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Oral Surgery: partial wisdom extraction - right choice?, nerve damage, edison
Oral Surgery: partial wisdom extraction - right choice?, nerve damage, edison, referrals

Oral Surgery: portruding bone, actual facts, dentist
Oral Surgery: portruding bone, actual facts, dentist

Oral Surgery: skin graft surgery, warm salt water, acid foods
Oral Surgery: skin graft surgery, warm salt water, acid foods, tea

Oral Surgery: swelling numbness post wisdom teeth op, cheek teeth, burning sensation
Oral Surgery: swelling numbness post wisdom teeth op, cheek teeth, burning sensation, lyrica

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth in cheekbone, galway tel, patrick mccann
Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth in cheekbone, galway tel, patrick mccann, west galway

Oral Surgery: frenectomy, upper denture, labial frenum
upper denture, labial frenum, bone loss: Richard - Having a labial frenum by itself will not cause recession of the bone. What most likely happened with the denture riding higher is that the dentist who fabricated the denture did not provide for an even distribution of pressure of the denture. ...

Oral Surgery: Gum Grafts, gum grafts, tissue formation
gum grafts, tissue formation, healing time: Michael - What you describe as what you feel sounds like normal healing. The tightness you describe is usually due to new tissue formation. The normal time for healing should be 6-10 weeks. I wish you well and hope it all heals soon. If you have more...

Oral Surgery: HMO teeth extraction denial of claim, teeth extraction, human anatomy
teeth extraction, human anatomy, baby teeth: Michelle - I hate to tell you this, but the insurance companies in the US differentiate the teeth in a patient s mouth from part of the normal human anatomy. If a surgical procedure is needed in the mouth or the teeth in the mouth, the insurance companies...

Oral Surgery: headaches, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problem
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problem, edward marshall: Kirk - First of all, a microscopic opening will not show up on a CT or MRI. Additional board certified surgeons in Akron: 1) Dr. Burton Job 330-836-2882 2) Dr. David Kimberly 330-836-2882 3) Dr. Edward Marshall 330-670-0050 4) Dr. John Santin...

Oral Surgery: headaches due to 4 wisdsom teeth taken out?, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water
removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water, sinus pressure: Tammy - If the sinus is still feeling pressure, now 7 weeks after the surgery, it is possible that the upper wisdom tooth had direct communication with the sinus. If that is so, a small or microscopic opening may occur between the socket and the sinus. ...

Oral Surgery: impacted tooth extraction (horizontal orientation), mandibular nerve, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
mandibular nerve, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar teeth: Varsha - Most wisdom teeth can potentially produce secondary side effects that can be annoying. As with most lower molar teeth, the mandibular nerve runs just below the tooth and provides nerve tissue to the teeth themselves on the lower jaw along with sensations...

Oral Surgery: Mucocele Surgery, warm salt water, suture line
warm salt water, suture line, time constraints: Kelly - What often happens after surgery like you had, is internal swelling within the lip region. This internal swelling puts pressure on the suture line and can actually cause some of the sutures to pull through the gum. That s what may have caused the...

Oral Surgery: nitrous oxide, wisdom teeth, dental society
wisdom teeth, dental society, appropriate response: Saabi - You are totally correct in feeling abused in not being fully informed of all the fees in advance. My suggestion to address this problem is to first directly talk to the dentist. Say to him that you were not told about the nitrous fee in advance....

Oral Surgery: Oral Fistula, follow up question, sinus drainage, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
sinus drainage, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, antrostomy: Marisa - Yes the bone can get infected, but more so important is to see if the sinus itself has become infected. This needs to be addressed and treated immediately. If for some reason the surgeon cannot do it sooner than May, you need to see a different...

Oral Surgery: oral extraction question, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, second trimester of pregnancy
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, second trimester of pregnancy, wisdom teeth: Candice - First of all, in the second trimester of pregnancy, the removal of a wisdom tooth can be performed, but anesthesia is usually not appropriate to maintain health for your child. First of all, talk with your OB-GYN doctor and tell the doctor of the...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, incision and drainage, acute pulpitis
incision and drainage, acute pulpitis, pulp chamber: Ilan - Treating pregnant women for fillings, root canal treatment, extractions or almost any dental procedure should preferably be in the 2nd and 3rd trimester. Saying that, there are many women who come into the office with abscesses, like you address,...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, incision and drainage, kind suggestion
incision and drainage, kind suggestion, neurologic structures: Ilan - Extraoral incisions to establish drainage should only be done if the doctor is highly versed and educated in the anatomy of the area. There are extensive vascular and neurologic structures that need to be addressed and considered before any extraoral...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, mandibular condyle, external auditory canal
mandibular condyle, external auditory canal, mandibular fracture: Ilan - First of all, the bleeding into the ear most likely occurred to a direct blow to the front of the lower jaw which produced the mandibular fracture in the canine region. When a direct force blow occurs to the chin region or front of the jaw, the mandibular...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, central incisor, signs of infection
central incisor, signs of infection, knowldge: Ilan - I am so glad that you are a professional where there is obviously a need for one. After the realignment of the tooth, the bone supporting the tooth will heal in approximately 6 weeks. During that period of time it is important for you to repeatedly...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, local anaesthetic, local anesthetic
local anaesthetic, local anesthetic, heart problem: Ilan - If you inject a local anesthetic into blood vessels different things can occur. If the local was injected into an artery, the epinephrine in a local can cause a heart problem and can even cause the heart to stop. If you inject in a vein, you can...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery help needed bad, residency programs, oral surgery
residency programs, oral surgery, dental school: Gary - Help is available if you live in or near a large city. In many of these cities, large hospitals have dental residency programs where, at a reduced rate, the residents can remove the teeth and fabricate a denture for you. If in or near your city, there...

Oral Surgery: Pain 10 days after wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, removal of wisdom teeth
wisdom teeth removal, removal of wisdom teeth, moist heat pad: Vishal - If it is an infection, place no heat to the outside of your face. Only rinse you mouth with warm salt water to allow the bacteria to drain internally into you mouth during the rinsing. If after a day or two the infection does not resolve, the surgeon...

Oral Surgery: Post Oral Surgery, warm salt water, fluid accumulation
warm salt water, fluid accumulation, wisdom teeth: Bonnie - What you are describing is not abnormal at all. Yellow sacks are most likely just fluid accumulation from the surgery. My suggestion is to begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses for 3-4 minutes 3-4 times a day. If you have any additional...

Oral Surgery: pain and numbness 2 weeks after extraction, sinus cavity, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
sinus cavity, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problems: Maureen - If a general dentist removed the tooth, there is a chance that the sinus was perforated from the surgery. If the sinus cavity was ruptured and you now have an oral antral fistula (hole from mouth to sinus)this needs to be closed and not just let...

Oral Surgery: pallet, ear nose and throat doctor, soft palate
ear nose and throat doctor, soft palate, ent doctors: Barbara - What you describe I have seen before. The soft palate, the soft flopping area at the top of the mouth in the back, provides a seal preventing food from going up into the nasal area and air encorporated into the food we swallow. In addition, when...

Oral Surgery: partial wisdom extraction - right choice?, sinus cavity, lingual nerve
sinus cavity, lingual nerve, gum infection: Halsey - First of all, the nerve is not the lingual nerve, but the mandibular branch of the trigeminal nerve that runs through the lower jaw bone. Secondly, removing the crown of the tooth, leaving the roots still in the bone is an accident waiting to happen....

Oral Surgery: portruding bone, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Rachek - You have obviously recognized that your dentist is not the best. The bone area you describe should only be examined by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. If it is annoying then the surgeon can easily remove it. What you describe...

Oral Surgery: Some problem with the extraction site top and bottom on the left side, bone fragment, warm salt water
bone fragment, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Samantha - Of course without actually examining the area it is a little difficult to tell you what is actually there. From your description, it does sound like a bone fragment that was loosened during the extraction. The doctors have to be told exactly...

Oral Surgery: Root Canal led to a fistula, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment, nerve tissue: JJ - The development of a fistula after root canal treatment means one of two things. Either the root canal was not done completely and additional inflamed or infected nerve tissue was left in the root canal and it is now draining or the infection sits beyond...

Oral Surgery: Root canal Extreme head pain, oral surgens, warm salt water
oral surgens, warm salt water, temple region: Tom - If you do have muscular problems, there are a couple of approaches that might help to relax those muscles. First of all, you need to start a regimen of warm salt water rinses for 5 minutes 4-5 times a day. Concentrate most of the fluid in the back...

Oral Surgery: re-attaching severed nerves for taste., oral and maxillofacial surgeons, nerve problem
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, nerve problem, lingual nerve: Nat - If your unfortunate cousin sustained an injury that has directly affected his sense of taste, most likely he injured the lingual nerve. That nerve which originates towards the back of the jaw on both sides of the face controls sensory skills for the...

Oral Surgery: root canal, gum recession, root canal treatment
gum recession, root canal treatment, gingival curettage: Rita - Without me knowing the actual extent of bone loss around the teeth and the existing pocket depth, it is a little difficult to give an exact treatment. Again, the dentist sounds a little carried away with himself. First of all, he is not the proper...

Oral Surgery: Salt water rinses, warm salt water, food debris
warm salt water, food debris, wisdom teeth: John - Many oral and maxillofacial surgeons give irrigating syringes for their patients to be used after the first couple of days of healing. General dentists tend to not give them as they are a little reticent to give it away and they really don t understand...

Oral Surgery: Something Sharp In Gum After Surgery, wisdom tooth, oral surgeon
wisdom tooth, oral surgeon, smoothes: Stephanie - Without actually examining you I cannot be 100% sure, but most likely you are feeling the bony margin of the socket. Once the tooth is removed, the tooth, which when against the margin smoothes and rounds the anatomy, will leave the margin exposed...

Oral Surgery: Sinus issue - graph seems to have failed..., sinus cavity, upper jawbone
sinus cavity, upper jawbone, chronic sinus: Alex - What has happened is that you now have what is called an oral antral fistula. That is an opening between the sinus cavity and the mouth. This is not good because saliva, which always contains bacteria, now has access to invade the sinus. This can...

Oral Surgery: Is a sinus evaluation necessary with oral pain?, maxillary sinuses, gingival recession
maxillary sinuses, gingival recession, amoxycilin: Alex - As simple as this may sound, the location of your discomfort and the type of sensations, sort of leads me to believe that you are having some spasms of the muscles of the face. This is not unusual at all after what you describe after the amalgam removal...

Oral Surgery: skin graft surgery, receeding gum, skin graft
receeding gum, skin graft, warm salt water: Eugene - Of course, without directly seeing what is going on it is a little difficult for me to be sure of the cause. Saying that, I have seen patients who drink a lot of tea, which has an astringent effect, to cause irritation of the gum due to the tea...

Oral Surgery: swelling numbness post wisdom teeth op, inferior alveolar nerve, deb deb
inferior alveolar nerve, deb deb, burning sensations: Deb - Of course, if I could examine you I could better diagnose what is going on. Saying that, it sounds like the extraction was extremely traumatic to the jaw bone and the surgeon injured both the mandibular (inferior alveolar) nerve and the lingual nerve....

Oral Surgery: TIGHTNESS LEFT SIDE TONGUE ALONG BIOPSY SITE, warm salt water, oral discomfort
warm salt water, oral discomfort, nerve tissue: Jay - There really is no simple approach to speed up the healing of the nerve tissue. The medication you took and the other medications you now ask about all have a minimal effect on the restoration of full nerve sensations. I don t know what the two...

Oral Surgery: TMJ problems, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, denver health medical center
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, denver health medical center, oral and maxillofacial surgery: Kyle - In Colorado there do not seem to be any appropriate specialists near where you live to help your daughter. There is, however, an extremely well known and highly respected facility in Denver at the Denver Health Medical Center. At that facility which...

Oral Surgery: Tori Removal, warm salt water, tongue pain
warm salt water, tongue pain, cream soups: Linda - The excision of overly large mandibular tori can definitely be fraught with healing problems, because of the thin gum tissue overly the bone in that area. Healing can take weeks and in the interim you can be uncomfortable. Frequent rinsing with warm...

Oral Surgery: Torus and migrating shards of tooth or porcelain?, molar extraction, root canal specialist
molar extraction, root canal specialist, biopsy results: Mike - First of all, the description of the bone fragments and how everything occurred is definitely not indicative of cancer. So don t worry. The main question is the cause of the pieces of hard material coming through the gum tissue (by the way a torus...

Oral Surgery: tooth, warm salt water, food particles
warm salt water, food particles, small food: Donna - Of course without me directly looking at the sockets I cannot tell you whether what you see is actually pus. Many times, small food particles get trapped in healing sockets and the bacteria normally in your saliva now has a place to congregate and...

Oral Surgery: underbite, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, ok smile
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, ok smile, wisdom teeth: James - I wish I could tell if just orthodontics could repair the misdiagnosis by the original orthodontist. Sometimes additional bone growth is what caused the problem and only surgery could repair it. My suggestion is to make an appointment with an...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Removal..., sloth from the goonies, wisdom teeth removal
sloth from the goonies, wisdom teeth removal, removal of wisdom teeth: Lindsay - I wish I could tell you that you won t have any swelling 8 days later, but, in general, swelling lasts anywhere up to 7-10 days after the removal of wisdom teeth. That does not mean that you will definitely have that swelling, but you might and...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Extraction at age 56, wisdom tooth extraction, boniva
wisdom tooth extraction, boniva, extractions: Ruth - I totally understand your reluctance about an extraction. With your history of taking Fosomax/Boniva most doctors would try to avoid doing any surgery in your mouth. If you have decay in the tooth in front, have the dentist just remove the decay and...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth fragment
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth fragment, wisdom teeth: Bill - Of course, without me examining the area it is a little difficult to be exact. The hard material piercing through the gum, could be a tooth fragment left from the extraction 20 years earlier. Of course, it is a possibility of a bone spicule (small...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth in cheekbone, cheek bone, wisdom tooth
cheek bone, wisdom tooth, jaw movement: Imelda - I am no longer personally practicing, but I am more that happy to provide names of some of the top oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the US for a second opinion. I do, however, know of two board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Ireland...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, sutures: Reyna - After six weeks the sutures should be removed before they cause bacteria from the mouth to adhere there and produce an infection. Rinse with warm salt water in the mean time, but get back and have those sutures removed before you get a problem...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water
removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water, temple region: Liz - First of all, you can definitely sleep laying down. That is done early to reduce the chance of bleeding after the surgery. As far as the headaches, that is very common after the removal of wisdom teeth. The muscles that help open and close your...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth (bony impactions), removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, iv sedation: Jamie - IV sedation, when used for oral and maxillofacial surgery in the removal of wisdom teeth usually allows you to be totally comfortable and unaware of what is going on. With office sedation, you will not remember anything and the surgeon will make...

Oral Surgery: After wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Lindsay - This could definitely be an infection or other potential problem. 2 1/2 weeks after surgery, the symptoms should have completely resolved and you should be comfortable without episodes of swelling and pain. You need to immediately contact the...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, blood chemistries
wisdom teeth removal, blood chemistries, facial redness: Katy - I know you say that your face turned red, is that the entire face or just one area? If your face is entirely red, you need to see your physician and get blood tests. It is a possibility that bacteria entered your bloodstream causing the facial redness....

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth issue, warm salt water, food debris
warm salt water, food debris, wisdom teeth: Kelly - Most likely the foul odor is due to bacteria and food debris entrapment. No matter how well you were rinsing with warm salt water, not everything is removed. When it breaks down due to bacterial growth in the socket an odor occurs. You can immediately...

Oral Surgery: #15 and #18 Extraction, dry sockets, warm salt water
dry sockets, warm salt water, surgical extraction: Joyce - It is now two days after the extraction. Dry sockets usually begin to develop at 2-3 days after the extractions, If you feel a continued increase in pain, a bad taste in your mouth and bad breath, you need to see the dentist to irrigate the socket...

Oral Surgery: Alternatives to pallet expansion/braces, speech impediment, adult teeth
speech impediment, adult teeth, overbite: Neil - At age 11 there really is no surgical remedy. When your son becomes older and the bones have more fully developed, surgical treatment can render the palatal expansion to progress quicker, but even then the palatal expander placed by an orthodontist...

Oral Surgery: apicoectomy concern, warm salt water, call tomorrow
warm salt water, call tomorrow, blood clot: Denise - Discoloration now, 3 1/2 weeks after the surgery, when it was not present before potentially shows a build up of fluids in the surgical site. This build up could be infection or it could be a breakdown of the internal blood clot at the surgical site....

Oral Surgery: Bimaxillary Osteotomy, gummy smile, maxillofacial surgeon
gummy smile, maxillofacial surgeon, soft tissues: Dod - The answer for the excess gingiva showing due to your short lip is the same procedure to lengthen the lip. What I don t understand is why the surgeon did not know the possibility in advance and advise you so. I wish you the best and hope you can...

Oral Surgery: Broken Jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, muscles of the face
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, muscles of the face, fractured mandible: Schmucko - I wish I could tell you if surgery were an appropriate option or not. From what you describe, it does not sound good that it keeps going out. If the doctor treating you is not arresting the problem, you should make an effort an find a different...

Oral Surgery: chronic osteomyelitis, chronic osteomyelitis, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
chronic osteomyelitis, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, surgery residency program: Joel - Of course, without actually examining the situation, I do usually believe that if the osteomyelitis has produced areas of dead bone, the bone areas should be removed. Saying that, I try to avoid that and have my patients first try the antibiotics like...

Oral Surgery: chronic sore, irritated tongue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum tissue
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum tissue, irritated tongue: John - Your wife might be seeing the wrong type of dentist to construct teeth in the area that won t produce the problem. The best type of dentist for this situation would be a reconstruction tooth specialist (prosthodontist). That type of doctor would...

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

Oral Surgery: Extracting an Impacted K9 Tooth, nerve fibers, precipitate
nerve fibers, precipitate, k9: Jack - Removing the tooth is important and leaving pieces is not good since the microscopic nerve fibers and blood vessels in the tooth still exist and can possibly precipitate problems after removal of only part of a tooth. Drilling the tooth out, if no...

Oral Surgery: Extracting an Impacted K9 Tooth, wearing braces, bone graft
wearing braces, bone graft, baby tooth: J - You are the victim of an incompetent orthodontist. At age 47, it is almost impossible to move a tooth. At 47 almost all impacted teeth are fused to bone. Well what is the best course of action. Of course, without seeing the xray of the tooth it...

Oral Surgery: Extraction of 14, upper left molar, root canal, molar
root canal, molar, large portion: Brooke - Saving the tooth is the best way to prevent the teeth from drifting. Throughout life, teeth have a tendency to erupt and move forward. Eruption is prevented by hitting the opposite tooth. Moving forward is prevented by the adjoining tooth. Once...

Oral Surgery: exposed bone lower jaw, warm salt water, new dentist
warm salt water, new dentist, gum tissue: Brooke - Of course, without being there it is a little difficult to fully define what is going on, but it sounds like the dentist cut the gum in the area. I don t know what you are doing to help, but warm salt water rinses in the area for 3-4 minutes 4-5...

Oral Surgery: exposed oral bone, healthy teeth and gums, oral hygene
healthy teeth and gums, oral hygene, teeth and gums: Russell - It sounds like the problem with the bone occurred due to the bone was never smoothed or adjusted after the extraction. That is something that every oral and maxillofacial surgeon does. You don t say if a dentist or surgeon did the extraction....

Oral Surgery: extraction of #18, jaw tightness, warm salt water, temple region
warm salt water, temple region, dry socket: Shirley - Of course, without examining the area it is difficult to fully state what is going on, but the jaw tightness you complain of is not uncommon after an extraction. After extractions, the muscles that help open and close your mouth often go into spasms....

Oral Surgery: Broken Jaw, teeth, days in hospital
Oral Surgery: Broken Jaw, teeth, days in hospital

Oral Surgery: lower jaw cyst # 24,25,26 fron teeth, pain and suffering, lower jaw
Oral Surgery: lower jaw cyst # 24,25,26 fron teeth, pain and suffering, lower jaw, monies

Oral Surgery: Need help finding OMS offering orthognathic surgery, orthognathic surgery, david rubin
Oral Surgery: Need help finding OMS offering orthognathic surgery, orthognathic surgery, david rubin, dentist

Oral Surgery: pain after oral sx... not in same area..fels like root canal, oral maxillofacial surgeon, hairline crack
Oral Surgery: pain after oral sx... not in same area..fels like root canal, oral maxillofacial surgeon, hairline crack, cedar sinai

Oral Surgery: tumor around titainium plate from tmj surgury, mass eye, boston mass
Oral Surgery: tumor around titainium plate from tmj surgury, mass eye, boston mass, oral surgeon

Oral Surgery: HEADACHES, warm salt water, upper gum
warm salt water, upper gum, sinus surgery: Victoria - It is way to early to determine if the pain you are now having is due to the surgery itself and not the sinus. You need to be patient. The surgery takes at least 10 - 12 days to completely heal. During that period you need to be gentle and avoid...

Oral Surgery: Help with pain, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sleep study
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sleep study, throwing up blood: Cindy - I truly feel that what you are going through is unfair and you do definitely need relief from the pain. In your type of situation, where the pain is as dramatic and devastating as you describe, I have referred patients to neurologists. The neurologist...

Oral Surgery: Hole in gum, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, tooth socket: Daniel - A tooth socket heals from the bottom up. Because of that the small hole is the final stage of healing. The important thing at this stage is to keep the area as clean as possible by frequent warm salt water rinses. Other than that, there is nothing...

Oral Surgery: headaches, sinus pressure and headaches, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
sinus pressure and headaches, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus surgery: Victoria - I know this may sound a little bit abrupt, but I think you should seek a second opinion from a different board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. I am not saying that your surgeon has been wrong, but for your peace of mind, I think a second...

Oral Surgery: headaches, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, sinus surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, sinus surgery, bone graft: Victoria - You are correct to question leaving the sutures in place for the 3 month period --weird!! I believe Dr. Marx is more involved with cancer and facial reconstruction problems. The following are other board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Surgery?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontic braces
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontic braces, jaw surgery: Rose - Orthodontic braces only change the position of the teeth, but when the problem lies in the size and shape of the bones, orthodontics can only help the surgeon align the teeth to make the surgery easier. Teeth are the foundations of the bite and the...

Oral Surgery: Lip Lesion Removal, lesion removal, warm salt water
lesion removal, warm salt water, pathology lab: Ketna - The key question, what was the diagnosis from the lesion removed on the lip? Was the blister on the lower lip or upper lip. If it was the lower lip, most likely it was a minor salivary gland fluid sack, called a mucocele. So the most important...

Oral Surgery: lower jaw cyst # 24,25,26 fron teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, granuloma
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, granuloma, maria maria: Maria - The major problem you had with the surgery today was due to a general dentist who attempted to perform surgery that he is not trained for or competent at. You need to see a local board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The surgeon treats...

Oral Surgery: Mandible Neuropraxia, wizdom teeth, mandibular nerve
wizdom teeth, mandibular nerve, neuropraxia: Steve - The obvious injury to the mandibular nerve is a difficult situation. The improvement you now have, just 14 weeks after surgery is a very good sign that not only is the tegretol helping, but the nerve is also repairing. Seeing a neurologist is not...

Oral Surgery: Need help finding OMS offering orthognathic surgery, south florida region, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
south florida region, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, american association of oral and maxillofacial surgeons: Geena - In south Florida there are many board certified surgeons who most likely perform orthognathic surgery. I don t personally know them but the following are names. 1) Dr. David Rubin - Fort Lauderdale - (954) 356-9956 2) Dr. Steven Holmes -...

Oral Surgery: Numbness after wisdom tooth removal, wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth removal
wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Lubna - Normal is not the correct perspective. Numbness after the wisdom teeth removal is always possible, but you should have been told that in advance. As far as it is now still numb, it is fairly early in the healing phase. If the nerve heals, it can...

Oral Surgery: Ongoing pain 2 weeks after tooth extraction, bone showing, gauze bandage, iv sedation
gauze bandage, iv sedation, novacaine: Marcia - You don t say if your bite has also changed. I ask that because excess trauma to the jaw and broken off pieces of bone could indicate more extensive jaw injury. You need to be seen by a doctor who really knows that he cannot just put you off for...

Oral Surgery: odontoma, general anaesthesia, wisdom tooth
general anaesthesia, wisdom tooth, jaw bone: Evi - It is a little difficult for me to determine if the two teeth need to be removed. In general, and what is suggested in the treatment of most odontomas is to just leave them alone unless active growth is occurring and weakening the jaw bone. Also remove...

Oral Surgery: Pain 1 month after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, dry socket: Leslie - It sounds like you have a secondary infection. Yes the antibiotic you were given can contain the infection, but you need the bacteria to begin to drain. You need to begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses for 5 minutes 4-5 times a day. The warm...

Oral Surgery: Pain 8 weeks after Apicoectomy on #8, apico surgery, two front teeth
apico surgery, two front teeth, graft material: Carrie - First of all, if there is communication between the surgical site and the sinus, a cold can definitely accentuate the problem. As far as the antibiotic helping now, it may take care of the problem completely, but the antibiotic may just be keeping...

Oral Surgery: Pain after surgery, temple region, muscular problem
temple region, muscular problem, open bite: Alyssa - Of course, without directly examining you I cannot be totally sure, but the swelling you are getting from the bottom of the jaw to the ear can simply be a muscular inflammation. After the change in jaw position, the muscles that help open and close...

Oral Surgery: Possible Jaw infection, glands in neck, running a fever
glands in neck, running a fever, emergency symptoms: Susana - There is really only one answer, you need to be seen as soon as possible. You should not be left to suffer. I cannot believe that the oral surgeon can t get you in with your obvious emergency symptoms. My suggestion is for you to look up in the...

Oral Surgery: pain after oral sx... not in same area..fels like root canal, root canal pain, sinus problem
root canal pain, sinus problem, neurolgia: Lizzie - You didn t say you had an apicoectomy on the upper molar, but there is often a communication occurring to the sinus from that type of surgery on that tooth. I really don t get the surgeon saying your symptoms are neuralgic. They might just be denying...

Oral Surgery: periodental disease, gum infections, medical transcriptionist
gum infections, medical transcriptionist, electric toothbrush: Karen - From your description, it sounds like your best course of treatment is to have the extractions and a denture made. If the problem cannot be controlled with the antibacterial mouthwash and dental instruments you will just be putting off the inevitable....

Oral Surgery: possible dry socket, wisdom tooth, dry socket
wisdom tooth, dry socket, socket 3: Camille - Well, it sounds like you are very tough. From the symptoms you describe, it sounds like you suffered from a dry socket and it has gotten better without active treatment. So at this point you really do not have to worry if the symptoms have resolved...

Oral Surgery: post op diagnostics, etc., fracture line, bone fusion
fracture line, bone fusion, drainage problems: Phil - I think you are wise to have your sinus checked. A secondary surgery on the maxilla can have direct effect on the drainage of fluids from the sinus. If drainage problems occur, you can have a build up of pressure or even sinusitis. As far as...

Oral Surgery: Questions before extraction, partial denture, root canals
partial denture, root canals, wisdom tooth: Krista - The question is, is there enough healthy tooth structure left when all the decay is removed to support crowns? I cannot tell you without seeing xrays. If the teeth are infected now, get them out before the infection spreads. The clindamycin will...

Oral Surgery: question about after getting your wisdom teeth out, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Allison - Of course, without examining you it is difficult for me to be sure, but with the symptoms you are describing, you might be having a postoperative problem. You could be having a dry socket, an infection or just continued bleeding into the tissues....

Oral Surgery: Recovering from Oral Surgery, warm salt water, gum tissue
warm salt water, gum tissue, proper alignment: Melanie - You are not incorrect to be concerned if the surgeon did not reestablish the normal periodontal anatomy. That is important not just for the future, but it is important now. A proper alignment of the tissue facilitates healing of the surgical bone....

Oral Surgery: receded jaw/overbite, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nhs dentist
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nhs dentist, face shape: Marissa - Seeing an orthodontist before the surgeon is working a little backwards since the surgeon works directly with the orthodontist to guide any tooth movements to facilitate the surgery. So, if you can see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon first that...

Oral Surgery: root canal, root canal specialist, root canal treatment
root canal specialist, root canal treatment, root canals: Patty - First or second root canals success is totally based on the quality of the technique used to do the root canal. There is such a wide discrepancy in the abilities of different dentists. I personally like a root canal specialist, endodontist, who...

Oral Surgery: Second Molar Extraction, molar extraction, root canal specialist
molar extraction, root canal specialist, root canal treatment: Heather - Of course I am not examining the teeth, but what your dentist says should not be true. If he were to do a successful root canal treatment, the tooth should last your lifetime. Often the failure of root canal teeth is the failure of the dentist....

Oral Surgery: Second Surgery?, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial, wisdom tooth: Richie - The following are board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons in your area. Augusta - 1) Dr. Terry Ellis - (931) 855-7220 2) Dr. Mark Stevens - (706) 721-2411 Aiken - 1) Dr. Richard Bakeman (803) 642-0020 2) Dr. David Hudson (803)...

Oral Surgery: Stench, wisdom teeth, tooth socket
wisdom teeth, tooth socket, jaw bone: Mallory - Having a bump afterwards all depends on the contour of the bone around the tooth, the type of incision made and the amount of bone contouring done at the surgery. Of course, I cannot tell you if it is good or bad, but if there is no discomfort...

Oral Surgery: Surgery or expanders?, orthodontist, orthodontists
orthodontist, orthodontists, upper jaw: Melanie - Whichever orthodontist told you to just have the palatal expanders placed to widen your palate is absolutely wrong. After you have gone past puberty where the bony sutures of the palate fuse (approximately 18 years old) palatal expanders alone cannot...

Oral Surgery: stuck with very unusual circumstances reguarding pain, pt inr, david galbraith
pt inr, david galbraith, stable relationship: David - I have performed surgery on many patients on coumadin or who are in the phase of adjusting the coumadin levels to properly protect the patient. During that adjusting phase, it is potentially dangerous to perform the surgery and cause excess bleeding,...

Oral Surgery: surgery on lower jaw., oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wearing braces
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wearing braces, tooth movement: Mike - You are not too old for this procedure. I have performed this surgery on patients in their mid to late 60 s. You might need some minor tooth movement to allow the teeth to line up better after the advancement of the lower jaw. The important...

Oral Surgery: Titanium plate/screw protruding years after jaw surgery, gum tissue, titanium plate
gum tissue, titanium plate, left hand side: Christina - Insurance or not, you need to have that metal, probably used to stabilize the cut bone, removed. As it pierces the gum tissue, it allows bacteria from your mouth to gain access to under the gum tissue. This can lead to an infection. My...

Oral Surgery: TMJ titanium plate, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, titanium plate
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, titanium plate, myocitis: Estella - If you have true derangement of the joint, placing a titanium plate alone will not help. Sometimes, like with a problem with a degenerated hip or knee, a total joint replacement is performed. If that is what you mean by the titanium plate, then...

Oral Surgery: tumor around titainium plate from tmj surgury, maxillofacial surgeons, oral maxillofacial
maxillofacial surgeons, oral maxillofacial, ear nose and throat: Desiree - It sounds that the doctors in your area are a little reticent to actually help. I don t know where you live, but if you live near a large city, there may be an oral and maxillofacial surgical residency there. If so, ask to be examined by the doctor...

Oral Surgery: Upper wisdom tooth removal and sinus problem., wisdom tooth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problem: Jason - What you describe is called an oral antral fistula. This is a situation that needs to be treated as soon as possible. If not, the sinus can become badly infected from the entrance of saliva, which always contains bacteria, into the sinus. I am...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth-Jaw broken, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial: Crystal - I am going to give you 3 names of board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Tampa. I wish you the best. If you have any follow-up questions, feel free to get back to me again. 1) Dr. Barry Levine -- (813) 985-1066 2) Dr. Louis Monteleone...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth extractions, wisdom teeth, temple region
wisdom teeth, temple region, bottom teeth: Pamela - What type of other doctors did you see? What did these doctors say as to the cause? Does the pain stay local or does it radiate up to your ear on that side? Do you get headaches in the temple region on that side? Get back to me with answers...

Oral Surgery: white tissue, canine tooth, chronic irritation
canine tooth, chronic irritation, biopsied: Paul - White tissue in the area you describe is abnormal. The area could be just a chronic irritation or, because you smoke, the area could be a premalignant area. I am not saying that it is, but you need to get this area biopsied. If you have medical...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, warm salt water, muscle inflammation
warm salt water, muscle inflammation, wisdom teeth: Melissa - After the removal of the wisdom teeth it is wise to avoid strenuous exercise for 5-7 days. The exercising can promote internal bleeding at the surgical site and, in addition, you can get muscle inflammation of the muscles that help open and close...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, postoperative instructions: Muniba - It is not unusual to have some swelling after the extraction which might be causing the area you are biting on. I don t know what postoperative instructions you were given, but you need to immediately begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses for...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth, warm salt water, food particles
warm salt water, food particles, wisdom tooth: Kim - What you are describing is not abnormal. The white patch is usually new cell formation during the healing period. Since you have a pocket left, it is most important that you rinse your mouth a few times a day with warm salt water to prevent bacterial...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth extraction and headaches, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, horrible headaches: Tracy - The seeping might just be the release of trapped inflammatory fluids from the surgery. The pain in your face is most likely due to an inflammation of the muscles that help open and close your mouth. I don t know what postoperative instructions...

Oral Surgery: wisdoms out yesterday, wisdom teeth, dry socket
wisdom teeth, dry socket, minimal pain: Josh - It is not the inhalation of the smoke that causes the dry socket, it is just the exposure of the smoke to the mouth at all. So if you want to avoid a dry socket - just stop smoking for 1 weeks. If you have any more questions, I am available...

Oral Surgery: 1.5cm periferally calcified round benign appearing lesion, virginia commonwealth university, primary teeth
virginia commonwealth university, primary teeth, route canal: Chelu - I wish I could give you the positive and negatives, but I would really need to view an xray of the area to answer that. As far as the correct treatment, that too would require me viewing an xray and actually directly examine you. I wish you well....

Oral Surgery: 2 tooth extractions,bone spurs?, dry sockets, bone spurs
dry sockets, bone spurs, carbonated drinks: Char - I m having a hard time understanding what you are describing. The dentist may have cracked the bone during the extraction - that could be causing the symptoms. If you could, could you give me a little more specific description of where the pain is....

Oral Surgery: Apico, pathological exam, new dentist
pathological exam, new dentist, scar tissue: Nelson - Most apicoectomies fail due to small microfractures. These microfractures are rare, but with a tooth that has had root canal treatment, the tooth dries out and it more prone to fractures. It is difficult to predict a specific time for apico...

Oral Surgery: Astra Implants & Posts, inpression, procastinating
inpression, procastinating, incomplete work: Shirley - I am so sorry to hear about the unscrupulous and dishonest periodontist. You have only one choice. You need to get the posts put in so the area can be properly restored. You need to see a different surgeon to do that. I would also suggest that...

Oral Surgery: abscessed tooth - apicoectomy, incision and drainage, tooth number
incision and drainage, tooth number, apico: Jim - I haven t seen your xray, but if the large abscess has eaten away at the bone, the root canal alone will not totally drain the entire infection. In this situation, bacteria remains in the bone and not affected even by antibiotics. You have nothing...

Oral Surgery: Bone Graft, bone graft, warm salt water
bone graft, warm salt water, gum tissue: Roger - Ideally the gum tissue should be closed over the membrane covering the graft. If the wound opened, it means that the doctor who performed the graft placement did not fully relax the tissues to allow a simple and stressless closure. Now what? Secondary...

Oral Surgery: Bone Graft on Old Molar, bone graft, warm salt water
bone graft, warm salt water, chronic discomfort: Manisha - The pain is most likely not due to a dry socket. A dry socket causes severe debilitating pain. You might have an inflammatory response to the bone graft itself. That inflammation can produce the chronic discomfort you have. Have you told the...

Oral Surgery: Bone graft option necessary?, bone graft, oral surgeon
bone graft, oral surgeon, dental implant: Meredith - Let me tell you first my feelings about insertion of a bone graft after an extraction when a dental implant may not be done. You don t need the bone graft now. If later on you wish an implant, a graft can be placed at the time of the insertion...

Oral Surgery: Bone spur on roof of mouth, bone spur, roof of mouth
bone spur, roof of mouth, reoccurrence: Teri - The need for surgery to repair the bone spur depends if you are willing to take the risk that the bone spur, now covered by the palatal tissue may break through again and this time might be worse. I am not trying to scare you, but removing the spur...

Oral Surgery: bad taste and smell from wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth removal
wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water: Jill - Unfortunately, a bad taste and odor is not uncommon after wisdom teeth removal. This occurs because the normal bacteria in the mouth tend to grow and proper in these areas. My suggestion is to rinse after meals with warm salt water for a few minutes....

Oral Surgery: Continuation of Ganglion Cyst, ganglion cysts, ganglion cyst
ganglion cysts, ganglion cyst, previous question: Dawn - TMJ alone can cause those symptoms, but if the nerve that the ganglion cyst is attached to (all ganglion cysts are attached to nerves) innervates that area, then yes it might be causing those sensations. Again, as I asked in the other questions, how...

Oral Surgery: Continued Swelling After Bone Graft, bone graft, warm salt water
bone graft, warm salt water, clindamycin 300mg: Wendy - A more objective evaluation can only be made if you wait 2-3 weeks after the extraction and bone graft. Initially the body creates an inflammatory reaction to the graft and this can produce some of the discomfort you are now feeling. Continue...

Oral Surgery: Cutting back the gums to fit a cap, mini surgery, gum disease
mini surgery, gum disease, necessery: Jennifer - The surgery takes about a month to be fully healed. Although the temporary cap fits fine, the gingival response cannot be determined by you. The dentist needs to fully evaluate it. The dentist probably expects a change to the gingiva after the...

Oral Surgery: checking out a dentist, malpractice cases, dental society
malpractice cases, dental society, dentist: Martha - It all depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking if the doctor is board certified, you can give me his name and I can let you know. You can find out if the doctor has had malpractice cases against him by contacting the state dental...

Oral Surgery: Distal Wedge, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth, chronic discomfort: Shannon - A distal wedge procedure is a very simple procedure which produces minimal postsurgical discomfort. The need for this surgery is determined to correct excess soft tissue behind the last tooth. The soft tissue acts a growth center for bacteria in...

Oral Surgery: drill bit left behind after oral surgery, second molars, visit to the dentist
second molars, visit to the dentist, drill bit: Michelle - Most likely, since you have not had any problems, the drill bit should not produce any problems. I do recommend that you contact the surgeon s office and have him evaluate it. In general leaving it there should not be bad, but it should have...

Oral Surgery: dry socket, warm salt water, food particles
warm salt water, food particles, dry socket: Karthik - The best and most soothing thing you can now do, is to rinse you mouth with warm salt water for 1-2 minutes 3-4 times a day. If the pain begins to increase, the odor in your mouth increases and your mouth tastes bad, get back to the dentist for...

Oral Surgery: dry socket, wisdom tooth, dry socket
wisdom tooth, dry socket, oral surgeon: Kim - In my experience continuation of the packing and irrigation of the socket is the best approach in my opinion. Of course, without directly examining the area it is difficult for me to say if surgery is appropriate. I think I would just leave it and...

Oral Surgery: extra tooth, front teeth, nose bone
front teeth, nose bone, bad idea: Priti - I have seen teeth above others in the front of the mouth under the nose, but have never seen a situation where the teeth could not be removed. If the tooth even is in the floor of the nose, it should still be able to be removed. Exposing the...

Oral Surgery: Failed Root Canal, silver dollar size, low grade fever
silver dollar size, low grade fever, left nostril: Wendy - The decision to perform an apicoectomy vs a redo of the root canal in my mind should be based on the extent of that large black area and it causing the symptoms. If the problem emanates from the black area, then the apicoectomy is the treatment of...

Oral Surgery: Cutting back the gums to fit a cap
Oral Surgery: Cutting back the gums to fit a cap

Oral Surgery: Granulation tissue
Oral Surgery: Granulation tissue

Oral Surgery: Jaw advancement plus jaw expansion surgeries, crooked teeth, elective surgery
Oral Surgery: Jaw advancement plus jaw expansion surgeries, crooked teeth, elective surgery, 6 years

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery
Oral Surgery: jaw surgery

Oral Surgery: White gums around sole tooth, dentist, gum
Oral Surgery: White gums around sole tooth, dentist, gum, clue

Oral Surgery: fever & chills removal root canal abscess & 825/125 augmentin, fever chills, blood panel
fever chills, blood panel, chest xray: Rita - There is always the possibility, with endodontic treatment, to cause bacteria within a tooth to spread to the surrounding tissues. This is why medication is placed within a canal during the treatment to kill all bacteria. During the procedure, however,...

Oral Surgery: Ganglion Cyst, internal derangement, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
internal derangement, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, ganglion cyst: Dawn - How do you know that it is actually a ganglion cyst? Did someone take a biopsy of it? I ask that because you might just have the internal derangement you speak of. I don t know if you have seen anyone for this problem, but the most important...

Oral Surgery: Granulation tissue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, implant insertion
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, implant insertion, brushing your teeth: Nancy - Whether a surgeon or not, granulation tissue around the implant is not good. You can try to brush the area, but you should also use a mouthrinse to reduce bacteria in the area causing the redness. You should use Listerine (it is anti-bacterial),...

Oral Surgery: Gum Graft Pain(Post Surgical), gum graft procedure, sensitive nerve endings
gum graft procedure, sensitive nerve endings, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Dennis - I really don t know what the paste is. It is possible that the paste is just a topical novocaine that makes the area numb. That can definitely hide pain. A dentist will not give you a prescription for this - long term it can cause problems...

Oral Surgery: Hello again, sinus lift, warm salt water
sinus lift, warm salt water, sinus surgery: Lynn - The tooth could be loose due to the proximity to the surgery. Excess fluid from the inflammation from the surgery collects in the area and that can produce he the looseness of the tooth. There is also a possibility that the sinus surgery struck the...

Oral Surgery: Hereditary Class II Occlusion, national health service, facial proportions
national health service, facial proportions, clicking jaw: Dave - You are correct to look at the potential for passing down your facial abnormality to a child. A child of yours and your wife obtains genetic contributions from both of you. Often there is not a pure mixing, but certain characteristics of one spouse...

Oral Surgery: Implants and Wisdom Teeth, wisdom teeth, facial appearance
wisdom teeth, facial appearance, wisdom tooth: Darene - In a situation where the position of a tooth allows bacteria in the mouth to accumulate, changes need to be made. In other areas of the mouth, the dentist should instruct the patient in techniques to attain extreme cleanliness in the area. In the...

Oral Surgery: Jaw advancement plus jaw expansion surgeries, distraction osteogenesis, lingual braces
distraction osteogenesis, lingual braces, types of braces: Kate - From your description of what your jaw relationships, your alignment and teeth positions, it sounds like expansion surgery is probably not the correct approach. I cannot be 100% sure without a direct exam or view your xrays and facial appearance,...

Oral Surgery: Jaw cyst/tumor, mental foramen, new dentist
mental foramen, new dentist, oral surgeon: Sheri - Don t jump ahead and even consider that you may have cancer in the bone below the tooth. That situation is quite unusual and is rare. What it is I cannot say, but the surgeon is correct to suggest a biopsy to fully determine what is going on. The...

Oral Surgery: Jaw VS Chin Advancement Surgery, class i malocclusion, assymetry
class i malocclusion, assymetry, bottom teeth: Anthony - What you are asking is not uncommon for a patient with a deep overbite. A class I occlusion just means that the upper to lower 1st molar arrangement is correct (that is quite unusual if you have the deep overbite you state). Genioplasty alone...

Oral Surgery: jaw reduction surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mandibular nerve
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mandibular nerve, jaw reduction surgery: Sandeep - If you are talking about what to do after the surgery, do nothing for the first 6-8 weeks. After the jaw is allowed to open, begin with very soft food to start and gradually increase the consistency. Within another two months, you should be close...

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cleft palate
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cleft palate, upper jaw: Greta - Sorry for the misunderstanding. If you really want to widen the upper jaw to give your face more bulk, it can be done, but work also needs to be done on the lower jaw to accept a wider upper jaw. That is a lot of work and may not be totally possible....

Oral Surgery: MMA for Sleep Apnea, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, respiratory physicians
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, respiratory physicians, excess stress: David - If the bite is properly balanced and there is not excess stress placed on the muscles due to heavy chewing, headaches might be present during the first couple of months after the surgery has healed and the muscles are being used again. It is important...

Oral Surgery: Molar extracted bone spur?, warm salt water, swollen glands
warm salt water, swollen glands, bone spur: Belinda - The soreness after swallowing is not totally unusual, but by 6 days you should notice the discomfort reducing. The one like area may be a rough area of bone or a broken off piece. That area should also be examined. The bone area might be the source...

Oral Surgery: mandibular tumors common>>, mandible, maxilla
mandible, maxilla, lower jaw: Achint - Whoever told you that tumors are more common or prevalent in the mandible vs the maxilla are wrong. Tumors can occur at similar rates in both jaws. If they told you that the lower jaw is more than the upper, ask them to tell you which ones. ...

Oral Surgery: Nearly 3 weeks post op oral surgery and having some problems, basal cell carcinoma, low grade fever
basal cell carcinoma, low grade fever, bad taste in my mouth: Candy - From what you describe, it does not sounds like decay of the adjacent tooth, but rather it does sound more like bone. Of course I cannot be sure, but just to take precaution that it is bone, you need to begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses for...

Oral Surgery: I need some help, root canel, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
root canel, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone growth: Roberta - I am sure there will not be many surgeons who would want to or even should insert an implant to replace the lost tooth. The blood flow to the region is imperative to allow bone growth after the implant is inserted. You need to find a board certified...

Oral Surgery: Ouch!, warm salt water, little phoenix
warm salt water, little phoenix, wisdom teeth: Phoenix - Of course it is a little difficult to fully diagnose what is going on without examining you, but your symptoms are indicative of muscle spasms of the muscles that help open and close your mouth. This is a fairly common problem, especially in someone...

Oral Surgery: pain during dental implant healing phase, funny feelings, dental implants
funny feelings, dental implants, nerve endings: Lynn - As bone heals, it is not unusual for unusual sensations to occur. The blood vessels and nerve endings were injured or cut during the process and as they heal they give off the sensations you are describing. I wish you well and hope it all heals...

Oral Surgery: post-extraction ulcers, apthous ulcers, buccal mucosa
apthous ulcers, buccal mucosa, mouth ulcers: Sana - Multiple mouth ulcers after a surgical treatment in the mouth is often from the stretching of the soft tissues and minor trauma to the mouth. There are also apthous ulcers that have no know cause that occur in the mouth. Before I suggest any medication...

Oral Surgery: protruding bone, bony fragments, bone fragments
bony fragments, bone fragments, gum tissue: Dan - It sounds like your dentist was not really careful during the extraction. He probably produced a little excess pressure in the area cracking the bone and causing fragments. The recurrences is not really good. The area should be opened and properly...

Oral Surgery: Recurrent Infections, root canal treatment, flap procedure
root canal treatment, flap procedure, bone graft: Ashley - Of course without examining you or even viewing an xray I could be more sure, but it sounds like you may have a periodontal/endodontic infection. The periodontist mentions that the infection is eating away the bone and gum. The root canal tooth...

Oral Surgery: Removal of a tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, temple region
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, temple region, eye tooth: Jenny - I cannot be 100% sure, but it sounds like your husband might have a sinus inflammation. At the end of the roots of that tooth(called a premolar) the roots touch the sinus. If the doctor was too aggressive or rough during the extraction, he could...

Oral Surgery: Scared of a fast heartbeat from local, local anesthetic, rapid heartbeat
local anesthetic, rapid heartbeat, wisdom tooth: Noni - Yes there are local anesthetic medications that do not contain epinephrine. You should ask the doctor to inject you with Carbocaine. It is a local anesthetic that will not produce your heart beat to go faster. I wish you the best. If you have any...

Oral Surgery: Stitches Bone Graft, bone graft, warm salt water
bone graft, warm salt water, gum tissue: Manisha - I personally do not like sutures in the gum tissue for that period of time. The sutures act as a place where bacteria can grow. You need to do warm salt water rinses for 5 minutes 4-5 times a day. If the area looks healed, the sutures should be...

Oral Surgery: Surgery for gingivitis, warm salt water, bone work
warm salt water, bone work, dry socket: Carole - You are correct that without an extraction you cannot get a dry socket. From that type of surgery and the swelling, it sounds like the dentist did not completely stop the bleeding before he closed the incision. By not stopping it first, he most...

Oral Surgery: still numb after 1 yr, internal scar tissue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
internal scar tissue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nerve injury: Leslie - Normal is not the right assessment. It sounds like the nerve was injured during the extraction. Some aspects of the nerve injury have returned, i.e. numbness, but with healing internal scar tissue can form in the damaged nerve. The formation of...

Oral Surgery: surgery for gingivitis/head cancer, head cancer, upper teeth
head cancer, upper teeth, sherrie: Sherrie - I really need a little more information before I can answer your question. What treatments did you have for the head cancer? Have you had radiation? What treatment was done for the gingivitis? So get back to me and I ll try to come up with...

Oral Surgery: TMJ Surgery, central florida orlando, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
central florida orlando, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, john akers: Elizabeth - There are many board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons in that area. Which ones are more skilled in TMJ and orthognathics, I really don t know. I am going to give you a number of names. Make an appointment and talk it over, but be sure...

Oral Surgery: Tumor in Jaw, worst case scenario, root resorption
worst case scenario, root resorption, odontoma: Michelle - The radiopague area that is eating away at the root does not sound like a lesion that you should be overly worried about. White xray areas (radiopaque) show an increase of density in the area. Usually, the overly aggressive and more pathologic...

Oral Surgery: tmj possible surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, condyle
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, condyle, arthroscopy: Barry - Repair of the bite via orthognathic surgery, to realign the jaws, will often calm a TMJ problem since the jaw is not being used during the 6 week healing period. In fact, the surgeon should close your bite down after the surgery for the healing phase...

Oral Surgery: White gums around sole tooth, white gums, warm salt water
white gums, warm salt water, gum disease: Kelly - It is a little hard for me to tell you the cause. All of the possibilities you list, such as gum disease or probing. My suggestion is to first begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses for a few minutes 3-4 times a day. Give it a few days. If the...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth, wisdom teeth, vital structures
wisdom teeth, vital structures, oral surgeon: Angie - I really cannot say that general dentists removing wisdom teeth is common. Most refer them out, not only impacted ones, but erupted ones also. They do that because the wisdom teeth are more difficult to extract than other teeth, they are close to...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, syringe: Jason - First of all, don t use the syringe at all, upper or lower, unless you notice that you are collecting food in the sockets. As far as the orangish spit, you probably got a little bleeding from the syringe usage. You only need to rinse with warm salt...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, cheekbone: Sarah - Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I was ill. You really need a doctor to get a more encompassing xray view of the entire region. The panoramic xray is probably the best approach. Your dentist is just putting you off by telling you it will...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth Removal, wisdom teeth removal, hygiene reasons
wisdom teeth removal, hygiene reasons, meticulous person: Nick - The main problem with wisdom teeth, no matter the age of the individual, is the accumulation of bacteria from the saliva in the region. Even in the most meticulous person who constantly cleans like a dentist would, eventually periodontal problems have...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth,x-rays, adjunct professors, university dental school
adjunct professors, university dental school, wisdom teeth: Leah - Of course, without a direct exam it is a little difficult for me to be exact, but it does sound like you are suffering from an imbalance and spasm of the muscles of the jaw. When these muscles are stressed, they go into spasms and produce headaches,...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth
wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth, dry socket: Libby - Antibiotics is not necessary unless there is direct evidence of an infection. Did the doctor who saw you test to see if the muscles that help open and close your mouth are in spasm? That is very common and can cause the pain you are describing or...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth, wisdom tooth, water washes
wisdom tooth, water washes, dry socket: James - Packing a socket is definitely wrong if you do have an infection. It sounds like you really have a dry socket. That is an inflammation of the bone within the socket. If the area is still sore, then the socket was not packed correctly. The correct...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth removal and temple pain, wisdom tooth removal, removal of wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth removal, removal of wisdom teeth, horrible headaches: Angela - The headaches in the temple is not totally unusual after the removal of wisdom teeth. The muscles that help open and close your mouth often go into spasm after the removal of wisdom teeth. One of the main group of musclex of the jaw attaches in...

Oral Surgery: 6 year old son with hole in upper second molar, dentist visit, permanent tooth
dentist visit, permanent tooth, loose tooth: Tracie - I sort of agree with your son s dentist. The fact that the permanent tooth is beginning to drift forward and crowding the space, can produce problems if allowed to drift. It can then prevent the bicuspid tooth under the loose tooth from coming...

Oral Surgery: 8yr old- inverted impacted incisor, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar teeth, two front teeth: Janet - First of all, that inverted tooth should definitely be removed. Usually this is not a major surgical procedure when done by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, as opposed to a general dentist. So contact a local board certified oral and maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: Antibiotics? Lower Left Bottom Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, allergic to penicillin
wisdom tooth extraction, allergic to penicillin, health questionnaire: Robert - Due to the position of a wisdom tooth at the back of your mouth and the difficulty in keeping the area totally 100% clean and free from bacterial accumulation from bacteria normally in your saliva, plus the discomfort you had prior to the extraction,...

Oral Surgery: antibiotics, warm salt water, penicillin family
warm salt water, penicillin family, wisdom teeth: Holly - As far as prevention of an infection, taking the antibiotic until today should be adequate. The main problem with stopping an antibiotic early is the development of bacteria that can become resistant to antibiotics in the penicillin family where...

Oral Surgery: apicoectomy, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canals
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canals, sinus problems: Beth - Apicoectomies can fail if the sealing filling placed at the end of the root during the apicoectomy loosens or if the doctor doing the apicoectomy did not remove enough tooth above the inflamed part of the tooth. As far as the dark are above the root,...

Oral Surgery: apiectomy gone wrong, incision line, nerve roots
incision line, nerve roots, new dentist: Jan - Of course without actually seeing the incision line for the surgery, it is a little difficult to say if the incision line was correct or not. I general a horizontal to sligtly elliptical incision to facilitate the surgey is the best approach. Did...

Oral Surgery: Best Path Forward, teeth and gums, kingston tn
teeth and gums, kingston tn, periodontal problems: Debbie - I sort of question why your dentist, when he first noticed the pockets, did not aggressively approach the problem. He also should have taught you how to clean the area better to help prevent a continued progression of the periodontal problems. ...

Oral Surgery: Bone Loss- Extraction?, oral surgeon, endodontist
oral surgeon, endodontist, periodontist: Christine - I think you should definitely get examined by a specialist first. My feeling is that a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon might be the best place to start. That doctor can test for all the potential problems and reaffirm the need...

Oral Surgery: bone fragments, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeries
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeries, warm salt water: Paula - Seeing a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon is not a bad idea. It might not be a bad idea to also get a CT scan of the jaw to identify areas of bone that might be in trouble. I don t know what postoperative instructions he was given,...

Oral Surgery: braces after oral surgery, warm salt water, minor discomfort
warm salt water, minor discomfort, orthodontist: Cherry - A good choice for your situation is to wait a full month after the extractions to allow the tissue and sockets to fully heal. In the interim, to speed up healing, I suggest warm salt water rinses frequently. Don t let them rush you. Waiting...

Oral Surgery: Complications with large complex odontoma surgery, mouth hygiene, local anesthesia
mouth hygiene, local anesthesia, maxillofacial surgeon: Aleksandar - Whenever a large growth is removed deep within the jaw, it is prone to infection via the collection of bacteria ladened saliva and some food debris. I am sure you were advised to rinse after meals with warm salt water. The salt water does more...

Oral Surgery: Continuing pain 3 weeks post wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets
wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets, post wisdom tooth extraction: Samantha - If you are now having pain again at the extraction site after two weeks of dry socket packing which made it feel better, it may mean that the area has not completely healed. You probably should have the area irrigated and then repacked. Without...

Oral Surgery: caldwell-luc, caldwell luc procedure, upper palate
caldwell luc procedure, upper palate, sinus infections: Shane - I wish I could give you the answer you want, but after a Caldwel Luc procedure, you can expect to be uncomfortable for at least 5-7 days. In addition, you might also be having a nasal antrostomy where the sinus is packed with a removable gauze that...

Oral Surgery: certification, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, surgical assistants: Sheila - I am not familiar in the Atlanta area of locations who teach classes in surgical assistants. My suggestion is for you to either contact a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon directly or call the Georgia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: diabetic with severe teeth infection, dental residency program, stay at home mom
dental residency program, stay at home mom, sick to my stomach: Shanee - I wish there was a simple solution, but my suggestion might cause you a little problem with traveling. I don t know where you live, but if you live in or near a large city, one of the large hospitals there may have a dental residency program. The...

Oral Surgery: dry socket, warm salt water, extraction area
warm salt water, extraction area, water pick: Brandon = Absolutely do not use a waterpik. The waterpik can cause tremendous problems in the healing socket. The best solution, if the dentist did not give you a simple irrigating syringe, which he should have, is just to rinse with warm salt water a few...

Oral Surgery: Extraction of 4 Wisdom Teeth, egg omelet, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
egg omelet, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Fern - Supplements can help if you husband is afraid to chew. For the medication, you can always dissolve the pills in water or juice. So don t worry. If you tell the doctor your husbands problem with pills, he can prescribe a liquid medication for pain...

Oral Surgery: earache&eye pain after a year of wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, dolfenal
wisdom tooth extraction, dolfenal, temple region: Ivy - It sounds like you are suffering from spasms of the muscles that help open and close your mouth. This is not an uncommon problem and one which can be assisted, often without the need for medication. My suggestion is to begin by placing warm moist...

Oral Surgery: extreme fatigue after dental work, normal?, heart murmur, extreme fatigue
heart murmur, extreme fatigue, lift weights: Holly - The chance of the minor surgical procedure producing your symptoms are minimal, unless you had bacterial spillage into your blood stream. I don t think that is what happened, but if it continues for another few days, go to your physician for a check...

Oral Surgery: Fever 30 Hours After Oral Surgery, fever reducers, oral surgeon
fever reducers, oral surgeon, bacterial infection: Kelly - If your son does not have much pain associated with the area of surgery, he might not have a bacterial infection, but he might have a viral infection like a minor flu. This can happen with his lowered resistance from the surgery. Of course, without...

Oral Surgery: Antibiotics? Lower Left Bottom Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom teeth, oral surgeon
Oral Surgery: Antibiotics? Lower Left Bottom Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom teeth, oral surgeon, antibiotic

Oral Surgery: extreme fatigue after dental work, normal?, receding gumline, gum surgery
Oral Surgery: extreme fatigue after dental work, normal?, receding gumline, gum surgery, go figure

Oral Surgery: Jaw operation., nerve damage, rainy weather
Oral Surgery: Jaw operation., nerve damage, rainy weather, single mom

Oral Surgery: Painful area 10 days after apicoectomy, apico, sutures
Oral Surgery: Painful area 10 days after apicoectomy, apico, sutures, last friday

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth and temporal muscle pain?, wisdom teeth, straws
Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth and temporal muscle pain?, wisdom teeth, straws, gums

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth surgery, oral surgeon, anesthesia
Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth surgery, oral surgeon, anesthesia, wisdom

Oral Surgery: facial pain in the upper jaw area, sensory nerve, jaw area
sensory nerve, jaw area, nose area: Jack - They could definitely get rid of the pain, but it will be traded off for permanent numbness of the area and maybe even the upper lip. They would inject the sensory nerve for the area with alcohol that would kill the nerve, make you permanently numb,...

Oral Surgery: Granulation tissue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, implant insertion
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, implant insertion, brushing your teeth: Nancy - Whether a surgeon or not, granulation tissue around the implant is not good. You can try to brush the area, but you should also use a mouthrinse to reduce bacteria in the area causing the redness. You should use Listerine (it is anti-bacterial),...

Oral Surgery: Gunk on my stiches, warm salt water, food particles
warm salt water, food particles, listerine: Adam - Most likely the accumulation is a combination of micro food particles and bacteria. This is not uncommon. A good solution, in addition to the warm salt water is to rinse twice a day with 1/2 capful of Listerine for 30 seconds (only use Listerine as...

Oral Surgery: Infection/necrosis of jaw/extraction or root canal redo, new crown, oral surgeon
new crown, oral surgeon, root canal: Brenda - First of all, I really cannot tell you whether the work on #29 caused the problem with #30. Due to the proximity, the chances are pretty good that the work on 29 had some part in causing the problem with #30. As far as what can be done, extraction...

Oral Surgery: Insurance Denial, lower jaw surgery, virginia state laws
lower jaw surgery, virginia state laws, sleeping heart: Karen - In patients, like you, who have had difficulty achieving insurance coverage for significant jaw surgeries, I have found that a recruitment of medical physicians is imperative to achieve acceptance. Respiratory, intestinal or other specialty physicians...

Oral Surgery: IRRITATION SIDE OF TONGUE, kenalog in orabase, oral pathologist
kenalog in orabase, oral pathologist, med pak: Jay - Of course without a direct examination it is a little difficult to be sure what is going on. I m a little uncomfortable with you using the Lidex as the topical medication used. When placing it on the tongue, it is quickly dissolved and has a minimal...

Oral Surgery: impacted wisdom tooth blood clot, wisdom teeth, food particles
wisdom teeth, food particles, abnormal pain: Sydney - No that should not be happening every time. You don t say if sutures were placed, but if they were, they may have been inserted into muscle tissue that is stimulating the bleeding when you open. You should get back to the doctor to reexamine you....

Oral Surgery: Jaw and cheek pain two weeks after wisdom teeth removed, wisdom tooth extractions, removal of wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth extractions, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water: Theresa - It sounds like you are enduring a fairly common postoperative complication after the removal of wisdom teeth. It seems like you are suffering from spasms of the jaw muscles. The muscles that help open and close your mouth frequently go into spasm...

Oral Surgery: Jaw operation., nerve damage, metal plates
nerve damage, metal plates, bottom lip: Inga - Of course, without an exam I cannot be totally accurate as to what can be done, but in general a bone graft from your hip can be used to align and stabilize the bone. Of course the poor aligned bone will need to be separated, restored to a more normal...

Oral Surgery: jaw pain after oral surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, third molars
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, third molars, jaw pain: Natalie - Of course without me examining you, it is a little difficult for me to fully diagnose what is going on, but a bump like you describe should not be there 3 weeks after surgery. Usually an oral and maxillofacial surgeon would smooth off the bump...

Oral Surgery: Lasting pain and discomfort after broken jaw, nancy nancy, oral surgeon
nancy nancy, oral surgeon, broken jaw: Nancy - I have to tell you that philosophically, when there is a fracture in the neck of the mandible below the actual joint, I like to wire my patients shut for a short 2-3 weeks. Like a cast for a broken arm or leg, it allows healing without the distracting...

Oral Surgery: Lump in Left Cheek, minor salivary glands, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
minor salivary glands, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, left cheek: Tamara - It is not unusual in the area you describe to produce a blockage of one of the minor salivary glands. This obstruction will produce the lump that you describe. If that is what it is, a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon needs to remove...

Oral Surgery: labial frenectomy, labial frenectomy, front teeth
labial frenectomy, front teeth, labial frenum: Maria - It sounds like the bottom connection of the labial frenum may not have been cut very close to the bone underneath. Most likely the area will heal fine, but you may wind up with a small bump at that bottom connection. If necessary, the surgeon can...

Oral Surgery: MISSING FRONT TOOTH, bone graft, sublaxation
bone graft, sublaxation, ur1: Louise - In a situation such as yours where the tooth is infected, there really is not much choice but to remove the tooth. Stabilizing the bite for the six months of healing after an infection in the tooth is wise. It will take six months for new bone to...

Oral Surgery: Nerve Damage, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sotradecol
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sotradecol, pain thanks: Irina - The appropriate treatment to stop the pain is usually an injection with alcohol or sotradecol to actually kill the nerve. If either is done, you will have permanent numbness. You have two choices of the type of doctor to see, you can either see a...

Oral Surgery: Open bite cause by jaws bone degeneration.., oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone degeneration
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone degeneration, open bite: Patricia - Degeneration of the jaw joint can produce both of the situations you describe. You need to see a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to fully diagnose the exact cause of the changes. I am sure that there are treatments to help. You...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, therabite
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, therabite, poor bone: Elizabeth - I really cannot tell you if the problem is due to bad alignment from incomplete or poor bone healing or if the problem is located in your jaw joint (that is also a place that limits jaw movement). I really would need to see xrays to totally evaluate...

Oral Surgery: Painful area 10 days after apicoectomy, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apicoectomy
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apicoectomy, front tooth: Frank - Of course without examining you or seeing his xrays it is a little difficult, but if you have pain at this time it means that he did not actually accomplish what he wanted to do. He did not arrest the source of the problem. That means, either the...

Oral Surgery: Persistent bleeding from palette long after periodontal procedure, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, new stitches
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, new stitches, soft tissue graft: Ken - It sounds to me that you are correct is thinking that the surgeon either nicked a blood vessel or put you in a situation where the raw tissue repeatedly bleeds with the slightest stimulation (swallowing). The periodontist should know that palatal soft...

Oral Surgery: Post-extraction discharge, wisdom teeth, yellowish discharge
wisdom teeth, yellowish discharge, yellowish color: Aaron - You are doing absolutely the right technique to help the area get better. I might increase the rinsing to 4-5 times a day for about 5 minutes at a time. Trapped bacteria can continue to percolate and grow for a long time. That is why increasing...

Oral Surgery: Post tooth extraction, warm salt water, extreme tenderness
warm salt water, extreme tenderness, muscular problem: Amy - With your description of selling and extreme tenderness, it could possibly be muscular, but it sounds more so like inflammation. Either way, you should begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses for 5 minutes 4-5 times a day. If after 3-4 days there...

Oral Surgery: Punch biopsy/pain in tooth related directly to biopsy site, punch biopsy, gum margin
punch biopsy, gum margin, periodontist: Emily - There is a specific product developed and made by the Colgate company that the dentist and periodontist should have already used to reduce your discomfort. Yes acrylic bonding can occasionally help, but you need the tooth itself to reduce its sensitivity...

Oral Surgery: pain 1 week later after extractions, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, absess
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, absess, dry socket: Hillary - It is hard to determine from your description of what is going on the diagnosis. You could have a dry socket or just inflammation, but you need to be evaluated by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. I suggest you find one in the yellow pages. ...

Oral Surgery: pain after Wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Anthony - Of course without a direct exam it is a little difficult to definitely come up with the answer, but the throbbing you are complaining of is often due to a generalized inflammation within the bone. The cause early on could be the extraction, but...

Oral Surgery: pain after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, ear nose throat specialist
wisdom tooth extraction, ear nose throat specialist, ear nose throat: Carolyn - I know it sounds like an inconvenience going to the Mayo Clinic, but especially in a patient who has seen so many doctors without arriving at a diagnosis, I think it is important to go to a medical center. Your son needs a center where all the doctors...

Oral Surgery: pain after wisdom tooth was removed, cold cold water, warm salt water
cold cold water, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Jimmy - It seems your girlfriend is suffering from a common sequel of having wisdom teeth removed. The muscles of the jaw often go into spasm due to the inflammation in the area from the extraction. This situation will resolve, but to speed it up and make...

Oral Surgery: pains in strange places, dry socket, strange places
dry socket, strange places, pain in the neck: Michael - In addition to the pain you are experiencing, a dry socket is known for creating a terrible bad taste in your mouth and terrible bad breath odor. Michael - It is also possible, since it began two days later, that you have a dry...

Oral Surgery: pains in strange places, nerve injury, front teeth
nerve injury, front teeth, strange places: Michael - Of course, without directly examining you or reviewing your xrays it is a little difficult, but it sounds like both the numbness and the pain is due to nerve injury and secondary inflammation. Nerves when injured and begin healing can have reduced,...

Oral Surgery: post teeth extraction problems, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water
removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water, iv sedation: Kelly - Without the use of antibiotics, if a true infection exists, that infection can continue to percolate. Warm salt water rinsing is important and I am glad that you are continuing it. What really needs to be done is for the surgeon to examine you now....

Oral Surgery: post wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, jaw muscles: Missy - You are suffering from internal swelling from either blood collection or inflammation. In either situation, once the area is swollen, the swelling, by itself, increases the chance of a continued irritation and inflammation by contact with the upper...

Oral Surgery: pregnant, orthodontics, little baby
orthodontics, little baby, pregnant woman: Aiste - Orthodontics, yes, orthognathic surgery no. Orthodontics, which is usually necessary to help a proper orthognathic surgery, can be done while you are pregnant without any negative effects on the baby. Once the child is born, you should be able to...

Oral Surgery: problems in gum, gum specialist, proper evaluation
gum specialist, proper evaluation, abcess: Arthur - Of course I cannot be sure, but it sounds like the dentist may have created a pocket or could have caused an inflammation in the area by pushing bacteria under the gum. From what it sounds like you should definitely have your dentist send you to...

Oral Surgery: Recovery Tips?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, feel 100: Gail - As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, I find it rather disturbing that the doctor who removed your teeth inserted sutures and did not schedule a follow-up appointment. The extraction sites can be inflamed if bacteria become lodged in the area....

Oral Surgery: Removal a large nerve bundle, inferior alveolar nerve, nicole petry
inferior alveolar nerve, nicole petry, neuro surgeons: Kelly - The result of removing a sensory nerve bundle can potentially cause an altered sensory result. Whether the excision of the nerve bundle is the cause of the pain or the presurgical possible PCD diagnosis was the cause of increased pain I cannot say....

Oral Surgery: Restoration following implant, implant insertion, cosmetic result
implant insertion, cosmetic result, abutment: Patricia - Whoever told you that loading the implant after 5 weeks was the approach is totally wrong. No loading of the implant should be done for a minimum of 4 months after implant insertion. It takes that long for bone healing and attachment of implant...

Oral Surgery: Root Canal, root canal specialist, root canal treatment
root canal specialist, root canal treatment, honest opinion: Jozef - I have seen many dentists who have performed incomplete root canal treatment and never advise their patients. It might be a good idea, rather than seeing another general dentist to fix and evaluated the tooth, to make an appointment with a local root...

Oral Surgery: Root canal-broken instrument, nerve fibers, nerve tissue
nerve fibers, nerve tissue, jaw area: Vanessa - One of the main problems with what was done for you is that, although the xrays show one main nerve canal within the root of the tooth that ends at the tip of the root, there are actually small nerve fibers that exist along the side of the root....

Oral Surgery: Root canal in upper right bridge 7 years after tooth extraction resulting in sinus gap connection, skilled doctors, maxillofacial surgeon
skilled doctors, maxillofacial surgeon, lyrica: Mary - My advice is quite simple, you need to get examined by a different set of doctors who were not at all involved in the beginning. These doctors need to be totally unbiased and objective. I don t know where you live, but it might be a good idea to...

Oral Surgery: RT Maxillary pain, medrol pak, maxillary pain
medrol pak, maxillary pain, nasal drainage: Debbie - I wish I could be more specific as to the cause, but the diffuse symptoms make the diagnosis quite difficult. With the minimal changes in the sinus via the CT scan, I would be leaning more to the teeth as the potential cause based on what you describe....

Oral Surgery: ral bone graph healing, oxygen content, 5 aday
oxygen content, 5 aday, opion: Sharon - The complete healing of a bone graph takes about 6 months, Now being only 3 months, environmental factors, like smoking, reduce the oxygen content to the healing bone and affects it negatively. It doesn t now allow enough oxygen to get to the healing...

Oral Surgery: root canal problem with lower wisdom tooth extraction next day and numbenss in chin and lip, wisdom tooth extraction, root canal treatment
wisdom tooth extraction, root canal treatment, numbness in chin: Elizabeth - There are a couple of possibilities of why the nerve that runs in the jaw bone under the teeth is inflamed and is causing the numbness. One possibility is that the dentist who started the root canal could have traumatized the nerve if his root...

Oral Surgery: Shards after extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, pus pockets
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, pus pockets, bone shards: Dianna - The cause for your mother s continued production of bone shards that are producing the pus pockets is just poor surgery. A knowledgeable doctor, when doing multiple extractions for the insertion of a denture should be totally attentive and make...

Oral Surgery: Sharp point on inside of my lower gum, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone spur
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone spur, wisdom tooth: Joe - Your description of the sharp point sounds like either a bone spur, an irregular border to the tooth socket or a broken off piece of bone from the extraction that is under the gum. You need to get back before the sharp bone causes an ulcer in the gum...

Oral Surgery: Surgery, wisdom tooth extraction, lower abdominal pains
wisdom tooth extraction, lower abdominal pains, lower back pains: Carl - Nerve damage is quite rare and the surgeon usually allows the body to try to heal itself for the first two months after the surgery. If at that time the numbness still exists, then surgery can be done to try to repair the nerve. If the tooth...

Oral Surgery: Third molar extraction mini residency, third molars, third molar extraction
third molars, third molar extraction, a2zcolleges: Alex - There are so many courses given that help teach dentists the techniques of surgery to remove third molars. I am not familiar with those in South America, but the following website lists all the dental schools in South America: http://www.a2zcolleges.com/dental/southamerica.html-...

Oral Surgery: Is it time for full or partial dentures, partial dentures, new dentist
partial dentures, new dentist, oral bacteria: Audrey - What I don t really understand is why your dentist did not stop the progression of the dry mouth problem with accentuated fluoride treatments to stop tooth problems. In addition, why did the dentist not advise you to rinse your mouth twice a day...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, doctor tomorrow, tooth extraction
doctor tomorrow, tooth extraction, front tooth: Lisa - If you are still having that significant pain days after the surgery and if per chance you also have a bad taste in your mouth or bad breath, you might be having a dry socket. A dry socket can be quite painful. You need to see the doctor who did...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction under general anesthesia in a 6 year old, general anesthesia, front teeth
general anesthesia, front teeth, pedodontist: Adrienne - I do not know what type of dentist you take you son to treat him, but you should take him to a pedodontist. Often pedodontists have dental anesthesiologists who come into the office. The anesthesia is not a problem as long as an anesthesiologist...

Oral Surgery: tooth pain?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, pain sensation
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, pain sensation, eye teeth: Anthony - You are in a situation not uncommon when general dentists who are not really skilled in infection or inflammation diagnosis is trying to come up with a cause for the problem you are again having. My suggestion is to have your dentist refer you to...

Oral Surgery: upper tooth extaction results in sinus gap connection, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper tooth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper tooth, tooth problem: Mary - A tooth problem, especially an upper tooth, will not cause numbness. It still sounds to me like you have something going on in the sinus. I know what the surgeon said, but something is going on in the sinus, especially with the numbing. It...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Removed, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water
removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water, force of gravity: Ruthanne- Swelling after the removal of wisdom teeth is very common. You are totally correct is assuming the swelling will be affected by gravity and can be below the tooth. I don t know your postoperative instructions, but the best way to eliminate the...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth and temporal muscle pain?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, going to the dentist: Michael - I wish I could give you a simple test to determine if the wisdom teeth are the cause of the problems, but there are no really simple tests. You know, it may not be the teeth that are the precipitator of the muscle problems, but the surgeon is the...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, clove oil: Jatasha - Of course, without directly examining you it is a little difficult to be 100% sure what is going on, but it sounds like you have a condition called a dry socket. The packing with clove will calm it down, but one packing is not enough. The correct...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets
wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets, wisdom teeth: Nicole - Of course without actually examining you it is difficult to tell you what is actually going on, but it is possible that the bone between the socket and the adjacent tooth is inflamed. It is also possible that the surgeon placed too much pressure...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, removal of wisdom teeth, dry sockets
removal of wisdom teeth, dry sockets, muscle relaxers: Laurie - At 3 weeks post extraction you do not now develop a dry socket. There are two main possible causes for the soreness in the neck and difficulty in opening your mouth. You could potentially have a residual infection from the wisdom teeth that were...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Shelley - Impacted teeth can be removed safely, but in all surgical procedures there are always potential complications that cannot be anticipated in advance. The key thing is to have a doctor who is well versed in all potential problems and a doctor who...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth surgery, wisdom tooth surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, general anesthetic: Wasan - First of all, most patients can have all their teeth removed in one visit without any problems. As long as you have no medical problems, there is no reason anesthesia cannot be done to remove all the teeth at one visit and make it more comfortable...

Oral Surgery: Apiectomy, apicoectomy, oral surgeon
apicoectomy, oral surgeon, x rays: Sarah - It is now four months plus after the apicoectomy was done. At this time the healing from the surgery should be pretty much complete. I do not like the tenderness you felt and the raised tissue is some concern. I agree with the surgeon if nothing...

Oral Surgery: antibiotics post oral surgery, warm salt water, swelling of the face
warm salt water, swelling of the face, oral surgery: Tara - If she had swelling of the face and lips before the extractions, she most likely had a pre-existing infection and should definitely been placed on an antibiotic after the surgery for 7-10 days. She should contact the doctor for a prescription. She...

Oral Surgery: Bleeding Gum, bleeding gum, warm salt water
bleeding gum, warm salt water, strict regimen: Gary - The best approach now, prior to the surgery, is to initially begin a strict regimen of warm salt water rinses for about 2-3 minutes 4-5 times a day. If you see swelling and/or pus coming for the area, contact your surgeon. He may need to either see...

Oral Surgery: Bone Graft Failure & Removal, graft failure, bone graft
graft failure, bone graft, maxillary sinus: Wendy - I am happy that the periodontist did what the surgeon obviously did not do. In removing the graft, the growth vehicle for oral bacteria causing infection, he most likely removed the bacterial growth bed, but the bacteria, having been there and growing...

Oral Surgery: Bulging Painful Vein Inside upper Lip, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, local board
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, local board, blood vessel: Sueztte - I can t fully tell you what is going on from your description, but your problem could be related directed to the blood vessel. There are lesions due to the irregular pattern and growth of blood vessels in an area that might produce the symptoms...

Oral Surgery: Bump on roof of mouth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, roof of mouth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, roof of mouth, oral cancer: Ericka - There are many small glands on the roof of your mouth that can become clogged and produce what you describe. There are also small bone protrusions that can happen just about any time. It is hard for me to tell you which is happening, but you do...

Oral Surgery: bone issues, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, third molars
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, third molars, spicule: Deven - What you are going through is not normal healing. You need to get back to the oral and maxillofacial surgeon who extracted the tooth. The bone spicule needs removing and the bone completely smoothed. If left alone, the soft tissue covering the...

Oral Surgery: burning in roof of mouth after root canal, burning mouth syndrome, arthritis medication
burning mouth syndrome, arthritis medication, geographic tongue: Will - It is a little difficult to fully discern what is going on, but the burning, the dry mouth and the hot feeling may be caused by a fungal infection. As I said, I cannot be sure, but I suggest that one of the doctors or dentist take a culture of her...

Oral Surgery: Chances when splitting the mandible it cracks the wrong way, surgery for sleep apnea, external incision
surgery for sleep apnea, external incision, surgical advancement: Bill - First of all, you are never going too far by asking questions. Any surgeons who complain are not the correct doctor for you. Doctors need to by sympathetic and must try to understand your apprehensions and the reason for your questions. I personally...

Oral Surgery: Cost of Bio Implant Materials, implant materials, exact prices
implant materials, exact prices, right face: John - I cannot give you exact prices since my hospital does the ordering and there price is difficult to truly ascertain. I think you should contact the Porex company who manufactures the material. The following is their address and telephone number. ...

Oral Surgery: Cyst in Maxilla at left molar and pallet, cyst in the mouth, rajiv jain
cyst in the mouth, rajiv jain, molar teeth: Rajiv - If you wish, you can send me films to: tigertooand2@yahoo.com. I will get back to you after reviewing your films. Rajiv - First of all, you need your blood pressure controlled. Your levels can be very dangerous...

Oral Surgery: Dental Implant bite pain with hard foods, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dental implants
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dental implants, soft food: Sami - You, unfortunately are being treated by a dentist who really cares nothing about the work he did previously. If you are having the discomfort you describe, the implants may be failing, infected or just inflamed. You need to get these implants properly...

Oral Surgery: Discomfort After Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, iv sedation
wisdom teeth extraction, iv sedation, jaw muscles: Greg - Definitely contact the surgeon. You may have trapped food and bacteria in the healing socket. That could produce an early stage of an infection. You also might have some inflammation of the jaw muscles. Either case, contact the surgeon and...

Oral Surgery: dental surgery/dentures/sinus problems, sinus blockage, left nostril
sinus blockage, left nostril, sinus problems: Sally - Just a mobile denture alone will not produce the sinus blockage. What I don t like, from your description, is the mobility of the upper denture and the tenderness. What may be happening is a direct inflammation and possible minor infection du to...

Oral Surgery: dental treatment, bone grafts, dental treatment
bone grafts, dental treatment, dentures: Emily - As in the U.S. there are good and bad doctors all over the world. I have heard good reports and also very bad. So I really cannot tell you if seeking treatment elsewhere will be beneficial, but I understand your perspective for financial reasons...

Oral Surgery: Excessive cost, sinus lift, gum treatment
sinus lift, gum treatment, implant specialist: Zeus - I have to be honest with you. I really should not truly advise you what is right or wrong without and exam or xrays of the region. That is why I suggested seeing another facility. At UCLA, call (310) 825-0834 and ask to be examined by Dr. Freymiller,...

Oral Surgery: excessive cancellation fee, cancellation fee, baby teeth
cancellation fee, baby teeth, x rays: Cathy - I can understand that the doctor might want to have that time slot filled, but with the simple task of removing two baby teeth in that time slot, an additional cancellation fee is wrong. So I can only tell you what I would do, and it would not be...

Oral Surgery: extraction - with bone graft - pain, bone graft, root canal treatment
bone graft, root canal treatment, feasible idea: Mick - It is obvious that you are being treated by a dentist who does not know anything at all about what is right and what is wrong. First of all, never and I mean never is a bone graft placed in a socket at the time of extraction if there was any inflammation...

Oral Surgery: Bulging Painful Vein Inside upper Lip
Oral Surgery: Bulging Painful Vein Inside upper Lip

Oral Surgery: extraction - with bone graft - pain, periodontist, percocet
Oral Surgery: extraction - with bone graft - pain, periodontist, percocet, back of my neck

Oral Surgery: Lump in my cheek, ear nose throat specialist, ear nose throat
Oral Surgery: Lump in my cheek, ear nose throat specialist, ear nose throat, x rays

Oral Surgery: maxillary labial frenectomy, frenectomy, 15 minutes
Oral Surgery: maxillary labial frenectomy, frenectomy, 15 minutes

Oral Surgery: Gum healing following exostosis removal, absorbable sutures, warm salt water
absorbable sutures, warm salt water, granulation: Tim - Healing may take months, but the major problem is that the surface bone, now not covered with the soft tissue, does not get full blood flow. This can be a major problem. The surface of the bone can die off and you can get osteomyelitis or infection...

Oral Surgery: ganglion cyst, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, ganglion cyst
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, ganglion cyst, anitbiotics: Donna - First of all, a general dentist should not treat this situation. You should make an appointment for him with a local board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Whether it is swollen or painful, the area can be opened and biopsied and cleaned....

Oral Surgery: Horizontal Impaction, 8mm pocket at back of 2nd molar, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, bone graft: Joshi - First of all, when an impacted tooth that lies against the tooth in front is removed, during the healing phase additional bone is formed. You situation is a little different due to the obvious periodontal problem causing the pocket. In your situation,...

Oral Surgery: help, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, excess force
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, excess force, apico: Suzanne - You can have the tooth extracted immediately. That is as long as the doctor doing the extraction knows what he is doing. Excess forces can cause the tooth to further break. Excess force can cause problems is the bone. It is imperative that you...

Oral Surgery: help, family health center, periodontal specialists
family health center, periodontal specialists, brooklyn ct: John - I really don t know the dentists in that area, but to get a little more flexibility towards your payments, it might not be a bad idea to go to one of two places. In Connecticut, you can go to the Univ of Connecticut Periodontal Program in Farmington...

Oral Surgery: INTENSE STABBING PAIN IN TEETH?, bottom teeth, gum problems
bottom teeth, gum problems, dental issues: Kate - Of course, without an examination it is a little difficult for me to tell you what is actually going on, but your symptoms do not really sound like trigeminal neuralgia. It sounds like a dental origin, but again without an exam it is a little difficult...

Oral Surgery: impacted wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, muscle inflammation
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, muscle inflammation, warm salt water: Colleen - First of all, major muscles do not lie near the wisdom teeth. Any muscle fibers in the region are minute. What actually happens is that due to the surgery, there is an inflammation in the region. The muscles that help open and close your mouth...

Oral Surgery: jaw connection area pain/congestion, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus congestion
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus congestion, jaw muscle: Tom - It is a little difficult for me to be sure without examining you, but it sounds like your problem may not be tooth directly caused. Especially with the pain under the earlobe, you sound like you might be having spasms of the jaw muscle do to an altered...

Oral Surgery: Large bone chip, warm salt water, strict regimen
warm salt water, strict regimen, bone spur: Larry - Stop sticking things into your socket. You can cause significant damage without even knowing it. You can cause permanent numbness, so stop sticking things in the socket. Look you need to see the surgeon who operated on you, whether you want to or...

Oral Surgery: Lump along jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, pathologic lesions: Nicole - You are being examined by doctors which are not the proper ones to fully evaluate your situation. Pathologic lesions and the necessary removal is done by board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons. So my suggestion is for you to look up in...

Oral Surgery: Lump in my cheek, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth, oral cancer: Jillian - I cannot be totally sure without an exam, but the movable lump you feel might be an inflamed lymph node produced by the inflamed impacted wisdom tooth. Oral cancer is rarely mobile, so that is ruled out. My suggestion is to get an appointment...

Oral Surgery: labial frenectomy - stitches in upper lip, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, skilled surgeon
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, skilled surgeon, muscle structure: Kari - Don t worry, after removing the labial frenum, a skilled surgeon will place sutures to not only close the wound, but to reduce any postoperative bleeding. These sutures may be placed a littel deep and until they are removed your might notice a change...

Oral Surgery: Maxilofacial surgery + wisdom teeth removed?, wisdom teeth, rudeness
wisdom teeth, rudeness, pros and cons: Jade - With an underbite, most likely the surgeon will perform a sagittal split osteotomy to correct the underbite. With that type of surgery planned, if the surgery is not to be done for a couple of months, the removal of the wisdom teeth is just fine....

Oral Surgery: Mucocele...problem for musicians, professional trumpet player, saliva production
professional trumpet player, saliva production, warm salt water: Natalie - A mucocele is actually a blockage of a minor salivary gland. If the area has not retained a lot of saliva, only the minor salivary gland itself becomes swollen and inflamed. As with irritation or minor blockage of a major salivary gland, there...

Oral Surgery: maxillary labial frenectomy, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, labial frenectomy
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, labial frenectomy, labial frenum: Marilyn - If your son has a maxillary labial frenum, the removal of the frenum, if done correctly, will help the closure of the space and will go a long way in avoiding a future relapse and reformation of the space between the teeth. I say all the above because...

Oral Surgery: mouth dryness & inflamation, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, fungal cells
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, fungal cells, mouth tongue: John - Of course I cannot be sure without examining you, but it sounds like the antibiotic and mouthrinse you were given greatly diminished the normal and necessary bacteria in the mouth. These bacteria are not only important to help in the initial phase...

Oral Surgery: NECK PAIN AFTER TOOTH EXTRACTION, lidoderm patches, tylenol codine
lidoderm patches, tylenol codine, base of my skull: Gail - Of course, without an exam it is a little difficult for me to be totally sure, but it sounds like you might have problems directly related to the extraction sockets and secondary problems related to spasms of the jaw muscles. The jaw muscle spasms...

Oral Surgery: nerve damage repair, cincinnati medical center, oral and maxillofacial surgery
cincinnati medical center, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral and maxillofacial: Holly - First of all, it is a little early to even think of nerve repair. Nerves often repair themselves after trauma, such as root canal treatment. Preparing for surgery before the end of August or early September doesn t allow the body to help itself....

Oral Surgery: numbness in chin and lips, wisdom tooth, numbness in chin
wisdom tooth, numbness in chin, abcess: Donna - Normal no, but what most likely happened is that the infection which caused the swelling also invaded the nerve canal lying under the wisdom tooth. You may only have internal swelling within the joint and, if that is the case, the swelling should...

Oral Surgery: Odor upon root canal finish, nerve canals, root canal treatment
nerve canals, root canal treatment, temporary filling: Dawn - If a foul odor is released at the removal of the temporary filling, it is probably better to wait to fill the canals until there is no sign of infection or inflammation. Of course I was not there during the root canal, but did the dentist apply a rubber...

Oral Surgery: Cannot Open Mouth After Wisdom Teeth Surgery, wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom tooth removal
wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth surgery: Emily - It is common after wisdom tooth removal for the muscles of the jaw to become inflamed and go into spasm reducing the jaw function. You can help to reduce the inflammation and spasms by beginning a regimen of warm salt water rinses for about 5 minutes...

Oral Surgery: OROANTRAL COMMUNICATION, sinus infection, oral surgeon
sinus infection, oral surgeon, saliva: GK - Medication alone should not fully stop the problem, because of the continued exposure of the sinus to saliva and the bacteria in saliva. I don t fully understand why the surgeon does not help reduce the problem himself, but definitely see the ENT. He...

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic surgery and implants, two front teeth, facial asymmetry
two front teeth, facial asymmetry, asthma allergies: Lauren - First of all, the use of orthodontic treatment prior to the orthognathic surgery is like building a structure. The orthodontics is the foundation to allow the bones to be placed in a stable position. So, in general, orthodontics facilitates and...

Oral Surgery: Pain 4 days after root canal, upper molar, liquid pools
upper molar, liquid pools, warm salt water: Craig - Palatal pain after an injection in the palatal tissue may occur for about a day, but it should feel better then. If you have having pain on your palate at the injection site, it means the dentist injected a little deep against the palatal bone. When...

Oral Surgery: Pain following bone graft dental surgery, bone grafts, hydrocodone with apap
bone grafts, hydrocodone with apap, dental implants: Lois - I fully understand your apprehension about going ahead in a few months with the implants. The insertion of implants can definitely produce pain. Some patients feel very little, while others suffer. If you are at all apprehensive, I suggest that...

Oral Surgery: Palate Fistula Repair, lower jaw surgery, cleft palate repair
lower jaw surgery, cleft palate repair, flap surgery: Jean - I m not really sure I understand what you mean by upper and lower jaw surgery. Did you have orthognathic surgery to realign the upper and lower jaws? I think that is what you are saying. I need to know where the hole in the palate is. Is the perforation...

Oral Surgery: Persistent infection of wisdom tooth extraction site, wisdom tooth extraction, penicillin vk
wisdom tooth extraction, penicillin vk, wisdom teeth: Kelly - I know the doctors have been repeatedly placing you on an antibiotic, but did they even take a specimen of the infection within the socket and send it for culturing. I say that, because repeated infections in the same area can be from a bacteria that...

Oral Surgery: Post Mucocele Op Process, minor salivary glands, tight knot
minor salivary glands, tight knot, gum line: Chris - Your doctor did absolutely the correct procedure if he used a scalpel and didn t use laser for this area. First of all, the limitation of injury to the surrounding tissues, made by the laser, is impossible to contain. The surrounding tissue and the...

Oral Surgery: pain after an extraction, warm salt water, excess fluids
warm salt water, excess fluids, molar: Terry - You may be totally correct that an infection is brewing or it may just be inflammation. Either way, to reduce the swelling and help drain any fluids that have accumulated, you need to begin to rinse with warm salt water for about 5 minutes 4-5 times...

Oral Surgery: pain in throat after extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, pain meds: Richard - You are seeing a dentist who truly knows nothing. Once placed on the antibiotic, you should have continued it for a minimum of 7-10 days. You need to make an appointment with a local board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to correct the...

Oral Surgery: pertruding jawbone, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dissolving sutures
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dissolving sutures, skilled surgeon: Lynette - If the dentist is knowledgeable and a skilled surgeon, your mother should be comfortable within a few days. The dentist will need to properly smooth the bone and place non-dissolving sutures to close the necessary gum wound. This will then require...

Oral Surgery: root planing and scaling, root planing and scaling, numbness
root planing and scaling, numbness, nerve: Marika - The root planing and scaling would not produce the numbness unless there is secondary infection from it inflaming the nerve. It is also possible that any novocaine injections could have caused it. Of course, without actually examining you it is...

Oral Surgery: severe pain after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets
wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets, wisdom teeth: Heather - The increased pain you had with cleaning the extraction sites is indicative of dry sockets. Of course, without an exam I cannot be sure, but it sounds like it. First of all you need to stop directly irrigating the sockets. Secondly, you need...

Oral Surgery: sinus communication, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, communication question
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, communication question, minimal leakage: gk - If you no longer truly have air leakage or water leakage the area may have healed. It may, however, not healed, but the opening only temporarily plugged. That needs to be tested by the surgeon before he operates to close the opening. The pulmonary...

Oral Surgery: surgical correction for prognathism, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, lingual braces
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, lingual braces, wearing braces: Bob - Your main problem is being in your 30 s. I don t mean that facetiously, but as we get past our growing period as teenagers, our bones begin to consolidate and get more dense. With denser bone, the movement of teeth takes a longer time. I don t know...

Oral Surgery: swelling above gumline after new permanent root canal crown put on., cheek bone, apparent problems
cheek bone, apparent problems, root canal: Annette - There can be a couple of different causes for the swelling. You might have a fracture of the tooth from the insertion of the post or the post might have perforated through the side of the tooth or root. Either way, this needs to be evaluated as...

Oral Surgery: Third Molar Removal Recovery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, third molars
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, third molars, adolescent period: Jesse - The ideal age to remove wisdom teeth is during the late adolescent period due to the relative softness of the bone. After puberty the bone becomes denser and the surgery may be a little more difficult, but at your age, the bone is still not very dense...

Oral Surgery: Tmj, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mother of twins
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mother of twins, muscle tightness: Holly - First of all, the dentist who told you there is a problem with wearing of the disc, cannot actually say that without an MRI of the joint or arthroscopy of the joint space. I don t like your symptoms. There is definitely a derangement in the joint...

Oral Surgery: Trismus/lockjaw, non displaced fracture, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
non displaced fracture, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, clindamyacin: Tyler - Whoever decided not to aggressively treat your fracture initially potentially made a big mistake. A fracture of the mandible takes about 6 weeks to properly. During that time, your jaw needed to be closed down so no irregular forces attempted to...

Oral Surgery: tenderness in gums, warm salt water, dissolving sutures
warm salt water, dissolving sutures, week ago today: Paula - Of course not actually visualizing the situation makes it a little difficult for me to tell you if the area is healing or not. Until the stitches are gone, the area will be inflamed. I personally do not like dissolving sutures since the time it...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction clot, warm salt water, dry socket
warm salt water, dry socket, tooth extraction: Teresa - It sounds like a blood clot that took a little time to form. My suggestion is to being warm salt water rinses and wipe away the hanging clot. Bleeding may start, but then, if it does, bite on a moisten tea bag for about 10 minutes and the bleeding...

Oral Surgery: tooth/sinus, sinus cavity, sinus problem
sinus cavity, sinus problem, sinus surgery: Mary - First, if possible avoid the crown at this time. If the calcified root is still present it can be the cause of the continued sinus problem. The surgical procedure to treat that root, an apicoectomy, might cure the problem, but it may not. If not,...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, bateria: Kristin - I cannot be 100% sure without actually viewing what is going on, but it sounds like you have an infection at the extraction site. You need to be examined immediately and should not wait another few days. In the interim, you need to begin to immediately...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, jaw muscles: Matt- You might be having a problem due to an inflammation within the socket that was packed. You may have developed a dry socket it that area. As far as the problem opening, it is obvious that you are suffering from spasms of the jaw muscles. First...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Extraction - Whole Tooth?, wisdom tooth extraction, maxilofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, maxilofacial surgeon, food debris: Erik - It is not normal to have another tooth present after a tooth is extracted. What you describe does not really sound like a tooth. What it is I cannot be sure, but it could be bone, food debris or something else. My suggestion is to contact the surgeon...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Removal, wisdom tooth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, excruciating pain: Edward - Just about anything might be happening. The retained roots or part of tooth might be infected, inflamed or some other condition. You need that area evaluated. Do not wait get an evaluation by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, if possible. ...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth complications, wisdom teeth, tooth socket
wisdom teeth, tooth socket, extractions: Sandi - There are two possibilities about the hard bone sticking from the tooth socket towards the tongue. Either the doctor who removed the teeth broke off a piece of bone and it is trying to work its way out or the doctor cut the bone and left it as an...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction 3 months ago, still having problems, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft: Candy - Of course without the dentist taking a necessary biopsy at the time of the tooth removal to determine if the area was actually a cyst, it is a little hard to say what was actually there. In general, the cyst from your back, a dermoid lesion, does...

Oral Surgery: should I wait 6-12 month ?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus lift
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus lift, bone graft: Trisha - It sounds to me that the surgeon does not want to step on any toes. If the root canal was done May 3, full healing should have occurred and if the area still exists, an apicoectomy is appropriate. As I said previously, if the apico is necessary,...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, warm salt water, bone graft
warm salt water, bone graft, wisdom teeth: Larry - Your age is not a criterion for the continuation of problems. Yes the graft and membrane can produce inflammation and promote a prolongation of discomfort. You need to get back to the surgeon and he needs to fully evaluate what is going on. Most...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth complication, wisdom tooth complication, warm salt water
wisdom tooth complication, warm salt water, natural drainage: Rachel - First of all and most important, do not blow your nose. You most likely have a communication between the depth of an upper wisdom tooth socket and the sinus. The blowing is what is producing air into the tissues. If you need to sneeze, sneeze with...

Oral Surgery: 93 year old root extractions, gum line, soft diet
gum line, soft diet, oral surgery: Karen - As long as your mother does not have any medical problems that might interfere, there is really nothing to be concerned about. Afterwards, you need to make sure she keeps the area cleaned with rinsing with salt water after 24 hours of healing. Also...

Oral Surgery: Bone Graft/Implant, bone graft, implant procedure
bone graft, implant procedure, bone grafting: Shaun - The implant procedure, in general, especially with tooth #7, a fairly simple and non-traumatic procedure. The incision is not large and the bone drilling, necessary for the insertion of the implant, should not be difficult. You should have about...

Oral Surgery: Bone graftng, implants -disconfort, warm salt water, excess fluids
warm salt water, excess fluids, bone grafting: Magda - It is a little difficult for me to be exact as to what is going on without examining you, but it is not uncommon to develop some inflammation during the healing period. If this is your situation, and again I cannot be sure, I suggest that you begin...

Oral Surgery: bottom jaw is in front, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, medical insurance companies
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, medical insurance companies, necessary surgery: Dominic - What you are describing is definitely a situation that a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon should be able to correct. Surgery may be required for both the upper and lower jaws and you may need orthodontics to align the teeth to act...

Oral Surgery: bottom wisdom teeth, intravenous sedation, wisdom teeth
intravenous sedation, wisdom teeth, signs of infection: Eric - The dentist can definitely look, but if there is no obvious signs of infection, antibiotics should probably not be used. There is a possible option, other that anesthesia, is an intravenous sedation or sweet air along with the novocaine. You cannot...

Oral Surgery: Cracked tooth; abscess, flap surgery, hurricane ivan
flap surgery, hurricane ivan, cracked tooth: Cas - Unfortunately you are dealing with dentist and endodontists who do not really make decisions. Those doctors should know if the tooth is cracked. It sounds to me, and I cannot be totally sure without examining you, that you have what is called a periodontic/endodontic...

Oral Surgery: dry socket, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, clove oil
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, clove oil, zinc oxide: Annemarie - Whoever the dentist is that told you to do the work to calm down the pain and help the socket to heal should have his license taken away. If your husband does truly have a dry socket caused by an extraction from the dentist, had the right to demand...

Oral Surgery: dry socket, dry sockets, clove oil
dry sockets, clove oil, wisdom teeth: Stephanie - If, in fact, you actually do have dry sockets, they heal at a variable rate in different situations. Usually after the socket is irrigated by the surgeon and packed, you will have the pain lessened for at least a few hours. If you get no improvement...

Oral Surgery: exposed membrane, greater vancouver area, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
greater vancouver area, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, bone graft: Chris - In Vancouver the following are two board certified surgeons. 1) Dr. Burton Goldstein - (604) 730-7999 2) Dr. William McDonald - (604) 873-0303 I wish you well and hope one of these doctors can truly get you on the road to proper healing...

Oral Surgery: extraction/grafting recovery, sinus infection, implant procedure
sinus infection, implant procedure, bone grafting: MB - How long you will have pain is really guided by the potential problem that might have occurred by the extraction. Developing a sinus infection after an extraction, may be due to a small hole from the deepest part of the socket where the root tip lay....

Oral Surgery: Facial RSDS, Oral surgery - severing sensory nerve, sensory nerve, overwhelming pain
sensory nerve, overwhelming pain, living hell: David - I have extensive personal experience with RSD. I have it on the thumb of my right hand, since the thumb was severed and reattached. It is hell and unfortunately, although there is extensive interest in finding a common cure for all, there is no cure....

Oral Surgery: Cracked tooth; abscess, tooth abscess, oral surgeon
Oral Surgery: Cracked tooth; abscess, tooth abscess, oral surgeon, periodontist

Oral Surgery: mandibular tori, oral surgeon, fragments
Oral Surgery: mandibular tori, oral surgeon, fragments

Oral Surgery: root infection/maxillary sinus?, nerve pain, ct scan
Oral Surgery: root infection/maxillary sinus?, nerve pain, ct scan, second opinion

Oral Surgery: Sleep Apnea, treatment for sleep apnea, recommended treatment
Oral Surgery: Sleep Apnea, treatment for sleep apnea, recommended treatment, surgey

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, front teeth, tinnitus
Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, front teeth, tinnitus, resonance

Oral Surgery: Genioplasty for Cosmetic Purposes, sliding genioplasty, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
sliding genioplasty, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw bones: Rich - Most board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons do perform sliding genioplasty if it is the correct procedure to enhance the appearance. Saying that, only a good professional work up can truly discover the cause of the problem. Once discovered...

Oral Surgery: gum exposure after bone graft, graft failure, bone graft
graft failure, bone graft, chris answer: Chris - There is no right or wrong appearance of the membrane. As long as the underlying graft takes or even if not, if the bone heals in the socket, an implant can be placed in about six months. If the graft does not even take at all, a surgeon can insert...

Oral Surgery: gum transplant, gum recession, teeth implant
gum recession, teeth implant, gum surgery: Annie - I am a little concerned that the periodontist can even tell you 7 weeks after implants were placed that you will need gum surgery. After implants are inserted, the gum needs to cover 100% of the implant and the implant site needs to heal and the...

Oral Surgery: Is it harmful to have eye surgery when I have Bell's palsy, local anesthetic injection, local anesthesia
local anesthetic injection, local anesthesia, corneal transplant: Beulah - I fully understand your apprehension about accentuating the multiple sclerosis with the local anesthesia. I injured nerves can be affected somewhat by a local anesthetic injection, but in most cases the effect wears off. My suggestion is for you...

Oral Surgery: hole into sinus from tooth removal, tylenol with codeine, wisdom teeth
tylenol with codeine, wisdom teeth, 2 rivers: Vikki - First of all, the ends of the roots of #12 and 5 usually come close to the sinus, but only occasionally have a direct contact with the sinus lining. A common aspect or symptom of an opening from the socket to the sinus is when drinking liquid, the...

Oral Surgery: impacted tooth, molar tooth, front teeth
molar tooth, front teeth, brases: Lubna - I don t know where you live, but unfortunately you are being treated by a doctor who thinks he knows how to do surgery. The placement of the cloves into the wound will definitely produce degeneration of the surrounding tissue. The body is wonderful...

Oral Surgery: Mandibular Cryofreezing...., nerve damage, mandible
nerve damage, mandible, mandibular: Steve - You don t say what type of dentist is helping you, but if the 8 month problem has not gotten better you could have an injection of a medication into the nerve canal itself. The medication I have used is called sotradecol. Another medication that...

Oral Surgery: mandibular tori, gum tissue, wisdom tooth
gum tissue, wisdom tooth, loose pieces: Brandon - If you have mobile small pieces of bone it is important to have them removed before a sharp edge might just perforate the gum tissue, but not go through. In that situation, bacteria in the mouth can gain entrance and then the area can become infected....

Oral Surgery: numbness after implant removal, implant removal, jaw bone
implant removal, jaw bone, periodontist: Marilyn - First of all, the periodontist, like many non-surgical dentists, obviously does not have the knowledge to know about the potential problem that anti-osteoporosis medication can produce. It was an issue and he should have known that if he operated...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgeon- who to pick?, dental implant procedure, oral surgeon
dental implant procedure, oral surgeon, troubling times: Jen - Dentists who have worked together, whether specialists and general dentists or two different specialists, usually draw a professional bond where they establish an open communication base. As such, the surgeon will be working closely with the dentist...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery of #15, wisdom tooth, anethesia
wisdom tooth, anethesia, nervouse: Nikki - General IV anesthesia to remove teeth, whether in the back of a mouth or the front, is very common. Most people have the anesthesia to totally avoid any potential uncomfortable situation involved in the surgery. Is it necessary? In some people who...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery Cyst in Mouth Pain since now got a different opinion from Specialist, root canals, cumadin
root canals, cumadin, front teeth: JoEllen - Of course without me examining you it is difficult for me to give you the exact reason for the recurrent problems, but I agree with the Endodontist. You definitely need a second opinion from only a local board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon....

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery Financial Assistant, medical insurance company, medical reason
medical insurance company, medical reason, oral surgery: Sheena - The best approach to gain financial assistance is try to have your surgeon and your physician get together and come up with a medical reason (it could be gastrointestinal or respiratory). At that point they can contact you medical insurance company....

Oral Surgery: Orofacial surgery, mandibular nerve, sleep apnea
mandibular nerve, sleep apnea, sleep apnia: Niki - If the upper jaw is also operated on, there can be some changes in the appearance of the nose and the cheek tissue. Most of this is due to either a stretching of the soft tissue or a loosening of it. You need to directly speak with the surgeon before...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper tooth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper tooth, wisdom tooth: Barbara - What you are experiencing is not normal but is a communication between the upper tooth socket and your sinus. This communication is called an oral antral fistula. It needs to be sealed surgically before saliva from your mouth, which contains bacteria,...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, incision and drainage, warm salt water
incision and drainage, warm salt water, scar tissue: Tarek - First of all, don t worry about extracting the tooth at this point, but continue the antibiotics for about 10 days post extraction. Secondly, the hard swelling is actually due to infection which escaped the bone and lay subperiosteal. Your incision...

Oral Surgery: Problems after Orthognathic Surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gummy smile
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gummy smile, upper teeth: April - I assume you only had a small overbite and the upper teeth only covered a small bit of the lower front teeth before surgery and I also assume the upper were a little too far forward compared to the lower. If that is not the case get back to me....

Oral Surgery: pin from jaw surgery poking out?, corrective jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
corrective jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tiny incision: Justine - If the pin or screw you describe is perforating the gum tissue it needs to be removed. Leaving it provides a pathway for oral bacteria to gain entrance and cause an infection. The surgical procedure for this should be quite simple and can usually...

Oral Surgery: post op jaw surgery, warm salt water, warm compresses
warm salt water, warm compresses, muscular spasms: Piage - At 5 1/2 weeks your bones should be somewhat stable, but excess forces even now can affect the healing. You should let the surgeon know that you are getting the obvious muscular spasms causing the chomping. I have seen this and when this occurs,...

Oral Surgery: Recurrence of epithelial cysts in mandible, benign lesions, bone graft
benign lesions, bone graft, dense bone: Mdonnell - I too looked online and did not find a specific site that fully describes the procedure. There are many abstract articles that you might be able to obtain the original if you contact the writer. So you ll need to contact someone who wrote...

Oral Surgery: Reoccurring inflammation after root canal, root canal specialist, root canal treatment
root canal specialist, root canal treatment, gum tissue: Joanne - Well, you might have two separate problems. With the occurrence of bloody yellow discharge around the gum, you might have a perio/endo infection (an infection caused by an infected root canal and infection and drainage of the surrounded gum tissue....

Oral Surgery: Right cheek still swollen from wisdom teeth removal surgery, wisdom teeth removal surgery, wisdom teeth removal
wisdom teeth removal surgery, wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water: Amy - Occasionally after any surgery is done in the mouth, i.e. an extraction, bleeding can accumulate deep in the tissues. With time, the blood will convert to a scar type of tissue and can produce a continued firm swelling. Warm salt water rinsing of...

Oral Surgery: Root Canal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment, apicoectomy: Laura - Of course, without actually seeing your xray and examining you, it is a little difficult for me to tell you the cause of the recurrent infection. Often during the root canal treatment, bacteria is actually pushed through the root of the tooth and...

Oral Surgery: root canal pain after 9 years ago, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal pain
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal pain, local board: Sandra - Are you saying that the file that broke was not in the tooth, but beyond the root of the tooth and into the bone. That is a little unusual, but if that did happen, that would have been a very simple matter of removing it. If the file is still...

Oral Surgery: root infection/maxillary sinus?, root canal treatment, sinus pressure
root canal treatment, sinus pressure, root infection: Jackie - Successful root canal treatment on 3rd molars is not common. If the root canal was successful no pain would be evident after it was finished. You need to have that tooth removed, the root canal failed. My suggestion is to leave the dentist and...

Oral Surgery: Sleep Apnea, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sleep apnea
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sleep apnea, jaw joints: Shirley - It all depends on the cause of the sleep apnea. In most situations, sleep apnea occurs from a relative posterior (set back) position of the lower jaw to the upper jaw. With this position, the soft tissue of the alphorn and soft palate are looser...

Oral Surgery: Success Rates for Jaw Surgery vs Other Types, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sleep apnea
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sleep apnea, jaw joints: Karl - I totally understand what you are going through. Having dealt with many HMOs over the years, they do try to save money, even if the appropriate treatment is necessary. If you have already had the anterior jaw positioning appliance and it has...

Oral Surgery: save the bridge, root removal, new bridge
root removal, new bridge, flipper: Jasyme - Think of the roots of the teeth in a bridge as a foundation. If you remove the foundation, the bridge will collapse. So, unfortunately, the bridge will be lost is the roots of the tooth that supports the bridge are removed. Unfortunately, you...

Oral Surgery: Tooth pain, sinus connection, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
sinus connection, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problem: RJB - What you are suffering from could be produced by a chronic sinus problem, but that would only affect the upper teeth. Just because you don t grind your teeth, it does not mean that you are not clenching your teeth, especially when you sleep. The excess...

Oral Surgery: tmj surgency, nova southeastern university, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
nova southeastern university, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Jim - My suggestion is to go to a major medical center that has a oral and maxillofacial surgical residency. Do not make an appointment with a resident, but ask to be evaluated by the doctor who runs the program. They see so much and should be a good option....

Oral Surgery: tooth/bone breaking skin in jaw area, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, breaking skin: D. kroll - If, in fact, the wisdom tooth was removed, the only thing to now erupt could only be what is called a supernumerary tooth. This is not one of the 32 teeth that is normal for an adult, but is an extra tooth from an extra tooth bud. Are you...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction - what to expect?, fake teeth, missing teeth
fake teeth, missing teeth, premolar: Marissa - Of course without actually examining you it is tough for me to tell you exactly what is needed, but removing 5 & 12 is not uncommon to create a more balanced bite. The teeth being removed are premolars and as the space is closed with braces, a...

Oral Surgery: tooth extractions, wisdom teeth, legal ramifications
wisdom teeth, legal ramifications, general anesthesia: Brightman - I am not sure I know what you are asking. Are you asking if the pressure associated with the extraction safer for you and the DMD? Most dentists do not use general anesthesia and some dentists do not like to refer out if they think they can...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Removal Question, wisdom teeth removal, tylenol 3
wisdom teeth removal, tylenol 3, tooth roots: Stormie - It is now 5 days after the extraction. If the pain is getting worse, you are feeling a very bad taste in your mouth and you have bad breath, then you might have a dry socket. You need to get in to see the doctor who removed the tooth tomorrow...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Hole, warm salt water, open sockets
warm salt water, open sockets, wisdom teeth: John - You are absolutely doing the right thing by doing warm salt water rinses. The rinses not only help to keep the area clean, but it also promotes quicker healing. Most likely you will need to continue to rinse for another month or so. It can take...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth: warm water and salt rinses---how long?, wisdom teeth, dissolving sutures
wisdom teeth, dissolving sutures, swollen jaw: Xenu - Whoever told you that sutures are to dissolve or fall out in 2-3 days does not really know what suturing is about. It takes at least a week for the tissues of the mouth, or for that matter the rest of the body, to adhere to each other or the underlying...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth
wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth, drains: Debbie - I really don t know what you mean by drains. There really is no reason to place anything into the socket of a wisdom tooth just removed. If there was a pre-existing infection with a large pus pocket, a drain can be put into the pocket. If that...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, jaw muscles
wisdom teeth, jaw muscles, ringing in my ears: Anita - The tinnitus you describe before surgery and accentuated after surgery can be due to an inflammation of the jaw muscles. The muscles when in spasm actually place increased tension in the ear region and can have an effect on the ears functions. ...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, chronic inflammation: Bill - Your wife s dentist is totally wrong. Leaving a wisdom tooth in her mouth when there is a chronic inflammation in the region sets her up for a major infection. Many dentists say what this dentist said, because as general dentists they are not skilled...

Oral Surgery: wisom teeth removal, wisdom tooth extractions, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extractions, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Tammy - Often the sore throat that accompanies the healing period of wisdom tooth extractions is due to spasms of the muscles in the region. A second possibility, but less so common, is an infection that has spread to her throat. I don t know what postoperative...

Oral Surgery: 2 months after removal of 4 wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, muscular problem: Brain - Even though you have been meticulous about keep your mouth clean, debris and bacteria can become trapped during the healing and may produce pain later. Another possible cause of your problem may not be the socket but the surrounding tissue, specifically...

Oral Surgery: 3 teeth pulled can feel part of tooth still there, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, denist
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, denist, moring: April - It is definitely not correct to have pieces of the tooth that was supposed to be removed still in your mouth. You need to call the dentist tomorrow. If he is unable to help you, you need to ask him to refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon...

Oral Surgery: anesthesia, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, local anesthetic
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, local anesthetic, local anesthetics: Kristi - First of all, under anesthesia it is important for the surgeon to give you a local anesthetic to numb the surgical area. If you are in pain during the surgery, whether awake or under anesthesia, your body will respond to the pain. In addition,...

Oral Surgery: Bone Graft, wisdom teeth removal, bone grafts
wisdom teeth removal, bone grafts, bone graft: Mery - If the removal of the wisdom tooth is done by a knowledgeable surgeon and the wisdom tooth area will not be replaced by an implant (very unusual for an implant in a wisdom tooth socket) then a bone graft should not be necessary. If, however, the doctor...

Oral Surgery: Bone Loss and Bite Issues, implant insertion, adult teeth
implant insertion, adult teeth, stomach acid: Maria - Expansion of the jaw is not usually done on the lower jaw. Moving the jaw can reorient the jaw relationship to correct the discrepancy. An adult can change the bite relationship if there is minimal movements of the teeth necessary to align them....

Oral Surgery: Bony ridge four years after extraction, bony ridge, wisdom teeth
bony ridge, wisdom teeth, substantial bone: Maggie - First of all, let me tell you that the tongue actually exaggerates sensations. In doing so, it makes the irregular ridge feel much larger. If, however, it is sensitive and uncomfortable surgery may need to be done to smooth it. At this stage,...

Oral Surgery: Burnt Mouth Syndrome, burning mouth syndrome, pain management techniques
burning mouth syndrome, pain management techniques, brain mri: Evelyn - Burnt Mouth Syndrome is one of the toughest conditions to fully evaluate the cause. In saying that, the treatments are also varied . I am going to give you a list of suggestions from the Mayo Clinic which sees many patients with this problem. ...

Oral Surgery: bone shards, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone fragments
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone fragments, bone shards: Chris - Even with the most experienced and skillful oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone pieces can break. The important thing is that a knowledgeable doctor knows to look for the pieces and removes them. So a general dentist without surgical skills may...

Oral Surgery: bone splinters after a tooth extraction, shelly shelly, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
shelly shelly, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth fragment: Shelly - You need to get back to the dentist to address the problem. Your main problem is that many general dentists are not good at extractions or any additional procedures necessary from the surgery. If the surgeon seems reticent or just tries to pass...

Oral Surgery: Choice, bone movement, dense bone
bone movement, dense bone, oral surgeon: David - I guess what the orthodontist is concerned about relative to just tipping the teeth, is a potential damage to the teeth. You don t say how old you are, but if you are past puberty (a male past age 18) the bone becomes much more dense and moving teeth...

Oral Surgery: Condyle reconstruction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, condyles: Travis - The condyles, if they are not sitting in the joint properly can greatly restrict your jaw function. In that situation where they are not in the proper position they need to be surgically repaired and placed in the correct position. I don t know...

Oral Surgery: cronic gum disease, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum disease
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum disease, front teeth: Frances - If the lower front teeth are loose, usually that is caused by bone loss due to a chronic accumulation of bacteria under the gums, removal may be the best treatment. There is no reason that a type I diabetic cannot have extractions. You should,...

Oral Surgery: Decayed Molar, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, time jeff
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, time jeff, local board: Jeff - Of course, without examining you or seeing an xray of the area, it is a little tough for me to be exact as to what is going on. It does, however, sound like you still have the roots of the teeth in the bone below the cavity in the gum. It is not something...

Oral Surgery: Dental Implant Incision Line Opening, incision line, warm salt water
incision line, warm salt water, bone graft: Trisha - Ideally the implant should be fully covered to increase the chance of healing and to decrease the effect of oral bacteria from attacking the implant. The best thing you can do to help the healing is to rinse with warm salt water for a few minutes...

Oral Surgery: Diagnosed as TMJ, jaw muscles, temple region
jaw muscles, temple region, mri report: Sarvana - Of course without examining you it is a little difficult for me to be sure of being correct is what I say, but the symptoms of pain when chewing and when you open wide, sounds like you might just simply have spasms of the jaw muscles. There are...

Oral Surgery: dental bone graft, dental bone graft, mad cow disease
dental bone graft, mad cow disease, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Bunny - It is not Mad Cow Disease you should worry about. What you should worry about is a potential infection after the insertion of the bone graft. Never and I really mean never should a tooth socket that has an infection or even inflammation have a bone...

Oral Surgery: Enucleation of mandibular cyst., mandibular cyst, wisdom tooth
mandibular cyst, wisdom tooth, chin area: Jan - If the cyst was adjoining, touching or integrated with the nerve, just removal can produce some effect with the nerve. Simple bleeding can produce pressure in the nerve canal and on the nerve. Once the nerve has reacted to the pressure or trauma to...

Oral Surgery: Full extraction, warm salt water, time melissa
warm salt water, time melissa, jaw muscles: Melissa - The sensation you describe will partially go away, but the jaw muscles are producing some of the sensations. When your jaw has no stopping point (like when teeth touch), then the muscles go into spasm and quiver. The best thing you can now do to...

Oral Surgery: bone splinters after a tooth extraction, extractions, denture
Oral Surgery: bone splinters after a tooth extraction, extractions, denture, 5 months

Oral Surgery: What is the process of cheek plate removal?, metal taste in my mouth, jaw muscle
Oral Surgery: What is the process of cheek plate removal?, metal taste in my mouth, jaw muscle, stiches

Oral Surgery: removing tumor in jaw bone, root canals, jawbone
Oral Surgery: removing tumor in jaw bone, root canals, jawbone, benign tumor

Oral Surgery: stabbing pain on right side of tongue, neuralgia, tongue
Oral Surgery: stabbing pain on right side of tongue, neuralgia, tongue

Oral Surgery: tmj oral surgery insurance help, tricare beneficiaries, oral surgery
Oral Surgery: tmj oral surgery insurance help, tricare beneficiaries, oral surgery

Oral Surgery: tumor of mandible, jaw reconstruction, reconstruction surgery
Oral Surgery: tumor of mandible, jaw reconstruction, reconstruction surgery, second pregnancy

Oral Surgery: fistula closure, sinus cavity, true closure
sinus cavity, true closure, soft tissue graft: Joan - Getting a second opinion is not a bad idea, but make sure that the doctor is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. As far as the gold plate, not all surgeons use that type of an additional coverage of the opening. There are membranes...

Oral Surgery: gum regrowth, gum tissue, periodontal surgery
gum tissue, periodontal surgery, periodontist: Seth - You are correct that the gum tissue will not regrow on its own. Periodontal surgery can sometimes recontour the gum tissue and add to it. You can go to a Periodontist for an exam. In the interim, it is important to brush the area and floss your...

Oral Surgery: Husband's advanced Periodontal Disease, high blood pressure, tooth loss
high blood pressure, tooth loss, leg pain: Leslie - Your husband is in a situation that plagues many people. I have looked up a possible solution with and insurance company that is quite inexpensive in Arkansas. Blue Care Dental is only about $20 per month for basic coverage. I hope this is a solution...

Oral Surgery: hole in gum, warm salt water, graft surgery
warm salt water, graft surgery, tooth bridge: Gerry - First of all, you can use the Peridex twice a day, as I hope you were advised. Rinsing also with the warm salt water will enhance the cleanliness and promote healing. In general, a soft tissue flap graft can be taken from elsewhere in your mouth....

Oral Surgery: IAN nerve injury, wisdom tooth surgery, nerve injury
wisdom tooth surgery, nerve injury, front teeth: Elena - As bad as the area feels, it sounds like your nerve injury is healing. The burning, throbbing and occasional pain is, unfortunately, a good sign. The bad news is that there is not much that can be done. Sometimes medications used to treat seizures...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Reduction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw reduction surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw reduction surgery, brain: Hang - It doesn t matter the type of surgery. People have died having simple toe surgery. So it is not the surgery, other than specifically surgery of the brain or heart which can definitely threaten life. Jaw reduction surgery, done by a board certified...

Oral Surgery: Jaw reconstruction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw reconstruction
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw reconstruction, bone graft: Tony - A direct block bone graft, possibly removed from the hip, can be used to restore the excess bone height you have lost towards the back of your lower jaw. Biomaterials added to the surface of your bone probably is not the best approach. As far...

Oral Surgery: jaw fracture wisdom tooth, jaw fracture, upper denture
jaw fracture, upper denture, wisdom tooth: Robert - It is a little difficult for me to determine if you still have a mandible that did not heal or the problem now lies in your jaw muscles. My suggestion is to make an appointment with a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to correctly diagnose...

Oral Surgery: jaw Pain, jaw pain, new perspective
jaw pain, new perspective, marianne: Marianne - I just think a new perspective with a different doctor may be the only approach that may find a cause. I wish you well. I know you are suffering and I would like to find a simple cause, but you type of situation needs a surgeon with extensive...

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw surgery, traped: Daniel - Three months is too long of a time to be wired. The type of fracture you describe by the position an inch forward from the ear is called a subcondylar fracture. This type of fracture is prone to having a problem in healing if the bony sections do...

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery, muscles of the face, bony changes
muscles of the face, bony changes, facial muscles: Beth - It is a little difficult for me to say if the discomfort your son is experiencing is normal or not. Saying that, it is quite normal for there to be discomfort as the muscles of the face and jaws have to adapt to the bony changes. The adaptation of...

Oral Surgery: should i have jaw wiring or plates or naturally heal?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, otu
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, otu, xrays: Arvin - Of course, without me actually examining you or viewing your xrays it is a little tough for me to tell you what has to be done, but after seeing more that 2000 broken jaws in my career, it was rare when nothing needed to be done. If treatment is needed...

Oral Surgery: lock jaw after ext, warm salt water, jaw muscles
warm salt water, jaw muscles, lock jaw: Jasmine - It is not unusual for the jaw muscles to go into spasm after an extraction. When in spasm, the muscles can prevent you from normally opening and closing your mouth. You don t say when you had the teeth, but if it is past 36 hours, you should...

Oral Surgery: lymph node swelling, root canal, root canal therapy, cheek area
root canal therapy, cheek area, tooth bridge: Cynthia - It is a little tough for me to tell you what is going on. You may still have infection there or you could just have and old infection with trapped bacteria. I cannot tell you if the tooth can or cannot be saved without a direct exam. I would tell...

Oral Surgery: Maxillo Facial / Orthognathic, maxillo facial surgeon, going round in circles
maxillo facial surgeon, going round in circles, chin implant: Gavin - I totally understand your frustration with what you have endured. Redoing the surgery again is always possible, but the factors that allowed a relapse need to be discovered in advance and addressed. Often, the cause of relapse is not bad surgery,...

Oral Surgery: Moving a wisdom tooth using orthodontia, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Lisa - Like you I question the recommended treatment of removing the decayed tooth and orthodontically moving the wisdom tooth. First of all, at the age of 35 it is difficult to adequately remove teeth with orthodontics. Usually orthodontics in adults can...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery, private doctor, overbite
private doctor, overbite, tooth pain: Michele - Without viewing your xray films it is a little difficult for me to tell you what might be going on. Sometimes, along the cuts in the bones, small cystic like lesions can form. I am not saying that is what is going on but it is possible. It is...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery Complications, warm salt water, periostitis
warm salt water, periostitis, wisdom teeth: Caryl - Periostitis may or may not show up on xray. I general, the xray of appearance can be a whitening on the xray in that area or it could be a darkening. In general, the affected bone surface, usually the area that is affected the most, is removed. ...

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic surgery, upper palate, narrow airway
upper palate, narrow airway, ent doctor: Karen - Unfortunately, most oral and maxillofacial surgeons have seen similar reluctance by insurance companies to address your type of situation. They always state, even though they may be wrong, that the surgery is being done for cosmetic reasons. That...

Oral Surgery: ora-antral firsula, flap surgery, sinus problems
flap surgery, sinus problems, sinus infection: Shashi - If left untreated you face a potential of a major sinus infection. That is not a good situation. Once infected, the sinus is very difficult to cleanse fully. I hope with the buccal flap surgery that is suggested that the surgeon is thinking about...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, finding a doctor, oral surgery
finding a doctor, oral surgery, deb: Deb - I am not sure I know what you are asking. If you are asking if I will remove your son s teeth, then I have to say no. I am no longer in practice. If you get back to me with where you live, I might be able to assist you in finding a doctor for...

Oral Surgery: overjet, jaw bones, jaw surgery
jaw bones, jaw surgery, orthodontist: Gita - Jaw surgery alone will correct he problem, but only if after the jaw is repositioned the teeth mesh well. If not, the bone will not be stable. The teeth act as the foundation for the jaw bones. If the teeth are not level or properly meshed the repositioned...

Oral Surgery: Post Extraction Inferior Alveolar Nerve (IAN) Injury, inferior alveolar nerve, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
inferior alveolar nerve, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nerve regeneration: Jess - Unfortunately, there is nothing you can take to encourage healing of the injured nerve. If the nerve heals properly, it should take about 8-10 weeks to regain sensation. Often the return of some sensations will be tingling, a shock, burning or less...

Oral Surgery: pain after extraction, upper molar, jaw muscles
upper molar, jaw muscles, wisdom tooth: Jane - Of course, I cannot be sure, but with the pain and the bad taste, you may be suffering from a dry socket. With the restriction in opening, you may also be suffering from spasms of the jaw muscles. So when you get back to the dentist, you will...

Oral Surgery: What is the process of cheek plate removal?, jaw surgery, incision
jaw surgery, incision, soft tissue: Fernando - The incision to get access to the plates and the secondary affects from the removal mainly depends on the position of the plates. In general, an incision is made above the teeth and the soft tissue is reflected and a small tunnel is created to...

Oral Surgery: another question, st barnabus, soft palate
st barnabus, soft palate, hemotoma: Sheryl - I fully understand you feelings and think that the doctor did not consider you to be human. She considered you to be a patient she worked on and made a mistake on. Doctors like that should not be allowed to continue to abuse patients with their...

Oral Surgery: Repeated infection after wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, healthy teeth and gums
wisdom teeth removal, healthy teeth and gums, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Ray - If the surgeon is not sure what is going on, you should get a second opinion from a different board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. I don t know what your daughter was told in taking care of the area, but she should be rinsing with warm salt...

Oral Surgery: receding gums., gum graft, gum recession
gum graft, gum recession, nerve fibers: Alan - The use of Botox to remove lines and wrinkles acts by causing the local nerve fibers to stop working. Without the nerve fibers working the tissue relaxes and the lines go away until the Botox wears off - usually 2-9 months. In gum recession, the...

Oral Surgery: receding gums, receding gums, periodontal problems
receding gums, periodontal problems, gum surgery: Karen - If your gums are receding and yet they are healthy, a crown can be made without a problem. If, however, there is any periodontal problems, a crown should not be made until all the periodontal problems are taken care of. If you do it without the proper...

Oral Surgery: Why refer to and OS, apicoectomy, apico
apicoectomy, apico, oral surgeon: Mary - An apicoectomy is a surgical procedure. Endodontists only do surgery rarely. Surgeons know the anatomy and know the precautions that need to be taken in all areas of the jaws. Endodontists do not. That is the reason. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons...

Oral Surgery: removing tumor in jaw bone, tumor removal, benign tumor
tumor removal, benign tumor, vital structures: Beth - Recovery from the removal of a benign tumor depends on the tumors position, the density of your jaw bone and the position of the nerve relative to vital structures. The key factor in healing depends on the stability and strength of you jaw after the...

Oral Surgery: Sinus communication still not closed 2 mnths after surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus symptoms
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus symptoms, sinus infection: Kozo - I am a little concerned about the surgeon you saw. True oral antral communications rarely close on their own. At this time, after the opening has remained opening the fistula needs to be closed. With the present sinus symptoms developing, in addition...

Oral Surgery: Smile changed after jaw surgery, gum tissue, upper teeth
gum tissue, upper teeth, jaw surgery: Cary - At this stage there is really not much that can be done to correct the lack of exposure of the teeth. The bones have healed. Just so you know, the ideal exposure of teeth during a proper smile shows all of the crown of the tooth, but no gum tissue...

Oral Surgery: Surgeon Recommendation, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthognathic surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthognathic surgery, lower jaw: Richard - Sorry for the delay. In South Carolina there is a skilled board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Bart D. William - Greenville, S.C. - (864) 458-9800. I personally do not know the names of the doctors, but I have heard that there...

Oral Surgery: Swallowed Crown, xrays, intestines
xrays, intestines, digestive tract: Daniel - The situation needs to be monitored. I have seen crowns with posts which have penetrated the soft tissue of the intestines. It is therefore important that a physician send you for xrays of your abdomen to make sure that you don t have the crown...

Oral Surgery: severe temple pain, stiff neck and ear pain after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, tina tina: Tina - The symptoms you describe of pain in the temple, ear pain and stiff neck is indicative of spasms of the jaw muscles. After the removal of the wisdom teeth, it is not unusual for the jaw muscles to go into spasms. You should immediately begin a regimen...

Oral Surgery: stabbing pain on right side of tongue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, full grown man
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, full grown man, warm salt water: Allison - Stabbing pains of the tongue are often due to two different causes. Nerve irritation in the tongue or spasms of the tongue muscles themselves. You say he saw many different doctors. Has he seen an ENT doctor and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon....

Oral Surgery: surgery, jaw bones, cant sleep
jaw bones, cant sleep, jaw surgery: Sammy - Just so you know, it takes time for a nerve that is manipulated to regain its full function. If there is no change within 8 weeks, the nerve was probably injured. Over the last few years, there are oral and maxillofacial surgeons who have begun to...

Oral Surgery: swelling and pain 2 wks after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, jaw area: Rene - Of course without examining your daughter it is a little difficult for me to give you an diagnosis, but it sounds like your daughter might have trapped debris in the healing sockets producing an infection. She needs to be examined and the socket of...

Oral Surgery: TEETH REMOVAL, east tenn, rough surfaces
east tenn, rough surfaces, upper teeth: Beverly - The removal of a total of 23 teeth at one time can produce some swelling and discomfort after the extractions. The surgeon should be able to remove the teeth, but some may need a more surgical approach if they are broken down. After the extractions,...

Oral Surgery: Tongue frenectomy, medical insurance company, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
medical insurance company, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, salivary glands: Nicole - A tongue frenectomy can be a simple procedure or a difficult one depending on the position of the ducts from salivary glands. If the gland ducts are infringed on, the glands which lay under your jaw on both sides towards the back can become blocked....

Oral Surgery: Tooth Fragments, tooth fragment, tooth fragments
tooth fragment, tooth fragments, warm salt water: Dana - There is one correct answer to help. You need to see the doctor who removed the teeth. Do not wait. Unless all of the particles are removed, you can develop further problems in the future. In the interim until you see the doctor, you need to rinse...

Oral Surgery: Tori surgery, warm salt water, type a personality
warm salt water, type a personality, surgery thanks: Sharon - Honestly, every patient is different and the skill of every doctor who performs the surgical removal of the tori is different. Saying that, most patients are sore in the area for about 10 days to two weeks. During that period you can develop swelling,...

Oral Surgery: tingling feeling, muscle relaxers, wisdom teeth
muscle relaxers, wisdom teeth, brushing my teeth: Connie - It is a little difficult for me to tell you what is going on without examining you, but there is a possibility that after the surgery, you had some internal bleeding. When internal bleeding occurs, as the area heals internal scarring happens. So...

Oral Surgery: tmj, nmd, tauri, dentures/partials, extractions, surgical extractions, gum infections
surgical extractions, gum infections, neuromuscular dentistry: Paula - With the obvious instability of your teeth that has come about with the advanced periodontal disease, producing loss of bone, the fabrication of a quality denture or partial denture should be able to stabilize your bite and in doing so relax your musculature....

Oral Surgery: tmj oral surgery insurance help, madigan army medical center, madigan army medical
madigan army medical center, madigan army medical, dwight david eisenhower: Carissa - I don t know where you live, but I know that the military has oral and maxillary surgery residency programs. These programs will perform the appropriate surgery to align the jaws properly. I m not really sure what the financial aspects of it are,...

Oral Surgery: tooth removal gum split away exposeing bone, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, gum tissue: Elaine - The gum tissue may eventually cover it, but it can take months. A good approach to accentuate the healing and speed it up may be a soft tissue sliding graft to cover the area. You also may need a small amount of bone graft to smooth the bone off....

Oral Surgery: tumor of mandible, maxilofacial surgeon, tumor removal
maxilofacial surgeon, tumor removal, exact area: Sherry - If the tumor has completely eroded the jaw bone an en bloc resection might be the best course of treatment to completely remove the tumor. An en bloc involves actually cutting away the bone leaving a gap between the bone on either side of the tumor....

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth, warm salt water, wisdom tooth
warm salt water, wisdom tooth, little jessica: Jessica - The effects of smoking and the reduction of the blood flow and normal healing patterns after an extraction can usually last for about 5-7 days after the extraction. The warm salt water rinses definitely help to deflect the dramatically negative...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Extraction w/ NO STITCHES, wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets
wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets, warm salt water: Jacob - First of all, gelfoam should only be used if excessive bleeding was occurring since it enhances clot formation. Suture placement was the correct approach to restrict bleeding and encourage proper healing. Gelfoam does not decrease the chance of a...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, sutures
wisdom teeth, sutures, retainer: Diane - Most likely you can insert the retainer after about 3-4 days. If you have sutures placed then you may want to wait until the sutures are removed so they don t get caught up. If no sutures only a few days is needed. If you have more questions,...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, tooth fragments
wisdom teeth removal, tooth fragments, visible hole: Christina - Of course, since I cannot directly examine you it is a little tough to be sure, but it is not uncommon for small food particles to become trapped into a healing socket. Once there, bacteria from saliva attaches to the debris and the area becomes...

Oral Surgery: 3 weeks after wisodom teeth sharp pain?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth fragments
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth fragments, warm salt water: H - It could just about be anything. With the dentist leaving a portion of the tooth, you could have inflammation, infection or ulcerations from the swollen tissue. You need to keep rinsing with warm salt water to relieve the swelling, but more important,...

Oral Surgery: #30, breast cancer, zometa
breast cancer, zometa, flat areas: Sue, I wish you the best as you deal with the breast cancer. Because you had the tooth extracted before you started the Zometa, I would expect your risk for developing bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis to be nothing. But, the socket will still...

Oral Surgery: 4 Wisdom Teeth Out, dry sockets, wisdom teeth
dry sockets, wisdom teeth, dry socket: Ashley, It seems highly unlikely that you would have this severe pain after having wisdom teeth out ... and that it would be caused by grinding your teeth. Did you have this pain before you had the wisdom teeth out? I doubt you had or you wouldn t be...

Oral Surgery: 4 Wisdom Teeth Removed, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dry sockets
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dry sockets, warm salt water: Ashley - I cannot be 100% sure without examining you, but it sounds like you are having spasms of the jaw muscles. This can produce intense pain, just like a severe spasm in your leg. I suggest that you immediately begin the following two treatments yourself....

Oral Surgery: apicoectomy, root canals, signs of infection
root canals, signs of infection, root problems: Diana - Let me address the second situation first. The development of the pea sized bump over the tooth indicates an infection which has made a hole into the bone. The dentist s root canal did not kill the bacteria in the tooth and probably pushed it through...

Oral Surgery: augh the pain, gutta percha, temporary filling
gutta percha, temporary filling, orajel: Hi Kriss, During a root canal, the dentist doesn t actually remove any root. They simply remove the nerve and blood vessels inside the root and then seal it with material called gutta percha. If that material is not sealed with a crown, the tooth can...

Oral Surgery: Blood clot dislodged?, wisdom teeth removal, fever chills
wisdom teeth removal, fever chills, warm salt water: Lorna, You may have dislodged the clot. Pain is the worst complication of this; so, if you are not in pain, your next concern is to keep the area clean until it finishes healing. Rinse with warm salt water (being very gentle of course) after every meal...

Oral Surgery: bone graft, bone graft, oral bacteria
bone graft, oral bacteria, root work: Pam - Maybe I m not getting this, but why weren t the grafts to the adjoining areas done at the same time. It does not make sense. Why put you through two surgeries. I don t like surgery done near or around a recently placed implant. If that tooth has...

Oral Surgery: bone graft for sinus lift, graft material, sinus lift
graft material, sinus lift, bone graft: Bruce, It certainly could be! It may not be enough so some other graft material may also be used (such as freeze dried bovine bone, bone from another part of your mouth, synthetic bone matrix, etc). The use of these adjuncts would depend on of course...

Oral Surgery: bone grafts, bone grafts, upper tooth
bone grafts, upper tooth, natural bone: Pam - I am not a fan of the resorbable grafting material. In my many years of experience, I have found that natural bone or a mixture of natural bone graft and synthetic graft helps to create a more stable bone to support a denture. You should tell...

Oral Surgery: bone grafts, bone grafts, graft material
bone grafts, graft material, bone graft: Pam, If I was removing a tooth on someone who was not going to get an implant, unless there was a defect in the bone (either due to periodontal disease around the tooth or from the surgery) I would not place a bone graft of any kind. I may not understand...

Oral Surgery: bone growth after tooth extraction, bone chips, dental arch
bone chips, dental arch, tooth extraction: Lee, This is very common - especially in these two locations. Teeth #s 22 and 27 are canines. They have long, prominent roots in the dental arch. They also mark a point of reflection of your dental arch - a point on the curve that is very prominent....

Oral Surgery: bone loss at 30, upper teeth, gum disease
upper teeth, gum disease, tooth decay: Karen, Age 30 is a young age to experience this kind of bone loss to the degree that you would need to have your teeth extracted. Without knowing you, examining you and seeing your radiographs (x-rays), it is impossible for me to give you too much in-depth...

Oral Surgery: bone loss, bone graft, bone loss
bone graft, bone loss, molar: Dan, Most bone loss does indeed occur in the first several months after extraction as the socket heals and the tissues remodel. However, you will continue to lose bone both vertically and in terms of width. I would expect there to be significant changes...

Oral Surgery: bridges and implants, molar, empty space
molar, empty space, dentist: Patty - An implant can definitely be used to support one end of the bridge. It is important that the dentist make sure not to put too much biting pressure on either the implant or the tooth. The dentist must correctly balance the bite. If you have any...

Oral Surgery: Chin pain after widom teeth extraction, widom teeth, fever chills
widom teeth, fever chills, wisdom teeth: Maria, I m not sure why you are having pain in your chin and lower front teeth as the wisdom teeth are usually far back in your mouth and any damage to the nerve from that procedure would likely produce a numb feeling rather than pain. It is up to you...

Oral Surgery: Chronic face pain 1 month after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, inner ear pain
wisdom teeth extraction, inner ear pain, warm salt water: Sarah - I need to be honest with you. I do not like the over the counter nightguards. The are made of a soft material so that the individual suffering with the TMJ type of problems can easily adapt it to their mouth. The problem with the soft material is...

Oral Surgery: CYST, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth numbers
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth numbers, maxilla: JR - You don t say if over the years your dentist has taken xrays of the area. I am assuming, if he did take an xray, there was no evidence of the cyst regrowing or he would have mentioned it. With the increase of pressure, it is important that the area...

Oral Surgery: Should I do this to my child?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sleep apnea
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sleep apnea, jaw growth: Pati - First of all, a 12 years old should never have the surgery. Your daughter cannot have any surgery until she has full bone growth. That means that no surgery should even be considered or even properly evaluated until she is about 16. Having a...

Oral Surgery: cold and oral surgery, oral surgery, severe pain
oral surgery, severe pain, resistance: Carolyn - Unless you are in severe pain, put off the surgery until you are better. Surgery will fight your body s resistance and can actually make the sickness worse. If you are having pain you might not have any choice. That is my recommendation to put...

Oral Surgery: Dental Implant Problems, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tissue grafts
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tissue grafts, bone graft: Kate, I understand that it can be pretty frustrating to have continued requirements for grafts. Sometimes if there isn t enough room (i.e. enough bone) to place the implant, the tissue thins after the implant is placed due to decreased blood flow. The...

Oral Surgery: Developed new numbness in lip 1 week after wisdom tooth surgery, wisdom tooth surgery, wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth surgery, wisdom teeth, fluid buildup: James, Your nerve was likely exposed during removal of the tooth. Given the dry socket, the nerve is probably inflammed. In addition, there may indeed be some edema around the nerve (swelling, fluid buildup, etc) which is causing it not to function well....

Oral Surgery: Extracted wisdom tooth, wisdom tooth, oral surgeon
wisdom tooth, oral surgeon, x rays: Lisa, it is hard for me to say without examining you or seeing x-rays. It is possible that part of the wisdom tooth was left and has now worked itself to the surface of the gum to cause inflammation. At any rate, with pain that radiates to your ear, I would...

Oral Surgery: Extraction questions, silver fillings, oral contraceptives
silver fillings, oral contraceptives, tiny holes: Sheryl, The tooth can be safely removed under local anesthesia (numbing medicine given so you don t feel pain but don t go to sleep). If you are very nervous, the dentist or oral surgeon can give you some medication to help relax you the night before...

Oral Surgery: exposed jaw bone after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth, intermittent pain: Laura - Unfortunately, you have been treated by a doctor who really does not know how to help you properly, First of all, if the extraction was difficult (even in the worst cases, the upper wisdom teeth are some of the easiest to remove in the mouth)he should...

Oral Surgery: extraction, upper tooth, oral surgeon
upper tooth, oral surgeon, front tooth: William - The need of replacing the tooth that is to be extracted is based on whether the tooth that will be lost is structurally or cosmetically necessary. Of course, if yours is a front tooth, most would like to have the tooth replaced with an implant....

Oral Surgery: extraction/imlant and nerve involement?, nerve involvement, gum tissue
nerve involvement, gum tissue, sensativity: July, These symptoms are characteristic of some gum tissue caught between the platform of the implant and the cover screw of the implant. Most of the time, this can be seen on x-ray, but in some cases the gum tissue is thin enough and the screw is tight...

Oral Surgery: going in for extraction next week, graft material, bone graft
graft material, bone graft, true infection: Debbie - As long as the cause of the infection, the infected tooth, is still present, the local anesthesia can have a lesser effect. That is why, even though the more obvious effects of the infection are going away, the general anesthesia is probably a better...

Oral Surgery: extreme dentistry haulover, extreme dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
extreme dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, naturium: Kathy - Of course, I cannot be 100% sure without examining you, but it sounds like you are having a severe inflammation of the bone surrounding the tooth. You might have a bone infection or just a loss of blood flow to the area. If your dentist really does...

Oral Surgery: Failed Dental Implant, maxillary sinus, sinus problem
maxillary sinus, sinus problem, bone graft: Susan - Let me first tell you that my wife is a psychotherapist and I know the responsibilities in your life. Getting away from the above, let me tell you that I think your surgeon is just plain lousy. If he was an oral surgeon, he should have been an...