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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oral Surgery: Facial Pain after Extraction
M - I have found a doctor that must recommend, but he is in Denver. I know that I told you previously I would find a doctor a distance from you, but the doctor I am going to recommend is located in Denver and at the Denver Health Medical Center. Dr. Mark...

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

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

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

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

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

Oral Surgery: Anesthesia for wisdom tooth extraction
Staci, MTHFR is contraindicated for Nitrous Oxide inhalation. It is not a contraindication for general anesthesia however. There are many medications that you Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon have in their arsenal that will provide you enough anesthesia so you...

Oral Surgery: antibiotics for bone graft
Cheryl - Of course, I do not know your entire medical history, but in general if there is a span of time after a previous use of an antibiotic, a new antibiotic can be prescribed. The question is whether failures are from antibiotic ineffectiveness, graft...

Oral Surgery: dry socket
Justin, Dry socket symptoms develop usually around 2 to days days after the extraction. The most common area is the lower wisdom teeth. I would not wait in fear for symptoms to occur. If the pain does not seem to get better with each day then there is a concern....

Oral Surgery: help
Barbara - I you are placing more than one teaspoon of salt in the glass of warm water, it can be slightly irritating, but not that much. You should be aware of the amount you are using to help reduce an excess irritation. The nurse practitioner does not...

Oral Surgery: implant component
Wendy - I am not quite sure what the surgeon is billing you for, but the $400 fee is indicative of the abutment, but depending on the type of implant placed, the abutments need to be custom made. My suggestion, is to have your dentist speak with the surgeon...

Oral Surgery: Implants(+10 yrs old) bone chips from gum
Jon, Its tough to say if you will loose the implant. When pieces of bone come out this late after implants have been placed. The bone that ws most likely used was hydroxyapetite. This material sometimes may never get resorbed by the human body. If this bone...

Oral Surgery: implants, Root canal, Endodontist
Root canal, Endodontist : Root canals are fine. I would recommend that you see a board certified Endodontist as they are specialist in properly completing root canal treatment. When you have proper dental care and follow up every 6 months for dental hygiene and maintenance a root...

Oral Surgery: Mandibular Nerve Injury Following Jaw Tumor Surgery
Cindy - I am glad for you that the nerve was not permanently injured. Depending on the type and intensity of the trauma to the nerve, numbness and the secondary effects of pins and needles, burning and shocks can last 6 months. Usually it calms down quicker,...

Oral Surgery: Mis-aligned Implant
Vincent, This is a tough question to answer because I don t know what the implants look like. I would really need to see the angulation and the space. This is why I suggested that you ask the restorative dentist about it. I am happy to take a look if you can...

Oral Surgery: Misaligned Implant, Implant dental
Implant dental: Implants are not required to be parallel. My best advice would be for you to have your case thoroughly reviewed by board certified oral &maxillofacial surgeon and prosthodontist. It is nearly impossible for me to give specific advice about your particular...

Oral Surgery: Right Central Incisor Mishap
Audrey, Thank you for your question. When the apex of the implant is hitting the gum tissue, the discomfort may be coming from that area. Place you finger at the location of the apex of the implant and see if there is any discomfort. If there is, you may...

Oral Surgery: root canals
Don - A root canal treatment, when done properly, can last a long time. I had root canal done on a couple of teeth when I was much younger and before I was a dentist and the teeth are still good. I cannot say that the amount of tooth structure remaining...

Oral Surgery: tooth infections
Emily - I am in New York, but I have found a facility in Massachusetts south of Boston. Northwoods Medical Center (Tanuton) 2007 Bay St. Suite B110 Taunton, MA 02780 508-823-7323 This facility is a Tufts facility and has dental...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth removal
Dave - if the opening is very small, the opening may heal on its own. At this time, the area is fragile and any rinsing that gains entrance into the sinus might keep the area open. So the surgeon is correct that you need to be careful. No blowing of your...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oral Surgery: Dentist or Neurologist
Lynn, thank you for your question. I think there is enough evidence to support that there is an issue with the tooth. I would suggest seeing a board certified oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. They will be able to diagnose the difference between a wisdom tooth...

Oral Surgery: infection/bone graft
Diane - Yours is a very good question. This situation is often ignored by dentists whose major goal is not the health of the tooth and the patient. but to both get the situation over with and to make some money. I know that sounds rather weird, but it is...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Surgery At 38 Year Old
Melania - doing double jaw surgery is a procedure, if appropriate to correct certain skeletal situations and if done by a skilled and experienced board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and is planned correctly, can produce a significant change. That...

Oral Surgery: Jaw surgery without real teeth?
Fion- first of all, the surgery is not any more riskier if it is planned correctly, just like any surgery. The surgeon just needs to be prepared for the differences. The procedure is not simpler. Yes the pre-surgical orthodontics is consuming, but the...

Oral Surgery: Lower Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Bob - The following doctors are highly skilled and associated with oral and maxillofacial surgical residency programs. They are skilled and have a history of surgical knowledge. 1) Dr. Pushkar Mehra - (617) 414-4816 2) Dr. Maria Troulis - (617) 726-8222...

Oral Surgery: Possible dry socket developing after wisdom teeth extraction?
Joe, Thank you for your question. Dry sockets usually start to develop at around 36 to 48 hours. Discomfort or pressure 15 hours after surgery is totally normal. Just follow your surgeons recommendations. You will feel many different things during the healing....

Oral Surgery: post root canal pressure and swelling
Vikki - Especially since you sustained trauma producing the death of the nerve within the tooth, necessitating root canal treatment, the dentist made a mistake cementing that crown early. The root canal should have been done and the crowns should not have...

Oral Surgery: Radiolucency on dental x-ray
Cara- You did a good job including that xray. There is definitely an area at the end of the root, but I cannot be sure what it is. The surgeon s 3D might help, but it is difficult for me to tell you if anything needs to be done. I know, if I did not have...

Oral Surgery: Splint
Jessica-unfortunately, infiltration will not fully numb bone. Yes the surface might be affected, but the medullary bone, below the dense surface, will not be numb. The torus is not just superficial. The removal penetrates the medullary bone and the sensations...

Oral Surgery: ?? about sub periosteal abscess
Julie - Having been an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for over 30 years, this is the first time that I have heard of not using warm salt water for this type of a situation. The combination of salt and water draws the infected fluids out from the abscess....

Oral Surgery: treatment for root canal cavities on tooth extractions
Elizabeth - bone graft placement is not always necessary after extractions. If there is not excessive bone loss from chronic infections or periodontal disease, the implants can be placed when the doctor is sure that all signs of inflammation are not present....

Oral Surgery: apico
Dianne - First of all, just like regular fillings in a tooth for decay, the fillings that the dentist placed at the end of the cut root and into the nerve canal to seal it can eventually leak. This is not completely common, but it does occasionally happen...

Oral Surgery: Extraction pain
Valerie-I can t be completely sure without examining you, but the combination of pain, bad taste and sensitivity with rinsing usually indicates that you are developing or have developed a dry socket. It is important to get back to the doctor, or if he is...

Oral Surgery: Floor of Mouth
Carey, The MRI may or may not pick up stones. Depends on the stage of the stone development. Again, it is a possibility not necessarily what you have. It also could be a slight infection in Wharton s duct that is causing the inflammation. Hydration, antibiotics...

Oral Surgery: Floor of mouth
It may be possible that you have a salivary gland stone which could feel the way you describe. Please see a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area to determine the exact diagnosis and treatment. It is nearly impossible for me to give you...

Oral Surgery: Mesiodens surgery
Julie- if the doctor was a skilled board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon he should have known the position of the residents. If he wasn t completely sure he should have known not to proceed with the surgery. So again, if he wasn t sure, he should...

Oral Surgery: in the middle of tooth implant
Jill -I fully understand your questions and apprehensions about what has occurred and what the future might be. Jumping into the potential episodes of your treatment, depending on what transpires after the treatments that already have been performed, is a...

Oral Surgery: Numb Tongue/Lingual Nerve
Laura - The development of the tingling is a good sign that shows that the nerve was not completely cut. It does not mean that there was extensive trauma to the nerve, but being that it is only one week after the surgery, do not rush into any conclusions....

Oral Surgery: Post Extraction Questions...
Dear Amber, Most likely you will be fine and do well. The foam was placed probably because you were bleeding too much during extraction. But this has to be confirmed with your surgeon. It is fine to rinse gently with salt water. I would avoid mouth wash...

Oral Surgery: sub periosteal abscess part 2
Julie - I wish I could give you a more specific answer as to why your daughter has had a recurrence of the infection. The most common cause is debris remaining after the initial I&D. I hope this treatment works, but my recommendation is the same as I initially...

Oral Surgery: Sarpe problem, SARPE
SARPE: Dear Savio, In my opinion, the problem is not the screw or the device. I think there is a possibility that the during the surgery the non expanding side was not cut and separated properly. In these situations, the surgery on that side should be re-performed....

Oral Surgery: SCAR TISSUE AFTER REVERSE GENIOPLASTY, Chin
Chin : Hi Doug, Sorry for your experience. I think at this point, it is best to bring the chin forward as you said about 5 mm. The surgeon can hopefully open up the scar tissue and reposition the muscle maybe to relieve the pressure. Of course it is best to evaluate...

Oral Surgery: Supplements help for lingual nerve damage
April - I am not a pharmacological expert, but since I had nerve damage myself about 8 years ago, I am somewhat experienced with the use of Vitamin B 12. I have found that it quieted the numbness and burning sensation I felt after my injury. I also take...

Oral Surgery: TMJ and face and head tingling after lingual nerve damage from wisdom tooth surgery
April - It is a little difficult to tell you if your symptoms, besides the tongue situation, is a TMJ related problem. It is possible, I have seen this before, that with the tongue problem, the jaw function is altered, not due to damage, but in response...

Oral Surgery: Bone spurs?
Joe - Of course, without visualizing these bone spurs coming out of the tissue on the tongue side of the lower jaw, I cannot be completely sure what I might do. Without examining you I cannot tell if the bone spurs are still attached to the jaw bone or are...

Oral Surgery: damage to salivary glands
Joshua - Not seeing an xray of the area or examining you now I cannot be sure, but since oil of clove relieves some of the pain, it usually indicates that you are now suffering from inflammation of the bone. It might be a dry socket or a more significant...

Oral Surgery: never ending third molar extraction complications
Julie - I am a little concerned with her surgeon s apparent lack of concern for a continuation of, what I think you are indicating, as a fistula (a site of drainage from infection). If that fistula still exists after the length of time she has endured, then...

Oral Surgery: extractions & alveoplasty,pain meds
Brenda, The best advice I can give you under these circumstances is to find a dental school near you and they will most likely discount the fee s and be able to treat you appropriately. I am sure you will be able to find one near you. I hope that helps...

Oral Surgery: Herbst device and Orthodontics treatment
Jackie - you are completely correct to make sure that whatever choice you do make is correct for your son. My suggestion is for you to see a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon for a second opinion. You are fortunate to be living in Oregon. There...

Oral Surgery: Jawbone spurs?, Wisdom teeth, bone spur
Wisdom teeth, bone spur, saxe: Occasionally when wisdom teeth are removed one can experience small pieces of bone working there way out of the gum tissue. This is a result of recent extraction or it may happen several years later. This is usually the result of a normal occurance when the...

Oral Surgery: Lower left dry socket, lump, and numbness
Kate- let me tell you that I am a little uncomfortable with the technique of your surgeon giving you medication to place in the sockets and not examining you in between. I am not sure what medication was used, but besides, the surgeon should have examined...

Oral Surgery: scar band
Bonnie - from Gettysburg, you have two choices. One would be to drive to Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania or south on Rte 15 to Rte 70 to go to Baltimore. In Philadephia, the Univ of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine - (215)662-6176...

Oral Surgery: 24 and have 2 molar baby teeth, adult teeth, permanent teeth
adult teeth, permanent teeth, canine teeth: Stacey - The dentist who spoke with you is all wrong. The permanent teeth will no longer fully erupt on their own at age 24. You will need the baby teeth removed and the permanent stimulated by wiggling them to hopefully allow them to erupt. If they don...

Oral Surgery: 2nd Jaw Surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthognathic surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthognathic surgery, westlake ca: Matthew - First of all, getting the correct insurance is a tough question. In this day and age, the insurance companies are quite difficult to predict. They fight against procedures that only a few years ago were deemed as necessary. So who do I recommend?...

Oral Surgery: 2nd Oral Surgery of lower jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, growth plates: Rita - First of all, I want you to know that whomever does the surgery now or in the near future needs to take xrays of your son s long bones (legs and arms) to check your son s growth plates. When the growth plates have fully turned to bone your son s growth...

Oral Surgery: 3 weeks S/P lower molar extraction, molar extraction, plastic syringe
molar extraction, plastic syringe, food debris: Laura - Three weeks after an extraction is a time when healing should be progressing to reform bone in the socket. As such, you do not need to worry about developing a dry socket now. The accumulation of food debris and the growth of bacteria in the...

Oral Surgery: 3rd molar extraction healing, molar extraction, warm salt water
molar extraction, warm salt water, tough ridge: Ashley - When there is a little swelling during the healing area and you are biting down, the biting can accentuate the swelling. It is important to do as much warm salt water rinsing as possible. The warm salt water rinsing helps to pull out excess fluids...

Oral Surgery: 6-19-07, sinusotomy, antrostomy
sinusotomy, antrostomy, wisdom tooth: Earl - I don t know what was done by the surgeons, but when the opening into the sinus was closed ( if it really was) the surgeon needed to perform a sinusotomy and maybe a nasal antrostomy. These two procedures done concurrently with the closure of the...

Oral Surgery: #7 adult molar extraction 11 year old, molar extraction, wisdom teeth
molar extraction, wisdom teeth, tooth position: Lisa - In my years of practice I have only seen one or two situations where 2nd molars were extracted and had to do with excessively poor position of those teeth. I am not quite sure I fully understand with the orthodontist s feeling that the top teeth and...

Oral Surgery: Absessed gum, wisdom tooth, periodontist
wisdom tooth, periodontist, dental procedure: Jacki - The major thing I question is why any dentist would only prescribe an antibiotic for infection for 2 days. That is so wrong and can only increase the chance for the bacteria in your mouth to become resistant to penicillin. Secondly, if you had...

Oral Surgery: Additional question, wisdom tooth, tooth socket
wisdom tooth, tooth socket, panorex: Shirley - The swelling that is sore could be a hematoma. That is a collection of blood from the surgery that forms a pocket filled with blood. This swelling can develop quite a bit of inflammation and can be sore. It may not be a bad idea to drain this...

Oral Surgery: Alveolopathy needed, alveoplasty, surgeon fees
alveoplasty, surgeon fees, alveoloplasty: Linda - The variability of the difficulty and proper treatment of any alveoplasty varies greatly. I can only give you an approximate financial range due to the significant differences in treatment that could be faced by the surgeon. Fees would range from...

Oral Surgery: Alveoloplasty, alveoplasty, bone anatomy
alveoplasty, bone anatomy, tissue work: Linda - The gingivoplasty that was done along with the alveoplasty I assume is to tighten the soft tissue against the trimmed bone. If the soft tissue is not sutured tightly, blood will pool under the tissue and can distort the new bone anatomy. Alveoplasty...

Oral Surgery: Apico Needed, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, front teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, front teeth, peroxyl: Laurie - Because the infection is located at the ends of the roots of the teeth which had root canal, it is important to get the apicoectomies done as soon as possible. The infection is eating away at the bone at the end of the roots and can spread to more...

Oral Surgery: Apicoectomy surgery, nerve inflammation, nerve fibers
nerve inflammation, nerve fibers, upper molar: Christine - From your description of what you experienced 10 days after the surgery, there is only two reasons that I can think of that may have caused this problem. First, and not totally uncommon on upper jaw surgeries, the apicoectomy may have caused...

Oral Surgery: Apioectomy, upper molar, molar tooth
upper molar, molar tooth, gum line: Rich - First of all let me say that replacing a molar with a mini implant is absolutely incorrect and just setting you up for failure. My second concern is the tooth itself. If the endodontist attempted an apicoectomy on an upper molar tooth, the surgery...

Oral Surgery: Arachnoid_cyst, surface region, 22 years
surface region, 22 years, spinal cord: Tammy - You don t say where they found the cyst, but in general they are cerebrospinal fluid filled sacs that form in the surface region of the brain or spinal cord. I am not a neurosurgical specialist and as such I hate to give you an opinion, but in...

Oral Surgery: abcess, warm salt water, absess
warm salt water, absess, abbess: Stephanie - Look, the chances of dying from it are not high, but I have seen patients during my many years of surgery practice who, when infections were left untreated, have suffered severe problems of the brain. It is not worth waiting. I cannot tell you,...

Oral Surgery: abnormal swelling, swollen gum, warm salt water
swollen gum, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Mike - A reoccurrence of swelling nine days after the extraction, especially combined with pain, may be a sign of an underlying infection. This can occur if blood was trapped in the healing area and bacteria has been growing. If you have stopped, restart...

Oral Surgery: allograft safety, bone resorption, immune diseases
bone resorption, immune diseases, autograft: Karen - There is a difference of opinion related to the use of an allograft in a location where there is existing infection. I personally do not like to use a material like this that may serve as a site for bacteria to hibernate. If an autograft is anticipated...

Oral Surgery: antibiotics after oral surgery??, local anesthetics, oral surgeon
local anesthetics, oral surgeon, molars: Lisa - I agree that you should stay away from ice in that area. Ice will slow the healing and allow retention of inflamed fluids in the area for a longer period of time. The best thing you should do is warm salt water rinses to accentuate the drainage and...

Oral Surgery: antibiotics, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, antibiotics: Joanne - Must is not always true, but if there is even the slightest inflammation in the area then antibiotics can significantly prevent an infection in an area that can produce bad infections. So have the oral and maxillofacial surgeon evaluate the surgical...

Oral Surgery: apical cyst in right mandibular jaw, cindy cindy, mandibular nerve
cindy cindy, mandibular nerve, cystic lesion: Cindy - When a cystic lesion at the end of the root of a tooth encroaches on the mandibular nerve, there is a possibility the reoccurrence of the numbness may be due to small cystic cells which may have remained and are now forming a new lesion and putting...

Oral Surgery: apico, incision and drainage, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
incision and drainage, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, time jody: Jody - An apicoectomy can be a very simple procedure if the tooth being done is a front tooth or a more complicated procedure if it is being done on a molar. An apicoectomy involves making a small incision in the gum above or below the tooth (depending...

Oral Surgery: apicoectomy, root canal treatment, endodontist
root canal treatment, endodontist, apico: Barbara - If there is a fracture, whether vertical or horizontal, it is often difficult to discover unless an incision is made, a window of bone made and the fracture uncovered. Well, that incision is the same as would be made to perform an apicoectomy....

Oral Surgery: apicoectomy query, elbow grease, pain thanks
elbow grease, pain thanks, front teeth: Judy - Of course not being at surgery it is a little difficult for me to state if the surgical incision was a little excessive. What I can tell you is that the normal incision should be either an inverted C shaped incision to expose the end of the root or...

Oral Surgery: apicoectomy, root canal treatment, gum line
root canal treatment, gum line, simple signs: Jewel - Of course without an examination or xray of the area I can only go on what you describe. I m not sure about the thing that formed in your gum line. If you could tell me what you describe as gum line, Is it the part that touches the tooth or above...

Oral Surgery: apiectomy, sinus cavity, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
sinus cavity, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar: David - From your description of your infections and pain, it does sound like the root canal tooth is infected and causing the problem into the sinus. If the infection has been there for a period of time, the infection can eat its way through bone to a point...

Oral Surgery: apioectomy or implants, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apioectomy
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apioectomy, apicoectomy: Lori - I am an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who puts hundreds of implants into the jaws each year. I am also a surgeon who believes that if you can save your own tooth then that is better. The problem with the infected tooth that is draining, is that...

Oral Surgery: apioectomy and root canal, root canal treatment, mandibular nerve
root canal treatment, mandibular nerve, apioectomy: Kristen - Calcification of the canal within a tooth is not totally uncommon when there is a history of chronic inflammation to the nerve within the tooth. When this occurs, as I am sure you are now aware, the endodontist is unable to remove all of the inflamed...

Oral Surgery: What is $ approximate fees for cyst removal, bone graft, approximate fees
bone graft, approximate fees, pallet: Linda - Without seeming like I am avoiding an answer, it is a little difficult for me to actually comment about the fee. What I can say is - wow. If you had a cyst and it alone was just removed and nothing else was done like cleaning the sinus or a bone...

Oral Surgery: BABY TEETH EXTRACTIONS, tongue function, speech impediment
tongue function, speech impediment, pediatric dentist: Nichole - After removal of the teeth your son may develop a slight speech impediment that should fully resolve when the permanent teeth erupt. An alternative after the extractions is for the pedodontist to fabricate a bridge to replace the teeth. This will...

Oral Surgery: Baby molar, pediatric dentist, inflammations
pediatric dentist, inflammations, molar: Muriel - First of all, the eruption of any one tooth can go through many different minor inflammations during the eruption. These can show up as the swelling, but in most instances it is nothing to worry about. Of course, the tooth may not be erupting straight...

Oral Surgery: Baby tooth, baby tooth, eye tooth
baby tooth, eye tooth, latley: Jennifer - I m not sure from your description if the permanent eye tooth is sitting above the baby tooth and cannot be seen or can it s crown also be seen. Depending on which is the situation a couple of different solutions are possible. So please get...

Oral Surgery: Bad Breath after oral surgery, ear nose and throat doctor, removal of wisdom teeth
ear nose and throat doctor, removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Jane - Bad breath can be a result of surgery in the mouth if in the healing process there developed a pocket between the last tooth still present and the spot where the tooth was. Bacteria, present in everyone s mouth in saliva, can congregate there along...

Oral Surgery: Biopsy - common practice to cut small nerves?, inferior alveolar nerve, nerve tissue
inferior alveolar nerve, nerve tissue, nerve bundle: Nicole- I fully understand both the lack of pain that would be attained via a neurectomy and the long term annoyance that permanent numbness would cause. I worry that the long term repercussions with the numbness of neurectomy can be just as devastating as...

Oral Surgery: Blood Clot, warm salt water, minimal pain
warm salt water, minimal pain, blood clot: Aly - What you are describing is not a bad situation. The blood clot allows for a rapid ingrowth of bone and rapid healing. So seeing the black clot is actually not bad at all. Some people lose their clots and everything heals, but a little slower. The...

Oral Surgery: Blood clot - when should it fall out?, dry sockets, lots of bubbles
dry sockets, lots of bubbles, dry socket: Lindy - First of all, do not worry. If you are not having pain 8 days after the extraction, you will not get a dry socket. Dry sockets all occur and produce pain early on in the healing. Blood clots do not always fall out. Some do and others don t ....

Oral Surgery: Blood clot after removing wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, tea bag
wisdom teeth, tea bag, blood clot: Sarah - When a blood clot forms that extends out beyond the socket where the tooth was, it should be removed. The dentist should remove the excess and if any small amount of bleeding occurs, just biting on a moist tea bag will stop the bleeding. So contact...

Oral Surgery: Blood clots and dry socket, warm salt water, dry socket
warm salt water, dry socket, wisdom tooth: Betty - Don t worry. Just dislodging the blood clot does not cause a dry socket. Direct trauma to the bone of the socket during surgery is what causes a lack of a clot and a dry socket. So keep the area clean with warm salt water rinses and don t worry....

Oral Surgery: Board Certified Oral Surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial, health care professional: Servin - The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is located in Chicago, Illinois. If you contact them and ask for names of surgeons who are board certified in the area you are looking they should be able to give you a list of names. If you...

Oral Surgery: Bone Chips from Jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, occasional cigar
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, occasional cigar, bone fragments: Scot, If you had already had bone fragments prior to this time, this is very unusual. Do you have any bone that is constantly exposed? I suggest you go to another oral and maxillofacial surgeon and get another opinion. Without seeing xrays of the jaw or...

Oral Surgery: Bone chips after wisdom tooth abstraction, bone chips, wisdom teeth
bone chips, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Ryan - Osteomyelitis rarely occurs, but when it does, it can last for a long time. As the bone dies, and that usually occurs slowly, the body rejects the bone. Over many years of practice, I have seen only a couple of osteomyelitis episodes that were...

Oral Surgery: Bone Fragments after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, tooth fragment
wisdom teeth extraction, tooth fragment, bone fragments: Christine - What you describe is not normal if the extraction was done correctly. You need to go back and have the area evaluated. It might be a loose piece of bone or tooth or it could just be an irregular border of bone. Either way, the area needs to...

Oral Surgery: Bone fragments years after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone fragment: Krystal - I could be that the bone fragment never really went away before or there is another situation developing. That could be a periodontal situation. I would suggest that you make an appointment to see a local board certified oral and maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: Bone Graft, bone graft, wisdom teeth
bone graft, wisdom teeth, extraction pressure: Matt - First of all, let me tell you that I cannot answer whether the graft was necessary or not. What was the doctor s reason he gave you? If you can tell me I can better answer the question of necessity. As far as the numbness, I hope the dentist advised...

Oral Surgery: Bone Grafts for Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, bone grafts
wisdom teeth extraction, bone grafts, dry sockets: Lila - I hate to say this, but in my opinion there really is no need to place a synthetic graft into the tooth socket after extractions. Yes, dry sockets occur less if the blood forms a clot into the socket, but a synthetic graft does not assist. So, in...

Oral Surgery: Bone Piece after wisdom extraction, wisdom teeth, doctor who
wisdom teeth, doctor who, bad idea: Bill - It is not a bad idea to have the area evaluated. Often it can be left alone, but in some situations it can produce inflammation and infection. So contact the doctor who extracted the teeth and have it evaluated. Any further questions, feel free...

Oral Surgery: Bone splinter (?), back bottom, emergency clinic
back bottom, emergency clinic, jaw bone: Jo - Unfortunately, you need to get back and have that bony area smoothed or removed if necessary. Leaving this exposed bone can cause a severe abrasion of your tongue and also the exposed bone itself can lose its blood flow and die off. So you need...

Oral Surgery: "Bony" swelling, warm salt water, gum tissue
warm salt water, gum tissue, wisdom teeth: Emily - What you describe could be bone, but more likely you had some bleeding under the soft gum tissue and formed a clot. This clot organizes and form a hard bony/fibrous structure. My suggestion to help reduce the area is to start warm salt water rinses...

Oral Surgery: Braces/overbite, harvard school of dental medicine, edward selden
harvard school of dental medicine, edward selden, mass general: Alexander - The following are names of board certified surgeons in your area who should be knowledgeable to give you the information you need. Dr. Bruce Donoff is the Dean at Harvard School of Dental Medicine - I don t know if he still sees patients, but...

Oral Surgery: Broken Jaw post 3rd Molar Extractions, minor distraction, warm salt water
minor distraction, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Tom - Unfortunately, you do need to be wired. The act of just opening and closing your mouth allows the muscles that help the opening and closing to place stress on the bone. This stress can cause microscopic movement of the fractured area without displacing...

Oral Surgery: Broken teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum line
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum line, broken teeth: CJ - First of all, a regular dentist would have difficulty removing the roots and would probably remove excessive bone in trying to remove the roots. You should have an oral and maxillofacial surgeon do the root removals. Excessive gum and bone removal...

Oral Surgery: BUMP IN GUMS AND PRESSURE AFTER EXTRACTION, root canal treatment, calcium hydroxide
root canal treatment, calcium hydroxide, temporary filling: Lex - Sorry for delay in answering. I have been away and Allexperts knew this and did not advise people asking questions. Of course without a direct exam it is a little difficult to be sure, but if the treatments caused bone perforation, not uncommon with...

Oral Surgery: baby tooth with no permanent tooth beneath, wisdom teeth, baby tooth
wisdom teeth, baby tooth, permanent tooth: Sandi - As long as the baby tooth that is there does not show a sign decay or infection and there is no mobility to the tooth, there really is not a reason to remove it at this time. In most cases, the baby teeth that retain until adulthood are usually extracted...

Oral Surgery: baby tooth that never came out, wisdom teeth, baby tooth
wisdom teeth, baby tooth, baby teeth: Katie - Actually you will need both an orthodontist and an oral surgeon. The surgeon will have to expose the tooth and place a bracket and the orthodontist will put traction on the tooth to pull it into position. So ask your dentist for a recommendation....

Oral Surgery: bad breath after extractions?, american dental association, oral bacteria
american dental association, oral bacteria, horrible breath: Roxanne - The cause of the bad breath is a combination of the normal oral bacteria in saliva attacking the surface of the blood clot in the tooth socket. Also the blood itself can give off an odor. My suggestion to you is to begin a twice a day regimen...

Oral Surgery: bad breath, wisdom teeth, brushing my teeth
wisdom teeth, brushing my teeth, mouth wash: Katherine - It is not unusual after extraction of teeth for a proliferation in the bacteria in saliva. This proliferation can produce the bad odor and taste you speak of. My suggestion to you is to begin a warm salt regimen even now for 3-4 times a day...

Oral Surgery: bad root canal????, gum line, endodontist
gum line, endodontist, mouth guard: Kristy - You have gone through an episode which is not that uncommon in dentistry. We find many specialists and practitioners are unable to step back and fully evaluate a situation. They often support what they ve done without correctly addressing the problem...

Oral Surgery: bad taste after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, bad taste in my mouth
wisdom tooth extraction, bad taste in my mouth, warm salt water: Saabi - If after seven days you are still having significant pain associated with a bad taste in your mouth, you might be right to question if you have a dry socket. Your symptoms are like a dry socket. You need to do warm salt water rinses frequently....

Oral Surgery: best friend 2 months pregnant with very bad teeth, local anesthetics, bad teeth
local anesthetics, bad teeth, death situations: Stella- Anesthesia for oral surgery or other types elective surgery is a no-no during pregnancy. The medication in general can affect the baby, so only in life and death situations should general be done. Some types of local anesthetics can be used to...

Oral Surgery: black line along gum - after multiple tooth extraction, mercury deposits, upper gum
mercury deposits, upper gum, gum line: Serena - Blacks spots on gum tissue can occur from exposure to metals, from bruises, chronic irritation, in individuals who are very dark skinned or least frequently tumors. Most likely either the denture is rubbing, you have dark skin, mmetal from fillings...

Oral Surgery: black spot on gums, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper gum
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper gum, black spot on gums: Lynda - Black spots on the gum can indicate a problem or it could be nothing. During dental work or an extraction, the amalgam filling material can become lodged into the gum if the dentist accidentally irritates the gum. This filling material can give the...

Oral Surgery: blood clot, wisdom teeth, tea bag
wisdom teeth, tea bag, blood clot: Brandon - Sorry for delay --computer crashed. The best way to at home handle a bleeding socket when the original clot is lost is to bite on a moistened tea bag. Moisten it with a little warm water and bite on it for about 15 minutes. Then remove it and...

Oral Surgery: board certification, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, surgery residency program
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, surgery residency program, oral and maxillofacial surgery: Margaret - First of all, you should always seek out a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Why? The board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon went through a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program. Also after the...

Oral Surgery: bone erosion between maxillary sinuses and gum, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, maxillary sinuses
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, maxillary sinuses, sinus lift: Catherine - What you are enduring is not unusual when a tooth is removed on the upper jaw at an early age before the upper jaw has fully developed. The overgrowth of the sinus can cause weakening of the bone of the upper jaw in the area and can cause normal...

Oral Surgery: bone fragment protruding through gum, root canal specialist, upper molar
root canal specialist, upper molar, warm salt water: Lettie - Sorry for the delay in answering, I was on vacation. The new protrusion above the tooth that had root canal may not be a piece of tooth, but could be developing infection at the end of the root of the root canal tooth. Of course, without an xray...

Oral Surgery: bone graft, bone graft, warm salt water
bone graft, warm salt water, infectious processes: James - I hate to say this, but in my opinion a type II diabetic should have been medicated with an antibiotic after surgery, if just for prophylactic reasons. Over my many years of practice, I have seen many type I and quite a few type II diabetics sustain...

Oral Surgery: bone graft healing, bone graft, warm salt water
bone graft, warm salt water, emergency coverage: Steve - The loosening of the collagen membrane and possible release of sutures, is not good at this time 2 weeks after surgery, but it may not harm the overall result. Yes the membrane protects the area, but until you see the surgeon on Monday (make sure to...

Oral Surgery: bone graft procedure, minor blood vessels, bone graft
minor blood vessels, bone graft, surgical extraction: Joel - Bone grafting of an area can produce significant swelling to minimal swelling. It is all dependent on the type of incision made by the surgeon, the extent the flap of tissue is extended, if any minor blood vessels are encountered and your body s reaction...

Oral Surgery: bone graft, bone graft, warm salt water
bone graft, warm salt water, soft tissue: Mo - Depending on the amount of soft tissue that was loosened to allow the placement of bone graft, bleeding can occur under this loosened soft tissue. With bleeding there is increased pressure not only on the soft tissue, but the bone surrounding the graft...

Oral Surgery: bone through the gum after extraction, loose fragments, warm salt water
loose fragments, warm salt water, gum infection: Beverly - It is important for that loose piece of bone to be removed. Not removing it can cause a gum infection. Contact whoever extracted the teeth and have them smooth the bone and remove any bony loose fragments. In the mean time begin a regimen of...

Oral Surgery: bony partition hurting mouth, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, oral surgeon: Dolores - How long it takes for that piece of bone to come out on its own is anybody s guess. I think seeing the surgeon at this time to have the piece of bone removed is important so that an inflammation or infection of the tissue does not occur. The procedure...

Oral Surgery: bruising, swelling, and protruding bone, wisdom tooth, jaw stiffness
wisdom tooth, jaw stiffness, inner edge: Lindsay - First of all, the swelling you are having is not unusual five days after surgery. It normally takes the body 10 - 14 days to fully resolve the swelling. The discoloration you see is the body s attempt at draining any blood that was trapped in...

Oral Surgery: Cadaver Bone Graft Material w/ Implant, bone graft material, wound questions
bone graft material, wound questions, grains of sand: Joel - Any residual bone spicules that may show up in you mouth can just be spit out, but if it is a problem you could safely swallow it. You are most likely 100% correct in assuming that only a marginal amount of bone was needed and success will be good....

Oral Surgery: Caldwell Luc Procedure, caldwell luc procedure, firmness
caldwell luc procedure, firmness, numbness: Joan - Of course it is a little difficult for me to be exact, but your symptoms of firm tissue in the cheek is not totally unusual. Like any place in the body, when the tissue is firmly sutured (in this situation the firmness is even more)the healing tissue...

Oral Surgery: Caldwell Luc Procedure, caldwell luc procedure, endoscopic sinus surgery
caldwell luc procedure, endoscopic sinus surgery, nerve problem: CMaria - After Caldwell Luc surgery, the numbness due to irritation of the nervous tissue can occasionally occur. It is fairly rare that both sides were numb. I really don t know what you mean by saying he couldn t get to what was on my cheeks . Does...

Oral Surgery: Care after enucleation of cyst in left mandible, mandibular body, lucency
mandibular body, lucency, enucleation: Eleanor - From the description of a lesion that is approximately 17 mm diameter normal food eating should be okay. I think that for belt and suspender reasons I would stay away from chewing on hard objects (i.e. bones). Chewy foods such as taffy also should...

Oral Surgery: Cause of TMJ, dental hygenist, teeth and gums
dental hygenist, teeth and gums, muscle inflammation: Paul - Just a simple procedure to scale the teeth for an extended period of time with you mouth open longer can cause the muscles that open and close your mouth to go into spasms. You probably don t have a real TMJ condition, but just muscle spasms. Secondly,...

Oral Surgery: Chronic tooth infection, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problems
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problems, dotors: Earl - From your description, there is a possibility that there is a microscopic opening from that tooth that was manipulated into your sinus. That opening is called an oral antral fistula. If this is the problem, then the type of recurrent sinus problems...

Oral Surgery: CONCERNING PAIN IN MOUTH, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum tissue
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum tissue, wisdom teeth: Crystal - From your description of what is going on, it sounds like you may have one or two, or both of the following conditions. Even though the wisdom tooth is in, often the back end of the tooth is partially covered by a higher level of gum tissue....

Oral Surgery: Complicated extraction, warm salt water, dry socket
warm salt water, dry socket, bad taste: Kristin - Of course, without a direct examination it is a little difficult for me to fully diagnose whether you have a dry socket or not. The main symptom is a devastating amount of pain. If you have pain, but not devastating, you are probably just suffering...

Oral Surgery: Complications after W Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth, teeth extraction
wisdom teeth, teeth extraction, horrible pain: LJ - I think five weeks later, with continued problems, the surgeon should make an incision and expose the area. There could be chips of bone, irregularity of the bony edges or inflamed tissue in the socket producing the pain. Putting off a minor exploration...

Oral Surgery: Constant Draining of foul smelling and tasting puss from upper wisdom tooth extraction site., wisdom tooth extraction, natural bacteria
wisdom tooth extraction, natural bacteria, wisdom teeth: Danny - Upper wisdom teeth often have a direct communication with the sinus. If this is your situation saliva, that contains natural bacteria, can get into the sinus and produce and inflammation or infection. Having a bad taste after extractions is not unusual,...

Oral Surgery: Continuation, general anesthetic, sinus problem
general anesthetic, sinus problem, muscle problem: Brittany - I, of course, have no idea why the surgeon would not use a general. Who know? Did he think you had a medical situation that would accomodate an anesthetic. I just don t know the answer. As far a the throbs and twinges, either the muscle problem...

Oral Surgery: Coral, jaw problems, deficiencies
jaw problems, deficiencies, clarion: Earl - As with any material utilized in medicine, there are a number of companies that compete in the use of hydroxyapatite for jaw problems. I personally use Clarion Pharmaceutical, but other doctors, I am sure, purchase through different companies....

Oral Surgery: Crown lengthening surgery with #29 extraction, local anethesia, rubber mallet
local anethesia, rubber mallet, clindimycin: Tammy - Pounding to remove a tooth is quite uncommon and in my 30+ years of surgery I have never felt the need to do that type of surgery. Often young inexperienced dentists attempt this procedure when in regular practice they would refer you out to an oral...

Oral Surgery: Crown/ Second Implant, bone graft, intermittent pain
bone graft, intermittent pain, korean manufacturer: LPM - Getting done now, besides the decrease cost, can minimize any effects that a possible infection of a fractured tooth can have on the surrounding bone. Placing implant in an area which is inflamed or infected from a fracture is asking for trouble, especially...

Oral Surgery: Cyst arround wisdom tooth, nerve injury, wisdom teeth
nerve injury, wisdom teeth, nerve damage: Melissa - First of all, the medication used to try to sear the bone to arrest and kill any tissue tags or embedded cells in the bone of the cystic region, can produce nerve damage. That is if in removing the cyst the nerve itself is exposed. It s not always...

Oral Surgery: Cyst found after upper left wisdom tooth extraction., wisdom tooth extraction, ear nose and throat specialist
wisdom tooth extraction, ear nose and throat specialist, general anestesia: Wayne-Don t worry, it is not unusual for teeth that are inflamed to produce cystic lesions that expand and can perforate the sinus wall. You need to see the ENT to get an evaluation, if nothing else. It am the lesion may have collapsed after the extraction...

Oral Surgery: Cyst Removal in Lip, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nerve irritation
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nerve irritation, burning sensation: Isabel - It is, of course, a little difficult to fully diagnose what is going on, but it does sound like some nerve irritation occurred. What to do? Well it is a little difficult for me to diagnose the situation without examining it, but if this problem...

Oral Surgery: Cyst Removal - Oral Surgery, mouth bacteria, oral surgeon
mouth bacteria, oral surgeon, call tomorrow: Eve - Of course without a direct exam or xray it is difficult for me to be 100% correct, but it sounds like you have some inflammation in the sinus producing the pain. Is it due to a regrowth of the cyst or is the opening made into the sinus to remove the...

Oral Surgery: Cyst Removal, sinus problems, wisdom teeth
sinus problems, wisdom teeth, external signs: Dom - When you have a large cyst in the upper jaw above the wisdom teeth and the second molar in front, the bone itself usually does not get overly weak, but there is a potential major problem. The major problem in removing the cyst is the probable involvement...

Oral Surgery: Cyst surgery 2 days, thin jaw query, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mandibular nerve
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mandibular nerve, u of michigan hospital: Rose - As in any removal of a wisdom tooth there are concerns relative to other anatomical structure nearby. The most commonly injured structure is the mandibular nerve that provides sensation to the lip, chin and teeth in front of the wisdom tooth. If...

Oral Surgery: caldwell Luc, caldwell luc procedure, infraorbital nerve
caldwell luc procedure, infraorbital nerve, new antibiotics: Gary - In this day and age with the advent of many new antibiotics, Caldwell Luc procedures are not performed as frequently. There are, however, situations where the Caldwell Luc is important. If, as in your son s situation, drainage cannot be established...

Oral Surgery: caldwell luc procedure, caldwell luc procedure, ear nose and throat doctor
caldwell luc procedure, ear nose and throat doctor, sinus surgery: Joan - I wish I could give you a suggestion to help, but I think this type of problem should be addressed by an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor. I don t know where you live, but if you live near a large city, I suggest that you look for a residency in ENT in...

Oral Surgery: candidate for dental implants??, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone grafts
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone grafts, wisdom teeth: Sherry - A lot of the criterion for whether to remove the wisdom teeth now may lie in the orthognathic surgery. Depending on the length of time for the orthodontist to establish a stable occlusion and the type of orthognathic surgery to be done, the surgeon...

Oral Surgery: cheek bone pain 8 days post-op, wisdom tooth extractions, sinus cavities
wisdom tooth extractions, sinus cavities, cheek bone: If you are taking ibuprophen you may not feel the symptoms of a fever, so look for the swelling. If you are having noticable swelling which is getting worse, whether you take ibuprophen or not, should be checked by an oral surgeon. If you stopped taking ibuprophen...

Oral Surgery: childhood molars, baby molars, pediatric dentist
baby molars, pediatric dentist, premolars: Tammy - The baby tooth molars do not actually overly the adult molars, the are on top of the premolars. I somewhat agree with you as to the need to have all of the baby molars removed unless they are blocking the normal eruption of the premolars. I,...

Oral Surgery: childrens teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root resorption
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root resorption, childrens teeth: Nina - Most likely the erupting permanent tooth is not coming in directly in the path of the primary tooth. In this situation the root resorption that allows the tooth to eventually fall out, occurs incompletely. Your child may need to have the primary tooth...

Oral Surgery: chronic pain, tongue pain, wisdom teeth
tongue pain, wisdom teeth, mailing response: Glen - I so sorry to hear about your chronic pain. Anyone that endured the type of pain and failed treatments over as long as you have has a chronic problem that can mask the actual cause of the problem. I am a doctor who believes in working backwards to...

Oral Surgery: constant, tight pain, atypical facial pain, upper gum
atypical facial pain, upper gum, trigeminal neuralgia: Lisa - Of course without a direct exam it is a little difficult for me to fully diagnose what has challenged many doctors. I am the type of doctor who likes to eliminate the multiple stimuli of surgery and treatments that may have masked the true cause....

Oral Surgery: continued oral problems, cornell medical center, mt sinai medical center
cornell medical center, mt sinai medical center, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Nancy - I am sorry to hear that you are still enduring this problem. I know that it is difficult to find skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon s in the New York area to accept you as a Medicaid patient. My suggestion to find a skilled surgeon who would...

Oral Surgery: continued throbbing pain, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus symptoms
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus symptoms, independent perspective: Nancy - What disturbs me the most is the blackened bone. Osteomyelitis or infection of bone produces the blackened appearance you describe. If I remember right, and I may be wrong, you were also have some sinus symptoms. This whole thing sounds fishy. Whoever...

Oral Surgery: crown or extraction?, gum line, upper tooth
gum line, upper tooth, general anesthesia: Corinne - The main reason that a microscopic fracture cannot be identified as opposed to evaluating bone for an implant is the size of the fractures. Most of these fractures are so small and thin that they cannot be seen on any radiologic examination. ...

Oral Surgery: custom made silicone jaw implants, silicone implants, jaw implants
silicone implants, jaw implants, dental implants: Brenda - First of all, do not be suprised if the surgeons who exam you suggest other materials. Yes silicone can alter the faces shape, but there are other techniques that are viable and successful. I, therefore, recommend that you go to these consultations...

Oral Surgery: a cyst on my head, epidermoid cyst, dermatolgist
epidermoid cyst, dermatolgist, cyst on: Blanche - The most common cyst, located where you indicate, is an epidermoid cyst. These cysts are not dangerous at all, but just with the expansion of the cyst, they can thin the skin out and cause drainage from within the cyst. So I agree with your...

Oral Surgery: cyst removal from lower jaw, benign cyst, maxillofacial surgeon
benign cyst, maxillofacial surgeon, financee: Kellie - A 5 cm cyst is large, but removing such a cyst by a surgeon who has experience can usually be rather straight forward. Not seeing xrays, I cannot tell you if the nerve that run through the jaw touches or comes close to the cyst. In most situations,...

Oral Surgery: cyst on the totally impacted vertical lower wisdom tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, cystic lesion
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, cystic lesion, cystic lesions: Shraddha - You are correct to question the opinion of this surgeon. Of course, I do not know the size of the cyst related to the bone, but having removed a cystic lesion half the size of the entire jaw along with an impacted tooth, I can tell you that a good...

Oral Surgery: Daughter molars 11 mnths old, warm salt water, gum tissue
warm salt water, gum tissue, molor: Kelly - The length of time until there is full eruption through the bone and gum of a tooth is quite variable. During the phase when the tooth is meeting some resistance as it tries to penetrate into the mouth it often builds up fluid. This build up in...

Oral Surgery: Daughter needs all wisdom teeth out AHHH!, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, leaky valves: Debbie - The nurse is a noncaring, abusive person. She obviously does not know or care about the stress that having any surgery, dental or not, can cause the patient. Those patients with cardio problems are often admitted for even the simplest surgeries...

Oral Surgery: Dental implant, warm salt water, tooth socket
warm salt water, tooth socket, contained area: Severine - Of course without a direction examination of the surgical area I can only give you a couple possibilities of what might be there. You are correct to assume that the pain you are feeling should have resolved within a day or two. The question...

Oral Surgery: Diagnose Xray w/ spot on mandible, needle biopsy, circular spot
needle biopsy, circular spot, wisdom tooth: Rhonda - Any and all of the possible tests you stated may need to be done to fully diagnose the area. You should know that when a bone turns whiter on xray it means that there is increased density. Lesions in the bone usually produce a darkening area. ...

Oral Surgery: DRY SOCKET AND BONE SPURS, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gentle irrigation
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gentle irrigation, bone spurs: Carrie - If you have a dry socket you need active treatment of that socket. Gentle irrigation to clean it and placement of a small piece of medicated gauze into the socket. This most likely will need to be repeated daily or every other day for a few days...

Oral Surgery: Dry Socket, wisdom tooth extraction, dry socket
wisdom tooth extraction, dry socket, steady diet: Mike - What you describe sounds like normal good healing. You should continue the rinsing and soft food until sutures are removed or about 7 days. So don t worry about a dry socket and just keep up what you are doing. If you have any other questions,...

Oral Surgery: Dry Socket - What happens next, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, dry socket: NM - First of all, you will not form a blood clot into the socket after a dry socket. What happens is that bone formation internally eventually closes the socket. You need to keep the area clean to assist in the healing, but do not stick anything into...

Oral Surgery: Dry Socket and Lump in jaw, gum line, dry socket
gum line, dry socket, oral surgeon: Peggy - Of course without directly examining the area it is a little difficult for me to be totally correct, but with the filling of an area at the extraction site, it sounds like there might be an infection. Just so you know, it is not unusual for a dry...

Oral Surgery: Dry socket pain, wisdom teeth, dry socket
wisdom teeth, dry socket, third day: Alexis - What you are enduring with a dry socket is normal - annoying. If the dentist is packing the medication correctly, the area should heal within 10 days to 2 weeks. By the way, if the area was packed and there still is pain, the area needs to...

Oral Surgery: daughter's pain after extraction, wisdom teeth, dead bone
wisdom teeth, dead bone, memorial day weekend: Kathy - The fact that your daughter has enduring pain two weeks after extractions may mean that the dry socket that was initially treated might still be active. Usually the treatment for a dry socket packs the socket with a medicated piece of gauze initially...

Oral Surgery: daughters wisdom tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth, oral surgeon: Kathy - I am assuming you are talking about a lower wisdom tooth that is laying down. If that is so, you should know that the surgical technique to remove it is highly technical to decrease the chance of postoperative problems and general dentists are not...

Oral Surgery: deformed jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bottom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bottom teeth, overbite: Meg - There are many causes for what you describe. Yes it can be the jaw, but just as likely it can be the joint itself that the end of the jaw sits in just in front of the ears on both sides. When a problem such as yours occurs, the muscles that help open...

Oral Surgery: dental implant, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, graft material
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, graft material, bone graft: Elise - The need for a graft is based on the amount of bone contraction after the original extraction. Whoever does the surgery needs to take appropriate xray films to evaluate the level of bone and then the decision for a graft can be made. As far as...

Oral Surgery: dental implants, dental insurance companies, dental implants
dental insurance companies, dental implants, insurance: Joe - Years ago when implants were first inserted, the dental insurance companies often covered the procedure. Now that they have learned that the procedure is quite expensive they have removed it as a covered procedure. I wish I could give you better...

Oral Surgery: dental surgery and pregnancy, dental bone graft, pregnancy question
dental bone graft, pregnancy question, laughing gas: Cameron - I general I would say yes, but even with just novocaine I personally need to speak with your OB doctor to make sure that the surgery is okay. Some OBs are against any elective surgery during the 1st trimester. Some feel even the injection of novocaine...

Oral Surgery: dental surgery, low grade fever, bacterial throat infection
low grade fever, bacterial throat infection, root canal treatment: Chinzia - First of all, let me tell you that if the tooth was infected prior to it being knocked out, the tooth should not have been reinserted before the nerve was removed and root canal was done. If the tooth was replaced without the root canal, it was...

Oral Surgery: dentigerous cyst, complex breast cysts, bone cysts
complex breast cysts, bone cysts, thyroid cancer: Jeanine - First of all, let me tell you that dental xray machines project limited amount radiation compared to xrays taken elsewhere in the body. Secondly, dentists should use a pad over your neck when taking the xray that protects the thyroid from radiation....

Oral Surgery: dry socket, potruding bone, molar teeth, warm salt water
molar teeth, warm salt water, dry socket: Sarah - Now that the pain is continuing and does not appear to be improving, you must seek an immediate evaluation by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Just waiting and allowing a problem to progress can lead to unpredictable results. So I again suggest...

Oral Surgery: dry sockets in upper wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, dry sockets
wisdom teeth extraction, dry sockets, post operative care: Linh - What you see is not unusual in some healings after extractions. Just keep it all clean and healing should proceed normally. It can take weeks to months for the sockets to completely heal Just keeping it clean assists the body and speeds up the healing...

Oral Surgery: dry sockets after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets
wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets, warm salt water: Sharnell - Packing of the sockets after developing a dry socket should quiet the pain. Repacking of the socket, after irrigating each time, needs to be done every day in the beginning, then every 2 and further or not at all if the pain subsides. At your...

Oral Surgery: dry sockets, dry sockets, oral bacteria
dry sockets, oral bacteria, surface cells: Rachel - Nothing to worry about. The white covering over the socket is just an accumulation of normal oral bacteria and surface cells. With normal function this white covering will be lost in time normally. So just keep the area clean and you will not...

Oral Surgery: Left Ear Pain, wisdom tooth extractions, dry sockets
wisdom tooth extractions, dry sockets, warm salt water: Miguel - Of course without a direct examination I cannot be sure, but often earaches after wisdom tooth extractions is due to spasms of the muscles that help open and close your mouth. When in spasm, these muscles can pull the lower jaw tightly into the...

Oral Surgery: Epinephrine in local anesthetic, anesthetic effect, local anesthetic
anesthetic effect, local anesthetic, doctor joel: Joel - Just so that you know the truth, dentists use the same 1:100,000 dose of epinephrine as the surgeon. If you have not experienced a problem with the local anesthetic administered by the dentist with epinephrine then you should not be concerned here....

Oral Surgery: Expert Services, congenital condition, clarksburg nj
congenital condition, clarksburg nj, oral surgeon: Daniel - I really feel for your plaintiff. Preparation for orthognathic surgery (bony reconstructive surgery) with or without orthodontic treatment requires a workup that takes pictures and X-rays of the face and its bone structure. These films are then...

Oral Surgery: Exposed Bone after Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, supernumerary teeth
wisdom teeth extraction, supernumerary teeth, oral steroids: Lisa - Of course without a direct examination I cannot give you an answer that is totally certain, but exposure of bone 4 weeks post surgery is not common. The breakdown of the soft tissue exposing the bone is usually indicative of poor vascular flow in the...

Oral Surgery: Extracted tooth growing back, wisdom teeth, permanent teeth
wisdom teeth, permanent teeth, canine tooth: Ryan - If you truly had your premolar tooth (tooth next to the canine) extracted and now a new tooth is erupting, you have what is called a supernumary tooth. This is an extra tooth follicle (where teeth grow). It is a good idea to see your dentist and...

Oral Surgery: Extraction, warm salt water, dry socket
warm salt water, dry socket, blood clot: Megan - First of all, don t smoke for a minimum of 4 days. You are asking for the blood clot in the socket to break down and cause the most painful response in dentistry from a tooth extraction ---a dry socket. In addition, stop keeping the gauze in the mouth....

Oral Surgery: Extraction after root canal failed, molar tooth, root canals
molar tooth, root canals, family dentist: Ruth - I think going to another dentist is a good answer. It sounds like the dentist hates to relinquish total control even if not the best dentist for that particular situation. Many good general dentists can do good root canals, but the ones who know...

Oral Surgery: Extraction with stitches, oral environment, hitting the bottom
oral environment, hitting the bottom, calms: Lisa - It is, of course, a little difficult to be 100% totally accurate as to the cause of your problem from just your description. I will, however, say that what you are describing could be from two possible causes. The first could be damage to the...

Oral Surgery: Extractions, dry sockets, chlorhexidine mouthwash
dry sockets, chlorhexidine mouthwash, warm salt water: Jill - There are two main potential problems that could be causing your pains. You may be developing a dry socket at the extraction sites. The dry socket is a poor internal healing within the socket and a development of inflammation and pain. You need...

Oral Surgery: Extration & Possible Bone Grafting, traditional dentistry, upper molar
traditional dentistry, upper molar, time bridges: Julia - I am a surgeon who believes in implants, but I also believe in traditional dentistry with the use of bridges to replace the extracted tooth. Removing the upper molar can definitely be replaced with an implant, but replacement with a 3 unit bridge...

Oral Surgery: Extreme pain after oral surgery, temple region, nerve damage
temple region, nerve damage, brusing: Annette - First of all, the denture should have been adjusted for now so that it does not rest at all against the exposed area, but you should still be able to wear the denture. I agree with you physician, this surgeon is a jerk. Leaving you to heal on your...

Oral Surgery: early sign of dry socket?, wisdom teeth extractions, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extractions, warm salt water, dry socket: Bonnie - 30 hours after surgery is when a dry socket can first begin developing. You have to stop smoking now!! If not you are asking for problems. As far as the pain in the ear, that is not uncommon. The muscles that help open and close your mouth...

Oral Surgery: epinephrine (sic), industrial needles, needle insertion
industrial needles, needle insertion, carol carol: Carol - The dentist most likely will not let you have anesthesia elsewhere and then proceed with treatment. If you are uncomfortable with the dentist s concern to your feelings, I suggest that you find a different dentist. There are many qualified dentists...

Oral Surgery: exponentional swelling, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, golf balls: Caroline - Whoever gave you the instructions to keep ice on your face after the first 24 hours does not know how to do surgery. Stop the ice now!!!! Begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses (teaspoon of salt in glass of warm water) for 5 minutes 4-5 times...

Oral Surgery: exposed bone after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth, dry socket: Erica - The only way your tongue could produce this loss of soft tissue exposing the bone would be if the dentist left you with a sharp piece of bone that any friction against it could cause the problem. The fact that the area seemed to have formed so soon...

Oral Surgery: exposed bone, wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Sarah - Depending on the location of the perforation, it could eventually cover over in 2 weeks to 2 months. Sometimes due to a decreased amount of blood flow to the area by exposure, a portion of the bone may become rejected and will be discarded by the...

Oral Surgery: extertionof two lower wisdom teeth?, removal of wisdom teeth, anestisia
removal of wisdom teeth, anestisia, pain medication: Dipti - The amount of discomfort associated with the removal of wisdom teeth is mostly associated with the skill of the surgeon. When done properly, most patients are pain free within a couple of days. Expect that once the numbness wears off, you will have...

Oral Surgery: extraccion of impacted wisdom teeth, anesthetic effects, local anesthetic injection
anesthetic effects, local anesthetic injection, wisdom teeth: Elmer - In most cases the local anesthetic utilized contains xylocaine, but there are other local anesthetic products that do not contain xylocaine. When all local anesthetic medications are a problem, this has happened in a few patients over the years, I...

Oral Surgery: after extraction, minor salivary glands, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
minor salivary glands, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar: Jack - Ranulas are often a temporary blockage of one of the many minor salivary glands within the mouth. These lesions can spontaneously erupt releasing a mucous like liquid. Warm salt water rinses can accentuate the chance of spontaneous discharge. ...

Oral Surgery: extraction, pus drains, warm salt water
pus drains, warm salt water, penicillin: Tasha - First of all, prior to extracting an infected tooth, antibiotics are not necessary. The main thing with the extraction is to not only remove the entire infected tooth, but establish drainage so that any retained pus drains. After the surgery the...

Oral Surgery: extraction of baby teeth, partial denture, child dentist
partial denture, child dentist, deciduous teeth: Kelly - The dentist you are now seeing who advised you that the removal of the teeth is necessary due to an obvious infection and the effect on the permanent teeth is correct. The teeth need to be removed before permanent damage occur to the permanent teeth...

Oral Surgery: extraction & filling, going to the dentist, appointment
going to the dentist, appointment: Sheena - There is really no reason that an extraction and filling cannot be done at the same appointment. The filling should be done first and the extraction second. So get yourself an appointment and let them know you want both done at the same appointment....

Oral Surgery: extraction healing, bad taste in my mouth, warm salt water
bad taste in my mouth, warm salt water, cracked tooth: Ally - A good idea for control of the bad breath, now that it is about 5 days down the line, is to also rinse with a dilute solution of Listerine. Only Listerine, because it reduces the number of bacteria floating in saliva unlike other rinses. It also gives...

Oral Surgery: extraction and pregnancy, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, second trimester: Kristy - It is definitely preferred to have the teeth removed in the second trimester, but if you are having severe pain, that is not good for the child either. You need to find a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon near where you live. This type...

Oral Surgery: extraction for pregnant, local anesthetic, local anesthesia
local anesthetic, local anesthesia, first trimester: Mostafa - Extractions are safest if done in the second and third trimester. During the first trimester, the fetus is more prone to even minor traumatic or stressful episodes. Utilization of even a local anesthetic to numb the area before an extraction can...

Oral Surgery: extraction site, warm salt water, swollen glands
warm salt water, swollen glands, food particles: Michelle - First of all, pain is the main indicator of a dry socket. So without pain you really do not need to worry now. It was a mistake for your dentist not to tell you about the sutures since the sutures tend to retain food particles more and it is...

Oral Surgery: extraction site, molar extraction, teeth extraction
molar extraction, teeth extraction, doctor who: Michelle - Of course without directly examining you it is a little difficult to be certain of what is going on, but you might have a piece of bone that was broken off during the extraction trying to push out of the area or there could be an infection. ...

Oral Surgery: How should extraction site look?, warm salt water, dry socket
warm salt water, dry socket, molar: Christina - Absolutely not, your descriptions are not of a socket developing a dry socket. What you describe is quite normal. At this point you should just be keeping the area clean with a few warm salt water rinses a day. Just leave the area alone and...

Oral Surgery: extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, lower mouth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, lower mouth, salty water: Debbie - It is so difficult for me to come up with a specific problem. You need to be examined directly. I would suggest that you get an examination from an oral and maxillofacial surgeon where you live. I do not want to lead you down the wrong road....

Oral Surgery: Failed sinus augmentation, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surg
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surg, sinus problems: Priscilla - I am sure that the surgeon, if he recognized an opening into the sinus, attempted to close it. If the membrane was not repaired then, it could be done now. As far as denture it would not be as stable if only retained on one side. I have...

Oral Surgery: Fistula, incision surgery, sinus disease
incision surgery, sinus disease, oral surgeon: Lisa - Of course without a direct exam or viewing your xray films I can only give you a possible cause. The recurrence of the granulomatous tissue, which is usually indicative of a chronic infection, in the region you describe, can only be from one of two...

Oral Surgery: Fleshy bump/growth on mandibular Tori result of irritation from Night Guard, muscular relaxation, nightguard
muscular relaxation, nightguard, nightguards: Sue - I am not comfortable with you wearing a nightguard that was fabricated without considering the tori. Often, when patients have tori, the nightguards are made for the upper arch instead. These work just as well as lower and provide the same muscular...

Oral Surgery: Fleshy growth, upper denture, medicaid office
upper denture, medicaid office, kidney bean: Eneida - The growth you describe sounds like a lesion that occurs from chronic irritation. When a denture is fabricated that doesn t fully sit properly, there is a repeated movement during chewing that causes an irritation. Over time this irritation enlarges...

Oral Surgery: Food Stuck, irrigation syringe, dry socket
irrigation syringe, dry socket, getting food: Karen - If rinsing alone is not removing the food, I would suggest that you contact the surgeon. Advise his office of the problem and ask if they could give you an irrigation syringe to clean the socket. So, just don t leave it, it could cause problems....

Oral Surgery: Foul odor and taste after wisdom tooth removal., wisdom tooth removal, warm salt water
wisdom tooth removal, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Ashley - The grayish formation in the socket where the teeth were is not abnormal. That is the surface of the blood clot that is being exposed to the normal bacteria of the mouth. When the bacteria and the clot get together, you get that taste and odor...

Oral Surgery: Frictional Keratosis, wisdom tooth removal, upper molar
wisdom tooth removal, upper molar, traumatic lesions: Jerry - The dentist is California is wrong in saying that traumatic lesions caused by biting your teeth are precancerous. What they form in time of recurrent irritations is scar tissue. It is no different than chronic irritation in any part of the bone....

Oral Surgery: Blood clot after removing wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth
Oral Surgery: Blood clot after removing wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth, tea bag

Oral Surgery: Bone Chips from Jaw, gum specialist, bone chip
Oral Surgery: Bone Chips from Jaw, gum specialist, bone chip, nexium

Oral Surgery: Bone Grafts for Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets
Oral Surgery: Bone Grafts for Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, dry sockets, bone grafts

Oral Surgery: Braces/overbite, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial
Oral Surgery: Braces/overbite, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial, thankyou

Oral Surgery: baby tooth with no permanent tooth beneath, baby tooth, permanent tooth
Oral Surgery: baby tooth with no permanent tooth beneath, baby tooth, permanent tooth, bone mass

Oral Surgery: baby tooth that never came out, lingual braces, wisdom teeth
Oral Surgery: baby tooth that never came out, lingual braces, wisdom teeth, baby tooth

Oral Surgery: bad root canal????, peridontist, antibiotic prescriptions
Oral Surgery: bad root canal????, peridontist, antibiotic prescriptions, abcessed tooth

Oral Surgery: bone erosion between maxillary sinuses and gum, gum shield, fingers in my mouth
Oral Surgery: bone erosion between maxillary sinuses and gum, gum shield, fingers in my mouth, soft food

Oral Surgery: Caldwell Luc Procedure, prednisone, fungus
Oral Surgery: Caldwell Luc Procedure, prednisone, fungus

Oral Surgery: Caldwell Luc Procedure, frequent headaches, septoplasty
Oral Surgery: Caldwell Luc Procedure, frequent headaches, septoplasty, caldwell luc procedure

Oral Surgery: caldwell Luc, pediatrician, headaches
Oral Surgery: caldwell Luc, pediatrician, headaches, caldwell

Oral Surgery: caldwell luc procedure, sinuses, reply
Oral Surgery: caldwell luc procedure, sinuses, reply, large hospital

Oral Surgery: a cyst on my head, local anesthetic, left hand side
Oral Surgery: a cyst on my head, local anesthetic, left hand side, cyst

Oral Surgery: Daughter needs all wisdom teeth out AHHH!, wisdom teeth, extra money
Oral Surgery: Daughter needs all wisdom teeth out AHHH!, wisdom teeth, extra money, prudence

Oral Surgery: Exposed Bone after Wisdom Teeth Extraction, jaw bone, wise decision
Oral Surgery: Exposed Bone after Wisdom Teeth Extraction, jaw bone, wise decision, upper jaw

Oral Surgery: exposed bone after wisdom tooth extraction, painful ordeal, wisdom teeth
Oral Surgery: exposed bone after wisdom tooth extraction, painful ordeal, wisdom teeth, soups

Oral Surgery: exposed bone, wisdom teeth, dental office
Oral Surgery: exposed bone, wisdom teeth, dental office, gums

Oral Surgery: fractured maniable, bone graft, oral surgeon
Oral Surgery: fractured maniable, bone graft, oral surgeon, syracuse

Oral Surgery: Healing process after wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth
Oral Surgery: Healing process after wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth, weird taste

Oral Surgery: head cysts, cycst, top of my head
Oral Surgery: head cysts, cycst, top of my head, pus

Oral Surgery: healing socket, warm salt water, dry socket
Oral Surgery: healing socket, warm salt water, dry socket, blood clot

Oral Surgery: Impacted wisdom tooth now blood clot in my jaw, wisdom teeth, hematoma
Oral Surgery: Impacted wisdom tooth now blood clot in my jaw, wisdom teeth, hematoma, golf ball

Oral Surgery: Inside lining of mouth...chewing.., linea alba, bad habit
Oral Surgery: Inside lining of mouth...chewing.., linea alba, bad habit

Oral Surgery: Intense Post Root Canal/Crown Pain, b12 shots, nerve damage
Oral Surgery: Intense Post Root Canal/Crown Pain, b12 shots, nerve damage, blood work

Oral Surgery: impact wisdom tooth, nasal cavity, good doctor
Oral Surgery: impact wisdom tooth, nasal cavity, good doctor, sara

Oral Surgery: Jaw surgery, alternative treatment, 7 months
Oral Surgery: Jaw surgery, alternative treatment, 7 months, good luck

Oral Surgery: jaw and ear pain after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth
Oral Surgery: jaw and ear pain after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom teeth, pain killers

Oral Surgery: jaw infection, absess, boniva
Oral Surgery: jaw infection, absess, boniva, actonel

Oral Surgery: Lip Piercing Infection, piercer, antibiotics
Oral Surgery: Lip Piercing Infection, piercer, antibiotics, bactine

Oral Surgery: Lock Jaw after wisdom tooth extraction?, gum infection, going to the dentist
Oral Surgery: Lock Jaw after wisdom tooth extraction?, gum infection, going to the dentist, mouthwash

Oral Surgery: Mandibular tori & bone spurs, health food stores, bone spurs
Oral Surgery: Mandibular tori & bone spurs, health food stores, bone spurs, lack of calcium

Oral Surgery: Molar extraction, laughing gas, little at a time
Oral Surgery: Molar extraction, laughing gas, little at a time, bad stuff

Oral Surgery: major pain a month after wisom tooth extraction., wisdom tooth, back tooth
Oral Surgery: major pain a month after wisom tooth extraction., wisdom tooth, back tooth, temporary filling

Oral Surgery: minor salivary gland biopsy, critical comments
Oral Surgery: minor salivary gland biopsy, critical comments

Oral Surgery: nerve damage from root canal, sinus surgery, root canals
Oral Surgery: nerve damage from root canal, sinus surgery, root canals, nerve damage

Oral Surgery: numbness on right side of face after removal of wisdom teeth, facial nerves, nerve system
Oral Surgery: numbness on right side of face after removal of wisdom teeth, facial nerves, nerve system, trigeminal nerve

Oral Surgery: Oral surgery, paradigm shifts, protocol changes
Oral Surgery: Oral surgery, paradigm shifts, protocol changes, accurate answer

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic Surgery, bicuspids, fact cause
Oral Surgery: Orthognathic Surgery, bicuspids, fact cause, undesirable results

Oral Surgery: old wisdom tooth site, dental school faculty, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Oral Surgery: old wisdom tooth site, dental school faculty, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, new dentist

Oral Surgery: Pain in adjacent teeth after wisdon tooth extraction, wisdom teeth removal, hydrogen peroxide
Oral Surgery: Pain in adjacent teeth after wisdon tooth extraction, wisdom teeth removal, hydrogen peroxide, oral surgeon

Oral Surgery: Pain following molar extraction (not sure if there's a correlation between the two), root canal treatment, sinus pressure
Oral Surgery: Pain following molar extraction (not sure if there's a correlation between the two), root canal treatment, sinus pressure, sinus problems

Oral Surgery: Possible Osteomyelitis due to wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth, hyperbaric chamber
Oral Surgery: Possible Osteomyelitis due to wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth, hyperbaric chamber, oral surgeon

Oral Surgery: piece of bone protruding through gum, denist, gum
Oral Surgery: piece of bone protruding through gum, denist, gum, job

Oral Surgery: Removal of wisdom teeth upper jaw, wisdom teeth, molars
Oral Surgery: Removal of wisdom teeth upper jaw, wisdom teeth, molars, 10 years

Oral Surgery: Root canal of fractured tooth, pin implanted, metal allergy, dentist
Oral Surgery: Root canal of fractured tooth, pin implanted, metal allergy, dentist, screw

Oral Surgery: Root fragment inside maxillary sinus, ear nose throat specialist, ear nose throat
Oral Surgery: Root fragment inside maxillary sinus, ear nose throat specialist, ear nose throat, maxillary sinus

Oral Surgery: Second Molar extraction after wisdom tooth was removed, light wisdom
Oral Surgery: Second Molar extraction after wisdom tooth was removed, light wisdom

Oral Surgery: Second Year Molar Extraction, molars, dentist
Oral Surgery: Second Year Molar Extraction, molars, dentist, presence

Oral Surgery: Severe pain after wisdom tooth extraction, zinc oxide eugenol, antiinflammatory
Oral Surgery: Severe pain after wisdom tooth extraction, zinc oxide eugenol, antiinflammatory, muscle relaxant

Oral Surgery: Sore throat caused by infected wisdom tooth?, infected wisdom tooth, parts of the mouth
Oral Surgery: Sore throat caused by infected wisdom tooth?, infected wisdom tooth, parts of the mouth

Oral Surgery: After Surgery Headache
Oral Surgery: After Surgery Headache

Oral Surgery: Swallen Lymph Node, jaw line, lymph nodes
Oral Surgery: Swallen Lymph Node, jaw line, lymph nodes, node

Oral Surgery: Swollen Right Cheek Two weeks after Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom teeth, top bottom
Oral Surgery: Swollen Right Cheek Two weeks after Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom teeth, top bottom, dentist

Oral Surgery: Teeth extraction and dentures, southern tip, denture
Oral Surgery: Teeth extraction and dentures, southern tip, denture, teeth

Oral Surgery: Toddlers, front teeth, dentist
Oral Surgery: Toddlers, front teeth, dentist, teenager

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction Issue, upper gum, sinus surgery
Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction Issue, upper gum, sinus surgery, food tastes

Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction & subsequent gum swelling & loose neighboring teeth, bone graft material, root resorption
Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction & subsequent gum swelling & loose neighboring teeth, bone graft material, root resorption, water information

Oral Surgery: Tori - should i get them removed?, mandibular torus, professional chorus
Oral Surgery: Tori - should i get them removed?, mandibular torus, professional chorus, wisdom teeth

Oral Surgery: tooth protruding through gum, side ways, cheek
Oral Surgery: tooth protruding through gum, side ways, cheek, dentist

Oral Surgery: tori, pain killers, miserable experience
Oral Surgery: tori, pain killers, miserable experience, lower jaw

Oral Surgery: tumor removed from gum, upper gum, sinus infections
Oral Surgery: tumor removed from gum, upper gum, sinus infections, tooth roots

Oral Surgery: Waterpik after wisdom teeth/lodged food, syringe method, wisdom tooth
Oral Surgery: Waterpik after wisdom teeth/lodged food, syringe method, wisdom tooth, foul odor

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Extraction, oral maxillofacial surgeon, general anaesthesia
Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Extraction, oral maxillofacial surgeon, general anaesthesia, theatre nurse

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth and pregnancy, local anesthetic, wisdom tooth
Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth and pregnancy, local anesthetic, wisdom tooth, tooth pain

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth removal/Painful tongue, dry sockets, wisdom teeth
Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth removal/Painful tongue, dry sockets, wisdom teeth, taste buds

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth removal with sadation dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, good answer
Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth removal with sadation dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, good answer, wisdome teeth

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth removal side effects., jaw structure, overbite
Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth removal side effects., jaw structure, overbite, facial structure

Oral Surgery: wider smile
Oral Surgery: wider smile

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth extraction issues, local anesthesia, teeth
Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth extraction issues, local anesthesia, teeth, epinephrine

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth extraction and stitches in cheek, food particles, wisdom teeth
Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth extraction and stitches in cheek, food particles, wisdom teeth, sutures

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth extraction residual numbness, wisdom tooth extraction, montreal general
Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth extraction residual numbness, wisdom tooth extraction, montreal general, failure rates

Oral Surgery: face, tooth extractions, friday evening
tooth extractions, friday evening, feelings: Michelle - It is a little difficult for me to diagnose your feelings, but I think it is a good idea that you contact the surgeon to examine the area. If there is an infection that needs to be controlled now. If you have more questions, I am available...

Oral Surgery: filling, bronchial tubes, mestinon
bronchial tubes, mestinon, lung infection: Christine - The thing about myasthenia gravis and outpatient sedation is the weakness that occurs to the orophyarngeal muscles. These muscles significantly influence swallowing. When there is weakness of these muscles, instead of fluids being swallowed or...