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Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction complications?, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction complications
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction complications, tooth extraction complications: LaDonne - First of all, I hope the doctors advised and gave your friend instructions about what he can and cannot do. First of all, no blowing of the nose at all. Secondly, if he sneezes, keep his mouth open so no pressure occurs in the sinus. Oral antral...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth oral surgery, wisdom tooth, laughing gas
wisdom tooth, laughing gas, oral surgery: Pam - Laughing gas can definitely reduce your apprehension and make you a little relaxed, but is will not block your reactions to pain. You will feel it. The anesthesia is better to make you totally comfortable, but laughing gas will take the edge off. ...

Oral Surgery: after wisdom tooth is pulled, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dry sockets
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dry sockets, wisdom tooth: Eboni - The sutures alone will not produce pain. There is most likely something else going on. You might have inflammation in the sockets producing a condition called dry sockets. You need to have the areas examined. If it was a regular dentist, the doctor...

Oral Surgery: # 14 exstraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, root canals: Brad - If there is infection still in the socket, there are two possible needs. Initally try warm salt water rinses for about 5 minutes 4-5 times a day. That should begin to allow the infection drain, if not, then you will need the infection drained by...

Oral Surgery: I have 3 baby teeth with no adult underneath, lateral incisors, missing teeth
lateral incisors, missing teeth, permanent teeth: Hello Anne, Congenital missing teeth is a common finding in dentistry.Obviously not EVERYBODY has missing permanent teeth but you probably(not always) have more members of your family who also has it since it is hereditary. The most common missing teeth...

Oral Surgery: Baby tooth extracted, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: May I respectfully suggest that you contact the oral surgeon that treated you. It would be very difficult for me to know how long this will take without seeing your particular situation and knowing more about the bone involved and the position of the tooth....

Oral Surgery: Bone graft 7 days old, bone graft material, warm salt water
bone graft material, warm salt water, gum tissue: Jenny - Your description of what happened and what is left is not totally abnormal. Sutures can come early if they were put in with a little tension in the gum tissue that was sutured. The most important thing you should do is to keep the area clean with...

Oral Surgery: broke jaw bleeding from ear, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, chin area
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, chin area, condyle: Scott - The condyle of the mandible and its joint are positioned just in front of the ear. In a situation where there is trauma to the chin area, the jaw can be pushed backwards and the condyle of the mandible can perforate the forward was of the ear canal....

Oral Surgery: bubble/cyst under kid's mouth, salivary glands, minor trauma
salivary glands, minor trauma, salivary duct: Mom - Gland blockages are not too uncommon. Their causes vary greatly. It could be during a period of not drinking enough liquid and the saliva in the salivary glands in the floor of the mouth gets a little thicker than normal and that can block the duct...

Oral Surgery: Crown & root canal, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Following a successful root canal, the tooth should not have any pain associated with it. In fact, many patients feel that they can t sense anything in the tooth giving it an almost dead feeling. Unfortunately, root canal treatment is not always successful...

Oral Surgery: My Daughter's Recovery from Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth
wisdom teeth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water: Kaila - I am so sorry to hear about your daughter s discomfort. It is not unusual for pain after the removal of wisdom teeth. Most are well controlled with pain medication, like Vicodin, but some do not do well enough with the medication alone. I have...

Oral Surgery: My Daughters Wisdom, oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, x ray: Dear Debra, It appears as if the 3rd molars are partially bony impacted. I would recommend that you follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area. It does appear that she has at least 2 cavities she should be able to confirm...

Oral Surgery: Dental Bone Grafts, two front teeth, partial dentures
two front teeth, partial dentures, bone graft: Jonathan - I fully understand your apprehension about not having front teeth. Placing a partial replacement, via a device called a flipper, can be used, but the dentist needs to be careful and make sure that no pressure is applied to the bone ridge. Another...

Oral Surgery: Dental Implant, graft material, bone fragments
graft material, bone fragments, cracked tooth: Sue - You did not mention that you had a graft placed into the sockets. If the doctor did not placed a membrane to cover the graft material, it can migrate, if the incision areas did not heal properly. You should get in to see the doctor to make sure that...

Oral Surgery: Dental Implants to help MRSA infection?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dental implants
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dental implants, medicare system: Julie - First of all, I do not think that Medicare will now or ever cover dental implants. The Medicare system, in general, avoids paying or agreeing to any dental treatments, even if they produce other problems. Secondly, I don t understand the need...

Oral Surgery: extraction sight, warm salt water, strict regimen
warm salt water, strict regimen, wisdom teeth: Tee - You don t actually describe why you think you still have an infection (swelling, pus draining). Antibiotics help to contain infections, but the best way to eliminate it is with a strict regimen of warm salt water rinses for about 2-3 minutes, 4-5 times...

Oral Surgery: JAW, orthodontics braces, facial appearance
Oral Surgery: JAW, orthodontics braces, facial appearance, upper teeth

Oral Surgery: Torn Ligements in Jaw, dentist visit, agonizing pain
Oral Surgery: Torn Ligements in Jaw, dentist visit, agonizing pain, extractions

Oral Surgery: Graft site hanging tissue & bleeding, warm salt water, surface cells
warm salt water, surface cells, dead cells: Katie - I cannot be sure without examining you, but when a soft tissue oral graft is done, the surface cells often die off and can appear as a whitish sheet (made of dead cells from the surface)with proper healing underneath. I do not know what instructions...

Oral Surgery: Hard lump along jaw, oral maxillofacial surgeon, lymph glands
oral maxillofacial surgeon, lymph glands, lymph node: Hello William Any little lump needs consideration. Obviously without having a complete medical history and a thorough examination, it is difficult to give a diagnosis of what you have. Also it is important to know if this lump, that could be an inflammation...

Oral Surgery: Headache after tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm compresses
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm compresses, warm salt water: Shyam - Of course, I cannot be totally sure without examining you, but if you are having headaches after the extractions, this is usually not caused by a nerve injury, but due to spasms of the jaw muscles. If the headaches are mostly located in the temple...

Oral Surgery: hole in my pallette, nose region, sinus infections
nose region, sinus infections, bone damage: Sabrina - I am going to give you a generalized approach, since I do not know exactly where the opening is. An incision is made to fully expose the hole through the bone. The inflamed tissue is cleaned out completely in the palatal and floor of the nose...

Oral Surgery: Infection after oral surgery, bone graft, peridex
bone graft, peridex, pain medication: Bill - It does sound like you are healing, but I do not like that you are still uncomfortable. The white areas are usually indication of an inflammation causing a thicking of the gum tissue. Look the smoking should be limited for at least a couple of months....

Oral Surgery: implant, root cannal, rooth
root cannal, rooth, front tooth: Imtiaz - First, it takes a minimum of 4 months for an implant to heal before a crown can be made. Secondly, if the implant is moving at all, it is not a good sign. If there is mobility, you need to get back to the dentist. He may wait to see if it tightens...

Oral Surgery: infection 5 yrs after root canal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, neck glands
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, neck glands, warm salt water: Lea - What could have happened is that the infection from the tooth may have perforated into the sinus and caused the problem you now have. You don t say what instructions you were given after the extractions. You immediately need to be a regimen of warm...

Oral Surgery: JAW, bone anatomy, bone surgery
bone anatomy, bone surgery, jaw bone: Anna - Braces can only reposition teeth. As such, they cannot widen or narrow the jaw bone. But if the teeth are pulled into the mouth moreso, it can lengthen the face by making the teeth longer. Widening cannot be done. The only way to widen the face,...

Oral Surgery: jaw crack, bone graft, maryland bridge
bone graft, maryland bridge, front teeth: Linda - If there is actually a jaw bone crack, that needs to be properly stabilized to allow healing. Unless there was direct trauma to the area, most likely you don t have a cracked jaw. I think seeing the surgeon is a good idea to truly evaluate the bone...

Oral Surgery: Large hole from extracted tooth into sinus, oral maxillofacial surgeon, sinus surgery
oral maxillofacial surgeon, sinus surgery, oral cavity: Hello Dona, An ENT is also qualified for sinus surgery and it is not uncommon to have overlapping scope of practice in some of the procedures. Nevertheless, it is my experience to tell you than an Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon is plenty qualified for these...

Oral Surgery: long face, long face, lip incompetence
long face, lip incompetence, orthognathic surgery: Hello Matt Thanks for your inquiry.Taking into account your history and without an extensive work up and photos,it will be difficult to give you a definitive diagnosis. I have to assume that you have extensively read about your problem which seems to an...

Oral Surgery: MAXILLOMANDIBULAR ADVANCEMENT, sleep apnea, second sleep
sleep apnea, second sleep, sleep study: Jenny - First of all, let me tell you that sleep apnea has only been actively and successfully treated for the last 8-10 years. Before that plumonologists and ENT doctors tried to make the pharyngeal space large to prevent air blockage. Unfortunately this...

Oral Surgery: Mallet, glenbrook, oral
glenbrook, oral, surgery: Without being there at the time to understand what the issues were, I would have to agree with your oral surgeon. While I have had occasion to use a mallet during the course of my career practicing oral surgery in Glenview, Illinois, I can not remember any...

Oral Surgery: mandibular tori, oral maxillofacial surgeon, neighborhood board
oral maxillofacial surgeon, neighborhood board, dr steven: Dear Ellie, Tori need to be removed for the sole purpose of relieving undercuts to fabricate a denture. The procedure is simple and performed routinely by you neighborhood board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in their office the procedure requires...

Oral Surgery: metal taste, metal taste in my mouth, oral maxillofacial surgeon
metal taste in my mouth, oral maxillofacial surgeon, chest x rays: Dear Adam, Quitting smoking 2 1/2 months ago may of saved you all of the worry and aggravation of a million dollar work up for bad taste . There are multiple reasons for having this entity including RARELY Oral Malignancy s my best advice would be to follow...

Oral Surgery: mucocele still there after surgery, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Melanie, I can tell that you are worried but am not sure how much I can help you via the internet. I will tell you that it is not uncommon for there to be a bit of a scar left behind in the area where a mucocele is removed. In my Glenview Oral Surgery...

Oral Surgery: mucocele still there after surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon, surgical excision
oral maxillofacial surgeon, surgical excision, oral pathology: Hello Melanie, It might be a blood clot which induces the induration (huge ball) that you are experiencing now. Sometimes, a small artery can be injured resulting in local bleeding which takes time to dissolve away. Keep it clean using peroxyde locally...

Oral Surgery: Nerve damage, oral maxillofacial surgeon, pins and needles
oral maxillofacial surgeon, pins and needles, oral surgeon: Dear Vicki, It sounds as if you have Trigeminal Neuralgia. It can be treated. You should follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area for an immediate work up and treatment. Good Luck, Dr. Steven Saxe www.nvjawdoc@aol.co...

Oral Surgery: Nerve damage following wisdom tooth extraction., wisdom tooth extraction, mandibular nerve
wisdom tooth extraction, mandibular nerve, sinus problems: Mary - Nerve injury can improve with time, but after about a year, it is usual stable and will never improve much. The surgeon should have been more attentive to the numbness after the extraction. During the extraction of a lower wisdom tooth, the mandibular...

Oral Surgery: Nerve repair for lower jaw, nerve repair, assael
nerve repair, assael, lower jaw: Shane - At 10 years after the injury, the chance of repairing the nerve is not good. The following are surgeons who do nerve repair. 1) Dr. Leon Assael - Portland, Oregon - (503) 494-3497 2) Dr. R. B. Donoff - Boston - (617) 432-1401 ...

Oral Surgery: nerve damage, emory university school of medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
emory university school of medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, emory university school: Martha - I am so sorry to advise you that surgical correction of a nerve injury, seven months after the injury, will not work. Nerve injury can often be corrected, but it usually needs to be done within two months of the injury. I am going to suggest that...

Oral Surgery: nerve damage, cause decay, nerve damage
cause decay, nerve damage, wisdom tooth: Mary - It is a little difficult for me to tell you if situation will worsen. If the surgery that initiated the problem altered the bone surrounding the nerve and the bone is not 100% healed, the further healing of the bone could crimp the nerve and cause...

Oral Surgery: Orthoganthic Surgery, jaw joints, gummy smile
jaw joints, gummy smile, wisdom teeth: Dayanna - That is a difficult question to answer. My suggestion is that you seek an evaluation by an oral and maxillofacial surgical residency program. In New York City area there a quite a few. The following are programs that might be able to evaluate...

Oral Surgery: occlusal plane slant reversible after surgery?, jaw muscles, new bite
jaw muscles, new bite, open bite: Angel - A high slant is not usually appropriate, but adjustments can be made. You need the surgeon and the orthodontist to communicate and attempt to properly align the jaws. If that can be done orthodontically, it would be easier, but surgery might be necessary...

Oral Surgery: Periacipal Cemental Dysplasia, inflammatory conditions, neuroses
inflammatory conditions, neuroses, severe pain: Denise - That lesion on its own will not produce severe pain but the other lesions can produce an irritation, inflammation or change within the nerve to produce the problems you are now experiencing. So you may have developed a neuroses or other inflammatory...

Oral Surgery: Pleomorphic adenoma, oral maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeon
oral maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeon, dr steven: Dear Suzie, I do not want to avoid answering you because I know you are concerned. But I cannot comment on the details because I do not know where it is located. The Tumor is completely benign and can reoccur. I would imagine if done by a board certified...

Oral Surgery: Post IMF surgery recovery and risks, hairline fractures, mandibular fracture
hairline fractures, mandibular fracture, warm salt water: Mohammed - I cannot be totally sure without examining you, but it seems that you are healing well. I question why allowing you to open, even small amounts, was done ye the surgeon. You should have been closed down for a minimum of 6 weeks. Do your teeth...

Oral Surgery: Post oral surgery recurring infections, sinus pain and pressure, sinus cavity
sinus pain and pressure, sinus cavity, sinus infection: Sue - Depending on the oral and maxillofacial surgeons training and local trends, many oral and maxillofacial surgeons do Calwell Luc surgery at the time of closing an oral antral fistula, especially one in place for a while. If the patient does not have...

Oral Surgery: pain 4 months after apicoectomy, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apico
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apico, root tips: Regan - It is not usual for a successful apicoectomy to produce any discomfort after 10 days to two weeks. Tooth #14 has three roots and the third root may need to be done. It is also possible that the doctor did not clean out all the infection or inflammation....

Oral Surgery: Which part of the Wisdom Tooth Extraction Site is the replacement tissue?, wisdom tooth extraction, dead surface cells
wisdom tooth extraction, dead surface cells, food particle: Tim - healing from an extraction site heals from the bottom up. Blood fills the socket after the extraction and the body will work to convert that blood to bone (it takes a couple of months) In the interim, the socket will often get a whitish covering of...

Oral Surgery: pronounced underbite, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper jaw
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper jaw, wealthy person: John - Different people state and mean something different by the term underbite. If what you mean is that the lower jaw sticks out further than the upper jaw, a lower jaw setback surgery or upper jaw forward placement or a combination of both would be needed...

Oral Surgery: Regarding oral surgery, wisdom teeth, dabir
wisdom teeth, dabir, dear doctor: Dear Mankandan, I would recommend some Orthodontics to correct the needed refinement and have your wisdom teeth removed. I cannot tell you exactly what was done, but I see evidence of movement in your upper jaw and chin. I would see Dr. Ashok Dabir in Mumbai...

Oral Surgery: Regarding use of liposuction/liposculpture in oral surgeries, maxillary osteotomy, facial muscles
maxillary osteotomy, facial muscles, procedure time: Manikandan - It is a little difficult for me to be sure, but with maxillary surgery, the minor maxillary nerves can be affected. This affect can be a decreased ability to sense or it can actually cause and increase effect and nerve sensations can actually...

Oral Surgery: rough area of skin on gum, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, chris answer
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, chris answer, brushing teeth: Christopher - I cannot be sure without examining the area, but with the bleeding, there is definitely some inflammation there. My suggestion is that you get examined by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. A biopsy may be necessary or the surgeon...

Oral Surgery: Sliding Genioplasty/ Scar Tissue, scar tissue formation, surgery scar
scar tissue formation, surgery scar, square shape: Omar - I wish I could tell you that another revision would correct the problem, but with each surgery, scar tissue is formed. Just because scar tissue would be removed at the surgery, more scar tissue would form that might replace the tissue being removed....

Oral Surgery: smoking after a dry socket, warm salt water, good oral hygiene
warm salt water, good oral hygiene, wisdom teeth: Hello Matt As you probably know dry socket is an inflammation of the bone where healing did not occur properly often due to blood clot loss. Therefore, it is important to avoid any irritation in that area until healing has matured. Smoking can provoke disturbances...

Oral Surgery: TMJ, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, ear fullness
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, ear fullness, jaw muscles: Funsani - As you say, I cannot be sure without examining you. I cannot tell you if there is actually enough room for your tongue, but in general, the tongue adapts to whatever space there is. The protrusion of your tongue is usually not due to a small upper...

Oral Surgery: Torn Ligements in Jaw, torn ligaments, clove oil
torn ligaments, clove oil, food debris: Dan - The dentist is an idiot. To tear ligaments in the joint, the dentist would have had to almost pull the jaw out of her mouth; it doesn t happen like that. If she was asleep, the doctor placed a mouthprop to keep her mouth open while she was asleep....

Oral Surgery: A tie, but not a tongue tie, upper teeth, mannai
upper teeth, mannai, pedodontist: Hello Sarah, Without having a good look at your daughter, it is difficult to be certain. She is at an age where baby teeth are erupting and may explain her poking around her mouth and the difficulty with nursing. On the other hand, sometimes the frenulums...

Oral Surgery: titanium tooth insert, bent?, jaw bone, front tooth
jaw bone, front tooth, dental implant: Hi Brandon It will be really difficult to give you a straight answer first without photos and radiographs and second because I don t quite understand what happened to you. 1-Is what you call titanium stud a dental implant?How long ago was it placed? What...

Oral Surgery: tongue problem, geographic tongue
geographic tongue: Hello Adam I was not able to access your photos through the link you provided. From what you are describing and the fact that that different parts of your tongue don t look alike, it seems to be a geographic tongue or what we call a benign migratory glossitis,...

Oral Surgery: tooth pulled out, warm salt water, dry blood
warm salt water, dry blood, sumthing: Susy - Dried blood after an extraction, especially a few hours later is 100% normal. The socket can take 10-14 days to completely heal. To help the healing, begin warm salt water rinses for a minute or so, 3-4 times a day (especially after meals). ...

Oral Surgery: Unique airway/jaw question, small lower jaw, tension 24
small lower jaw, tension 24, wisdom teeth: Joe - I have a few questions for you that can help me tell you what might be best. 1) Do you have a small lower jaw? 2) At rest do the lips cover the teeth? 3) Do you snore a lot when you sleep? 4) Do you have headaches in the temple region,...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth #1 & #16 Removed, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Jessica - Unfortunately, the answer to your question is far more complicated than I could provide in this type of forum. Pain in the head and neck region is sometimes very easy to diagnose because there is an obvious source. Frequently however, the source...

Oral Surgery: wisdomteeth extraction, wisdom teeth, extractions
wisdom teeth, extractions, straws: Brandy - You are so correct in trying to avoid the use of straws after the extractions. It is best to wait until the socket, which fills with blood after the extraction, has healed. It takes about 10 days after the extraction until the blood clot in the...

Oral Surgery: Yellow teeth, dental floss, yellow teeth
dental floss, yellow teeth, medicinal herbs: Abhisek - I do not know where you came up with the idea for those two treatments for the teeth, but you are doing it wrong if you wish to keep them clean and stain free. You need to change to brushing with mild tooth brush and toothpaste (regular toothpaste)....

Oral Surgery: Asymmetry - Rapid Palatal Expansion, fighting a losing battle, asymmetry
fighting a losing battle, asymmetry, rpe: Hello Mark, Rapid palatal expansion (RPE) is a very known technique used to expand the palate by opening the midpalatal suture. It is never done orthodontically to an adult when the suture is totally closed because you end up with adverse problems by vestibuloversion...

Oral Surgery: being awake during oral surgery, anesthetic technique, iv sedation
anesthetic technique, iv sedation, twilight sleep: Dianne - Of course I was not there during the surgery to see what was going on, but in skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons, they should have been able to anesthetize him so that he would be totally unaware of what went on. What went wrong is most likely...

Oral Surgery: Bilateral arthritis and displaced disks, misaligned teeth, oral maxillofacial surgeon
misaligned teeth, oral maxillofacial surgeon, american dental association: Dear Dee, I would agree that the most conservative approach is usually the best but I have limited information to make a decision for you. A Neuromuscular Dentist is not a recognized specialty of the American Dental Association so I would be leery of...

Oral Surgery: Bone in mouth, local anesthesia, oral surgeon
local anesthesia, oral surgeon, intraoral: Hi Carla, I am not sure why your husband is loosing pieces of bone from his mouth with NO reasons whether medical or after a surgical intervention.I also don t understand why it would take 2 weeks to remove it when it can be done with local anesthesia at...

Oral Surgery: broken jaw, fracture line, wisdom tooth
fracture line, wisdom tooth, mannai: Hi Sandra You really have to be more specific.Sometimes when the fracture line goes through a tooth like a wisdom tooth, then it may be removed otherwise most of the time, if the tooth is healthy, it is kept to help for the occlusion (the way your teeth...

Oral Surgery: Calcification in Jaw, caucasian patients, jaw bones
caucasian patients, jaw bones, oral surgeon: Hello Heather, It is very unlikely to be cancer so just relax for now. I have not seen your Xray nor seen you but can assure you that there are plenty of calcifications in jaw bones in caucasian patients with no implications in terms of treatment since...

Oral Surgery: chronic mucositis, mild inflammation, oral mucosa
mild inflammation, oral mucosa, wisdom teeth: Van - There are no known causes for lichen planus. It is a benign lesion and is not associated with cancer therapy. Chronic mucositis is just a mild inflammation of the oral mucosa and is not dangeous. It can be produced from a mild fungal growth, but otherwise...

Oral Surgery: Dental Horror, white blood count, stomach virus
white blood count, stomach virus, relaspe: Hi Karron, Sorry for the misunderstanding. What I meant is that since the prefabricated dentures never fit 100% and may therefore cause pain and discomfort for the patient, the dentist uses of a soft paste called a reliner placed in the inside of the denture...

Oral Surgery: discomfort after wisdom tooth removal, wisdom tooth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dry sockets: Alex - Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure, but you may still have dry sockets of the lower and even of the upper tooth area. Another possible cause is secondary spasms of the jaw muscles. The jaw muscles are attached in the temple region of...

Oral Surgery: dizziness, headaches after implant, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problem
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problem, upper teeth: Mike - It is important to have sinus xrays taken to determine if there is sinusitis. Just because he had implants that perforated the bone on the periphery of the sinus, it may not have perforated the Schneiderian Membrane. If not, then removing the implants...

Oral Surgery: Extreme oral, ear, head and neck pain after extraction., head and neck cancer, head and neck pain
head and neck cancer, head and neck pain, hospice care: Hi Jeff, I am sorry for your dad s condition. Obviously, it is quite inappropriate to remove teeth just after radiation therapy because this may cause a condition called osteoradionecrosis leading to possible bone death and poor healing. Usually teeth...

Oral Surgery: Pain Following Tooth Extraction/Bone Graft, bone graft, pain medication
Oral Surgery: Pain Following Tooth Extraction/Bone Graft, bone graft, pain medication, week ago today

Oral Surgery: Root canal on 2-1/2 year old, root canal treatment, conscious sedation
Oral Surgery: Root canal on 2-1/2 year old, root canal treatment, conscious sedation, pulpectomy

Oral Surgery: Can't Properly Close Mouth, fish face, shortening
Oral Surgery: Can't Properly Close Mouth, fish face, shortening, lips

Oral Surgery: Gold Extraction, gold extraction, gold crown
gold extraction, gold crown, oral surgeon: David - There is no reason that you cannot save the tooth and the attached crown. The surgeon may not be able to remove the crown, so both may have to be given to you. Make sure to tell the surgeon in advace that you want the crown. It is yours and don...

Oral Surgery: Gum Transplant - Crowns, gum hole, lateral teeth
gum hole, lateral teeth, lateral tooth: Hi Joan, Unfortunately, you have a very difficult esthetic situation due to poor management of your case.Loss of papilla is a challenging situation and need a very thorough examination with a periodontist. The other alternative is a kind of papilla prosthesis...

Oral Surgery: genioplasty, sliding genioplasty, jaw bone
sliding genioplasty, jaw bone, small chin: Jennifer - Of course, without examining you I don t know your extent of a deficient chin and jaw. But if the surgeon agrees that the genioplasty plus the orthognathic surgery is appropriate, then it should work out well. I wish you well and hope it all...

Oral Surgery: healing abutment #3 molar, abutments, molar
abutments, molar, crowns: Hi Maureen, Healing abutments have different sizes (height and width). These healing abutments are kept there for future access for final abutments and crowns. Therefore, it really does not matter at this point of time if one is higher than the others....

Oral Surgery: healing abutment and over- growth of gum tissue, gum tissue, periodontal problems
gum tissue, periodontal problems, natural tooth: Maureen - I wish I could tell you if leaving #3 independent would be correct. Without examining you it is tough for me to tell you what is best. Again, I don t like that small 1 mm space. If you are getting this treatment at a dental school, it might not...

Oral Surgery: Intubation with a tmj problem., jaw joints, intubation procedure
jaw joints, intubation procedure, jaw muscles: Maria - A skilled anesthesiologist should be able to intubate you without stress your jaw muscles or jaw joints. You need to talk with and advise the anesthesiologist in advance of your TMJ problems. So either have the ENT doctor speak with the anesthesia...

Oral Surgery: Jaw advancement surgery or nasal surgery for UARS - what should I do?, uppp surgery, oxygen levels
uppp surgery, oxygen levels, sleep study: Hello Leah, Why not get both? Orthognathic surgery has proved to be a good alternative in sleep apnea patients. Obviously, the choice is yours as far as weighing pros and cons of the surgery. In reality, for experienced surgeons, there is very little complications...

Oral Surgery: Jaw deformation, sylvia clark, degree in business management
sylvia clark, degree in business management, county hospitals: Hello Sylvia I am very sorry to see you desperate and depressed for a problem that I am sure will be solved in the future. It is true that when teeth are extracted, the jaw bone tend to recede sometimes extensively making it difficult for the dentist to...

Oral Surgery: Jaw dislocating, soft tissue damage, oral maxillofacial surgeon
soft tissue damage, oral maxillofacial surgeon, incisive fossa: Dear Sarah, It sounds as if it you possibly fractured your jaw several years ago and the growth may have been affected and it came to light with this new injury. My best advice would be to see a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area....

Oral Surgery: Jaw locking, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tmj dysfunction
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tmj dysfunction, locked jaw: Hi Anad, Jaw locking is a frequent problem referred as Temporomandibular Joint(TMJ) dysfunction. Locking can be at opening or at closing and is related to a small cartilage you have in your joint called disk or meniscus (like the knee and all other joints)....

Oral Surgery: Lump on side of tounge, oral maxillofacial surgeon, cancer of the tongue
oral maxillofacial surgeon, cancer of the tongue, microscopic exam: Hi Joe, According to what you are describing,I don t think this look like cancer of the tongue,Joe.It is probably traumatic and since it does not cause pain, nor has changed color or size and not associated with any lymph node, it is unlikely to be cancer....

Oral Surgery: Molar was extracted, dissolving stitches, warm salt water
dissolving stitches, warm salt water, excessive forces: Joe - Of course, without being there during the surgery I cannot be totally sure, but if the dentist applied excessive forces in removing the tooth, the bone on the tooth that is now sore could have been crushed or compressed. This can cause soreness. It...

Oral Surgery: Almost a month later, still in pain., warm salt water, dry socket
warm salt water, dry socket, red skin: Bren - It is, of course, difficult for me to tell you what is going on exactly, but the rim of white could be exposed bone or it could be a portion of the tooth that was removed. You immediately need to being warm salt water rinses for about 2-3 minutes,...

Oral Surgery: Nerve Repair Experts, northwest indiana area, nerve repair
northwest indiana area, nerve repair, mark steinberg: Janet - The improvement you describe is a good sign, but you should be evaluated by a skilled board certified oral and maxillofacial. The following is a surgeon in your area who is skilled in nerve evaluation and repair. Dr. Mark Steinberg - Northbrook,...

Oral Surgery: neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, burning sensations
trigeminal neuralgia, burning sensations, trigeminal nerve: Hello Ingrid, First of all, which tooth was extracted ? and your trigeminal neuralgia is it occuring in the same area. Sometimes a tooth may be in very close relation with the trigeminal nerve and therefore mimick a trigeminal neuralgia. It may just...

Oral Surgery: non healing of an extraction site of a top molar, nerve condition, root canals
nerve condition, root canals, tooth problem: Hila - If the area inside the socket is red, it means that there is either an infection or inflammation present. The cause of that problem needs to be discovered or the problem can spread. The surgeon is correct. The source of that problem within that socket...

Oral Surgery: Odontoma, types of painkillers, emergency dentistry
types of painkillers, emergency dentistry, upper gum: Hi Lilian, I am really sorry that what seems to be a simple situation ended up in such a mess. Obviously, it is impossible to tell exactly what is going on without a very very thorough examination including perhaps a CT scan or cone beam to make sure what...

Oral Surgery: Oral/maxillofacial surgery question., oral and maxillofacial surgeons, first molars
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, first molars, oral maxillofacial surgery: Mike - Look, I am not an orthodontist, but I have seen a number of cases over my 30 years in practice where orthodontists attempted intruding the teeth. Some of those teeth have become non-vital and required root canal treatment due to pinching of the nerve...

Oral Surgery: Osteomylitis, oral and maxillofacial surgery, mt sinai school of medicine
oral and maxillofacial surgery, mt sinai school of medicine, oral and maxillofacial: Kristina - There are two institutions in NYC with quality specialists who should be able to help diagnose your situation. 1) Columbia Presbyterian Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Dr. Sidney Eisig Director (212) 305-7626 2) Mt Sinai...

Oral Surgery: odontogenic keratocyst, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Jonathan In general odontogenic keratocysts do not go away on their own. Under normal circumstances they require surgical treatment to manage them. It is important that you not leave this alone as odontogenic keratocysts can grow fairly large and be fairly...

Oral Surgery: oral antral fistula, sinus cavity, upper molar
sinus cavity, upper molar, bone graft: Dona - There are other approaches, besides the metals that also work. I, personally, do not know other surgeons in your are, but there are quite a few board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons that you can see. The following are the doctors who are...

Oral Surgery: Pain Following Tooth Extraction/Bone Graft, bone graft, blood cell count
bone graft, blood cell count, white blood cell: Kristina - It is difficult for me to tell you if the graft needs to be removed and let the socket heal. It is not totally unusual, after the removal of lower wisdom teeth, to develop an inflammatory condition, called a dry socket. The graft is hiding the...

Oral Surgery: Pain After Oral Surgery, wisdom teeth, front teeth
wisdom teeth, front teeth, routine procedure: Hi Shannon, Depending on the position and the impaction of the wisdom teeth, the postop period will be different so you can t compare with your sister. If the teeth are severely impacted and close to the inferior alveolar nerve (the nerve that gives feeling...

Oral Surgery: pain after tooth extraction - and opinion of treating dentist, oral maxillofacial surgeon, porcelain crown
oral maxillofacial surgeon, porcelain crown, pain meds: Hello Lauren, I guess you realize that it is difficult to give you a definite answer without seeing all records. Nevertheless, if your dentist did the right thing by sending you to an endodontist, it is very strange that the pain had not gone immediately...

Oral Surgery: post oral surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon, sinus infection
oral maxillofacial surgeon, sinus infection, wisdom tooth: Sear Destra, I doubt that anything on your lower jaw could affect your sinus. You may have a sinus infection I would see an ENT surgeon. Any questions about the upper tooths relation to the sinus, I would get checked out by a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: questions about apicoectomy, oral maxillofacial surgeon, apicoectomy
oral maxillofacial surgeon, apicoectomy, dr steven: Dear Cathy, twilight anesthesia is not necessary to complete even the most difficult apicoectomy. It should take no longer than 30 mins.. I would get checked out by a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area. Good Luck, Dr. Steven...

Oral Surgery: Root canal on 2-1/2 year old, root canal treatments, root canal treatment
root canal treatments, root canal treatment, adult teeth: Neha - The pedodontists approach is not wrong. The doctor does the pulpotomy and removes the dead nerve tissue. The doctor then fills the space with a filler that will resorb during the degeneration of the tooth. So this is not a bad approach and should...

Oral Surgery: reaction to tooth and bone extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nausea and dizziness
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nausea and dizziness, bone graft: Jane - Of course, without being there during the surgeon or viewing xrays of the tooth, it is a little difficult for me to be sure what is happening. The fact that there was an infection at the site of the extraction, actually necessitates putting off any...

Oral Surgery: Just removed a mucocele, warm salt water, local anesthetic
warm salt water, local anesthetic, pencil eraser: Vinny - Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water to keep the area clean is good, but it is too soon to begin. It is important to allow the area to heal a little first, at least two days, and then you can gently rinse with warm salt water. Be gentle, to...

Oral Surgery: Severe Risk of Permanent Numbness with Cyst Wrapped Around Nerve, massachusetts general hospital, nerve injury
massachusetts general hospital, nerve injury, baghari: SM - I am not familiar with any surgeons in the Ontario area. There are two surgeons that I do know of who I would consider experts in this field. One is in Boston, at Massachusetts General Hospital and the other is Marietta, Georgia. The two doctors...

Oral Surgery: Soft Palette Surgery, chordoma tumor, flap procedure
chordoma tumor, flap procedure, soft palette: Hi Mary, It is difficult to give you a very precise answer since it depends on how you are functionally now. I think that after 5 years, something has to be done. In any case, a flap procedure should help and will improve function. You really need to...

Oral Surgery: Swelling after bone graft, bone graft surgery, bone morphogenetic protein
bone graft surgery, bone morphogenetic protein, bone growth: Hi Shaun, I think you are doing the right thing. You have had your bone graft 3 weeks ago. Sometimes different compounds can be added such as platelet rich plasma or more recently bone morphogenetic protein to improve the healing process. It is not abnormal...

Oral Surgery: sinus augmentation, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, upper teeth: Donna - I cannot tell you, without seeing your xrays and examining you if a sinus lift is the appropriate treatment for you. You may also need a bone graft to give you more bone in the upper jaw. I don t know the type of dentist you were referred to, but...

Oral Surgery: source for bone graft still swollen....., bone graft surgery, warm salt water
bone graft surgery, warm salt water, missing teeth: Abdul - The maxilla is even more vascular than the mandible. Because of this excessive bleeding after the bone removal is common. In this area, surgeons often apply a material (bone wax) over the surgical site to prevent or decrease post surgical bleeding....

Oral Surgery: TOOTHE EXTRACTION, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, inflammatory condition
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, inflammatory condition, dry socket: Katie - I cannot be sure without examining you, but it sounds like you have developed a severe inflammatory condition, called a dry socket. This problem occurs after lower teeth are removed and needs to be addressed and treated properly to quiet the pain...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction, oral maxillofacial surgeon, upper tooth
oral maxillofacial surgeon, upper tooth, oral surgeon: Dear Ingrid, Do you take drugs that help with Osteoporosis? It can be due to that or it is possible that you have an infection. My best advice would be to follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area. Good Luck, Dr....

Oral Surgery: Can't Properly Close Mouth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gummy smile
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gummy smile, downward position: Twinkle - I cannot be sure without examining you, but the description of your appearance with the lips not meeting unless you strain, creases in the chin area when you close your mouth and a gummy smile is indicative of an overgrowth of the upper jaw in a...

Oral Surgery: thinning of cheek lining, tissue biopsy, definite change
tissue biopsy, definite change, oral surgeon: Hello Kristin, I don t think you have a worrisome lesion considering your age and the fact that you are paying lots of attention to your mouth. Non painful, no colour change, no change over time is actually quite reassuring. I was just wondering if you...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, wisdom tooth, extreme caution
wisdom tooth, extreme caution, upper teeth: Hi Bindu, You should consider seeing an oral surgeon instead. Upper teeth can indeed be fused to bone making it difficult to extract. Extreme caution has to be taken in that case not to break the surrounding bone which may result in bone defect and sometimes...

Oral Surgery: underbite, upper denture, bone graft
upper denture, bone graft, facial appearance: Hello Liz, Underbite or prognathism is a frequent problem after removal of all upper teeth because bone,no longer stimulated, will progressively resorb.In addtion, shortening of the face will increase the natural movement of the lower jaw which will tend...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth removed but the 3 roots are still there!, medical terminologies, decayed roots
medical terminologies, decayed roots, wisdom tooth: Hello Soumaya Your condition is a common one as far as having embedded and carved roots which can sometimes be a challenge even to the experienced dentist.It is not a common one as far as leaving infected or decayed roots in your jaw bone.Were they surgeons...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, dr steven: Dear Kalt, There is a possibility that some of the tooth may be still present, you need a panorex x-ray to see. My best advice would be to follow up immediately with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area. Good Luck, Dr. Steven...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, removal of wisdom teeth, dry socket
removal of wisdom teeth, dry socket, stitches: Hello Angela, Smoking should be avoided for a couple of weeks after surgical removal of wisdom teeth although the odds are that it is unlikely that you develop a dry socket if the clot is nicely healing now. I would not worry about the stitches, the last...

Oral Surgery: abscess gums, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, sinus problem: Barb - the tylenol for a few days is okay, but the warm salt water rinses will go a long way to calming the area down. Taking tylenol too long, it can produce medical problems. I wish you well and hope you can become more comfortable and out of pain...

Oral Surgery: Bone spurs and false teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone spurs
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone spurs, alveoplasty: Mary - Bone spurs, after the removal of the teeth you had removed, should not happen. It usually means that the dentist who removed the teeth was not skilled and did not smooth the bone (alveoplasty) after the teeth were removed. Cigarette smoking does...

Oral Surgery: BSSO surgery after rhinoplasty, lower jaw surgery, osteotomy
lower jaw surgery, osteotomy, maxilla: Jason - If you are only have a bilateral sagittal split osteotomy and no surgery to the maxilla, the surgery can definitely be done after the rhinoplasty has healed. How long? A year should definitely be okay. The only potential problem, if the lower jaw...

Oral Surgery: Certain activities after orthognathic surgery, jaw surgery, normal sex
jaw surgery, normal sex, lefort: Hello Welli, I perfectly understand. You can of course imagine that if you can chew and bite with more than 200kg of force, you can have an entirely normal life including normal sex life!You are 3 months down the road so no problem whatsoever! All the...

Oral Surgery: coronectomy question, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Jennifer - Let me first tell you that I am not a fan of the coronectomy. It is a procedure usually performed by a non-skilled surgeon. Most dentists are not skilled surgeon and look for pathways out of doing a real surgical removal of the tooth. Just by...

Oral Surgery: cyst around second molar recur, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment, straight forward procedure: Anita - I don t think a doctor can prejudge the situation before he opens it. Although the cystic like lesion appears to be incorporated with the second molar, it may not be. I think the doctor needs to be ready to remove the cyst first and see if the second...

Oral Surgery: Dental implant, bone graft, dental implant
bone graft, dental implant, traditional approach: Lisa - Let me tell you that I do not like immediate implants and have seen many failures of the implants. I know you have been through a lot and want to cut the time down if possible, but the best chance of having a successful and functioning implant is by...

Oral Surgery: Ear pain after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth
wisdom teeth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth, dry sockets: Tanley - Muscle spasms of the jaw muscles, after the removal of wisdom teeth, is not abnormal. The wisdom teeth attach just in front of the ears. Because of this attachment, muscles spasms can cause ear type aches. The best this you can do is to not just...

Oral Surgery: Expose and bond, nerve damage, premolars
nerve damage, premolars, excessive pressure: I don t have much information about what tooth specifically. If its one of the lower left premolars then you might have some excessive pressure on the nerve but very unlikely a nerve damage after 4 months. An X-ray might show the proximity of the bracket...

Oral Surgery: ear pain after wisdom tooth removal, wisdom tooth removal, wisdom tooth surgery
wisdom tooth removal, wisdom tooth surgery, pain after wisdom tooth removal: Push = I cannot tell you if it is truly a TMJ problem, but the fact that the warm salt water has, at least, stabilized the situation makes it seem that the TMJ and jaw muscles might be the cause of your problem. I am not in favor of a soft appliance. You...

Oral Surgery: Could this be exposed bone?, warm salt water, wisdom tooth
warm salt water, wisdom tooth, cell formation: Sarah - What you describe is normal healing. The white substance at the base of the socket is usually new cell formation. This is not a problem, but you need to do warm salt water rinses to keep the area clean and promote quicker healing. So relax;...

Oral Surgery: Why extract the 2nd molar instead of the wisdom tooth itself?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth, wisdom teeth: Jason - You have two choices. You can contact the local dental society of your state or county. Tell them about the doctor removing a different tooth than he advised you and see if they can recommend you to be seen by a doctor they know. The other option...

Oral Surgery: F/u bone graft inquiry, low grade fever, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
low grade fever, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, bone graft: Kristina - There is no ideal antibiotic for every situation. The doctor may need to attempt a couple of antibiotics and if possible culture the area to see what is growing. I don t know what instructions you were given, in addition to taking the antibiotic,...

Oral Surgery: coronectomy question, oral surgeon, gums
Oral Surgery: coronectomy question, oral surgeon, gums, crowns

Oral Surgery: Jaw aches after Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom tooth removal, muscle spasm
Oral Surgery: Jaw aches after Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom tooth removal, muscle spasm, wisdom teeth

Oral Surgery: Mouth Infection That Won't Go Away?, dentist, reply
Oral Surgery: Mouth Infection That Won't Go Away?, dentist, reply, touch wood

Oral Surgery: Pain/numbness in tongue after wisdom teeth removal., lymph node, tongue
Oral Surgery: Pain/numbness in tongue after wisdom teeth removal., lymph node, tongue

Oral Surgery: failed apicoectomy?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, lymph node
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, lymph node, muscular spasms: Heather - Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure if there is actually an infection causing the whole problem or the inflammation from the procedure precipitated severe muscular spasms. If the tooth needs to be extracted, you can have sedation,...

Oral Surgery: file broken in tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apicoectomy
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apicoectomy, apico: Miles - If the broken instrument is towards the end of the root of the tooth, an apicoectomy wouold be the appropriate procedure. When the dentist did the root canal and broke the instrument, he was not able to completely clean out the nerve canal and bacteria...

Oral Surgery: Headache from wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, sinus headaches
wisdom teeth extraction, sinus headaches, sinus headache: April - There are a few possible causes of your headaches. It could be a sinus cause if the ends of the roots were into the sinus. In the bottom of the socket, if there is even a microcopic hole into the sinus, saliva with bacteria gains entrance into the...

Oral Surgery: Hole in roof of mouth after jaw surgery, lower jaw surgery, maxilla upper jaw
lower jaw surgery, maxilla upper jaw, cone beam: Hi Jennifer, No a bucconasal fistula is not a normal postoperative finding. It is a complication from Orthognathic surgery and more specifically when the maxilla (upper jaw) is cut in multiple pieces. Depending on the movement of these fragments, the tissues...

Oral Surgery: hard palate, hard palate, intense headache
hard palate, intense headache, oral surgeon: Hi Jennifer, I think you should see your oral surgeon as quickly as possible. You might have too much pressure and necrosis on the palate. Somebody needs to see you. Meanwhile you can try to unscrew a bit the expander and see if you have immediate relief....

Oral Surgery: healing abutments smell, dental implant treatment, skilled doctor
dental implant treatment, skilled doctor, abutments: Maureen - Speaking, in a non-confrontive tone with the prosthodontic student is a good idea. That s what education is all about -learning from your deeds. You can pass my name along to the doctor is she has any questions. More important, I hope your implants...

Oral Surgery: implant, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dick dick
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dick dick, implant placement: Dick - The cost of implant placement varies quite a bit throughout the country. In general, an implant placement is from about $1230-2000. The graft should be from approximately $350 - 500. That is only an approximation. You should make an appointment...

Oral Surgery: Jaw aches after Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth
wisdom teeth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water: Samantha - Of course, without examining you I cannot be 100% sure, but it sounds like you are suffering from one of the more common uncomfortable reactions to the removal of wisdom teeth. It sounds like you are enduring spasms of the jaw muscles. The jaw...

Oral Surgery: Jaw pain and pop after advancement surgery, excess stress, jaw pain
excess stress, jaw pain, operating room: Rick - I have to be honest with you. I am not happy with the popping sounds. That usually indicates that the jaw joint was not properly set during the surgery. I also am not comfortable with the fracture that occurred. That usually indicates that there...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Surgery, time debbie, jaw surgery
time debbie, jaw surgery, planning a baby: Debbie - Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. The most important this for the health of your child, is that you are no longer on medication and you are chewing normally to allow you to eat a good healthy diet. In general, I suggest that you wait about...

Oral Surgery: jaw pain &stiffness neck pain after tooth extraction, neck stiffness and pain, neck pain and stiffness
neck stiffness and pain, neck pain and stiffness, extraction instructions: Cindy - Look, without examining you I cannot be totally sure, but it sounds like your symptoms of neck pain, jaw pain and pulling stiffness are indicative of spasms of the jaw muscles. That is not an uncommon result of extractions. With extractions the jaw...

Oral Surgery: Lefort I and BSSO, bony prominences, facial appearance
bony prominences, facial appearance, upper teeth: Beth - I hate to tell you this, but it is obvious that the surgeon did not properly perform and plan the surgery. It sounds like you are suffering from a collapse of the bony cut sites. I hate to tell you this, but it sounds like you need a redo of the...

Oral Surgery: Mouth Infection That Won't Go Away?, hospital emergency room, mouth infection
hospital emergency room, mouth infection, recurrent episodes: Darran - First of all, it does not sound, at all, like you are a hypochondriac. The recurrent episodes only indicate that either the dentist did not completely remove the entire cyst or you have developed an internal infection. This sounds like a situation...

Oral Surgery: moderate tongue dysplasia, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, moderate dysplasia
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, moderate dysplasia, alchoholic drinks: Lois - Pain after the removal of such a lesion is not unusual. The tongue is all muscle. When a muscle is cut there is a constant pulling against the sutures and spasms of the muscles. So pain is not abnormal. You can often reduce some of the pain by...

Oral Surgery: Nerve pain after teeth extraction ..., oral maxillofacial surgeon, teeth extraction
oral maxillofacial surgeon, teeth extraction, front teeth: Dear Colleen, It is possible that you have nerve damage but it can also be referred pain. My best advice would be to see a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area to have a complete exam and panorex x-ray to evaluate the area. Good...

Oral Surgery: Neuralgia, residual infection, electric shocks
residual infection, electric shocks, neuralgia: Illana - It could be a neuralgia or it could be a residual infection inflaming the nerve. If the problem does not resolve shortly, you should make an appointment with a neurologist. If it is a neuralgia, it may resolve on its own, but the neurologist can...

Oral Surgery: Numbness after implant, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, alveolar nerve
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, alveolar nerve, chin area: Doris - I cannot tell you if the doctor did traumatize the nerve during the implant placement, he crushed the nerve canal placing the implant into the jaw, he hit the nerve giving you a numbing injection or if bleeding went into the nerve canal and placed...

Oral Surgery: nerve damage after teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, painful sensations
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, painful sensations, teeth extraction: Eileen - If you have had a neuro exam, did you have an oral and maxillofacial surgeon examine the area of the jaw to see if there is still a problem there? If nothing is found and you still have symptoms, I think the best approach then would be for a neurologicial...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery options, wisdom teeth, baby tooth
wisdom teeth, baby tooth, surgery options: Molly - The best treatment plan is most likely implant replacement where the canine is. In addition to the three wisdom teeth, there must be another tooth that needs removing. I would need to know where that other tooth is to suggest treatment there. ...

Oral Surgery: Oroantral Fistula, sinus cavity, oroantral fistula
sinus cavity, oroantral fistula, sinus infections: Kim - My suggestion to properly close the fistula is a Dr. Richard Haug, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. You should call the following number and make sure to say that you want to see Dr. Haug and not a resident surgeon. (859) 323-5657. ...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery to get a cyst, nerve damage, roof of the mouth
nerve damage, roof of the mouth, hi tim: Hi Tim, The leaking from your nose has nothing to do with the nerve being cut. It is actually a bucco-nasal communication and will have to be closed as soon as possible. Nerve damage is also part of the complications leading to loss of feeling on the side;...

Oral Surgery: PAIN PAIN PAIN, little twitch, muscle spasm
little twitch, muscle spasm, extraction area: Hi Sophie, At some point, any doctor will be helpless; at some point, you have to really rely on your own potential. You have nothing bad going on, that s what seems to be the opinion of all specialists and it must be true. With your own anxiety, you can...

Oral Surgery: Pain 2.5 months after scaling, fillings, and cannal, cone beam, unbearable pain
cone beam, unbearable pain, xrays: Hello Shawn, Obviously, it is difficult to give you an answer without a thorough examination and Xrays to determine if the pain comes specifically from the root canal( which would be my first choice because of the pain sensitive to hot and cold) or a more...

Oral Surgery: Pain/numbness in tongue after wisdom teeth removal., wisdom teeth removal, neurological medication
wisdom teeth removal, neurological medication, numbness of the tongue: Mike - I wish I could tell you what that white bump is, there are a number of options. My suggestion to help reduce any inflammation in the area and help decrease any problems with a possible infection is to simply begin a strict regimen of warm salt water...

Oral Surgery: Pain After Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, general anaesthesia
wisdom tooth extraction, general anaesthesia, dull ache: Hi Julianne, Dry socket is very rare and occurs after traumatic extraction which is what you have had. In my experience, the less trauma to the new clot the better. If you have some bleeding it is actually good news(not dry anymore), I would leave the...

Oral Surgery: Pain after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, teeth molars
wisdom teeth extraction, teeth molars, side bone: Tonya - Exposure of bone from the surgery and the secondary procedure greatly delays any healing. Warm salt water rinses are very important to increase the blood flow through the area to help promote healing. The exposure takes a long time to heal and it...

Oral Surgery: Partial wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, hp hp
wisdom teeth extraction, hp hp, oral surgeon: HP - So the surgeon told you that only part of the tooth should be removed? I don t get it. This is a very rare situation and usually only if a problem could be exaggerated by removing the whole tooth. In Edison, the following surgeons are board certified....

Oral Surgery: Perforated sinus?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus infection
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus infection, tooth socket: Bruce - It seems that the doctor, who removed the tooth, caused an opening between the depth of the tooth socket with the sinus. The doctor should have noticed this during the extraction. The main problem is that bacteria in saliva now has constant access...

Oral Surgery: Permanent tooth did not come all the way in, permanent tooth, baby tooth
permanent tooth, baby tooth, orthodontist: Allison - I think you do not have much of an option. To encourage the tooth to erupt, you immediately need to see an orthodontist or a dentist who can attach a bracket to the tooth to pull it into position. As we get older, the ability for a tooth to erupt...

Oral Surgery: Post Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, general anesthetic: Anna - To promote healing, reduction of swelling and increase the ability to open and close your mouth more normally, you immediately need to stop using the ice to the outside of your face. You should also stop heat compresses. What you need to do to decrease...

Oral Surgery: Pulse/heartbeat pain after wisdom tooth pulled, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, jaw muscles: Lisa - I, of course, cannot be sure without examining you, but if there are no other teeth in the area that might be a problem, you are most likely suffering from severe muscles spasms of the jaw muscles. You don t say where the pain is, but if the headaches...

Oral Surgery: pain pain, nerve fibers, nerve irritation
nerve fibers, nerve irritation, exact diagnosis: Sofie - There are definitely muscles that are in the cheek area that attach to the jaw bone. You previously said that the pain was in the gum or teeth areas. Those areas do not have muscles, but there are that attach to the jaw. You should get yourslef...

Oral Surgery: "proactive" bone graft on #8 extraction, bone graft, bone grafts
bone graft, bone grafts, cosmetic appearance: Craig - From what you describe, the surgeon is approaching your situation correctly. With time, if a tooth is extracted, the bone around the extraction socket will recontour and shrink down. That shrinking will make less room for the implant and will change...

Oral Surgery: Root Canal, root canal treatment, iv sedation
root canal treatment, iv sedation, canal dr: Susan - the skill of the doctor performing root canal treatment is extremely important. If the doctor cause internal injuries in the canals or perforated the root, then resection might be appropriate. The doctor obviously knew what to do, so he truly knew...

Oral Surgery: Shooting Pain After Wisdom Teeth Removal, wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water
wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water, lingual nerve: Jackie - Of course, without examining you I cannot be completely sure, but it sounds like you have an inflammation of the Lingual Nerve. This nerve provides sensation for the side of the tongue and the tip of it. That nerve passes the jaw bone just to the...

Oral Surgery: Sinus pressure after surgery, sinus pressure, warm salt water
sinus pressure, warm salt water, sinus infection: Mia - Of course, without examining you I cannot be 100% sure, but it does sound like you have a sinus inflammation. This inflammation is not totally unusual especially if the surgery was on the upper jaw. I am assuming that it was the upper jaw that had...

Oral Surgery: skeletal open bite, esthetic result, open bite
esthetic result, open bite, root resorption: Hi Leandro, Yes microscrews can help sometimes intrude upper molars in open bite patients. Intrusion of molars orthodontically is a difficult movement and can sometimes result in root resorption. The other issue in your specific case which is bothersome...

Oral Surgery: swollen cheek a few months after extraction, swollen cheek, septrum
swollen cheek, septrum, cheek area: Tracy - Of course I cannot be sure without examining you, but it sounds like you have an infection in your sinus. That can definitely cause the swelling you describe and can easily occur from the extraction of an upper tooth. My suggestion is that you make...

Oral Surgery: Tight/Unnatural Smile after Orthognathic Surgery, internal scar tissue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
internal scar tissue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper palate: Penny - At this point, a few years after the surgery, the sutures that were placed are not really causing the effect. What has happened is the sutures causes internal scar tissue to form to keep the nose where it was positioned. I that what changed your...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction (old story), childrens dentist, baby teeth
childrens dentist, baby teeth, front teeth: Mel - Of course I cannot be sure without examining your son, but it sounds like removing the teeth is the only treatment. The blister on the gum indicates a low grade infection, but that needs to be prevented or the permanent teeth could be affected. So removing...

Oral Surgery: Trigeminal Neuralgia, peripheral nerve damage, pain management specialist
peripheral nerve damage, pain management specialist, nerve control: Hi Larry, 1_The adverse reaction you had is very unsual with the combination of Gabapentin and celexa but has been described and should disappear progressively. 2-We extensively talked about extracting #15 (see above). unfortunately I cannot be as optimistic...

Oral Surgery: teeth growing back, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, stress fractures
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, stress fractures, radiation exposure: Kim - Radiation can produce alterations in cells throughout the body. There are individuals who develop multiple extra teeth, even without any radiation. These extra teeth are called supernumary teeth. They are like piggyback teeth and with the loss of...

Oral Surgery: tmj, tmj symptoms, porcelain crown
tmj symptoms, porcelain crown, front teeth: Denise - As long as the teeth adjusted, where there was chipping done, are not front teeth and most cannot see it, I think they should be saved and used. Just because some porcelain is missing, it does not mean there will be a problem, as long as the adjustment...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, bone infection, tooth extraction
bone infection, tooth extraction, ithink: Regina - Most likely that protruding bone will not resolve and you will need it snipped or shaved. Getting you numb should make the treatment very comfortable. With an extraction, there is a lot of pressure applied and this is what most patients find intolerable...

Oral Surgery: Underbite correction, lateral incisor, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
lateral incisor, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, dental arches: Jessica - An application or orthodontic appliances (braces) during surgery is absolutely wrong. Stability of the bite needs to be established and fixed before any surgery to facilitate a successful surgery. Doing it during the surgery creates a totally unpredictable...

Oral Surgery: Weak jaw or weak chin?, sliding genioplasty, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
sliding genioplasty, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, alignment problem: Dean - It is a little difficult for me to tell you exactly why you have a small lower face compared to the upper. You having gone through orthodontics as a teenager, it sounds like you are someone who saw an orthodontist who knew only tooth alignment and...

Oral Surgery: White gum around tooth, white gum, pathology department
white gum, pathology department, oral pathology: Hi Amy, With this little information, and without seeing it, it can be anything. The most common lesion is an aphtous ulcer (benign!!) with sudden onset and disappears within a 2 week period. I would suggest to wait this long and if does not disappear...

Oral Surgery: Wired jaw, oral maxillofacial surgeon, dear kelly
oral maxillofacial surgeon, dear kelly, dr steven: Dear Kelly, I am not sure why his jaw was wired shut but the purpose would be to stabilize teeth not to make them loose. My best advice would be to follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area. Good Luck, Dr. Steven...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Extraction Pain, nerve block, wisdom teeth
nerve block, wisdom teeth, nerve pain: Julianne - I am so sorry to hear about an obviously unprofessional oral surgeon who removed the tooth and did not help you when you were in pain. Is it a dry socket? If the original packing helped, even for a short time, then it probably is. The normal...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, exact description: Sabriena - I cannot tell you what is going on exactly from your description. I would really need more specific symptoms. Do you have headaches in the temple? Do you have difficulty opening and closing your mouth? Do you have earaches? Do you have a very...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, skilled surgeon: Laura - I think I answered this question earlier, but you need those teeth removed now before an infection is produced. Just because your dentist is not a skilled surgeon and is avoiding doing the extractions while the teeth are still impacted, it does...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Gunk, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, food debris: Brigieta - Patients with an unfilled tooth socket are very prone to trapping food debris and bacteria in the sockets. The bacteria slowly eats the debris and gives off the odor and bad taste that you have. You are correct in doing the warm salt water rinses...

Oral Surgery: After Wisdom Tooth, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Hi Britney, It sounds like you had traumatic extractions made by your dentist. 2 and half hours for removing even the worst wisdom teeth is way too long and she should have sent you to an oral surgeon. There is no doubt that this explains all the pain...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth, duty army: Tiffany - Of course, without examining you I cannot be totally sure, but it definitely sounds like you are suffering from spasms of the jaw muscles. This is not uncommon even in the best extractions, but with all the novocaine injections, the muscular problem...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth Cyst, wisdom tooth, word cancer
wisdom tooth, word cancer, benign cyst: then it is most likely a cyst with no real danger whatsoever. If you notice any pain, swelling, lymph nodes under your lower jaw then you should see your surgeon very quickly but I think it is unlikely that you have these symptoms. Sincerely, Chawket...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth post-extraction status, luis teixeira, warm salt water
luis teixeira, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Luis - From the appearance in the picture, it looks like normal healing is occurring. The fact that there is still a small hole is not unusual, but it requires you to keep the area clean to prevent food entrapment and bacterial influx. You need to rinse...

Oral Surgery: do wisdom teeth affect jaw growth?, wisdom teeth, jaw growth
wisdom teeth, jaw growth, wisdom tooth: Kyle - My key question for you is your age. If the tooth was removed after your 18th birthday, you are past puberty and growth is negligable. Probably the teeth would not have changed your growth, but your age really has an affect. Send me your age and...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth post extraction problems., oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, jaw muscles: Larisa - The clicking in your jaw joint means that your jaw muscles are definitely in spasms and pulling the jaw tightly into the jaw joint. What you are doing is good, but add oral salt water rinses for about 3-5 minutes, 4-5 times a day. That will bathe...

Oral Surgery: about my wisdom teeth surgery-numb tongue, wisdom tooth surgery, wisdom teeth surgery
wisdom tooth surgery, wisdom teeth surgery, numb tongue: Hi Kuki, No it is not normal that the right side of your tongue is numb, that means you had some kind of trauma to the lingual nerve directly or indirectly. Bruising means leakage of blood and is annoying but not a problem as they will disappear. If there...

Oral Surgery: Apicoectomy, oral maxillofacial surgeon, cancer hope
oral maxillofacial surgeon, cancer hope, apico: Dear Maria, First you cannot have a second apicoectomy on the same root. Second it can not turn into cancer. See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon in your area to determine the best possible treatment from you brief description it sounds as...

Oral Surgery: apicoectomy, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar, root canal treatment: Colleen - With an upper molar, there are three roots to those teeth. I am assuming the root, in which the root canal treatment was done incompletely, is one of the roots towards your cheek. First of all, this procedure is not covered by medical insurance....

Oral Surgery: Biopsy Results, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: I would suggest getting a second opinion from a board certified, oral and maxillofacial surgeon. They will be better equipped to deal with this than an ENT surgeon who normally does not specialize in these type of in the mouth problems. The term papillary...

Oral Surgery: Bone Graft and membrane put in, warm salt water, bone graft
warm salt water, bone graft, gum tissue: Laura - What you describe of the changes in the gum tissue with the loosening of the stitches usually means that excess pressure was applied with the sutures. The sutures, like a rope burn, caused the gum tissue to break down and produced the changes. It...

Oral Surgery: how get a counterclockwise rotation of jaw?, jaw joints, open bite
jaw joints, open bite, counterclockwise rotation: Leandro - An open bite, if it is a skeletal cause (size of the jaws), can only properly be corrected with surgical correction. Orthodontics alone only aligns the teeth, but won t change the skeletal relationships. Orthodontic attempts to close an open bite...

Oral Surgery: Dental Surgery removal of TORUS, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water
removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water, jaw muscles: Gemma - Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure, but it is not unusual, especially after the removal of wisdom teeth for the jaw muscles to go into spasm. The jaw muscles all attach in the ear area. When in spasm the muscles can put a strain on...

Oral Surgery: Dislodged a blood clot? or gum tissue?, gum tissue, spinish
gum tissue, spinish, periogard: Joi - Relax, just by losing a membrane, the bone particles should not dislodge and the graft should heal properly. So your job is to keep the area clean with warm salt water rinses, like a described previously. So relax and keep the area clean and you...

Oral Surgery: Dizziness after Wisdom Teeth Pulled, oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, lack of appetite: Dear Jessa, It sounds like you may need to see your regular physician or go to the emergency room this may be a side effect of your medication. My best suggestion would be to follow up with your surgeon or who ever is covering for them or see another board...

Oral Surgery: dendigerous cysts, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Peggy, It is difficult to answer this question without seeing how large the cyst is based on x-ray. In general, cysts continue to increase in size and some can grow rather dramatically in a short period of time. As a result, since I could not imagine...

Oral Surgery: diabetes and tooth extractions, oral maxillofacial surgeon, upper teeth
oral maxillofacial surgeon, upper teeth, type ii diabetes: Dear Marney, Eggs, mashed potatoes, yogurt or anything that he can tolerate. Do not worry if he gets hungry he will eat. I have never found it to be a problem or a complaint of any patient. Be sure to take an antibiotic after surgery, My best advice would...

Oral Surgery: exposed bone after extractions, warm salt water, gum tissue
warm salt water, gum tissue, jaw bone: David - Of course, without seeing what it going on, it is a little difficult for me to be sure what is going on, but exposure of bone after the extraction of teeth is wrong and the surgery was done sloppy. After extractions, suturing of the gum tissue to...

Oral Surgery: Gauze and wisdom teeth, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, gauze: Doris - The gauze should be able to be removed very simply. If not, do not make an attempt to remove it. Get back to the dentist who removed the tooth and have the doctor remove the gauze. Do not wait. If left in place, bacteria will begin to grow under...

Oral Surgery: Gums surgery with pigskin in 2001, gum surgery, nightguard
gum surgery, nightguard, mouth guard: Theresa - You need to see a peridontal specialist to see if anything can be done to tighten the teeth. The nightguard should also might need to be adjusted to remove any pressure from the teeth. So either ask your dentist for a name of a periodontist...

Oral Surgery: impacted wisdom tooth extraction pain, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction pain
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction pain, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Donna - I am a little surprised that the oral and maxillofacial surgeon did not advise you that muscle spasms often occur after wisdom teeth extractions. There is a snowballing of the problem if it is not properly addressed and corrected. You say you...

Oral Surgery: infected wisdom tooth extraction, infected wisdom tooth, wisdom tooth extraction
infected wisdom tooth, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Trish - You need to see a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. It sounds like you still have infection present. The cause could be a bone infection or there may be tooth fragments in the socket. Do not put this off. Get yourself examined as...

Oral Surgery: Jobs During College before you are an Oral surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dental degree
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dental degree, oral surgeon: Daniel - Let me first tell you that an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (the real name for an oral surgeon) is a profession that is an integration of dentistry and medicine. As such the education for this profession requires the following: 4 years college,...

Oral Surgery: jawpain that doesnt go away, oral and maxillofacial surgery, best doctors
oral and maxillofacial surgery, best doctors, maxillofacial surgeons: Patty - My suggestion is that you do not see individual oral and maxillofacial surgeons. You need to see a doctor who heads an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency. This type of doctor sees patients with many problems and they are called on to help....

Oral Surgery: Loose teeth had pigskin used on gums in 2001, loose teeth, periodontist
loose teeth, periodontist, bone loss: Theresa - With mobile teeth and most likely a loss of bone supporting the teeth, the only way to straighten them and tighten them, if possible, is to reduce the inflammation causing the problem. That is, if so much bone has been lost that the teeth are loose,...

Oral Surgery: lingual nerve injury, lingual nerve injury, dental anesthetic
lingual nerve injury, dental anesthetic, local anesthetic: Ngoc - If the problem does not resolve within a couple of monthss, surgery can possibly repair the nerve. At this time, I would stay away from surgery and either leave it alone or see a neurologist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon and they may possibly place...

Oral Surgery: lingual tori, good oral hygiene, gum tissue
good oral hygiene, gum tissue, tongue movements: Kristy - Of course, not being able to directly examine you, it is a little difficult for me to be 100% sure, but from the picture you provided, I see that the gum tissue that covers these tori and your gingival tissue all appear pink. If the tissue was red,...

Oral Surgery: losing dental bone following during 6 months of wearing temporary crowns, mandibular osteotomy, dental bone
mandibular osteotomy, dental bone, bone density: Ellena - There should be no problems with the crowns during that 6 week period, as long as you keep the area clean with brushing and using an antibacterial mouthwash. The biting force should be just fine, as long as the jaw fractured area was aligned properly...

Oral Surgery: lower left (last) molar, metallic taste in my mouth, oral maxillofacial surgeon
metallic taste in my mouth, oral maxillofacial surgeon, jaw area: Dear Julie, This sounds like a very complicated situation that is difficult to address in this format. My best advice would be to see a board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon in your area to have a comprehensive work up prior to your extraction....

Oral Surgery: lump on my lip, minor salivary glands, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
minor salivary glands, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bubble formation: Sigourney - Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure, but the lump you have on the lower lip sounds like a blockage of one of the many minor salivary glands located in the lips. With blockage, saliva will continue to be made, as long as the gland...

Oral Surgery: muscle thickening-scar tissue, warm salt water, tmj patients
warm salt water, tmj patients, scar tissue: Jessica - Depending on the area of the scarring, massage and manipulation can usually help to reduce the internal scaring. Another possible help, would be to begin warm salt water rinses, for a full 5 minutes, 4-5 times a day. The warm salt water increases...

Oral Surgery: Numbness in chin and lower lip, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mandibular nerve
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mandibular nerve, numbness in chin: Kevin - My suggestion is for you to only see a doctor associated with a major oral and maxillofacial surgical residency. That type of doctor sees problems and would be best to handle your situation. The following are appropriate doctors near you: 1)...

Oral Surgery: Nunbness of the tongue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, lingual nerve
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, lingual nerve, wisdom tooth: Tajudeen - It sounds like you have had injury to the lingual nerve. It is now a month, but initial healing usually takes about 2 months. If at that time there is still the problem, you need to see a skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon or a neurosurgeon....

Oral Surgery: OA Fistula #14 area, mouth guard, mouthguard
mouth guard, mouthguard, question thanks: Chuck - I am assuming, I may not be correct, that you are talking about a soft material guard. If that is so, it should not be used during the healing period or it can, as you say, produce suction and pull on the healing area as you remove it. With...

Oral Surgery: OA Fistula #14 area, sinus pressure, sinus problems
sinus pressure, sinus problems, antrostomy: Dr. Babin - With a two month duration, usually produces sinus problems of inflammation sinusitis. With the closure of the communication, the sinus inflammation can get better during the surgical closure healing or it can proliferate. I don t know if the...

Oral Surgery: ORAL SINUS COMMUNICATION AFTER REMOVALOF FUNGAL ASPERGILLOSIS NON INVASIVE, cystic lesion, invasive question
cystic lesion, invasive question, oral surgen: Karen - I don t know where you live or all the doctors you have seen, but with your type of problem, I think it is fitting and best for you to be seen at a major medical center. These facilities have specialists who work together and jointly they can better...

Oral Surgery: Oral/maxillofacial surgery question., oral and maxillofacial surgeons, first molars
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, first molars, oral maxillofacial surgery: Mike - Look, I am not an orthodontist, but I have seen a number of cases over my 30 years in practice where orthodontists attempted intruding the teeth. Some of those teeth have become non-vital and required root canal treatment due to pinching of the nerve...

Oral Surgery: oral antral fistula closure, sinus pressure, nasal drainage
sinus pressure, nasal drainage, antral: Dear Carol, The answer to both of your questions is NO! Because of the close relationship between upper back teeth and the sinus, a communication between the sinus and mouth sometimes results from surgery. That complication has occurred in your case,...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery while on prednisone, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: The short answer to your question is that he should consult with a board certified oral surgeon to determine the safest approach. In general, it is safe to extract teeth for patients who are taking prednisone however, there are some precautions that can occasionally...

Oral Surgery: Paresthesia, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: There is nothing that you can do to accelerate the healing process. The good news is that it is almost always temporary and resolves in approximately 97% of cases. I assume that you have access to all kinds of text books that should help you understand what...

Oral Surgery: pain 5 months after oral surgery, swollen lymph node, tonsil area
swollen lymph node, tonsil area, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Shane - You are correct, it is too long to still have symptoms. Your problem could be a residual inflammation or infection. You also could have spasms of the jaw muscles. Finally, you might have inflammation of the nerves in the area. Which of the above...

Oral Surgery: possible infection on upper implant, Implant
Implant: Dear Valerie, From your description it appears that your implants are infected and failing. See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon in your area to determine the best possible treatment as we are the experts in implant placement and management...

Oral Surgery: post op care following oral antral fistula closure, post op care, antral
post op care, antral, terrible taste: Carol - It is critical that you are very attentive to what you can and cannot do or the opening will reoccur. As the doctor said, don t blow your nose, if you sneeze, do it with your mouth open. Saltwater rinsing is okay, but you need to wait until...

Oral Surgery: post op care for oralantral fistula closure, warm salt water, post op care
warm salt water, post op care, oral surgeon: Carol - As I said in the other answer, eat only soft foods. Rinse with warm salt water for a minute or two 3-4 times a day. Do not smoke. It will not be possible for you to smoke for a minimum of 3-4 weeks. This is a very fragile closure, you need to...

Oral Surgery: pus from gap in teeth, gap in teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
gap in teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, medical society state: William - A fractured jaw bone, especially with a jaw with the infection you describe, will not heal. If left alone, the jaw bone can be lost. Every state has medical facilities which help those without financial assets. You need to contact the local medical...

Oral Surgery: Residual swelling after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth removal
wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth removal, hot water bottle: Alexandra - With infection developing secondary to wisdom teeth removal, the antibiotics can eliminate the bacteria, but there are still trapped inflammatory cells in the area. These areas of inflammation can produce soreness, fluid build up and stiffnes...

Oral Surgery: removal of exostoxus bilateral, oral maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeon
oral maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeon, medical reason: Dear Nancy, The only reason that one would need removal of mandibular tori, (Boney Bumps on the inside of your lower jaw, under the tongue) would be to accommodate the fabrication of a lower denture. See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon in...

Oral Surgery: root tip left after extraction, bone spur, root tip
bone spur, root tip, objective evaluation: Patti - A root tip can cause significant pain if the nerve is still living in the root. So if the tooth in front is not the problem and the extraction socket is healing well without any signs of an inflammation of the bone, then the root tip is probably...

Oral Surgery: Swelling, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Yes you are correct that you should return to the original oral surgeon. This is most likely a rather uncommon complication called a subperiosteal infection. It occurs when some debris (food, bacteria) gets trapped inside the socket as the socket is healing...

Oral Surgery: surgery wed am..now sttiches out and gaping hole, warm salt water, pain pills
warm salt water, pain pills, loose thread: Steve - It is good that you have no food in the socket. The important thing for you is to just keep the area clean. Do it with warm salt water for a minute, 4-5 times a day. Leave the loose thread alone. It will eventually loosen more and will come out...

Oral Surgery: Temporary Anchorage Device, wisdom teeth, overbite
wisdom teeth, overbite, oral surgeon: Dear Jessa, It is too bad they did not place the TAD when you had your wisdom teeth out it can be done painlessly with a minor injection. Don t worry the procedure takes 1 minute if they take a long time it may be necessary to give you antibiotic depending...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Ankylosis in Repositioned Tooth, wisdom teeth, ankylosis
wisdom teeth, ankylosis, oral surgeon: Marianne - Anylosis is an actual fusion of the tooth to the bone. The tooth begins to break down and forms micro holes in it for the bone to grow in and fuse with the tooth. With an uprighted tooth, like your daughter has, it will not have ankylosed by now....

Oral Surgery: Trouble after Jaw surgery, california bay area, orthodontic conditions
california bay area, orthodontic conditions, orthodontic department: Manikandan - First of all, your description of how you look with the problem closing your lips, may not be correctable with orthodontics alone. I do not personally know of silled board certified orthodontists in the California Bay area. I suggest that you...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bicuspid teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bicuspid teeth, canine teeth: Vannessa - First of all, if you have an unerupted tooth that is blocked from erupting, due to its position, you can develop future problems with that tooth. The removal of such a tooth, if done by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, should...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth removal
wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth removal, removal of wisdom teeth: Cece- Of course, without examining you, I cannot be 100% sure, but it sounds like you are experiencing a common problem that occurs after the removal of wisdom teeth. The pain with opening is common after wisdom teeth removal, due to spasms of the jaw muscles....

Oral Surgery: Front tooth extraction after old apicoectomy, root canal procedure, boniva
root canal procedure, boniva, apicoectomy: Lee - Just so you know, just stopping the Boniva will not eliminate the chances of a problem, although the chances are not very high, it does happen in some. I cannot tell you if the tooth can or cannot be saved without examining you or, at least, seeing...

Oral Surgery: unseen teeth while smiling, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, upper teeth: Leeza - Of course, without examining you or seeing pictures of your bite and face, it is a little difficult for me to give you an exact answer, but if you are not having exposure of the upper teeth with smiling, it usually means that the upper jaw has not...

Oral Surgery: upper wisdom tooth removal - bony edge, wisdom tooth removal, oral cavity
wisdom tooth removal, oral cavity, sequestrum: Alex - The exposed area of the bone needs to be corrected. If left alone, it can cause a develop of an infection that can progress and cause significant problems in the area. The sharp edge might smooth itself off, but it could take months and significant...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Here in the United States, most oral surgeons would be more likely to give you an IV sedative to accomplish this. I would suggest that you find another oral surgeon that can accomplish this with appropriate pain control for you. There is no reason for you...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth flap, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: The good news is that this will eventually heal completely. The incision design that you have shown is not particularly common but the area should heal without difficulty. Stitches placed the next day will generally not do anything. Once the area has been...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth removal and pain, wisdom tooth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Jens - It is a little difficult for me to tell you exactly what is going on, but there are basically two possible causes of the pain you are having. The problem could actually be a dry socket and your dentist is not evaluating it properly or it could just...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth removal and sore throat, wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water
wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water, strict regimen: Michelle - there are a couple of possible causes of the sore throat, if it is related to the extraction of the wisdom teeth. It could be a residual infection and if the antibiotic is wrong it will cause your sore throat. You could also just have spasms...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth lost blood clot, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, kohl s: Stephanie - First of all, just by losing the clot in the tooth socket, the area should still heal. I do not know what caused the bleeding, but it could be from a simple act like coughing, sucking on a lollypop or even to much exercise. You need to rinse...

Oral Surgery: Yellow teeth after orthognathic surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon, yellow teeth
oral maxillofacial surgeon, yellow teeth, restorative care: Dear Lynn, This sounds like a very unusual complication from orthognathic surgery so complicated that is difficult to address in this format. My best advice would be to see a board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon in your area for a second opinion...

Oral Surgery: 5 weeks after-question on holes, wisdom tooth extraction, extraction of wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth extraction, extraction of wisdom teeth, food particles: Hello Samantha, Healing of sockets of teeth after extraction is a very complex phenomena and combines healing of the gums and healing of the bone.Still having holes 5 weeks after extraction of wisdom teeth is absolutely normal and you should continue...

Oral Surgery: Bad extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar, sinus problems: Ron - I cannot be sure without seeing xrays of your sinus and the root in it, but most likely the root will need removal. If left, eventually it will cause sinus problems and possibly an infection. So make an appointment with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon...

Oral Surgery: Bone Growth Post-Extraction, extraction area, oral surgeon
extraction area, oral surgeon, bone growth: Hello Mike, I doubt it if it is bone growing in the extraction area. It is most likely a sharp edge from the socket may be due to a local fracture of the bone at the time of removal. Although this is not a serious matter and is very self limiting, it may...

Oral Surgery: chronic pain after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, low grade fever
wisdom teeth extraction, low grade fever, hyperbaric oxygenation: Sarah - The sclerotic osteomyelitis should have been picked up earlier. The doctor, by just symptomatically treating it with medication, most likely used to treat a dry socket (inflammational problem after the removal of teeth), caused a reduction of blood...

Oral Surgery: DENTIGEROUS CYST, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial, jaw bone: Tena - There are quite a few board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Toronto. I am going to give you a few and try them first. If they do not work out, get back to me and I ll give you more names. Dr. Gerald Baker - (416) 586-8333 Dr. Joseph...

Oral Surgery: Dental implants/bridges
Robert - There might be a small facial change after the teeth are extracted, but replacement with implants, if done by a skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon, should re-establish the proper facial dimensions and appearance. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons...

Oral Surgery: dry socket, warm salt water, dry socket
warm salt water, dry socket, 48hrs: Mike - It is impossible for me to tell you when and if you will be safe from developing a dry socket, but stop the smoking and immediately begin a regimen of warm salt water rinsing for about a minute, 4-5 times a day. If nothing develops within a week,...

Oral Surgery: Excision of Oral Squamous Papilloma, squamous papilloma, oral squamous
squamous papilloma, oral squamous, surgical excision: Hello Lisa I really think you should not be terrified at all. This is a very small procedure Totally painless and with very little discomfort. There is no other way than surgery to remove it and this should be removed and sent for histopathology to ensure...

Oral Surgery: extremely painful tiny hard bump on the lower right side of my mouth under my tongue., x ray, palpation
x ray, palpation, advil: Hello Brenda, From what you are describing, I am not sure if you are talking of soft tissue location (left side of your tongue) or on the bone in that area. In any case, an X-ray is mandatory as well as a consultation with your surgeon. Hard to say without...

Oral Surgery: Failed root canal - apicoectomy or extraction?, root canal treatment infection, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
root canal treatment infection, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment: Josh - Usually, the infection that forms at the end of the roots of teeth, after root canal treatment, is usually due to either poor root canal treatment, infection pre-existing before the root canal and not killed off with medication placed into the canal...

Oral Surgery: Failed root canal - apicoectomy or extraction?, roulette wheel, apicoectomy
roulette wheel, apicoectomy, cone beam: Hi Josh, Thanks for the feed back. Yes no question that endodontic techniques have considerably improved. Now, of course I have no Xray to tell you if it is worth doing it or not. 85% chance is good but not ideal comparing to the 95%+ of an implant which...

Oral Surgery: DENTIGEROUS CYST, gaum, cyst
Oral Surgery: DENTIGEROUS CYST, gaum, cyst, mississauga

Oral Surgery: Failed root canal - apicoectomy or extraction?, bone graft, apicoectomy
Oral Surgery: Failed root canal - apicoectomy or extraction?, bone graft, apicoectomy, apico

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth extraction 12yo, tounge, scar
Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth extraction 12yo, tounge, scar, hack

Oral Surgery: Holes in the roof of my mouth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper palate
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper palate, oral surgeon: DeWitt - How did the holes occur? How long have you had the holes? If you saw an oral and maxillofacial surgeon he should have been able to help you. Get back to me and tell me when the holes occurred and how. Tell me where you live and I will send...

Oral Surgery: horrible pain, alveolar bone, odd tastes
alveolar bone, odd tastes, pain meds: Hi Larry, I don t think it s a nerve exposed . It looked like a dry socket at the beginning but this has been more than one month since your extraction and the pain should have gone away. My suggestion would be to see an oral surgeon to check the wound...

Oral Surgery: invisalign, worst case scenario, wisdom tooth
worst case scenario, wisdom tooth, cracked tooth: Hello Tony, I hope you understand, I cannot really evaluate your case without some photos and X-ray to see the extent of the crack. Also, it is not quite clear to me if the dentist is doing the invisalign? It is usually an Orthodontist s job!!!Besides,...

Oral Surgery: invisalign, worst case scenario, wisdom tooth
worst case scenario, wisdom tooth, cracked tooth: Tony - I would really need to see that tooth to see if the tooth is, in fact, cracked. If it truly is, then a crown is necessary before the invisalign is placed. I know this is not what you want. What I suggest is to see if the tooth is really cracked or...

Oral Surgery: Jaw pain after mandibular osteotomy, lower jaw surgery, orthodontic braces
lower jaw surgery, orthodontic braces, definite diagnosis: Hello Wendy, You should not worry about anything bad really! On the other hand, a panorex is very insufficient to explore 3-dimensionally the area. It may look the same because it superimposes the structures; that is why I suggested a 3D radiological exploration....

Oral Surgery: Jaw realignment, maxillofacial surgeons, switzerland area
maxillofacial surgeons, switzerland area, scare stories: Hello Louise, You are right it is never too late to have it done. Of course, without looking at your face/mouth, it is impossible to give a very specific timeframe. the average case will last around 2 years with about a good year, year and a half or presurgical...

Oral Surgery: Jaw surgery and rhnoplasty, lower jaw surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon
lower jaw surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon, nose job: Hello Domenico, It is true than sequentially rhinoplasty comes AFTER orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery). This is even more true in Class III patients because advancing the maxilla (if needed of course) very often improves the nasal appearance. Now in...

Oral Surgery: jawbone lesions, definite diagnosis, sleep apnea
definite diagnosis, sleep apnea, throat cancer: Hello Brenda, I think you should not extrapolate what happened to your unfortunate dad with what your daughter might have. Also you have to keep in mind that there are literally hundred of lesions of the jaws most of them being benign and not malignant...

Oral Surgery: Lower Wisdom teeth WITH cysts MUST be removed?, bone deterioration, general anesthetic
bone deterioration, general anesthetic, wisdom teeth: Hello Ed, I don t think your age is an issue! 50 y.o is still very young and healing is uneventful at that age. Now surgery is not mathematics as far as predictability of nerve damage is. 1- General anesthesia does NOT affect the risk of nerve damage....

Oral Surgery: leforte, rare instances, jaw surgery
rare instances, jaw surgery, oral surgeon: Hi Tonka, Hard to tell without seeing you clinically and radiologically. Also, it seems strange that you start having these kind of feelings one year and a half after orthognathic surgery. Now you might be right and in some rare instances, instead of an...

Oral Surgery: Molar Extraction - medically compromised, molar extraction, vitamin k2
molar extraction, vitamin k2, wisdom teeth: Hello Sue I am not sure what you excatly mean by medically compromised. A nose bleed does not mean you have bleeding problems! It is usually due to some fragile arteries in the nose. Also I suppose they had done a thorough blood analysis when you were...

Oral Surgery: mucocoele, warm salt water, scar tissue
warm salt water, scar tissue, cautery: Amber - If done properly, the area should not be very tender. I don t understand the need for the cautery. The cautery can cause an irritation in the area and might be part of the problem. I don t know what post surgery removal you were given, but you...

Oral Surgery: Nerve injury from dental work, chorda tympani nerve, oral maxillofacial surgeon
chorda tympani nerve, oral maxillofacial surgeon, dental anesthetic: Dear HongNgoc, My best advice is to see a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area for a comprehensive neurological exam. These injuries must be followed in a timely manner by competent individuals to access the need for surgical intervention....

Oral Surgery: Oral surgery/tooth extraction/bone graft, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, oral and maxillofacial surgeons: William - I am assuming that the doctors you have seen are board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons, if not, then that is the type of doctor who should help you. If there is a break down of the graft and the doctors made a mistake during the sinus...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery/maxillofacial, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeries
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeries, perfect teeth: Cindy - I am not sure who you should see, but my suggestion is for you to contact the following: MEDICAID HOTLINE 1-888-342-6207 Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals Physical Address: 628 N. 4th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 You need...

Oral Surgery: orthognathic surgery, genioplasty, lower jaw
genioplasty, lower jaw, upper jaw: Jennifer - Moving the maxilla back is actually a fairly simple procedure. A segment of bone can be removed from the maxilla, after it has been separated from the upper portion of the maxilla. A the upper jaw cannot just be moved backwards more than a mm...

Oral Surgery: Pain only after implant restoration, sinus lift, gum tissue
sinus lift, gum tissue, peridex: Jessica - Of course, without examining you or seeing xrays of the area, it is a little difficult for me to be totally accurate. There is a possibility that the crown when placed altered your bite and caused excess pressure on the implant. That could produce...

Oral Surgery: Pain after wisdom teeth exteaction, wisdom teeth, local anesthesia
wisdom teeth, local anesthesia, pain medication: Jill - It is a little difficult for me to tell you what is actually occurring. If you have pain, a bad taste in your mouth and bad breath, then you could definitely have a dry socket. If so, do not put off seeing the doctor until Friday. Go tomorrow and...

Oral Surgery: Pain a year after surgery, muscles of mastication, mandibular osteotomy
muscles of mastication, mandibular osteotomy, orthodontic braces: Dear Wendy, It is difficult to say without examining you or having radiographs. It is possible that you may still have an infection and need antibiotic treatment, or it can be related to your muscles of mastication and perhaps you would improve with physical...

Oral Surgery: Predictions, vertical changes, mannai
vertical changes, mannai, frontal view: For the obvious reason that you can t have frontal 3D volume changes on the screen for most surgeries excluding vertical changes like vertical maxillary excess. But changes occur in all 3 dimensions of the space after orthognathic surgery. Chawket MANNAI,DDS,Ph....

Oral Surgery: pain after bone graft, bone graft, wisdom tooth
bone graft, wisdom tooth, dry socket: Cathleen - It sounds like you developed a periodontal defect in the location where the wisdom tooth was extracted. That defect seems to still exist, even though the doctor placed a bone graft. The continuation of the defect seems to still exist. It is...

Oral Surgery: permanent tongue numbness
JoAnn - It is obvious that the ENT doctor cut or severly traumatized the lingual nerve. He should have known that if you were completely numb two months after the surgery, he needed to reattach the cut nerve. Now, 18 months since the surgery, the lingual...

Oral Surgery: Regarding bone grafting, mandibular nerve, bone graft
mandibular nerve, bone graft, bone grafting: Ambika - the need for a bone graft before the implant is placed is totally dependent on the amount of bone available where the implant is to be placed. If the height of bone until the mandibular nerve, which runs through the lower jaw, is too little, then...

Oral Surgery: SARPE, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sleep apnea
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sleep apnea, skilled surgeon: Lisandro - Relatively speaking, SARPE is one of the simpler surgeries and has a minimal of complications afterwards, if the surgery is done by a skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon. In the hands of a qualified skilled surgeon and a knowledgeable orthodontist...

Oral Surgery: Salivary Gland Stone (Sialolith), salivary gland stone, salivary stone
salivary gland stone, salivary stone, salivary glands: Hello Jonathan, Sialoliths of salivary glands are not uncommon and vary in size. When they are small (a few millimeters), they,very often, are expulsed with the salivary flow. If they increase in size, then, a sialolithomy may be required depending on the...

Oral Surgery: severe pain in ear , around eye after oral surgey, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, pain in ear
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, pain in ear, dry socket: Veronica - If is, of course, difficult for me to tell you what is actually going on. But with the symptoms you have, you might be developing a problem, called a dry socket. It is an inflammatory problem that needs to be treated with irrigating the socket...

Oral Surgery: surgery after care, food replacements, electric blender
food replacements, electric blender, sizable piece: Doris - It is very important that only specially fabricated liqufied food replacements with vitamin supplements, like Ensure, is used. Not only will it allow your son to be full and not hungry, but it will promote the healing. What he is doing will put...

Oral Surgery: swollen cheek, swollen cheek, warm salt water
swollen cheek, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Sarah - It is a little difficult for me to tell you what is actually occurring, but my suggestion is for you to simply begin a regimen of warm salt water for 2-3 minutes, 4-5 times a day. The rinsing will help to reduce any residual inflammation in the area...

Oral Surgery: Tongue piercing..., lingual artery, main vein
lingual artery, main vein, main artery: Samantha - If the tongue is lacerated a the lingual artery, the main artery to the tongue is cut, the patient can bleed out or the blood flowing from the laceration can flow into the trachea. Either situation can cause the death of the individual. The tongue...

Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction, oral maxillofacial surgeon, pain medicine
oral maxillofacial surgeon, pain medicine, tooth extraction: Hi Emer, Of course,if the extraction was quite laborious and if addition your dentist had left some roots, Yes your pain is very normal!! She must have given you some pain medicine and put you on antibiotics. I would see an Oral/maxillofacial surgeon...

Oral Surgery: Tooth implant, oral maxillofacial surgeon, tooth implant
oral maxillofacial surgeon, tooth implant, facial area: Dear Lila, I am not sure of the details of your condition without examining you and taking an x-ray, what you describe as symptoms can be from many causes. Please find a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area at AAOMS.ORG, for an opinion....

Oral Surgery: trismus after IDB, warm salt water, strict regimen
warm salt water, strict regimen, muscle relaxers: Dr. Tarek - It is, of course, a little difficult for me to exactly diagnose what occurred, but often during a dental injection, the needle passes through blood vessels and muscles. In either situation, a limitation of opening can occur. If bleeding occurred...

Oral Surgery: Vitamin B(1,6,12)/nerve injured, vitamin b1 b6 b12, eating a balanced diet
vitamin b1 b6 b12, eating a balanced diet, dental anesthetic: HongNgoc - You are probably correct, the symptoms you have of a sore throat, neck pain, ear symptoms and shoulder pain are all classical TMJ symptoms. This situation may get better on its own, but the best way to encourage improvement is to begin a srict...

Oral Surgery: Wire still lodged in my gums, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gums
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gums, health risks: Dave - Most likely the wire used was made of stainless steel. Usually this material will not cause problems, but if it is near the surface, I suggest it be removed before it causes an internal irritation. You should make an appointment with an oral and...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth, wisdom teeth, food particles
wisdom teeth, food particles, warm heat: Hi Mark, It s hard to tell what you exactly have without seeing you of course. But I would not worry too much at this point of time because healing is very seldom symetrical. It sounds like the sutures pulled off in your case. You might have edema (swelling)...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, dental floss: Meg - Like you understand, I cannot be sure without either examining your or seeing xrays, but if you are not symptomatic you can probably wait for now. That tooth will need to be removed. It is important that you keep the area as clean as possible. That...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, tooth roots: Hello Kayleigh, You are right 40 minutes to remove an upper wisdom tooth is a long time and probably due to the lack of experience of the dentist. From what you are describing this sounds more like a trauma to the TMJ and surrounding muscles since the...

Oral Surgery: wisdom and cyst removel, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water
removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water, strict regimen: Debbie - from your description, it is a little difficult for me to tell you what is actually going on. Is it spasms of the jaw muscles (not uncommon after the removal of wisdom teeth)? Spasms can cause your symptoms. My suggestion, as simple as it may be,...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth extraction 12yo, wisdom teeth extraction, american association of oral and maxillofacial surgeons
wisdom teeth extraction, american association of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, sonoma county area: Gina - Well, of the three names, Dr. Schaller is the only oral surgeon and he is not board certified. Neither Dr. Barber or Dr. Nelsonin is listed as an oral surgeon from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. I will be happy to...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth headache pain in left sife, wisdom teeth, headache pain
wisdom teeth, headache pain, pain in the left side: Hello Stan, I don t think you will have headaches for the rest of your life. It is quite normal after just a week or so experience pain and discomfort after removal of 4 bony wisdom teeth. I am not sure if they put to sleep for this but sometimes the...

Oral Surgery: 13 months after lingual nerve injury pain still felt, lingual nerve injury, florida health science
lingual nerve injury, florida health science, nerve pathways: Jane - Injury to a nerve can heal within a few months, but if there are factors that have altered the normal nerve pathways. A neuroma is one mechanism to do this, but even pressure from scar tissue in the area can alter normal nerve mechanisms. It is difficult...

Oral Surgery: Ankylosed Baby Teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, getting braces
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, getting braces, gum tissue: Lsisa I wish I could tell you how much pain you might have after the extractions. In the hands of a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, the surgery will cause soreness, but that should get better within 4 to 5 days. Synthetic bone will very...

Oral Surgery: Bleeding after wisdom teeth pulled?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, th bottom: Dustin - Bleeding two days later is not normal. You have two choices, you can go back to the dentist, who is not there, or contact an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to stop the bleeding. You can possibly stop the bleeding on your own, but wetting a tea...

Oral Surgery: Botched Fistula Surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon, fistula surgery
oral maxillofacial surgeon, fistula surgery, tooth extraction: Dear Monica, There are many factors which could affect the out come of a sinus closure surgery including smoking,diabetes, non compliance with instruction and sinusitis. My best advice would be if you are not comfortable with your OMFS recommendations seek...

Oral Surgery: Botox at Dentist, botox injections, other soft tissue
botox injections, other soft tissue, facial lines: Emily - Dentists are not taught nor proficient in injecting Botox for their patients, especially if its use is to reduce facial lines, lip irregularities or other soft tissue needs. Unfortunately, when done improperly or done for wrong reasons, it can produce...

Oral Surgery: Breach between sinuses / mouth?, bone graft, sinus infection
bone graft, sinus infection, tooth roots: Hello Amy, I understand your problem and I am sure that it is real.I don t know which kind of CT was taken and how accurate the cuts were. Also usually if you have a sinus infection, it never goes away without leaving an inflammatory membrane.So it would...

Oral Surgery: baby tooth fully formed in jaw, oral maxillofacial surgeon, ankylosed
oral maxillofacial surgeon, ankylosed, panorex: Dear Susan, A delay in eruption of a permanent tooth is common. It is possible that Oral Surgery and early intervention of Orthodontics may be necessary to start moving it. It could be Ankylosed which usually results in tooth loss but this is rare. Have...

Oral Surgery: braces and sarpe procedure, oral maxillofacial surgeon, general anesthesia
oral maxillofacial surgeon, general anesthesia, dear al: Dear Al, The sarpe procedure is an acronym for surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion. It usually is performed under a general anesthesia as an out patient and it involves cutting or ostotomy of the upper jaw bone or maxilla in order to allow expansion...

Oral Surgery: CAT scan common procedure for Tori ?, oral maxillofacial surgeon, buccal exostosis
oral maxillofacial surgeon, buccal exostosis, tissue biopsy: Dear Sara, One must consider the source of pain that you are experiencing. I am not there examining you so if you are seeing a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon I can only assume he is doing the right thing. I do not routinely get CT scans for...

Oral Surgery: Communication between mouth / sinus, bone graft, oral antibiotics
bone graft, oral antibiotics, sinus problems: Amy - As muc as you might like your surgeon, I think it is best that you get a second opinion. That opinion needs to come from a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Another possible examiner would be from the doctor who is in charge of a board...

Oral Surgery: child with mesiodens, new dentist, pediatric dentist
new dentist, pediatric dentist, baby teeth: Kim - the best way to find the appropriate dentist for your son is by finding a pedodontist (pediatric dentist). This type of dentist is knowledgeable in your son s type of situation and will come up with a sensible treatment. I wish you well. If you have...

Oral Surgery: Dental Implants, jaw muscles, dental implants
jaw muscles, dental implants, upper jaw: Louie your description of what you are feeling sounds more like a pulling of the jaw muscles. As you say, I cannot be sure without examining you, but pulling sensations are usually muscular. It could still be sinus. I guess you have to wait for the xray...

Oral Surgery: Dry Socket, molar extraction, warm salt water
molar extraction, warm salt water, dry socket: Candance - Of course I cannot examine you and see the extent of healing, but by 8 days, the chance of getting a dry socket have greatly diminished. You should be able to return to normal activities, but keep the area clean, especially after meals with warm...

Oral Surgery: damaged minor salivary glands or ducts in mandibulum front, minor salivary glands, european continent
minor salivary glands, european continent, injection valves: Ingrid - I am so sorry to hear about this obviously debilitating problem. Without visualizing the area, it is a little difficult for me to directly help you, but the following are doctors who are board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Europe....

Oral Surgery: distraction osteogenesis, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, distraction osteogenesis
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, distraction osteogenesis, time lapses: Melany - A close and cooperative communicative relationship must exist between the orthodontist and a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. This is especially true if the orthodontist is having difficulty or unable to appropriated. Usually both...

Oral Surgery: Exposed Necrotic Bone in jaw, sjogren s syndrome, warm salt water
sjogren s syndrome, warm salt water, necrotic bone: Cheryle - It is a little difficult for me to tell you if the problem began due to poor treatment by the dentist or you long term illness. A skilled an knowledgeable dentist should have prepared, in advance, for your medical condition and not allow it to...

Oral Surgery: Extraction, prophylactic antibiotics, mannai
prophylactic antibiotics, mannai, happy new year: Hello Linda, Yes of course, for a difficult extraction and suspicion of infection, you should have been put on antibiotics immediately. Augmentin 875 mg 3 times a day for a 5 days period should do it and I would advise peroxyde 10% rinses also. That should...

Oral Surgery: Vertical growth mouth breathing, mandibular advancement, nose breathing
Oral Surgery: Vertical growth mouth breathing, mandibular advancement, nose breathing, jawline

Oral Surgery: foreign object felt in area of recent extraction., glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: It is hard to be definite without seeing you. Having said this, the most likely explanation is a fragment of bone that is protruding through the gum tissue. When upper teeth are extracted, this is normally accomplished by a slight expansion of the bone that...

Oral Surgery: Graft failure, infection, graft failure, graft material
graft failure, graft material, granulomas: Sherri - I hate to tell you this, but as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon I am so upset and embarassed with the treatment you have endured. The graft should never have been placed for at least 3-4 months after the removal of an obviously infected tooth....

Oral Surgery: Horrible Taste PLEASE HELP, oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, horrible taste: Dear Wendy, Leave the gauze out you are probably infected and need to be on antibiotics. My best advice would be to confirm the diagnosis with a board certified Oral & maxillofacial surgeon in your area today. Good Luck, Dr. Steven Saxe www.nvjawdoc.co...

Oral Surgery: hell 2years after surgery, wisdom tooth extraction, nerve damage
wisdom tooth extraction, nerve damage, crisis point: Mary - Nobody likes to be exposed to situations like you are in. Prolongued healing is tortuous and always takes a lot out of the patient. I don t know what you have done over the time of healing, but if you have not begun a regimen of warm salt water rinses,...

Oral Surgery: implants after graft, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, titanium screws
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, titanium screws, gum graft: Muhaseena - Without examining you, I cannot be sure the reason for any elevation. Saying that, you described protrusion of you mouth and gums. Implants sit in the bone, but the crowns that are placed on the implants definitely accentuate any anatomy in the...

Oral Surgery: Jaw, wisdom teeth, vertical dimension
wisdom teeth, vertical dimension, dental specialist: Walter - Just because you don t have teeth and may lose another, it does not mean that things cannot be done to maintain and establish a proper vertical dimension to prevent problems. Is your dentist knowledgeable and skilled? That I don t know. You should...

Oral Surgery: Jaw surgery, maxillo facial surgeon, gummy smile
maxillo facial surgeon, gummy smile, ortho surgery: Sarah I don t know who told you that your surgery can be done but must still show the gums. If planingned properly, the gum tissue should be below the lip. So the planning is key. That is why the surgeon must be involved in. The planning during the initial...

Oral Surgery: Jaw tingles and pain after wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, bad taste in my mouth
wisdom teeth removal, bad taste in my mouth, warm salt water: Lisa - Unfortunately, your situation sounds like the result of a non-surgeon doing surgery. It definitely sounds like you have developed a process, called a dry socket. This is something a skill surgeon would diagnose. As far as the type of sutures, I...

Oral Surgery: Can the jaw bone take months to heal after wisdom tooth extraction?, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: The healing process for the bone to completely heal in the socket can take up to six months. Having said that, it is not likely to be hurting you during that process. If you are having pain in that area this long after the extraction, it would be a good...

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery, professional basketball players, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
professional basketball players, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone grafts: Fionn - Your sport is the main decision maker for the approach and technique to reconstruct the midface paranasal region. If you are still involved in boxing and could possibly sustain a blow to the paranasal region, a common contact location, then an implant...

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery, wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons: Teresa - what I don t understand, moreso than the wisdom tooth problem, is why the surgeon is doing the surgery on your daughter at thirteen. At thirteen the body is growing and surgery done now might be a problem as she grows. I know this may sound strange...

Oral Surgery: Labial Frenectomy in 5 year old, oral maxillofacial surgeon, frenectomy
oral maxillofacial surgeon, frenectomy, front teeth: Dear Yvonne, I would recommend that you follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area. This procedure is not necessary in a 5 year old. The swelling can be normal and is dependent on the operating time if the procedure...

Oral Surgery: Lingering umbness after oral surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon, burning sensation
oral maxillofacial surgeon, burning sensation, peripheral nerve: Dear Amy, Hopefully your numbness has resolved by now. The healing process can take several weeks during that time you may experience unusual sensations in the surgical area, for up to 6 weeks, if this has not resolved by then I you follow up with your...

Oral Surgery: Lopwer right half Chapped lip after Root canal, root canal treatment, hello doctor
root canal treatment, hello doctor, rct: Kamal - Of course, without being there to evaluate you, I cannot be totally sure what occurred. Most likely the doctor, when he got you numb for the root canal treatment, did a lot of pulling and stretching of your lips and cheeks. This stretching will,...

Oral Surgery: Lower molar extraction, bone loss, limited options, rear molars, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
rear molars, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, second molars: Melissa - Definitely get a second opinion, but this time from a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. I don t know specifically what can be done, but in this day and age, bone grafts to build up the bone and later placing implants, once the bone...

Oral Surgery: Meniscal Tear, oral maxillofacial surgeon, torn meniscus
oral maxillofacial surgeon, torn meniscus, mri report: Dear Kathleen, A torn meniscus of the TMJ may need to be treated, depending on your symptoms it is possible that it can be treated with arthroscopy. There are many factors which would need to be evaluated to determine the necessity of surgery. my best...

Oral Surgery: Modified Condylotomy, saint bernard puppy, mandibular fossa
saint bernard puppy, mandibular fossa, left tmj: Laura - It is a little difficult for me to give you a course of treatment without examining you. From the MRI, it is obvious that you functioning with the right joint is not appropriate. the left joing appears somewhat restricted, but much better functioning....

Oral Surgery: maxillofacial surgery, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: You appear to have a rather large cystic lesion on the left side of your lower jaw. Ignoring this can result in an infection (which could account for your symptoms of bad taste and sore throat) and potentially could cause your jaw to fracture. It is vitally...

Oral Surgery: missing molars, first molars, wisdom teeth
first molars, wisdom teeth, strange question: Sheena - It is possible to move the molars, but it is a long and tedious affair. Often, after puberty is over, the bone becomes more dense and the movement of the teeth is limited. Without examining you I cannot be sure, but if you are unable to afford...

Oral Surgery: Neck lump after oral surgery, wisdom teeth, upper tooth
wisdom teeth, upper tooth, wisdom tooth: Tonya - First of all, stop the heating pad. A heating pad to the outside of the face only increases internal swelling. It sounds like, in addition to the trauma sustained to the jaw from the surgery, you have also developed secondary spasms of the jaw muscles....

Oral Surgery: Numbness in lower lip, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Meredith, A lot of unknowns in your question and so the info that I am going to give you is very general and not specific to your situation. In general, patients who unfortunately have a situation such as yours, do generally get used to the loss of sensation....

Oral Surgery: name of periodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, scar tissue
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, scar tissue, periodontists: Catherine - I am sorry, but I do not know any periodontists in the area. I am going to provide the name of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who you should call and ask for a recommendation. Dr. Jeffrey Wheaton - (505) 992-1550 I wish you well and...

Oral Surgery: Is this normal healing or a problem?, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Dustin - From your picture, it does look like healing is occurring, but it is important that you keep the area completely clean to promote full healing. You need to do this by beginning warm salt water rinses for 1-2 minutes, 4-5 times a day. Start the...

Oral Surgery: numbness lower L quadrant around mouth 1 yr. after root canal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mandibular nerve
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mandibular nerve, bearer of bad news: Mary - You did not say, but I assume from your description of what occurred that a lower tooth had the root canal. Below lower teeth there is a major nerve, called the mandibular nerve. If the dentist placed excess pressure in injecting or the needle went...

Oral Surgery: Oral Dentistry, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: This is a very complicated question. I will do my best to answer some parts but want to stress that I am not willing to give you any advice about legal action. This is not a common procedure for wisdom teeth. Now that your son is missing his lower second...

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic Surgery, side effects of anabolic steroids, effects of anabolic steroids
side effects of anabolic steroids, effects of anabolic steroids, orthognathic surgery: Dear Andy, The side effects of Anabolic steroids are numerous. Your surgery and the Orthodontic treatment may be affected by the use of this drug. To date I have not seen any studies which investigate the effect of steroids on outcomes of these procedures...

Oral Surgery: oral amtral fistula with osteonecrosis of the jaw, oral maxillofacial surgeon, osteonecrosis of the jaw
oral maxillofacial surgeon, osteonecrosis of the jaw, antral: Dear Anita, This should not be treated at home, you should be treated in a hospital setting receiving IV antibiotics. I am not sure of the details of your particular case to give specific advice. Your best bet would be to follow up with a board certified...

Oral Surgery: oral antral fistula, ucla school of dentistry, osteonecrosis of the jaw
ucla school of dentistry, osteonecrosis of the jaw, southern california school: Anita - I think the only approach that could successfully conquer your problem is for you to leave the San Diego area and seek treatment elsewhere. The location should be a major medical center with an oral and maxillofacial surgical residency and skilled...

Oral Surgery: oral antral fistula, salivary gland infection, slow healer
salivary gland infection, slow healer, health care coverage: Hello Mara, I have seen many similar cases and definitely agree that you should wait another couple of months and in most of the cases the fistula will close on itself provided you have an excellent oral hygiene. I would also recommend oral mouth washes...

Oral Surgery: oral surgeon., maxillofacial surgery residency, oral and maxillofacial surgery
maxillofacial surgery residency, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Zach - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the true name of the profession is a wonderful one. It is a profession that requires devotion to your patients and being available for those patients anytime. Those who attend dental school, who wish to become surgeons,...

Oral Surgery: osteonecrosis of the jaw with an oral antral fistula, surgical residency program, flap surgery
surgical residency program, flap surgery, antral: Anita - I am so sorry to hear of the problem you are enduring. Your surgeon is wrong to have dropped you. Every attempt possible needs to be made to close that fistula or the entire face can become infected. I do not know where you live, but if you live...

Oral Surgery: Pain ten days after extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment, carbonated drinks: Victoria - It is not normal to have the type of pain you are having ten days after an extraction. There must be something occurring in the socket. It could just be inflammation, but it might be an infection. Antibiotics might have just been a cover for...

Oral Surgery: Palate expanders/ Can side effects be reversed?, palate expanders, jaw bones
palate expanders, jaw bones, upper teeth: Gabby - if the jaw has been advanced due to the expander, it can be reversed with surgery. What type of surgery is difficult for me to say. It all depends on the position of the upper and lower jaw bones to each other. The problem is that you are in the...

Oral Surgery: PLEASE HELP: Chronic tooth and bad breath problem, gum line, electric toothbrush
gum line, electric toothbrush, wisdom tooth: Dear David, I would follow up with a Dentist in your neighborhood for a comprehensive exam and detailed treatment plan and oral hygiene instruction. In addition follow up with a physician for a comprehensive medical work up to rule out any other cause...

Oral Surgery: Pocket formed after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, oral maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeon: Dear Helen, If the fluid persists it can be from many sources including the adjacent tooth being abscessed. Many factors may contribute to the scenario that you described. My best advice would be if you are not comfortable with your OMFS recommendations...

Oral Surgery: Possible Incisal Papilla/Nasopalatine Cyst During Pregnancy, nasopalatine cyst, incisal
nasopalatine cyst, incisal, oral surgeon: Hello Kimberly, 1-There is no risk waiting until after delivery if infection can be controlled and as long as you don t have to ingest large amounts of antibiotics and medications. 2-There is really no risk to take a LOCAL X-ray with lead protection for...

Oral Surgery: Potential Osteomyelitis again?, atypical facial pain, diagnosis of osteomyelitis
atypical facial pain, diagnosis of osteomyelitis, root canal treatment: Charlotte - it is, of course, a little difficult without seeing xrays or examining you to be sure what you should do. Dark areas, like you describe between the roots, is usually, at least, an inflammatory condition. There are a few possible causes for it,...

Oral Surgery: Protruding tooth, bottom teeth, missing teeth
bottom teeth, missing teeth, front teeth: Cynthia - Throughout life our teeth have two moving tendencies. The teeth constantly erupt and move to the front of the mouth. The only thing stopping that movement is either adjoining teeth or teeth on the upper vs the lower jaw and vice versa. So having...

Oral Surgery: pain after tooth extraction and bone grafting, gum recession, root canal treatment
gum recession, root canal treatment, bone grafting: Dan - I think I already answered this tonight, but Motrin can produce inflammation in the stomach for some. Another approach, that I did not tell you in my last response, is to simply begin a strict regimen of warm salt water rinses, 4-5 times a day for 4-5...

Oral Surgery: palatal torus removal, oral maxillofacial surgeon, mouth rinse
oral maxillofacial surgeon, mouth rinse, best bet: Dear Tina, I am not sure of the details of your particular case to give specific advice. Your best bet would be to follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area. They are the only doctors qualified to treat and determine your...

Oral Surgery: please help me, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, jaw muscles: Shannon - the good news about the symptoms you describe are that those symptoms are indicative that your TMJ problem is mostly due to spasms of the jaw muscles. When these muscles go into spasm, they can cause earaches, jaw aches, headaches, sore throats,...

Oral Surgery: possible minor dry socket?, oral maxillofacial surgeon, upper mouth
oral maxillofacial surgeon, upper mouth, best bet: Dear Jake, You possibly have an infection and need to be on an antibiotic. Your best bet would be to follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area to have a comprehensive exam. Good Luck, Dr. Steven Saxe www.nvjawdoc.com...

Oral Surgery: Recurrent dental infections, root canal specialist, root canal treatment
root canal specialist, root canal treatment, dental infections: Abby -First of all just because you have been on antibiotics for 5 days, it does not mean infections will go away. Infections in the bone are rarely cured with just antibiotics. I general, the antibiotics only contain the infection, but the source of the...

Oral Surgery: Recurrent swelling and soreness following wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, food debris: Justina - Of course, without actually examining you I cannot be sure, but when swelling recurs a few weeks after extractions, it usually means that either food debris may have gotten caught in the healing area and now bacteria in the mouth is forming an infection....

Oral Surgery: retained root tip, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar extraction
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar extraction, upper tooth: Imtiaz - First of all, the dentist should have known immediately if he left a piece of root in the socket. Depending on the reason for the extraction, leaving an infected root can produce a more severe infection. If the root was pushed from normal position...

Oral Surgery: Severe Sore throat due to Dentigerous Cyst., tooth ache, throat infection
tooth ache, throat infection, academic reasons: Kevin-Although the chat is quite large, the darkness of the cyst on the xray usually indicates that no infection exists. Sometimes if the cystic area has eaten through the bone or the expansion pressure perforates the bone in the area where you have the...

Oral Surgery: Sliding Genioplasty, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, soft tissues
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, soft tissues, chin implant: Jay - the soft tissue around the chin can limit the motion, but it usually can be loosened enough to move the chin more than 5-6 mm. I wasn t there during the surgery, so it is difficult for me to tell you if there truly are tissue limitations, but the 5-6mm...

Oral Surgery: Soft Palate Biopsy, soft palate, general anesthetic
soft palate, general anesthetic, biopsy: Lilly - Usually a biopsy of a palatal area produces very little swelling on the palate and none anywhere else on the face. Depending on the size of the area, the size of the biopsy is dependent on the size of the lesion. A very large one only requires a...

Oral Surgery: Standard Treatment for Dry Socket, wisdom teeth, dry socket
wisdom teeth, dry socket, inflammatory condition: Dustin - First of all, dry socket is not osteomyelitis. It is a rather superficial bony inflammatory condition has does produce penetrating pain. I am a doctor who has always placed sutures after the extraction, but that is not a way to prevent a dry...

Oral Surgery: Surgery aimed at shortening midface height., oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sleep apnea
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sleep apnea, bottom teeth: James there is no specific amount of bone that can be removed. The amount varies on the anatomy Ifthe jaw itself. So in the workup the amount of bone can be determined in advance. So you need the surgeon to do the workup. I wish you well and hope the...

Oral Surgery: sharp piece of bone poking through gum!, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: This is normally a small bone fragment working its way through the gum tissue. In many circumstances it will go away on its own. If it does not, then you can see the original oral surgeon who did your surgery and have it filed down with a specialized instrument....

Oral Surgery: still swelling??, chronic sinus disease, oral maxillofacial surgeon
chronic sinus disease, oral maxillofacial surgeon, gummy smile: Dear Yiannis, There are many factors that contribute to swelling or healing that may be prolonged, which you did not include, for example smoking, diabetes, chronic sinus disease, allergies, habits. My best advice would be if you are not comfortable with...

Oral Surgery: Tongue numbness/unusual, lingual nerve damage, tongue numbness
lingual nerve damage, tongue numbness, signs of oral cancer: Lisa - It is now January 24th and if the nerve was traumatized from the injection, not an uncommon phenomenon, it can usually take a couple of months to get better. You will first notice a change of the numbness. It could tingle more, it could burn or shock,...

Oral Surgery: tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, left cheek
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, left cheek, docter: Brian - When you say numbness, can you feel anything there at all or are the feelings just diminished. Numbness can occur after an extraction, especially #18, because there is a nerve that runs under that tooth. Did that occur? I don t know, but you should...

Oral Surgery: tooth area #3-4, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, duraphat
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, duraphat, r canal: Shelly - Without examining you or seeing an xray of the area, it is a little difficult for me to tell you exactly what is occurring. It does sound like the dentist made a mistake in fabricating the retainer. It put excess pressure on the teeth and caused...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, warm salt water, listerine
warm salt water, listerine, tooth extraction: Katrina - A whitish yellow area over the healing socket is not abnormal. It is healing tissue, but it is important to keep up with the warm salt water rinses until it is completely gone. That can take a few weeks. So keep up cleaning the area and it should...

Oral Surgery: torus regrowth after surgery, upper palate, secondary surgery
upper palate, secondary surgery, upper teeth: Hello Susan, There are no know physical condition that causes tori growth. They are benign bone tumours which have the propensity of relapsing sometimes needing therefore a secondary surgery. You will have to have it removed again if you want to get rid...

Oral Surgery: un-treated oral anteal fistula w/maxillary necrosis/sinus infections and2 cysts, ucla medical center, ucla school of dentistry
ucla medical center, ucla school of dentistry, surgery residency program: Dear Anita, I would follow up at the UCLA medical center Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency program to have a complete exam and a comprehensive treatment plan.(310) 825-0834 A-level, UCLA School of Dentistry (Westwood campus), Room A0-156 CHS Good...

Oral Surgery: Vertical growth mouth breathing, facial appearance, mouth breathing
facial appearance, mouth breathing, open bite: Hello James, If mouthbreathing comes from vertical facial height excess and/or anterior open bite then your problem is quite straightforward. Yo will need a combined ortho-surgical treatment to impact your maxilla (move your upper jaw up)thus improving...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth removal and sever pain, wisdom teeth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nerve irritation: Rosann - First of all, rather than a regular dental xray, sinus films need to be made to evaluate if the problem is sinus related. Secondly, if the surgeon is not comfortable with what to do, you need to take him to a different doctor and make sure that...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth and TMJ, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, poor alignment: Maria - An impacted wisdom tooth is a wisdom tooth that sitting in such a position that it has bone, gum tissue, poor alignment or a combinaiton of any of them that prevent a tooth from naturally erupting into the normal position. A deeply impacted tooth...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, teeth extraction
wisdom teeth, teeth extraction, pain medication: Lydia - At age 16, the safest and best approach to put you to sleep is by giving you an intravenous administration of an anesthetic. Within a few drops of the medication being given to you, you will not be aware of anything that is going on. That means...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth dry socket healing, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: In general, a dry socket takes roughly 3-7 days to resolve. As you are noticing, you can expect it to begin to get better and once that happens it should get a bit better each day. Even without any treatment, this problem always resolves over time. Hope...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction with bone removal, wisdom tooth extraction, jaw bone
wisdom tooth extraction, jaw bone, bottom left: Charlene - It sounds like the surgeon is exaggerating the procedure. Yes, to expose the tooth, if it is fully covered by bone, the bone overlying the tooth may need to be removed. To remove the tooth, removing excess bone is not the best technique. Better...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth decay, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth, tooth decay: Julia - what you have endured is not uncommon. The decay problem you developed with the wisdom tooth occurred, most likely, from a periodontal pocket on the back of the adjacent tooth to the wisdom tooth, the second molar. With a simple pocket bacteria...

Oral Surgery: my 20 month old childs teeth, two front teeth, pediatric dentist
two front teeth, pediatric dentist, permanent teeth: Dear Gemma, At 20 months the teeth are space holders for the permanent teeth that will erupt in 5 years. The teeth if loose will become infected if not treatable with a pediatric dentist intervening to evaluate the restorability. Your best bet would be...

Oral Surgery: apioectomy one year ago - sensitivity and tender swollen area, scar tissue, facial expressions
scar tissue, facial expressions, lip area: JJ - I fully understand your feelings. First of all, not seeing your postop xray it is a little difficult for me to tell you all, but apicoectomies can sometimes produce some mobility of the tooth if the bone supporting the tooth is inflamed. Sensations...

Oral Surgery: Bone splinter, warm salt water, peridontist
warm salt water, peridontist, wisdom teeth: Jane - Any further surgery is dependent on what was left in the extraction socket. Was it a splinter of tooth or bone? If it was a splinter of tooth, it needs to be removed. I am assuming that the infection must be significant, because clindamycin is a...

Oral Surgery: bone spurs in tooth, oral maxillofacial surgeon, bone spurs
oral maxillofacial surgeon, bone spurs, dentist office: Dear Raven, This sounds unusual my best advice would be to follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area today to have a comprehensive exam and treatment plan. Good Luck, Dr. Steven A. Saxe DMD www.nvjawdoc.co...

Oral Surgery: closing/sealing the gum after a tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dermabond
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dermabond, plastic strip: John - Initially, it is important to completely define when the actual opening into the sinus occurred. There might have been a small opening at the time of the extraction that never healed properly. Anyway, there is no material that can act as a watertight...

Oral Surgery: Continuous Implant Pain Day 11 Post-Op, hydrocodone apap 5mg 500mg, bone graft
hydrocodone apap 5mg 500mg, bone graft, oral hygiene: Pat - The answer should be obvious to the surgeon. If he cannot arrive at a cure for the pain, there really is no other solution than removing the source of the problem - the implant. I hope the surgeon is honest with himself and can admit there is a problem...

Oral Surgery: Dental implants, gum tissue, gum surgery
gum tissue, gum surgery, dental implants: Having gum surgery adjacent to an implant always carries the risk of tissue recession. Your old implant is perfectly fine other than the metal edge. I m not sure if your graft was being done prior to another implant placement or if it is already in place....

Oral Surgery: Dentist Don't know what I Have?, bad taste in my mouth, root canals
bad taste in my mouth, root canals, front teeth: Nora - Of course, without examining you it is a little difficult for me to tell you what is actually going on. It does sound, from your description of the redness of the gums, bad taste and odor that you are suffering from a periodontal problem. Depending...

Oral Surgery: Fractures, lateral portion, maxilla
lateral portion, maxilla, lefort: Ben - It is a little difficult with this one scan, because this was not taken balanced. What I mean is that on one side of this scan the lateral portion of the orbit is not shown. What I do see is a fracture of the maxilla through the sinuses. If no other...

Oral Surgery: Hard bump in back of mouth, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth
wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth, gum: Andrea - Of course, without examining you, I cannot be sure what that bump is, but if it is at the site of the extraction of the wisdom tooth, what you feel is probably the bony wall that surrounded the tooth. During the extraction the dentist probably expanded...

Oral Surgery: Impact of Missing Tooth, first molars, eye teeth
first molars, eye teeth, scar tissue: Susan - A retainer is a good temporary stopgap to prevent the movement of the teeth. Long term, however, it can produce damage to the bone in the area. As far as the amount of bone present to place the implant, there are relatively minor procedures to enhance...

Oral Surgery: jaw & ear pain, wisdom teeth, occlusal guard
wisdom teeth, occlusal guard, ear pain: You are probably experiencing muscle spasms. Although nite guards are helpful, active massage or physio is usually needed as well. Should that not work, have radiographs done of the affected side looking for anything unusual in the bone. Finally look outside...

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery downtime, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw surgery, bottom teeth: Sandy - You say that you saw a specialist for the dentures and implants. You also say she advised jaw surgery. Was she an oral and maxillofacial surgeon? If not, she is the wrong type of doctor to advise you on the need for surgery. So if the doctor is...

Oral Surgery: Lingual nerve, lingual nerve, taste buds
lingual nerve, taste buds, mildness: Floyd - An injury to the nerve providing sensation to the tongue can be very annoying. Usually mild injuries to the tongue nerve will get better within a few months, but I have had patients with mild injuries lasting for a year or so. At this point there...

Oral Surgery: Lump in my lower lip area, lip area, oral surgeon
lip area, oral surgeon, minor salivary gland: Praveen - I wish I could tell you that a lump in the lower lip will disappear or shrink on its own, if it has been there a few months. Unfortunately, those swellings are most frequently blockages of minor salivary gland in the lower lip. These areas do...

Oral Surgery: Mental nerve damage, bone graft, bone fragments
bone graft, bone fragments, nerve damage: Hello Rose, Yes it is too early to worry about what you are experiencing which can sometimes happen. The pain in the lower jaw can irradiate without meaning that the nerve is damaged. But if you are also having some numbness then it would better to see...

Oral Surgery: Molar extraction, molar extraction, suffolk county ny
molar extraction, suffolk county ny, gum tissue: Nicole - Even though the nose blow test shows nothing, with the inflammation you have in the socket, a communication with the sinus if plausible. If the cause of the inflammation is discovered and treatment is rendered to combat the problem, healing should...

Oral Surgery: Nonsurgical treatments for maxillary vertical deficiency, bone grafts, graft material
bone grafts, graft material, nonsurgical treatments: Ron - Over the past 15 years there has been immeasurable improvement in the techniques used and the materials involved. Yes bone grafts are often used if there is a deficiency, but there are also materials that are now fabricated, which can often allow the...

Oral Surgery: Numbness/burning sensation near front of tongue after wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, lingual nerve
wisdom teeth removal, lingual nerve, burning sensation: Hello Rachel, First of all, don t be so much worried because this kind of problem occurs sometimes after removal of wisdom teeth. What most likely happened is that your lingual nerve was traumatized (stretched) in some way and you can experience numbness...

Oral Surgery: Numbness/burning sensation near front of tongue after wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, lingual nerve
wisdom teeth removal, lingual nerve, burning sensation: Rachel you are not alone. Numbness of the tongue is either caused by the needle insertion or during the removal of the tooth. All the info you have is correct. If you have noticed a change, this burning or fizziness may be a sign the nerve is already beginning...

Oral Surgery: oral antral fistula, upper molar, lincoln nebraska
upper molar, lincoln nebraska, antral: Jill - Oral antral fistulas, a communication between the mouth and the sinus, is problem that can produce significant sinus inflammations and infections if not closed. The closure technique is varied, based on the location of the opening and the size of...

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic Surgery -Upper Jaw Post Surgery Sinus Infections, sinus drainage, sinus surgery
sinus drainage, sinus surgery, sinus infections: Bruce - I, of course, cannot be sure without examining you or viewing your CT, but there are incidences of a blockage of sinus drainage after orthognathic surgery to the upper jaw. This blockage can be from the actual cutting of the bone or it could just...

Oral Surgery: pain in jaw after wisdom teeth removal., wisdom teeth removal, triangle shape
wisdom teeth removal, triangle shape, wisdom tooth: It is not uncommon to get a small ledge of lingual bone expanded or even protruding from the gum. In time the edge will die off and naturally smooth. Sometimes the pain makes the wait impossible. See your surgeon and have them bend it or smooth it off. It...

Oral Surgery: prognathic lower jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, surgical decision
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, surgical decision, lower jaw: Alzira - Your question is a little difficult for me to come up with an answer. Your medical history is extremely important in any surgical decision. I have not done an 80 y/o patient with an orthognathic problem. The main problem as I see it, even if you...

Oral Surgery: right jaw bone uneven, muscle spasm, bone movement
muscle spasm, bone movement, extreme muscle: Louise - I assume that during the surgery, the surgeon aligned the jaws properly, producing the midline in the correct location. I am concerned about the uneven feeling along the right jawbone line. It sounds like there has definitely been some bone movement...

Oral Surgery: root canal pain, root canal pain, dental experiences
root canal pain, dental experiences, nerve pain: Sofie - Occasionlly microfibers of the nerve are not completely removed if the walls of the nerve canal are irregular and the removal of the nerve by the dentist leaves pieces there. Usually, a dentist will then place a medication within the nerve canal to...

Oral Surgery: root canal done twice on the same tooth and still see puss, root canal specialist, root canal treatment
root canal specialist, root canal treatment, endodontist: Minh - I would suggest, if you want to save this tooth, to see a root canal specialist, an endodontist, to completely evaluate the root canal treatment. If you don t want to go that route, then extracting the tooth and having a bridge made is a solution....

Oral Surgery: small mass left in lip following mucocele surgery., minor salivary glands, ent doctor
minor salivary glands, ent doctor, internal aspects: Sarah - With the removal of the mucocele, I am sure that the ENT doctor removed the mucocele and any other associated minor salivary glands. This procedure can produce a small void in the internal aspects of the lip which can fill with blood. To prevent...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction in roof in mouth, rheumatic fever, routine surgery
rheumatic fever, routine surgery, eye tooth: Hello sandra Obviously, an X-ray and a clinical exam is needed for a definite answer. But as a rule, an impacted canine is a fairly routine surgery when performed by an experienced oral surgeon.If your rheumatic fever had any sequalae on your heart then...

Oral Surgery: tooth pulled - nerve sensations, jawbone, sensations
jawbone, sensations, nerve: Ronald - Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure, but what you describe is most like a trauma to the nerve. You say have have sensations, but you don t describe what they are. If they are tingly, burning or shocks, it means the nerve is definitely...

Oral Surgery: top gums, oral maxillofacial surgeon, fatty tumors
oral maxillofacial surgeon, fatty tumors, top gum: Dear Gale, I would seek the opinion of a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon in your area. It is impossible for me to clearly asses your problem through this medium, without examining you or reviewing all of the data. Good Luck, Dr. Steven...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, cold sensation
wisdom teeth extraction, cold sensation, 3d scanners: Becky - My suggestion is actually quite simple. Get a second opinion from a different dentist. I am not saying that the wisdom teeth are not the cause, but get a second opinion from a different dentist might be a good approach. I wish I could tell you...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth removal after effects, wisdom teeth removal, nerve damage
wisdom teeth removal, nerve damage, mannai: Hello Dena, First of all Good Morning! Since your surgery had been done so long ago, it is very likely that you had some nerve damage during surgery which can explain the numbness. In addition, I would also be concerned about TMJ since you do have limited...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth, food debris, wisdom tooth
food debris, wisdom tooth, mouthrinses: Fiona - Of course, without evaluating the area it is a little difficult for me to be sure, but if the socket is still open, it may be a place where food debris and bacteria accumulate. If so, this could definitely be the cause of the foul taste. If your...

Oral Surgery: bottom teeth are too short, partial denture, bottom teeth
partial denture, bottom teeth, bite splint: Anne - It is a little diffficult for me to help you without actually examining you. An establishment of a correct bite is important. How that is done for you is a little tough without an exam. I suggest, if you live in or near a large city, that you find...

Oral Surgery: Broken Jaw?, wisdom teeth, upper tooth
wisdom teeth, upper tooth, broken jaw: Maria - If you are still uncomfortable it is important that you definitely do get back to the dentist for the area to be evaluated. The hard object you feel at the site of the extraction could be the bone that surrounded the tooth before the extraction. ...

Oral Surgery: Ear Pain and loss of hearing after orthognathic surgery, ear ache, jaw muscles
ear ache, jaw muscles, maxio: Lizeth - Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure, but the sensations you are enduring can possibly occur with with either a sinus inflammation or even spasms of the jaw muscles. The surgeon must also have thought that muscular problems might be...

Oral Surgery: exposed jawbone, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone spur
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone spur, wisdom teeth: Brian - Of course, without examining you I cannot be totally sure, but if a bone spur does develop, it should be removed to produce complete healing. That removal should be done by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to insure a proper healing and no future...

Oral Surgery: extraction and implant, root canal dentist, oral maxillofacial surgeon
root canal dentist, oral maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft: Dear Jackie, I would highly encourage you to see a board certified Endodontist, with a microscope, in an attempt to retreat your tooth prior to extraction. Although I do not have a complete history of this tooth and have not examined you or reviewed an...

Oral Surgery: Impacted wisdom teeth and second molars - options, removal of wisdom teeth, second molars
Oral Surgery: Impacted wisdom teeth and second molars - options, removal of wisdom teeth, second molars, cystic lesions

Oral Surgery: True risk of permanent numbness, teeth and gums, sinus infection
Oral Surgery: True risk of permanent numbness, teeth and gums, sinus infection, jaw surgery

Oral Surgery: Fluid build up in face after wisdom tooth extraction, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Max, It is hard to answer your question without actually having seen you and examined the area. It is possible that your dentist is correct and the fluid buildup will gradually dissipate over time. However, it is also possible that this represents an...

Oral Surgery: hard lump near extraction, abnormal bone growth, warm salt water
abnormal bone growth, warm salt water, bone deformity: Thomas - Without examining you it is difficult for me to be sure. Occasionally, the doctor in removing the tooth expands the bone around the tooth and that can cause an appearance of excess bone. My suggestion is for you to do warm salt water rinses for...

Oral Surgery: Impacted wisdom teeth and second molars - options, second molars, wisdom teeth
second molars, wisdom teeth, numb face: Both lower widow teeth show signs of cystic change not just lower left. As I said taking out second molars can make surgery easier and is not wrong. If they make any contact with opposing teeth they can be useful. I doubt they will ever erupt fully or be brought...

Oral Surgery: infected incision after jaw lesion removal, lesion removal, warm salt water
lesion removal, warm salt water, oral bacteria: Ann - It is a little difficult for me to tell you, without examining you, if what you are enduring is normal or not. In general, when a large lesion is removed, the incision often opens and the area becomes a catching area for oral bacteria and food debris....

Oral Surgery: Low Lip-Line, straight white teeth, facial hair growth
straight white teeth, facial hair growth, two front teeth: Masno - Of course without examining I cannot be sure, but it seems if the surgeon was able to move your upper jaw downward, and staiblize the bone into the new position the proper length of the lower and upper jaws can be established and surgery can correct...

Oral Surgery: mandibular tori post opp complications, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Leticia, Unfortunately, this is a well known possibility following the removal of mandibular tori. It is more likely to occur, the bigger they are. Careful surgical treatment of the soft tissue is imperative in trying to avoid this problem, but even with...

Oral Surgery: my operation, orthodontic surgery, upper jaw
orthodontic surgery, upper jaw, lower jaw: Monaliza - I am sorry, but it is a little difficult for me to completely answer your question from the language and description you used. If you are asking if it is possible to re-establish the position of the upper jaw 3 months after the surgery, I would...

Oral Surgery: Oral Fistula - 1 year problem, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: These can most often be dealt with surgically via a well trained board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. I would suggest that you contact the American Board of oral and maxillofacial surgeons (www.aboms.org) to get some names of board certified surgeons...

Oral Surgery: Oral problems, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: You should find a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in your area to check and see what is going on. Chronic pain problems can be difficult to diagnose but if you are persistent, you will usually get to an answer. For a board certified surgeon,...

Oral Surgery: Oral surgery postoperative pain, bone remodeling, jaw muscles
bone remodeling, jaw muscles, active process: Cathy - the only discomfort during healing should resolve within a few days. A continuation of pain indicates and active process occurring. That discomfort could be the sinus, but it could also be an inflammation of the jaw muscles that attach in that area....

Oral Surgery: pain and numbness after implant placement, warm salt water, burning sensations
warm salt water, burning sensations, chin area: Julia - After two weeks, there can still be some inflammatory aspects of any surgical site. Because of that, still haveing some pain and sensations in your chin may not be a real problem. If nothing changes with the discomfort after about 1 month since the...

Oral Surgery: pain and numbness after maxillofacial surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon, upper palate
oral maxillofacial surgeon, upper palate, upper gum: Dear simone There can be several reasons for your discomfort. Decompression of the nerve by removing the possible impinging bone plates is possibly a good start. Every case is unique and without all of the details it is extremely difficult to access your...

Oral Surgery: post extraction complications, warm salt water, gauze pad
warm salt water, gauze pad, root canals: Tiffany - Of course, without directly examining you, it is a little difficult for me to determine what is actually occurring. What I can say is that dry socket paste, if administered incorrectly can accentuate the pain. That is why only a skilled dentist...

Oral Surgery: Post-extraction of wisdom teeth, extraction of wisdom teeth, swollen glands
extraction of wisdom teeth, swollen glands, wisdom tooth: Carla - This is a tough one. I have never heard of repeated bouts of fainting or dizziness when touching with the patient s tongue or brushing near the extraction socket. I, of course cannot be sure, but what might be happening, epecially in the location...

Oral Surgery: Post treatment jaw pain, mannai, jaw pain
mannai, jaw pain, dental work: Hello Mike Sorry for the delay I was giving a course. Hopefully by now, the stiffness and pain have disappeared or at least greatly diminished. The infiltration has probably caused a trauma to your muscle with a sunsequent contraction and opening limitation....

Oral Surgery: RE: ankylosed tooth, bone graft, oral surgeon
bone graft, oral surgeon, orthodontist: Robin - I fully understand your apprehension about the procedure. If for some reason the surgical treatment is unsuccessful and a hole in the bone is left, the surgeon can place a bone graft and within a few months an implant can be placed and activated....

Oral Surgery: RE: ankylosed tooth, oral surgeon, x rays
oral surgeon, x rays, orthodontist: I m sorry but without X-rays. I cannot offer an opinion. These type of situations are quite individual. In most cases should the surgeon exposť the tooth further it would not be at the expense of the bone at the neck. Apical bone generally fills back in. So,...

Oral Surgery: RE: ankylosed tooth, mannai, bone 2
mannai, bone 2, oral surgeon: Hello Robin Teeth ankylosis is a common problem and the steps should be as follow: 1- Tooth luxation i.e the oral surgeon should gently move the tooth in the socket using forceps and elevators to break the little bonds with bone. 2-Osteotomy around the...

Oral Surgery: Ridge Augmentation, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Michael, The studies on BMP certainly look good but there has been some question as to whether it does what it is purported to do. Obviously, it would be impossible for me to give you specific advice without having seen you and evaluating the area and...

Oral Surgery: Root Canal, root canal treatment, root canals
root canal treatment, root canals, endodontist: Elizabeth - Oral surgeons do not usually do root canals, but in a situation where there has been trauma to the tooth and the patient came to the surgeon in an emergency, then doing the root canal might be important. In general, oral and maxillofacial surgeons...

Oral Surgery: Sinus Communication, oral maxillofacial surgeon, bellflower ca
oral maxillofacial surgeon, bellflower ca, bone graft: Dear Scott, It is possible that this may be closed without a bone graft if you question your board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon you may want to get a second opinion check out this web site. http://www.aaoms.org/findoms.php It sounds like...

Oral Surgery: tongue sore, molar tooth, warm salt water
molar tooth, warm salt water, rough surface: Sara - It looks like the dental may have irritated the tongue with the cap, which may have a rough surface. The area of irritation is not dangerous, but to speed healing you need to keep it clean with warm salt water rinses after meals and another couple...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction and Bone Graft - Bad taste and bad breath, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Stitches are definitely a normal and necessary part of the procedure. There are a number of reasons that she might have bad breath but none that I could diagnose for you without having seen her to see what is going on. You should definitely have her go back...

Oral Surgery: Torri removal, dr steven, saxe
dr steven, saxe, denture: Dear Solomon It is probable that your speech has absolutely nothing to do with your tori. The only reason one would have to remove a tori would be to accommodate the fabrication of a denture. It is a simple procedure that could costs in excess of $1,000...

Oral Surgery: True risk of permanent numbness, lower jaw surgery, nerve damage
lower jaw surgery, nerve damage, drastic difference: John - permanent numbness from the surgery is always a possibility, but if the surgeons plan the surgery well and they are skilled the chances of numbness with an advancement of the lower jaw through a common technique (sagittal split osteotomy) is approximately...

Oral Surgery: white filling in extracted tooth area, clove oil, mannai
clove oil, mannai, dry socket: Hello Kathy It sounds like you have a dry socket. I would not be traumatic to the area and leave it alone to heal even if it looks whitish like you are describing. Don t try to remove it and wait a few days for a complete covering of the area. Keep rinising...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth extraction complications, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction complications
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction complications, tooth extraction complications: It is unfortunate that you didn t have the tooth removed by a specialist and went through an abnormally long procedure when in the right hands would have had a different result. I have no way of knowing what went on, what was done or what remains without...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth removal., wisdom tooth removal, warm salt water
wisdom tooth removal, warm salt water, dry socket: Lyssa - If the severe pain you are having is associated with a bad taste or bad breath then you might have a condition called a dry socket . This condition needs to be directly treated with medication by the dentist, after he rinses the socket to remove...

Oral Surgery: Ameloblastoma, washington dc area, canine tooth
washington dc area, canine tooth, two doctors: Colleen - I am sorry to hear about the continued problem your husband has. The total removal of the ameloblastoma and associated bone is important to cure it and prevent further expansion of the growth. I am not personally familiar with surgeons in the...

Oral Surgery: Apthous Ulcer, viscous lidocaine, oral cancer pictures
viscous lidocaine, oral cancer pictures, warm salt water: Scott - Your treatments are totally correct and healing should occur. Such healing varies in time usually the ulceration should heal completely in 10-14 days after it first formed. So it sounds like you are healing. Keep up the treatments and it should...

Oral Surgery: bad breath, tooth sockets, cause of bad breath
tooth sockets, cause of bad breath, warm salt water: Op - First of all tonsillar stones are no usually a problem, other than to produce a bad breath. One of the best ways to get rid of them is by simply irrigating them with warm salt water with a syringe (an electric irrigator may be too strong). So if you...

Oral Surgery: complications from mandibular tori removal, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Not aware of any research on this specific issue. This is not exactly an area that begs for research as it is a pretty well know fact amongst oral surgeons that the bigger the torus is, the more thinned the tissue will be and the higher the likelihood that...

Oral Surgery: dental implant, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Mike, Wish that I could answer your question but without having seen you that would be impossible. What I can tell you is that healthy implants should have no swelling around them. Same holds true for healthy bone grafts. So I would expect that assuming...

Oral Surgery: Dental X-ray, dental xrays, digital xrays
dental xrays, digital xrays, x ray: Ali - Dental xrays are best avoided throughout surgery, but the recommendation is that for the waiting for 12 weeks is best to be safe. Since you waited 12 weeks, most likely, nothing occurred. Just so you know, your dentist is wrong. Digital xrays,...

Oral Surgery: experienced sliding genioplasty surgeons in CA, southern california area, jaw surgery
southern california area, jaw surgery, s hospital: Mynh - I am not very familiar with surgeons in Southern California, but there is a Dr. Jeffrey Hammoudeh DDS, MD who is the director of jaw deformities at Children s Hospital. He is known for his skills with jaw surgery. Dr. Jeffrey Hammoudeh - (310)...

Oral Surgery: Fistula, graft material, bellflower ca
graft material, bellflower ca, baby tooth: Scott If you can wait a few more months. I have seen too many attempts at closure go sour. If there is constantly draining stuff it does need to be cleaned out, packed and closed. If your sinus is opaque, filled up on X-ray it needs to be done. If the...

Oral Surgery: Full Mouth Extraction, Max Tori Removal, dry sockets, intravenous sedation
dry sockets, intravenous sedation, local anesthetics: Judy - I too am unable to take local anesthetics with epinephrine, so I understand your dilemma. Having treated many patients with similar histories, I have always found that the best way to remove the teeth and make the procedure as comfortable as possible...

Oral Surgery: Giant Cell Granuloms, soft tissue lesions, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
soft tissue lesions, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, noonan syndrome: Luke - I have used embolization to help isolate hemangiomas (vascular tumors). I have not used cyanoacrylates, but did use bisphosphinates. Fortunately, that treatment worked and fortunately I have only had to do this once. I wish I could be informative...

Oral Surgery: Kissing after wisdom teeth extraction., wisdom teeth extraction, extractions
wisdom teeth extraction, extractions, different stages: Bill - This is not an unusual question. After extractions it is wise to avoid kissing a minimum of seven days after the extractions. The wait helps the area heal and prevent bleeding problems that can occur from the suction in the mouth that occurs with...

Oral Surgery: Knot in cheek and painful area, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, bone graft: Thea- first of all, to help reduce some of the soreness, you need to begin warm salt water rinses in that area for about 4-5 minutes, 4-5 times a day. That rinsing will help reduce some internal swelling and infection. What needs to be done, if a regular...

Oral Surgery: Mandible trauma healed incorrectly, mannai, condyles
mannai, condyles, orif: Hello Shane, Really difficult to tell you without pictures and X-rays! But since you had a bilateral condylar fracture in addition to 2 parasymphyseal fractures, the indication should have been to open at least one of the condylar fracture. Now everything...

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic Surgery, wearing braces, osteotomy
wearing braces, osteotomy, click sound: Bobby - Initially a set of traditional xrays of the face and skull is needed. If something is noticed that is inappropiate or not shown on the film then a CT can be used. The changes you describe as changes in position are probably muscular responses....

Oral Surgery: orthognathic surgery, questions about procedure., anesthetic agents, jaw joints
anesthetic agents, jaw joints, open bite: Brendan - First of all, let me tell you that in the many orthognathic cases I have been a part of or witnessed, I have never had or seen a patient aware of anything after the initial sedative, before the anesthesia. Midazolam is a very powerful sedative...

Oral Surgery: Pathology, vascular lesions, giant cell
vascular lesions, giant cell, excision: The lesion is rather large for something that just appeared after a previous lesion was cauterized. I m hoping a recent biopsy was done and confirmed this is a giant cell and not something else. Generally, giant cell lesions of soft tissue are treated by...

Oral Surgery: post implant pressure, sinus membrane, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
sinus membrane, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar: Stacy - Of course, without seeing your xrays I cannot be sure, but it sounds like the implant was actually placed so it perforated into the sinus or against the sinus membrane lining the sinus. This is not bad, unless the sinus inflammation inflames the implant....

Oral Surgery: sinus pressure, dental implant, internal resorption, sinus problem
internal resorption, sinus problem, sinus pressure: Hello Christina It is very hard to answer without an X-ray or a CAT-scan. Nevertheless, I would see an oral surgeon since this is beyond periodontist skills. I doubt it if you have a fistula and tooth #6 is usually more in relation with the nasal cavity...

Oral Surgery: skin graft, skin graft, bottom teeth
skin graft, bottom teeth, mannai: Hello Lynn, Actually it is not real skin graft. The surgeon will take a split tickness graft from the roof of your mouth and insert it against the tooth. This is a really benign and simple operation. So please don t worry but just make sure he is an...

Oral Surgery: Sore place on gum, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, bone spur: Cliff - Yes the bone spur should come out on its own if it is loose, but if attached it will not release. First of all, start warm salt water rinses in the area for about 5 minutes, 4-5 times a day. See if that helps (it might take 10 days to work). If...

Oral Surgery: Suspected TMJ, meniscus cartilage, jaw clicking
meniscus cartilage, jaw clicking, mannai: Hello Haley, There is absolutely no way of telling you for sure the kind of treatment which depends VERY precisely of your pathology. The first step is to perform an MRI which will show the extent of the meniscus (cartilage you have in your joints) displacement....

Oral Surgery: tori removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, straight forward procedure
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, straight forward procedure, williamsport pa: Kim - that is a difficult question for me to answer without examining you. If you get sores, irritation or plan on having dental treatment where the tori may get in the way, then removal is necessary. I wish I could be more definitive, but I would need to...

Oral Surgery: I have a whole where my wisdom teeth use to be Im 98% sure I can see my jaw bone, wisdom teeth, mannai
wisdom teeth, mannai, durig: Hello Marie, Sorry for the delay I did not get your letter. Probably by now, the healing has been going on and even if some bone was exposed since it was apparently a traumatic extraction, the gums eventually covers it.Of vourse, in the meanwhile, the area...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, strict regimen: David - My suggestion is that you immediately begin a strict regimen of warm salt water rinses in the area of the wisdom tooth. Do it for about 5 minutes 4-5 times a day. That will often reduce the inflammation after a few days and reduce the pain. If...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, stiff neck pain
wisdom teeth extraction, stiff neck pain, warm salt water: Walt - Of course, I cannot be 100% sure without examining you, but the stiffness you describe is nnot uncommon. The jaw muscles often go into spasm after the wisdom teeth are extracted. The jaw muscles intertwine with the neck muscles and when the jaw muscles...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth, acidic taste: Grace - I, of course, cannot be positive that my interpretation of what is going on in your mouth is correct, without examining you, but it is not uncommon, after the removal of wisdom teeth for a small, almost micro. pocket to develop behind the second molar...

Oral Surgery: 2nd Molar Extractions, second molars, wisdom teeth
second molars, wisdom teeth, new dentist: J - First of all, if the wisdom teeth have not erupted by now, the chances that they will erupt are very small. I too question the need or the reason to have all the second molars removed. If they all had severe decay and were potentially a problem, then...

Oral Surgery: Anterior Mandible Frenulectomy, inflammatory processes, mandible
inflammatory processes, mandible, precipitate: Carrie - In general, when surgery is done in the mouth, the patient should refrain from smoking for approximately 7-10 days. Early smoking can precipitate inflammatory processes that can produce severe reactions. So stay away from smoking for at least one...

Oral Surgery: abscess and osteomyelitis?, root canal therapy, oral antibiotics
root canal therapy, oral antibiotics, nasal cavity: Annette - The periodontist is absolutely wrong. The source of the infection, the tooth, immediately needs to be removed. The periodontist is showing his lack of knowledge. As I suggested earlier, make an appointment with a board certified oral and maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: -antral fistulaMRSA cellutilitis with an untreated oral=, infectious disease specialist, type of bacteria
infectious disease specialist, type of bacteria, howlong: Anita - MRSA cellulitis is quite difficult to cure. You don t say how long that you have been taking the clindamycn. If it has been for a while and it is still prevalent, then seeing an infectious disease doctor is not a bad idea. You have nothing to lose...

Oral Surgery: apico procedure, sinus cavity, root canals
sinus cavity, root canals, apicoectomy: Lori - From what you describe, the tooth that now has the problem is a second molar. That is a tooth that has three roots. It sounds like the endodontist did attempt a procedure called an apicoectomy. You don t say it, but I assume that the endodontist...

Oral Surgery: Blood clot, dead surface cells, warm salt water
dead surface cells, warm salt water, oral bacteria: Jay - The white tissue you describe is definitely from healing and is a combination of dead surface cells and oral bacteria. This is normal, as long as the bacteria does not penetracte the cells and goes into the socket. So what you are seeing is normal...

Oral Surgery: Blood in saliva after Wisdom teeth extraction, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: This type of bleeding is perfectly normal and is not in and of itself indicative of an impending dry socket. Biting on gauze until it stops (and it should stop within 30 minutes) is generally all that is needed. If it does not stop after that amount of time...

Oral Surgery: baby tooth decay, baby tooth decay, pedodontist
baby tooth decay, pedodontist, dental specialist: Ern - the main question is why the decay cannot be removed and fillings placed. It is not unusual for many dentists to feel incapable of removing decay and placing fillings in young children. My suggestion is you to take your daughter to a pedodontist,...

Oral Surgery: bad headaches after upper jaw expansion, inner ear problem, skull fracture
inner ear problem, skull fracture, migraine headache: Hello Again Danielle, You probably are better by now and the dizziness and lightheaded ness can be due to multiple factors include anesthesia, blood loss and relationship to the skull base. I would not worry about it now since it is going away gently and...

Oral Surgery: broken jaw numbness botom lip and chin, oral maxillofacial surgeon, straight smile
oral maxillofacial surgeon, straight smile, best bet: Dear Julius, These questions should of been covered with you pre-operatively with your surgeon they are all routine problems that can happen either temporarily or permanently, I am not sure of the details of your particular case to give specific advice....

Oral Surgery: Cement, oral maxillofacial surgeon, upper teeth
oral maxillofacial surgeon, upper teeth, best bet: Dear D. This does not sound right to me. I am not sure of the details of your particular case to give specific advice. Your best bet would be to follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area. They are the only doctors qualified...

Oral Surgery: Cherubism, fibrous dysplasia, giant cells
fibrous dysplasia, giant cells, soft tissues: Hello Luke, Yes Luke, I am familiar with your condition and its management. CO2 Laser surgery can be perfectly indicated in your case and has actually been used extensively. Laser surgery can be used in a very gentle way to progressively peel the overgrowed...

Oral Surgery: complications from an oral antral fistula, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, antral
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, antral, making every effort: Amita-in California like many states there are facilities to take care of individuals who are disabled and elderly. You do not state your age so I m not sure if you are elderly or not. If you are over 60, the following is a telephone number you can contact...

Oral Surgery: cyst removal from area about upper incisors, upper incisors, lh rh
upper incisors, lh rh, pressure sensation: Steven - unfortunately, cystic lesions can develop with minor inflammation in the area. If the cystic area is attached to the root of either tooth in that area, then the cysts could be the result of an inflammation of the nerves within the teeth. If the...