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Oracle: update (select), full table scan, gmpt
full table scan, gmpt, component detail: Hi Parth, 1. Use the IN instead of the Exist (run this through your explain plan and test it out first in a non-production environment). 2. Do you have an index on vehicule_component_key? If there is more than 2 values, it s worthwhile to add a unique...

Oracle: urgent question, oracle 8i, query execution
oracle 8i, query execution, forms6i: Shahnawaz: I believe you have tune the query that populated the Record Group. If tuning does not not help and the LOV is static one, then do not give any query in the Record Group. Populate the Record Groups once during the form load itself. Hope...

Oracle: When should we use cursor?, query records, database block
query records, database block, pl sql: Hi Izzzz, Here s a bit of info straight from Oracle: QUICK GUIDE TO USING EXPLICIT CURSORS WITHIN SQL*FORMS 3.0 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Many users perceive Explicit Cursors as a difficult means of...

Oracle: user creation, database configuration assistant, oracle 10g
database configuration assistant, oracle 10g, sqlplus command: During the installation steps, you may have been asked to setup and unlock specific user accounts. If you haven t, you need to unlock and possibly reset these passwords. ALTER USER scott ACCOUNT LOCK -- lock a user account. ALTER USER scott ACCOUNT...

Oracle: usernames & passwords, tnsping, usernames passwords
tnsping, usernames passwords, unix utility: Hi Deepti, Unless you are using an Oracle database with the default install and SCOTT user enabled (along with the password set to tiger), you might need to talk to your DBA about getting the account reset. You haven t indicated what the error message...

Oracle: Validation, sql procedure, sql queries
sql procedure, sql queries, pl sql: Hi Vittal, If you want the result as shown, first of all you should have one more column (city) like name and id. Using the above eg. it is not possible to get the desired output. Let me know if you want the procedure after adding the city column. ...

Oracle: Version and build control, john hawksworth, stat software
john hawksworth, stat software, initial idea: Hi John, The way that you have suggest would work, but it would be a labour intensive on your part (i.e. front end). The other suggestion would be use a software, such as Quest s STAT that handles the versioning and only allows the code in its system...

Oracle: Versioning with the help of database, keerthi, audit trail
keerthi, audit trail, notion: Hi Keerthi, Oracle does not really support the notion of versioning. What you can do, is write code that enables you to collect audit information about your data. Oracle does allow you to enable system triggers that track when a change is made - however...

Oracle: Versioning with the help of database, transaction number, insertion
transaction number, insertion, reply: Hi Keerthi, My suggestion is, have a table which can store a value like a transaction number and the date and time of the insertion of the record. This table can be populated using a trigger whenever a record is inserted in the parent table. Ofcourse the...

Oracle: View Procedures, sqlplus, hi thanks
sqlplus, hi thanks, thanks in advance: Hi, You must have created a sql file to create the procedure (file with ext .sql). The starting command in the file should be CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE procname If the file is in directory xxx, from here type sqlplus and go to sql prompt. Then...

Oracle: Views in SQL, st art, mm article
st art, mm article, mmail: All right, But whenever you want to do a query like that, do the following.... select columns from tab1 A, tab2 B, ... (select columns from tables where statements ) C where outer join...

Oracle: varify after whole database import, oracle 8i database, oracle 9i
oracle 8i database, oracle 9i, varify: Hi Kate, If you import and export the entire database from 8i to 9i, you should consider looking into rebuilding all indexes and updating the statistics. You may need to re-create all your database links and synonyms. You should also write a script to...

Oracle: What versions of Oracle when..., oracle 8i personal edition, oracle 9i
oracle 8i personal edition, oracle 9i, win 2000: hello u can install oracle 8i personal edition on windows 98 and xp home edition. u can install 8i standard edition and enterprise edition on winnt and win 2000 and win xp professional. same goes with oracle 9i, but i think 9i doesnt support 98. ...

Oracle: vsb format for databases, comma delimited, oracle sql
comma delimited, oracle sql, format dbf: Salut Jean-Michel, Oracle only supports its native format, .DBF. You can write Oracle SQL code that can extract the data to CSV (comma delimited), for fixed length format. VSB appears to be a user-defined format. If you can import TEXT files (e.g. in a...

Oracle: Website links, ted hart, nascar fans
ted hart, nascar fans, google: Hi Ted, There are some interest groups that create webrings that is essentially a link to the next web site, or randow website within the link. For example, NASCAR fans might have a webring that hooks from one site to antoher (and yes, you give permission...

Oracle: Work on rows returned by several instances, regional databases, sleep command
regional databases, sleep command, network failure: Hi, I would try and use database links to connect to the other remote serves, then do a join on the tables to get all the rows as a result set. As far as the 120seconds goes, I do not know how you will do this. You might want to have a look at a sleep...

Oracle: I just want to create a table..., parent child relationship, discipline code
parent child relationship, discipline code, math physics: Hi there, Following is an example: To implement the hierarchal structure, you can create a table called DISCIPLINE with DISCIPLINE_CODE for a primary key (PK) (You can add more details and other columns as well). Create a table called Course with...

Oracle: I want some reports on the basis of day of the week,month,year and hour of the day, crash data, result report
crash data, result report, data retrieval: Hi, In your case, views will not be needed. You can extract data depending on the new columns created (for day of week, day of month etc). Indexes are used to speed up the data retrieval. Hence if you create and index on column day of week in the table,...

Oracle: Another way to make this SQL statement?, package pkg, city state zip
package pkg, city state zip, browsing software: Hi, I am not sure of the results but you can try this SELECT ACCOUNT, START_DATE, hdr.PROMO_CODE, hdr.ENTRY_DATE, description, hdr.TRANS_DATE, circ.UTIL.name_addr_for_account(5,account) name, circ.UTIL.name_addr_for_account(1,account) street_address,...

Oracle: I wonder whether the EXECUTE command is a SQL*Plus command or PLSQL command or just SQL command?, sql commands, pl sql
sql commands, pl sql, set transaction: Hi, Execute is a SQL*Plus command. Following are the different types of commands SQL* Plus commands are: COPY, EDIT, EXECUTE,EXIT, GET, HOST,QUIT, PASSWORD,RUN,SAVE,SET,SPOOL,START SQL commands are: ALTER, ANALYZE, AUDIT,CONNECT, CREATE, DELETE...

Oracle: experince question, junior dba, oracle dba
junior dba, oracle dba, oracle form: Hi Ahmed, I believe in learning how to walk properly then learn how to run. The same applies for Oracle. The key foundation is understanding SQL and PL/SQL. Once you understand that, THEN you can move to looking at DBA related skills. When you understand...

Oracle: how to write user-defined functions similar to SUM and MAX, otn oracle, pl sql
otn oracle, pl sql, sql code: Hi Madhav, Yes you can. Using PL/SQL, you can create user-defined functions and procedures. Make sure you don t use any reserved words for your function name. http://otn.oracle.com/oramag/oracle/04-mar/o24tech_plsql.html The above URL takes you to...

Oracle: "LIKE" or "=" ?, luke skywalker, wildcard symbol
luke skywalker, wildcard symbol, percentage sign: Hi Lzzzz, LIKE is used for wildcard searches. It should be noted that the wildcard symbol in the example below is % . = is used for exact matches. ... WHERE NAME LIKE %SKYWALKER ; vs. ... WHERE NAME = LUKE SKYWALKER ; Hope this helps....

Oracle: like" and "=" ?, percentage sign, ename
percentage sign, ename, range scan: Hi, For quesry like: select * from emp where ename like BOB select * from emp where ename = BOB There is no problem, both are same, both uses the indexes and no perfromance issues. NOw change the query like: select * from emp where ename like...

Oracle: Why can
Hi, set pagesize 999 makes the output readable because the header appears after 999 lines. The output can be more readable if there are more columns to be displayed with the option set linesize 200 (default is 80) Pagesize and linesize merely sets...

Oral Surgery: 13 yr old with impacted 2nd molar, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, second molars
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, second molars, baby teeth: Juanita - The eruption of teeth, especially the second molars, can vary. 2nd molars, also historically called the 16 year old molar, can wait a while to come in. You need to have her evaluated that there is still some eruption occurring after those deciduous...

Oral Surgery: 2 teeth removed., warm salt water, soft tissue
warm salt water, soft tissue, blood flow: Katie - What you are describing is totally normal. The soft tissue often turns white from the stretching it goes through during the surgery and the temporary alteration of the blood flow during the early healing phase. Just keep rinsing and it sounds...

Oral Surgery: 3RD Molar Bone Grafts, removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft: Maritza - Run, don t walk away from the dentist. There is no reason to place a bone graft after the extraction. The graft could encourage a greater chance of developing a dry socket (one of the most painful inflammatory reactions that can occur with the...

Oral Surgery: 8 year old's permanent teeth, permanent teeth, calcium levels
permanent teeth, calcium levels, front teeth: Dawn - The white spots on the tooth are usually caused by an alteration in the calcium levels in your child s blood stream during the formation of the tooth. This is not dangerous and does not mean the tooth is weaker. It only means that the tooth is marked....

Oral Surgery: Advice needed, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, wisdom tooth: R - There is no reason that the infected tooth cannot be removed even if it is infected. I m not saying that after the extraction an antibiotic should not be prescribed. So if that surgeon does not want to remove the tooth unless you are on an antibiotic,...

Oral Surgery: Alternatives to orthognatic surgery, tongue depressor, soft palette
tongue depressor, soft palette, teasing kind: Beth - Not another Beth!!!! - my first wife was....let s just leave it at that. I know what you are talking about with the titanium pegs placed in the jaw. The main problem with them is that once the sutures of the bones (where different parts of bones...

Oral Surgery: Antibiotics before gum surgery, gum surgery, oral surgeon
gum surgery, oral surgeon, timely response: Sue - I too am having a problem understanding the choice of prescribing two weeks in advance and stopping a week before. That makes no sense at all. I wish I could give you an answer to justify the doctors reasoning, but having practiced for 30 years I...

Oral Surgery: No antibiotic after oral surgery is ok?, removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgen: Thi - There are definitely alternatives to the use of amoxicillin or other penicillin medications for oral infections. Erythromycin and clindamycin are two that can definitely be used in patients allergic to the penicillin type medications, like amoxicillin....

Oral Surgery: Bone Grafting for Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, bone graft
wisdom teeth extraction, bone graft, bone grafting: Lisa - If the surgeon is skilled and does not remove excess bone in the surgery, there is no reason for a bone graft in the extraction socket. No matter what the surgeon says, it is not necessary. Definitely get a second opinion. When you do, don t...

Oral Surgery: bone grafting, bone graft, soft tissue graft
bone graft, soft tissue graft, poor hygiene: Sherry - Grafting can be done in that area to restore close to the normal bone support. The type of dentist who is best to handle this situation is a periodontist. The would be a bone graft and soft tissue graft. I wish you the best. Any further questions,...

Oral Surgery: Competent Maxillo-Facial Surgeon in Dubai, shaikh khalifa medical center, maxillo facial surgeon
shaikh khalifa medical center, maxillo facial surgeon, united arab emirates: Robin - I completely understand your apprehension about selecting the correct surgeon. I personally do not know Dr. Giguere, but he is certified by the same board as I am. Saying that, I can tell you that the requirements to achieve the board certification...

Oral Surgery: chin and lower lip numbness, warm salt water, dry socket
warm salt water, dry socket, oral surgeon: Steve - I wish I could be a little more informative, but without actually examining you it is a little difficult to come up with a reason. Yes, if the infection is not controlled the teeth might feel tight. Another possible problem with an infection...

Oral Surgery: cyst on lower lip, internal scar tissue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
internal scar tissue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gland cells: Matthew - The recurrent episodes of this bump (called a mucocele) and treating it yourself with drainage by cutting it creates two major problems. The main one is that the recurrent trauma you induce by the cutting produces internal fibrotic changes (i.e...

Oral Surgery: dental implant, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, implant dentist
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, implant dentist, gum tissue: Joanne - I really wish you well and hope that the doctor who examines you will be up front and honest. The doctors in your area are: 1) Dr. Ronald Caylor - (352) 732-4427 2) Dr. Steven Hughes - (352) 867-0033 3) Dr. Robert Brockett -(352) 795-499...

Oral Surgery: dentures & jaw surgery, jaw surgery, prosthodontist
jaw surgery, prosthodontist, dental specialists: Jen - There is really no reason that a denture cannot be made even if you have jaw surgery and brackets to hold the jaw together. The problem is most dentists are not trained well in this type of problem and are hesitant to get involved. My suggestion...

Oral Surgery: Extraction of a root canaled tooth, wisdom tooth, root canal
wisdom tooth, root canal, cavity: E - The dentist is 100% correct. The root canalled wisdom tooth could easily develop decay and could be the reason the crown fell off. The removal of the root canal tooth can be a little more difficult than of a non-root canal tooth. I totally agree...

Oral Surgery: extra sensitivity and hole in gum after 5 weeks of molar extraction, molar extraction, root canal treatments
molar extraction, root canal treatments, bone graft: Lucia - In a situation where a tooth has had root canal treatment, the bone surrounding the tooth often has a decreased vascularity or decreased number of blood vessels. In this situation a graft placed into the socket after the extraction may not take....

Oral Surgery: Failed Orthognathic Surgery, iliac crest bone graft, iliac crest bone
iliac crest bone graft, iliac crest bone, occlusal splint: Phil - If, in fact, you do not have a union and there is mobility, the surgeon needs to be aggressive with his approach. He may need to freshen the area to remove any fibrous tissue between the bone segments. In my mind the best way at this time is to possibly...

Oral Surgery: Fistula after jaw surgery, lower jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
lower jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, soft tissue graft: Stefanie- I hate to tell you this, but the perforation you noticed is something that was done by mistake. Most likely, during the sectioning of the bone the surgeon cut the palatal soft tissue creating that opening. If you have fluids from your mouth...

Oral Surgery: Bone Grafting for Wisdom Teeth Extraction, bone graft, blanket statements
Oral Surgery: Bone Grafting for Wisdom Teeth Extraction, bone graft, blanket statements, silly thing

Oral Surgery: Competent Maxillo-Facial Surgeon in Dubai, uk india, liggins
Oral Surgery: Competent Maxillo-Facial Surgeon in Dubai, uk india, liggins, dr steven

Oral Surgery: cyst on lower lip, mucocele, cyst
Oral Surgery: cyst on lower lip, mucocele, cyst, 10 months

Oral Surgery: failed root canal, quest services, cosmetic options
Oral Surgery: failed root canal, quest services, cosmetic options, front tooth

Oral Surgery: lump in cheek tissue, wisdom teeth, oral surgeon
Oral Surgery: lump in cheek tissue, wisdom teeth, oral surgeon, quack

Oral Surgery: orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial surgery
Oral Surgery: orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial surgery

Oral Surgery: Return of Sensation, wisdom tooth, numbness
Oral Surgery: Return of Sensation, wisdom tooth, numbness, sensations

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction painful hard swelling feelings of intense pressure, oral surgeon, h2o
Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction painful hard swelling feelings of intense pressure, oral surgeon, h2o, barbie

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, ear nose and throat specialist, earache pain
Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, ear nose and throat specialist, earache pain, ear nose and throat

Oral Surgery: failed root canal, upper molar, gum irritation
upper molar, gum irritation, definite area: Amy - First of all, the temporary replacement the dentist talks about is a flipper. It can be cosmetically pleasing, but it is not really function for chewing - you ll need to be careful when eating. The surgeon is better to do the extraction, because...

Oral Surgery: Gum nerve damage, gum tissue, nerve tissue
gum tissue, nerve tissue, nerve damage: Erin - The sensation of numbness you now feel after the maxillary surgery is not totally unusual. Due to the stretching of the nerve tissue and not actual cutting, the nerve goes through a period where it has reduced ability to provide sensitivity. During...

Oral Surgery: Gum transplant surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dental surgeon
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dental surgeon, bottom front: E - My question is why not take a graft from somewhere else in your mouth, like the roof of your mouth and place the graft at the recession site. I prefer grafts from the patient to themselves if at all possible and I think most knowledgable surgeons likewise...

Oral Surgery: genioplasty, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, muscles of the face
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, muscles of the face, mandibular advancement: Sharon - Of course not being there during the surgery or examining you afterwards, I find it a little difficult to understand why relapse began three weeks post surgery. I also wonder why a genioplasty was done 3 weeks post surgery while the muscles of the...

Oral Surgery: gum transplant, gum tissue, anatomical relationships
gum tissue, anatomical relationships, tissue transplants: Pat - First of all, grafts of your own gum tissue from one area to another is not prone to rejection due to Sjogren s Syndrome or any other autoimmune disease. There have been attempts to reestablish normal anatomical relationships of gum tissue without...

Oral Surgery: going to the gym after wisdom tooth surgery, wisdom tooth surgery, wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth surgery, wisdom teeth, thursday morning: Rebecca - It will be a week on Thursday. If at that time you have no symptoms and everything is doing well, you should be able to resume normal activities, including running on the treadmill for 3 miles. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact...

Oral Surgery: Hard lump on my cheek, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, muscle problem: Jeannine - Most likely what you are feeling is also causing the restriction of opening. You have most likely developed a spasm of the muscles that help open and close your mouth. Seeing the surgeon should not be a bad idea, but first of all you should have...

Oral Surgery: Implants With TN, bottom plate, neuralgia
bottom plate, neuralgia, implants: Billie - If you do have trigeminal neuralgia (I think that is what you mean by tn) there really is no reason not to have implants. Just know that the symptoms can increase, but if you are taking medication for the tn, it should help. If you any further...

Oral Surgery: inferior alveolar nerve block, inferior alveolar nerve block, inferior alveolar nerve
inferior alveolar nerve block, inferior alveolar nerve, true technique: Aditi - I am a surgeon who has worked for many years and have found that the tried and true technique for the alveolar nerve block is the best approach. Different techniques I find inappropriate and often not as effective. I, therefore, feel that none...

Oral Surgery: irritation lt. side of tongue, lt side, chronic irritation
lt side, chronic irritation, roof of the mouth: Jay - I would not jump to remove that tooth. This problem is like a snowball rolling down a hill. It gets worse and can t really be stopped until the cause is addressed. The cause might be your tooth or it could be the way you swallow. Some people stick...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Surgery, bottom teeth, facial deformity
bottom teeth, facial deformity, panorex: Sandy - A subcondylar fracture like you obviously suffered can heal quite well if the jaw in locked down for a 6 week period. When I say locked down, no opening or closing of the jaw 10 days after the closure was appropriate. The most important part...

Oral Surgery: Can Kenalog in Orabase cause Burning Mouth Syndrome?, burning mouth syndrome, ear nose and throat specialist
burning mouth syndrome, ear nose and throat specialist, kenalog in orabase: Eric - Steroids can, although they are anti-inflammatories, produce inflammatory reactions. I have seen other patients who have developed sensitivity and burning while using the kenalog in orabase. It is definitely possible for the BMS to stop once you...

Oral Surgery: Lower Left side tingly jaw numbness, temporary filling, canal 2
temporary filling, canal 2, root canal: Denisse - I really don t understand why the dentist would put a crown on the tooth immediately after finishing off a root canal. Better yet, she should have finished the root canal and only place a temporary filling to seal the canal and make sure nothing...

Oral Surgery: lump in cheek tissue, receding gum line, examination appointment
receding gum line, examination appointment, scar tissue: James - Of course, without a direct exam it is a little difficult for me to say what really is going on. Most likely the surgeon was initially correct in the formation of scar tissue where blood accumulated from the surgery. It is not normal for that scar...

Oral Surgery: Month after wisdom tooth removal, something's not right, wisdom tooth removal, bone fragment
wisdom tooth removal, bone fragment, wisdom teeth: Jade - Of course, without directly seeing what you are describing it is a little difficult for me to say what it is. It could be a piece of bone, tooth, entrapped food particles or a non-dissolved suture. Whatever it is, it is important that you call the...

Oral Surgery: mandible, nerve fibers, nueroma
nerve fibers, nueroma, neural responses: Cindy - I sort of doubt that the doctor who prescribed the medication really knew that it was not to treat the type of problem you have. The medication is used to treat post herpes neuralgia and for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Neither of those are what...

Oral Surgery: missing molars/occlusion problem?, atypical facial pain, maxillary sinus
atypical facial pain, maxillary sinus, muscle stiffness: Michael-sorry for taking so long to get back to you, my computer crashed. What I meant about the muscles stretching and causing the cramped discomfort you are having. When there is a loss of molar teeth, there is a natural alteration of the bite. This...

Oral Surgery: Numbness of tongue part 2, massachusetts general hospital, oral and maxillofacial surgery
massachusetts general hospital, oral and maxillofacial surgery, lingual nerves: Ingrid - I have done some researh for you looking for surgeons in the LA area who repair nerve injuries, but I could not find one. I did find doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department. Likewise I also foun simialr...

Oral Surgery: nerve damage from coxsackie virus, coxsackie virus infection, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
coxsackie virus infection, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, periodontal tissues: Judie - I have never heard of anyone developing dental nerve problems from a coxsackie virus infection. The virus, when it does influence nerves are the ones that are in the pathways of the blisters. The dental nerves are not those and I personally find...

Oral Surgery: numbness post tori, bottom teeth, immediate denture
bottom teeth, immediate denture, oral surgeon: Catherine - If you are still numb and there has been no change whatsoever as to where you are numb and the intensity it is important that the numbness be closely watched. Of course, not having seen the surgery I cannot say why the numbness occurred, but...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, lingual nerve, wisdom teeth
lingual nerve, wisdom teeth, oral surgeon: Teresa - Is it that the tongue is numb and that is why she can t use it? I ask that because that would mean the Lingual Nerve, was injured. If so, this can take a while to heal. Contact the oral surgeon who did the surgery and immediately tell him. ...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, apicoectomy, temporary situation
apicoectomy, temporary situation, oral surgery: Karen - Tenderness almost 3 months after an apicoectomy is not good. The area and tooth should now be pain free unless inflammation or infection exists. Another possible tenderness could occur if too much of the root was removed during the surgery and is...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, oral fluids, oral surgery
oral fluids, oral surgery, new position: Vickey - It is probably a good idea for that material to be replaced. It s purpose is more that just to prevent oral fluids from irritating the area. The packing often sustains the new position of crown lengthening as the area heals. So contact the doctor...

Oral Surgery: orthognathic surgery, sliding genioplasty, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
sliding genioplasty, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper teeth: Jennifer - First of all, let me say that I personally do not know of surgeons in Canada. That does not mean that there are not qualified ones there, but I am not personally familiar. The closest qualified surgeon to correct your situation and change your...

Oral Surgery: Palatal Swelling, warm salt water, indefinate period
warm salt water, indefinate period, chronic irritation: Richard - Development of multiple exostoses (bone growths) is not a common phenomenon in an adult age 54. It may be nothing, but there are situations which can cause this and should be examined. Paget s Disease for instance is a situation where there...

Oral Surgery: Possible Dry Socket, dry sockets, warm salt water
dry sockets, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Anthony - The appearance of the socket, blood in the socket or not, it not really diagnostic of a dry socket. The most important quality of a dry socket is severe, devastating pain. If that is not what you have, don t worry. Just keep the sockets clean...

Oral Surgery: Post Operation Treatment, wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water
wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water, teeth and gums: Steve - Your limited symptoms are not indicative of a dry socket. Yes, bad taste and foul smell is common with a dry socket, but it is also associated with non dry socket teeth. The key symptom is a debilitating pain. So if you don t have the pain, you...

Oral Surgery: Post Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, wisdom tooth: Vikram - It is a little difficult for me to fully diagnose what is going on. You could just have decay in the tooth that is now hurting, the extractions could have inflamed your sinus or you could just be building up internal fluids causing pressure on the...

Oral Surgery: pain in bone/jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, muscular problem
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, muscular problem, jaw area: Michelle - There can only be a limited number of possibilities for what might be causing the pain. It is from a tooth problem, a jaw bone inflammation or cyst, a muscular problem or a salivary gland problem. Of course, I have a difficult time diagnosing...

Oral Surgery: pain in lower gum, dentistry department, hospital dentistry
dentistry department, hospital dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery: sissy - I know exactly what you are describing and how uncomfortable and frustrating that can be. My best suggestion for you is to try to get evaluated by a residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery that is in Louisville. I m not sure of the financial...

Oral Surgery: perforated sinus, complications, sinus cavity, bone fragment
sinus cavity, bone fragment, inderal la: Pam - Perforations from extractions into the sinus cavity (oral antral fistula) can be one of the most uncomfortable conditions and prone to recurrence unless an aggressive approach is applied immediately after the extraction. Saying all that, the main post...

Oral Surgery: In Response to: Foul Taste after Wsdom Tooth Removal, warm salt water, foul taste
warm salt water, foul taste, tooth removal: Greg - I tell my patients to begin rinsing with warm salt water rinses after 24 hours. The early rinsing reduces the bad taste and odor, while reducing the bacterial numbers in the healing socket. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact...

Oral Surgery: Return of Sensation, loss of sensation, genioplasty
loss of sensation, genioplasty, sensory function: Katie - I am sorry to say that I have never seen a patient regain normal sensory function after two years of numbness. Three years down the line and I really think it is highly questionable. As far as the cause, it is not only severing the nerve that...

Oral Surgery: Root canal gone wrong, new dentist, endodonist
new dentist, endodonist, endodontist: Yaritza - sorry for taking so long to get back to you, my computer crashed. Wow, that is some story. You ve been taken around by a bunch of lousy individuals. I can t believe that one of them would not try to help you. If you cannot find another dentist...

Oral Surgery: recovery of wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, motrin 800mg: Issis - After five days you should be able to open your mouth. Maybe not fully, but it should start to work again. Often the muscles that open and close your mouth go into spasm fter extractions; this could be causing your problem. Another possibility is...

Oral Surgery: reoccuring oral antral fistula, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, flap surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, flap surgery, sinus infection: Marisa - Recurrence of the oral antral fistula may be due to a sinus infection that had already begun. It could also have happened if the gum flap placed did not remain completely (100%) sealed and allowed bacteria in saliva to regain entrance. What needs...

Oral Surgery: root canals, root canal therapy, root canal specialist
root canal therapy, root canal specialist, root canal treatments: James - If a dentist performs improper and incomplete root canal therapy, the tooth can be a source of a low grade infection in the bone. If the root canal is done correctly by cleaning out the canals, placing medications into the canals to kill any residual...

Oral Surgery: Sever Jaw and Dental Issues, conspicuous gap, lateral tooth
conspicuous gap, lateral tooth, first person point of view: Christian - First of all, the cause of the situation you describe is due to a combination of genetics and function. Teeth erupt in various positions and in various shapes due to forces in genetic history. Those situations can be from one or both parents...

Oral Surgery: Sleep apnea and counterclockwise rotation in Maxillomandibular Advancement, maxillofacial surgeons, surgery for sleep apnea
maxillofacial surgeons, surgery for sleep apnea, maxillofacial surgeon: Frank - I know nothing of the surgeons at Stanford. One of the best doctors who do this type of surgery is in Dallas, Texas. He is a Dr. Larry Wolford. In Boston, Dr. Bruce Donoff, dean at Harvard School of Medicine is also skilled. If done properly,...

Oral Surgery: sinus issu...it's me again, oral maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
oral maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, ruptured blood vessel: Gail - If your problem is duct related, you need the duct expanded. There is a simple procedure of placing gradually increasing probes into the duct to expand it or straighten out kinks. I wish I could be more informative, but without an exam it is a little...

Oral Surgery: smooth bump near soft palate, dental xrays, soft palate
dental xrays, soft palate, sinus infection: Gail - I don t think you have anything to worry about. Opacity in the sinus is often an indication of an inflammatory process. So don t drive yourself crazy. It most likely is an inflammatory process. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact...

Oral Surgery: swelling following wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Charmaine - Not good!! A week later there should be no pain and no symptoms. If he had the tooth removed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon he should definitely get back to be checked. This cannot wait. The swelling could be trapped blood that could...

Oral Surgery: Tissue growth in mouth, molar tooth, oral bacteria
molar tooth, oral bacteria, gum problems: Alex - What you are experiencing is not uncommon. The area behind the last tooth, where the wisdom tooth has been removed, is a catch basin for oral bacteria. Because of this, bacteria gets trapped in the crevice between the gum tissue and the back side...

Oral Surgery: Tongue pain, can it be from pulled wisdom teeth or a tooth abcess?, kenalog in orabase, baking soda rinses
kenalog in orabase, baking soda rinses, eating carrots: Eric - Depending on the culture result, I hope they can define the cause. If not and they don t know what to do, seek a another opinion from a local board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. I wish the best for you and hope you feel better soon...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Pain, wisdom teeth, front teeth
wisdom teeth, front teeth, tooth pain: Samantha-sorry to take so long to get back to you-crashed computer. Having not been there during your surgery, is a little difficult for me to say whether the doctor put too much pressure on the area or not. Of course, it s always a possibility. If that...

Oral Surgery: Treatment for osteomylitis, acute and chronic osteomyelitis, warm salt water
acute and chronic osteomyelitis, warm salt water, biopsy results: Bonnie - If the osteomyelitis was due to chronic inflammation from the impacted tooth, the removal of the tooth and the inflamed bone should allow for healing. In addition to the antibiotic, you need to do warm salt water rinses a few times each day to facilitate...

Oral Surgery: tight pain in gums, gum tissue, wisdom tooth
gum tissue, wisdom tooth, tight pain: Lisa - Sorry for the delay in answering - computer crash. I think that a more definitive approach needs to be tried. The definitive nature would include an MRI and/or a CT scan of the upper jaw and sinus region. I would do this first to remove that...

Oral Surgery: tori removal procedure-MALE 50 YR, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, general dentistry
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, general dentistry, maxil: Jamison - The occurrence of tori and the tinnitus should not be related at all. As far as surgery to remove the tori, you should not have a dentist remove the tori. The potential complications of that removal are such that only an oral and maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: Ulcer on inside of cheek after Wisdom extraction, warm salt water, steroid cream
warm salt water, steroid cream, half penny: Chad - It is a little difficult to say if the ulcers are from trauma to the area from the surgery or if they are a viral reaction. Either way, you should mostly be rinsing with warm salt water to keep the area clean. Most mouthwashes contain irritants that...

Oral Surgery: underbite 18 month boy, permanent teeth, pedodontist
permanent teeth, pedodontist, interception: Renee - Usually, nothing is done to correct an underbite until the child gets a little older. If, however, the problem is more extensive then some interceptive treatments might be attempted now. My suggestion is for you to take your son to a pedodontist...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Heather - I hate to hear stories of doctors who get lost in trying to help patients. Having the symptoms you complain of are not uncommon initially after removal of wisdom teeth, but two years later and still there means that there has been a compounding...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Removal, wisdom tooth removal, warm salt water
wisdom tooth removal, warm salt water, gum tissue: Ashley - Worry is not the word. You need to make sure that you keep the area clean with the warm salt water rinses I suggested and then continue to examine the area. It all may go away and nothing at all to worry about. So don t worry, just rinse and...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth recovery and exercise, heart rate increases, tooth sockets
heart rate increases, tooth sockets, wisdom teeth: Tammy - There are a couple of reasons that limiting work outs after extractions is advised. First of all, as with all work outs, the heart rate increases along with the blood pressure. With the elevations there is an increased chance of bleeding from the...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction painful hard swelling feelings of intense pressure, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, exact diagnosis: Lucy - It is a little difficult to come up with an exact diagnosis from what you describe, but, in general, a build up of pressure is often an indication of increased inflammation. That increased inflammation can be an infection or it may not. Of course,...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, nothing major: Alyssa - The swelling maybe due to a small infection or just an inflammation from trapped food and bacteria during the healing and probably not a blood clot. My suggestion is for you to contact the surgeon to evaluate you, but in the interim begin a regimen...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, temple region: Windy - With the pain pretty much localized to the ear, there is a possibility that during the surgery the doctor applied excess pressure on your jaw and inflamed or injured the jaw joint. That joint lies just in front of the ear and often, when the joint...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, food debris: Kelli - A recurrent swelling and discomfort is most likely an infection. That usually occurs when food debris and bacteria get caught in the socket during the healing and later percolate. Another possibility, and this is not usual, is that there is a piece...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth
wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth, blood clot: Irene - The white material hanging is most likely either a small part of the blood clot or a tissue tag from the surgical site. Neither is a major problem, but you should see the surgeon as soon as possible so it does not become a problem if it gets pulled....

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, inferior alveolar nerve
wisdom teeth removal, inferior alveolar nerve, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Dalal - Yes the inferior alveolar nerve runs under the teeth. In the wisdom tooth region the nerve can be closer and during surgery trauma or even nicking of the nerve can possibly occur. If that does occur, the numbness usually last a few months, but during...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth, wisdom tooth, mouth wash
wisdom tooth, mouth wash, salty water: Lisa - First of all, a white layer is not totally abnormal, but you are greatly increasing the chances of having a problem. I know you don t want to hear this, but smoking, whether you rinse afterwards or not, can really set you up for a major problem. ...

Oral Surgery: Advice for pain following 2 root canals,extraction and apioectomy, maxillary sinus, warm salt water
maxillary sinus, warm salt water, sinus infection: Karen - Saving the tooth is still possible if the endodontist did remove the infection portion of the tooth in doing the apicoectomy. 5 days of the antibiotic you were given is not enough if you do have that sinus perforation. I wish you well and hope it...

Oral Surgery: anti-biotic alternatives, warm salt water, gum tissue
warm salt water, gum tissue, wisdom teeth: It sounds like what you are suffering from is a condition known as peri-coronitis. Of course, I make thes assumption based on limited facts, no clinical exam, or x-rays. So, I may be wrong. Peri-coronitis is inflammation (as you said) around a tooth...

Oral Surgery: antral fistula, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, c t scan
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, c t scan, salty taste: Sue - Are you having any other symptoms beside the bitter/sweet/salty taste? Do you have any pressure or discomfort associated with your sinus? Has your nose been stuffy? Have you had a fever? Do friends and family say that you have bad breath? The...

Oral Surgery: Bad Pain, local anesthetic, amoxicillan
local anesthetic, amoxicillan, wisdom tooth: Cathy - There is really no reason to wait for the extraction. The doctor can definitely use the xray to extract the tooth, but he may wish to get a new film to better track the infection in the bone. I wish you well and hope you do well. Again, any...

Oral Surgery: Bone Exposed after extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dentist
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dentist, gum: Debra - Your dentist is totally wrong. The exposed bone needs to be smoothed off and the gum closed over it. Leaving it alone can produce a significant problem. You need to get that exposed bone removed and the area totally cleaned. I suggest that...

Oral Surgery: Bone Graft without Implant, bone graft, bone anatomy
bone graft, bone anatomy, blood sugars: Mark - I have to first tell you that diabetics need to totally toe the line and keep their blood sugar between 90 - 120 to help the healing. A bone graft, when there is bone loss, can restore a more normal bone anatomy, but if your blood sugars are not...

Oral Surgery: Bone Grafting recovery, bone graft, least three times
bone graft, least three times, bone grafting: Sarah - At this point, a week after the bone graft and with you rinsing religiously and I hope placed on antibiotics, the site should have calmed down. You need to contact the surgeon and an evaluation of a potential infection or inflammation needs to be...

Oral Surgery: Bone height, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dental xray
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dental xray, bone graft: James - Bone augmentation can definitely be successful of the surgeon performing the grafting is knowledgeable. As an example, a piece of bone from the hip can be attached to the surface of the jaw, the soft tissue that was exposed to attach the bone is...

Oral Surgery: Bone Particals, bone fragments, gum tissue
bone fragments, gum tissue, gum line: Jessica - The removal of bone fragments involves making an incision on the top of the ridge of bone (top of the tooth socket) and peal the gum tissue back. The bone fragments would then easily removed. If the bone is irregular, it should be smoothed at that...

Oral Surgery: Bone Splinters after Difficult extraction?, red blood cell, dry sockets
red blood cell, dry sockets, new dentist: Jennifer - I sounds like the surgeon gave a medication used in the treatment for dry sockets. This medication reduces the inflammation in the area and accentuates the healing. Of course, I cannot not be totally sure, but most of the true dry socket medications...

Oral Surgery: baby teeth, adult teeth, permanent teeth
adult teeth, permanent teeth, baby teeth: There really isn t another better way. The alternative would be to leave them alone. Another option would be to have the permanent teeth that haven t errupted extracted, have the baby teeth extracted (pulled) and then have implants put in. That would be...

Oral Surgery: bone grafting with extractions, bone graft, hepatitis hiv
bone graft, hepatitis hiv, bone grafting: Lora - First of all placing a bone graft to prepare for an implant when there is extensive bone destruction is important to produce a successful implant. I am also concerned with placing bone graft after the extraction when there is an existing infection....

Oral Surgery: Cyst inside my lower lips, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, salivary glands
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, salivary glands, mucoceles: Niki - Of course, without examining you I cannot be totally sure, but what you describe sounds like a mucocele. The mucocele is a blockage of the duct of a minor salivary gland. There are hundreds of small salivary glands located in our lips. These glands...

Oral Surgery: Dental Implants/tooth, teeth molars, missing teeth
teeth molars, missing teeth, dental implants: Karen, The short answer is: no, they are not absolutely necessary. People function with missing teeth all of the time. However, the back teeth (molars) form the support system for the rest of your jaw and teeth. Also, the molars are responsible for...

Oral Surgery: dental problem, warm salt water, oral bacteria
warm salt water, oral bacteria, food debris: Christine - Exposure of bone from the extraction site is not good, because food debris and oral bacteria came become entrapped under the bridge and into the tooth socket. It is imperative that you try to keep the area as clean as possible to prevent a problem...

Oral Surgery: discomfort on two teeth in front of extraction, clove oil, wisdom teeth
clove oil, wisdom teeth, incorrect approach: Carrie - First of all, a dry socket can take as long as 10-14 days to resolve. Secondly, your dentist is not doing the proper treatment. Just placing medication once into the socket really does not help. What should be now done and should have been done...

Oral Surgery: draining pin hole opening, bone graft, root canals
bone graft, root canals, oral surgeon: Amy - What you are describing as small pinhole sized draining areas are fistulas. Fistulas like you describe are formed due to an internal infection that has spread and found a place to exit. The exiting of the fluids from the fistula prevents severe infection...

Oral Surgery: dry socket, warm salt water, pain pills
warm salt water, pain pills, dry socket: Kathy - First of all, your dentist is absolutely doing the wrong method to help stop the pain of a dry socket and promote healing. The correct method is for the socket to first be irrigated by the dentist and a small piece of gauze coated with dry socket...

Oral Surgery: dry sockets -- help!, acute alveoloar osteitis, dry socket
acute alveoloar osteitis, dry socket, post-extraction pain: Heather, You certainly shouldn t worry about calling the surgeon on a Sunday with a question about dry socket. If your surgeon is not available for some reason, try calling your hospital emergency department. Sometimes there is a dentist on call who...

Oral Surgery: ectraction without stitching, warm salt water, wisdom tooth
warm salt water, wisdom tooth, dry socket: Shema - It is not always necessary to place sutures, though in most situations it helps healing, but the most important thing is for you to keep the area clean. I suggest that you go to a pharmacy or ask your dentist for a syringe that you can fill with warm...

Oral Surgery: extraction site not healing, warm salt water, oral bacteria
warm salt water, oral bacteria, wisdom teeth: Julia - Of course I cannot be totally sure without examining you, but it sounds like there is some trapped debris (like food) in the socket that is just percolating in there due to oral bacteria getting into the hole and feeding on the debris. You need to...

Oral Surgery: Facial sagging from molar removal, corrective jaw surgery, partial denture
corrective jaw surgery, partial denture, facial skeleton: An implant can help preserve bone in the area by supporting the bone and allowing you to put a chewing force that is transmitted through the implant to the bone. Having an implant to do this can help keep bone from resorbing. If you decide not to have an...

Oral Surgery: Failed root canal then apiectomy, now infection is back. options?, gum line, apicoectomy
gum line, apicoectomy, chronic infection: Andy - After the extraction, it is important to allow the bone in the socket area to fully heal and become dense enough to support and implant. That period of time should be 4-6 months to allow the proper density to occur. Waiting more than that can produce...

Oral Surgery: Hidden tooth abscess
Oral Surgery: Hidden tooth abscess

Oral Surgery: Lower jaw surgery done twice and still having problems., jaw surgery, upper jaw
Oral Surgery: Lower jaw surgery done twice and still having problems., jaw surgery, upper jaw

Oral Surgery: minor salivay gland biopsy, lip biopsy, sjogrens
Oral Surgery: minor salivay gland biopsy, lip biopsy, sjogrens, dry eyes

Oral Surgery: Price for Lower jaw tumor surgery, cousin
Oral Surgery: Price for Lower jaw tumor surgery, cousin

Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction without prior antibiotics..., amoxillin, to5
Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction without prior antibiotics..., amoxillin, to5, dry socket

Oral Surgery: UPSET STOMACH, acid reflux, culprit
Oral Surgery: UPSET STOMACH, acid reflux, culprit, wisom teeth

Oral Surgery: Genioplasty, elephant man, satisfactory result
elephant man, satisfactory result, train home: Gavin -- Of course without examining you it is a little difficult for me to determine if a genioplasty alone will produce a satisfactory result. If the jaw is still back and just the chin is enlarged, then your chin may appear large. You really need...

Oral Surgery: gum grafting over an exposed implant, gum grafting, soft tissue graft
gum grafting, soft tissue graft, bone graft: Jeana - First of all, periodontal surgery to restore normal gingival height on an implant is not very high unless bone is formed over the implant. Gum tissue without underlying bone is just a failure waiting to happen. First of all, a mistake was made...

Oral Surgery: Hidden tooth abscess, sinus surgeries, tooth abscesses
sinus surgeries, tooth abscesses, left nostril: Christie - It s not that I don t disagree totally with your husband, but the source of the problem needs to be found if you are going to get better. Since the problem began with the root canal, the source of the problem needs to lean in that direction. I...

Oral Surgery: Infection 3 mo. after wisdom tooth removal, wisdom tooth removal, salt water solution
wisdom tooth removal, salt water solution, bone fragment: Kathy - First of all, a problem with your sinuses will not produce an infection in the lower tooth extraction site. Secondly, the changes you are noticing in your lip and chin, although the numbness has not resolved and you are feeling tingly, are a good...

Oral Surgery: Interview Questions, dental assisting school, dental field
dental assisting school, dental field, surgical assistants: Teresa - That question all depends on my needs at that moment. If I need someone who is more technically trained then I would probably hire such a person (i.e. - Anesthesia assistant). If, however, I needed an assistant for surgery within the office, an...

Oral Surgery: incisive papilla/swollen gums/gingivectomy?, swollen gums, gum tissue
swollen gums, gum tissue, surface cells: Hilary - A gingivectomy is a surgical procedure where they remove the gum tissue (gingiva) around the tooth. It makes more of the tooth and its root exposed. If you are causing the problem due to a deep overbite, a simple approach, at least in the short...

Oral Surgery: Jaw pain way after extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, swollen gland
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, swollen gland, dry socket: Rhonda - What you have may or may not show up on xray. In this type of a situation, a CT scan may be helpful to fully define the extent of the problem in the bone. So do yourself a favor and find a local board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to...

Oral Surgery: jaw advancment, aching joints, jaw surgery
aching joints, jaw surgery, front teeth: Ryan - Sorry for the delay in answering, but I have been away and Allexperts should have advised you that. I wish I could give you names in Great Britain, but I don t know any. The only doctors that I have names are in Ireland. I don t know if that helps,...

Oral Surgery: jaw cysts, cystic lesion, jaw bone
cystic lesion, jaw bone, correct approach: Steven - Of course, without examining your xrays or examining you it is a little tough for me to say, but in general, cyst of the bone tend to penetrate beyond their walls. This penetration can leave small buds in the surgical site that, with time, can reform...

Oral Surgery: jaw popping after surgery, saggital split, jaw muscles
saggital split, jaw muscles, canine tooth: Paige - It is a little difficult for me to tell you the actual cause of the problem you talk about. Saying that, it could be the jaw muscles trying to adapt to the new bone positions that could cause the symptoms. The problem could also be caused if the...

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery, nerve tissue, drilling holes
nerve tissue, drilling holes, wisdom tooth: Caley - It can take the injured nerve tissue a year or so to regain its full sensory abilities. There may always be a slight difference from one side to the other, but most of the sensory components should be normal. As far as the muscular weakness in...

Oral Surgery: keep biting tounge!, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, retrognathia
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, retrognathia, ear nose and throat: Julie - There are quite a few people who have micrognathia or small jaw or retrognathia. That smallness can be over all length, width or both. If, when you originally needed orthodontics, the orthodontist pinched the teeth in, that could also have made the...

Oral Surgery: Lefort 1 and Bsso, plaster models, maxilofacial surgeon
plaster models, maxilofacial surgeon, facial models: Sania - Not examining you directly it is a little difficult for me to tell you what is going on. From the discomfort you are having and the facial appearance you are unsatisfied with, it is obvious that the surgeon most likely did not properly plan the surgery...

Oral Surgery: Lower jaw surgery done twice and still having problems., lower jaw surgery, quality doctors
lower jaw surgery, quality doctors, utah region: Yurashi - Without xrays of your jaws and pictures of your face and bite, it is a little tough for me to tell you if something can or cannot be done. Saying that, I really have never seen a case where something can t totally be done. I don t know any...

Oral Surgery: Lower left molar extraction, molar extraction, warm salt water
molar extraction, warm salt water, new dentist: Erika - First of all, your description of the appearance of the tooth socket appears normal. A blood clot forms in the socket and the body converts that clot to bone over a period of time. As far as the canker cores, that is usually due to stress in the...

Oral Surgery: Mandibular Tori removal, oral maxillofacial surgeon, healthy teeth
oral maxillofacial surgeon, healthy teeth, would appreciate your feedback: Martha - Honestly either approach can work. The healing on the surgery where both are removed can be longer and produce more swelling, but going through the surgery twice can also be annoying. So either approach is just fine. You need to determine...

Oral Surgery: Mucocele surgery, warm salt water, salivary glands
warm salt water, salivary glands, fluid buildup: Dane - One day after the surgery, it is a little tough to say if the bump is another mucocele or it could just be fluid buildup in the area from surgery. Either is possible. What you now need to do, it to begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses. The rinses...

Oral Surgery: minor salivay gland biopsy, saliva glands, gland biopsy
saliva glands, gland biopsy, saliva gland: Cindy - I don t get the referral. If your problem is the recurring blister, a neurologist is not the proper type of doctor to evaluate you. My suggestion is to either get in to see the surgeon who treated you when the blister occurs or get a second opinion...

Oral Surgery: mouth painful lump, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum infection
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum infection, list of surgeons: Andrew - Of course without examining you it is a little difficult to say what is exactly going on. Let me say that there are a number of possible causes. 1) You might have a blocked salivary gland duct (that duct is all the way back in the cheek and the...

Oral Surgery: moving molar, residual infection, root canal
residual infection, root canal, molar: J - Just about anything could be going on. You might have an residual infection from that root canal tooth or something totally different is occurring. I suggest that you make an appointment with your dentist to get the area fully evaluated. Don t put...

Oral Surgery: Neonatal Teeth, adult teeth, pediatric dentist
adult teeth, pediatric dentist, tooth position: Laurie - From what you say, the teeth were removed to prevent infection and ulcerations of the tongue. In that situation, the teeth were correctly removed. As far as your son s future, there should not be significant problems, but there may be gaps in his...

Oral Surgery: Oral surgery, bone fragment, sending out signals
bone fragment, sending out signals, burning sensations: Valaria - Ibuprofen, like aspiring, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory which has the side effect of slowing the clotting time. The slower clotting time means that minor trauma will continue bleeding and produce the blood clots like you are describing. I...

Oral Surgery: Oral surgery and pregnacy, wisdom teeth, local anesthesia
wisdom teeth, local anesthesia, second trimester: Jessica - If you are in the first trimester you should not go to sleep. If you are not having pain also put off the surgery until at least the second trimester. If you are having pain, just have that one area treated, but only with local anesthesia. ...

Oral Surgery: oral, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, minimal discomfort
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, minimal discomfort, extractions: Esther - As long as the teeth to be removed are fully erupted and not impacted, there should not be much discomfort. If you are staying awake and just having novocaine, you will not feel pain if the area is totally numb, but you will feel pressure (some patients...

Oral Surgery: oral fistula, nasty taste, fistula
nasty taste, fistula, ear pain: Brandy - First of all, with a fistula pain does not occur until the hole is blocked and bacteria continues to grow and builds up pressure. That build up of pressure will cause pain. If, however, infection exists and the hole does not plug up pain does not...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, condyles, jaw surgery
condyles, jaw surgery, physical evaluation: Linda-. There really isn t one simple test or scan to determine if the TMJ and the condyles are in the proper position and functioning properly after jaw surgery. CAT scans, MRI scans and a physical evaluation are all necessary to fully determine the exact...

Oral Surgery: Price for Lower jaw tumor surgery, massachusetts general hospital, oral and maxillofacial surgery
massachusetts general hospital, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral maxillofacial surgery: Joseph-First of all, there are a few hospitals in the United States that would recommend performing the steps surgery. One of those hospitals is Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. At that hospital you should contact Dr. Leonard Kaban,...

Oral Surgery: post removed after several years, fracture, 8 years
fracture, 8 years, antibiotics: Don - I really don t know the answer to your question. I have never heard of any problems developing due to a post, other that the tooth it is in can fracture if not attended to, like in your situation. I cannot tell you why you now have relief. Sorry...

Oral Surgery: recent apicectomy, upper incisors, apicectomy
upper incisors, apicectomy, bacterial contamination: Ellie - If you are getting continued problems due to a recurrent infection, you have only two choices. The area of infection in the bone can be re-explored and cleaned out again. Teeth have a main canal that runs through the bone which contains the nerve...

Oral Surgery: root canal vs. extraction, root canal specialist, root canal treatment
root canal specialist, root canal treatment, root canals: Patty - If root canal is done properly, the correct restoration (crown, fillings, etc)is done to strengthen the root canal tooth and the patient is careful with proper brushing, flossing and the use of an antibacterial mouthrinse daily, then the root canal...

Oral Surgery: Severed labial frenulum in 3 1/2 year old, two front teeth, warm salt water
two front teeth, warm salt water, laundry basket: Andrea - The labial frenum will not regrow, but that really is not a problem. The labial frenum is a vestigial(outgrown its need) piece of the lip and the body does not even use it. As long as your son rinses his mouth with a little warm salt water a few...

Oral Surgery: Severed Mandibular Nerve, subtle lucency, mandibular body
subtle lucency, mandibular body, nueroma: Cindy - Radiologist is saying, in his impression, that it is possible that you might still have tumor in the area, a bone inflammation or infection or the dark area seen on the film is nothing at all (just an area of bone that does absorb the CT radiation...

Oral Surgery: Sinus connection/jaw bone, sinus connection, toxic hepatitis
sinus connection, toxic hepatitis, maxiofacial: Cynthia - Oral antral communications, like it seems you are suffering from, can be very painful and can greatly wear you down. You need to find a surgeon who will both close the opening into your sinus and, at the same time, clean the sinus. In Massachusetts...

Oral Surgery: Soft palate defect, soft palate, biopsy results
soft palate, biopsy results, excision surgery: Danio - I have not actually closed a soft palate defect like you describe, but I have seen patients who have had tongue flaps to close these openings. The results of those that I have seen have been good and the patient s symptoms resolved during healing....

Oral Surgery: Sports after Wisdom Teeth Removal, wisdom teeth removal, mouth guard
wisdom teeth removal, mouth guard, practice drills: Jackalyn-Depending on the position of the impacted wisdom teeth, the jaw can become weak in those areas. Waiting two to three months after the surgery, as long as extensive amount bone is not removed during surgery, should be sufficient to allow the boot...

Oral Surgery: shifted jaw?, molar teeth, middle teeth
molar teeth, middle teeth, jaw muscles: Jasmine - The surgeon who did your surgery should have models of your bite and pictures of your face to determine the actual position of the teeth before the surgery. If no teeth removed and the molar teeth hit well, then I really don t understand why the...

Oral Surgery: sinus cyst, sinus cavity, antrostomy
sinus cavity, antrostomy, visual access: Cheryl - An oral antrostomy, the surgical procedure to gain entrance into the sinus from the mouth, is a common approach and provides direct visual access to the sinus cavity. The nasal approach, a nasal antrostomy, also provides access, but the visual image...

Oral Surgery: steroids for oral surgery, air force brat, root canals
air force brat, root canals, replacement bridge: Lorraine - If there are bacteria contained in the areas of bone replacement, bridge repairs and root canals (very common for bacteria there)the bacteria can begin to totally take over the area as the body s resistance level is lowered by the steroid. ...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mild sedative
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mild sedative, cracked teeth: Cathy - Removing the cracked teeth by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon should not be a problem at all. If you have the teeth removed by a regular dentist, the process will be much more traumatic for you. As far as just getting the area...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction pain, wisdom teeth extractions, removal of wisdom teeth
wisdom teeth extractions, removal of wisdom teeth, tooth extraction pain: Jennifer - I don t know what the surgeon is talking about. The symptoms of sore throat and ear discomfort is quite common after especially lower wisdom teeth extractions. The problems can be related to the jaw muscles that often go into spasm after the removal...

Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction, tooth extraction, accurate estimate
tooth extraction, accurate estimate, rough estimate: The insurance company is correct. The cost depends on where you live and will also depend on what the procedure to extract the tooth entails. It is impossible for me to give you an accurate estimate because I do not know what type of procedure will be used...

Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction without prior antibiotics..., blood clot formation, allergic to penicillin
blood clot formation, allergic to penicillin, gram negative and gram positive bacteria: Laura - First of all, amoxicillin is a form of penicillin that attacks both gram negative and gram positive bacteria. So amoxicillin is probably the most common antibiotic used if the doctor wants to reduce bacteria without knowing which bacteria exists....

Oral Surgery: Tori in the lower jaw, warm salt water, gum infection
warm salt water, gum infection, gum tissue: Mark - Prolongation of taking the Augmentin, especially at a reduced level often creates resistance in any bacteria present. The best approach would be to continue the rinsing. If the torus covering tissue begins to improve and the ulceration gets smaller...

Oral Surgery: Tounge pain after tooth removal, sending out signals, bone graft
sending out signals, bone graft, nerve tissue: Dawn - If the nerve was traumatized during the surgery and you still have some sensations without total numbness, there is not much that can be done. The nerve is working its way through healing by sending out signals in its nerve tissue to attempt to heal...

Oral Surgery: teeth clenching/TMJ, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, salivary glands
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, salivary glands, swollen gland: Tom - A swollen gland is not caused by jaw clenching. If the swelling is under the chin, it could be due to periodontal inflammation, block salivary glands or tongue inflammation. It is impossible for me to tell you which is the cause. If the gland continues...

Oral Surgery: tonsils, ear nose throat, throat infections
ear nose throat, throat infections, recurrent infections: Emily, This is a great question and something you should bring up with your primary care doctor - or ask about a referral to an Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) physician (also known as otolaryngologists). These are the doctors who remove tonsils. Some of the...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, warm salt water, wisdom tooth
warm salt water, wisdom tooth, exray: Marie - Of course, it is a little difficult for me to tell you what is going on, but having increased discomfort at night, while laying in bed is not unusual. As simple as this may sound, when you lay down, blood from your body tends to pool more so in the...

Oral Surgery: Unexplained facial pain, cross country trip, ringing in the ears
cross country trip, ringing in the ears, pain medications: It is unlikely that a routine dental cleaning would cause that kind of pain. Fortunately it seems to be improving. It is a good idea to have seen a neurologist as they are best equipped to manage pain medications and other medications that can help with...

Oral Surgery: UPSET STOMACH, wisdon teeth, wisdom teeth
wisdon teeth, wisdom teeth, stomach problems: Jordan - Your obvious intestinal problems are not caused from the wisdom teeth. If the teeth need removal you cannot attribute it to the intestinal problems. So, unfortunately, you will have to pay for the wisdom teeth. If you have additional questions,...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, oral bacteria: Heather - What you think is the eruption of the wisdom teeth is actually recurrent infections due to oral bacteria becoming trapped under the gum flap over the wisdom teeth. When these infections occur, the bacteria spread and begin to invade the lateral...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Extraction STILL pain, wisdom teeth extraction, tooth socket
wisdom teeth extraction, tooth socket, dry socket: Kayla - Of course without directly examining you I cannot be totally sure, but it sounds like you are developing a condition called a dry socket . That condition is one where the blood clot that forms in the tooth socket after the extraction breaks down...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, routine diet
wisdom tooth extraction, routine diet, wisdom teeth: Erica, You will not want to eat or drink anything after midnight the night prior to your procedure. Also, on the day of your procedure, you need to have someone who is an adult accompany you to your appointment and be available to wait with you until...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Pain, wisdom tooth pain, warm salt water
wisdom tooth pain, warm salt water, ambesol: Jess - First of all, if the doctors are skilled, the wisdom tooth can definitely be removed even with the infection associated with the tooth. As far as relief of pain, until the infection can begin to drain, the pain will remain. I don t know what type...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth extraction HELL!, wisdom teeth extraction, temple region
wisdom teeth extraction, temple region, horrible pain: Tanya - It still seems, at least from your description of what is going on, that you are suffering from spasms of the jaw muscle. The warm salt water rinses is good, but if you are using a dry heat pad on the outside of your face that can actually accentuate...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water
wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water, jaw muscles: Elaine - The fact that you feel itching, even though you feel numbness, shows that the nerve is not completely injured. It may take a few months for the numbness to completely resolve. If no change occurs within a couple of months, the nerve may need to...

Oral Surgery: whiteness in extraction site, warm salt water, whiteness
warm salt water, whiteness, normal blood: That is likely a part of the blood clot. This is normal. Blood clots turn white when bathed in saliva. Do not attempt to remove it. You may try gently irrigating the area with warm salt water, but don t try to irrigate forcefully or pull at it with tweezers....

Oral Surgery: How many wisdom teeth can be extracted at one time?, wisdom teeth, negative perspective
wisdom teeth, negative perspective, oral surgeon: Cindy - The pros of removing all eight teeth at once is that it will be over one time. The negative perspective is that you will have pain throughout your mouth. Without me examining you or seeing your xrays it is tough for me to determine if the teeth...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, oral surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral surgeon, x rays: It is difficult to tell exactly what is going on with your extraction sites without looking at them. Here are some things to look for: 1. Swelling of your face 2. Increasing pain in the area of the extractions 3. Difficulty opening your mouth 4. Discharge...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth issues, wisdom teeth removal, nasal cavity
wisdom teeth removal, nasal cavity, tooth ache: Brandy - First of all, Dr. Bojrab is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The blowing of the nose is a test to show that an opening exists between the sinus and the mouth. There are a number of different techniques used to seal this fistula,...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Linda - I hate to tell you this, but if you are getting recurrent episodes of pain in the jaw, you are having destruction of the bone and the supporting tissues around the tooth. Eventually, bacteria will gain access and you will develop an infection. Secondly,...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, jaw muscles: Alicia - If you do not have a bad taste, bad breath or severe pain right at the tooth socket, then you most likely do not have a dry socket. If, however, you have a very bad taste then you need to have the doctor examine you. What you do have, with the...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth infection, wisdom tooth infection, periodontal ligament
wisdom tooth infection, periodontal ligament, wisdom teeth: Beth - When you say that the roots were infected and abscessed, I need to know a little more. Were the teeth erupted or were they impacted. Is the third tooth erupted or impacted (below the gum and bone). Depending on your answer, I can tell you what...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth removed, gum tissue, wisdom tooth
gum tissue, wisdom tooth, wisdom teeth: It is accurate what your oral surgeon tells you. Sometimes in order to remove wisdom teeth, we need to remove some of the bone around the wisdom tooth. This often entails removing a small amount of bone around the adjacent tooth. Doing so can aggravate...

Oral Surgery: 3 jaw surgeries 2 infections, internal medicine physician, infectious disease specialist
internal medicine physician, infectious disease specialist, use of antibiotics: It is hard for me to tell exactly why she is having recurrent infections since I don t know all of the details (i.e. what surgery she had, where the infection was, what antibiotics - if any - where used, etc.). One possibility is that whatever infection she...

Oral Surgery: 3rd Molar extraction, molar extraction, wisdom teeth
molar extraction, wisdom teeth, jaw bone: Sara-not being able to examine your mouth or see an xray of the area, makes it a little difficult for me to tell you whether bone needs to be removed or not. Many surgeons remove bone to gain full access to the tooth to help in its removal. Other surgeons...

Oral Surgery: Apioectomy, apicoectomy, root tip
apicoectomy, root tip, apioectomy: Jim - The time for full recovery varies, but in general if the apicoectomy is done by a surgeon, the sutures are removed in about a week and the soreness from surgery should resolve within two weeks. The healing is totally contingent on the doctor removing...

Oral Surgery: adverse affects of orthognathic surgery, new bite, double chin
new bite, double chin, neck muscle: Mina - Let me first address the small mouth. With the surgical movement of bones, one factor might have occurred to produce the nearness of the gum and teeth. With the movement, the muscles that are still attached to the bone that was moved in the same...

Oral Surgery: anaerobic bacteria, symptoms of mercury poisoning, low testosterone level
symptoms of mercury poisoning, low testosterone level, lesions on the brain: Donna - I really don t know who could help you. I m not sure where you got the idea of mercury poisoning. No root canal medications have mercury and even the root canal filling material don t have it. If you want to have a better idea of the cause...

Oral Surgery: apico dental, gum tissue, supportive measures
gum tissue, supportive measures, smoking cessation: Monica, Preferrably, never! :) While it is best to wait as long as possible, I usually tell my patients 4 days. After 48-96 hours, the incision has healed. After four days, your gum tissue should be just about back to normal and the inflammation should...

Oral Surgery: Biopsy...awaiting results, squamous cell carcinoma, excisional biopsy
squamous cell carcinoma, excisional biopsy, grade tumors: Hello Maribeth, When the bone is taken, the surgeon will make every effort to preserve the nasal mucosa - this helps form a barrier between your mouth and nose. Additionally, depending on where the lesion is, some of the soft palate may be removed as...

Oral Surgery: BONE GRAFTING, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, bone grafting: Dennis - My question of you is, what is planned for the that area. Have they suggested an implant? If you are having an implant, then a bone graft would be beneficial. If the graft was done by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, the area will...

Oral Surgery: Bone Grafts after Wisom Tooth Extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, bone grafts: Meredith-there really is no reason for the oral surgeon to insert a bone graft, if the surgery to remove the tooth is done properly. Of course, if the surgeon is overaggressive and removes a tremendous amount of bone then a graft might be necessary. That...

Oral Surgery: Bone hanging out were tooth was, warm salt water, gum tissue
warm salt water, gum tissue, mouth rinses: Brandi, These can be frustrating. With time, though, the gum tissue (mucosa) will heal over the extraction site. This will give you pain relief. The initial dentist may have left some sharp edges of bone from the extraction that needed smoothing - once...

Oral Surgery: bimaxillary surgery results, sinus cavity, surgery residency program
sinus cavity, surgery residency program, hard palate: Vickie - Obviously, from what you describe, you are dealing with a mess. My best suggestion is for you to be evaluated by the head of a major oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program. These doctors see everything and are more willing to try to help....

Oral Surgery: bleach in a root canal, root canal specialist, root canals
root canal specialist, root canals, couple tablespoons: Patrick - I am not a root canal specialist, but I have heard of a few doctors who do it, but it is not highly recommended due to the potential problems of the non-limiting function of bleach. What I mean is, if the dentist puts it in the canal doing the...

Oral Surgery: "bringing down" a bite, lower jaw surgery, muscles of the face
lower jaw surgery, muscles of the face, bottom teeth: Linda - I am assuming a minor adjustment at this point. Prior to the surgery, I am sure the orthodontist set up the teeth to facilitate a stable bite. The final adjustments will being done now will only help to create a more cosmetically pleasing bite with...

Oral Surgery: Does bruxism lead to TMJ?, bruxism guard, temporomandibular joints
bruxism guard, temporomandibular joints, jaw muscles: Andrew - Bruxism can definitely lead to degeneration of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ). The proper diagnosis involves and evaluation from a doctor skilled in TMJ. In addition, an MRI of the joints shows actual damage to the tissues within the joints....

Oral Surgery: bump on inner lip, warm salt water, salivary glands
warm salt water, salivary glands, mucocele: TG- The bump you describe as clearish is most likely a mucocele. A mucocele is a collection of saliva from a blockage of a duct coming from a small salivary gland to the mouth. It is very important that you do not try to pop the mucocele. If you do, there...

Oral Surgery: Corrective Jaw Surgery, corrective jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
corrective jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, eric swanson: Melissa - First of all, the fees on jaw surgeries vary greatly even within an area. Throughout the country there are many fees that seem outrageously too high. I wish I could give you an average fee, but it is a little difficult. A fee range for doing both...

Oral Surgery: chaning the position of the new bite, new bite, preventative treatment
new bite, preventative treatment, underbite: Sara - Of course without viewing you situation, it is tough for me to tell you what is going on, but when there is movements of the bones after the time when it was supposed to be healed, it may mean that the bone is not fully fused or the jaw joint (in front...

Oral Surgery: cyst removal, iv sedation, oral surgeon
iv sedation, oral surgeon, sonya: Sonya - Whether done in the hospital or in the doctor s office, to make the procedure comfortable for you, anesthesia is probably the best approach. It is quite difficult to fully make the sinus numb and you will feel much. So to make the procedure more...

Oral Surgery: DRY SOCKET MOLAR, dry sockets, warm salt water
dry sockets, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Hello Katiee, Dry sockets usually happen 3-5 days after the surgery. And, it wouldn t be too have one after the stitches were out; but, it isn t impossible. You may have a small area of exposed bone which would cause similar pain - hopefully if it is...

Oral Surgery: deviation of jaw after surgery, jaw muscles, jaw bones
jaw muscles, jaw bones, jaw surgery: Hasti - Waiting until next month is no good. You need to be evaluated before the bone completely fuses and no changes can be made to correct the problem you describe. As far as the transference of pain to your teeth when you touch your face, that is a little...

Oral Surgery: After Extractions, gum tissue, wisdom teeth
gum tissue, wisdom teeth, white discharge: You should go back to your dentist/surgeon and have the area examined. It sounds like an infection but those are not too common this long since the procedure. You may have a piece of gum tissue that got a little bit of infection in it and formed a localized...

Oral Surgery: Extractions of Baby Teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bi cuspids
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bi cuspids, permanent teeth: Gail - You need not worry. If the surgeon you are going to take your daughter to is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, he should find the extractions to be quite simple. Occasionally there are some small and fragile roots associated with...

Oral Surgery: exercise after surgery, screw plate, sinus problems
screw plate, sinus problems, basketball volleyball: Yasi - You can definitely swim, as long as you have no sinus problems, but any potential contact sport for the first 6 months after surgery is not recommended. Even if the bones have healed, they are a little weaker now and injury from trauma might cause...

Oral Surgery: exposed bone or tooth, wisdom tooth, cold sore
wisdom tooth, cold sore, difficulty breathing: Larry, It is unclear to me where the lesion is exactly. If you are not having any swelling, purulent (pus) discharge, fever, swelling, difficulty swallowing or difficulty breathing, it can probably wait the 2 weeks to be evaluated. If you start having...

Oral Surgery: Fillings, nobel prize in medicine, genetic secret
nobel prize in medicine, genetic secret, human teeth: James, 1. It is not better to have fillings in your teeth rather than natural tooth structure. Fillings do break down and margins where the filling material meets the tooth is a particularly vulnerable area for cavities to occur. 2. 28 year old, if...

Oral Surgery: Follow up Question, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth, drain tube: Valarie - The presence of pain and not the continued numbness is a sign that something is actively going on that the surgeon has either not found or doesn t want to address it. Numbness can take a year to resolve, unless the nerve is very damaged and then...

Oral Surgery: anaerobic bacteria, mercury amalgam, mercury toxicity
Oral Surgery: anaerobic bacteria, mercury amalgam, mercury toxicity, weston price

Oral Surgery: bleach in a root canal, sodium hydrochlorite, whis
Oral Surgery: bleach in a root canal, sodium hydrochlorite, whis, golf ball

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery, underbite, splint
Oral Surgery: jaw surgery, underbite, splint, upper jaw

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery+rhinoplasty, extreme movement, jaw surgery
Oral Surgery: jaw surgery+rhinoplasty, extreme movement, jaw surgery, upper jaw

Oral Surgery: Recovery after removal of OKC in lower jaw., molars, solids
Oral Surgery: Recovery after removal of OKC in lower jaw., molars, solids, couple of days

Oral Surgery: Gum infection that has spread to the neck, salivary gland cancer, bleeding gum
salivary gland cancer, bleeding gum, gum infection: Gum infections don t lead to cancer. There are several types of cancer that can occur and look like an infection initially. At this point it is important for you to help your father and support him. Assisting him to the CT scan appointment and followup appointments...

Oral Surgery: implant, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial: Helen, I am not too experienced in implant prices but $1850 doesn t sound too bad. I have seen prices range from $900 (in educational settings) to $3000 per implant. Ideally that would include the price of placing the implant as well as the second stage...

Oral Surgery: implants - retainer, fake teeth, fake tooth
fake teeth, fake tooth, artificial tooth: P - Attaching an artificial tooth to the retainer does not help in retaining the space for the future implant, but it does allow a better appearance during healing. If your dentist doesn t think that appearance is necessary in the location of your implant,...

Oral Surgery: issues with widom teeth extraction, dry sockets, tooth sockets
dry sockets, tooth sockets, widom teeth: Megan, you need to see a surgeon. You might be developing dry sockets, where the blood clots in the tooth sockets are breaking down. In that situation, the surging need security to sockets and place a medicated gauze in sockets. Do not wait. At one week,...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Bone Exposed after Tooth Extraction, warm salt water, gum line
warm salt water, gum line, dead bone: Jason, it is impossible for me to give you specific advice given that I don t know your background, the specifics of the procedure and haven t seen any of the radiographs. In some cases, the bone reacts poorly to the surgical procedure and dies. In other...

Oral Surgery: Jaw realignment without surgery, receding gum line, getting braces
receding gum line, getting braces, wisdom teeth: Amelia, I see that you are not satisfied with your answer. I have not heard of a dental/orthodontic procedure that, alone, can widen your airway space and improve airflow. I think you should hold off on spending the extra money. If you figure out what...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Surgery, corrective jaw surgery, approximate length
corrective jaw surgery, approximate length, lower jaw: Hello Mindy, If your palate is narrow, I would imagine it also needs to be brought forward - and with that you wouldn t really need much set-back of the lower jaw. Setback of the lower jaw is not a very common move these days. It was a popular procedure...

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery, rigid internal fixation, rigid fixation
rigid internal fixation, rigid fixation, jaw move: Shima - What I am going to say will not make you happy. Having done hundreds of patients for jaw surgery, and having wired the patient down to prevent them from opening their mouth and also having used rigid jaw fixation, I can tell you that I have found...

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery+rhinoplasty, lower jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
lower jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nasal surgery: Tara - If you Class 3 relationship is totally due to a large lower jaw compared to a normal size upper jaw, then only lower jaw surgery needs to be done. If, however, the Class 3 relationship is due to an enlarged or normal size lower jaw and a smaller upper,...

Oral Surgery: How do I know if its an infection?, wisdom teeth, minimal pain
wisdom teeth, minimal pain, dry socket: You may have a partial dry socket. This happens when part of the clot is lost from the socket exposing only a little bit of bone. You can call your oral surgeon and be evaluated (to make sure this is the case). Your oral surgeon would be best able to determine...

Oral Surgery: Labial Frenectomy, two front teeth, adult teeth
two front teeth, adult teeth, gum tissue: Michele - There are absolutely no complications involved in the removal of the labial frenum as long as the surgeon performing the removal is knowledgeable and skilled. Many have them removed, if, like your daughter, the attachment is toward the palate and...

Oral Surgery: Mouth condition for dentures, squamous cell carcinoma, oral squamous cell carcinoma
squamous cell carcinoma, oral squamous cell carcinoma, conventional dentures: Cynthia, Absolutely. There are many options. He would need a workup - oral exam, radiographs, etc. Then, a plan for what remaining roots would need extraction (likely all remaining) and whether implant supported dentures or conventional dentures would...

Oral Surgery: maxillofacial surgery, jaw surgery, upper jaw
jaw surgery, upper jaw, melissa: Melissa - Your nose can possibly change shape with upper jaw surgery. The change depends on the type of surgery. Usually the change occurs when the upper jaw is moved upwards or back. What you need to do is to speak with the surgeon. As a surgeon the doctor...

Oral Surgery: multiple tooth extraction, tooth extraction, periodontal disease
tooth extraction, periodontal disease, dentist: Baydaa - I wish I could give you a simple explanation, but every case is different and the reasons are different. Some people have multiple extractions due to decay, others due to periodontal disease and in others, the dentist and the patient chose the extractions...

Oral Surgery: multiple tooth extraction, artificial teeth, minor trauma
artificial teeth, minor trauma, tooth extraction: Baydaa - The indications for multiple extractions are most due to teeth that cannot be restored with dental treatment. When the teeth are weakened via decay or the patient is unable to afford the expensive restoration necessary to sustain the teeth, the...

Oral Surgery: Numbness on lip after Mohs surgery, mucous cyst, mohs surgery
mucous cyst, mohs surgery, dissolvable stitches: Jill - Any surgery of the lower lip is always fraught with a potential for injury of the microscopic nerve fibers. These fibers are so small and yet, when injured, they can produce an annoying numbness. The numbness can resolve within a few weeks for some,...

Oral Surgery: new teeth at 37, milk tooth, baby tooth
milk tooth, baby tooth, dental exam: Hello Sarah, This is an interesting situation! It is hard for me to tell you exactly because I am not familiar with the specific situation (i.e. radiographs, clinical exam, etc.). If the tooth that is coming into place begins to interfere with the...

Oral Surgery: Oral surgery hands-on courses, tufts medical center, boston medical center
tufts medical center, boston medical center, craniofacial skeleton: Hey Sia, I actually don t have any continuing ed recommendations. Since I am still in training, I have limited CE exposure (and that which I have include fixation techniques for the craniofacial skeleton and the National AAOMS meeting - both of which...

Oral Surgery: Oral tumor, cystic lesion, benign growth
cystic lesion, benign growth, microscopic evaluation: Johanna - Of course, without seeing the area, it is little tough for me to be exact, but when a mass swells, is not very sore and there are no ulcers overlying the area, most likely you have either a cystic lesion or a low grade inflammation or infection....

Oral Surgery: oral extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cheek bones
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cheek bones, bad taste in my mouth: Regina - If a hole into the sinus was produced from the extractions and if the doctor did not totally seal off that opening, you could be developing sinus infection from leakage of bacteria ladened saliva. The medications are helpful, but will not correct...

Oral Surgery: oral maxal facial surgery, titanium plate, bottom teeth
titanium plate, bottom teeth, broken plates: Julia - Again, like I said previously, I have never seen a metal plate break. It is now more than 5 months since the surgery and I am a little bewildered why, if the broken plates were known, they were not already fixed. I don t believe a patient should...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, irrigation syringe, warm salt water
irrigation syringe, warm salt water, food debris: Sara - A tooth socket can take as long as 2-3 weeks to fully heal. If food or debris gets caught in the socket, the healing can take much longer to occur. The best way to get the food debris out is with warm salt water rinses. If the rinses alone do not...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery requiring b reaking the jaw bone, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, jaw bone: Lorrie - If the surgery is done by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, the pain after the majority of the pain should be gone within a few days. Sure there will be a little soreness during the healing, but not much. As far as treatments...

Oral Surgery: orthodontics & jaw surgery, jaw surgery, orthodontist
jaw surgery, orthodontist, retainers: I am not sure exactly what the changes have been and what procedures have been done. She may be posturing her jaw. In this case, she may benefit from retainers or inter-arch elastics. Her orthodontist should be able to address this. Over a week, it is...

Oral Surgery: orthognathic surgery, poor blood flow, tens machine
poor blood flow, tens machine, osteotomy: Vickie - Okay, let me see if I can give you appropriate answers. If you dentition is moving, that could indicate a non-union. If you have a solid union, it will not break down a year later. If it does breakdown, a TENS unit is the wrong approach. ...

Oral Surgery: Pain After 7 days, pain medicines, wisdom teeth
pain medicines, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Hello Sandra, At 7 days it is normal to have a little bit of swelling and minimal discomfort. This is especially true if your wisdom tooth was deeply covered in bone and required more surgery to get it out. As for waking during the procedure: The...

Oral Surgery: Pain /fever after re root treat, bone graft, bone damage
bone graft, bone damage, hipbone: Jan- It sounds like you are really not getting an answer. I know what I am going to say sounds simple, but get an opinion from different doctors. The doctor who will do the bone graft should be able to refer you to a doctor he has communication with and...

Oral Surgery: pain after wisdom teeth extraction during which the langual nerve was damaged, wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth removal procedure
wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth removal procedure, wisdom teeth removal: I don t know of any military surgeons. You may want to contact one of the academic medical centers - they often have multiple specialists who can help you or direct you to someone in their network. UCLA and UCSF both have great training programs in OMFS....

Oral Surgery: pain after wizdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth, simptoms
wisdom tooth, simptoms, keflex: It sounds like you have exposed bone in the area. It needs to be identified and closed. It is hard for me to tell if you are also having an infection (or what is going on for sure) since I haven t seen you. You need to go back to the surgeon and have...

Oral Surgery: painful wisdom teeth, maxillofacial surgery residency, oral and maxillofacial surgery
maxillofacial surgery residency, oral and maxillofacial surgery, wisdom teeth: Laura - I wish there was something I could suggest that would stop the pain, but ingrained infections of wisdom teeth involve the bone surrounding the teeth. That spreading to the bone makes an extraction the only course of treatment to arrest the problem....

Oral Surgery: post dental implant, bone fragment, dental implants
bone fragment, dental implants, eye tooth: Hello Tracy, Just to be clear: I understand that the purulent (pus) drainage that you are having is on the left by the single implant that was placed immediately after the extraction and that the other two implants (on the right) are fine. It is hard...

Oral Surgery: post extraction complications, bone graft, gum tissue
bone graft, gum tissue, jaw bone: This is a common concern for people after having teeth removed. Sometimes when a tooth is extracted, the adjacent tooth becomes exposed either from the incision used to remove the other tooth or through removal of the tooth and recession of the gum tissue...

Oral Surgery: post operative care, post operative care, warm salt water
post operative care, warm salt water, jaw surgery: Kate Your daughter needs to keep her mouth clean, but aggressive cleaning can potentially cause the incisions to break down. My suggestions to my patients are rinsing with warm salt water rinses 4-5 times a day for a few minutes each time. Gently brush the...

Oral Surgery: Question about joint replacement, bone spurs, facial nerve
bone spurs, facial nerve, scar tissue: Caren, I am not familiar with who provides TMJ care in Utah. It is difficult for me to give specific advice because I don t know you and your specific problem and I would need to know what TMJ surgeries you have had in the past. I would agree...

Oral Surgery: REAR MOLAR, upper molar, upper jaw
upper molar, upper jaw, lower jaw: Steve-depending on the tooth, extracting it may cause a problem with the tooth on the opposite arch that it bites against. If the tooth that is a problem is a lower tooth, the upper molar, which hits against it will probably erupt. With time, that upper...

Oral Surgery: Recovery after removal of OKC in lower jaw., liquid food, lower jaw
liquid food, lower jaw, dear doctor: Karl - Of course not being able to examine you or view an xray of the area, it is a little tough for me to tell you how long before you can resume normal activities. If the cyst was so large that the jaw is weak, premature excess forces applied might produce...

Oral Surgery: Scar tissue after oral surgery. Can it be removed?, scar formation, scar tissue
scar formation, scar tissue, odontoma: Hello Nina! The scar can be removed surgically. The problem is that with another surgical procedure, there is further risk of scar formation. Incisions can be placed, though, in such a way to minimize scar formation - and in some cases, use of steroids...

Oral Surgery: Simple bone cyst - risks vs benefits of biopsy, scaling and root planing, bone biopsy
scaling and root planing, bone biopsy, mandibular nerve: CK - First of all, let me tell you that the radiolucency you describe as scalloping under the roots, does not sound like it should be an infection. True infections are not really restricted in bone, even by teeth. With the teeth also not sensitive, that...

Oral Surgery: Sliding Genioplasty - post-op, overanalyze, minefield
overanalyze, minefield, psychologist: Gavin - It s a little funny that you ask me about what some people think vs others. My wife is a psychologist and is often confronted with similar altered perspectives. Some people think a woman s lips are fantastic, while others don t even notice the lips...

Oral Surgery: Stitches came out 2 days after wisdom teeth being pulled, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, sutures: Megan - Although it is not desired, the early loss of sutures does sometimes occur. If there is no bleeding and the soft tissue that was sutured is still lined up well and is not floppy, a new suture does not need to be placed. So as long as you keep...

Oral Surgery: Swollen Lower right cheek 6 mo. after implants, moist heat, implant surgery
moist heat, implant surgery, taking your time: Dan - It is a little difficult for me to say without examining it. If you could tell me if the swelling is soft or firm, that may help. Is the color the same as surrounding tissues? Do you feel a throbbing when you gently place your hand over it? Does...

Oral Surgery: Is salt water rinse a must after having a molar removed?, salt water mix, warm salt water
salt water mix, warm salt water, food particles: Katie, It is okay to gently rinse with warm salt water and brush the surrounding teeth. You are right in wanting to be careful. If you swish vigorously or brush directly over the socket, or even if you swish and then spit forcefully, you could dislodge...

Oral Surgery: smoker/dry sockets, salt water solution, dry sockets
salt water solution, dry sockets, alpha 1 antitrypsin: Tara, Dry sockets are exquisitely painful. They are best avoided because there is no great treatment for them - they just have to heal. Smoking breaks clots two ways. 1) the smoke has chemicals that block enzymes that keep other enzymes from breaking...

Oral Surgery: Does everything sound all right? Is the salt rinse necessary?, warm salt water, oral bacteria
warm salt water, oral bacteria, gum tissue: Katie-Of course without examining you, I can t be totally sure, but usually the white material around the the socket of an extracted tooth is dead cells from the surface of the gum tissue in the area and a collection of oral bacteria. This is very common...

Oral Surgery: splinters/jawbone, warm salt water, gum surgery
warm salt water, gum surgery, wisdom teeth: Mark - Of course not viewing the actual surgery, I cannot say how much tissue and bone destruction occurred during the extractions. If the bone and socket was not cleaned out after the surgery and the bone was not properly smoothed fragments can continued...

Oral Surgery: surgery, upper palate, permanent teeth
upper palate, permanent teeth, laforte: Hello, Ideally maxillary expansion is done before the Le Fort. Some will do a two-piece Le Fort (LFI) where the palate is expanded at the same time the upper jaw is advanced with the LFI. Others feel like this is less stable and prefer to perform the surgically...

Oral Surgery: Teeth, dentist, te echo de menos
dentist, te echo de menos, teeth: Hola mi amigo! Me preguntaba que el dentista esté cerca de es - si buscan mejor que yo, que debe ser muy atractivo! Te echo de menos, Diego. Espero que Colombia no es demasiado terrible. Lo siento, me perdí su llamada telefónica. Yo estaba en la sala de...

Oral Surgery: Teeth removal and dentures installed, bottom teeth, extraction problems
bottom teeth, extraction problems, immediate denture: David, it is quite normal for the denture to be inserted at the time of extractions, called an immediate denture. The key factor in reducing any chance of post extraction problems is having quality extractions along with a smoothing of bone. In addition,...

Oral Surgery: TMJ question, mandibular condyle, left tmj
mandibular condyle, left tmj, ligaments tendons: Nancy - If you have a greenstick fx, the doctor is correct that no treatment is necessary. As far as long term treatment, if there is a healing fx the healing of the joint should proceed on its own. If not, you might need a couple of simple non-surgical...

Oral Surgery: TMJ replacement, oral and maxillofacial surgery, apnea patients
oral and maxillofacial surgery, apnea patients, proper approach: Jul - I don t personally know of a quality surgeon in Ohio, although there are some very excellent residency programs there, which must have quality doctors associated. I do, however, know a very qualified surgeon in the state next to yours, Kentucky....

Oral Surgery: Tooth #14, root canal specialist, root canal treatment
root canal specialist, root canal treatment, natural teeth: Joe - If the canal is truly calcified, most dentists have a difficult time properly do a root canal on those roots. An endodontist,a root canal specialist, is more capable of doing a proper root canal treatment on those roots. So it can be done, but...

Oral Surgery: Tooth #3 extraction resulting in hole in sinus cavity, sinus cavity, thick mucus
sinus cavity, thick mucus, acute sinusitis: It will be hard to give you a very specific answer not having seen you, your CT scan or your surgery. Numbness and tingling are not common after this type of extraction. This is concerning and you should return to the oral surgeon who did the CT scan....

Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction, bridge partial denture, gum line
bridge partial denture, gum line, replacement tooth: Sue, this is probably due to the space where the tooth was; your tongue is no filling that space. The tongue is very sensitive to these changes; this will eventually desensitize. Or, if you get a replacement tooth (either by a bridge, partial denture or...

Oral Surgery: Tori Removal, warm salt water, scar tissue
warm salt water, scar tissue, thin tissue: Cathy - You don t say where the tori were, but from the breakdown you describe, it was most likely a lower jaw tori. Those tori very often have very thin soft tissue covering it. Due to the thin tissue, it is not unusual for that tissue to break down if...

Oral Surgery: Trismus after extraction?, fever chills, muscle spasm
fever chills, muscle spasm, wisdom tooth: Alex, Often during removal of impacted teeth, we have your mouth cranked up and your lower jaw pushed to the side while we work. This is not problematic in itself. But, can lead to muscle spasm - and difficulty opening your mouth. In addition to the...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, dry socket, eye tooth
dry socket, eye tooth, tooth extraction: Rona - It is too early for a dry socket to form. Most likely there was just trauma to the surrounding tissues producing the pain. If the medication you are using is not sufficient, contact the dentist and have him prescribe a stronger medication. So,...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction and bone graft, bone graft, return appointment
bone graft, return appointment, oral bacteria: Robin - First of all, rinsing with salt water is important to maintain cleanliness and help prevent an attachment of oral bacteria in the graft site. Just having the sutures loosen or lost should not prevent the deeper aspects of the bone graft to survive,...

Oral Surgery: tooth taken out, head ache, unrelenting pain
head ache, unrelenting pain, throbbing head: Hello Donna, Sometimes the clot can be dislodged (by smoking, forceful rinsing, spitting, sucking through a straw - anything that creates negative pressure in your mouth). This is called a dry socket and can be very painful because the dislodged clot...

Oral Surgery: torus, corrective jaw surgery, partial dentures
corrective jaw surgery, partial dentures, surgery for sleep apnea: It is hard for me to say how much your tori are contributing because I haven t seen them. These can sometimes be very large. But, I haven t seen too much literature regarding them causing or contributing to sleep apnea. When we do corrective jaw surgery...

Oral Surgery: unexplained tooth loss, warm salt water, loose teeth
warm salt water, loose teeth, brushing your teeth: Morgan - You should not be losing the teeth. There is something that you are doing or not doing that promotes the problem and your dentist may also be doing something inadequate. You don t say why the teeth need to be extracted. Is it pain, is it infection,...

Oral Surgery: Widsom teeth and jaw clicks, wisdom teeth, gum tissue
wisdom teeth, gum tissue, orthodontic appliances: As for having your wisdom teeth checked - if you leave them in - every two years unless there are suspicious findings on the x-ray, then sooner (or have them out at that time). The simple answer: 2 years. But, with braces and good dental care, you should...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, dry socket
wisdom teeth extraction, dry socket, steroids: Its hard for me to say without seeing you and fully understanding your case. If the denitst is not able to control your pain adequately, you should seek a second evaluation. If you are having increasing swelling, pain, fever, difficulty opening your...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery, wisdom teeth removal recovery, wisdom tooth extraction
wisdom teeth removal recovery, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth removal: Paul, It is hard to say exactly what is going on not having seen you at the time of the procedure. It is possible that a suture tore, or the surgical site has been disrupted. The pain you are having may in fact be muscular - depending on how much muscle...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water
wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water, tiny pieces: Dalton, It should heal. Gently rinse the area with warm salt water after meals to irrigate the food that is caught in there. Keep the adjacent teeth clean by brushing and flossing thoroughly. If you have facial swelling, fever, difficulty opening...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth, dry socket: Heather - You really don t have to worry at this point, 8 days since the surgery, about a dry socket. The blood clot is often lost even in those patients who do not rinse. The clot serves most of its purpose over the first few days, so at 8 days you needn...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth extraction and facial effect, wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction
wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, chin point: Hello Kenny, Wisdom tooth extraction will not alter the appearance of your face. There is a lot of bone surrounding all of your teeth and the characteristics of that bone are what give you face a basis for its appearance. Also, your facial soft tissue...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction complications?, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction complications
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction complications, tooth extraction complications: Alexandra - If the hole is very tiny and no continued trauma or irritation occurs, the hole may close on its own. If, however, there are situations that prevent self healing, surgery will be needed to close the opening. First of all, taking the prescribed...

Oral Surgery: weak muscle after wisdom extraction, extraction of wisdom teeth, oral surgeon
extraction of wisdom teeth, oral surgeon, muscle weakness: It is hard to say. Complications at 6 months aren t too common with extraction of wisdom teeth. There can be several things going on ... and without seeing x-rays or your husband, it is just too hard for me to really narrow it down. Infection is certainly...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth and sinuses, sinus cavity, dry sockets
sinus cavity, dry sockets, wisdom teeth: These are commonly encountered post-operative issues. You aren t alone! 1. Packing dry sockets: these packings (like what you had in the bottom extraction site) should be changed every 24-48 hours until the socket is no longer causing you pain and there...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth removed, warm salt water, food debris
warm salt water, food debris, wisdom tooth: Jessica - There are two possible causes for the soreness now. You might have had some trapped food debris in the healing socket that now has become inflamed. Another possibility is a small degenerating bone spicule from the surgery. Neither situation is...

Oral Surgery: Apicoectomy, partial denture, missing teeth
partial denture, missing teeth, metal wires: Alfredo - I think the best way to ensure that the apicoectomy is successful, it not to wear the partial denture until at least the sutures, that were placed during the surgery, are removed. So wait until you see the doctor who did the surgery and at that...

Oral Surgery: what age to front teeth no longer come down?, front teeth, gum line
front teeth, gum line, baby teeth: Susie - If the permanent upper front teeth have not begun to erupt, they have most likely lost their eruptive ability. Before the tooth begins to fuse with the bone, that happens if eruption does not take place in an orderly period of time, she needs to...

Oral Surgery: Bone Spur, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, bone spur: Carrie - The treatment for a true bone spur can take time. In the interim to reduce the extent of the symptoms, I suggest that you immediately begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses in the area of the spur for about 5 minutes 4-5 times a day. That will...

Oral Surgery: Bone spur on mandable, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone spur
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone spur, bone spurs: Bob - You don t say, but did these spurs begin after extractions? If so, then the doctor who removed the teeth did not properly clean the sockets after the extractions. If no extractions were done, then I really don t know what is going on. Bone spurs without...

Oral Surgery: Bone or Tooth Fragments, tooth fragment, tooth fragments
tooth fragment, tooth fragments, bone fragment: Wesley - The bone or tooth fragment could be either. When the wisdom teeth were removed 20 years ago, the doctor may have left the roots or other pieces of the tooth. It could be bone if you have an inflammation due to a periodontal defect or other pathway...

Oral Surgery: Brushing After Gum Graft, gum graft, gum tissue
gum graft, gum tissue, soft toothbrush: Hello Crystal, At this point, the gum tissue from the graft is as healed as it will become. Therefore, brush normally. I say that with a caveat though: Most people brush normally incorrectly. They scrub the gum tissue which leads to recession...

Oral Surgery: bone fills and dentures, bone graft, graft surgery
bone graft, graft surgery, dentures: Great question! It largely depend on the size and type of the bone graft. So, it is hard for me to specifically answer your question - you may want to ask the doctor who placed your graft. Generally, after the soft tissue in your mouth (gums, mucosa)...

Oral Surgery: bone graft, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, scar tissue: Don - A skilled surgeon should not make the additional incisions in the exact same location. Using one spot and only one spot can create a problem with inflexibility of the tissue, but shifting around will provide quality access to the surgical area without...

Oral Surgery: bone graft- success rate, graft material, bone grafts
graft material, bone grafts, bone graft: Hello Don, A lot of this depends on the graft material, how stable the graft was, how well it heals (i.e. the soft tissue over the graft keeping it sterile and stable), and how stable the implant is immediately after placement. If you are having your...

Oral Surgery: bone grafts and implants, bone grafts, bone graft
bone grafts, bone graft, implant insertion: B - It really is not the approach that is the important decision, but the doctor who is to perform it. Many dentists are just trained on weekend courses for implant insertion and do not have expertise in evaluating or placing the implant. That is the first...

Oral Surgery: bone grafts and shifting teeth, bone grafts, bone graft
bone grafts, bone graft, implant placement: D - The importance of the retainer is maintaining the space between the two teeth where the implant will be. It should not matter that the dentist remove material from the underside of the retained to allow the implant placement and not put pressure on the...

Oral Surgery: bone loss, bone grafts, periodontal problems
bone grafts, periodontal problems, front teeth: Dave - You are unfortunately in an implant oriented time. Periodontist, who always pushed to save teeth with bone loss, now push to have the teeth removed and insert implants to replace them (obviously more money for them). Oral and maxillofacial surgeons...

Oral Surgery: bone loss, ligament tissue, bone grafts
ligament tissue, bone grafts, bone replacement: Hello Dave! We oral surgeons are glad to graft bone. There are some differences in attitudes toward bone grafting between surgeons and periodontists (even between periodontists). The tissues supporting the teeth is complex. There is a combination...

Oral Surgery: Chin shape changed after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, facial shape: Kumar - Of course, without being there to see the procedure and how you are today, it is a little difficult for me to tell you what is happening. From your description of a difficulty opening and the change in your facial appearance, there are two possible...

Oral Surgery: chose extraction for failed root canal, root canal specialist, upper molar
root canal specialist, upper molar, endodontist: Ellen - If the problem was as the dentist stated, fracture or abscess, then removal of the tooth might have been a simple and effective cure. If you are having other teeth with similar problems, I suggest, rather that having your dentist just remove the...

Oral Surgery: Dry mouth stick lips, evoxac, sjogrens
evoxac, sjogrens, dry mouth: Tim - Klonopin can produce a dry mouth. I don t know why you are taking it, but the anxiety that some people take the medication for can actually, by itself produce a dry mouth. If you smoke cigarettes that can also produce a dry mouth. So I m not sure...

Oral Surgery: deadly white gums, white gums, warm salt water
white gums, warm salt water, pinkish color: M-J - Very white gums after a week is not really normal. I am sure that the surgeon cut the gums and resutured them, but a return to a pinkish color should have returned by now. My suggestion is for you to contact the surgeon and tell him what is going...

Oral Surgery: dentist, warm compresses, warm salt water
warm compresses, warm salt water, face swelling: Racheal - To best reduce the swelling, stop immediately the warm moist compresses to the outside of your face. Swelling tends to be drawn to heat. To reduce the swelling heat is not a bad choice, but you should be rinsing with warm salt water for about...

Oral Surgery: exposed bone in lower jaw, warm salt water, root canal treatment
warm salt water, root canal treatment, wisdom teeth: Douglas - Seeing the surgeon is still a good idea. The cause of the formation of the bone spur is important and the surgeon is the best one to come up with the reason for it. So keep your appointment with the surgeon to make sure nothing is still brewing...

Oral Surgery: Foul Taste, metallic taste in my mouth, fever chills
metallic taste in my mouth, fever chills, oral fungal infection: Its hard for me to say if you have an infection or not. You likely have a dry socket. You just have to give this time to heal. Rinse gently - you don t want to further disrupt the healing extraction sites. They should be well on their way healing 2 weeks...

Oral Surgery: exposed bone in lower jaw, jaw bone, lower jaw
Oral Surgery: exposed bone in lower jaw, jaw bone, lower jaw, rough edges

Oral Surgery: scar tissue, doctor joel, scar tissue
Oral Surgery: scar tissue, doctor joel, scar tissue, mucocele

Oral Surgery: graft, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, incision: Greg - The doctor who did the graft should have extended the tissue via a releasing incision. It sounds like the dentist just does not have a knowledge of surgery. The area can definitely be covered over, but only a knowledgeable surgeon can do it. So...

Oral Surgery: gum pockets, gum pockets, scaling and root planing
gum pockets, scaling and root planing, gum pocket: Jeff, 7 mm pockets are deep. Scaling and root planing is a process where the dentist scrapes plaque and tartar off of the surface of the tooth using a variety of instruments that can reach (floss, tooth brushes can t reach). This is usually done under...

Oral Surgery: Hematoma after wisdom tooth removal, wisdom tooth removal, warm salt water
wisdom tooth removal, warm salt water, hematoma: Vicki - As long as the hematoma does not continue to be infected, there is no reason to surgically remove it. Instead a much better overall course would be to begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses in the area for about 5 minutes 4-5 times a day. I don...

Oral Surgery: help! please.. i am terrified!, tonic clonic seizures, jaw muscles
tonic clonic seizures, jaw muscles, oxygen level: April - Those symptoms of ear popping and pain going down your neck are indicative of a TMJ type of problem where your jaw muscles are in spasm. These muscle spasms can produce tremendous symptoms of a difficulty opening and closing your mouth, headaches...

Oral Surgery: Impacted Wisdom Tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, skilled surgeon: Jean - With age, the blood flow to your bones decreases and the density of your bone has increased with age. As such, postextraction discomfort can be additional, due to the slower healing from a lower blood flow. Saying that, if the doctor performing the...

Oral Surgery: implant question, sinus cavity, sinus congestion
sinus cavity, sinus congestion, molar extraction: Amy - Just the proximity of the implant to the sinus can produce the symptoms that you describe. It is just a matter of the closeness that is causing the symptoms. So you may have that altered sensation for a while, but eventually that should go away. ...

Oral Surgery: implant tops/tissue -, gum tissue, scar tissue
gum tissue, scar tissue, implant surgery: My apologies for the delayed response. I m not sure I fully understand your question. The second stage of the implant surgery is neccesary to move the gum tissue out of the way of the implant and mold the gum tissue around the top of the implant. A healing...

Oral Surgery: implants, jawbone ridge, sinus cavity
jawbone ridge, sinus cavity, mandibular nerve: Patty - You are quite smart to realize that an implant just placed into a socket, even if a graft is inserted, is often not good. One of the most important factors in attaining implant success is to place the end of the implant in bone, and just not laid...

Oral Surgery: implants, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, missing teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, missing teeth, front teeth: B - The ability to use a bridge to replace the four missing teeth and only utilize two implants depends on the distance spread between the two implants and the forces placed on the implants during jaw function. You need to get a proper evaluation. Many doctors...

Oral Surgery: implants, bone graft, gum treatment
bone graft, gum treatment, implant placement: Pam, Your thinking is accurate in each regard. A goal of periodontal therapy (gum treatment) is to reduce inflammation and preserve bone. If your tooth requires a crown ( cap ), there needs to be at least 3 mm between the margin of that crown and the...

Oral Surgery: implants and bone, bone graft, taking the risk
bone graft, taking the risk, bone grafting: It depends on how tall the ridge is. If there is enough space to support an implant without impinging on the nerve, you certainly could place an implant now and bone graft just the top of the implant. This happens frequently. The case where you would...

Oral Surgery: internal oral scar tissue, internal scar tissue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
internal scar tissue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, scar revision: Hello! It can be painful if there is some nerve tissue in the scar. This can be removed if it is bothering you. At this point, there is not much you can do besides scar revision - if the scars are bothering you. Usually ENT surgeons don t do that...

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery, lower jaw surgery, wearing braces
lower jaw surgery, wearing braces, jaw joints: Linda - You son needs to be examined by the surgeon. Speaking with the receptionist is like going to the bank and making a deposit with the janitor. Make an appointment and have your son directly examined. No matter what she told you, the noise is not...

Oral Surgery: local anethesia when your pregnant, local anesthetics, local anethesia
local anesthetics, local anethesia, toothaches: The most commonly used anesthetic is lidocaine which is used with epinephrine to help it last longer. Both are safe for use during pregnancy. If you are concerned, talk to your dentist about it! You are right to worry about your baby because there are plenty...

Oral Surgery: Maxillofacial surgery, vegas nevada, chicago illinois
vegas nevada, chicago illinois, melissa: Melissa - The fee for orthognathic surgery varies within cities. As such finding a surgeon who has a lower fee is not really contingent on his location. The most important factor is to find a surgeon with a good reputation for the surgery. That is much...

Oral Surgery: minor case of dry socket/smoking, warm salt water, bad taste in my mouth
warm salt water, bad taste in my mouth, wisdom tooth: Travis - You are not going to get infected directly from the smoking, but it can affect the quality of bone. Your dentist should have told you that you should not smoke for a minimum of 14 days after the extraction to allow good bone formation. So I...

Oral Surgery: Nerve pain before and after tooth extraction, congestive heart failure, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
congestive heart failure, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Alan - I wish I could tell you what is going on, but your father needs a direct exam. It is possible that the tooth removed was not actually causing the pain. It is possible that he is having spasms of the jaw muscles. You really need to talk your father...

Oral Surgery: Numbness after BSSO, bsso, bony changes
bsso, bony changes, nerve damage: Jackie - I am a very conservative surgeon and do not like my patients after a sagittal split osteotomy opening and closing their mouths until at least 4 weeks after surgery. Too soon often causes bony changes due to muscular forces. Because of this, I would...

Oral Surgery: Oral and Maxillo-facial surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, maxillo facial surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, maxillo facial surgery, bike accident: Kathryn - It is imperative that you have him examined as soon as possible by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who works with the prison. There are definitely surgeons who work with the prison staff. This needs to be taken care of as soon as possible before...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery ( 32 teeth extracted ), anesthetic injections, warm salt water
anesthetic injections, warm salt water, local anesthetic: Alicia - There really should be no problems at all. When you see your dentist on 12/12, a reline of the denture should be easily done and the denture should be totally comfortable to wear. You may need another adjustment down the line as the area heals....

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery during Pregnancy, wisdom teeth, weeks of pregnancy
wisdom teeth, weeks of pregnancy, local anesthesia: Ann - If you have only found out that you are pregnant for two weeks now, it means that you are in the first trimester. That stage of pregnancy is when the child is most susceptible to stress. In surgery, unless the patient who is pregnant in the first trimester,...

Oral Surgery: Oral sugery help desperately needed, corrective jaw surgery, surgical residency program
corrective jaw surgery, surgical residency program, jaw problems: Christiana - You are actually quite fortunate to be living in a state where one of the best oral and maxillofacial surgical residency programs are. A residency is a hospital based program where doctors are trained to become oral and maxillofacial surgeons....

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic surgery problems, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nerve injury
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nerve injury, trigeminal nerve: Sherry - It is a little tough for me to tell you what is going on exactly from your description, but the weird sensations and lack of temperature feel in your chin indicates that there was some injury to at least a branch of the trigeminal nerve. The problems...

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic surgery problems, inferior alveolar nerve, pins and needles
inferior alveolar nerve, pins and needles, jaw bones: Sherry, As for the gagging and difficulty swallowing, talking funny: These aren t common side effects the surgery. However, depending on the types of movements and the magnitude of the movements of your jaw bones, the muscles that you use to chew and...

Oral Surgery: Orthonagthic Surgery, truman medical center, monetary contribution
truman medical center, monetary contribution, underbite: Karen - First of all, there is another approach to your insurance company. That approach is to have your daughter s physician help. That doctor can come up with medical reasons, such as respiratory or digestive problems, which could be helped to correct...

Oral Surgery: old age/implants/bone loss, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial, periodontal problems: Patty - Once the implant has healed, you, as the patient, need to treat the implant like a tooth. That means you will need to perform skillful brushing and flossing of the implant. If not, you will develop periodontal problems, which can jeopardize the implant....

Oral Surgery: oral myiasis, alveolar hydatid disease, ohio state university college of dentistry
alveolar hydatid disease, ohio state university college of dentistry, differential diagnosis: Sal - I know of no oral medicine doctors in your area. My suggestion is to contact: Case School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland or Ohio State University College of Dentistry in Columbus. I wish you well and hope you can find a doctor to help you...

Oral Surgery: oral myiasis, fly larvae, pathologic condition
fly larvae, pathologic condition, myiasis: Sal - Oral myiasis is a rare pathologic condition. There are fly larvae imbedded in the tissue of the individual with this condition. One by one these larvae are removed in a painful surgical approach. In addition, Ivermectin, an antibiotic, has been successfully...

Oral Surgery: Pain after oral surgery, oral surgeon, denture
oral surgeon, denture, oral surgery: Angela - It sounds like the surgeon was just lazy. There was no reason right after the surgery that he did not go in and do a minor surgical adjustment of the bone. Now, 8 months later, the bone can also be adjusted. You do not need to be in pain. Either...

Oral Surgery: Pain years after an extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth, excruciating pain: Amy - To say that parts of a tooth or particles of bone from the extraction are still present 10 years after an extraction is common, is totally wrong. If the surgery was done by a general dentist, then who knows what happened. If a surgeon did the extractions,...

Oral Surgery: Perio Treatment, periodontal disease treatment, gum recession
periodontal disease treatment, gum recession, gum tissue: Hello Lynn, Great question. The truth is, I don t know much about Perio Protect . It seems pretty new and when I literature search not too much comes up. So, I don t think there have been too many independent trials to test the efficacy of the treatment....

Oral Surgery: Post wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom tooth surgery
wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom tooth surgery, jaw muscle: Hello Alice, A common side effect of wisdom tooth surgery is dry socket. This occurs when the clot that is in the bone where the tooth used to be becomes dislodged or breaks down. It can cause pain, bad taste and smell. Treatment is to go back to the...

Oral Surgery: Prevention, minor trauma, jaw growth
minor trauma, jaw growth, face mask: Sadaf - There are many qualities of parents that pass down to their children via genetics. Your small upper jaw could definitely be one of the characteristics and yet the deviation you had is more likely due to a minor trauma that occurred to the jaw growth...

Oral Surgery: pain, chronic sinusitus, reactine
chronic sinusitus, reactine, flonase: Ron - You need to give me a little more information before I can tell you what I think might be going on and what can be done to help you. Please tell me, more specifically, the exact pathways of the shocks. Tell me if the shocks burn, tingle or even itch....

Oral Surgery: pain after dental implants, dental implant treatment, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
dental implant treatment, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Dharam - Unfortunately, your mother is the victim of a general dentist who attempted a surgical procedure that should have been performed by a surgeon. It is a little difficult to say what is exactly going on, but she may have a bone infection going on. ...

Oral Surgery: pain after extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, lateral incisor
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, lateral incisor, anti inflammatory drugs: Holly- if they cannot find the cause of the residual pain, they cannot predict how long it will last. Usually, when pain lasts without an obvious cause. As crazy as it sounds, your kind of problem is usually addressed by ding surgery in the area to create...

Oral Surgery: pain almost one month after extaction, clove oil, jaw muscles
clove oil, jaw muscles, nerve damage: Krista - Of course without examining you it is a little difficult to be sure, but you may have a dry socket, but you it sounds like you also are getting spasms of the jaw muscles. The jaw muscles can produce pain going to the neck and back. If you do have...

Oral Surgery: pain and swelling in Jaw, warm salt water, jaw muscles
warm salt water, jaw muscles, wisdom teeth: Dawn - Swelling can occur from muscle spasms, but the swelling would be over the cheek bone or bottom of the back of the jaw. The fact that there has been some response to the penicillin may indicate that an infection might be the cause. Getting an xray...

Oral Surgery: question, bone graft, little bit
bone graft, little bit, teeth: It depends on the type and amount of bone graft. What are your specific circumstances? Will the bone graft be with an implant or around teeth? Do you have no teeth or are you missing one or two? If you write back and let me know a little bit more about...

Oral Surgery: Right Temple, temple region, jaw muscles
temple region, jaw muscles, back tooth: Leif - Pain in the temple region is not uncommon for a hurting back tooth to inflame one of the jaw muscles that actually attaches into the temple region. So radiation of pain to the temple from a back tooth is not uncommon. If you have more questions,...

Oral Surgery: re: jaw surgery and facial reconstruction, palate expanders, chin implants
palate expanders, chin implants, facial reconstruction: Annette - Not examining your daughter, it is a little tough for me to tell you if your daughter needs the implants placed now or later. In general, I think doing the implants once the bony surgeries have healed. I say that, because although we as surgeons...

Oral Surgery: retainer/implants, space maintainer, fake teeth
space maintainer, fake teeth, retainer: Patty - It really does not matter what the space maintainer looks like, as long as it fills the space and prevents drifting of teeth. Fake teeth used as spaces are mostly done when those spaces need to be maintained in areas where people around the patient...

Oral Surgery: root canal as a result of trauma?, nerve inflammation, root canal treatment
nerve inflammation, root canal treatment, periodontal ligament: Devin - Of course without examining the area it is a little difficult for me to be totally sure, but your symptoms sound like either a nerve inflammation within the tooth or the periodontal ligament that holds the tooth to the bone has become inflamed from...

Oral Surgery: root canal vs extraction, molar teeth, fever chills
molar teeth, fever chills, gum surgery: Marcia, Either way, you should get treatment A.S.A.P. When these infections spread from the abscess around the tooth into your face or neck, they can become serious - even life-threatening quickly. I m not trying to scare you, but these aren t something...

Oral Surgery: Sans implants, what are my options., ear wax buildup, ear nose throat
ear wax buildup, ear nose throat, muscular degeneration: The stuffiness and ear wax in your ears is probably not related to the loss of your teeth. However, the headache around your temple may be related to you bite and destabilization of the bite due to the loss of your teeth. An option outside of implants would...

Oral Surgery: Severed Mandubular Nerve, mandibular nerve, pain sensation
mandibular nerve, pain sensation, bone fragment: Kristi - It sounds like your nerve is already on the road to healing. To have those sensations, you describe, only a few short weeks after the nerve was severed is a good sign. Will the nerve completely heal? I wish I could tell you, but even though you...

Oral Surgery: Sinus Communication (follow up), oral and maxillofacial surgeons, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, warm salt water, oral and maxillofacial: Kyle - If the opening into the sinus is extremely small, there is a small chance of self-closure. If, however, the opening is more than extremely small, the chances of self closure are almost impossible. The surgeon should be more aggressive now to prevent...

Oral Surgery: Sinus Communication, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral bacteria
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral bacteria, gummy substance: Kyle - What you are describing is an oral antral communication. The main problem with this opening into the sinus from the tooth socket, is that it allows oral bacteria contained in saliva to gain entrance into the sinus and produce inflammation and infections....

Oral Surgery: scar tissue, fibrous scar tissue, initial incision
fibrous scar tissue, initial incision, soft tissue problems: Donald - First of all, the cap top is not the final implant ready for usage. The cap is removed after, hopefully waiting six full months to allow complete healing, and a screw in post is placed for the crown to be fabricated on. The important relationship...

Oral Surgery: scar tissue, internal scar tissue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
internal scar tissue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, scar revision: Moeed - There is a potential cure, but I think I need a little more information to make sure I fully understand what is going on. I think you say that there is an internal scar bump you can feel. I am not sure about the outside scar. Is that scar on the...

Oral Surgery: scar tissue in mouth, internal scar tissue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
internal scar tissue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, scar revision: Moeed - If it were just a few weeks to a couple of months since the injury, a simple massage of the healing area would help to break down the internal scarring that is producing the problem. Now that it is 2 years since the injury, the hard firm nature of...

Oral Surgery: severe swelling after wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water
wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water, hydocodone: Faylinda - Other than fabrication of a bite guard appliance to prevent the teeth from biting down on themselves, there is no was to prevent him from inadvertently from biting himself. You son s dentist should fabricate a biteguard. The is probably the best...

Oral Surgery: side effects, warm salt water, oral surgery
warm salt water, oral surgery, bruise: Tamara - Not seeing the mark makes it a little tough for me to know exactly what it is, but it is most likely a bruise. My suggestion is for you to start warm salt water rinses, focusing it in the area of the dark mark. In addition, a warm moist compress...

Oral Surgery: sinus communication, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, blow your nose: Nori - You are doing everything correctly. You should use warm salt water to rinse your mouth to reduce inflammation, but do not squirt any water to the extraction site. If you sneeze, do it with your mouth open. Continue with not blowing your nose. If...

Oral Surgery: surgery, gum tissue, bone plates
gum tissue, bone plates, jaw surgery: Sali - I am so sorry to hear about your problems with the screws and bone plates put in during surgery. Not many patients have that problem, but some do. The actual removal is quite simple with a small incision of the gum tissue over the screw or bone plate...

Oral Surgery: teeth shifting and breakage after tori removal, warm salt water, front teeth
warm salt water, front teeth, miniscule: Marcia - The bone where the tori exist is not actually part of the same bone that supports teeth. As such, the removal of tori should have no effect on the position of teeth. If your bite feels off, it may be due to swelling that has not resolved. A good...

Oral Surgery: tissue regeneration, tissue regeneration, bone regeneration
tissue regeneration, bone regeneration, bone grafting: D - If you are talking about bone regeneration as being the tissue regeneration, that is a much longer period of healing, but is more sound than the grafting material. If you are talking about something else like soft tissue regeneration, get back to me....

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, canine tooth, tea bag
canine tooth, tea bag, excess moisture: Celeste - To stop the bleeding, take a regular tea bag, moisten it with warm water and squeeze out the excess moisture. Place the tea bag over the surgical site with a little pressure. Keep it is place for a minimum of 10 minutes. This should stop the...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction..........??, safe during pregnancy, local anesthesia
safe during pregnancy, local anesthesia, elective procedures: Marilu, I m sorry to hear that you are in this seemingly scary situation. In actuality, it doesn t have to be too scary. Some dentists just aren t used to taking care of pregnant patients and they are a little over-cautious. Teeth can certainly be safely...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction/no blood clot, alveolar osteitis, warm salt water
alveolar osteitis, warm salt water, dry socket: Hello Irene, By definition, a dry socket is a socket in which there is no blood clot. The bone that is exposed from the loss of the clot becomes inflammed which causes the pain associated with Dry Socket . The clinical term is acute alveolar osteitis...

Oral Surgery: top lip frenulum torn away, vestigial organ, front teeth
vestigial organ, front teeth, frenum: Dianne - The frenum, in general, is not a needed part of our anatomy. It is a vestigial organ and as so, many kids have them removed if they fall in between the upper front teeth and prevent the teeth coming together. If the healed area is irregular, then...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water
removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water, pain thanks: Caroline - Both questions have variable answers. The healing time from the removal of wisdom teeth can vary greatly. The difficulty of the extraction, your medical history and following a postoperative regimen can all affect the length of time until the...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth, wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth extractions
wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth extractions, inferior alveolar nerve: Danielle, Great questions. As for the surgeon in your town: if you have heard multiple things from different people, take it as a sign. Jaw fracture (broken jaw) is a rare complication of wisdom tooth removal; but it can and sometimes does happen....

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, profound level
wisdom teeth extraction, profound level, deep sleep: Cynthia - Over the past 30 years of practice, there have been a number of different medications utilized for anesthesia. Each of them worked well, but each of them had their own potential problems. Propofol, although it can produce a profound level of anesthesia...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, oral surgeon: Michelle - It is really not a big deal. You can just keep rinsing your mouth with warm salt water and the clot should slowly dissipate. Sometimes rinsing with a dilute peroxide solution also helps, but hold off on that. Just keep up the rinsing and the...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Sinus Communication, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, bone graft: Kevin - I am sorry that you could not understand the reaffirmation of my original answer with the second one. As I said on 12/18/08, you immediately needed to stop the smoking and follow your surgeon s advice. I am sure that you have not followed up with...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth and Apectomy, wisdom tooth removal, removal of wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth removal, removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Afton - An apicoectomy is not usually performed at the time of the removal of wisdom teeth. The tooth with the apicoectomy is not the wisdom tooth, but most likely the tooth next to it. It is not normal unless the doctor damaged the tooth next to the wisdom...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Dry Socket/Infection, hospital emergency room, wisdom teeth
hospital emergency room, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Julia, you may have a dry socket or an infection or both. Both need to be managed by a doctor. You should call the doctors office or even your primary care doctor to be seen. These infections can become serious and the fact you have a sore throat makes...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth aftermath, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, white gum: Iris - Dissolvable sutures actually attract the moisture in the mouth and open and fall out sooner that a suture that needs to be removed. In general, it is not dangerous and it will heal just fine, as long as you keep the area clean with warm salt water...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth fragments: Adam - It sounds like your dentist is stumped and cannot come up with an answer. He needs to refer you to a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon for an evaluation. There could be bone chip, tooth fragments or a number of other factors involved....

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, medicane
wisdom teeth extraction, medicane, guaze: Elizabeth, Certainly by now I hope you were able to get the bleeding to stop! :) Generally from things like this, all it takes is some firm pressure. He should fold a piece of guaze into a tight square and then place it directly over the extraction...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth implants, lower jaw surgery, wisdom teeth removal
lower jaw surgery, wisdom teeth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Implants are not used to restore third molars. There is usually not enough space in the back of your jaw to support implants in the third molar area. You would risk nerve and blood vessel injury (specifically the inferior alveolar and lingual nerves - to...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth issue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: H - A hole into the sinus is not uncommon after the removal of upper wisdom teeth, but one of the best diagnostic tools to determine if that is actually there is to simple rinse your mouth with a little warm salt water. If the water then comes out your nose,...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth and strange tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dental xray
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dental xray, bicuspid tooth: Rob - The fluid sac around the upper wisdom tooth is not necessarily abnormal. There is a fluid sac around all unerupted teeth. When the tooth erupts the fluid leaks out and the tooth erupts. If, however, there is an obstruction to eruption, poor position...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth swelling and bruising, wisdom teeth, first 48 hours
wisdom teeth, first 48 hours, public presentation: By nine days, most patients do not have much swelling/bruising. In patients without bleeding disorders or medications that thin the blood, bruising really isn t that common (but possible). Swelling usually increases for the first 48 hours and then begins...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, sinus membrane
wisdom tooth extraction, sinus membrane, warm salt water: Nick - It sounds like you have a condition called an oral antral fistula. This is an opening between the mouth and the sinus. This problem probably occurred from the depth of the upper wisdom tooth socket. The roots of upper molars often perforate the...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, tooth extractions
wisdom tooth extraction, tooth extractions, gum line: Myles - I cannot tell you what the white streak is. It is a possible location of the suture stretching the tissue. As far as the reason for pathology exam, there is often inflamed tissue or small benign growths associated with tooth extractions. In such...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth removal/bone graft, wisdom tooth removal, bone graft
wisdom tooth removal, bone graft, warm salt water: Jason - It is not unusual for the jaw muscles to go into spasm after a wisdom tooth is removed. You don t say why the tooth was removed. If the tooth was removed due to an infection, placement of a bone graft at the same time is totally wrong and will encourage...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, pain pills
wisdom teeth, pain pills, mouth rinse: Catherine - Of course without examining you I cannot be totally sure, but it sounds like you might be suffering from a dry socket. This is a condition where the blood clot that forms in the socket breaks down due to inflammation and leaves the walls of bone...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, inferior alveolar nerve, widom teeth
inferior alveolar nerve, widom teeth, jaw fracture: Hello Amy, The complication rates can vary with the level of difficulty of the extraction and this depends predominantly on your anatomy. Generally speaking, though, the risks are infection, dry socket, nerve damage (lower jaw mostly), damage to adjacent...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, dry sockets, warm salt water
dry sockets, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Hello Amy, Are you having swelling, redness, fever, difficulty opening your mouth? If so, it may be an infection that the antibiotic didn t effectively treat. It could be from the swelling due to the procedure. When tissue is traumatized, it swells....

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, jaw muscles: Amy - You are actually very fortunate. Very often after wisdom teeth are removed, the jaw muscles go into spasm and affect jaw function. Very little, as you say, is probably just relative to what it is before the surgery. A good way to further promote healing...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth extraction problems, wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction problems
wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction problems, grinding my teeth: Brandy - More so, than seeing an attorney, it is imperative for your overall health, if there is in fact an oral antral fistula, that it be closed. After 3 months, you most likely have a sinus infection. The correct approach to allow proper healing is...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth and dull eye pain, temporal arteritis, wisdom teeth
temporal arteritis, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Usually lower wisdom teeth do not produce infections that can track up around the nerves and muscles of your eye. Sometimes, upper wisdom teeth can. New vision changes can mean a lot of things - tumors, vascular problems, etc. As such, you should take...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth extraction, oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth extraction
oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth: Nika The answer to your question is no different that should a hernia be operated on by a family care doctor or a surgeon. The oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a surgeon who is trained in the removal of wisdom teeth, along with other surgeries. So if you...

Oral Surgery: wisdoms, fever chills, high fever
fever chills, high fever, foul taste: Vanessa, Depending on the type of sutures they used, it can take 7-10 days for them to fully dissolve. You don t have to pull at them or try to remove them yourself. By this point, your swelling should be mostly resolved. If you are having increasing...

Oral Surgery: 5 week check-up with OS, nerve inflammation, bony fragments
nerve inflammation, bony fragments, muscle spasm: Steve - Of course without directly examining the CT scan it is a little difficult to discern exactly what the report says. I will, however, say that it appears that you underwent quite a traumatic experience. The multiple sites of irregularity and the irregular...

Oral Surgery: Advances in Tori removal?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, facial appearance
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, facial appearance, minimal force: Jim - The chiseling approach is a rather old technique. In todays treatment, a small groove is cut around one side of the torus. Once cut the torus can easily be removed with minimal force. To smooth the area, a diamond surfaced bur can smooth the remaining...

Oral Surgery: Aesthetics and Maxillofacial Surgery, holistic knowledge, cosmetic result
holistic knowledge, cosmetic result, cosmetic results: Robin - As in every profession, there are those who look at goals one way, others who chose a different goal while there are occasionally those who look at the total picture. Finding the surgeon who looks at more than just the ideal alignment of the jaws...

Oral Surgery: Bone Spicule after Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth: Marleen - I am sorry to say that many surgeons are reluctant to smooth these areas out due to the proximity of the nerve. There is nothing you can do to speed the resolution, but if it bothers you that much, the surgeon will need to smooth it out. I know...

Oral Surgery: Bone Spurs Post Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets
wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets, wisdom teeth: Sam - The chances of any bone spurs coming out on its own is small. Salt water rinses 5-6 times a day for 5 minutes or so can speed it up, but after two weeks pr so and no change, there is not a lot of chance that the spurs will just fall out. With time...

Oral Surgery: cladwell luc surgery, caldwell luc procedure, nerve specialist
caldwell luc procedure, nerve specialist, skilled doctor: Joan - I wish I could give you a solution, but if the nerves that communicate with the sinus are injured due to a traumatic and aggressive approach by a non-skilled doctor there really is not an option. There is no technique I know of to restore those nerves...

Oral Surgery: DENTAL BONE SPURS, bone spurs, bone fragments
bone spurs, bone fragments, dental bone: Maria - Your dentist definitely should have noticed the problem and should not have proceeded with the denture until the bone irregularity was corrected. The surgeon should also have noticed the problem when the sutures were removed after the surgery...

Oral Surgery: Dental bone graft materials, dental bone graft, graft materials
dental bone graft, graft materials, artificial materials: Elizabeth - You feel about cadaver bone like many people. Because you are just talking about replacing the socket of one tooth with a graft, there are definitely alternatives to cadaver bone. Yes bone can be removed from elsewhere in your mouth and put...

Oral Surgery: Dentistry field, interaction with people, best choice
interaction with people, best choice, professions: Derek - Honestly, it does not matter whether you are a physician or a dentist. Both professions can have the same type of practice with limited interaction with people other than patients or both professionals can be community and professionally involved....

Oral Surgery: dentist findings, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gray circle
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gray circle, dark mass: Vicki - I cannot be totally sure what it there, but I too, like you, feel it should be addressed sooner than March. If that surgeon can t help you until then, find a different board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in your area. What you have...

Oral Surgery: deviated jaw, jaw joints, wisdom teeth
jaw joints, wisdom teeth, sudden headache: Brenda - If, in fact, you do have condylar hyperplasia, the treatment suggested can leave you a jaw cripple. You do not want excess pressure applied to a hyperplastic condyle via an orthodontic attempt to alter your bite to correct the hyperplasia or with...

Oral Surgery: dry socket, warm salt water, tooth socket
warm salt water, tooth socket, dry socket: Wanda - Don t worry, bleeding after surgery is does not always occur. A dry socket is not actually due to a decreased bleeding, but from an inflammation of the bone within the tooth socket. The symptoms of increasing pain, bad odor and a bad taste would...

Oral Surgery: dry socket and a random pain, dry sockets, wisdom teeth
dry sockets, wisdom teeth, upper tooth: Katie - The lower wisdom teeth are not the only ones to get dry sockets. The upper wisdom teeth, though not as often, can also get dry sockets. You need to get back to the dentist and have your total area evaluated. It could be an infection on top. It...

Oral Surgery: exposed bone after extraction, mandibular tori, pinkie finger
mandibular tori, pinkie finger, upper denture: Steve - First of all, a tori is not a ragged, irregular, sharp ridge. It is a smooth projection from the jaw. As such the pointy sharp area may not be a tori but actually a ragged portion of the extracted tooth socket. If the area is ragged and sharp,...

Oral Surgery: extraction infection, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, extraction area: Tracy - It is a little premature to do anything unless the pain is increasing. At 4 days, the pain should be decreasing. The most important thing you can do, in addition to the antibiotic, is to begin warm salt water rinses for 5 minutes 4-5 times a day....

Oral Surgery: Bone Spicule after Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth, nerve damage
Oral Surgery: Bone Spicule after Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth, nerve damage, spicule

Oral Surgery: DENTAL BONE SPURS, conflict
Oral Surgery: DENTAL BONE SPURS, conflict

Oral Surgery: exposed bone after extraction, kanka, scab
Oral Surgery: exposed bone after extraction, kanka, scab, wisdom tooth

Oral Surgery: lip / chin numbness, souther california, problem thanks
Oral Surgery: lip / chin numbness, souther california, problem thanks, orange county

Oral Surgery: Nerve damage and numbness after surgery, university of cincinnati, military facility
Oral Surgery: Nerve damage and numbness after surgery, university of cincinnati, military facility, wolford

Oral Surgery: Surgery 20 years after wisdom teeth removed, wisdom tooth extractions, corrective jaw surgery
Oral Surgery: Surgery 20 years after wisdom teeth removed, wisdom tooth extractions, corrective jaw surgery, gray dots

Oral Surgery: foreign object in sinus & caldwell-luc, caldwell luc procedure, sinus flushing
caldwell luc procedure, sinus flushing, sinus cavity: Anne - A Caldwell Luc procedure to clean your sinus of any root canal cement residue is not inappropriate if you are having sinus symptoms. Some cements are benign, while others can produce sinus symptoms. Before any surgical decision is made, X-rays...

Oral Surgery: Genioplasty Results, sliding genioplasty, warm salt water
sliding genioplasty, warm salt water, bottom teeth: Heather - As far as speeding up the nerve healing, nothing you can do can really speed it up. The rinsing will reduce some internal swelling that might be putting pressure on the nerves. So use the warm salt water rinsing and it may help. Again, any...

Oral Surgery: gum growth, food particles, front teeth
food particles, front teeth, periodontist: Faraz - The overgrowth you describe is most likely due to entrapment of bacteria and food particles into the gum space between the tooth and the gum. You need to see a periodontist to stop this or you will lose more than one tooth. So contact a local periodontist,...

Oral Surgery: Hematoma, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, moist heat: Kassidy - Let tell you first that I don t believe in placing heat on the outside of the face to address the problem. In general, drainage from trapped fluids (blood in your case) tends to go to where the heat is applied. If it is applied to the outside...

Oral Surgery: headaches after drinking fluids, ear nose and throat doctor, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
ear nose and throat doctor, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, proper drainage: Victoria - Oral antral communications can be so small that CT scans or MRIs may not show them. A simple test can be done by you. Pinch your nose and gently try to blow your nose with your nose pinched. If an actual fistula does exist, the air in the sinus...

Oral Surgery: hole after tooth extraction, sinus cavities, brain cavity
sinus cavities, brain cavity, nasal cavity: Robin - Not only can that opening still be fixed, it must be. That opening allows bacteria ladened saliva to now gain entrance into the nasal cavity and then have direct access to the sinuses. Your friend is asking for a debilitating development of a severe...

Oral Surgery: Impacted wisdom tooth extraction..., wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, partialy: Marie - If you are being treated by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon you should not worry. A mesially impacted wisdom tooth is usually not very difficult to remove. It may require the surgeon to section the tooth to remove it, but again...

Oral Surgery: length of recovery, miserable experience, tll
miserable experience, tll, oral surgery: Mary - Of course not knowing the specifics of your surgery, the medications you were given and whether or not you had anesthesia greatly limits my ability to diagnose what might be going on. If you could get back with more specifics I might be able to...

Oral Surgery: lip / chin numbness, lag screws, sulcus
lag screws, sulcus, vestibule: JDC - It is difficult for me to say if the problems are from a secondary infection or just from poor surgery. A second surgery in the same area can prove to produce extensive internal scarring and a reduction in normal blood flow to the area. The reduced...

Oral Surgery: lip lesion following oral surgery, soft tissue trauma, warm salt water
soft tissue trauma, warm salt water, root removal: Reka - It is a little difficult for me to come up with the exact cause without actually seeing the lip and seeing the surgery itself. It is possible that the doctor retracted the lip too forcefully and that caused trauma to the lip. It is also possible,...

Oral Surgery: Melanocytic nevus, Congenital intramucusal type, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, hard palate
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, hard palate, wisdom teeth: Ella - Without actually visualizing the lesion and examining it, it is a little difficult to decide whether the area needs to be more fully removed. Having had the lesion and what sounds like it is growing, I think I might be a little more aggressive and...

Oral Surgery: mandibular advancement surgery, jaw ache, facial aesthetics
jaw ache, facial aesthetics, jaw pressure: Hanan - Of course, without directly examining your situation it is a little difficult to give you an exact impression of what is going on. The first thing that you were told is true in that it takes about six months for the tissues of the face to adapt to...

Oral Surgery: Nerve damage and numbness after surgery, mandibular nerve, cheek area
mandibular nerve, cheek area, lingual nerve: Mark - I referred you to these doctors because they are the known experts in repairing damaged mandibular nerves. I, fortunately, never had a patient who underwent your type of surgery that sustained a severed nerve. I, therefore, cannot say the chances...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery, tooth #29, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dull ache
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dull ache, nerve damage: Dana - First of all, an endodontist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon are not the same profession. The surgeon only does surgery, while the endodontist (a root canal specialist) does root canal treatment and occasionally their root canals will fail and...

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic surgery, jaw clicking, gummy smile
jaw clicking, gummy smile, mouth breather: Taylor - You are not different from many who were diagnosed in their early teens with a jaw relationship problem and never went forward with surgery. Well, you were lucky not to do it then. Men grow until at least the age of 18 when the bony sutures begin...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, inferior alveolar artery, mandibular ramus
inferior alveolar artery, mandibular ramus, anesthetic solution: Ilan - An inferior block injection for the 3rd molar is not different than any other inferior block. The main difference is the need for an additional injection (long buccal injection) given lateral and distal to the third molar. Give that injection just...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw surgery, upper jaw: Dianne - Both redoing the upper jaw surgery and moving it forward along with setting back of the lower jaw is definitely possible. Before any surgery is done, a full radiologic work up along with a dental model work up must be done to achieve a result that...

Oral Surgery: oro antral communication, communication question, salty taste
communication question, salty taste, best doctor: Kuldeep - I do not like the use of iodine being syringed into the sinus. As you probably know, iodine excess can produce severe thyroid problems and even thyroid cancer. Some of the residual iodine will definitely remain in the sinus and will become absorbed....

Oral Surgery: overjet surgery?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, adult braces
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, adult braces, surgeon feels that: Jackie - The best way to minimize the risk is to be examined and evaluated by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who will do the surgery. The surgeon will take xrays, make models of your teeth and do a work up that should show you now what...

Oral Surgery: Pain and antibiotics in implant area, warm salt water, gum tissue
warm salt water, gum tissue, bone infection: Susan - A competent doctor can determine the problem by a combination of an xray of the area and just direct palpation of the inflamed tissue. If there is a bone infection, the implants are failing and need to be removed or at least the one implant that...

Oral Surgery: Pain upon inhale where tooth was extracted..., ethmoid air cells, tooth extractions
ethmoid air cells, tooth extractions, sinus tract: Sonya - Without a direct examination it is a little difficult for me determine the correct cause of the pain you are having. Mild mucosal thickening should not usually produce the type of pain you are feeling. When there is a loss of the supporting teeth...

Oral Surgery: Post Extraction pain, wisdom tooth, oral environment
wisdom tooth, oral environment, best guesses: Courtland - Of course without a direct examination it is a little difficult to fully diagnose what is going on, but when a wisdom tooth is removed the tooth in front is often more exposed. The wisdom tooth when still in the bone protected the back side of...

Oral Surgery: problems with sinus and mouth after extraction, sinus problem, sinus infection
sinus problem, sinus infection, pain killers: Melinda - What concerns me the most is the slimy discharge. When entrance was gained into the sinus during the tooth removal, that hole needs to be completely sealed. No saliva can gain entrance or the bacteria in saliva can produce a sinus problem like...

Oral Surgery: prolonged swelling after wisdom tooth surgery, wisdom tooth surgery, wisdom teeth surgery
wisdom tooth surgery, wisdom teeth surgery, warm salt water: Anna - Often the retained swelling of the tissues after an infection in the area is due to entrapment of fluid and inflammatory cells in the area. Antibiotics help to wall off the area to prevent a spread of infection, but it also causes a retention of fluids...

Oral Surgery: Questions about surgery/biopsy report, internal scar tissue, biopsy report
internal scar tissue, biopsy report, bony ridge: Maggie - First of all, fibrosis is actually nothing different from internal scar tissue. So it fills the void from the tooth removal, but it is not a pathologic lesion. That s good. From the doctors report, it sounds like during the extraction, the surgeon...

Oral Surgery: rear molar extraction, rear molars, molar extraction
rear molars, molar extraction, wisdom teeth: Dustin - Having been in practice and treating patients for over thirty years, I have never seen nor heard of any patient who needed all four of his 2nd molars removed, other than for extensive decay. Why does the dentist tell you that the teeth need to be...

Oral Surgery: Slight swelling one week after extraction, warm salt water, nerve damage
warm salt water, nerve damage, ruth first: Ruth - First of all, the fact that the numbness changes a little after eating or drinking is a good sign. That means, most likely, that the nerve is just in shock from the surrounding infection and should return to normal. As far as the continued swelling,...

Oral Surgery: Surgery 20 years after wisdom teeth removed, periodontal bone loss, wisdom teeth
periodontal bone loss, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Stephanie - It sounds like the hygienist is saying that you have some periodontal bone loss behind the 2nd molar, where the wisdom tooth was. I cannot tell you the reason, but in some, there is a pocket behind the last tooth that accumulates debris and bacteria....

Oral Surgery: Sutures, sutures, oral surgeon
sutures, oral surgeon, silk: Lynne - I personally never use sutures that dissolve and fall out by themselves. I like to remove my patient s sutures to evaluate the area and remove sutures when it is appropriate. Depending on the type of suture used (silk, gut etc.) the dissolving can...

Oral Surgery: sensitive sinus after bone graft, sinus cavity, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
sinus cavity, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus lift: Karen - I hate to tell you this, but you had the wrong type of dentist perform the sinus lift surgery. Having been an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for more than 30 years and having recently experienced the attempts of sinus surgery by periodontists, I...

Oral Surgery: sinus problems since extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus cold
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus cold, sinus problems: Laurie - The upper wisdom teeth have proximity to the sinus. In many cases, the roots of the upper wisdom teeth actually perforate into the sinus. When they have that direct connection the removal of the tooth can produce an opening from the tooth socket...

Oral Surgery: Thanks..., cavity size, australia one
cavity size, australia one, dry socket: Steve- I wonder if your continued pain is not actually due to your extraction sites, but due to muscle spasms. Spasms are not uncommon after your experience. When you say there is tightness to your jaw, it is often muscularly caused. As a suggestion,...

Oral Surgery: Tounge Surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, numbness of the tongue
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, numbness of the tongue, fibrous bands: Travis - In situations where the extension of the tongue is limited due to internal or external fibrous bands limited full extension, then cutting the fibrous bands can help to extend the tongue. If, however, there are not any bands and function is limited...

Oral Surgery: trigeminal neuralgia??, mandibular nerve, nerve problems
mandibular nerve, nerve problems, canal region: Cindy - Unfortunately you are experiencing the most difficult problem to treat. Nerve problems, whether due to severing, trauma or disease can continue to produce problems many times after attempted treatment. If the doctor injects the nerve canal region...

Oral Surgery: Under bite surgery, underbite surgery, incisors
underbite surgery, incisors, lower jaw: Linda - Without directly examining your bite and bone structure, it is a little difficult to give you an exact answer for the the appropriateness of the plans. I can tell you that often when planning for a surgical correction of a prognathic mandible (lower...

Oral Surgery: Upcoming laser root canal...a little worried., root canal treatment, corn kernels
root canal treatment, corn kernels, nerve tissue: Kyle - It sounds like you were really not fully explained what is involved in root canal treatment. The roots of the teeth are not actually being taken. Every tooth has a space in the inside filled with blood vessels and nerve tissue. The vessels and nerves...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth, wisdom teeth, unnecessary treatment
wisdom teeth, unnecessary treatment, facial structure: Bernadette - What you describe is definitely a situation that can lead to major problems down the line. The eruption of the upper wisdom teeth will continue throughout life and eventually you will start biting on the lower jaw itself. So your dentist...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, inferior alveolar nerve
wisdom teeth extraction, inferior alveolar nerve, pins and needles: Anita - Sorry to hear about the nerve injury. The good news is that the burning and pins and needle sensation is a good sign that the nerve was not severed, but was traumatized or nicked. That is good news since the nerve should heal. How Long, that is...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth or Molar pain?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, wisdom tooth: Courtland - The mandibular nerve is not the cause. If that were a problem you would be numb and not in pain. Pain from a wisdom tooth can definitely radiate and produce the jaw stiffness causing the pain. As I said before, do not wait. Get this taken care...

Oral Surgery: wiring v. banding, lefort 1, jaw surgery
lefort 1, jaw surgery, lower jaw: Jennifer - Whoever told you that wiring the jaw shut is better is 100% correct. There are surgeons who don t wire the patient shut, but they see many more healing problems and complications. So go with the surgeon who advised you of having the jaw wired...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth itching after 40 yrs of removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, facial nerves: Larry - You are looking at the teeth themselves or the areas of the teeth when most likely the itching is due to a vascular (blow flow), muscle irritation or neurologic cause. Of course without a direct exam I cannot tell you. Who can help? I am not...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, black holes
wisdom teeth removal, black holes, blood cells: Daniele - Of course, without me actually looking at the area, I wonder if sutures were left there and not removed. If not, the tissue could be discolored from a staining from blood cells. Either is possible, but you need to get the area examined. It is...

Oral Surgery: After wisdom tooth removal- continued pain, wisdom tooth removal, muscle relaxers
wisdom tooth removal, muscle relaxers, wisdom teeth: Deborah - I am really at a little disadvantage in not being able to directly examine you. The fact that some improvement occurred with muscle relaxers may mean that the muscles that open and close your mouth may still be inflamed and in spasm. I m not...

Oral Surgery: worse case scenario, worse case scenario, facial appearance
worse case scenario, facial appearance, bottom teeth: Brandi - First of all, the teeth act as the foundation for the jaws. Your teeth, not being aligned due to the bony discrepancy has affected your bone s foundation. This has produced the symptoms of headaches, clicking of the jaw and I am sure some jaw stiffness...

Oral Surgery: 3 months, bony fragments, warm salt water
bony fragments, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Brad - Unfortunately, you are at the hands of a dentist who performed the extractions and did not understand the correct procedures necessary to prevent the problem you are now suffering from. After the removal of teeth, the bone is immediately smoothed,...

Oral Surgery: 6 weeks - post operative pain, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, smooth contours
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, smooth contours, surgical trauma: Steve - I wish I could give you a simple topical panacea that would make the pain go away, but there really is nothing around, that I know of. Saying that, the true cause of the pain needs to be determined by the new surgeon. Once the cause can be determined,...

Oral Surgery: 8 weeks tomorrow, nasal cavity, tooth socket
nasal cavity, tooth socket, ct scan: Steve -I don t what exactly I told you, but even if the CT scan was negative for a problem in the tooth socket area, it is not impossible to the pain you describe to emanate from the sinus. The sinus lining may be fine, but the opening from the sinus into...

Oral Surgery: adult teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, adult teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, adult teeth, orthodontic brackets: Kim - First of all, the surgery to potentially allow the eruption of these teeth should only be done by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Secondly, just cutting the gum may not allow the eruption of these teeth. Often a surgeon needs to loosen...

Oral Surgery: Bacterial Infections & Nerve Damage from faulty implant, american heart association, swollen feet ankles
american heart association, swollen feet ankles, american dental association: Shirley - Let me first tell you that you made a major mistake in the first place to have a Prosthodontist perform surgery. They are not trained in surgery and, as such, when they try to do surgery they often cause significant problems. Saying that, unless...

Oral Surgery: Bone Grafting, graft material, bone grafting
graft material, bone grafting, synthetic material: Gina - I really don t disagree with you wanting a graft material that you can be 100% comfortable with. After the problems with the cadaver bone a couple of years ago, the reviewing of that material became more exacting, but I still think you should be grafted...

Oral Surgery: Broken Jaw After Wisdom Tooth Removed, wisdom tooth, pain meds
wisdom tooth, pain meds, surgery doctor: Dana - In Atlanta there are many oral and maxillofacial surgeons. The following are those board certified surgeons who treat TMJ disorders: 1)Dr. Fred Simonton Gainesville, GA 30501 770-531-1075 2)Dr. Richard Meaders and Dr. Earl Stephenson 770-475-3190...

Oral Surgery: bad taste/odor, uneven healing...., warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, tooth socket: Adam - It is a little difficult to fully define the cause, but the altered taste and the recurrence of swelling might indicate food or particle debris in the tooth socket area. There also might be a small inflammation or infection from the normal bacteria...

Oral Surgery: bone spur, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone spur
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone spur, rasp: Siobhan - The way to remove it is usually quite simple. A surgeon makes a small incision, exposes the bone spur and snips it off or smoothes it out with a rasp. Either way the procedure is simple as long as you make an appointment with a local oral and...

Oral Surgery: burning pain in jaw for 20 years, anti seizure medications, peripheral nerve damage
anti seizure medications, peripheral nerve damage, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Joy - I can only tell you my experience. I have never had a truly negative problem when using Sotradecol. I am sure knowledgeable neurologists see problems more often, but I can only speak of the experiences I have had using the medication. Get evaluated...

Oral Surgery: Cyst and healing defect, bone graft, granulation tissue
bone graft, granulation tissue, oral surgeon: Veronica - As to how long it will take for the throbbing to resolve, that is a difficult question to answer. Since the tooth extraction was next to the bone graft area, some of the tooth extraction site discomfort might be associated with the graft area....

Oral Surgery: Cyst removal, warm salt water, pathology lab
warm salt water, pathology lab, food debris: Gina - Many cysts like you describe do not occur throughout the mouth or in the body - they are usually isolated to the area. You do not say if the wisdom tooth was removed other than a hole, which I assume was from the tooth removal. If the cyst was attached...

Oral Surgery: Dental Cement, front tooth, bilal
front tooth, bilal, cement: Bilal - Just so you know, I am a surgeon and I do not cement crowns on teeth. Sayin that, I know if a proper fabrication of the crown and correct cement was used, the crown is very difficult to remove. If the crown is loose, then either the crown was made...

Oral Surgery: Dry Socket, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar, dry socket: Colin - Having been an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for many years, I can honestly tell you that bone crunching is something the dentist came up with to make an excuse for being lousy at extracting teeth. There is no reason to bone crunch. I really cannot...

Oral Surgery: dead tooth, atypical odontalgia, jaw muscles
atypical odontalgia, jaw muscles, root canals: Dev - Of course, without directly examining you it is a little difficult to come up with an exact cause of your continued pain. The one thing I can tell you about the occurance of pain when your neck flairs up, is that the neck muscles link with the...

Oral Surgery: dental implant, bone graft surgery, temple region
bone graft surgery, temple region, side bone: Mark - The discomfort you describe going down into your upper neck could be a couple of different situations. Let me ask you a few questions and I might be better able to diagnose and help eliminate the discomfort. 1) When you have the discomfort into...

Oral Surgery: extraction lump, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, penacillin
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, penacillin, wisdom tooth: Chandra - Of course, it is a little difficult for me to be exact as to the cause of the hard lump. The area could be an infection that the body is trying to wall off and prevent from spreading. That could produce the lump. The dentist could have broken...

Oral Surgery: extreme pain after root canal, cheek bone, antibodics
cheek bone, antibodics, temple region: Tom - Let me tell you with the type of pain you are experiencing, it sounds like you are having a secondary muscular situation. Do you have pain going into your temple region? Do you have headaches? Do you have pain in your ear on that side? Do you have...

Oral Surgery: Dry Socket, cotton bud, dentist
Oral Surgery: Dry Socket, cotton bud, dentist, packing

Oral Surgery: extreme pain after root canal
Oral Surgery: extreme pain after root canal

Oral Surgery: Mucocele Surgery, divet, mucocele
Oral Surgery: Mucocele Surgery, divet, mucocele, neosporin