, oral, surgery: As you have discovered, the older a patient is when they have this surgery they higher the chance is that they will have numbness. Chances for recovery are better in younger patients. Having said this, your specific case is unique (like everyone s is) and...

Oral Surgery: Permanent swelling after wisdom teeth removal, extraction of wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth removal
extraction of wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: April - Swelling after the extraction of wisdom teeth mostly resolves within 15 days after the extractions, but I have seen a number of patient who have remained swollen for a month after the extraction. To help facilitate a more rapid shrinkage of the swelling,...

Oral Surgery: Possible long term effects of corrective jaw surgery, corrective jaw surgery, chest x ray
corrective jaw surgery, chest x ray, severe headaches: Hello Lindsey, Related? Yes possibly but you understand that you have intricated and complex problems which need to be worked out from the beginning. You apparently have had TMJ problems prior to surgery. How were they documented? were MRI done? Arthroscopy?...

Oral Surgery: Salt water, lower jaw surgery, warm salt water
lower jaw surgery, warm salt water, seven weeks: Robert - Warm salt water is used to keep an area of surgery in the mouth clean. Warm salt water also helps to reduce inflammation. Your surgeon should have told you to begin to rinse your mouth with warm salt water, beginning two days after the extraction...

Oral Surgery: SARPE on one side??, facial asymmetry, sarpe
facial asymmetry, sarpe, cheekbone: Ann, Thank you for your question. You raise some very good questions and concerns. First let me say, you should be concerned about both your teeth and your looks. The way that your teeth fit together will certainly affect the way you look. The SARPE can be...

Oral Surgery: Significant Pain after Extraction of Wisdom Teeth, extraction of wisdom teeth, removal of wisdom teeth
extraction of wisdom teeth, removal of wisdom teeth, gum pain: Katie - without examining you it is a little difficult for me to be sure what is truly causing your symptoms, but the headaches and jaw pain are usually indicative of spasms of the jaw muscles. Inflamed wisdom teeth can be the initiator of the problem, but...

Oral Surgery: sinus complication after wisdom teeth extraction?, wisdom teeth extraction, definetly
wisdom teeth extraction, definetly, nose bleeds: Jen - It is early after the extractions, but you should not be rinsing the area for about 72 hours after the extraction. Premature rinsing can dislodge the blood clot in the socket and delay healing. You need to just relax and follow the doctors postextraction...

Oral Surgery: Still swelling 3 weeks post wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, hydrogen peroxide: Gi - It is not normal to have the swelling three weeks after the extractions. Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure the cause, although there are a few possibilites, but usually some infectious process is present. There are two things you need...

Oral Surgery: Swelling 3 weeks after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, hydrogen peroxide
wisdom teeth extraction, hydrogen peroxide, first few days: Gi, Thank you for your question. It is not normal to have swelling 3 weeks after an extraction. Usually swelling after that long is indicative of an infection. This infection can get worse. It is so important for you to see someone about your swelling as soon...

Oral Surgery: Swelling 3 weeks after wisdom teeth extraction, Jaw infection
Jaw infection: Hello This is concerning and you should see an oral surgeon as soon as possible. You are right that this could cause permanent damage. It sounds like an infection and no rinse will take care of it. You should try to go to U. Of Michigan if money is an...

Oral Surgery: tiny dots on my upper lip, fordyce granules, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
fordyce granules, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, clogged pores: Zary - I am glad that you sent the picture. The white dots are actually Fordyce Granules. These dots are caused small sebaceous glands. These glands are usually associated with hairs, but in areas such as the lip, these glands can be found. They are not...

Oral Surgery: TMj, disc displacement, opening of the mouth
disc displacement, opening of the mouth, dr joel: Yana - Of course, I cannot be sure without examining you, but the continued problem you are still experiencing after the arthroscopy, epecially with the problems you are having with opening. It sounds like the anterior disc displacement still exists to prevent...

Oral Surgery: TMJ Clicking, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw muscles
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw muscles, antiinflamatory: Joe - it sounds like there is some irritation there that is producing internal swelling. Doing the massage is okay, as long as the clicking resolves and does not get worse. Sometimes the pressure to the area can create more irritation. So don t do the massage...

Oral Surgery: my tmj clicks when i open jaw or eat, open jaw, tmj
open jaw, tmj, cartilage: Arnold, Thank you for your question. Well, the answer is really, neither. The reason the disc makes noise or clicks is because the disc is out of place and when it goes back into place it makes the noise. As long as there is no pain, there is nothing really...

Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction and bone graft, graft material, bone graft
graft material, bone graft, residual infection: Linda - I have to tell you that I am very conservative and I feel that many doctors place graft material in places it is not really needed. If the tooth is infected, no graft should be placed in the socket. If a graft is necessary, it should not be placed...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction in diabetic, molar teeth, insulin doses
molar teeth, insulin doses, glucose level: Hi Vivek, You are giving me the USA rates. In UK we would like to be around 6-7, which is different reading than US. However in patients with unstable glucos level, we advised the extraction to take place at hospital where they can adjust his metformin/insulin...

Oral Surgery: Tooth infection with a sinus mucocele, sinus mucocele, gum boil
sinus mucocele, gum boil, sinus cavity: Maryjo - It is a little difficult for me to give any opinion with seeing an xray of the area. Usually the cause of the mucocele, the tooth, is removed first and the mucocele then resolves, if the mucocele is the cause. The question I have is the success...

Oral Surgery: Trismus after abscess drained, Abscess
Abscess: First thing you should do is to let your surgeons know. Make sure you are following their directions and taking antibiotics. If you have difficulty breathing or swallowing then go to ER. Small amount of trismus would be normal. The infection might travel...

Oral Surgery: White gum on one side after wisdom tooth pulled, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, white gum: Amanda - Of course, I cannot be completely sure without examining you and evaluating the white area, but with the formation of new cells often the appearance can be white. If the area is not painful or uncomfortable and not eliminated by rinsing, then, for...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction, discharge, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Leah, Thank you for your question. What you are describing is normal. There is probably a slight infection in that area. Just keep it really clean by rinsing with warm salt water after every meal. That should be enough to resolve the issue. If you at anytime...

Oral Surgery: abutment sizes, new dentist, abutments
new dentist, abutments, lower jaw: Alex, your new dentist will need to know the sizes of the implants in order to restore them. However, you do not need to get that information form your old dentist if you are uncomfortable. Your new dentist will be happy to have the old office send over the...

Oral Surgery: Bi-maxillary Advancement, facial skeleton, facial changes
facial skeleton, facial changes, teeth extraction: Jessie, Thank you for the x-ray. This is very helpful. From the radiograph now, it looks like the upper front teeth are not where they need to be for surgery. I am assuming that this is before they have pulled all the teeth from the upper jaw to close the...

Oral Surgery: drainage, warm salt water, foul taste
warm salt water, foul taste, nasty taste: Britney - It is not totally unusual. The foul taste is from an accumulation of bacteria and debris in the socket. It is important that you immediately begin warm salt water rinses 4-5 times a day to keep the area clean. If the area is not better with a...

Oral Surgery: Excessive maxilla lenght but no dentofacial anomalie or jaw disease, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gummy smile
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gummy smile, cius: Vinicius - Seeing a picture of you smiling and examining you would make it easier to tell you the method to correct the long face. There are many methods and techniques to surgically correct the length. My suggestion is for you to have yourself examined...

Oral Surgery: Fluid sac covering unerupted bottom canines, adult teeth, anethesia
adult teeth, anethesia, permanent tooth: Mary - I fully understand your conern. It is a little difficult for me, without seeing an xray of the cystic area, to determine if this fluid filled sack could affect other teeth. Usually, unless this sac is very large, it will not affect any other teeth....

Oral Surgery: full mouth extractions and immediate dentures, immediate dentures, warm salt water
immediate dentures, warm salt water, immediate denture: Irish - Keeping the dentures in place during the healing is best, but if you are developing sores it is definitely worth removing appliances. Antibiotics are not important as long as there was no infection. It is important to keep the area clean to allow...

Oral Surgery: Large torus palatinus advice, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, torus palatinus
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, torus palatinus, oral and maxillofacial surgeons: Trudy - I am a little surprised that the surgeons you have seen don t have experience removing large palatal tori. That is a procedure that is very commonly done by a skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The surgeon you choose should be a board certified...

Oral Surgery: Lesions inside lower lip after a traumatic fall, lip mucocele, cheek bones
lip mucocele, cheek bones, left cheek: David, Thank you for your question. The terms are mucocele and exostosis or tori. The salivary gland issues in your lower lip (mucocele) may be related to the trauma that you suffered or it may be related to bitting your lip (also caused by trauma). The treatment...

Oral Surgery: Maxillary labial frenum, expressive language delay, new dentist
expressive language delay, new dentist, labial frenum: Keva, Thank you for your question. The fact that she was not able to latch may or may not be a problem with the frenum. This is a very controversial issue. There are some who believe that the frenum needs to be removed if there is a question and some who feel...

Oral Surgery: Nerve pain after tooth extraction, two front teeth, minor trauma
two front teeth, minor trauma, wisdom tooth: Mehgan - it is a little difficult for me to give you the exact cause of the pain, but it could be from a minor trauma to the nerve. You don t say the reason the wisdom tooth was removed, but if it was due to infection or inflammation, that problem may still...

Oral Surgery: occlusal cant, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, expansion device
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, expansion device, sphenoid bone: Judy - yes there is a surgical procedure to properly align the jaws. You should get an evaluation from a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. There are a number of them in the Vancouver area. If for some reason you are unable to find one, get...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery, permanent teeth, orthodontic work
permanent teeth, orthodontic work, narrow face: Pamela, Thank you for your question. This is a very difficult question, especially since I have no idea what your facial skeletal structure and dental structure look like before and after the extractions. In a very general way, the complication of numbness...

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic Surgery & will it worsen my headaches, perth western australia, headache migraine
perth western australia, headache migraine, dr bell: Surgical rapidal palatal expansion is TOTALLY painless and does not force on the palate since it is split. Repositionning of the jaws USUALLY improve symptoms such as neck and pain jaws. This is the title of the published article that you might look for...

Oral Surgery: post wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, post wisdom tooth extraction
wisdom tooth extraction, post wisdom tooth extraction, open socket: this is probably because the surgeon did not achieve a good primary closure and too much tension in the soft tissue which caused rupture of the sutures, I would advised primary make sure that you keep the sight clean by thorough irrigation with warm salty...

Oral Surgery: Prolia and dental surgey, jaw muscles, upper teeth
jaw muscles, upper teeth, surgey: Anne - Once a medication has been taken, such as Prolia, the potential effects on the jaw muscles can last for a long time. There is no specific time frame, but I have seen patients who stopped the medication and problems occurred, while others were taking...

Oral Surgery: Root resorption, root canal therapy, jenny jenny
root canal therapy, jenny jenny, front teeth: Jenny, Thank you for your question. It is unlikely to have external root resorption spontaneously, but it is really not that unlikely to have three teeth affected with external root resorption due to trauma. First of all, root canal therapy will not fix the...

Oral Surgery: segmental lefort 1, Jaw surgery
Jaw surgery: Hello Segmental maxillary osteotomy involves a regular lefort 1 osteotomy and a cut in the middle of the maxilla from above to make it into two halves. Once that done then it is expanded to take care of you narrow maxilla. Then, the whole piece is moved...

Oral Surgery: Sinus Lift with 1 dental implant upper left jaw, sinus membrane, sinus lift
sinus membrane, sinus lift, warm salt water: Joseph, Thank you for your question. What you are describing is normal. Keep taking your antibiotics as prescribed and keep rinsing with warm salt water after every meal. The cheek swelling is normal. The amount of swelling depends on what type of bone they...

Oral Surgery: Sore tongue and roof of mouth, sore tongue, roof of mouth
sore tongue, roof of mouth, burning sensation: Kermit - this is a difficult question to answer. The funny taste or discharge could be from the type of cement used or it could be a reaction to the material that makes a crown. It doesn t sound like cancer at all, so relax. My suggestion, if your dentist...

Oral Surgery: still uncomfortable 6 month after wisdom extraction, gum recession, sinus problem
gum recession, sinus problem, wisdom teeth: Hi Mina, The symptoms that you are describing I would like to advise to go for further investigation with relevant specialist. I am sorry that I can not provide you with further help as I have not seen the case, xray or any possible relevant detail. But...

Oral Surgery: tingling bottom lip after frenulectomy seperate labial, jaw bone, biological material
jaw bone, biological material, bottom lip: Jan - It is a little difficult for me to definitely tell you why you have the continued tingling, but in general there was some type of trauma to the mental nerve. This nerve is a branch of the nerve that runs through the jaw bone and provides feelings to...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, warm salt water, tooth extraction
warm salt water, tooth extraction, extractions: Allyson - First of all, smoking should not be done until a minimum of seven days after the extraction. Smoking delays healing and can cause the bone in the area to not grow correctly to fill in the extraction socket. The picture you sent shows very slow...

Oral Surgery: trauma,tilted jaw,many issues.., Jaw surgery
Jaw surgery: I am sorry to hear that you have gone thought all this trouble. These days, there are a lot of differnent procedures available to help the patients. I will be surprised if I couldn t. Is it possible to send your facial skeleton X-rays and photos to me so...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Extraction at 95, wisdom tooth extraction, benefit ratio
wisdom tooth extraction, benefit ratio, bisphosphonates: Gayle, This is a very good question. This really depends on the health of your mother and where the tooth is situated. If you have an x-ray of the tooth and a medical history, I can give you a better risk benefit ratio. Additionally, if your mother has ever...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Extraction/Oral Surgery, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nerve repair: Tami - Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure, but during the surgery there was some type of trauma to the lingual nerve that provides sensation to the tongue. That trauma if minor should resolve within a few weeks, if however, the nerve was cut...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth extraction, swolen cheek after 1 month, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth surgery
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth surgery, mr ryan: Sasha, if there is a swelling in your cheek, then you should see someone right away. It is very possible that you have an underlying infection in that area. DO NOT PUT ANY HEAT ON THE AREA! It may be worth while to start some antibiotics if you are not allergic...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Removal, wisdom tooth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Sohan - I am sorry to tell you this, but you definitely need to be examined. As much as your symptoms are not good and the socket doesn t look good having you examined is important. If your dentist cannot find anything and yet you still have pain, then...

Oral Surgery: Apico Procedure, glenbrook, oral
glenbrook, oral, surgery: Ed, You are really asking for specific medical advice related to your situation and unfortunately, I can not answer that for you. In general though apicoectomy procedures are about 80% successful. As a result about 20% of the people having this procedure...

Oral Surgery: apico vs extraction on too #30 follow up question, silver fillings, apicoectomy
silver fillings, apicoectomy, manhattan ny: Ann - NOt only is the silver filling safe, it is the best one at the end of the root after the apicoectomy. The filling will completely do a sealing of the canal that is better and more consistant than any other type of filling there. Silver fillings...

Oral Surgery: Blod clot, dry socket, tea bag
dry socket, tea bag, excess moisture: Keshama - If the area continues to bleed, a simple solution is to take a regular tea bag. Dip it into warm water, squeeze out the excess moisture and then bite on the bag for 10 minutes. The bleeding should stop. So if it doesn t stop, try the warm moist...

Oral Surgery: Bone Graft on Every Molar Extraction, molar extraction, dry sockets
molar extraction, dry sockets, bone grafts: Kevin - Especially since the doctor performing the extractions is not a surgeon, his knowledge of the need to place bone grafts is not of an expert. Secondly, bone grafting does not stop the formatio of a dry socket. Dry socket occurs from an inflammation...

Oral Surgery: Bone graft & nicotine patch, nicotine patches, nicotine patch
nicotine patches, nicotine patch, ulcerative colitis: Tonya - Nicotine patches should be okay. Just to let you know, I too have ulcerative colitis and I have been under medicinal treatment with a medication for the past 14 years that has quieted the problem completely. Speak with your gastroenterologist about...

Oral Surgery: Bone Grafting/Implants, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, fractures of the jaw
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, fractures of the jaw, bone grafts: Melissa - periodontists are doctors who do mostly minor tissue repair with occasionally some grafting. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are doctors who do surgery every day. They are familiar with the characteristics of the bone and are more familiar and...

Oral Surgery: brittle bones & teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, restorative dentist
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, restorative dentist, brittle bones: Amanda, Thank you for your question. O.I as you know is a genetic bone disease. Some people also have Dentogenesis Imperfecta also (D.I.). There is no contraindication to having implants placed. In fact there was a case series of literature that came out of...

Oral Surgery: Coronectomy, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Sultana - I am a very conservative doctor and I do not favor the coronectomy procedure. Yes an area where the crown of the tooth is the location where the inflammation of that tooth begins a coronectomy could reduce some inflammation. If, however, the inflammation...

Oral Surgery: Extraction, bone graft, wearing braces
bone graft, wearing braces, front teeth: PK - I am a little concerned about the orthodontic treatment to move the upper front teeth when a bone graft has been placed in an adjoining area. Bone is a unit that the cells are interjoined. When a graft is placed and becomes fused to the bone, orthodontic...

Oral Surgery: extraction inquiries (for teeth broken at gumline), typical price range, gum line
typical price range, gum line, skilled surgeon: Amanda - If the remaining tooth is at or belom the gum level, it means that there is very little to actually grab onto. The lack of tooth above the bone makes the extraction more difficult and more exacting to prevent trauma to the region. All teeth...

Oral Surgery: sequestrectomy and osteomyelitis
Oral Surgery: sequestrectomy and osteomyelitis

Oral Surgery: headaches after wisdom tooth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth extraction
removal of wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water: Tara - First of all, spasm of the jaw muscles are not uncommon after the removal of wisdom teeth. Those muscles, when in spasm, will produce all the symptoms you describe. As far as the stitches, the doctor who removed the teeth should remove those sutures...

Oral Surgery: Jaw broke several years ago - problems now, wearing braces, wisdom teeth
wearing braces, wisdom teeth, new dentist: Call - I wish I could give you a simple answer as to what is the best approach to helping you. With the trauma your jaw sustained and the dental treatments that have been done subsequently, there are possibly a number of problems that might need to be corrected...

Oral Surgery: Jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, nhs dentist
oral and maxillofacial surgery, nhs dentist, underbite: Aj - If I were you, I would not do anything until you get, in writing, a description of what is proposed and the necessity for it. Once you get that, you can get a second opinion. I wish I could help you more, but I would need to see xrays and examine you....

Oral Surgery: Will jaw surgery fix my problems?, lower jaw surgery, wisdom teeth
lower jaw surgery, wisdom teeth, malocclusion: Graham, Your tongue thrust can cause a malocclusion but did not push your lower jaw back. Orthognathic surgery would improve your profile and would not necessarily lead to permanent numbness. This was true about 5 to 10 years ago and still true with some surgeons....

Oral Surgery: Lingual nerve issues still exist, lingual nerve, edward rubin
lingual nerve, edward rubin, scar tissue: Lee - As I said before, I am not familiar with the treatment, but Dr. Rubin is a specialist in the treatment of pain. So he is the type of doctor who should know the best approaches to quiet your pain. I wish you well and hope that doctor helps you...

Oral Surgery: Lower Jaw Advancement/Genioplasty, Jaw surgery
Jaw surgery: Hi Brandie, I m sorry that you are going through all this. I am sure the surgeon has done everything he/she could I am very curious to see the pre-op and post op X-rays including panoramic and lateral X-rays. Regarding the lip, you might have a problem...

Oral Surgery: Lower lip nerves and teeth affected by block bone graft, bone graft, trigeminal nerve
bone graft, trigeminal nerve, electric shocks: Tom, you are describing two different issue. The ability to move your lip and the feeling are different issues. The motor nerve for the lip movement are not in the bone and the nerve that gives you feeling are in the bone. As for the electric shocks, sensitive...

Oral Surgery: Major swelling and numbness, pain meds, oral infection
pain meds, oral infection, oral surgeon: Drew - The ER is not the place to go. Immediately find an oral surgeon. That doctor will know where to drain the infection to help reverse the situation before it expands. Don t put this off. Find an oral surgeon as soon as possible. ER doctors are...

Oral Surgery: Oral antral fistula under blade implant, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, balloon procedure
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, balloon procedure, dental surgeon: Jacqueline - I am going to give you names of a couple of board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Boca who you should contact for an evaluation. 1) Dr. Keith Kaner - (561) 487-4545 2) Dr. Stephen Rimer - (561) 368-3170 I wish you well and...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery to remove tori, warm salt water, pain med
warm salt water, pain med, oral surgery: David - Better than medication, I have found that simply the use of warm salt water rinses for about 5 minutes, 4-5 times a day reduces the inflammation and soreness and promotes quicker healing. I know this approach sounds very simple, but it works in most....

Oral Surgery: Overlapping lips when I close my mouth, bottom teeth, vertical dimensions
bottom teeth, vertical dimensions, face changes: Monet, without seeing and examining you it is difficult to tell the cause of what is going on. I would say that what you are experiencing is something called loss of vertical dimensions. The treatment will be based on the cause of the problem. There are many...

Oral Surgery: pain in jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, extreme pain
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, extreme pain, jaws: Evelyn - A specialist in dentistry who handles pain is not unusual. The problem is each of these specialists address the ones that are incorporated in the area of the jaws that they handle. My suggestion is to see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Why?...

Oral Surgery: pain and swelling in one cheek a month after jaw surgery, warm salt water, sinus infection
warm salt water, sinus infection, jaw surgery: Karen - Antibiotics can be benefical to help resolve the infection, but often the sinus is included in the area. In addition to the antibiotics, if she would do warm salt water rinses for about 3 minutes, 4-5 times a day can often promote infection drainage....

Oral Surgery: pain after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, oil of clove
wisdom teeth extraction, oil of clove, minor trauma: Johannah - The proximity of the mandibular nerve to the ends of the roots of lower wisdom teeth vary, but there is a chance that during the extraction minor pressure trauma to the nerve occurred. If the nerve itself was affected by being cut, you would have...

Oral Surgery: Post Apical Surgery Recovery, apical surgery, websies
apical surgery, websies, anti biotics: Jill, an x-ray of the tooth may show a bone infection. The information you get from an x-ray after endo treatment is not great because it takes a few months for the bone to fill in so its difficult to tell if the infection has resolved. A series of x-rays...

Oral Surgery: Reclast or Boniva ?, lupus flare, boniva
lupus flare, boniva, dexa scan: Barbara - I would love to be the bearer of good news to your situation. Unfortunately, all of the medications now prescribed or given to treat osteoporosis can potentially establish a situation where dental treatments (usually surgical treatments) can precipitate...

Oral Surgery: sequestrectomy and osteomyelitis, oxygen concentration, bone fragments
oxygen concentration, bone fragments, mandible: Bpb - Drainage for a infected area does not always come via a fistula. There can be a more diffuse drainage at a lower volume. Unfortunately, this type of drainage is indicative of significant dispersed infection vs a contained area. I wish I cold advise...

Oral Surgery: sinus drainage, sinus drainage, flap surgery
sinus drainage, flap surgery, ent dept: I have only sen one other case of similarity to yours. Except the patient was edentulous. CT findings and radiographs did not show anything. I reluctantly was talked into an exploratory surgery which to my surprise, i found a small piece of fragmented teeth...

Oral Surgery: Tongue numbness, tongue numbness, class 3 malocclusion
tongue numbness, class 3 malocclusion, lingual nerves: Marvin, Your surgeon would be better able to answer these questions. This partly because the surgery can be very completed and only your surgeon will know specifically what they encountered during the surgery. The tongue numbness is and most likely damage...

Oral Surgery: Tooth #30- Extraction/Implant vs. Apicoectomy, little bit more each day, surgery recovery
little bit more each day, surgery recovery, root canal: Ann - When the root is cut, the new end has the nerve canal in the middle and that needs to be sealed. That sealing is done in a few ways, but in my surgical history, an amalgam filling creates the best seal and one which usually exists for the life of the...

Oral Surgery: Upper 2nd molar root left after extraction, root canal treatment, maxillary sinus
root canal treatment, maxillary sinus, local anesthesia: Tony - First of all, the roots definitely need removal or an infection invading the sinus could occur. You need to see the surgeon to remove them. A skilled surgeon should be able to remove the roots with causing a problem with your sinus. Even though...

Oral Surgery: White Stuff In Extraction Hole--2 weeks later, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, blood formation: Liz - What you are describing is actually normal in the healing process. After a tooth is extracted, there is blood formation in the socket. The blood starts breaking down and new cells begin to form. The white area you see is most likely new cell formation....

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction, Wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth: Hello, It depends. If you have trouble opening up your mouth, I would first take the upper one out and wait until I see improvement. I have not examined you, but typically patients present with pericoronitis of the lower teeth. That is inflammation of gums...

Oral Surgery: Biopsy
Kim there is no one appearance. If very acute it could look like a small reddish scrape. Over a short time that redness resolves and it can hsve s pinkish areas or just looks a little bald. The only worry would be a yellowish ulceration or a truly raised...

Oral Surgery: Concerns after tooth extractions
Bec - Of course not being able to examine you I cannot be 100% sure, but what you describe is actual normal healing. Early on in the healing process, the extraction socket fills with blood and after a few hours the clot solidifies. It becomes a bridge to...

Oral Surgery: Cornoid Process Hard Boney abnormality, Jaw surgery
Jaw surgery: Hello, That s a very strange lesion. I have never come across a lesion in this area. However, it should be look at. Biopsy should be performed to get a diagnosis. University of Miami, Jacksonville, gainsville have all Oral surgery residency programs. I...

Oral Surgery: Dental extraction and implant procedure
Carlos - There is absolutely no choice here. The dentist is absolutely wrong. Just like surgery anywhere, the elimination of infection before any surgery is important and insures a better success for the implant. I have seen other dentists who also attempted...

Oral Surgery: Fractured jaw after molar extraction
Missy - What the doctor describes as a fracture might just be an expansion crack due to the extraction. If that is what occurred, a knowledgeable dentist would simply squeeze the socket from the lip and palate side at the same time. This squeezing is done...

Oral Surgery: impacted wisdom
Dave - Your symptoms are unique. They should have nothing to do directly with the wisdom tooth unless thee is an associated infected. As far as the artery running along the lower aspect of the jaw bone, there is none. The is a main carotid artery that lays...

Oral Surgery: iv sedation
Chris - What you describe is not unusual if the doctor injecting the palate inserts the needle into the greater palatine canal . This canal contains the nerve for the palate, but if the needle goes deep or the injection is done under some pressure, the local...

Oral Surgery: large mandibular tori
Hello Patricia Yes they are definitely worth the very limited risk! If this is done by an experienced Oral Surgeon, then it is a flawless simple operation and should give you great comfort . I would go for it without even thinking about it. Best Regards...

Oral Surgery: Medecine
Hugo - I think you are asking if the beginning of root canal treatment could render the tooth less susceptible to creating problem. Sure the beginning of a root canal on that retained root could reduce the chance of that tooth becoming infected, but a proper...

Oral Surgery: oral pathology, Jaw surgery
Jaw surgery: Hi Anthony, The medicare covers oral surgery. This growth should be biopsied first by an oral surgeon. If malignant, the oral surgeon will either remove it him/herself if comfortable or refer to head and neck surgeon. If benign, then any oral surgeon...

Oral Surgery: Pain/bleeding post-tongue biopsy
Cyndi - First of all, because the tongue is mostly made of muscles, there is a constant pull force on any sutures placed in it. For that reason, many sutures areas break down and become open. For that reason it is very important that you need to keep the...

Oral Surgery: reoccuring infections after wisdom teeth extraction
Mom - Of course, without examining your child I cannot be completely sure, but the repeated infections and obviously poor healing tends to indicate that the infection has spread and your child might have osteomyelitis. This is a more aggressive infection...

Oral Surgery: sinus drainage and sleeping after wisom teeth removal
Kassie- I wish I could give you a quick cure for the sinus bleeding, but unfortunately it just takes time. The thing you can to help it stop quicker is to not irritate the clotting. If you have sneeze, do it with your mouth open. If you have to blow your...

Oral Surgery: Tongue biopsy
Kim - rather than geographic tongue, the results are indicatve of chrinuc irritation. The most common cause is the teeth. Their shape, their roughness, their alignment and the act of biting. That was indicative of the report and is very common. You may not...

Oral Surgery: Tongue biopsy
Kim - let me tell you that from the incision made, it is pretty obvious, especially from the location of the sutures placed, that the surgeon extended his incision for two reasons. One is to make sure that he took enough tissue to make sure the area he was...

Oral Surgery: dead tooth
Mary - muscular compression of the teeth will usually not produce a decrease in blood flow to a tooth. More likely, even though you did not feel any trauma to the tooth during the car wreck, it is very common in any traumatic incident to clench our teeth....

Oral Surgery: Hole from jaw to sinus
Donna - I have to tell you that if your husband does have a hole from his sinus to his mouth, the surgeon is totally wrong in referring him to the dentist to have an actuator fabricated. That approach keeps the opening into the sinus forever. What should...

Oral Surgery: Jaw surgery problem
John - For the situation you describe, it is a little difficult for me to tell you which surgeons are the best for this in the US. Rather than a specific surgeon, the following are oral and maxillofacial surgery hospitals with the best surgeons for you....

Oral Surgery: Jaw surgery problem
John I am so sorry to see the results of your surgery. I of course cannot be sure without examining you but it looks to me that the surgeon did not tie the cut bones together after the surgery. I cannot be sure but grafting the bone along with fixating...

Oral Surgery: Lingual Nerve Damage
Stacey - First of all, since you have some tingling, even though not much, it means that at least a portion of the nerve is still working to some extent. As this time, a little more than a few days, it is probably best to let the area rest. Occasionally...

Oral Surgery: lip biopsy for sjorgrens
Mary - Of course, without directly examining you I cannot be sure, but during the biopsy, the ENT doctor most likely cut some nerves in the area. Usually, if only the edges of the nerves were traumatized or cut, the numbness resolves fairly quickly within...

Oral Surgery: orthognathic surgery
Sherry - In this day and age, crowns and caps are not limitations to the proper movement of teeth in orthodontics. Multiple acrylic appliances are made that are placed in a sequence to gradually move the teeth as the teeth become adapted to the appliance....

Oral Surgery: Root canal issues
Tracey - What was done to you was absolutely the worst possible treatment that could be imagined. If during the opening of the tooth, there was drainage of fluid and gas, that means that an infection existed. Just because some drainage occurs, it does not...

Oral Surgery: When is it safe to do the pinched nose test
Roger - You should not do it at all without being examined by a knowledgeable and skilled doctor. Many general dentists are not skilled in this situation. My suggestion, before you potentially traumatize the area, have an oral surgeon examine it. I m not...

Oral Surgery: SARPE before or after crown?
Ava - Of course, without examining you or viewing xrays I cannot be completely sure, but it is best to eliminate possible sources of infection or inflammatory conditions before surgery is attempted.d For that reason, I think it is best to have the root canal...

Oral Surgery: Sore tongue and teeth following extraction
Psm - your discomfort with the burning sensation and a seemingly altered taste, could definitely be due to the extraction. In the same area as the extraction, the lingual nerve(the nerve that innervates the tongue)sits on the tongue side of the jaw. If the...

Oral Surgery: tooth sticking out of gum, glenview, blenbrook
glenview, blenbrook, oral: You should see your oral surgeon. It could be a number of things which include a piece of residual tooth, or your jaw structure ( a sharp area in your jaw that can stick out through the gums as it is healing). The only way to know is to have your oral surgeon...

Oral Surgery: Tori removal/exposed bone
Clay - It is obvious that the dentist is not the best at doing surgery, but the area will heal. The best thing you can do is to immediately begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses for about 1-2 minutes 4-5 times a day. That will promote the healing much...

Oral Surgery: Urgent
Lindsay - You can attach a picture to this website. I ll review it and get back to you. Let me tell you that an unresolved oral infection will not produce cancer on its own. So get back to me and provide the picture and I will review it and get back to...

Oral Surgery: Bone infection
Scott - Without examining you or viewing and xray, it is a little difficult to be sure, but removing the source of the infection you describe is probably the best thing to do first. In the source of the infection is gone any bone changes should resolve....

Oral Surgery: grafting question
Ellen - In the Boston area there are quite a few board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons. I am going to give you some names. Call and get and evaluation. 1) Dr. Leonard Kaban - (617) 724-1646 2) Dr. Melissa Lackey - (781) 662-6228 3) Dr....

Oral Surgery: gum abscess and scared
Barb - Antibiotics will help to contain an infection, but often it will not eliminate it in your situation. My recommendation, and probably one that will work the best, is to immediately begin warm salt water rinses for about 4-5 minutes, 4-5 times a day....

Oral Surgery: Hardness on part of bottom lip
Susan - Of course without examining you I cannot be completely sure what the hard area is, but after surgery, blood tends to accumulate in the surgical area if minimal forces are applied to the area to help contain the internal bleeding. So most likely...

Oral Surgery: Joint replacement failure
Tressa - Granulation tissue is usually caused by somethng that stimulates inflammation. That inflammation in your situation could be residual metal material that broke off and is in the joint space or it could be just from a lot of rubbing within the area....

Oral Surgery: Lip incompetence after jaw surgery/genioplasty
Kayla - First of all, mentalis bandages are not always used when advancing the lower jaw. In this situation, the tissue is often tight and there is not need for a bandage. If, however, there was excess tissue or excess bleeding, the surgeon needed to placea...

Oral Surgery: Lip Incompetence after jaw surgery/genioplasty, Sliding genioplasty
Sliding genioplasty : Hi Kayla, Lip incompetence can be caused by many things. Excess vertical growth of maxilla, small chin, high occlusal angle can all cause it. poor closure of the mentalis muscle or not pushing the maxilla up enough can be the cause after the surgery. ...

Oral Surgery: Maloccusion &pain Misaligment after 4the dental implant
May - First of all, the implants do not change the size of your jaws. There must have be a size situation that did appear to you to be incorrect or different. I really don t understand why the doctors will not release the information and xrays they...

Oral Surgery: Nerve damage in extraction area
Linda - I am so sorry to hear about what all you have been through. Are these symptoms from a nerve problem or did the doctor who extracted the tooth apply excess force to the area and in doing so weakened the bone? I just cannot tell you. Because the invisalign...

Oral Surgery: nerve damage following wisdom teeth removal
Stella - I hate to be one who is going to give you bad news, but if the nerve was damaged or cut from the surgery, it should have be corrected and reattached within a couple of months of the surgery. Surgical repair early on is the only way to save the nerve....

Oral Surgery: Oral Extraction Site
Dani - Of course it is easier and more accurate to evaluate the area directly, but from the picture, the socket does look like it is healing. It is now three days since the extraction and the chances of a dry socket forming is decreasing daily. So keep up...

Oral Surgery: Pregnant patient with condylar fracture following RTA
Abih - The most important treatment approach is to first establish a normal occlusion. Arch bars need to be placed on the maxillary and mandibular teeth and intermaxillary elastics should be placed initially, after lining up the upper arch to the lower and...

Oral Surgery: Question about sinus commuication probllem
Elle - If the opening into the sinus has been there for a while, the chances of it closing on its own and being a healthy close and not just a leaky one is not good. Unfortunately periodontists are not diagnosticians for sinus problem or openings into the...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction
Daniella - what you are going through is not abnormal. There are a few ways that extractions sockets heal when healing well. One of those ways is the way you describe. Just keep the area clean with warm salt water a few times a day and stay away from smoking...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth extraction dry sockets please help
Kayla - Let me first discuss the numbness. The lingual nerve, the nerve that provides sensation to the tongue, runs on the tongue side of the jaw bone in the area of the wisdom tooth. Most likely the nerve was either traumatized or injured during the extraction....

Oral Surgery: Black spot bottom left below tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, cystic lesion: Mary - The picture of the xray you have submitted, show a growth at the ends of the roots of the lower left bottom first molar. That area could definitely be from an inflammation or infection within the tooth producing a cystic lesion or it could be independent....

Oral Surgery: Bone Graft Particles, bone graft, graft material
bone graft, graft material, loose particles: Chris - Especially since it has been six weeks since the graft was placed, there is no reason that a new temporary crown cannot be made - impression or not. The loss of some particles will have no effect, as long as the bulk has not been disturbed. ...

Oral Surgery: Broken Jaw, wisdom tooth, broken jaw
wisdom tooth, broken jaw, x ray: Dear Ronald, This case is very odd. If you had a broken jaw and did not get surgery to fix it, you would have had ended up with severe infection. Occasionally broken jaws heal by themselves, but most likely it would be visible on the X-ray. My feeling...

Oral Surgery: Brushed on tooth extraction site 4 days after extraction, glenbrook, oral
glenbrook, oral, surgery: Not likely that you dislodged the entire clot and even if you did it should re-clot with fresh blood. You physically dislodging a clot is not what causes dry socket although it it is easy to understand where that thought might come from as the typical dry...

Oral Surgery: Cyst in jaw, wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth, csyt: Hui, Thank you for your question. The cyst in the left jaw appears to be associated with the wisdom tooth. To take out the wisdom tooth and leave the cyst would be considered malpractice and I do not think you would find anyone who would just take out the...

Oral Surgery: Deviated jaw?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, smile 2: Jenn - You need to be seen by a board certified oral and maxillofacila surgeon. General dentists are not trained in the diagnosis or treatment of this situation. In Windsor, the following are two board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons. 1) Dr....

Oral Surgery: dry socket, dry sockets, warm salt water
dry sockets, warm salt water, jaw area: Kathleen - You are correct that dry sockets in the upper jaw are not common, but they do occasionally happen. Of course, if there is some swelling associated with the area, it could be an infection. Using warm salt water rinses a few times a day for a couple...

Oral Surgery: facial swelling still apparent four months after wisdom tooth removal, wisdom tooth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw muscles: NP - Salt water rinses could help if the swelling is due to increase fluid retention in the area from former inflammation or infection. Do not put any heat or cold on the outside of the face. Using hot or cold on the outside any time after oral surgery increases...

Oral Surgery: Foul Sinus Drainage weeks after orthognathic surgery, sinus drainage, saggital split
sinus drainage, saggital split, left nostril: Kay, Thank you for your question. It is possible that you might have a post operative infection. When a LeFort I is performed, the sinuses are entered and cut in order to move the maxilla. Unfortunately, infections do happen and they happen for a number of...

Oral Surgery: Hole between palate and nose, florida health science, health science center
florida health science, health science center, general medical center: Maria - I am not familiar with any product that will completely seal the hole. I have seen flaps of tissue grafts used to close openings, but without evaluating your husband, I cannot be sure that would be appropriate. I think it would probably be best...

Oral Surgery: Implant, implant insertion, nasal cavity
implant insertion, nasal cavity, bone graft: It is safe but not accurate enough. If you have enough bone i.e 12+ mmm then an OPG is ok as long as bone thickness can be assessed clinically. I don t see any reason why you should not get a cone beam CT in view of a reconstructed area in a very esthetic...

Oral Surgery: implant surgery, upper jaw pain, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
upper jaw pain, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, local anesthetic: Leah - The injection, where it is a long acting or not, should not be producing pain this long. After an implant placement it is not normal to have pain this long. In the upper jaw pain can be from sinus inflammation or muscle spasms. Either cause, the...

Oral Surgery: maxillary set-back, nasal septal deviation, gum surgery
nasal septal deviation, gum surgery, turbinectomy: Hello Mays, We would probably need more data to really assess your case including a full esthetic examination (frontal, profile, 3/4 views, smiling and at rest), a cephalometric X-ray in resting horizontal position etc... I am not sure I understood the...

Oral Surgery: had molar pulled out., dry socket, oral surgeons
dry socket, oral surgeons, molar: Danielle, Thank you for your question. Extraction sockets can look a bit odd the day after an extraction, especially if you are not use to looking at them. The tooth #14 is on the top and a dry socket on the top is a very low risk. The highest risk of developing...

Oral Surgery: orthognathic surgery, left tmj, minor surgeries
left tmj, minor surgeries, left cheek: Maureen - Fortunately, there are extremely skilled and well trained board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons on the east coast. Whether he is in the Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Miami or North Carolina, there are extremely skilled surgeons...

Oral Surgery: orthognatic surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon, orthognatic surgery
oral maxillofacial surgeon, orthognatic surgery, upper denture: Liza, I would be happy to give you an opinion but I would need records, photographs and radiographs in order to do so. I will not be able to provide any information without looking at you case. A lateral ceph radiograph and a PAN and photographs would be extremely...

Oral Surgery: pain after removal of Radicular cyst, upper jawbone, allergic to penicillin
upper jawbone, allergic to penicillin, radicular cyst: Hello Kim, I think you should have been placed on some kind of antibiotics (Amoxycillin if you are not allergic to penicillin) and perhaps some anti-inflammatories too. An Xray is not sufficient to rule out infection of the sinus. You would need a CT scan...

Oral Surgery: PERF IN SINUS SINCE 1993, post nasal drip, root canal specialist
post nasal drip, root canal specialist, oral and maxillofacial surgeons: Pam - I wish it was that simple. I do not have a list of doctors throughout Canada or the US, but if I could have cities or locations where it might be appropriate or possible for you, that would be easier. Most likely, since Canada does not have the number...

Oral Surgery: Post Apicoectomy, warm salt water, root canals
warm salt water, root canals, gum tissue: Rob - I am a belt and suspender surgeon. If you are still getting drainage of liquid, beside the continuation of the warm salt water and antibiotic can help prevent the area of drainage to have infection. The chances are not high, but there is a chance....

Oral Surgery: Post jaw surgery, Jaw surgery
Jaw surgery: Good morning Marvin, The swelling of the gums after 7 weeks is not normal. The doctor has to evaluate you and let you know what the cause is. One thing that can cause swelling is infection. Another is lack of proper oral hygiene. Also, When tissues are...

Oral Surgery: prophlactic extraction of tooth #30 erupted, heart defect, extractions
heart defect, extractions, dental surgery: Leslie - Unless there is evidence of an existing infection prior to the extraction, there is usually not a need for antibiotics prior to the extraction. That is, unless the patient has a medical condition, like a heart defect, that necessitates the use of...

Oral Surgery: Ringing, tmj problems, ringing in your ears
tmj problems, ringing in your ears, jaw muscles: Hello Matthew, It happens sometimes that tinnitus (ringing in your ears) can be associated with TMJ problems although this cannot be explained scientifically. I think you should have a complete work up of both TMJ and ear with an Oral Surgeon and an ENT...

Oral Surgery: Ringing, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, jaw muscles: Matthew - Without examining you I cannot be sure that might supposition that muscular problems might be the source of the problem, but I think being evaluated by a board certified orfal and maxillofacial surgeon is a good place to start and being properly...

Oral Surgery: Sinus teeth communication, titanium mesh, food particles
titanium mesh, food particles, buccal fat pad: Hello Depending on the size of the oro-antral fistula (hole in your sinus), there are varieties of techniques for closure . Placing a titanium mesh does not seem to be the technique of choice though. The surgeon should try to use local flaps in double layers...

Oral Surgery: sports after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction
wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, acute issues: Frank, Thank you for your question. Usually, I like to recommend no physical activity for about 1 week after an extraction of a wisdom tooth. An upper wisdom tooth extraction may start light physical activity after about 5 days and if there is a any throbbing...

Oral Surgery: Had tooth extraction 5 days ago and still in pain?, right face, dry socket
right face, dry socket, tooth extraction: Rhea - What you are experiencing is not normal but does occur occasionally. After an extraction sometimes there is a break down of the blood clot within the socket due to minor inflammation. Unfortunately, it causes significant pain. It sounds like you...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction/Dental Implant, bone graft, calgary ab
bone graft, calgary ab, oral surgeon: Neil, Thank you for your questions. The channel of bone behind the tooth is the incisive foramen or anterior palatal foramen. This is a channel in the bone where a nerve runs that gives you feeling to the top teeth and anterior palatal soft tissue. In my opinion,...

Oral Surgery: Tumor in gums, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, mandibular nerve: Michael - I am sending names of a few board certified surgeons near you. I wish you well and hope one of the doctors can help you. 1) Dr. Leonard Kaban - (617) 724-1646 - this doctor is a Mass General. If you call ask to be seen by him and not a resident....

Oral Surgery: Tumor in gums, cementoblastoma, benign tumor
cementoblastoma, benign tumor, mannai: Hello Michael, Obviously, I cannot give you a definitive answer without an X-ray or a CT Scan! The answer depends on what kind of tumor it is and the diagnostic has to be made prior to doing anything. If it is an aggressive tumor(which I very much doubt),...

Oral Surgery: upper jaw and palate surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, palate surgery: Kayla - The surgery for expansion of the upper jaw and advancing the upper jaw is a procedure that a skilled board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon should be able to perform without problems. It is important, that if the lower jaw is not part of...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction- with an infection, wisdom tooth extraction, oil of clove
wisdom tooth extraction, oil of clove, clove oil: Erika - Do not place anything into the socket. Clove oil is used to reduce pain in an extraction socket if there is a breakdown of the blood clot, leaving inflamed bone. If you use it now, you will be affecting the blood clot and that can lead to the bone...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Extraction Infection, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction infection
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction infection, wisdom teeth: Trish, Thank you for your question. What you are describing sounds like the site might be infected. Obviously, if the swelling gets large you should seek emergency medical care ASAP. Swelling with pus draining is a sign of an infection. The problem with infections...

Oral Surgery: 3 yo needs dental surgery, primary teeth, front teeth
primary teeth, front teeth, straight answers: Kellie, Thank you for your questions. NO need to worry about this. Healthy children with no bleeding problems or other health history do very well with extractions of primary teeth. Children are so resilient and the recover is very quick. The bleeding should...

Oral Surgery: Blod clot following extraction of #13 upper, warm salt water, afib
warm salt water, afib, tea bag: Jerry - the extended effect of Coumadin even after it has be discontinued temporarily can be for a while. The normal approach if you did not take Coumadin would be to just pull the blood clot out and then bite on a tea bag that was dipped and squeezed out...

Oral Surgery: bone graft implant issue, sinus membrane, bone graft
sinus membrane, bone graft, implant issue: Hi Carlos Yes you do have an infection and what looks like purulent drainage coming out the graft site! You should see an Oral surgeon urgently for a second opinion and most likely have it removed right away as well as cleaning up the area in view of your...

Oral Surgery: Bone Graft Questions, bone graft, graft surgery
bone graft, graft surgery, dental implants: Chris, Thank you for your question. You raise many good points and these are great questions. 1- Should I get another opinion on number or implants possible? You should get another opinion. 2 - Can I get an implant in 14 now, and 15 at a later time? ...

Oral Surgery: chin/throat, mentalis muscle, larynx
mentalis muscle, larynx, muscles: Philip - It is obvious that the problem does not lay in the mentalis muscle. It is possible that the surgeon remove the muscles and attachments below the chin. When resutured, the doctor probably did it in such a way that it has created excess forces that...

Oral Surgery: dental procedures showing up on technetium scan, bone fragment, bone replacement
bone fragment, bone replacement, cone beam: There will not be any interference but a Tc Scan will only light up in view of an acute inflammatory problem not a chronic infection for instance on such a small area. I don t know why your oral surgeon is not capable to assess if you are healing fine or...

Oral Surgery: difficulties after surgical extraction, surgical extractions, warm salt water
surgical extractions, warm salt water, surgical extraction: Lisa - Do not cut the stitch. Just because it has not dissolved is not bad and can often insure a better healing of the area. There might be a little inflammation around the edge of the stitch. The best thing you should do and something that should have...

Oral Surgery: Mandible Implants
Oral Surgery: Mandible Implants

Oral Surgery: Fractures in Mandible//2 fratures, glenbrook, oral
glenbrook, oral, surgery: It sounds like you know what needs to be done. A CT scan would be appropriate with 3D reconstruction to see if the fractures are aligned properly in three dimensions. The type of fracture that you describe is quite easy to result in the posterior crossbite...

Oral Surgery: fractures in.mandible//2fractures, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, plaster models
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, plaster models, displaced fracture: Vaibhav - If your occlusion is far different from before, it is obvious that the bones were not properly aligned or they slipped during the healing. Any knowledgeable doctor would know that facial and jaw xrays are important to determine the present position...

Oral Surgery: Full Upper Extraction & Partial Lower Extraction., skin grafts, wisdom teeth
skin grafts, wisdom teeth, disability pension: Matthew, Thank you for your question. The process of the tissue healing over the bone may take a while and really depends a bit on your medical conditions. It is always advisable to get a second opinion. There are many different approaches to providing care...

Oral Surgery: gum filling problem, temporary fillings, root canal treatment
temporary fillings, root canal treatment, root canals: Eddie - If the recessions around the tooth are due to brushing a little too hard, a very common situation when not brushing the correct way, the effect to the tooth often does invade or gets very close to the nerve inside the tooth. Once nerve tissue gets...

Oral Surgery: Jaw help/concerns, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, uf college of dentistry
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, uf college of dentistry, college of dentistry: You can call on my behalf: M. Franklin Dolwick, D.M.D, Ph.D. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon PO Box 100416 UFHSC UF College of Dentistry Gainesville, FL 32610 Phone: (352) 392-4116 FAX: (352) 392-7609 e-mail: fdolwick@dental.ufl.edu Best Dr.MANNA...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Help, panoramic radiograph, internal derangement
panoramic radiograph, internal derangement, oral and maxillofacial surgery: Hi, Examining you gives the best impression of what is wrong. However, from what you tell me, it sounds like you might have a internal derangement. Your disc might become displaced occasionally and that s why you hear the click. I suggest, panoramic radiograph,...

Oral Surgery: Jaw surgery, lower jaw surgery, facial aesthetics
lower jaw surgery, facial aesthetics, appearance changes: Aura - Flairing of the upper molars is one of the worst things that any orthodontist should do on an adult. Flairing of the molars only weakens them and aligns them at an angle that makes them more prone to being prematurely lost. In addition, the tilting...

Oral Surgery: Mandible Implants, chin
chin: I do not radiate patients with CBCT to find out info. about chin. Plain radiographs are sufficient. The procedure will take about 1-2 hour and I have performed many of these procedures. If you would like, you are welcomed to come in for a consultation and...

Oral Surgery: Mandible Implants, jaw implants, medpor
jaw implants, medpor, question the answer: Paul, Thank you for your question. The answer really depends on a number of factors involved in your case. Where is the location, why are they being done, what was the history of the problem? Difficult to answer without knowing more about your problem and...

Oral Surgery: Mandibular Implants, sliding genioplasty, correct anatomy
sliding genioplasty, correct anatomy, jaw implants: Paul -redundant surgeries are often fraught with problems. With each surgery there is scar tissue that forms. That scar tissue can alter the normal anatomy. Redoing cosmetic surgery can often have problems gaining the correct anatomy due to scarring after...

Oral Surgery: Numb Tongue, nerve repair, joel berger
nerve repair, joel berger, numb tongue: Leslie - First of all, Dr. Pogrel is correct that nerve repair more than a couple of months after the nerve injury is very difficult to achieve success. It should have been recommended by the doctor who did the extractions, that if the numbness continues...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery: where should I start?, jaw surgery
jaw surgery: Hi, I agree with the other surgeons that you need surgery. No orthodontist could fix this problem alone. Your Turbinate might be related to the upper jaw position, which is usually seen with a condition similar to yours. I suggest you see an oral surgeon...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery: where to start?, sinus congestion, oral surgen
sinus congestion, oral surgen, narrow airway: I think Chinese surgeons are skilled but I would choose the US or Europe for experienced teams in Orthognathic surgery . You don t need family since most cases don t go to Intensive care. YOu can contact on my behalf: Dr. Mario Tuchman 30 Central Park...

Oral Surgery: Pain after extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, bone fragments: Matt - an area of bone sticking out of the tooth socket is not normal. Immediately you should have yourself evaluated by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. It might not be back, but some of these bone fragments can produce not good secondary...

Oral Surgery: POSSIBLE BONE GRAFT REACTION, rash on face, punch biopsy
rash on face, punch biopsy, bone graft: Hello Michael, I don t understand why your surgeon placed any bone after a simple apicoectomy! This just would have healed normally and bone ingrowth happens uneventfully. There are many things that need to be adressed: 1-What KIND of bone was placed...

Oral Surgery: Post extraction wisdom tooth infection?, glenbrook, oral
glenbrook, oral, surgery: If you continue to have concerns you should definitely insist that the oral surgeon see you. If they are not able to, then I would suggest getting another opinion from another oral surgeon. It is not normal for there to be pus inside the socket at this stage....

Oral Surgery: problem for 12 years, wisdom tooth removal, private doctors
wisdom tooth removal, private doctors, front teeth: Faye - I am so sorry to hear about all you have endured. Have the doctors who have evaluated you ever try any medication other than antibiotics? Were you evaluated by private doctors or at a medical center? If you get back to me I ll try to see what I can...

Oral Surgery: I think I have an infection on my extraction., ground clove, dry socket
ground clove, dry socket, gauze: Hello Claudia Yes thi sounds like a local infection and I am not sure you were placed on antibiotics.If not this should be done. Also I would suggest peroxyde 5% rinses to get rid of most of the germs. This is usually a very local problem and should disappear...

Oral Surgery: Tongue paresthesia 8 months after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, third molars
wisdom tooth extraction, third molars, medicaid patients: Jade, Thank you for your question. It is impossible for my to give your specific advice regading the recovery of the nerve. The best one that could do that would be the surgeon who took out your teeth. I would recommend that you seek a second opinion. You...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction - Had low sinuses, warm salt water, cross stitches
warm salt water, cross stitches, oral bacteria: Steve - The brown droplets could be small areas of blood clot or accumulation of debris. Without symptoms of pain, swelling or leakage into the sinus, it sounds like you are healing just fine. Keep up with the warm salt water rinses and the healing should...

Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction and wisdom teeth, tufts dental school, wisdom teeth
tufts dental school, wisdom teeth, facial nerves: Bob - What you are experiencing is not unusual. Many of us have wisdom teeth developing close to the nerve or in a position that the extraction might produce excess forces on the tooth. You did not state you age, but the older we get, the more dense our...

Oral Surgery: trim gum to epose more tooth to hold crown, gum infections, chipped teeth
gum infections, chipped teeth, little tooth: Bob - If there are financial restrictions preventing extracting the tooth and making either a bridge or placing a dnetal implant, what your dentist proposes is the only option. What he proposes is not a very good option, but it should be less expensive. ...

Oral Surgery: White spot that shows on x-ray, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, new dentist
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, new dentist, wisdom tooth: Kristi, Thank you for your question. There are many possibilities. Since I can not see the radiograph, there is no way I could even give you an opinion. There are white things that present in the jaw that can be nothing to worry about and there are things...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, cheek
wisdom teeth, cheek, gum: Rachel, Thank you for your question. I think you should call your doctor and tell them the problem you are having. I am assuming your are talking about the lower site(s)? In my opinion, I do not think that your cheek should be stitched to your gum. Sometimes...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, mandibular nerve
wisdom tooth extraction, mandibular nerve, wisdom teeth: Matthew - This new procedure that the surgeon spoke to you about is a fairly recent approach to treat wisdom teeth when the mandibular nerve is close. This procedure just removes most of the crown of the tooth and then removes the nerve in the tooth, leaving...

Oral Surgery: alveolar ridge augmentation, alveolar ridge, warm salt water
alveolar ridge, warm salt water, gum tissue: Charles - the membrane is intentionally not waterproof. The membrane should not be placed over the sutures, but covering the graft and below the gum tissue. Shielding the area is difficult but you should only eat very soft food initially for the first few...

Oral Surgery: Bone Graft, bone graft, warm salt water
bone graft, warm salt water, gum tissue: Sheryl - The gum tissue over a graft can occasionally have the collagen membrane begin to become exposed and work its way out. If done correctly the graft may still be vital and be successful. It is important that the area be examined now. I understand...

Oral Surgery: Bone spur after extraction?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar, gum tissue: Christina - Your dentist is not correct. This sharp area can perforate the gum tissue and cause an infection. The dentist is probably not skilled in properly correcting this problem. You should probably have an oral and maxillofacial surgeon correct this...

Oral Surgery: Complication from dental implant, los algodones mexico, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
los algodones mexico, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, waking up with headaches: Ferris - I would definitely suggest to evaluate this problem, only a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon should do it. This problem requires a doctor who is fully knowledgeable in the anatomy of the area and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is...

Oral Surgery: Dry socket after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, dry socket
wisdom teeth extraction, dry socket, oral surgeon: Brittany - I cannot be sure from the picture, but there appears to be no evidence of inflammation. The fact that the socket is still sore does indicate some inflammation within the socket. I suggest that you get back the surgeon and have him examine the...

Oral Surgery: Flap Surgery, warm salt water, flap surgery
warm salt water, flap surgery, stitch removal: Dave - I am so sorry to hear about what you have gone through. Not examining you before or after the surgery to smooth bone, it is a little difficult for me to be completely sure about the cause, but usually, opening of a wound, especially over bone that...

Oral Surgery: Frenectomy, voice patterns, voice changes
voice patterns, voice changes, otolaryngologist: S. Mahabir - Sorry, but frenectomy should have no effect on your voice. Changes in voice patterns could be affect by reconstruction of you larynx and voice box. I suggest that you find an otolaryngologist near you. If possible find one associated with a...

Oral Surgery: gum pain, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, gum pain: Pamela - Of course, without examining you or viewing xrays of the area, it is a little difficult for me to be sure. Saying that, the fact that you are experiencing pain, indicates that there might be an infection, there could be inflammation of the bone...

Oral Surgery: Inflamed Tongue, inflamed taste buds, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
inflamed taste buds, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, inflamed tongue: James - The white streaks appear to be from chronic irritation. Those chronic habits could be from habits such as clenching your teeth against the tongue, especially if the teeth are rough. The fact that there are also areas of red would indicate active...

Oral Surgery: Keratocyst, mount elizabeth hospital singapore, mount elizabeth hospital
mount elizabeth hospital singapore, mount elizabeth hospital, cyst wall: Joel - Keratocyst is one of the most difficult lesions to simply remove. The nature of the cyst wall is easily torn. Because of that, the removal of the lesion can be difficult and satellite cell can remain attached to the bone to reform new cysts in the...

Oral Surgery: recurrent cyst, Jaw
Jaw : Hello, I am sorry that you are going through all this. This is the most debated cyst in maxillofacial region. I prefer aggressive treatment to avoid recurrence. Your surgeon is probably trying to perform marsupialization. This should work if you follow...

Oral Surgery: revision Genioplasty, sliding genioplasty, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
sliding genioplasty, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, paul menton: Actress - I fully understand why you are not satisfied with the results. The surgeon, if nothing else, should have fought for symmetry in the final results. I personally am not familiar with the skills in reconstruction of the chin area for the surgeons...

Oral Surgery: Sinus communication after extraction, glenbrook, oral
glenbrook, oral, surgery: I normally tell my patients that it is ok to fly on commercial aircraft. Since I do not know anything about your surgery or situation, I can not advise you and you are best to ask your oral surgeon directly. Good luck with your daughters care. Dr....

Oral Surgery: Submandibular duct stones and cyst - please help, saliva flow, warm salt water
saliva flow, warm salt water, ranula cyst: Fatima - The surgeon just needs to continue to examine the floor of your mouth. Seeing not every day like you might do, often disclosed more change. So the surgeon is important for that visual exam You might need ultrasound or additional xrays if swelling...

Oral Surgery: tori surgery, Tori
Tori: Hello, This is normal for this procedure. I am sure your surgeon has done a good job. We often get results similar to what you described. The white areas are dead skin. It will take about 10-14 days to heal. If you stay on liquid or purée diet, it would...

Oral Surgery: traumatic wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, neck and shoulder pain
wisdom tooth extraction, neck and shoulder pain, downward thrust: Natasha - I have to tell you that it definitely sounds like the surgeon who did the extractions was not skillful and he traumatized and damaged the jaw joint. That is not good since healing of that joint, on its own, is very difficult since it is constantly...

Oral Surgery: vertical crack molar, old mom, new crown
old mom, new crown, molar: Steve - The treatment of a vertical crack with a new crown is proper if the crack is only in the crown of the tooth and does not go lower. So what you need to do, is to have the dentist show you where the crack is. If it is lower than the crown of the tooth,...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, malocclusion
wisdom teeth, malocclusion, asymmetry: Hello, I hope that you have already taken care of this problem. If your jaw is fractured, you need to be seen immediately and take care of it. You can have an operation or closed reduction where your teeth are shut for 6 weeks. If you do not seek treatment,...

Oral Surgery: chronic osteomyelitis of the maxillary w/oral antral fistula, ucla medical center, loma linda university
ucla medical center, loma linda university, harbor ucla medical center: Anita - I am not sure that there is a specific one in California that I would recommend. There are a number of hospitals in California with oral and maxillofacial residency programs with expert doctors doing the teaching. Of those, the three I would recommend...

Oral Surgery: I have a couple questions, Jaw surgery
Jaw surgery: Hello Audra, The lips have slight upward movements. But this really depends on the surgeon s suturing techniques. Maxillary impactions is suggested to fix the long faces. Gummy smile is either treated by gingivectomy or bone surgery. Some times the lefort...

Oral Surgery: drainage from sinus after extraction, sinus cavity, sinus membrane
sinus cavity, sinus membrane, sinus lift: Susan - Even if your sinus cavity is close to the roof of your mouth, a surgical procedure, called a sinus lift, can be used to lift the sinus membrane and a bone graft placed to increase the amount of bone to hold an implant. So it might be a good idea to...

Oral Surgery: Fibroma and ?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, scar tissue
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, scar tissue, crowded teeth: Kimberly - Fibromas of the tongue and scar tissue on the lip removal is a common procedure for a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to perform. Unfortunately, the fibroma will not get better on its own and will need removal. The scar tissue on...

Oral Surgery: Hard lump inside tongue, swollen lymph nodes, tongue cancer
swollen lymph nodes, tongue cancer, social smoker: Kim - without examining you I cannot be sure, but cancer usually involves a breakdown of the overlying mucosa and the appearance of an angry ulceration. As far as what is there, it sounds more like a benign area. You should relax, especially since...

Oral Surgery: headaches, loss of concentration, abcess poss cause?, central incisor, tension headaches
central incisor, tension headaches, brain fog: Leo - This is a very difficult question for me to answer without examining you. In general, those who have gone through so much discomfort, for as long as you have endured, can definitely develop stress related pain. The abscess by itself should not cause...

Oral Surgery: herbert screws?, herbert screw, reconstructive surgery
herbert screw, reconstructive surgery, maxillofacial: Kayla - back in 1978 the Herbert screw was available, but mostly it was used for fractures that required compression to encourage healing. If your father had reconstructive surgery and the doctor who performed the surgery was experienced he most likely made...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Pain, mcneese state university, head and neck pain
mcneese state university, head and neck pain, louisiana state university: Randy - I think either doctor will be appropriate. I do not know either personally, but the records of both seem to be the type of doctors that should help you. I wish you well and hope either of the doctors can help you. Let me know how it turns out...

Oral Surgery: Laser removal of madibuluris tori, gum surgery, laser procedure
gum surgery, laser procedure, laser removal: Tami - I fully understand your desire to reduce any trauma to the area from the tori removal. I have done some research today to find surgeons who perform tori removal via laser treatment. I cannot find doctors in the U S who have published that they remove...

Oral Surgery: Lump behind front lower teeth, swollen salivary gland, salivary glands
swollen salivary gland, salivary glands, front teeth: Kate - Of course, without examining you, it is a little difficult for me to tell you what is actually occurring, but if your doctor s prodding was the initiator of the problem, he could have introduced some bacteria or firm debris attached to the lower front...

Oral Surgery: nerve damage from upper 2nd molar extraction, molar extraction, upper molar
molar extraction, upper molar, nasal cavity: Elvera - With the pain you are enduring after the extraction and pain with the 1st molar in front of the extraction site it sounds like the opening into the sinus might be the cause of the problems now. If you had that open after the extraction, the doctor...

Oral Surgery: Numbness, minor trauma, numbness
minor trauma, numbness, incision: Meg it is early to worry about damage to the nerve that provides sensation to the tongue. The numbness you now have could be from the stretching of the tissues or it ciuld be that ths nerve might have been cut. Either way you need to give it 6-7 weeks before...

Oral Surgery: oligodontia, typ top, hello doctor
typ top, hello doctor, pubmed: Karen - there are a number of different studies, but, in general, the center for disease control has the most objective findings. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/290641 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3514934/ http://www.jaypeejournals.com/eJournals/ShowText.aspx?ID=2167&Type=FREE&TYP=TOP&IN=_eJournals/images/JPLOGO.gif&IID=182&isPDF=YES...

Oral Surgery: oral antral fistula, wisdom tooth removal, sinus infection
wisdom tooth removal, sinus infection, antrostomy: Jamie - what you are enduring, with a secondary sinus infection, is not uncommon when an oral antral fistula develops. For that reason, especially with an infection, it is important that the surgeon do more than just attempt to close the fistula. The doctor...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery Standard Procedures, wisdom tooth extractions, maxillo facial surgeon
wisdom tooth extractions, maxillo facial surgeon, warm salt water: Dennis - I personally believe and was always taught that the use of a prophylactic antibiotic after the extraction of especially lower wisdom teeth is important. The main reason is that these extractions produce some bleeding and even though the gum tissue...

Oral Surgery: Pain and numbness after wisdom tooth removal, wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth, nerve injury: Jessi - It is a little difficult for me to be completely sure, but the nerve that was traumatized, causing the numbness in chin and lip, also provides sensations for the lower right front teeth. So, the altered sensations you are feeling is mostly likely...

Oral Surgery: palate surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, palate surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, palate surgery, hard palate: Barbara - the bump could definitely be a loose piece of bone dislodged by the surgeon. I have seen this if there was some bleeding during the surgery and it hid the bone chip. Try some warm salt water rinses for about 5 minutes, 4-5 times a day on that...

Oral Surgery: Post wisdom teeth removal, glenbrook, oral
glenbrook, oral, surgery: It is impossible to answer your specific questions with regards to your specific case. But having said this, in general, dissolving sutures fall out early with some regularity. This is usually not a cause for concern. After the removal of wisdom teeth,...

Oral Surgery: Still having socket pain after tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, continuous pain: Ann - you are absolutely correct to doubt the presence of the pain this long. First of all, if the tooth being extracted was painful, a bone graft should not have been placed after the extraction. Pain needs to be gone before a graft placed. Why-because...

Oral Surgery: TMJ - Burning sensation, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, crackling sound
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, crackling sound, nerve damage: Christine - I need to be honest with you and let you know that I am not familiar with any of the listed doctors in your area, but they have been written up for their TMJ evaluations and treatment. 1) Palm Beach Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Issue, root canal treatment, lingual nerve
root canal treatment, lingual nerve, wisdom tooth: Matthew - You are correct to be concerned. A tooth such as you describe which needs a root canal treatment to keep it, will wind up costing you more than the root canal. Some type of restoration of the tooth to remove the decay and keep the tooth whole will...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth removal 1week ago, wisdom tooth
wisdom tooth: Good morning, I hope by now you are feeling a little better. You might have had a dry socket. As the procedure prolongs, the chances of D.S. is higher. Your lack of able to open is from the lengthy surgery on the top tooth. It will get better. you have...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth transplant, teeth and gums, wisdom tooth
teeth and gums, wisdom tooth, density changes: Marie - I would like to tell you that transplanting a tooth in a 30+ individual has a good chance of success, but after we go through puberty the density of our bones increase and there is an accompanying decrease of blood flow from the density changes and...

Oral Surgery: Biologic therapy post-bone graft, bone graft, gi specialist
bone graft, gi specialist, biologic therapy: Tonya - I am not an expert on the use of anti-TNF, but I think due to the healing effect the length of time since the graft placement is the most important factor. If the anti-TNF is started a few weeks after graft placement then the graft would most likely...

Oral Surgery: Bump in gum, minor salivary glands, mucocele
minor salivary glands, mucocele, front teeth: Frankie - so don t worry, but do have that bump removed and biopsied. Not because I think it is dangerous, but I am a belt and suspender doctor and want all the bases covered. In addition, bumps like you have can become inflamed just because of the normal...

Oral Surgery: Complete lack of sensation to touch 6 1/2 weeks after BSSRO, speech impediment, gum line
speech impediment, gum line, mandibular advancement: Elizabeth - The N Y Center for Orthognathic and Maxillofacial Surgery would be an ideal location for knowledgeable doctors in this field. They have probably all experienced this problem is a patient and know how to examine and treat the problem, if necessary....

Oral Surgery: Dentigerous cyst impacted 3rd mollar in maxillary protruding the sinus wall, caldwell luc, local anaesthesia
caldwell luc, local anaesthesia, dentist chair: Maqsood - I am so happy to hear that the source of your daughter s problem seems to have been removed. Just so you know, this type of problem should not be considered actually a dental problem. It is due to a cystic lesion that invaded the sinus, producing...

Oral Surgery: Exposed Jawbone, gum tissue, eraser head
gum tissue, eraser head, front teeth: Marie - What you are enduring is definitely not normal. Exposed bone means that the doctor, who extracted the tooth tore the gum tissue exposing bone or broke part of the bone which is now perforating the gum tissue. Either way, you immediately need to...

Oral Surgery: kindly opinio, vulnerary, vinegar
Oral Surgery: kindly opinio, vulnerary, vinegar

Oral Surgery: Geographic tongue, jeff, jeffery
jeff, jeffery, jeffrey: I can t answer your specific medical questions. However, I can tell you that geographic tongue can occur on any region of the tongue. Having said this, it is a good idea for you to have your husband see a board certified oral surgeon for evaluation. Dr....

Oral Surgery: gum ulceration, glenview, jeff
glenview, jeff, bressman: Obviously difficult to tell without seeing you. Most ulcerations heal within 2 weeks. If it does not, it would be a good idea for you to see a board certified oral surgeon for evaluation to make sure that it is not something more serious. Dr. Jeff Bressman...

Oral Surgery: Ill after extractions, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, jawline: Alejandra - I am so sorry to hear about what you are going through. The fact that you are not having pain is good, but the glandular sensitivity and jawline discomfort usually indicates either just an inflammation or an infection associated with the extraction...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Problems and Sudden Lisp, Jaw surgery
Jaw surgery: Hello, I hope it subsides. But you have to be examined. I suggest to see a board certified oral surgeon who does jaw surgeries and a good orthodontist. Maybe Invisalign was not the answer to your problem. But you should be seen soon before further damage...

Oral Surgery: kindly opinio, warm salt water, gauze pads
warm salt water, gauze pads, best regard: Hussain - Prematurely using tea or vinegar or any other solution, even salt water, immediately after the extraction, prevents the formation of a proper blood clot. In addition, the bone that is early exposed is vulnerable to even the simplest irritants. ...

Oral Surgery: Mandible dissect and reconstruction, teeth implants, ear down
teeth implants, ear down, medical doctors: Anna - I am not sure if ENT doctors are proficient in the situation you endured. I am going to provide the name of Dr. Robert Marx, the Director of the division of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Call: (305) 326-5326....

Oral Surgery: Paranasal Implants Or Upper Jaw Surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, pleasing result
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, pleasing result, jaw surgery: Kamila - That is very simple question to answer. The paranasal implant can bubble out the flatness, but the implants themselves do not produce a very pleasing result. Better yet is the upper jaw advancement. If you choose the advancement, stop all dental...

Oral Surgery: Post Op question, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, oral rinse: Kelsey - Immediately contact the surgeon. If you have not begun warm salt water rinses begin the rinses for about 3-5 minutes, 4-5 times a day. The surgeon may need to prescribe a different oral rinse to assist the healing. So don t wait, call the surgeon...

Oral Surgery: To pull or not to pull, jeffery, bressman
jeffery, bressman, glenview: The old adage if it aint broke, don t fix it only works when it is actually not broke. Dentists are generally in the business of both treating problems and preventing future problems. So, if (and it is a big if) your tooth actually has decay, watching it...

Oral Surgery: remove foreign object, ear nose throat specialist, sinus cavity
ear nose throat specialist, sinus cavity, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Diane - Without viewing the film of the screw or the sinus, it is a little difficult for me to be sure what you are seeing on that film. A screw in the sinus is, of course, not normal and how did it get there? There are, of course, some surgical corrections...

Oral Surgery: severe pain, ear nose throat specialist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
ear nose throat specialist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, ear nose throat: Elizabeth - Ear, Nose and Throat doctors are skilled in their field, but they are not trained in dental problems. You need an office that has a panoramic xray machine that can take dental xrays with your mouth closed. I have done a little research and I...

Oral Surgery: Tongue, geographic tongue, tounge
geographic tongue, tounge, inflammation: Kim - That are of slight redness on the underside of the tongue appears to be inflammatory in origin. What is causing the inflammation is the question. It could have been something eaten that produced the inflammation. So it does not appear anything to worry...

Oral Surgery: Tongue, tongue cells, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
tongue cells, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, geographic tongue: Kim - Due to the size of the area and the minimal changes that show on the pictures, this is not truly a geographic tongue. It is an area that becomes irritated and the white fringe is just the thickening of the tongue cells there from the irritation. ...

Oral Surgery: Upcoming Wisdom Tooth Extractions, iv sedation, overwhelming fears
iv sedation, overwhelming fears, wisdom teeth: Katherine - Extensive decay in a lower wisdom tooth can be a difficult problem to resolve. The position of the tooth and the increase chance for bacterial accumulation in that region often produces decay. Repair of such a tooth can be difficult for the long...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, jaw joints
wisdom teeth extraction, jaw joints, gum tissue: Sarah - That is a very difficult question for me to answer. Will the teeth not come together due to swelling of the gum tissue in the area of the extractions? Could the jaw joints be out of wack? My suggestion is to definitely have the doctor examine you...

Oral Surgery: Bad breath, causes of bad breath, oral bacteria
causes of bad breath, oral bacteria, dental floss: Sallu - there are a few causes of bad breath. The most common cause is dental plaque that attaches to teeth. Unfortunately, brushing alone does not remove all or enough. In addition to brushing the teeth, you need to clean between your teeth at least twice...

Oral Surgery: Blister on tongue, jaw
jaw: Hello, It sounds like you might have accidentally bitten your tongue that night. Usually oral mucosa takes 10 days to heal. meanwhile, you will see all kinds of colors. If this does not resolve, I suggest you make an appointment with your dentist or oral...

Oral Surgery: Blocked Ear and Swollen Palate after Sinus Lift, sinus lift, internal tissues
sinus lift, internal tissues, disappeared 2: Lily - The only check that you could do would accentuate the OAF. It is difficult for me to give you an appropriate answer without a direct exam, a CT scan and or an MRI of the area. A swollen palate can come from an OAF or just some sinus inflammation....

Oral Surgery: Bone graft, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, warm salt water: Roseann - It is difficult to properly reclose that open wound so soon after the surgery. You don t say if the doctor was an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who placed the graft. For now, I suggest that you just keep the area completely clean with a very...

Oral Surgery: Bridge after OA fistula and sinus cyst, sinus lift, sinus symptoms
sinus lift, sinus symptoms, bone graft: Jamie - It is a little difficult to be sure without seeing xrays from three months ago and new ones. If new bone had not completely formed throughout the area of previously lost bone, only soft tissue was separating the mouth from the sinus in some locations....

Oral Surgery: Calcified spot in jaw on x-ray, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problem
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problem, wisdom teeth: Lacey - First of all, the calcified spot is on the lower jaw and the sinus is located in the upper jaw. Not having examined you, I am questioning why the surgeon would link the calcification of the lower jaw to a problem with the sinus. There are actually...

Oral Surgery: CT scan report, bone graft, dental implants
bone graft, dental implants, scan report: Manasi - I am assuming that the doctor thinks that the teeth are the cause of the problem. Often the problem in such a case, if it comes from a tooth, only starts in one tooth and spreads but does not affect the other teeth. That is if the area is caused...

Oral Surgery: dental procedure, blinds shades, partial denture
blinds shades, partial denture, skilled surgeon: Kristi - The length of time until comfort resumes after an alveoplasty often varies based on the skills of the doctor. Alveoplasty is not a difficult procedure in the hands of a skilled surgeon, but many general dentists attempt this and the postoperative...

Oral Surgery: drainage from tooth that has had root canal, time antibiotics, residual infection
time antibiotics, residual infection, apicoectomy: Jo - You are quite smart to be apprehensive about leaving an infected tooth in place. Sure some of the infection is draining, but the bacteria in the bone is also eating away at it. It can eventually cause damage to the adjoining teeth. So have that tooth...

Oral Surgery: After Extraction, warm salt water, chewing food
warm salt water, chewing food, patient instructions: Charleigh - In general, you should stay away from chewing food for the first 48 hours after the extraction. You can slowly begin to increase the type of foods you are able to chew. Start with foods that are fairly soft and increase the amount of chewing...

Oral Surgery: Lingual Nerve Damage
Oral Surgery: Lingual Nerve Damage

Oral Surgery: Gum Irritation after Implants, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum irritation
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum irritation, bone graft: Chris - a successfully healed graft should not shift, unless the doctor, when he inserted the implant applied excess pressure in the insertion. You need to immediately get back to the doctor to evaluate the area. If he is not sure and the pain continues,...

Oral Surgery: Impacted wisdom tooth, wisdom teeth, jaw muscles
wisdom teeth, jaw muscles, wisdom tooth: Chad - Infected or inflamed wisdom teeth can produce a number of different symptoms. What you are describing could be spasms of the jaw muscles. Those muscles often go into spasm from wisdom teeth problems. Once inflamed, those muscles can cause the shoulder...

Oral Surgery: Injection injury, lingual nerve injury, oral and maxillofacial surgery
lingual nerve injury, oral and maxillofacial surgery, tongue pain: Julie - There is an oral and maxillofacial surgery group with offices in West Islip, Lake Success and New York City that does repairs, if necessary of the lingual nerve. I am assuming that the group in Lake Success is The New York Center for Orthognathic...

Oral Surgery: Lingual Nerve Damage, lingual nerve damage, nerve repair
lingual nerve damage, nerve repair, oral and maxillofacial surgery: Lori - I too have not found any direct information about lingual nerve repair in Minnesota. My suggestion is that you first call the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Mayo Clinic. I didn t see any direct reference, but I am sure they would...

Oral Surgery: Lip, oral cancer, oral surgeon
oral cancer, oral surgeon, a820: Hello Kim, I don t think this is a bad lesion per se. It is of recent onset, non painful, non bleeding. Nevertheless YES it should be biopsed by an oral surgeon to rule out any possible lesion.This is always done in a routine way, so please don t worry...

Oral Surgery: Mucocele, teeth floss, warm salt water
teeth floss, warm salt water, castor oil: Samia - The area on your palate could be from a blocked gland, an irritation or a burn. You should rinse your mouth 4-5 times a day for a couple minutes to help reduce inflammation. Unfortunately there is no specific remedy for a mucocele. You can rinse...

Oral Surgery: numbness after tooth extraction, wisdom tooth, back tooth
wisdom tooth, back tooth, bottom back: Manny- Of course without examining you I cannot be completely sure, but a partial or weak numbness can occur after the extraction of a lower molar for a number of reasons. The numbing injection might irritated the nerve. There may have been some bleeding...

Oral Surgery: oralantral fistula, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problems
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problems, x ray: Veronica - What you describe could be a residual opening from the mouth into the sinus, from the extraction, or it could be just a continued inflammation or infection from that extraction. Possibly there is no connection. For this type of problem, you...

Oral Surgery: Possible Lawsuit - Need Second Opinion, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cheek bone
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cheek bone, burning tongue: William - I am so sorry to hear about what you have been through. There is obviously a problem created through the surgery. Your attorney is correct in suggesting that you should seek a second opinion. From the type of treatment you underwent, it is important...

Oral Surgery: Ranula, warm salt water, ent doctor
warm salt water, ent doctor, ent surgeon: Fatima - I disagree with the ENT doctor. Saliva is being discharged, but its saltiness might be due to a continued irritation. My suggestion, rather than giving up on the area, is to immediately begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses for about 3-5 minutes,...

Oral Surgery: Still having pain after tooth extraction redux, bone graft, oxygen treatment
bone graft, oxygen treatment, lack of oxygen: Ann - This is a very difficult question to answer. If is not neurological in origin the only other cause of pain when there is no infection could be a lack of oxygen to the area. It could like when we sit in a position too long and our food falls asleep....

Oral Surgery: Swelling after lower jaw surgery around plate, Jaw
Jaw: Hi Sarah, Some swelling and numbness is expected. I would be concerned if the swelling returns. That is a sign of infection, loose screw or small loose bone particles. If the swelling is not severe, then you could wait until Tuesday. But if it is extending...

Oral Surgery: Tonsil, tonsil tissue, pillar
tonsil tissue, pillar, diagnosis: Kim - I have to tell you that in the picture I do not see any creamy white appearance. In the future, if you have concerns, having your husband examined is a much better diagnosis that sending me pictures that do not tell the whole story. So if you have...

Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction site, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, cancer sores: Nicole - First of all, that area on the socket is not a canker sore, but rather it looks like an area of the extraction was traumatized during the extraction. That area will eventually heal, but to speed the healing, immediately begin a regimen of warm salt...

Oral Surgery: Tore skin between upper lip and gums, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, high rocks
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, high rocks, exact area: Scott - Depending on the exact area of the laceration, there can be exposure of areas that should be covered with the tissue. Do yourself a favor and have the area evaluated by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon preferably, but if one is not available, a regular...

Oral Surgery: treatment for KCOT, columbia presbyterian hospital, columbia presbyterian hospital new york city
columbia presbyterian hospital, columbia presbyterian hospital new york city, general hospital boston: Kristin - The length of time until there is a shrinkage of the lesion is quite variable. The pain, if the procedure is reducing internal pressure, should resolve shortly. Usually there is not too much pain. I wish I would know the size of the tumor. The...

Oral Surgery: Ulcer?, gargle salt water, swollen glands
gargle salt water, swollen glands, brushing my teeth: Hello Scott, There are substancial differences between benign ulcers and oral cancer. Ulcers are self healing and will disappear in matter of days. I would not use salt directly but would use oral rinses and gargles. Keeping a good hygien and avoid smoking...

Oral Surgery: Unhappy with face shape after Jaw Surgery, Jaw surgery
Jaw surgery: Hi Josh, I am sorry to hear that you are not happy with the results. I think the best thing to do is talk to your surgeon. If not, then you should seek another oral surgeon who does orthognathic surgeries to get xrays and clinically evaluate you. Hope...

Oral Surgery: White ulcer on Tonsil, ear nose and throat doctor, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
ear nose and throat doctor, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, ulcer on tonsil: Scot - I am not sure if that white ulceration is the same or if it has changed since the salt was directly applied. My suggestion is that you make an appointment with an ear, nose and throat doctor. I think that it is viral, bacterial or inflammatory, but...

Oral Surgery: Abscessed Tooth & Bactrim, streptococcus bacteria, oral infections
streptococcus bacteria, oral infections, bactrim: Drew - Bactrim is an antibiotic that helps to eliminate or reduce infections, but is not usually used for oral infections. The most common cause of infection is streptococcus bacteria and Bactrim does not work well for Strep. Sorry to tell you that but the...

Oral Surgery: bad tooth, exact diagnosis, bad tooth
exact diagnosis, bad tooth, foul odor: Alicia - without directly examining your mouth or, at least, seeing pictures and xrays of the teeth it is difficult for me to come up with an exact diagnosis. What you describe could simply be from decay, infection or inflammation. Most likely, with the...

Oral Surgery: Bump on Palatopharyngeal arch, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, biopsy
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, biopsy, wart: Nikki - It could be a wart, but it could also just be blockage of a gland. My suggestion is to make an appointment with a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon or ENT doctor for an evaluation. A biopsy might be warranted to fully diagnose the area....

Oral Surgery: caldwell luc surgery, caldwell luc procedure, cleft lip and palate repair
caldwell luc procedure, cleft lip and palate repair, cleft lip and palate: Donna - Without examining you, it is difficult for me to predict how long the procedure will take and how long till you can perform normally again. In general, a Caldwell Luc and removal of foreign material should be about 1-1 1/2 hours, but it depends on...

Oral Surgery: chewing tobacco/mouth cancer, mouth cancer, chewing tobacco
mouth cancer, chewing tobacco, relative risk: David - Similar to those individuals who stop smoking, the chance of a cancerous development from the tobacco greatly reduces each year that the mouth tissue is not exposed to the tobacco. So you are probably fairly safe. Of course, even people who never...

Oral Surgery: chronic osteomyeolitis jaw w/oral antral fistula, joel berger, dr berger
joel berger, dr berger, antral: Anita- I am the wrong doctor to speak with Dr. Berger. I have never examined you and the doctor will not address your case with me. As I previously suggested, The Foundation should be able to help. Another possible assistance is to go to a major medical...

Oral Surgery: corrective surgery for a receding chin, jaw bone, overbite
jaw bone, overbite, corrective surgery: Amber - If your bite is correct and stable and you have a receding chin, the chin can be moved forward on its own. If, however, the lower jaw bone is small or the upper jaw is too large compared to the lower, surgery can correct the problem. Along with...

Oral Surgery: after I and d abcess has entered sinus, sinus cavity, maxillary sinus
sinus cavity, maxillary sinus, amoxicillan: Patricia - First of all, the doctor must determine the type of bacteria in the area and then prescribe a specific antibiotic to calm the area. The key test you don t mention is - does water come out of your nose when you drink it? Hopefully not, if it does...

Oral Surgery: Dental Implants and Osteoporsis meds, jeffrey, bressman
jeffrey, bressman, glenview: It depends on which osteoporosis medication you are taking. Some are worse then others with regards to the risk of osteonecrosis. In general, the oral bisphosphonates have a very low risk profile of complications. To whatever extent you can do your dental...

Oral Surgery: dental implants teen - need for bone graft, jeffrey, bressman
jeffrey, bressman, jeff: I would say that each surgeon has their own preferences based on a number of factors including their understanding of the research literature, their clinical experience and their level of comfort with different surgical procedures. Obviously, I can not give...

Oral Surgery: Earache after Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, extraction of wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth extraction, extraction of wisdom teeth, uncomfortable sensations: Danita - the earache you feel is not uncommon after the extraction of wisdom teeth. This is usually due to inflammation of the jaw muscles near the extraction site. These muscles attach in front of the ear and often cause an earache and clogged sensations...

Oral Surgery: Help!! Am terrifired!, implant placement, jaw bone
implant placement, jaw bone, dental problems: Sandra - A replacement for the teeth that need removal can be a very expensive treatment. Implants are very expensive. A good approach is extraction of the teeth, denture on the upper and lower teeth and a couple of implants of each upper and lower to add...

Oral Surgery: Impacted Wisdom Tooth, wisdom tooth, skilled surgeon
wisdom tooth, skilled surgeon, jaw line: Melissa - Although a dentist might not be a skilled surgeon or a skilled orthodontist, a general dentist is legally allowed to extract a wisdom tooth or perform orthodontics on a patient. The important thing is that all dentists need to provide an informed...

Oral Surgery: implant, skilled surgeon, spinal tap
skilled surgeon, spinal tap, epidemiologist: Elaine - I, of course, do not know your dentist or know his skills, but it is obvious that he was not secure with his treatment. Rather than have an attitude, he should have suggested that you see an epidemiologist physician, is skilled in arriving at the...

Oral Surgery: Jaw surgery, nasal passage, jaw surgery
nasal passage, jaw surgery, drying agent: Elizabeth - I am assuming that your upper jaw was the site of the surgery. In that type of surgery, the bone is cut and entrance into the sinus is common. Once the sinus has been entered via the bone cut, drainage of the normal mucous within the sinus is...

Oral Surgery: Lesion on hard palate, punch biopsy, upper palate
punch biopsy, upper palate, hard palate: Jo- this is a difficult question for me to answer without examining you. It is not uncommon or inappropriate to remove the entire lesion to submit it for biopsy. If the lesion is large, then initially a punch biopsy or only a small piece should be taken...

Oral Surgery: Maxillofacial surgery, class3 malocclusion, hollywood face
class3 malocclusion, hollywood face, initial surgery: Christopher - I just don t know. From what you describe, the initial surgery was done incorrectly and the doctor is trying to compensate now. I wish I could tell you that the compensating surgery is correct, but I would need to know much more information....

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic surgery, new york presbyterian, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
new york presbyterian, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, new york presbyterian hospital: Shannon - There are other doctors, but I only advised you of doctors who I know have a history of ability and success. The best I could co was to recommend these doctors. There are probably many more, but it is most important that whichever doctor you see...

Oral Surgery: requring mandibular debrinement following tori removal, rare bone disease, warm salt water
rare bone disease, warm salt water, local anesthetic: Kerri - The procedure could be done under general or local anesthesia. Once the area is numb via an injection there should not be discomfort, but if you are apprehensive the general anesthesia will make you more comfortable. So the decision is yours and...

Oral Surgery: Front teeth, gum tissue, distal aspect
gum tissue, distal aspect, periodontal problems: Kim - The frenum attachment has been in its present position since his permanent teeth erupted. The tissue is the distal aspect of the frenulum. It should stay the same, but just like anywhere in the mouth, if he does not meticulously keep the area clean,...

Oral Surgery: torus palatinus removal surgery, skilled surgeon, pain medication
skilled surgeon, pain medication, healing time: Paula -Most patients choose to use a pain medication to overcome the discomfort that is associated with this type of surgery. If the impressions of the area are taken accurately and the dentist is a skilled surgical doctor, then the result should be without...

Oral Surgery: Buccal exostoses, mandibular tori & TMJ issues, Jaw
Jaw: Hello, The exostosis and tori is unrelated to TMJ pain. So you don t have to worry about that. The exostosis is a very slow growing mass. If it has suddenly grown, it should be looked at by an oral surgeon soon, specially if it is painful. These may go under...

Oral Surgery: Cheek swollen 3 weeks after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, strict regimen: Julia - It is not totally unknown to have infection or inflammation after the extraction of teeth, even not being impacted. Bacteria and food can become trapped during the healing, percolates infection and produces the symptoms you describe. My suggestion...

Oral Surgery: CHIN PLATE REMOVAL, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontist
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontist, thanks in advance: Paul - Of course, without examining you I cannot be completely sure, but a recontouring of the chin can be done and if the cause of the unnatural appearance is the plate, it can be removed. So you need to find a board certified oral and maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: Complications after apicoectomy, sinus pain, fear of the dentist
sinus pain, fear of the dentist, root canals: Amber - It is, of course, a little difficult for me to fully evaluate what went on or what is going on now. First of all, suturing to the cheek is not usually normal, but if the tissue was tight, suturing to the cheek to close the wound might be appropriate....

Oral Surgery: dispersed infection
Bob - Hyperbaric would be incorrect since your problem does not seem to develop from a chronic bone problem. It sounds more so, especially with the negative scan results, that he situation is periodontal in origin. It might be a good idea to have yourself...

Oral Surgery: Exposed jaw from tooth extraction, Wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth: Hi Aidan, Sometimes even oral surgeons have a hard time removing a tooth. Sutures falling out in 3 days, is a little unusual and bit early. If the bone is exposed, you should call your dentist and see them quickly. Although it will heal eventually, re-suturing...

Oral Surgery: Extra tooth extraction
Jacqueline - The formation and extraction of an additional tooth or teeth is not totally uncommon. Many children develop them and they are usually extracted to prevent a normal eruption of their permanent teeth and to help assist in preventing the erupting...

Oral Surgery: Jaw surgery, Jaw surgery
Jaw surgery: Ok. Great. If you are interested in coming to NYC to have the procedure done, you could come in for a consultation. I do these surgeries routinely. You could send me your photos or lateral ceph prior so i could get an idea. By the way, it seems like that you...

Oral Surgery: Left lower eight, Wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth: Hello Bakhtawar, You should see an oral surgeon to remove them quickly. The longer you wait, the more chance of getting infection and pain. Also, if the roots of the teeth are not developed, they would be easier to remove. Good luck! Regards, ...

Oral Surgery: mini residency, university of buffalo, dental schools
university of buffalo, dental schools, extractions: William - I wish I knew of such programs. I am no longer in practice and I am away from the schools. My suggestion is to get a list of schools and call. Close to you in the US is the University of Buffalo Dental School./ An excellent program and they...

Oral Surgery: pain
Valentine - sorry about the name mistake (very busy and I am not perfect). I am glad that the warm salt water seems to have helped, but if your problems develop from a situation where you have pockets in the gums where bacteria can collect the problem will...

Oral Surgery: Pain after final restoration, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth bridge
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth bridge, abutments: Shay - It really doesn t matter between those two materials. They are both good. I too wonder why the pain suddenly began after the bridge was placed. It is possible that the process of placing the bridge might have damaged the implant. The bridge might...

Oral Surgery: Sores on cheek-from mouth cancer?, mouth cancer, chronic irritation
mouth cancer, chronic irritation, leukoplakia: Matt - Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure what the area of your palate looks abnormal. In general, most of us has some whitishness along the line where our upper and lower teeth come together. The act of chewing irritates the cheek tissue....

Oral Surgery: TMJ Issues, disc displacement, cervical vertebrae
disc displacement, cervical vertebrae, jaw muscles: Shane - if you truly have a stuck disc, irrigating the joint can often reduce stickiness and allow a more normal functioning of the joint. If, however, the disc is fixed in place an incision and entrance of the joint might be necessary. In that situation...

Oral Surgery: White gums around teeth, warm salt water, sodium bicarbonate
warm salt water, sodium bicarbonate, white gums: Kristin - The whiteness of the gum tissue in the area of the surgery is not totally uncommon with the excess number of novocaine injections, the cutting of the tissue and the exposure of the tooth. The color will return, but it is extremely important for...

Oral Surgery: Appearance of lips after jaw surgery?
Kate - of course every situation is different and not all muscles relax completely after the surgery. Often physical therapy is used to relax the lips and allow them to resume a more normal appearance with an easy closure. That is all true if the planning...

Oral Surgery: Draining Sinus & Breathlessness
Rebecca - I am so sorry to hear how you have been suffering. I, of course, cannot be sure without examining you or seeing your xrays, but the upper front teeth do not have contact with or directly drain into the sinus. If that tooth was infected and draining,...

Oral Surgery: Extraction healing, Bone graft
Bone graft : Hi Becky, Seems like everything is healing fine. I think the important part is that you don t have any openning up there (a sign of oroantral communication). The softness is just lack of bone underneath. Of course it is hard to say without seeing you,...

Oral Surgery: Formed hard knots after BMP procedure
Lacey - At this point, the only way to fully determine if bleeding continues either to reopen or just do a measurement of the size of the area on a regular schedule. The last way is not perfect, but it is an indication. After surgery swelling occurs naturally,...

Oral Surgery: Genioplasty gone wrong?, Open bite, chin surgery
Open bite, chin surgery: Hi Katherine, After 5 weeks, this could not be due to swelling. At this time the position of the chin and soft tissue is final. I think you should discuss this with your surgeon and possibly reverse the procedure. The labiomental fold should have a nice...

Oral Surgery: Glandular Odontogenic Cyst
Hello Ray, I think as long as you accept the high risk of recurrence rate and accept those risks in your informed consent, there is NO reason why you should not be treated conservatively with very close follow up. I would even leave the 2 molars after endodontic...

Oral Surgery: Lingual nerve damage
Dana - The good news is that from your description, that you do not say that you are numb, it usually means that the nerve was more traumatized than actually cut. If you were numb, the nerve would days or a few weeks, while some never heal (those are usually...

Oral Surgery: oral bone graft
Bethany - In my opinion bone grafts should never be placed if there is a pre-existing infection in the same location. That is my opinion and the opinion of many surgeons who work with bones. It the tooth adjacent to the graft was not previously involved...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery anesthesia for 13 year old
Tanya - The necessity for anesthesia is usually based on the position of the teeth and the doctor s perception of how cooperative your daughter will be and/or how scared she might be. If the teeth are just in the gums, then local anesthesia should be sufficient,...

Oral Surgery: sorry to keep asking but i need your opinion
Barb - Specifically, the doctor who comes to see you cannot rush through with the treatments. He needs to be skilled in surgery and takes his time and he needs to remain with you until there is no continued bleeding. Simply that is all that is needed...

Oral Surgery: tonsil
Mark - I m sorry, but the picture you provided does not really look very inflamed or infected. There might be a very slight swelling, but minimal. Your symptoms of the post nasal drip, achy tonsil and with a stretch to your ear is not uncommon and can occur...

Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction - 48 hours later, more pain
Julie - Of course, without directly examining you, I cannot be completely sure, but from the pictures you provided, it shows that there is definitely inflammation in the area. I don t know what instructions you were given on how to take care of the socket,...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth
Randy - Of course, without examining you, I cannot determine if there is any inflammation associated with the gum tissue around the wisdom teeth, but I usually recommend that the removal of inflammatory debris around teeth, by a good cleaning, will usually...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Extraction Site
Cristal - Of course, not being there during the surgery, I cannot be completely sure, but it looks like during the extraction the doctor seems to have taken a piece of the gum and some bone along with the tooth. This can unintentionally happen, but the doctor...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth or molar
Nikki - What you describe is not uncommon. The loss of that tooth may allow the wisdom tooth move forward, but usually by tipping over into the space. That tipping over can produce gum infection problems due to the tipping over and bacteria being trapped....

Oral Surgery: Bone graft, sinus lift and implant
Michele, Thank you for your question. After a procedure like this, you can expect some pain and discomfit for a few days. If you are still feeling pain after 3 and 1/2 weeks, there is definitely something wrong. Brushing the gums harder will not clear an infection....

Oral Surgery: Extractions w/Anethesia
Bonnie, Thank you for your question. You should not be concerned about this. All formally trained Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are fully trained in general anesthesia. Anesthesia rotations with anesthesia residents in the hospital setting any where from...

Oral Surgery: Lower teeth numbness
Jeje - the lack of sensation from the lower anterior teeth is not completely unusual with a sliding genioplasty. The nerves providing sensation to the lower lip, chin and teeth are all branches of the same nerve, but different forces are applied to each of...

Oral Surgery: post extraction pain
bob - I m glad that your wife is seeing the surgeon soon. A recurrence of pain, like your wife is experiencing, usually means that some type of active process is ongoing. If it is not a dry socket, then the surgeon will have to completely evaluate the area...

Oral Surgery: question
H - What you are asking is not a question that can be answered. There is no general answer for your questions. Specific physical and anatomical differences guides the choice for both the surgical and orthodontic answer. So every doctor who might treat these...

Oral Surgery: removal of BCC from face
Bolton - It is very important that you have yourself examined as soon as possible. Inflammation of the area may not be anything, but a direct exam very soon is important to prevent a problem if there were trapped bacteria in the wound or internal tissues...

Oral Surgery: Severe jaw pain and stiffness
Katherine - From your description of the treatments your husband underwent for the cancer, which ended about six months ago, your husband had the extractions done a short time before the cancer treatments. In this situation, if the area had not fully healed...

Oral Surgery: 2nd molar pain after wisdom tooth extraction
Kathy_ of course without examining your son or viewing trays I cannot be completely sure, but he may have sustained trauma and injury to the tooth the bone around the tooth or realignment that holds the tooth to the bone. The doctor needs to examine the area,...

Oral Surgery: ameloblastoma
Felicia - I am sorry to hear about the ameloblastoma. A resection is probably correct, a surgeon might temporarily stabilize the sectioned bones to retain facial shape, but repair needs to wait until the doctors are sure. I am personally not familiar of...

Oral Surgery: Benign Cyst
Karen the recovery time is based on the size of the cyst, its position in the bone, the type of tumor and the difficulty of the surgery. If the cyst is simple to get to and peels easily off of the bone, there should be minimal pain. If, however, the surgeon...

Oral Surgery: blood clot
Eric - if the clot was removed, and that is what it sounds like, just bite again on piece of gauze for about 10 minutes and everything should heal well. You should not get a dry socket just from the lost of that clot. Just don t smoke or eat hard food for...

Oral Surgery: Bottom wisdom teeth and 12 y/o molar extraction
Cassandra - I, of course, cannot be sure, but if the 1st lower molars cannot be properly uprighted and aligned correctly they might be very vulnerable to being lost prematurely for periodontal reasons from a loss of bone supporting the teeth. So you need...

Oral Surgery: Chronic osteomyoplitis of the jaw
Blair - I am not an expert nor am I familiar with doctors in Massachusetts, but with a problem, such as your father has developed, one of the main causes of a perpetuation of this problem is a lack of oxygen to the tissues, preventing them from healing. For...

Oral Surgery: Continued pain at tooth extraction site
David - I, of course, cannot be sure without examining you, but it sounds like your problem might be due to inflammation of the sinus. My suggestion is that you only have yourself by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. I do not personally...

Oral Surgery: dentist
Cindy - the doctor is correct. If you have an existing infection, starting with a double dose to attack the infection is correct. Subsequently, medication should be taken for a minimum of 7-10 days to arrest any bacteria trapped in tissues and bone is important....

Oral Surgery: Extractions after TMJ surgery
Hello Madison, Anybody skilled enough really can do it as long as there is NO trauma to the TMJ like staying mouth open for a long time. If your dentist feels comfortable about it and can guarantee that it will take him minutes to do it, it s OK! Another...

Oral Surgery: How to help promote nerve regeneration in lower lip and jawline post surgery
Isabelle - Numbness after suffering a fractured mandible occurs usually just due to trauma. The numbness your husband has might have occurred from the surgeon applying excess pressure causing the fracture or he could have cut the nerve during the fracture....

Oral Surgery: Lumps in tongue
Leanne - I wish I could be more specific and helpful as to the cause. You need to see a doctor who is more versed in this type of problem. You need to be examined by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor or a head and neck surgeon....

Oral Surgery: misaligned dental implant
Cheryl - I am so sorry to hear what you ve been through. I was not there during the surgery or during the planning phase, but if preparation was done properly, the surgeon should have been aware of the density of the bone and the possible necessity of a sinus...

Oral Surgery: muscle
Shahan - I would like to help resolve the problem, but I need some additional information as to better define what muscles are causing the pain. Is the pain in the temple, in front of the ear, near the eyes, the jaw, the neck or any other possible locations....

Oral Surgery: Neck stiffness and pain post bone bone graft
Sarah - It is, of course, a little difficult for me to tell you what is actually going on, but pain is a bad sign. First of all, the dentist who extracted an infected tooth and placed a bone graft at the same time is totally wrong. What he has done is bad...

Oral Surgery: nerve pain post tooth extraction
Cathy-I of course cannot be sure without examining you or seeing trays of the area, but a neurologist is the wrong type of doctor for a necessary second opinion. You should instead see a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. It might be continuation...

Oral Surgery: Numbness in lips and chin
Mark -without examining you I of course cannot be sure, but it seems that there was some direct trauma to the point where the nerves exit the bone. The good news is that tingling and fuzziness is more an indication of a traumatic effect, versus a cut to...

Oral Surgery: possible periapical cemtifying osseos dysplasia
Christy - from the trays alone, the dark areas appear very circumscribed and do not appear very pathologic. Does it require a biopsy? That is a difficult question to answer because of the appearance of the dark areas. I think observing the areas for a few...

Oral Surgery: Post wisdom teeth extraction pains
Hello Tim, Unfortunately wisdom teeth can sometimes hurt a LOT without necessarily having a dry socket specially in your case where it was a difficult extraction. Pain should be decreased by now but can remain up to a couple of weeks off and on. There is...

Oral Surgery: Pre Post work
Steve - Good or bad depends on the cause of the bleeding. Could you please tell me where exactly the bleeding occurs. Does it come around that white filling? Does it come from the gums? Does it come from anywhere else? So please tell me where exactly...

Oral Surgery: Rhinoplasty and corrective jaw surgery
Amina - Facial appearance can change with bite changes. If, however, the relationship of your teeth and jaws in the bite is due to bone position orthodontics will not correct the problem. Orthodontics or jaw surgery can apply forces to the outside of each...

Oral Surgery: Screw in Jaw
Carrie - There are a number of possible causes for the pains you are now experiencing. Ideally seeing the surgeon is probably best, but there are probably other surgeons near you that should be able to define the causes of the problem. If you are unaware...

Oral Surgery: Could TMJ Cause Ear Thumps?
Hello Arnold, You obviously self diagnosed your problem and TMJ problems can appear like ear problems. I would suggest to see an Oral Surgeon specialized in TMJ ( a general dentist would not help much). With a thorough clinical diagnosis and perhaps an...

Oral Surgery: TMJ Causing Ear Thumps?
Arnold - First of all for your type of symptoms a regular dentist and TMJ specialist might not be a good pathway to discover what is really occurring. My suggestion is that you have yourself examined by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. This...

Oral Surgery: Bi-Maxillary advancment
Melanie - it is not only the 4mm movement that produces the effects, the overlying soft tissues, like muscles and the skin will have a dramatic effect with the seemingly minimal bone movement. Think of a door opening on a hinge. A minimal movement of the...

Oral Surgery: Bone growth sticking out of gums after extraction, dissappeared recently. Should I be worried?
Johnny - The surgeon should have immediately got you into the office to examine this area. It most likely was a piece of bone that the doctor broke off while extracting the tooth. This does not happen often, unless the doctor was careless and did not fully...

Oral Surgery: Bone protrusion out of gum below #30
Diane- it is a little difficult for me to give you an exact answer without having evaluated the area. I hope the dentist who filed the bone sent it to a pathology lab to be evaluated. This type of situation does not often come from anything other that an...

Oral Surgery: Brace activation
Savio - I really am at a loss. I m not sure what you should do. The fact that the orthodontist is not doing much might mean that you should find a new one. As far as the surgery, there is a possibility, now that time has passed that it can be redone. ...

Oral Surgery: Cyst in roof of mouth of my 28 month old granddaughter, jaw
jaw: Good morning Harve, This is most likely an Eruption cyst. The mucosa might be slightly blue. There is no treatment usually necessary, unless the cyst slows down the eruption of the tooth. Then a slight cut over the lesion would resolve the issue. Obviously...

Oral Surgery: drysocket, Jaw surgery
Jaw surgery : Hi Diana, Dry socket developing from extraction of upper teeth is very rare. You might want them to open up the gums and trim some of that bone. But do this only if it is currently hurting you. I would wait 6 weeks until the final denture is made. Regards,...

Oral Surgery: Effects to jaw with extraction vs retreatment
Jessie - the surgeon is correct that the teeth do not fall backwards. The only area that needs a tooth or treatment to prevent drifting of teeth is #30. You have two options there. The dental implant is one and a bridge is the second. The bridge is good,...

Oral Surgery: elective mandibular tori surgery
Maria - First of all, if the removal of the tori is done by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon it should go fine without complications. Yes there will be some soreness, but if done properly, it should heal fine with soreness for a week or so....

Oral Surgery: implant
Kay - The discomfort you are feeling with heat is not normal. Sure there can be some sensations felt, but if the implant has healed properly and the surgeon exposed it properly one week ago there should be no sensation to hot or cold. You need to speak...

Oral Surgery: Infected tooth
Hello Alla, I think your problem is way too complex to be treated over an email. I don t understand why you cannot see an Oral surgeon on an emergency base. Yes teeth infection can lead to a variety of disorders including eye problems known as uveitis...

Oral Surgery: missing molors
Furnette - Molar teeth are the pillars of the bite. Once lost, they produce a collapse of the facial structure. This collapse often produces severe episodes of spasms of the jaw muscles. With time a continued collapse occurs and can affect more than just...

Oral Surgery: Oroantral fistula recovery
tk - the most important aspect of a successful surgery is for the surgeon to obtain complete closure of the wound to produce a complete water tight seal, where no saliva from the mouth can gain entrance into the sinus. As far as the polyp, I am not quite...

Oral Surgery: pain after intervention
Polly - there is one additional possibility. It may not be the root canal, but the tooth may have a crack. If that crack extends to the root or even just below the gum, out of site, that can produce intense pain. So if it does not get better the tooth...

Oral Surgery: Post-Op Benign Cyst Removal
Karen - A problem with opening after the removal of the tumor on your lower jaw depends on the location of the tumor and the depth of the tumor in the bone. If the tumor was towards the back of the jaw, the surgeon probably had to cut some of a jaw muscle...

Oral Surgery: Supernumerary teeth
Shahan - I wish I could be helpful with the difficulty of the extraction, because xrays are only in two dimensions so the depth laterally is impossible to predict without examining you. Usually this type of extraction is not very difficult as long as the...

Oral Surgery: terrified of dry socket
Lacey - Relax, a dry socket often does not happen even with a number different things that might alter the blood flow to the area. Most dry sockets occur from an internal irritant that is only exaggerated by irritants. So leave the area alone and beginning...

Oral Surgery: tongue, no room in my maxillary arch
Hello John, Your case seems to be too complex to answer in one sentence. You really need to be assessed seriously by an expert Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and to judge if all treatments were done according to the latest techniques. In very rare instances,...

Oral Surgery: tongue, no room in my maxillary arch
John - But that is really part of the problem. A palatal expander placed on an adult does not expand the palate, but actually just wrongly tips the teeth. That makes the bite seem correct, but the movement is not stable and the teeth will eventually return...

Oral Surgery: Tooth #30 - Apicoectomy vs Extraction
Chris - Whether the area of infection at the crotch between the two roots, where they are attached to the crown, is from a crack in the tooth, a hole placed in the root from the root canal treatment or just an infection from a microscopic nerve canal, the...

Oral Surgery: Tori and Overjet
Donna - I, of course, am not able to define if you actually have an over jet that needs to be corrected. The tori removal is usually necessary to provide a situation where the denture will sit properly, without being loose, and if you do have an overjet that...

Oral Surgery: tori removal
Kim - I have been questioned about Piezo Surgery for a few years. Yes it is a less traumatic surgery for the soft tissue, but the skill of any doctor using this technique necessitates that he is trained in surgery. I have been asked to review quite a few...

Oral Surgery: Upper Jaw disenigration during mult. teeth extractions, Jaw
Jaw: Hello Jenn, I am sorry to hear you are going through such difficult time. Post op pain and agony for two weeks, although rare, can still occur. Occasionally teeth become bonded to the bone,which causes small fractures during extraction. If you still have...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, Jaw surgery
Jaw surgery: Hi Randy, The quoted fee is about right. However, Oral surgeons go by how difficult the extraction is. For example an erupted wisdom tooth has a different code and price than a full bony impacted tooth. This is the fee I would charge for 4 wisdom teeth...

Oral Surgery: biopsy of salivary gland
Roxy - Again, as I said the last time, a small incision in the lower list just behind the vermillion border (the drier part of the lower lip on the border of inside and outside of the lip). That is a location where a high percentage of minor salivary glands...

Oral Surgery: will crowns prevent double jaw surgery
Sherry, Thank you for your question. There is no reason that crowns and caps would prevent you from having double jaw surgery. They may need to be adjusted to make sure the bite fits correctly but this is something that the surgeon looks at during the final...

Oral Surgery: Lingual nerve damage
April - With the symptoms you now describe, seeing a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon now is important to define the problem and correct it. The tightness sounds muscular, but there is a combination of problems that need to be evaluated by a...

Oral Surgery: Panoramic x-rays
Peter - For just determining the need for finding decay, panoramic xrays are not necessary, but with patients who have dental implants or who will, the dimensional evaluation from a panoramic xray is important. It shows the complete anatomy of the jaw in...

Oral Surgery: puffy feeling in gums 5 weeks after upper root canaled molar extraction
Sue - With your history of doing the warm salt water rinses and the recurrent episodes of puffiness and pain, you need to be examined immediately. The oral surgeon needs to be more aggressive is determining the cause and correcting the problem. If the surgeon...

Oral Surgery: removal of upper molars
Juffie - It is always better to save teeth if possible. If the decay has damaged the teeth greatly and filling after removing decay cannot be done for some reason, then extractions are probably the best course of treatment. The question I have is the extent...

Oral Surgery: Sarpe surgery!
Savio - I cannot be completely sure without examining you, but if you only had an expansion of one side, most likely the mid-palatal suture was not completely cut. For that reason and to better control the pace of expansion and the extent of expansion, it...

Oral Surgery: tmj
Joyce - Of course I have never examined your daughter or even seen pictures of her, but with the TMJ symptoms, especially of the muscles and the sleep apnea, here symptoms usually indicate a discrepancy of the upper to lower jaw. Usually these symptoms indicate...

Oral Surgery: tmj
Joyce - I, of course, cannot be sure, but from the symptoms you describe it can definitely be muscular in origin. Seeking a second opinion is not a bad idea, but make sure that any oral and maxillofacial surgeon you see is board certified. A board certified...

Oral Surgery: tongue numbness
Kim - You have a little time. If by the end of May there is no change, then seeing a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to properly evaluate you situation. So you have a little time to allow natural healing, but don t forget the problem and...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth extraction recovery
Jodi - Depending on the position of the wisdom tooth, sometimes the tooth lays more towards the cheek. If that was the situation, closing of the wound will actually pull some of the cheek tissue over the socket to close the wound. So what was done was not...

Oral Surgery: 23 year old with lingual nerve damage!
Cynthia - Let me first tell you that I am a very conservative doctor and the repair of nerve injuries should be done as soon as possible. Saying that, initially after the injury, it is important to wait almost two months before any active treatment is advised....

Oral Surgery: Dentures
Amy, Thank you for your question. You will feel better when the dentures are not in. The issue with not wearing them immediately after the extractions is that the tissue will swell and the dentures will not fit well until the swelling goes away. If the swelling...

Oral Surgery: 23 year old with lingual nerve damage!
Oral Surgery: 23 year old with lingual nerve damage!

Oral Surgery: IVRO surgery, Jaw surgery
Jaw surgery: Hello Jeremy, IVRO as you know has mixed reviews, particularly regarding TMJ issues. I do not know if you have jaw deformity as well or not. So therefore no to BSSO. Usually there is no need for blood transfusion. I am not sure why they would shave your...

Oral Surgery: Lingual
April -I need to bring this all together. What was done to cause this problem. Just so you know, just like any nerve within the body, it can heal if the original damage was not too great and there is not a continued irritation to the nerve. The original...

Oral Surgery: Lingual nerve damage
Jon - It is a little early after the extraction to do any active treatment. The tingly spasms are actually a good sign that the nerve is not completely cut. The nerve is either truamatized, irritated or inflamed. These can all produce the altered sensations....

Oral Surgery: Oversized adult tooth
Robyn, Thank you for your question. The radiograph helps tremendously. Yes this condition is rare. It is called Macrodontia. There are three types of this condition. The first is True Generalized Macrodontia in which all the teeth are larger than normal...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth removal
Porsher, Thank you for your question. First and foremost, you should not sleep with gauze in your mouth. If you are actively bleeding, you should place gauze until it stops and you should not sleep if you are actively bleeding. With respect to the needles,...

Oral Surgery: birth control pills
Mindy, Thank you for your question. This is a very good question. The current thought is that estrogen plays some role in the risk of enveloping a dry socket. I do not think that stopping birth control will decrease your risk however. The most important things...

Oral Surgery: bump on inner left mandible
It is possible that this lump may be the result of mild trauma to the floor of your mouth that has resulted in a small lymph node. It is impossible for me to confirm this or even continue to guess what this may be, even with your detailed description I would...

Oral Surgery: Exposed bone after extraction
Jason - I wish I could tell you of a simple solution. For orthodontics, when the appliances and wires cut into the lips and tongue, they use a wax. That wax is often sold in large pharmacies, like Walgreens and CVS, an try it and see if it helps. If not,...

Oral Surgery: extraction of former root canal
Melissa - the removal of that root should be less intricate and than the extraction of an impacted wisdom tooth. Gagging should not be a problem, but it is important to advise the surgeon in advance so he can make sure not to stimulate a gag. It is also...

Oral Surgery: Hard pellet bump, lower right lingual mandible
Scottie - Of course, I cannot be oompletely sure without examining you, but what you describe could be tori, but it could also be bony anatomical sites of attachment of muscles and/or ligaments. At those sites, the bone will slightly extend out for the attachment....

Oral Surgery: Headaches after wisdom teeth extracted
Mohamad - Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure, but after the extraction of wisdom teeth it is very common to develop the muscular spasms you are describing. Yes a mouthguard can help reduce the spasms, but it must be a hard acylic appliance...

Oral Surgery: Lower Jaw Surgery and saxophone
Lauren - You are wise to inquire if the surgery will affect you normal activities. It takes a minimum of 6 weeks for the bone to heal after the surgery. Even at that point, the new bone is flexible and the forces applied during saxophone playing, early in...

Oral Surgery: Lump on floor of mouth
Falzan - Of course, I cannot be sure without examining you. If the area is firm or hard, it could be a stone in a gland duct. If soft, it could be an area where irritation occurred. That irritation could happen simply from eating food that gently stuck...

Oral Surgery: Mucuos cyst
Pierce, If you are talking about a mucocele (salivary cyst on the lower lip) then if it is not removed, there is a high probability it will come back. If you are talking about another type of cyst, I will need more information to answer your question. Can...

Oral Surgery: Oral Antral Fistula Complications
Greg - Of course, not being there during the surgery to correct the opening, I cannot be completely sure, but it sounds like the surgeon made one major mistake. Although a membrane is not a bad technique, but it is imperative that before the actual closure,...

Oral Surgery: Root canal tooth extraction
Mary - First of all, what part of the tooth remaining that you can see, is probably just the tip of the iceberg. The majority of the remaining tooth is most likely its roots and they are the most difficult to remove. It is very important, especially if...

Oral Surgery: Small hard bump, right lingual mandible, Jaw
Jaw: Good morning, Growth on inside of the jaw is very rare. Most common thing is Tori, which is a normal bone. I think the best thing to do is to make an appointment with an oral surgeon who can perform a clinical exam and put your mind at ease. Regards...

Oral Surgery: suegery
Renjith, Root canal therapy on the teeth will not interfere in any way with orthognathic surgery. Orthognathic surgery is usually performed on young adults but there are many instances where orthognathic surgery is performed on more mature adults also. The...

Oral Surgery: Worried about bleeding after surgical extraction
My best advice would be to see a board certified hematologist to review the details of your health history and order the appropriate labs prior to any surgical intervention. Then that doctor can appropriately convey instruction to your board certified oral...

Oral Surgery: chronically inflamed granulation tissue
Clary, Thank you for your question. 1) I am not really familiar with this diagnosis. If fact, if the infected tooth that was causing the abscess has been extracted the inflammation should resolve very soon. Not in 2 or 3 years. The source of the infection...

Oral Surgery: Dental grafting
Mark - First of all, not every tooth that needs extraction and a subsequent implant placed, needs a graft. If the surgery did not damage the surrounding bone and there was no present infection, a graft might not be necessary, unless bone was damaged by previous...