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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oral Surgery: Drug Question, coca leaf tea, random drug test
coca leaf tea, random drug test, topical anesthetic: Vandy - Benzoylecgonine is considered a marker for the use of cocaine. There are, however, two other possible causes versus directly using cocaine and obtaining a positive test. 1) If the treatment used had a topical anesthetic. Some of those topical...

Oral Surgery: dark spot on e-xay, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, abscess tooth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, abscess tooth, bone grafts: Heather - Infection requiring an extraction usually involves a spreading of the infection deep into the surrounding bone. With periodontal disease infection, the infection can expand and be a problem. In either situation, if there is an active infection,...

Oral Surgery: dental work, dental anesthesiologist, jaw muscles
dental anesthesiologist, jaw muscles, dental work: jean - Relaxation of the jaw muscles during treatment under anesthesia would probably help. You can have dentistry done under anesthesia. You need to find a dentist who works with or is a dental anesthesiologist. You can probably find one in the yellow...

Oral Surgery: exposed mandible, wisdom tooth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: B - You only should see a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and no other type of dentist. It is a little difficult for me to tell you what is actually going on, but in the area of the wisdom tooth removal, the doctor may not have smoothed the...

Oral Surgery: exposed torus, oral maxillofacial surgeon, gum tissue
oral maxillofacial surgeon, gum tissue, bony projection: Dear Nancy, This is a very common occurrence in people who smoke, if you do stop and it wont happen. There is no other way of managing the problem beside removing the offending projectile of bone. If you do not smoke, My best advice would be to follow up...

Oral Surgery: cyst removal from area about upper incisors, cth, nlm
Oral Surgery: cyst removal from area about upper incisors, cth, nlm, hy

Oral Surgery: lingual nerve neuroma, virginia commonwealth university, oral and maxillofacial surgery
Oral Surgery: lingual nerve neuroma, virginia commonwealth university, oral and maxillofacial surgery, nerve repair

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic revision, narrow jaw, gummy smile
Oral Surgery: Orthognathic revision, narrow jaw, gummy smile, jawbone

Oral Surgery: Partial Removal of wisdom tooth to avoid nerve damage, wisdom teeth
Oral Surgery: Partial Removal of wisdom tooth to avoid nerve damage, wisdom teeth

Oral Surgery: sutures over extraction/bone graft, bone cells, oral surgeon
Oral Surgery: sutures over extraction/bone graft, bone cells, oral surgeon, bone grafting

Oral Surgery: frenectomy - 2 days nonstop hiccups, wisdom teeth removal, family prayer
wisdom teeth removal, family prayer, general anesthesia: Hello Cathy, I hope that your son s hiccups have disappeared by now. This happens sometimes after sedation or general anesthesia and have nothing to do with his surgery. Thorazine is often used to stop hiccups and is not a very strong drug and can be administrated...

Oral Surgery: Genioplasty, lower jaw surgery, peek polymer
lower jaw surgery, peek polymer, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Doug - Peek is a polyetheretherketone (PEEK) polymer and I have never heard it being used for your type of situation. Look, the type of implant used is less important than the skill of the doctor doing the surgery. A skilled and knowledgeable surgeon should...

Oral Surgery: Halitosis after bone graft, post nasal drip, oral maxillofacial surgeon
post nasal drip, oral maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft: Dear Eagerton, I am not sure of the details of your particular case to give specific advice. Your best bet would be to follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area. They are the only doctors qualified to treat and determine...

Oral Surgery: Hematoma, warm salt water, route canal
warm salt water, route canal, palate: Julie - the swelling you describe was from the needle, most likely, perforating the palatal nerve. The blood actually pushed the tissue on the palate off the bone and produced a hematoma, a collection of blood. These can take a while to resolve. As much...

Oral Surgery: Hole in roof of mouth after tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, blood vessel formation: Donald - How soon the palatal hole heals is dependent on the ability of the dentist. If he is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon that area will take about 2-3 weeks to fill in. If, however, the dentist was not skilled, it could take quite a...

Oral Surgery: lingual nerve neuroma, lingual nerve injury, micro dissection
lingual nerve injury, micro dissection, nerve repair: Hello Jesse, I know this is always a very difficult situation since nerve injury and nerve repair are not always 100% successful. Nevertheless, if your brother is still extremely uncomfortable, there are 2 options: 1-Have the surgery redone by surgeons...

Oral Surgery: lingual nerve neuroma, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, micro dissection
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, micro dissection, lingual nerve: Jesse - Of course, I was not there during the surgery to see how the continuity of the nerve was reestablished. It is possible that a recurrence of the neuroma is possible or the nerves were just too traumatized from the original injury. I am sure that...

Oral Surgery: Mandibular Labial Frenum, oral maxillofacial surgeon, labial frenum
oral maxillofacial surgeon, labial frenum, laser procedure: Dear Lynn, I am not sure of the details of your particular case to give specific advice. Your best bet would be to follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area. They are the only doctors qualified to treat and determine your...

Oral Surgery: Nasal congestion after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, yellow green mucus
wisdom tooth extraction, yellow green mucus, skin prick test: Hello Randy, The maxillary sinus is in close relationship with the nose.If you had felt that your nasal congestion had appeared just after the wisdom tooth extraction then it might be related to it. You can have congestion without having any kind of discharge...

Oral Surgery: Operation to remove sinus tissue, raw food diet, inferior turbinate
raw food diet, inferior turbinate, mercury fillings: Dear William I guess the operation you refer to is removal of the inferior turbinate of the nose also called turbinectomy and is usually performed by ENT or Oral Surgeons. Removal and replacement of amalgam fillings are usually done by a general dentist....

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery, removal of wisdom teeth, low grade fever
removal of wisdom teeth, low grade fever, warm salt water: Robert - It is not unusual for the jaw muscles to go into spasms after the removal of wisdom teeth. These spasms usually improve within a week to ten days. If your spasms have not improved, I suggest that you do the following treatments. Begin warm salt...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery Complications, gum recession, skilled surgeon
gum recession, skilled surgeon, premolar: Mollie - I am a belt and suspender doctor who does not to prematurely do procedures in infected regions until full healing has occurred. I do not agree with the redoing of the graft after the original infection. The graft then can serve as a breeding...

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic revision, facial asymmetry, upper incisors
facial asymmetry, upper incisors, gummy smile: Shannon - I fully understand your frustrations with what has occurred and an inability to find a doctor to handle your situation. My suggestion is to go to a facility or practice that is skilled and noted for such treatments. There are a few doctors in...

Oral Surgery: Pain 3 months after extractions, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeon
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeon, second opinion: Jennifer - The surgeon is just covering himself by accepting the pain now more than 3 months since the surgery. A proper inclusive exam needs to be done by an objective doctor. He sounds like he is just covering his treatments. Look I cannot be sure or...

Oral Surgery: Partial Removal of wisdom tooth to avoid nerve damage, wisdom teeth, nerve damage
wisdom teeth, nerve damage, wisdom tooth: K-chan - I wish I could tell you if leaving a portion of the tooth there was appropriate or not. It is important to remove all of the tooth, since the nerve within the remaining piece of tooth is still living and can have a breakdown and cause problems. ...

Oral Surgery: partial wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, benign cyst
wisdom tooth extraction, benign cyst, oral and maxillofacial surgery: Pamela - Having removed many jaw weakening cysts associated with wisdom teeth, I do not believe in leaving any part of a cyst associated tooth. Of course, without knowing the exact cause of the cyst and if it is directly associated with the tooth, I would...

Oral Surgery: post mandibular surgery, mandibular nerve, nerve inflammation
mandibular nerve, nerve inflammation, nerve tissue: Enzo - That knot, you describe, could definitely be scar tissue. Before massaging that area, I would speak with the surgeon. It is possible that the knot is not just scar tissue, but it could be a collection of nerve tissue, called a neuroma, that could...

Oral Surgery: post wisdom tooth lump in jaw, dry sockets, wisdom teeth
dry sockets, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Josslyn - If is, of course, a little difficult for me to tell you what is going on. Saying that, the bump on your jaw in the area of the now painful extraction site usually indicates some time of an inflammatory or infectious process. Which one is there?...

Oral Surgery: question, sliding genioplasty, screw plates
sliding genioplasty, screw plates, electric shocks: Helen - Of course, without examining you I cannot be totally sure the exact location of the bone cuts. In the area of the cuts, there is a nerve that exits the jaw bone near the tooth behind the eye tooth on both sides of the jaw. The stretching of the nerve...

Oral Surgery: Root Canal & Sinus Infection, root canal treatments, green mucus
root canal treatments, green mucus, root canal treatment: Kathleen - Depending on the extent of bone problems around the tooth, the surgery may totally correct the problem. It is important that you only see a board certified surgeon to evaluate and treat you. I wish you well and hope you feel better soon...

Oral Surgery: Root canal problem in mexico, porcelain crown, root canals
porcelain crown, root canals, plastic tackle box: Dear Lance, I am not sure of the details of your particular case to give specific advice. Your best bet would be to follow up with a board certified Endodontist in your area. They are the only doctors qualified to treat and determine your prognosis. ...

Oral Surgery: Scar tissue in mouth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, surgical orthodontics
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, surgical orthodontics, scar tissue: Debby - It is a little difficult without examining you to fully determine what might be the cause of the problem, bit the enlargement of the scar tissue on that side is totally wrong and can be a continued problem if continued irritation occurs whenever you...

Oral Surgery: Sinus perferation, pain meds, new crown
pain meds, new crown, bad smell: Hello Sir, Yes you should call an Oral surgeon ASAP because you do have a sinus perforation and using CPAP does not help the healing. The surgeon will assess if it needs to be closed right away or not depending on the size of the fistula. Also antibiotics...

Oral Surgery: Sweet taste and white substance after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Katie - First of all, I am very uncomfortable with any oral and maxillofacial surgeon who does not do follow-up appointments. No matter where the surgery is in the body, follow ups are important. As far as the taste, most likely you are having an accumlation...

Oral Surgery: sinus opening from molar extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar extraction
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar extraction, warm salt water: James - the best thing you can do to help promote healing is to be careful. No blowing of your nose, if you sneeze, do it with your mouth open, warm salt water rinses and no smoking. So your doctor was correct in his instructions, but you need to be totally...

Oral Surgery: sutures over extraction/bone graft, molar extraction, graft material
molar extraction, graft material, soft noodles: Joanne - Of course, it is not good if the bone graft leaks out or food debris gets inflamed in the socket. The surgeon, hopefully, placed a resorbable mesh on top of the graft material. That mesh is properly used to keep the graft particles from coming...

Oral Surgery: swelling, oral maxillofacial surgeon, cheek augmentation
oral maxillofacial surgeon, cheek augmentation, underbite: Dear Gene, The initial drastic swelling has come and gone minor soft tissue swelling will be present for up to 6 months following the procedure. It is best to be examined by you board certified Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon who performed this procedure...

Oral Surgery: tooth #14 removal, oral maxillofacial surgeon, dr steven
oral maxillofacial surgeon, dr steven, saxe: Dear Jen, I would highly encourage you to save your tooth but it may not be possible and depends on many factors all of which are too complicated to determine in this medium. My best advice would be to follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: Veneers or Surgery?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canals
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canals, long term solution: Miles - It is very difficult for me to accept the concept of veneers to alter an alignment. That is a lot of cutting down the teeth - that is too much work. I m not saying that a simple treatment can help, but you need to be examined by a board certified...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, dry socket: Alyssa - It is a little difficult for me to tell you the cause of the hanging clot. My suggestion, however, is not to pull the clot off. Instead bite on a piece of cause to hopefully push up the clot into the socket. In addition gentle warm salt water...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Removal PAIN, oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth removal
oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth removal, wisdom tooth: Dear Michelle P, It is possible that the tooth has a minor exposure of the root surface that may have been close to the wisdom tooth which I assume is the one with the new filling. That being said the tooth with the filling may of been close to the pulp...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth- Sealing the Fistula, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth
wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth, gum tissue: Ryan - If the sinus is lining is violated in the removal of a wisdom tooth it needs to be sealed immediately. The doctor doing the extraction needs to evaluate every socket after the extraction and should notice an opening into the sinus, if one exists....

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth out 45 days ago, still quite sore..., dry sockets, wisdom teeth
dry sockets, wisdom teeth, initial course: Dear Brian, It is difficult in this medium to be able to diagnose and give you advice for the problem that you describe. If you do not feel comfortable with your board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon I would recommend that you seek another opinion...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction recovery, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction recovery
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction recovery, warm salt water: Jessica - As you found out, it is not totally uncommon for a hole to develop at an extraction site. Keeping that area clean is important to promote healthy healing. The best thing you can do to keep the area clean to promote healing is rinsing your mouth,...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction site, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, temple area: Julie - From what you describe, it seems your healing is fairly normal. There are always sore spots, even in the best performed wisdom tooth surgeries. I don t know the instructions you were given, but now, 5 days after the surgery, you should be rinsing...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth hole that won't heal, sinus tract, wisdom teeth
sinus tract, wisdom teeth, ear nose and throat: Gisele - I, of course, without examining you or viewing xrays of the area, cannot be sure what is going on. The recurrent episodes of the blister, along with the vertigo and Eustachian tube pressure, all subsequent to the removal of the wisdom teeth worries...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth removal extended pain, wisdom teeth removal, pain meds
wisdom teeth removal, pain meds, bottom teeth: Eric - Depending on the cause of pain, some treatment to the tooth socket where the pain is coming from may be appropriate. During the healing of a tooth socket after an extraction, the normal discomfort is 5-7 days and the pain slowling decreases. The...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth removal after MRSA infection, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: It depends on the amount of time since your surgery. Although I have never seen a patient develop an MRSA infection following the removal of a tooth (the bacteria that cause that do not typically reside in the oral cavity), it is always a concern. In general...

Oral Surgery: 10 year old daughter, gum removal, gum line
gum removal, gum line, front teeth: Patrick - By age 10, exposure of, at least, a portion of the crown of the top front four teeth should have occurred. Teeth can have their eruption retarded by a number of reasons, but if the age of eruption has gone by a while earlier (upper front teeth...

Oral Surgery: #19 tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, residual infection: Nancy - The Z pac you are taking should be okay, but if necessary, e-mycin or clindamycin can be utilized. I would suggest staying with then Z-pac. Pain in teeth nearby or adjacent to the extracted teeth can be sore for a couple of days, but if more, that...

Oral Surgery: Antibiotics, wisdom teeth extractions, chest congestion
wisdom teeth extractions, chest congestion, antibiotics: Rebecca - the antibiotics alone should not affect the surgery, but if the chest congestion is still present, the wisdom teeth should be put off until the chest congestion has resolved. I suggest that you speak with the physician who prescribed the antibiotics...

Oral Surgery: Apicoectomy, scar tissue, proper evaluation
scar tissue, proper evaluation, oral surgeon: Tammy - An xray alone is not a proper evaluation of a previous apicoectomy tooth to decide if a problem still exists. Occasionally, the bone that is removed during the surgery never reforms and scar tissue invades the hole in bone. This scar tissue does...

Oral Surgery: no adult teeth under baby teeth, adult teeth, restorative dentist
adult teeth, restorative dentist, baby teeth: Lisa - I cannot tell you exactly what treatment will be done for the kids, but there are a number of facilities in Michigan that offer free dental care. The following are those closest to Lake Orion. 1) Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic - 90 West...

Oral Surgery: Blood clot physically removed 2 hrs after surgery, hello doctor, dry socket
hello doctor, dry socket, tea bag: Stephanie - Initially you should definitely try to bite on the gauze to stop the bleeding. If the area keeps bleeding, you can simply dip a regular tea bag in water, squeeze out the water and bite on it for about 10 minutes. That will stop any bleeding....

Oral Surgery: Bony Spurs, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, gum tissue: Eric - It is, of course, a little difficult for me to give you an exact answer without examining you, but there situations where the blood flow or oxygen flow to areas of the bone can decrease. With a decrease in either, some of the bone can die and actually...

Oral Surgery: baby tooth at 27, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: The implant is your best bet assuming you have enough money and enough bone to place it. It is more like a natural tooth. A space maintainer may be another option until you are back in the states where an implant would be a bit less expensive than what you...

Oral Surgery: chronic untreated oral-antral fistula, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, flap surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, flap surgery, antrostomy: Anita - If you have an opening into the sinus, an obturator will not work. It is not a sealed device and saliva, which contains bacteria, will have continued access from the mouth into the sinus. I don t know the surgeon who did your surgery, but a quality...

Oral Surgery: about cortisol, addison disease, adrenal glands
addison disease, adrenal glands, defense mechanisms: Khaled - First of all, the syndrom is not cushion but Cushings Syndrome. It is a syndrome of a patient with high levels of endogenous cortisol. Cortisol is basically cortisone. High levels of glucocorticoids, manufactured cortisol like drugs, overwhelm...

Oral Surgery: Dental Implant Consult: what to ask?, upper molar, dental fears
upper molar, dental fears, permanent bridge: Wendy - there are some simple questions you can ask that will help you make a correct decision. First of all, a bridge to replace the missing tooth should only be considered in the teeth on either side of #14, which the bridge would be attached to, they...

Oral Surgery: Dysplasia of tongue, epithelial dysplasia, beta carotene
epithelial dysplasia, beta carotene, light smoker: Hello Albert, There is really to serious treatment to prevent dysplasia other than what you already did. At this point of time, the only treatment is surgical removal of the lesions and very close follow ups. I would certainly not wait months prior to...

Oral Surgery: dental implant failure?, clindomycin, bone graft
clindomycin, bone graft, stitch removal: sarah - If the infection is superficial, then the implant itself should not be affected. If, however, the infection is in the bone surrounding the implant, then the implant could be affected. If it is just surface, the implant should be saved. You will...

Oral Surgery: dental implant versus bridge, chronic abscess, warm salt water
chronic abscess, warm salt water, bone graft: Tim - first of all, if the membrane is in place, even though it is exposed, the graft underneath should heal properly, if the doctor who placed it was a skilled surgeon. Placing implants to replace #24 & 25 is a good idea. That way the teeth next to...

Oral Surgery: disorder of thyroid gland, irregular heart beats, hypothyroidism patients
irregular heart beats, hypothyroidism patients, local anesthetics: Khaled - First of all, hypothyroid patients have no problem with local anesthetics with vasoconstrictors. Hyperthyroidism patients, however, have endogenous increased levels of sympathic substances in their blood, like epinephrine. As such, these patients...

Oral Surgery: Ear pain/wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth extraction, wild goose chase
wisdom teeth extraction, wild goose chase, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Tammy - Just because your daughter does not seem to have muscle spasms, it does not mean that the jaw relationship is not putting excess pressure on its joint that abuts the ear canal. So I don t know, but again, I think if you really want to disclain the...

Oral Surgery: Extraction and Bone Grafting, low grade fever, oral infection
low grade fever, oral infection, oral infections: Melissa - After an extraction, with or without grafting, the pain should be gone in 5-7 days. It is difficult for me to tell you if you are taking a risk without the amoxicillin. I don t know the normal bacteria in your mouth, but in general, you are correct...

Oral Surgery: Extreme pain after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, inferior alveolar nerve
wisdom tooth extraction, inferior alveolar nerve, pain pills: Dear Anthony, Obviously, it depends what kind of extraction it was and the relationshp with the inferior alveolar nerve! Sometimes, pain can be important if the extraction gets complicated. In any rate, i would avoid packing and unpacking and leave the...

Oral Surgery: Is exposed Salivary Duct Stone at high risk of infection?, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: That is in fact a risk. Removal of a stone located at the opening of the wharton s duct is a very simple procedure involving very little in the way of actual surgery. If it does not resolve on its own relatively quickly, you should see a board certified...

Oral Surgery: Is exposed Salivary Duct Stone at high risk of infection?, salivary duct stone, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
salivary duct stone, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral bacteria: Kevin - If, in fact, you do have a stone in Wharton s Duct and it has created a blockage of your duct, saliva will build up behind the stone and produce damage to the submandibular gland. At the same time, due to stagnation, oral bacteria will gain access...

Oral Surgery: Fatty tumor, gum side, fatty tumor
gum side, fatty tumor, nerve damage: Linda - The fatty tumor, a lipoma, can regrow if just a cell or two is left. Lipomas are not dangerous and are usually removed for cosmetic reasons or if they get in the way of normal function. Does that growth prevent you from functioning or does it cause...

Oral Surgery: Food after wisdom teeth extraction., wisdom teeth extraction, mac and cheese
wisdom teeth extraction, mac and cheese, warm food: Dear Matt, I am not sure of the reason for your unusual instructions. You can eat anything that you feel comfortable with there are no restrictions. You can eat softer things at first if it is more comfortable. Good Luck, Dr. Steven Saxe www.nvjawdoc.co...

Oral Surgery: chronic untreated oral-antral fistula
Oral Surgery: chronic untreated oral-antral fistula

Oral Surgery: SARPE asymetrical expansion, sarpe, three months
Oral Surgery: SARPE asymetrical expansion, sarpe, three months

Oral Surgery: follow up question on lower tooth extraction, medrol pack, cheek area
medrol pack, cheek area, clindamyacin: Nancy - Residual swelling after a long standing inflammation within the tooth and the extraction could definitely produce redundant inflammatory tissue buildup. This is actually a protective mechanism by our bodies to help prevent spread of any infection....

Oral Surgery: Genioplasty expert in Texas or California, sliding genioplasty, kevin mcbridge
sliding genioplasty, kevin mcbridge, dr kevin: Roni - I do not personally know this doctor, but I have heard that he is highly skilled. Dr.Kevin McBridge - Dallas - 214.989.3322 If for some reason you are not comfortable with this doctor or just want another opinion, feel free to contact me again...

Oral Surgery: Horizontal wisdom teeth extractions, wisdom teeth extractions, inferior alveolar nerve
wisdom teeth extractions, inferior alveolar nerve, lingual nerve: Hi AJ It really depends on every case. If the impacted teeth are not interfering with other teeth or causing any damage, they can stay imapacted and untouched. If you decided to go for extraction of the 2 lower, then yes I would have all three of them...

Oral Surgery: hard bump on cheekbone, corrective jaw surgery, cheekbone
corrective jaw surgery, cheekbone, inflammatory reaction: Justine - It is, of course, difficult for me to definitely know what is going on. It could be that the bump is from a screw, wire or plate inserted at the time of the surgery. If this is a new bump and not there before, I think it would be correct to contact...

Oral Surgery: hi, oral maxillofacial surgeon, lefort 1
oral maxillofacial surgeon, lefort 1, dear jennifer: Dear Jennifer, I would discuss these findings with your board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon who performed these procedures and your Orthodontist, and obtain a 3-D CT scan to asses the situation. There are so many factors that may be responsible...

Oral Surgery: hole in sinus cavity, sinus cavity, sinus infections
sinus cavity, sinus infections, sinus infection: Hello Vanessa, There is no question that the fistula should be closed ASAP.In addition, if you have sinus infection, a sinus exploration/cleaning should be done at the same time. Yes you should ask him to do it or refer you to somebody else. All the...

Oral Surgery: Implant or bridge, second tooth, kidney disease
second tooth, kidney disease, medical situation: Sylvia - You are very smart to question if an implant is a better or worse treatment. Of course without examining you or speaking with your physician I cannot know exactly the extent of your medical problems, but I thnk an implant is probably not the best...

Oral Surgery: Could it be an infection?Tooth extracted.. the one right before my molar, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Sounds pretty normal. The appearance of a white scab like material in a socket during the first few days is generally a normal finding. I would not be concerned unless you have increasing swelling and/or pain. Good idea to see your oral surgeon as soon...

Oral Surgery: jaw click pop after surgery, left tmj, tmj surgery
left tmj, tmj surgery, initial trauma: Hello Darci, Popping and clicking are signs of TMJ dysfunction and loss of coordination between your condyle and meniscus within the joint. You probably had some damage from your initial trauma which was not totally fixed with your second surgery. Also,...

Oral Surgery: lower jaw surgery, lower jaw surgery, muscle strains
lower jaw surgery, muscle strains, overjet: Hello Robert It seems more than normal to experience this kind of pain after only 2 weeks if in addition you are already taking solid foods and swimming! I usually do not recommend solid before 6 weeks and advise for a normal life without exercising...

Oral Surgery: Mass or Bump on my Gum, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, gum cancer: Jan - Of course, without examining the bump I cannot be sure what it is, but the fact that is tender usually indicates and inflammatory or infectious process. If you dentist is unable determine what it is now, waiting three weeks could allow it to grow and...

Oral Surgery: I'm afraid that my jaw was broken when my lower wisdom tooth was removed., glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Stephanie, Fracture of a jaw during removal of a third molar (wisdom tooth) is thankfully a very rare complication. Patients frequently notice noises though that may sound to them like cracking noises but are just the noise of an instrument slipping or...

Oral Surgery: mandibular tori, partial denture, anti inflammatory medication
partial denture, anti inflammatory medication, lower jaw: Donna - Mandibular tori are usually not a problem, unless the patient needs a denture or partial denture, which would rest on the area. The irritated spot on your tori can occur with normal function of chewing, if the food rubbed the area and caused an irritation....

Oral Surgery: maxillofacial surgeon, skilled hands, lower jaw
skilled hands, lower jaw, domestic abuse: Christina - I would love to help find you assistance in your obvriously debilitating situation. I no longer do surgery myself, but I would be happy to find a facility near you, or not too far away, that helps patients, such as yourself, with limited assets....

Oral Surgery: mouth pain, two front teeth, mannai
two front teeth, mannai, mouth pain: Hi Becky, You have the nasopalatine duct right behing your upper front teeth from which comes out the nasopalatine nerve. You have to ask an oral surgeon to see if there is some kind of inflammation there. In any rate, there is no danger to have some nerve...

Oral Surgery: Nitrous vs local anesthesia for a 5 year old, local anesthesia, laughing gas
local anesthesia, laughing gas, dentist: Dear Nur, Nitrous oxide is used to relieve anxiety and sedate patients who are non-cooperative and anxious( majority of young children). This makes the treatment comfortable for both the child and the Dentist.Check if the dentist is well trained to deliver...

Oral Surgery: Do I need an apicoectomy, vital teeth, dear tracey
vital teeth, dear tracey, xray machine: Dear Tracey, what kind of xray was that? Is that an OPG (is done with a bigger xray machine that goes around your head and gives xray of all teeth and jaws) or an IOPAR( a small xray of particular teeth only)? If it is the second one his diagnosis may be...

Oral Surgery: nerve pain, tooth number, nerve pain
tooth number, nerve pain, dentist: Dannyel - Pain after the extraction should not be the same pain as before the extraction. Nerve pain is not normal after, since the nerve is gone. The type pain after the extraction might be uncomfortable or hurting, but not the same as before. If you...

Oral Surgery: neuroanatomy of face and its relevance to orthodontics, rich blood supply, neural anatomy
rich blood supply, neural anatomy, byte alignment: Maha-nerve injury to teeth themselves can occur if orthodontic movements are attempted to quickly. With movements of the teeth and the roots, rather than just tipping the teeth, the nerve which enters the tooth at the tip of the root needs to stretch. If done...

Oral Surgery: numbness and facial tightness/pain after wisdom tooth surgery, wisdom tooth surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Beverly - First of all, spasms of the jaw muscles, producing the tight feeling is not unusual. Even the problem opening the jaw is not unusual due to the spasms. The numbness can occur if the nerve in the bone below the wisdom tooth is inflamed or traumatized....

Oral Surgery: Oral surgery, bone spur, wisdom tooth
bone spur, wisdom tooth, answer mark: Mark - Of course, without examining what you pulled out of the socket it is difficult for me to tell you if it is tooth or bone, but either way the dentist was not attentive to the socket. If she extracted a tooth, it is imperative that she completely examines...

Oral Surgery: Orange ooze months after wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water
wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water, natural drainage: Kristyn - Of course, without examining the area, it is a little difficult for me to be totally Most likely you just are having an inflammatory reaction in the area. That inflammation may be due to food or other debris trapped during the healing, but it could...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, mandibular condyle, medullary bone
mandibular condyle, medullary bone, mandible: Hadeel-the mandible in general, has a high blood flow, like most of the head neck area. I have seen osteomyelitis of both the condyle and ramus, but you are correct that it happens there less often. The blood flow to the back of the mandible in the ramus...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, dear linda, linda miller
dear linda, linda miller, pinch of salt: Dear Linda miller, Those patches are probably ulcers caused due to strong irrigation solution used by your surgeon during extraction of teeth. Rinse your mouth with warm saline(luke warm water with a pinch of salt added) 3 to 4 times a day. Also take B-complex...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery for adult tmj, ottawa ontario canada, oral and maxillofacial surgery
ottawa ontario canada, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral and maxillofacial: Brenda - TMJ problems are very difficult for many doctors. I have found an office in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, who are skilled in TMJ. I know that Ottawa is in Ontario and I m not sure if that is alright. The office is:Argyle Associates Oral and Maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: Pain in tongue, breast cancer survivor, oral maxillofacial surgeon
breast cancer survivor, oral maxillofacial surgeon, aggressive chemotherapy: Dear Rob, My best guess is that you have Trigeminal Neuralgia, there are many methods to treat it. Be sure to Follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area for a comprehensive evaluation. Check this out. http://www.howtogetridofstuff.com/health/how-to-get-rid-of-tic-douloureux/...

Oral Surgery: pain 3 weeks after wisdom teeth out, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, stomach inflammation
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, stomach inflammation, wisdom teeth: Gretchen - Ibuprofen is probably bette than just aspirin. It reduces pain more, while decreasing inflammation in the area. The only negative effect, like all medication of that kind, is that it can cause a little stomach inflammation. Acetaminophen is worthless...

Oral Surgery: popping noises etc., jaw muscles, lefort 1
jaw muscles, lefort 1, genioplasty: Jennifer - without xrays, I cannot tell if the bones have or have not healed. The symptoms you describe of clenching, headaches and popping sounds are indicative of spasms of the jaw muscles. I m not sure what you mean about your jaw getting mobile and your...

Oral Surgery: post extraction tooth pain, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment, blood blister: Stephanie - I do not accept patients from this site. If you want to have this area properly evaluated, you can tell me where you live and I ll provide names of doctors who are board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons in your area to evaluate you...

Oral Surgery: Residual tonsil glands and TMJ, post nasal drip, wisdom teeth
post nasal drip, wisdom teeth, crepitations: Hello Nelia You have 2 different problems which are totally independent. If you have chronic inflammation of residual tonsillectomy with a whitish area, then there is no doubt that this should be removed properly and analyzed. I doubt it if it is cancer...

Oral Surgery: root tip removal, tooth bridge, permanent bridge
tooth bridge, permanent bridge, root tip: Wnada - It all depends on the location of the root tip. If the root tip is associated or will be under the bridge, then it definitely needs removal now. Removal later can cause damage to the new bridge. So do yourself a favor and get the root removed first...

Oral Surgery: SARPE asymetrical expansion, upper jaw, orthodontist
upper jaw, orthodontist, lower jaw: Josh - So it seems that he probably expected the assymetry that now exists. He probably planned to correct that with the second surgery of the maxilla and the mandible. So you have to just wait until the orthodontist has primed your occlusion so the surgery...

Oral Surgery: Screws in Jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, face pain
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, face pain, chin surgery: Mike-the discomfort you are now having could definitely be from the screws placed in your chain and jaw 20 years ago. Occasionally, some screws used 20 years ago could produce oxides, like rust in steel, although they may not be steel, and these oxides can...

Oral Surgery: Sinus Lift and Implants, sinus membrane, sinus lift
sinus membrane, sinus lift, swollen cheek: Shelley - First of all, the infection after the sinus lift and implant insertions is not good. Infections can feel on graft material. Hopefully the surgeon did not perforate the sinus membrane when he did the lift. If he did, then a sinus infection could...

Oral Surgery: Surgery Cost, initial appointment, single mom
initial appointment, single mom, ball park: Hello Stephanie, It sounds like your daughter has an included canine which is something quite common. It just needs to be uncovered and brought in place. Unfortunately, I cannot give you an estimate for this as I live in Europe where the procedure would...

Oral Surgery: Swelling, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, warm salt water: Hilmar - Your dentist seems a little untrained in the proper treatment for an infection associated with a wisdom tooth. The best treatment is to have that tooth removed as soon as possible. Whether it was too long or not, that tooth needs to be removed...

Oral Surgery: swollen jowl lymph nodes, swollen lymph nodes, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
swollen lymph nodes, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, pathological exam: Leandro - the main question is why these nodes are inflamed and swollen. Lymph nodes like you describe do not occur unless there is an inflammatory condition causing the nodes to swell. Removing only one would be appropriate and a pathological exam of it....

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth extraction
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth extraction, sinus: Meghann - It is not a sinus nerve that is exposed with an extraction, but the sinus itself if the membrane that lines the sinus is torn from the extraction,if the roots of the tooth extends into the sinus. I don t like the green. You don t say the type...

Oral Surgery: tmj disorders, tmj problems, artroscopy
tmj problems, artroscopy, exact diagnosis: Yana - An MRI should disclose the position of the disc. Another approach is an arthrogram. A dye is injected into the joint and xrays are taken in the open and closed postions. I would ask the radiologist, who took the original MRI to evaluate the study...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Linda - Your description of what took place does not make sense to me. If in fact actual gauze was lost in a body cavity, I do not expect that it will just disintegrate. You don t tell me how long ago this was and what is currently going on. I doubt...

Oral Surgery: trismus, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, warm salt water, jaw muscles: Karlene - I do not personally know doctors in the Madison area, but in checking, I found an office in Madison, called Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which seems to have extensive experience in TMJ disorders. I suggest you contact them at 608-258-1961....

Oral Surgery: tumor in gums, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment, healthy teeth: Lorraine - Of course, I agree with your questioning about the need for root canal treatment when the removal of the tumor is done. I don t have xrays to be sure, but if the tumor is not from the teeth, then root canal treatment should not be necessry. Sure,...

Oral Surgery: Upper Jaw Surgery, warm salt water, jaw surgery
warm salt water, jaw surgery, front teeth: Matt - First of all, 3-4mm movement of the maxilla is not a tremendous advancement. It usually takes 4-6 months after the surgery for all of the swelling to resolve. You should now just relax. The trapped fluids from the surgery take time to drain. You...

Oral Surgery: White area around where my wisdom tooth was extracted, wisdom tooth, oral rinse
wisdom tooth, oral rinse, salt water: Rosie - It is a little difficult for me to tell you what might be there. If the area is painful, rather than trying to treat it yourself, you need to contact the doctor who removed the tooth to evaluate the area. Do not put it off. I wish you well and...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction - lower left extraction site a bit sore when chewing and odor, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Hollie - Normal is not the proper way to describe what is occurring. The extraction technique and the healing might be going well, but, most likely, food became trapped in the socket, which you were unable to remove with just rinsing. You can go back to...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth extraction care, wisdom teeth extraction, oral maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral maxillofacial surgeon, food particles: Dear Vanessa, you can go back you wont be charged. You may have an infection I cannot tell from an email. Follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area for a comprehensive evaluation. Good Luck, Dr. Steven Saxe www.nvjawdoc.com...

Oral Surgery: # 27 Molar, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, straight forward procedure
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, straight forward procedure, eye teeth: Verna-The surgical procedure to eliminate the infection at the end of the root of #27 is called an apicoectomy. This is a procedure that often cures the problem and the tooth can be saved. What I don t understand is the numbering of the tooth. #27 is actually...

Oral Surgery: Anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, pressure sensation
wisdom teeth removal, pressure sensation, local anesthesia: Alex - The removal of a bony impacted wisdom tooth can be difficult or it can be easy. Every tooth is different. Usually, in the hands of a skilled surgeon, the procedure is straight forward and is not too difficult, but there are occasionally problems that...

Oral Surgery: Antibiotics and oral surg., warm salt water, oral surg
warm salt water, oral surg, bone infection: Samantha - First of all, unless the patient has an infection or a medical condition that requires an antibiotic, that individual probably does not need an antibiotic for an extraction. If the tooth that was removed had the gum issues and bone infection you...

Oral Surgery: apecoectomy, last ditch effort, debridment
last ditch effort, debridment, front teeth: Dear David, An Apicoectomy is a last ditch effort to preserve the failing root canal treated tooth. The fact that after 2 attempts to preserve these teeth have failed is an indication that they are in need of extraction. This yearly infection business...

Oral Surgery: Bilateral Split Osteotomy, fluid buildup, jaw line
fluid buildup, jaw line, seven weeks: Todd - Of course without examining him it is a little difficult for me to be totally sure, but from your description and the moving of the hard lump down the neck, it can be from two different reasons. First of all, it could be a continuation of an expanding...

Oral Surgery: broken jaw help, temple region, jaw muscles
temple region, jaw muscles, soft diet: Sarah - Regaining strength after wearing an appliance that closes you down and will not let you open for about 6 weeks is fairly straight forward. Regaining the strength of the jaw muscles is the important factor, as long as the bone were aligned properly....

Oral Surgery: Cheek stitched to gum., removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water
removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water, gum tissue: Jessica - Well, without examining you it is a little difficult for me to be sure, but it sounds like the surgeon did what is called a releasing incision. This incision is done if the doctor is unable to stretch the tissue to gain full access to the tooth....

Oral Surgery: implants
Oral Surgery: implants

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth
Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth

Oral Surgery: Glandular Odontogenic Cyst, oral maxillofacial surgeon, oral pathologist
oral maxillofacial surgeon, oral pathologist, bone biopsy: Dear Beverly, Although I trust your interpretation of what the doctors have told you about your pathology. I would have to review the pathologic slides myself and review the history radiographically in detail to give you solid advice. Hopefully, your diagnosis...

Oral Surgery: Gum graft after anterior implant, gum graft, bone graft
gum graft, bone graft, gum tissue: Alexa- The height of the gum tissue can definitely be adjusted. With a bone graft, the height of the bone will expand and thin the gum tissue. A normal relationship, height wise and tightness to the bone and implant is very important to prevent periodontal...

Oral Surgery: gap in gums, two front teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
two front teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum tissue: Christy - the labial frenum, the skin that appears to the lip and gum together ideally attaches to the gum tissue on the front of the upper jaw. Sometimes this tissue attaches on the crest of the ridge or even to the palatal side of the ridge. When the labial...

Oral Surgery: glandular odontogenic cyst, bone biopsy, cold sensation
bone biopsy, cold sensation, loose teeth: Beverly - Of course, without examining your or viewing your 3D ICAT scan, I cannot be totally sure of the extense of the lesion and its aggressiveness. With the breakthough of the cortical plate, it does sound like the lesion might have been there for some...

Oral Surgery: Incisive Papilla pain and swelling, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, zilactin b
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, zilactin b, hard palate: Olivia - You are very wise to not accept the failed attempt of trying to correct this continuing problem. You definitely need to get an evaluation by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to determine if the hygienist stimulated a problem. ...

Oral Surgery: Infected root canal, root canal work, teeth implants
root canal work, teeth implants, tooth implants: Joanna -I too would try the simple approach to reduce symptoms by doing the apicoectomy. If done succefully the bridge will be good. As far as removing the tooth and placing an implant, that might be a good treatment, but after the removal of the tooth supporting...

Oral Surgery: implants, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, implant placement
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, implant placement, coumadin: Karl - First of all, the coumadin needs to be reduced prior to the extraction and surgery to prevent excessive bleeding. This is a common approach with those who are taking coumadin. Only a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who is skilled...

Oral Surgery: implants, approximate price range, dick dick
approximate price range, dick dick, bone graft: Dick - A decision to add bone is based on the amount of bone between gum tissue remaining at the top of the extraction socket and the sinus above. If there is adequate distance, no bone graft is necessary. That is easily determined by xrays before the extractions....

Oral Surgery: Jaw cyst treatment, oral surgeon, excision
oral surgeon, excision, root canal: Stephanie - Doing a biopsy at the time of removal seems to be the best approach. At 11 it is safe and will have little negative effects. So get the root canal and I think it should be better. You can see and endodontist to examine you and help treating...

Oral Surgery: Jaw problems, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Cesar, It is not likely that whatever symptoms you are experiencing is related to an extraction that long ago. Nonetheless, it is probably a good idea to see your oral surgeon to see what they think is going on. It sounds much more likely that you have...

Oral Surgery: leision found on catscan on Condyle bone, wisdom tooth removal, oral maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth removal, oral maxillofacial surgeon, bruxing: Dear Christine, There are many possibilities for flatening of the condyle of the TMJ. It can be related to previous trauma, by blunt force or self induced by clenching and bruxing or arthritis. CT scans can give us much information it is static we need...

Oral Surgery: lesion formed from baby tooth? With X ray, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontic brackets
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontic brackets, baby tooth: Michael - From the xray, I agree with the surgeon. If you refer back to my initial response, I too said that I do not see an infection. It seems to be the inferior alveolar nerve where it exist the bone and produces a hole in the bone. That is why it is...

Oral Surgery: low cost implants anywhere?, north monroe street, michael dds
north monroe street, michael dds, list of dentists: Marcia - First of all, let me tell you that there is often a trade off in quality and the success with dental implants when low costs are involved. The type of implants used can occasionally produce problems or they are weak. Another possible problem, with...

Oral Surgery: lower jaw tori severe pain, warm salt water, lower jaw
warm salt water, lower jaw, tremendous pain: Alredo - Removal of lingual tori (on the lower jaw) can produce some discomfort. Rather than causing tremendous pain, the area will be sore for a while, but as long as you keep the area clean after the surgery by rinsing with warm salt water, that soreness...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial, oral surgeon: Angela - There are three skilled board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons in San Luis Obispo. The following are them. 1) Dr. Eric Alltucker - (805) 541-3220 2) Dr. Adam Jantte - (805) 541-5611 3) Dr. Bruce Whitcher - (805) 541-3220 I...

Oral Surgery: Oro-antral opening, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Yani, At this point, 5 months after the extraction, it is not likely that this is going to close on its own. You will most likely need to have the area closed surgically but it requires more than just stitching . You need to be seen by a board certified...

Oral Surgery: orthognatic revision, cuspids, cosmetic reasons
cuspids, cosmetic reasons, surgical outcomes: Ann - I wish I could simply tell you that orthodontics, surgery or a combination of both would be appropriate. I am, therefore, going to provide the following names of board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons to evaluate you. Their evaluation should...

Oral Surgery: Pain after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, nicholas nicholas
wisdom tooth extraction, nicholas nicholas, source of pain: Nicholas - Of course, without examining you it is a little difficult for me to be completely certain of what is going on. Saying that, your symptoms of the pain in the other teeth and the occasional tingling, could me that the nerve is not damaged, but just...

Oral Surgery: Palatal tori removal, warm salt water, pain meds
warm salt water, pain meds, oral surgeon: Jana - Palatal tori can be quite uncomfortable due to an exposure of bone and a buildup of build up of blood under the tissue. I, obviously, was not there during the surgery and cannot see what it looks like now, but I assume the above examples of causes...

Oral Surgery: Posterior Maxillary Molar abscess with sinus involvement, sinus irrigation, sinus involvement
sinus irrigation, sinus involvement, bone graft: Karen - this type of infection, especially with its association with the sinus should not be handled by a peridontist. An extraction must be done and if there is communication already to the sinus, a careful extraction must be performed to prevent a hole...

Oral Surgery: post-extraction woes, apthous ulcer, warm salt water
apthous ulcer, warm salt water, gum tissue: Roger - I, of course, cannot be 100% sure without examining you, but the ulceration sounds like a condition called an apthous ulcer. It is not dangerous and occurs when the tissue is under stress. It does not mean that the area was abused during the extraction,...

Oral Surgery: root piece removal, proxity, anatomical structures
proxity, anatomical structures, dental student: Faisal - There is not one specific approach to removing a piece of root. The location of the root, the length of the piece and the proxity to other anatomical structures guide the technique to remove any roots. If you could, please send me a more descriptive...

Oral Surgery: Searching form help with trilingual pain, ear nose throat doctor, metro detroit area
ear nose throat doctor, metro detroit area, detroit receiving hospital: Virginia - You definitely need a fresh opinion. I am going to give you names of board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Detroit. Get in and see whichever of the following doctors you choose. In Detroit, there are no board certified oral and...

Oral Surgery: Swallowing Issues Caused by Small Lower Jaw?, small lower jaw, crooked teeth
small lower jaw, crooked teeth, social isolation: Dave-Your condition most likely is due to limited amount of room for your tongue. During normal swallowing, the front of the tongue touches the back of the upper front teeth to help seal the mouth in the swallow. The back of of the tongue help to initiate...

Oral Surgery: sinus fistula repair, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, oral bacteria: Kelly - Closure of an opening from the mouth to the sinus is not natural at all. It definitely came from the extraction. If done correctly to create a tight seal and you are careful (no blowing of your nose, sneezing only with the mouth open, keeping the...

Oral Surgery: Tooth pain after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons: Joe - Rather than describing the soreness as unusual, the doctor who removes the teeth, if not totally careful can produce the problem you describe. Is that what occurred in your situation? I cannot tell you that without examining you, but a qualified surgeon...

Oral Surgery: tongue fibroma, oral maxillofacial surgeon, dissolvable stitches
oral maxillofacial surgeon, dissolvable stitches, fibroma: Dear Mary, To begin with a LASER is a surgical instrument it has the same purpose as a scalpel or scissor all of which are acceptable instruments to remove a fibroma. Do not waste your time having a fibroma removed unless you coordinate your Dentist resolving...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth extraction
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth extraction, molar: Jeremy - You are correct that it should not be there. The dentist seems to not have checked the area after the extraction. It is a little difficult for me to tell you if that bone needs to be smoothed or remvoed, but definitely get into dentist. If the...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction and diabetes type 2, blood sugar levels, diabetes type 2
blood sugar levels, diabetes type 2, insulin shots: maria - It is imperative that your husband s blood sugars lower. At the 400 range, not only is it unhealthy for his entire well being, but it greatly decreases blood flow to the area of the extraction and that can cause infection or other problems of the...

Oral Surgery: Uneven Face, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dr chee
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dr chee, left cheek: Pam - Of course, without examining you I cannot be totally sure the cause, but often an irregular bite produces excess forces to specific muscles and that can produce changes. My suggestion is that you find an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to evaluate your...

Oral Surgery: underbite correction, oral maxillofacial surgeon, speech pathologist
oral maxillofacial surgeon, speech pathologist, jaw surgery: Dear AJ, Speech and singing can be improved as articulation improves possibly with the addition of pre- and post-operative speech therapy, in conjunction with Orthognathic surgical intervention. I am not sure of the details of your case but your Board...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth pain, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: It is not at all uncommon to be feeling some mild discomfort still two weeks after removal of your wisdom teeth. This may continue for another 1-2 weeks. The funny tasting liquid is normally some food debris that gets into the socket and causes a funny taste....

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth extraction, broad spectrum antibiotic, wisdom tooth extraction
broad spectrum antibiotic, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water: Dave - I just was informed of your question and I don t know if it was answered previously, but crepitus in the cheeks and temporal area, just like anywhere else in the body is bad. It is usually a sign of bacterial growth with gas production, usually via...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth removal, wisdom tooth removal, warm salt water
wisdom tooth removal, warm salt water, sinus pressure: Sara - You need to tell the surgeon immediately that food is going into the hole. That is a situation that immediately requires closing of that hole. It will not close on its own with food in the area. The warm salt water rinses I recommended before should...

Oral Surgery: 10 yr. old implants, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, periodontal disease
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, periodontal disease, implants: Betty - There are a few possible causes for discomfort at old implants. It could be that you have developed periodontal disease around the implants. It could be that your bite has changed and excess forces are being put on the implants. It could also mean...

Oral Surgery: 11 days after 4 wisdom teeth removed by oral surgeon, motrin 800mg, wisdom teeth
motrin 800mg, wisdom teeth, oral surgeon: Hello Lisa, You did the right things postoperatively.I think your son may have a local infection in the extraction site. I would advise to go back to antibiotics (Penicillin if not allergic) and local hygiene inclusing teeth brushing in the back of the...

Oral Surgery: APECO Surgery one week ago, apicoectomy, correct approach
apicoectomy, correct approach, root tip: Carole - In doing an apicoectomy, the surgeon needs to clean all of the infection in the bone at the end of the root of the tooth. The first thing the surgeon needs to do is to actually cut off the tip of the root involved in the infected area and have the...

Oral Surgery: Apico surgury, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sick to my stomach
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sick to my stomach, endodontist: James - By two weeks, any significant discomfort is not expected and it needs to be checked out. Contact the endodontist and if he comes up with no answers, make an appointment with a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. I wish you well and...

Oral Surgery: BONE LOSS UNDER IMPLANT, bone graft, tooth implants
bone graft, tooth implants, new dentist: Wendy - I don t want to be negative, but the problem does not sound good and it sounds like the surgeon prematurely exposed that implant before it was healed, especially with the loss of the bone. With the inflammation there now, no graft can be placed without...

Oral Surgery: bite pain after bridge placement, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, temple region: Lynn - I am sorry to tell you this, but after the extraction of a tooth and a bridge placed, there should not be much discomfort. The dentist is obviously trying to reduce the pain by adjusting your bite, but four adjustments mean something else is occurring....

Oral Surgery: bone graft, bone graft, front tooth
bone graft, front tooth, medtronic: Jody - First of all, I have not used the Medtronic bone graft and I do not know the size of the kit. Teeth # 6 and 8 are the upper right canine and the upper right front tooth. I am not in Arizona and I do not know the fees. Usually the cost...

Oral Surgery: would braces help my 12mm overjet or would I need surgery, lower jaw surgery, chin point
lower jaw surgery, chin point, overjet: Jemma - A reduction genioplasty is a relatively simple procedure that involves a simple incision in the mouth below the gum tissue. Once the chin is exposed, it can be simply repositioned to reduce its prominence. If the surgeon feels it is necessary after...

Oral Surgery: consulation with oral maxillofacial surgeon, oral maxillofacial surgeon, articulation problems
oral maxillofacial surgeon, articulation problems, jaw sizes: John - If your problem is due to a problem with jaw sizes or positions, and that is what is seems from your description, only the surgery will properly position the jaw to allow you have a new jaw position that will greatly help your pronunciations. Positioning...

Oral Surgery: cosmetic concerns, second molars, first molars
second molars, first molars, molar teeth: Nikki - It is not necessarily the second molar teeth loss that could cause changes. Basically, both the molar teeth and the eye teeth act as pillars to the bite and your facial structure. The loss of the molars or eye teeth can cause a collapse of the bite...

Oral Surgery: cracked tooth, root canal treatment, bone graft
root canal treatment, bone graft, wisdom tooth: Peg - Not really knowing many dentists in one area makes it difficult to find the best one. I don t know where you now live, but if it is near or in a large city, there might be a dental residency program in a local hospital or a dental school. You do not...

Oral Surgery: dental implants, oral maxillofacial surgeon, dental implants
oral maxillofacial surgeon, dental implants, complete examination: Dear P, All dental implants manufactured in the USA are Titanium. A board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and a General Dentist can do a complete examination and they will determine your concerns. Good Luck, Dr. Steven Saxe DMD www.nvjawdoc.co...

Oral Surgery: drill bit left in jaw, dangerous location, excessive damage
dangerous location, excessive damage, inflammatory reaction: Ilonka - Normal practice - not actually. Ideally the broken bit should be removed at the time of surgery if the surgeon knows about it. That is, unless the removal of the bit would cause excessive damage to the tissues, then the bit is left. If the...

Oral Surgery: Exercise after wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, wisdom tooth
wisdom teeth removal, wisdom tooth, dry socket: Isamaya - First of all, it does sound like a dry socket might be possibly developing or already there. I first of all suggest that your dentist irrigate the socket and treat it for a dry socket. I would avoid exercise until the painful symptoms have subsided....

Oral Surgery: Exploratory surgery-Decompressed mandibular nerve-removed canal, wisdom teeth, exploratory surgery
wisdom teeth, exploratory surgery, scar tissue: Dear Jacquie, You may wish to seek the advice or a Neurosurgeon or Neurologist. You may have Trigeminal Neuralgia that can be treated. You need to have a complete examination and determine your prognosis regarding your concerns. Good Luck, Dr. Steven...

Oral Surgery: Extraction & Bone Graft, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: This does not sound like a normal response to an extraction and bone graft but obviously I can t tell anything else without actually seeing you. I would suggest that you return to the oral surgeon that did your original surgery for a follow up visit to see...

Oral Surgery: Extraction & Bone Graft, oral maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, percocets: Dear Carol, I doubt if the bone graft was necessary, especially if it is exposed, it would of filled in on its own. From your description you probably had a dry socket which can heal on its own while you suffer through the week of pain. Good Luck, ...

Oral Surgery: Fistulas post orthagnathic procedures, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, david stanton
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, david stanton, oral and maxillofacial surgery: Marybeth - It is important that your son be examined by a different board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Rather than Children s Hospital, there are wonderful and knowledgeable surgeons at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: cracked tooth, root canal therapy, reversible pulpitis
Oral Surgery: cracked tooth, root canal therapy, reversible pulpitis, cracked teeth

Oral Surgery: Jaw growth/ returning underbite, damon braces, wisdom teeth
Oral Surgery: Jaw growth/ returning underbite, damon braces, wisdom teeth, newcastle australia

Oral Surgery: Lingual Nerve Injury after crown, nerve damage, oral surgeon
Oral Surgery: Lingual Nerve Injury after crown, nerve damage, oral surgeon, root canal

Oral Surgery: follow up on lower right gum, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, dentist visit: Erika - I could not find a specific facility or surgeon in Pennsylvania, but that does not mean there isn t one. My suggestion is to speak with the Pennsylvania Dental Association. They probably know of facilities that could help. Their number is: (717)...

Oral Surgery: foul taste in mouth, gum line, mouth odor
gum line, mouth odor, foul taste: Mary - Of course, without examining you I cannot be totally sure what is occurring. Usually, the type of bad taste and mouth odor that you describe is due to an area of bacterial growth. I am not saying it is an infected area, but it could simply be a pocket...

Oral Surgery: gum tingling, ear nose and throat doctor, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
ear nose and throat doctor, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, headache and dizziness: Ashley - I guess that a nerve injury is possible, but from your symptoms, it does not seem to be neurological. Seeing your physician is not a bad place to start. Be sure to tell the doctor, besides the tingling sensations, the headache and dizziness your...

Oral Surgery: Hard painful mass in cheek, general anesthetic, painful mass
general anesthetic, painful mass, wisdom teeth: Hello Emily, YOu should not be scared since your problem will necessarily disappear. It is probably a local infection in the socket (probably not a dry socket from what you are describing). You should help it drain by expelling the infection from the socket...

Oral Surgery: Headaches after Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction
wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, daily headaches: Saadia - I am sorry to hear about your continued discomfort after the removal of wisdom teeth. As you said, you have seen that I have explained many times that after the removal of wisdom teeth headaches, earaches and even a stiffness of the neck is possible....

Oral Surgery: Hole in had palate following surgery, massachusetts general hospital, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
massachusetts general hospital, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgery: Heather - With the opening into the sinus that your husband has, it is called an oral antral fistula, because saliva gains access to the sinus, the bacteria in saliva can cause sinus infections. Once infected that opening will not close. With the opening...

Oral Surgery: Hot flashes, oral maxillofacial surgeon, cold flashes
oral maxillofacial surgeon, cold flashes, wisdom tooth: Dear Michelle, No this is not normal. Your best bet would be to follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area to determine the best course of treatment to address your concerns. Good Luck, Dr. Steven Saxe www.nvjawdoc.co...

Oral Surgery: Hot flashes, cold flashes, wisdom tooth
cold flashes, wisdom tooth, hot flashes: Dear Michelle, hot/cold flashes is an indication of some kind of low grade inflammation in your body. Even after the extraction there might be some infection left over. Go back to your Dentist and get required investigations done and then use a suitable antibiotic....

Oral Surgery: Hot flashes, warm salt water, natural drainage
warm salt water, natural drainage, cold flashes: Michelle - I, of course, cannot be sure without examining you, but hot/cold flashes usually indicates bacteria within the blood flow. If the tooth had any infection before the extraction, the extraction alone can produce these symptoms. You need to have...

Oral Surgery: Impacted Canine Tooth, oral maxillofacial surgeon, tooth position
oral maxillofacial surgeon, tooth position, upper teeth: Dear Jaky, You would need to get a quote with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area to determine the best course of treatment to address your concerns and the economics of the procedure. The Orthodontist should charge more for cases...

Oral Surgery: implant, nerve
nerve: Karl - If I understand your question, you are asking if a tooth with a temporary crown can be extracted and an implant placed there. If that is the question, yes an implant can be placed there immediately, as long as the tooth is not infected. If the tooth...

Oral Surgery: implant, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: You will not be able to re-cover it (it usually does not hold). Put on a healing abutment and keep an eye on the implant for proper healing. Usually, it heals without difficulty but occasionally, the screw exposure is a sign of a failing implant. Time will...

Oral Surgery: infections after borken jaw, mouth thrush, weather changes
mouth thrush, weather changes, recurrent problem: Boston - Of course, you should be examined, but this time by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Marchbanks is not a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and that is the tyep of doctor you need to evaluate your situation. The...

Oral Surgery: Jaw growth/ returning underbite, excess saliva, orthodentist
excess saliva, orthodentist, bottom teeth: Graice - Simply, you are going to have to be examined by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Tell him of the discomforts you now have. Tell him of the changes in bite and facial appearance that you are not satisfied with. Have him take xrays of the facial...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Issues, wisdom teeth extraction, internal scar tissue
wisdom teeth extraction, internal scar tissue, warm compresses: Chris - Having been in practice for more than 30 years, I too have never heard that term. If there is internal bleeding, that collection of blood can become like scar tissue. That may be what the surgeon was talking about. If that is what is there, then...

Oral Surgery: Jaw nfection, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, residual infection
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, residual infection, biger: Raoul - Absolutely not. The scanner had nothing to do with the infection. The big mistake that was done was to not remove the tooth immediately and then after the extraction place you on antibiotics. The source of an infection needs to be removed. Without...

Oral Surgery: jaw lesion, maxillo facial surgeon, facial plastic surgeon
maxillo facial surgeon, facial plastic surgeon, soft tissues: Dear Robyn Walton, An Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgeon(OMF) is highly specialized to deal with surgical problems related to mouth, jaws and other facial soft tissues. So I recommend an OMF surgeon. The recovery for such surgeries can be between 7 and 14 days....

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery, stephen sachs, swain new york
stephen sachs, swain new york, columbia presbyterian: Sandra - I really do not have a personal preference, but I have heard of the repeated successes of Dr.Sachs. Dr. Eisig and the staff at Columbia Presbyterian, that he heads, are also excellent. Making a choice really is tough for me. I think, if I were...

Oral Surgery: Lefort 2, orbital rim, nasal bridge
orbital rim, nasal bridge, cleft palate: Hello, Lefort 2 is a more complex operation than Lefort I of course. But the issue is :do you need a Lefort 2? and that has to be answered by a surgeon after full diagnosis.The accuracy of moving bones is pretty much the same in any osteotomy and is done...

Oral Surgery: Lingual Nerve Injury after crown, lingual nerve injury, tip of my tongue
lingual nerve injury, tip of my tongue, nerve damage: Nadia - Porcelain crowns will have no effect on the sensations in the mouth. Therefore, they will not cause the numbness and burning sensations you are enduring. Tylenol might relieve the pain a little, but no really much. The negative aspects of it...

Oral Surgery: Lefort 2, orbital rim, fracture lines
orbital rim, fracture lines, sorry fo: Dear Mr.Ben, I did not say that LeFort II surgeries are never done to correct asymmetries. What i was trying to tell was, if the asymmetry is minimal, it can be corrected with facial implants (it can be alloplastic or autografts).as it is a simple procedure...

Oral Surgery: Management, absolute contraindications, relative contraindications
absolute contraindications, relative contraindications, warm salt water: Aradhama - Anesthesia does work on alcoholics. The main problem is that if they have been an alcoholic for some time, there ability to break down the anesthetic medication under anesthesia can be affected. As such, their anesthesia can last much longer....

Oral Surgery: Nerve injury, brett robinson, nerve injury
brett robinson, nerve injury, excess pressure: Brett - The original time I used the term was in response to someone who questioned me about Maha type of injury during orthodontic treatment. I had never heard of it, but I spoke with an orthodontist who told me it was a term used when there most likely...

Oral Surgery: ONJ, Zometa and tooth extraction, stage 4 breast cancer, prophylactic medication
stage 4 breast cancer, prophylactic medication, wisdom tooth: Alwyn - The problem with an extraction is more often due to the Zometa. Of course preventing infection or breakdown of the teeth is the ideal approach, but if the tooth breaks down and an infection ensues, there is no choice. The tooth would need to be...

Oral Surgery: Oral bone spur, bone spur, bone spurs
bone spur, bone spurs, wisdom teeth: Kara - Without examining you it is a little difficult for me to be sure, but the recent growth of the spur could definitely occur from the hormonal changes that occur in pregnancy. I am a little bit not sure of the location of the spur. Is it on the roof...

Oral Surgery: Pain and recovery time for dental implants with sinus tapping, dental implant surgery, failed crown
dental implant surgery, failed crown, bone graft: Dear Nicole, Dental Implant surgery is a very safe and atraumatic surgery done with sophisticated physiodispencers and drills. so the pain you experience post operatively is minimal and easily controlled with regular pain killers. You don t even haven to...

Oral Surgery: Pain when trying to open mouth?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw muscles
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw muscles, jaw clicking: Tiffany - You did not give me excess information. Your description pretty much tells me what is going on. First of all, you have endured a butchered extraction attempt by a dentist who was not very skilled in surgery. With the difficulty, he should have...

Oral Surgery: Palete expander, palatal expander, cashier
palatal expander, cashier, supermarket: Jeremy - Well, the palatal expander can definitely take some time to get use to. Your tongue may have a little difficulty working initially and your speech might be altered, but within a week to ten days, you should be able to talk without problems. So be...

Oral Surgery: Post-Apioectomy Tissue, apioectomy, root canals
apioectomy, root canals, gum tissue: Megan - The doctor was not incorrect, the apicoectomy was probably the correct treatment, but their surgical approach shows their lack of surgical skills. Instead of the incision they made around the necks of the teeth on the gum, an eliptical incision is...

Oral Surgery: pain after implant restoration, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, toasted bagel
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, toasted bagel, gum problems: DP -Just because you cannot stimulate the discomfort, other than biting into a thick item, it does not mean that the implants are good. The forces generated within biting into something is much more than just tapping or pushing on the teeth. The angulation...

Oral Surgery: post dental complications, mercury fillings, biological dentist
mercury fillings, biological dentist, nerve problem: Judy - I just don t get it! No knowledgeable doctor would remove bone anywhere near an implant. Drilling out bone, even if it is necrotic is wrong. The heat of the bur cutting the bone will only create more necrotic bone. That would definitely threaten...

Oral Surgery: post implant abscess, gum abscess, implant insertion
gum abscess, implant insertion, bone graft: Kebby - Unfortunately, this is a natural reaction. Implant insertion with an existing infection is a framework of failure. An implant is never inserted, especially with the use of a bone graft in an infected site. The bacteria uses the medium, of a bone...

Oral Surgery: How to Restore Vertical Heigh, first molars, teeth extraction
first molars, teeth extraction, dental implants: Hello Rhonda, I perfectly understand your problem. Yes teeth extraction can lead to a flatten face with the kind of unwarranted esthetic results that you are experiencing. 2 options are offered to you: 1- Doing opposite orthodontics to reopen spaces and...

Oral Surgery: Sinus hematoma, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, potassium clavulanate
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, potassium clavulanate, wisdom teeth: Michael - An oral antral communication occasionally occurs, but it is important for the doctor who removes the tooth to follow it closely and if symptoms, like yours occur, to repair the opening and clean the sinus. It is not a complication that is advised...

Oral Surgery: Still have extreme overbite after surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon, overbite
oral maxillofacial surgeon, overbite, jaw surgery: Dear Jenna, Your question is very complicated to answer without models, xrays and an exam. Your best bet is to follow up with both a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and Orthodontist in your area for a complete work up. Good Luck, ...

Oral Surgery: sinus drainage+extreme pain after oral surgery, sinus membrane, sinus drainage
sinus membrane, sinus drainage, sinus lift: Gwen - Let me tell you that I have really never heard of a sinus tuck. I checked online and likewise, nothing is mentioned of that procedure. If, however, what occurred was that the surgeon elevated the sinus membrane and place a graft to increase the amount...

Oral Surgery: sloughing bone ridges, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Basically, if the area does not feel loose, the only other option other than waiting it out is to see a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in order to have a surgical procedure to remove it. This requires opening the gum tissue in that area and...

Oral Surgery: TMJ bump, byopsy, biopsy results
byopsy, biopsy results, facial nerve: Dear Magdalena, It is extremely difficult to diagnose the condition without examining you clinically and radiologically. You don t have to worry about facial nerve damage with such fine needles.Let me know once your FNAC biopsy results are with you. Good...

Oral Surgery: Does my vertically impacted tooth have to be removed?, oral maxillofacial surgeon, fear of needles
oral maxillofacial surgeon, fear of needles, gum line: Dear Olivia, The tooth will not come in you are finished growing at this point. Your best bet would be to find a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon associated with a school of Dentistry in your area to have a complete examination and they will...

Oral Surgery: White Tissue on gums after bone graft, bone graft surgery, gum tissue
bone graft surgery, gum tissue, white gum: Hello Amanda, It is hard to tell without seeing you! But white tissue usually means non vascularized tissue leading to dead gum again. The fact that your graft was exposed dos not have a good prognosis on its long term viability. Meanwhile, keep your mouth...

Oral Surgery: WIsdom tooth, wisdom tooth, tooth socket
wisdom tooth, tooth socket, dry socket: Dear Isamaya, Dry socket is nothing but an infection of exposed bone of tooth socket after tooth removal. Foul smelling pus is an indication of infection and you need to consult your Oral surgeon as early as possible and start a suitable antibiotic. Regards...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth, natural sensations, wisdom teeth
natural sensations, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Brian - First of all, nothing, at all, should be done for about 2 months. Any nerve that is traumatized, usually just from touching it, takes time to heal. That healing usually begins with an itching, burning or even minor shocks until the natural sensations...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth with a cyst, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Hard to answer your question about healing process since I don t have any idea how involved your cyst is. In most circumstances, it should not be much different than the normal wisdom tooth healing process which I have answered previously in other answers....

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction problem, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: This will most often go away on its own given some healing time. If not, you need to go back to the original oral surgeon who can tell you what to do about it. Make sure to keep up your hygiene in the area by brushing the actual gum tissue which should help...

Oral Surgery: 3 month post op. oral surgery, lower jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
lower jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, poor alignment: Alicia - There are a number of board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the Oahu area. It might be a good idea that you get a second opinion from a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in the area. There are a few and I am going to provide...

Oral Surgery: #31 removed > graft put in> alot of lingering pain, bone graft, mouth restoration
bone graft, mouth restoration, amoxcillin: Marilyn - Of course, without examining you, it is a little difficult for me to be completely sure what is occurring in your situation. The pain you are enduring could be directly from the trauma of the extraction, it could be from the development of severe...

Oral Surgery: ameloblastoma, weill cornell, david behrman
weill cornell, david behrman, skilled doctors: George - Without examining you it is difficult for me to tell you if scraping alone is the cure for your situation, that is not a common successful approach with ameloblastoma. I am going to suggest that you make an appointment with either of the following...

Oral Surgery: Bacterial Infection, stomach upsets, bacterial infection
stomach upsets, bacterial infection, oral surgery: Brian - Stomach upsets can definitely occur after oral surgery, under anesthesia or on antibiotics for a prolongued period of time. The normal bacterial relationships change in all those situations and that can cause your symptoms. You should speak with...

Oral Surgery: Bone fragments coming out of jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone fragments
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone fragments, jaw bone: Jamie - You don t state the type of dentist who has been examining you. It is important that only a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon examine you. With the recurrent bone fragments a CT scan, at least, needs to be done. An MRI may also be important....

Oral Surgery: Bone Protrusions, split pea soup, wisdom tooth
split pea soup, wisdom tooth, green discharge: Ann - It definitely sounds like this dentist is not honest or caring for his patients. He should be helping you to feel better and provide the denture you have already paid for. You have a couple of option. Yes you can go to a different dentist and pay...

Oral Surgery: bone resorbtion, zygoma implants, bone resorption
zygoma implants, bone resorption, upper denture: Hello Karen, Your son is absolutely right. It is called Wolff s Law. Unfortunately, the only 3 options are: 1-Full dentures 2-Bone graft reconstruction with further implants placement 3-Zygoma implants The last 2 options will of course be very...

Oral Surgery: Chronic Sinus Pain After Jaw Surgery, maxillary antrostomy, maxillary sinuses
maxillary antrostomy, maxillary sinuses, sinus pain: David - I am not an ENT doctor, but being an oral and maxillfacial surgeon who has done many maxillary surgeries where the sinus was involved, I have seen some sinus related issues after the surgery. The surgery done by the ENT doctor, which did not fully...

Oral Surgery: Cracked or Broken Tooth, How Long To Wait, customer service supervisor, poor customer service
customer service supervisor, poor customer service, lack luster: Dear Karen, Call your insurance company, demand to speak to a customer service supervisor, and tell them that you cannot get an appointment for 2 weeks and this is poor customer service. You are in pain and this is an emergency which can lead to hospitalization...

Oral Surgery: getting dentures, dental knowledge, wisdom tooth
dental knowledge, wisdom tooth, front teeth: Rene - I wish I could tell you that there is a simple inexpensive pathway to getting your dental needs done, but there is not. I did a little research online about the various allegedly low cost dental facilities, but many of them, I am sure are just come...

Oral Surgery: Drill Bit was left in soft tissue and now I am having sharp pains running down my jaw line and up into my ear. Why and what can I do to stop this?, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Heather - First of all, the dentist should have definitely known that a piece of his drill bit broke off. He may not have know where it went when it broke off, but he should have taken xrays or sent you immediately to have xrays taken to define the location...

Oral Surgery: extreme pressure and temperature sensitivity following deep cleaning and fillings, root canal specialist, gum recession
root canal specialist, gum recession, gum specialist: Karen - I think seeing and endodontist first is not a bad place to start. If that doctor cannot arrive at a cause, then seeing a gum specialist may help. That type of doctor is often exposed to patients who arrive at gum recession after treatment, causing...

Oral Surgery: Reverse sliding genioplasty, jamali, photos
Oral Surgery: Reverse sliding genioplasty, jamali, photos

Oral Surgery: tooth extration and removing bone
Oral Surgery: tooth extration and removing bone

Oral Surgery: facial pains, oral maxillofacial surgeon, rightside
oral maxillofacial surgeon, rightside, dr steven: Dear Renee, I cannot begin to tell you the answer to your question without giving you an exam. I would highly encourage you to seek a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area. You may have Trigeminal Neuralgia. Good Luck, Dr. Steven...

Oral Surgery: Head and Neck Cancer, head and neck cancer, bone lesions
head and neck cancer, bone lesions, cancer question: Hello Kevin the MRI cannot miss a lesion detectable by MRI. Obviously as mentioned previou@sly a CT scan could be indicated for bone lesions. From what you are telling me, this sounds more like trigeminal neuralgia more so than TMJ. It seems to be affecting...

Oral Surgery: Implants after extractions, extractions, dentures
extractions, dentures, denture: Tina - The use of the traditional implants for support of dentures is definitely important. Many dentists, who are not totally aware of the healing necessary and try to rush cases, will use the mini implants or place implants and try to use them in a short...

Oral Surgery: jaw pain, sinus membrane, sinus pressure
sinus membrane, sinus pressure, cheek bone: Daniela - Of course, without examining you or viewing xrays of the area, it sounds like during the original apicoectomy, the surgeon perforated the sinus membrane (a thin membrane that lines the sinus) in cutting the tip of the root. It now sounds like your...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Pain after Extraction, first thing monday morning, cracked tooth
first thing monday morning, cracked tooth, new bridge: Shenna - Of course, without examining John I cannot be totally sure, but it seems that the dentist is incompetent and unskilled. To fist of all create a bridge that broke apart two years after it was placed is wrong. That bridge, if planned properly, should...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Surgery to Restore Facial Look, bicuspid teeth, facial changes
bicuspid teeth, facial changes, teeth extraction: Hi Patrick, I perfectly understand your problem. Unfortunately,quite often 4 bicuspid teeth are extracted to make more room in the mouth and align the remaining teeth. This results in most cases in flattening of the face as you described it.It is not the...

Oral Surgery: how do you know if you have an infection after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, oral maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral maxillofacial surgeon, dr steven: Dear Ed, You would have increased pain, swelling, pus and redness. I would highly encourage you to seek an exam by a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area if you question your doctors approach to care. Good Luck, Dr. Steven Saxe...

Oral Surgery: Lip Piercing Infection, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm soaks
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm soaks, warm salt water: Shanaya - Antibiotics are appropriate. Amoxicillin is an appropriate one, which should help, but you need a full 10 days worth of medication. If less, the bacteria can cause the infection to spread. So keep up the warm salt water rinses for 4-5 minutes,...

Oral Surgery: Lower Lip asymmetric movement, sensitive nerve, facial nerve
sensitive nerve, facial nerve, hello doctor: Hello Jinhee, It is difficult to give you a definitive answer without seeing you. If you see any asymetric movement when moving your lips, it is due to damage or stretching of the facial nerve, a different nerve from the one involved in intraoral vertical...

Oral Surgery: Lefort 2, orbital rim, nasal bridge
orbital rim, nasal bridge, cleft palate: Hello, Lefort 2 is a more complex operation than Lefort I of course. But the issue is :do you need a Lefort 2? and that has to be answered by a surgeon after full diagnosis.The accuracy of moving bones is pretty much the same in any osteotomy and is done...

Oral Surgery: Loss of sensation to gum after impacted canine extraction, loss of sensation, nasal cavity
loss of sensation, nasal cavity, oral cavity: Dear George, It is very sad to know that your girl friend is going through all this. With the kind of description you had given, it is very clear that the surgery did not go well.However, I can tell you the exact reason of this problem and the probable solution,...

Oral Surgery: Lump, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Elaine, Although most of these type of lesions turn out to be dental in nature (ie from an infected or damaged tooth), it is still not a good idea to ignore it. Despite your financial concerns, I would recommend seeing a board certified oral surgeon as...

Oral Surgery: Lupus/Sjogren's Deteriated Teeth, sjogren s syndrome, deteriated
sjogren s syndrome, deteriated, parotid gland: Ashley - I am often asked to come up with suggestions for treatment in patients who do not have the finances to do the work. In every state there are clinics and facilities to help patients with lower incomes. I have a suggestion. Contact a local dental...

Oral Surgery: Maxilar Monostotic Fibrous Dysplasia, fibrous dysplasia, teeth implants
fibrous dysplasia, teeth implants, maxillary sinus: Hello Marco, Although it is very difficult to assess without Xrays and CT scans, I would also try to be conservative at the beginning perhaps removing the part extending in the sinus and using a probe to freeze the lesion (Cryosurgery) which will not...

Oral Surgery: Minor tonge tie, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, general anaesthetic
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, general anaesthetic, general anesthetic: Steven - I m not sure sure I understand what your question about the tongue tie fall under General Anesthetic mean. If you are asking if a general anesthesia is necessary to remove the tie, the answer is no. A simple local anesthetic injection will get...

Oral Surgery: Mouler effects, oral maxillofacial surgeon, narcotic pain medicine
oral maxillofacial surgeon, narcotic pain medicine, dr steven: Dear William, I do not think that she could loose that much blood from an extraction that would cause her to be dizzy. It may be from the narcotic pain medicine, if not go to the emergency room for a complete work up. I would also encourage you to seek...

Oral Surgery: Nerve/Scar Tissue - Tongue Surgery, scar tissue, nerve damage
scar tissue, nerve damage, tip of my tongue: Hello Gibson, The laser musy have done some damage to your nerve, difficult to tell to what extent without seeing you! I would definitely try to get a second opinion physically and make sure all the scar tissue has been removed. Sometimes cryosurgery can...

Oral Surgery: Occlusal guard for jaw pain after orthognathic surgery, ear lobes, muscle spasm
ear lobes, muscle spasm, jaw muscles: Kit - I am so sorry to hear about the obviously uncomfortable period you are enduring. Your type of situation is a little difficult for me to fully diagnose over the internet. Yes it could totally be muscular, but the cause may not have been fully addressed....

Oral Surgery: Possible Condensing Osteitis?, dull ache, endodontist
dull ache, endodontist, oral surgeon: Marissa - Look, adult acne is often due to stress, at least what I have read. So if stress is your cause of the grinding and clenching of your teeth, then acne is probably common. I don t like to guess if either the osteosclerois or cementoblastoma is...

Oral Surgery: Pregnancy after orthognathic surgery, muscular spasm, calcium deficiency
muscular spasm, calcium deficiency, state of depression: Dear C, It is difficult to comment on your condition over this limited forum without examining you clinically and radiographically(xray).However, pain on opening and closing mouth may be due to many reasons, of which improper occlusion after orthognathic...

Oral Surgery: Prophylactic Augmentin after Implant, oral maxillofacial surgeon, watery diarrhea
oral maxillofacial surgeon, watery diarrhea, augmentin: Dear Lawrence, I would highly encourage you to seek medical attention you may have pseudomembranous colitis, discuss this with your board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area if you question your doctors approach to care. Good Luck,...

Oral Surgery: Reverse sliding genioplasty, soft tissues, pointy sticks
soft tissues, pointy sticks, loose skin: Unhappy - It is a little difficult for me to tell you what can and what cannot be done. Seeing a different doctor is not a bad idea, but I don t know of one is Europe. In the eastern U.S. I would suggest a Dr. Stephen Sachs in Lake Success, New York. (516)...

Oral Surgery: root of tooth pushed up into sinus, maxillary sinuses, hospital appointment
maxillary sinuses, hospital appointment, back tooth: Dear Joseph, It is unfortunate that such thing happened with you.However, this sometimes happen inspite of extreme care from the surgeons part as these teeth are very close into the maxillary sinuses. These root pieces from sinus can be easily removed by...

Oral Surgery: Severe tooth/gum deformity- where can I go for information?, florida health science, black sheep of the family
florida health science, black sheep of the family, health science center: Kae - I wish I could simply give you a clinic where doctors provide examinations and treatment without asking for money. Unfortunately, in this day and age, with the financial problems there are, not many facilities will treat patients for minimal fees. ...

Oral Surgery: serve pain & pressure in cheek bones and jaw after wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, strong pain killers
wisdom teeth removal, strong pain killers, sinus cavity: Jacquii - Of course, without examining you I cannot be totally sure what is occurring, but the pain you are suffering from could be from the lower extraction producing a severe inflammation called a dry socket. If so. the surgeon might need to irrigate the...

Oral Surgery: Sinus membrane issue, sinus membrane, root canal specialist
sinus membrane, root canal specialist, root canal treatment: Woody - If the endodontist, when he did the root canal treatment, perforated the sinus membrane, he could have caused sinus inflammation. The endodontist might have missed an accessory nerve canal, but he may have perforated the sinus membrance doing the...

Oral Surgery: surgert, oral maxillofacial surgeon, sinus pressure
oral maxillofacial surgeon, sinus pressure, cheek bone: Dear Daniela, You probably have Trigeminal Neuralgia and have had it all along. Your best bet would be to follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area for a complete exam. Good Luck, Dr. Steven Saxe www.nvjawdoc.co...

Oral Surgery: TMJ and violent assault., emotional scars, violent assault
emotional scars, violent assault, perfect smile: Hello Acasha, There is no reason for you to be scared about and there always will be options. It seems like your surgery is recent so you should let things settle down before doing anything else. At least a good 6 months for a total healing and reevaluation...

Oral Surgery: tongue biting, swollen tongue, glossectomy
swollen tongue, glossectomy, massive stroke: Hello Louise, I tried to look into all kind of possibilities but unfortunately I don t see any conservative one other than those already used. I am sorry I am not able to help in the case of your daughter and do hope she gets better over time allowing...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, oral surgeon, granuloma
oral surgeon, granuloma, tooth extraction: Hello Dorothy, It might just be a small cyst or granuloma which often occurs when a tooth is infected. Probably, your dentist was not able to remove it and is sending you to the oral surgeon for this or to have an opinion. I would not worry about it at...

Oral Surgery: tooth extration and removing bone, bone fragment, emergency dentist
bone fragment, emergency dentist, white as a ghost: Lacie - It is absolutely a responsibility of the doctor extracting the tooth to smooth any sharp bony edges or irregular shaped bone which could cause an irritation. Now that the area has been smoothed, has the pain gone away? I hope you are feeling better....

Oral Surgery: torus surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon, dear ellie
oral maxillofacial surgeon, dear ellie, roof of mouth: Dear Ellie, I cannot begin to tell you the answer to your question without giving you an exam. I would highly encourage you to seek a second opinion by a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area if you question your doctors approach to...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth extraction site question, wisdom teeth extraction, dry socket
wisdom teeth extraction, dry socket, oral surgeon: Will - Of course without examining you it is a little difficult for me to tell you what actually is there, but the white area could be the formation of new cells in the healing process. The white area could also be bone. It is not a dry socket, otherwise...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth extraction recovery time, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth extraction recovery: Sandra - At this stage, twelve days since the extraction, you should not still be having sharp pains. You can simply begin warm salt rinses for a full five minutes, 4-5 times a day and that may help to improve the situation, but at this stage, you need to...

Oral Surgery: zygomatic reduction surgeon, plastic surgery institute, kahn richard
plastic surgery institute, kahn richard, sutter st: Michael - I personally do not know any doctors in the bay area that perform xygoma reduction surgery. The following is a list of those surgeons who are advertised as doing such surgery. Dr Toth, Bryant 2100 Webster St #424 SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115...

Oral Surgery: 4 months post op orthagnathic surgery, open bite, oral surgery
open bite, oral surgery, saxe: Dear ms. Cano Your surgeon is correct it is too early to make any conclusions one cannot make any final determination until 6 months to 1 year has passed. So be patient and follow your surgeons instructions Good luck, Steven Saxe DMD Www.nvjawdoc.com...

Oral Surgery: "believe i'm pregnant and had my wisdom extracted", local anesthesia, obstetrician
local anesthesia, obstetrician, first trimester: Karla - Look, most do not get side effects during pregnancy from the medications or the surgery, but to make sure, doctors avoid surgery in the first trimester, unless it is an emergency, and they do not prescribe those antibiotics. My suggestion is for you...

Oral Surgery: caldwell luc, caldwell luc procedure, polyps
caldwell luc procedure, polyps, hyperplasia: Hello Lauren, Yes Lauren you are right, a caldwell-Luc procedure is a bit more invasive than endoscopic surgery but much more efficient in your case where you have numerous polyps. Risks are really minimal and you mighy experience some postoperative discomfort...

Oral Surgery: caldwell luc, caldwell luc procedure, sinusotomy
caldwell luc procedure, sinusotomy, skilled surgeon: Lauren - I fully understand your concern. What I have seen, when endoscopic sinusotomy is done, is that there is somewhat of a limited access to remove the polyps or other inflammatory tissues in the sinus. So when there is expected to be areas that cannot...

Oral Surgery: Dental surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, pain killers: Dear Scott, It can be normal to experience these sensations for a period of time. My best advice would be to follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area for a complete exam. Good Luck, Dr. Steven Saxe www.nvjawdoc.co...

Oral Surgery: Drill piece in gum near sinus after root canal (x-ray incl), titanium nickel, gum surgery
titanium nickel, gum surgery, canal x: Dear Betza, I can understand your worry and desperation. The instrument does t seem to be in the sinus from this xray. If you have no pain and swelling right now, just ignore it until your appointment with your surgeon. Generally, instruments are sterile...

Oral Surgery: Drill piece in gum near sinus after root canal, titanium nickel, gum surgery
titanium nickel, gum surgery, endodontist: Betza - First of all it is a little difficult to determine if the drill is actually in the sinus. The picture is a two dimensional film and it does not portray the depth of the drill. The main risk involves the sinus, if it is perforated or if access to...

Oral Surgery: Dry socket-medicated gauze, wisdom tooth extraction, dry socket treatment
wisdom tooth extraction, dry socket treatment, warm salt water: Yus - Your dentist made a mistake by inserting the dry socket treatment without symptoms. Fortunately, the dressing did not cause a problem. The best thing you can do now is to just keep the area clean with warm salt water rinses and you do not need to...

Oral Surgery: extractions and headache, mild headache, root canals
mild headache, root canals, jaw muscles: Gobind - Of course, without examining you I cannot be totally sure, but the headaches you describe are often associated, not from a tooth, but from spasms of the jaw muscles. Without examining you I cannot be sure, but if the headaches are in the temple region,...

Oral Surgery: Hard oral nodule, hypocondria, oral surgeon
Oral Surgery: Hard oral nodule, hypocondria, oral surgeon, xrays

Oral Surgery: holes in soft palate, midline, dentist
Oral Surgery: holes in soft palate, midline, dentist, anatomy

Oral Surgery: SLIDING GENIOPLASTY, jamali, photos
Oral Surgery: SLIDING GENIOPLASTY, jamali, photos

Oral Surgery: Upper Jaw Reversal, nasal regurgitation, speech impediment
Oral Surgery: Upper Jaw Reversal, nasal regurgitation, speech impediment, jaw surgery

Oral Surgery: facial nerve pain, facial nerve pain, muscles of the face
facial nerve pain, muscles of the face, wisdom tooth: Susan - Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure the cause of your pain, but from what you describe, the muscles of the face and jaw could be going into spasm and precipitating the pain. I think seeing a different surgeon might be a good idea to...

Oral Surgery: Hard oral nodule, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, cheek area: Cathy - There are a number of different possible causes of the swelling. It is difficult with what you describe to diagnose it. You need to see a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to properly diagnose the area. In the interim, begin warm salt...

Oral Surgery: hard swelling and pain afterjaw surgery in 1998, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, pin removal
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, pin removal, jaw surgery: Michele - Depending on the location of the pin, it can usually be removed. The main reason it might be difficult to remove is that its removal could cause excess jaw damage. I, of course, cannot tell you if that would happen without examining you. You...

Oral Surgery: holes in soft palate, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, soft palate
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, soft palate, acid reflux: Edith - I need a little more information, since many people have small anatomically normal “holes” or indentations on the roof of the mouth. Unfortunately, hygienists are not good diagnosticians or know many anatomical irregularities. My suggestion to truly...

Oral Surgery: Maxillofacial Surgery/ other options, maxillary hypoplasia, mandibular hypoplasia
maxillary hypoplasia, mandibular hypoplasia, quality hospitals: Amber - I fully understand your apprehension. There are a number of highly skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons in private practice and associated with an oral and maxillofacial surgical residency at quality hospitals and educational institutions. These...

Oral Surgery: Missing gauze from wisdom tooth socket, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth
wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth, tooth socket: Lisa - Not being able to examine your daughter it is a little difficult for me to tell you what definitely needs to be done, but it is not uncommon at all for a small piece of gauze placed into a tooth socket, during the early healing period, to fall out....