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Oral Surgery: canine teeth need to come down without braces!, canine teeth, surgical approach
canine teeth, surgical approach, root canal: Carrie - Exposing the canines and pull them down slowly with an attached chain, is the best approach. It will allow the bone, which holds the tooth in, to become dense and stable. When the tooth is just surgically repositioned, the nerve will usually be...

Oral Surgery: Dental Implant Failure, teeth implants, bone graft
teeth implants, bone graft, dental floss: Britta - If there is no mobility at all with the implant, a graft can be done, but only after the stimulus to the development of the problem has been found and fixed. At that stage and after a month or so, a graft can be tried. If, however, there is even...

Oral Surgery: Dental Implant sutures, bone graft, dental implant
bone graft, dental implant, different materials: Brent - Of course I cannot be there to examine you, but there are a few different materials used that can give the appearance you describe. Usaully, as long as the dentist did not place a bone graft, the material just soaks up the blood and encourages an...

Oral Surgery: drainage through teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problem
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problem, oral bacteria: Wanda - An oral and maxillofacial surgeon should definitely be able to culture the drainage. With the number of oral bacteria in saliva, a culture by a lab should be able to specifically define the drainage contents. I think you are now on the correct...

Oral Surgery: Do I have a dry socket?, warm salt water, oral bacteria
warm salt water, oral bacteria, wisdom teeth: Haley - You are wise to get that syringe. It is important to use warm salt water with the syringe, but do not squirt hard. Too hard of a squirt can slow the healing. It should take anywhere up to a couple of months before the hole closes completely. ...

Oral Surgery: Extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth fragment
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth fragment, shanton: Shanton - No! The nerve in the jaw was damaged from the extraction. Leaving the remaining part of the tooth was totally wrong and can produce problems in the future. It sounds like a general dentist extracted the tooth. My suggestion is that you make an...

Oral Surgery: exposed bone in lower jaw, loose fragments, warm salt water
loose fragments, warm salt water, strict regimen: DJ - The tissue will definitely grow back, but it may take a little time until all the inflammation has resolved. If the source of the problem, the bone splinters or any other loose fragments, were removed, it should heal. So keep up the rinsing and I think...

Oral Surgery: Facial Pain, atypical trigeminal neuralgia, seizure meds
atypical trigeminal neuralgia, seizure meds, teeth and gums: Karen - I am so sorry to hear that you have suffered so long with the pain. I don t mean to make you upset, but removing the nerve is an option, but just numbing the area first before removal would truly show if the surgical removal would work. Well now...

Oral Surgery: Financing jaw surgery, cosmetic package, stomach problems
cosmetic package, stomach problems, getting insurance: Bella - Just like financing the purchase of an automobile, the company who provides the financing is good if you make your payments on time. I have not heard of any specific problems with this company. Another approach to getting insurance coverage is with...

Oral Surgery: Broken jaw now infected 8 months later
Oral Surgery: Broken jaw now infected 8 months later

Oral Surgery: canine teeth need to come down without braces!, oral surgeon, canines
Oral Surgery: canine teeth need to come down without braces!, oral surgeon, canines

Oral Surgery: Facial Pain, sinus surgery, nerve
Oral Surgery: Facial Pain, sinus surgery, nerve, drugs

Oral Surgery: jaw cyst removal, sinus cavity, upper jaw
Oral Surgery: jaw cyst removal, sinus cavity, upper jaw, cyst

Oral Surgery: Lump on roof of mouth, teaching clinic, front tooth
Oral Surgery: Lump on roof of mouth, teaching clinic, front tooth, flipper

Oral Surgery: moh interview, united arab emirates, dohms gov ae
Oral Surgery: moh interview, united arab emirates, dohms gov ae, personal number

Oral Surgery: oral surgery and blood in ear, physicists, scientist
Oral Surgery: oral surgery and blood in ear, physicists, scientist, doctors

Oral Surgery: Second molar extraction instead of wisdom teeth?, second molars, wisdom teeth
Oral Surgery: Second molar extraction instead of wisdom teeth?, second molars, wisdom teeth, top 2 bottom

Oral Surgery: Upcoming Tori Surgery, soft diet, pain pills
Oral Surgery: Upcoming Tori Surgery, soft diet, pain pills, salt water

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth implant, time magazine article, time article
Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth implant, time magazine article, time article, molar

Oral Surgery: helpp, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water
removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water, bad taste in my mouth: Ana - Relax! What you are describing is not unusual after the removal of wisdom teeth. The difficulty opening your mouth is usually caused from spasms of the jaw muscles. Ice after the first 24 hours is wrong. It restricts blood flow and restricts a normal...

Oral Surgery: horrible pain shortly after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cold compresses: Mike - Without examining you it is a little difficult for me to tell you what is going on. Did the doctor traumatized the bone in the area? Did she produce a problem with the sinus that lays just above the roots of the teeth? I wish I could tell you. ...

Oral Surgery: horrible taste after wisdom teeth extraction?, wisdom teeth extraction, baking soda and peroxide
wisdom teeth extraction, baking soda and peroxide, mouthrinses: Maria - Often, the bad taste is a natural degeneration of the blood clot in the socket. Unfortunately, bacteria is constantly in your mouth, like everyone, and it is the producer of the bad taste. The best way to reduce that bad taste, is to rinse with an...

Oral Surgery: Impacted canine cost, canine teeth, baby teeth
canine teeth, baby teeth, orthodontia: Kim - It is a little tough for me to give you an accurate cost without examining you or viewing your xrays of the areas. In general, after the baby teeth are removed, the crowns of the unerupted teeth need to be exposed and a bracket bonded to the tooth....

Oral Surgery: Impacted canines or something else?, oral maxillofacial surgeon, permanent teeth
oral maxillofacial surgeon, permanent teeth, bottom teeth: Dear JL, It sounds as if you need to see a Board certified orthodontist and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area. There are many details that cannot be reviewed in this format to determine your best treatment. There is no condition and this can...

Oral Surgery: Implants VS false teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, false teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, false teeth, dense bone: Will - Of course, without examining your mom I cannot be totally sure, but the only way to build up the bones to allow enough dense bone to hold implants, when the bone is weak, is with the use of bone grafts. As opposed to tiny area, the grafting for this...

Oral Surgery: impacted wisdom tooth keeps geting infected, sinus cavities, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
sinus cavities, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, soft pallet: Bridget - I don t know if the oral surgeon you saw was a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, but an upper wisdom tooth is usually removed from the cheek side of the bone. Not being able to see your xrays or examine you, I cannot be totally sure...

Oral Surgery: implants, bone graft, tooth extraction
bone graft, tooth extraction, molar: Patty - There is a tremendous difference between the bone that surrounds implants and teeth. The forces with chewing actually strengthens the bone. The body makes it more dense with function. So a graft or natural bone around the implant will get dense...

Oral Surgery: implants and grafts, dental bone graft, poor oral hygiene
dental bone graft, poor oral hygiene, oral maxillofacial surgeon: Dear P, Anything is possible my best recommendation would be to have a panorex at a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. There are many factors that can contribute to this problem including regular check ups smoking poor oral hygiene genetics...

Oral Surgery: infection, maggie maggie, periodontal tissue
maggie maggie, periodontal tissue, problem thanks: Maggie - There are only two possible reasons that this infection did not show up two weeks earlier. The first is that the dentist in doing your filling, cause damage to the adjacent tooth with the crown. That problem could have been not to the tooth itself,...

Oral Surgery: Jaw pain and tightess, oral maxillofacial surgeon, dear james
oral maxillofacial surgeon, dear james, complicated questions: Dear James, This is a complicated questions because I have little facts and you would need a thorough exam by a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon to answer your question. I would advise that you see one tomorrow, it may be your denture also....

Oral Surgery: Jaw pain/tightness, wisdom tooth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water: Lacey - What you are experiencing is not unusual after the removal of wisdom teeth. Because of their attachment to the bone near the wisdom teeth, the jaw muscles often go into spasm. This spasm can restrict your opening and it also might produce earaches...

Oral Surgery: jaw cyst removal, warm salt water, biopsy results
warm salt water, biopsy results, pain killers: Yasmin - Keeping the hole open until the hole from the cyst has fully healed is important. You need to keep the area fully clean. This can be done with rinsing frequently, but the use of a syringe to squirt warm salt water into the hole will also help. ...

Oral Surgery: jaw and ear pain, warm salt water, jaw and ear pain
warm salt water, jaw and ear pain, jaw muscles: Leah - As talented as the chiropractor is, what you describe is a problem with an inbalance of jaw position due to spasms of the jaw muscles. The jaw joint, which sits in front of the ear, has increased pressue on it from the spasms and this has compressed...

Oral Surgery: jaw problems, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw problems
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw problems, lower jaw: Trevor - The constant swelling is not a good sign. You might be having a rejection of the bone plate or a reaction to it. You need to have the area evaluated by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. If the problem is the bone plate, it needs...

Oral Surgery: Lump on roof of mouth, lump on roof of mouth, roof of mouth
lump on roof of mouth, roof of mouth, nothing shows: Stacey - If nothing shows on xray and there is no pain involved, I don t think you should worry. There is a possibility that the swelling is from either and expansion of the bone from placing the implant into to a hole in the bone that was slightly smalled...

Oral Surgery: Lump after wisdom extraction, wisdom teeth, dentist
wisdom teeth, dentist, fragment: Pedro - You should not have the swelling if the extraction is healing properly. The bump may be an indcation of an infection or the dentist may have left a fragment of tooth or bone. With the recurrent swelling, this needs to be addressed or the problem...

Oral Surgery: lump in line of lip after biting, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, healing process: Michael - Of course without examining you, it is a little tough for me to be 100% sure, but it sounds like you have internal scarring within the lip. In addition, bacteria from the mouth most likely became trapped in the wound during its healing. My suggestion...

Oral Surgery: Maxillofacial surgery, upper mandible, natural teeth
upper mandible, natural teeth, scar tissue: Margaret - I wish I could help you, but I have never haard of hyperacusis occuring from maxillary surgery. What I have seen, however, that does affect the ear, but usually with dizziness or discomfort, is when a change in the upper jaw bone position occurs,...

Oral Surgery: managment of maxillary sinus fistula, bone graft material, university dental school
bone graft material, university dental school, mg tabs: Elmer - Fortunately, the fistulas do not happen very often. The occurance, usually happens when the doctor extracting the tooth is not careful or the tooth was integrated with the sinus bone and there was not way to prevent the fistula. I am so happy for...

Oral Surgery: mandible reduction surgery, jaw muscles, excess pressure
jaw muscles, excess pressure, reduction surgery: Sonia - At three weeks post surgery, you should not be trying to chew. Your bones have not healed and excess function can cause excess pressure and prevent proper healing. I don t know what instructions you were given, but you should only be eating soft...

Oral Surgery: moh interview, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, private hospital
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, private hospital, dubai: Rohit - I wish I could advise you, but I have never even heard of the DOH exam. In general, when you are questioned, they will question your experience. They might present you with questions relative to what might you do in a given situation. I you are...

Oral Surgery: molar extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar extraction
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar extraction, warm salt water: Eileen - I cannot be sure, but it sounds like your pain is from a condition that occurs from poor healing. The condition is called a dry socket. It occurs when the blood clot in the socket breaks down and the bone in the socket gets inflamed. Fortunately,...

Oral Surgery: Do I Need Jaw Advancement Surgery?, ontario health insurance plan, sliding genioplasty
ontario health insurance plan, sliding genioplasty, ontario health insurance: Bella - First of all, to really determine if you have a facial and boy imbalance producing the facial effects that you find unpleasing, you need a full workup to determine the cause. Is it the upper and lower jaw bones, or is it one jaw or the teeth. You...

Oral Surgery: Nerve Pain after molar extraction, oral maxillofacial surgeon, molar extraction
oral maxillofacial surgeon, molar extraction, dear sally: Dear Sally, To begin with you are overdosing on Motrin you can only take 2400 mg in 24 hours depending on your health history confer with your physician. I think that you have a dry socket no pain medication will work, see your board certified oral &...

Oral Surgery: nasal cavity hole from extraction, nasal cavity, extractions
nasal cavity, extractions, salt water: Bill - Your symptoms are not common, but it sounds like there is definitely a communication from the mouth into the sinus area. YOu definitely need to get back to the surgeon and let him examine you. Hopefully nothing really exists and you are just getting...

Oral Surgery: nerve damage post repair to bifid condyle, facial nerves, sensory nerves
facial nerves, sensory nerves, nerve damage: rdavis - It sounds like the surgeon traumatized your facial nerves. After one week, it is impossible to determine if this nerve situation will not just get better on its own as you heal. If you have any sensations of itching or burning of the area, the sensory...

Oral Surgery: numbness????, broad spectrum antibiotic, tingling sensation
broad spectrum antibiotic, tingling sensation, bad tooth: Tiffany - It is not the tooth itself that is causing the numbness, but the numbness is caused by the infection. The infection is causing damage to the nerve and the source of the infection immediately needs elimination. That elimination is best handled with...

Oral Surgery: Oral Antral Fistula, oral and maxillofacial surgery, cook county hospital
oral and maxillofacial surgery, cook county hospital, jonathan bailey: Kim - I do not personally know doctors in your area, but I am going to give you names of doctors who I am sure can help you. The best place to find skilled doctors, who I am sure has seen and treated cases of oral antral fistulas. Before I give you names,...

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic Surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, 1 5mm
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, 1 5mm, visible improvement: Admund - I don t get it. The surgical procedure, including or not including the leveling of the bite on both sides, is the same procedure. For medical reasons, moreso than any cosmetic improvment, both sides being level creates a stable occlusion. Leaving...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cystic lesion
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cystic lesion, incisive canal cyst: Dr. Harneet - Without examining your patient or, at least, viewing the xrays, I cannot be totatlly sure, but the cyst sounds like either from the traumatized teeth, an incisive canal cyst or an anterior palatine cyst. You need to identify if the cystic lesion...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon, locked jaw
oral maxillofacial surgeon, locked jaw, anesthsia: Phyllis - In a situation where there is a prolongued ability to open the mouth, opening the patient s mouth under general anesthesia is a good idea. The longer that is waited, the more chance that the muscle becomes further scarred and has an increasing...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery and blood in ear, liver biopsy, cheek area
liver biopsy, cheek area, jaw joints: Debbie - I guess it is possible to create the bleeding into the ear canal, but that would require a direct injury to the ear or the joint in front of the ear. This might be possible if the doctor opened your mouth too wide and broke blood vessel, but I really...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery not healing, hard palate, rincinol
hard palate, rincinol, oral gel: Karen - You are in a bad situation. Palatal surgeries take a very long time to heal because of the constant irritation is swallowing. We swallow many, many times each day and each time we swallow it causes friction against the wound. You need to ask the...

Oral Surgery: oral ulcer, trigger point injections, traumatic ulcer
trigger point injections, traumatic ulcer, ear pain: Jim - I need to have a little more information before I can give you a knowledgeable answer. Could you tell me where most of the pain occurs. Do you have headaches? Is you neck stiff or sore? Do you ever have a tightness or soreness when you swallow? ...

Oral Surgery: orthognathic surgery, maxilofacial surgeon, upper denture
maxilofacial surgeon, upper denture, upper tooth: Liza - First of all, full recovery from orthognathic surgery can be from about 6-10 weeks. Although the bone heals properly within 6 weeks, the ability to function normally takes a little more time. Implants would be a good choice, but rather than having...

Oral Surgery: Pain days after extractions, warm compresses, warm salt water
warm compresses, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Harry - The radiation of the pain to the ear and lower jaw, pretty much says that it is not a dry socket. The location and relief of pain with pressure pretty much indicates that the pain is muscular in origin. It is not unusual, after the removal of wisdom...

Oral Surgery: Pain in jaw, oral surgeon, dr steven
oral surgeon, dr steven, car accident: Dear Patricia, It is difficult to guess but yes it is possible that a plate has come loose this can easily be removed in the office. If you feel that she may have an infection go to the emergency room that would be the only thing that could not wait....

Oral Surgery: Pain in lower jaw after wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water
wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water, strict regimen: Stacy - I know you are uncomfortable with the present situation, but the fact that you are having tinglin and even aching in the lip and chin area is a good sign. It usually means that the nerve may have been traumatized, but not cur. So with time you should...

Oral Surgery: Pain, swelling, bump on opposite side of lower wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water
wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water, wisdom tooth: Sarah - I cannot be sure without examining you, but it sounds like you might have an infection in the area. Of course, I cannot be sure without examining you, but it does definitely sound like swelling from inflammation. This inflammation can cause inflammation...

Oral Surgery: Pathology Diagnosis Question, biopsy report, squamous epithelium
biopsy report, squamous epithelium, oral path: Cathy - An ingrow of the surface tissue into a bone defect is not uncommon. Due to the hole in bone, the overlying cells, looking for a solid base, they will seek a stable base. This is what has happened. It is not bad, but it will always show an xray...

Oral Surgery: Possible infection?, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, tooth extraction: Maryann - The swelling can definitely be a sign of an infection. You immediately need to begin a strick regimen of warm salt water rinses in the area for about 5 minutes, 4-5 times a day. You should contact the doctor who removed the tooth who should examine...

Oral Surgery: Problems After Double Jaw Surgery- Boneline isn't smooth and my lips don't touch without looking funny..., sliding genioplasty, proper alignment
sliding genioplasty, proper alignment, jaw surgery: Melissa - Of course, without examining you prior to the surgery you already had, it is a little tough to know what exactly was the discrepancy between the upper and lower jaws. I am assuming that the bone jutting out is the site of the bone cutting in setting...

Oral Surgery: Protruding bone after wisdom tooth removal, wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth, oral surgeon: Laurie - Do not wait. You need to contact the surgeon and he needs to smooth that bone. If left, it can begin to cut into your tongue or it can become inflamed from the tongue rubbing against it. So contact he surgeon and have the area smoothed. I hope...

Oral Surgery: pain, burning mouth syndrome, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
burning mouth syndrome, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nurologist: Susie - If nothing is evident on the MRI, it might actually be a problem in the region of the pain. My suggestion is for you to get an evaluation by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. I don t know if that doctor can find the cause, but a different...

Oral Surgery: plate in jaw, nerve healing, mandibular nerve
nerve healing, mandibular nerve, fracture line: Amy - First of all, let me tell you that at 2 months there has not been a complete healing of the jaw bone. Yes it might be solid and the two pieces broken are fused to tegether, but the bone at the fracture site has not achieved a normal level of density....

Oral Surgery: problem after root canal, mitral valve repair, mitral valve repair surgery
mitral valve repair, mitral valve repair surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Ann - At this stage, waiting to see if the infection resolves is not a good idea. The source of the problem needs to be addressed. The root canal treatment has caused bacteria to go beyond the tooth in the surrounding tissues. with the upcoming surgery...

Oral Surgery: pain after RTC, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apicoectomy
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apicoectomy, jaw pain: Carolyn - I suggested the surgeon because with an obviously failing root canal treated tooth the infection or inflammation tends to attack the bone surrounding the root of that tooth. What needs to be done is a minor surgical procedure, called an apicoectomy....

Oral Surgery: Removal of exostosis of the maxilla, diamond bur, exostosis
diamond bur, exostosis, pat pat: Pat - Exostosis of the upper and lower jaws is not uncommon at all. The removal is rather straight forward and is quite simple. An incision is made to expose the exostosis under the tissue. The bone is cut into sections and the pieces are removed. The...

Oral Surgery: Root Canal, root canal specialist, apicoectomy
root canal specialist, apicoectomy, dentist: Lori - If the dentist broke the instrument and is unable to remove it, you only have two alternatives. First of all, depending on how deep the instrument broke off, sometimes it cannot be removed. In that situation, if pain occurs, the tooth may need to...

Oral Surgery: reference for good oral surgeon, new castle county, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
new castle county, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial: Carolyn - The best selection of board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons are in New Castle County. The following are names. 1) Dr. Thoma Dougherty - (302) 239-2500 2) Dr. Edwin Granite - (302) 428-6458 3) Dr. Barry Roseman - (302) 764-7714...

Oral Surgery: removal of molar of a toddler, space maintainer, permanent tooth
space maintainer, permanent tooth, molar: Leonor - Shifting of teeth depends on which molar is being removed. If it is the last one on that side, shifting will not happen. If, however, it is the second to last, then the tooth behind can drift forward. To prevent that, a space maintainer can be...

Oral Surgery: Second molar extraction instead of wisdom teeth?, second molars, molar extraction
second molars, molar extraction, wisdom teeth: Angelina - I am sorry to tell you, but I agree with the oral surgeons you saw in Taiwan. Orthodontic treatment should not remove teeth that are the foundations of the bite; second molars are such. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth do not have as large and stable...

Oral Surgery: Side Effects of Gum Grafting, gum grafting, synthetic chemicals
gum grafting, synthetic chemicals, blood values: Rosalie - I have heard of synthetic chemicals that have caused seizures. I have never heard of dental materials producing it. I guess it is possible. Blood tests can show if there has been a reaction to the medication. Different blood values should show...

Oral Surgery: Sinus Communication, sinus cavity, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
sinus cavity, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, yellow pus: Jimmy - I am a very conservative doctor and believe that when an opening exists, it be closed. The problem now is the infection. The antibiotic is necessary, but closing that opening is important. If left open, it will constantly be bathed with your saliva...

Oral Surgery: Sinus Lift, oral maxillofacial surgeon, sinus lift
oral maxillofacial surgeon, sinus lift, dear barbara: Dear Barbara, This depends on how much bone is to be grafted, the degree of difficulty or the time necessary to complete and varies in each community and the cost of the materials. I would recommend that you follow up with a board certified oral & maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: Slanting jaw area, facial changes, jaw area
facial changes, jaw area, assymetric: Sally - It is not uncommon for patients who are to have the type of surgery you need to have their wisdom teeth out before or during the surgery. Even if you left the teeth in, removal of them could be performed after the surgery. The reason it is usually...

Oral Surgery: Surgery Vs. Braces at 25 years old, constant headaches, temple region
constant headaches, temple region, jaw muscles: Jennifer - The imbalance of the upper to lower jaw is actually what is causing the headaches. The poor relationship produces spasms of the jaw muscles. There are two main groups. One from the bottom of the jaw to in front of the ear and the other from in...

Oral Surgery: scar tissue after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom tooth extraction, warm salt water, natural drainage: Carly - Not examining you makes it a little tough for me to be sure, but it sounds like the lump in your cheek is due to trapped blood from the traumatic surgery. Bleeding went into the teeth and is beginning to produce an internal scarring due to the inflammation....

Oral Surgery: soft palate, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, soft palate: Julie - I wish you provided a picture of the area. Although not common, inequality of the shape of the bone is not necessarily a problem. I suggest that you get yourself examined by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The only way to fully...

Oral Surgery: swollen jaw, warm salt water, swollen jaw
warm salt water, swollen jaw, inflammation: Simon - If you feel the plate protruding and you are having pain at that site, there is a chance that the plate may have loosened and the bone underneath may not have completely healed yet. You need to get back to the surgeons to examine you. Do not put...

Oral Surgery: My tongue is still numb after extracting wisdom tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, lingual nerve
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, lingual nerve, wisdom tooth: Alireza - Of course, without being there to see what was going on, I cannot tell you if the dentist was just bad or not. The numbness on your tongue is due to the injury to the lingual nerve. That nerve does rum behind the wisdom tooth, but if done properly,...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction exposed bone/dry socket, oral maxillofacial surgeon, tooth extraction
oral maxillofacial surgeon, tooth extraction, dear mary: Dear Mary, stitching is usually not necessary for most extractions. bone is normally cut, it sounds as if you may be infected, hopefully you are on an antibiotic. Please see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon immediately in your area they...

Oral Surgery: tooth, sinus problem, sinus drainage, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
sinus drainage, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problem: Wanda - You should make an appointment with a board certifief oral and maxillofacial surgeon. If the drainage is actually between the teeth and possibly from those teeth, then there must be a corresponding infection that ate away bone to allow this. There...

Oral Surgery: had top #3 molar pulled about 4 days ago, oral maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, oral surgeon: Dear Lauren, It is difficult to answer you without examining the area. I am not sure why you had a bone graft but it may of been pieces of it. If you have further questions follow up with your board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for a second...

Oral Surgery: had top #3 molar pulled about 4 days ago, warm salt water, graft material
warm salt water, graft material, molar: Lauren - Of course, without examining you it is a little difficult for me to tell you if any graft material has been lost. My suggestion is not to take a chance, see the doctor. In the interim, it is important to keep the area clean by warm salt water rinses,...

Oral Surgery: Upcoming Tori Surgery, gum tissue, mandible
gum tissue, mandible, major surgery: Cathy - Surgeon will make an incision on the back of the teeth where the gum tissue connects. That tissue flap will be pulled down over the tori to expose the bone. Unless, bone is missing on the lingual(inside surface of the teeth where the tori exist)the...

Oral Surgery: Upper Jaw Surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw surgery, necessary thanks: James - Septal swelling is not unusual. That area, being in line with the bony surgery, is slow to regain its ability to drain excess fluids. With time, that swelling will resolve as the veins in the area and the lymphatics regain their functioning. How...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Extractions, office anesthesia, wisdom teeth
office anesthesia, wisdom teeth, general anesthesia: Matthew - Usually, office anesthesia does not involve the use of an intubated tube. The main reason is that patients, although they are asleep and unaware, still are able to breath. When anesthesia is done in a hospital they intubate and make the anesthesia...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom/Molar extraction., oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar extraction
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar extraction, molar teeth: Tiffani - Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure, but it sounds like you have at least a dry socket. That is one of the most painful responses to an extraction. With the restriction in opening, it also sounds like you have spasms of your jaw muscles....

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Removed, removal of wisdom teeth, neck spasm
removal of wisdom teeth, neck spasm, warm salt water: Rozel - Of course, I cannot be totally sure what is going on without examining you, but it sounds like you are suffering from spasms of the jaw muscles. This is quite common after the removal of wisdom teeth. You need to try to relax these muscles. When...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth extraction- recovery, wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction recovery
wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction recovery, cheek bones: Dear Keira, It sounds as if you may be infected you should be placed on antibiotics, additionally I think that you may have a dry socket it needs to be packed. You should not rinse with chlorohexadine after 3rd molar extractions for a least a week. ...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth removed-Jaw cracking, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water
removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water, jaw muscles: Hannah - The cracking you are describing is usually due to spasms of the jaw muscles after the removal of wisdom teeth. These spasms cause the jaw to pull up tightly into the joint located just in front of the ear. With the pulling up, the jaw compresses...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, water brush
wisdom teeth extraction, water brush, basketball game: Dear Tami, This sounds normal keep heat on the jaw, rinse with hot salt water, brush the areas where the teeth were removed, keep it clean, and most importantly eat and drink plenty of fluids this will stop any temperature along with taking both antibiotics...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth implant, root canal treatment, wisdom teeth
root canal treatment, wisdom teeth, long periods of time: Chris - Absolutely not. Removing a tooth and reimplanting, requires root canal treatment on it, since the nerve is severed in the extraction. The jaw bone will need to be recontoured and a hole drilled into it for the tooth. The bone will not be tolerant...

Oral Surgery: 1 month later/wisdom tooth pain, wisdom tooth pain, warm salt water
wisdom tooth pain, warm salt water, strict regimen: Darlene - Jaw muscles are never cut to remove any teeth. Again, if there is not a dry socket, your pain is probably due to muscle spasms (a common result with the wisdom teeth removal). Try a regimen of warm salt water rinses for the 5 minutes, at least...

Oral Surgery: Alveolplasty No X-ray taken?, partial denture, alveoplasty
partial denture, alveoplasty, upper gum: Deborah - From your description of your dentist s actions, it is evident that the dentist is more interested in his production than your health. Before any surgery, an xray is important, especially with an alveoplasty to make sure there are no vital structures...

Oral Surgery: Apicoectomy, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, canal 26
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, canal 26, root tip: Helen - A dark shadow after an apicoectomy is actually normal in the early stages after the surgery. The reason for the shadow is a combination of a decreased density of the bone due to the infection that necessitated the apicoectomy. In addition, the surgery...

Oral Surgery: abscess w/ facial swelling near eye, jeff, bressman
jeff, bressman, glenbrook: In general, swelling of this type represents an abscess formation. Antibiotics alone will not generally cure an abscess that has already formed. Usually, what is required, is removal of the source of the infection (the offending tooth if appropriate) and...

Oral Surgery: abscess, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, left nostril
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, left nostril, warm salt water: Warren - With the obvious abscess that you have developed, it is important to have the infection drained. Antibiotics will only help to contain the infection, but it alone will not eliminate it. Many general dentists are unsure of how to act in this situation,...

Oral Surgery: alveloplasty, buccal exostosis, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
buccal exostosis, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, iv sedation: Barbara - This is a procedure that is usually done under anesthesia by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. If this surgery at was done in a hospital, this surgery is occasionally done in a hospital or a surgicenter, then then the anesthesia would not be questioned....

Oral Surgery: Baby tooth fused to bone?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, permanent teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, permanent teeth, baby tooth: Keesha - You are correct to be concerned. Baby teeth that are retained often fuse to the bone. The removal of these teethcan be quite difficult. Do yourself a favor and don t let your dentist remove the tooth. Make an appointment with a board certified...

Oral Surgery: Brackets, warm salt water, gold chains
warm salt water, gold chains, blood clots: Florence - It should not take long for the swelling to go down, but it sounds like you have a lot if inflammation. The best thing you can do to speed up the healing, is to start, immediately, warm salt water rinses for about 5 minutes, 4-5 times a day. ...

Oral Surgery: blood clot in mouth after extraction, residual infection, tooth socket
residual infection, tooth socket, tea bag: Carole - the cause of the bleeding at this stage, could be from a residual infection in the tooth socket or just an imflammation. You definitely need to have her be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. A good solution or, at least, a temporary reduction...

Oral Surgery: bone pain, oral maxillofacial surgeon, tinidazole
oral maxillofacial surgeon, tinidazole, bone pain: Dear Waseem, It is possible that there may be some irritation to the nerve that supplies the first molar which can result in the pain that you describe,I would highly recommend that you see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon today. Good Luck,...

Oral Surgery: calcium pills have tightened up my teeth, calcium pills, calcium tablets
calcium pills, calcium tablets, calcium content: Connie - Gum disease can cause loose teeth, but that looseness can occur from the inflammation reducing the Calcium content. I am not sure, but by taking the Calcium, you may have increased the density of the bone surrounding the tooth. That increased density...

Oral Surgery: cyst in lower left jaw, mandibular nerve, exact answers
mandibular nerve, exact answers, jaw bone: Gary - Without seeing xrays, it is a little difficult for me to give you exact answers. Let me say, that the mandibular nerve runs in the lower jaw bone. If the cyst has expanded to the point that it has invaded or touches the nerve pathway, then removal...

Oral Surgery: cyst in lower jaw, cystic lesion, wisdom teeth
cystic lesion, wisdom teeth, benign cyst: Priya -Decompression of the cyst, via a reduction of internal pressure is not a bad idea, especially in a situation where it is determined that it is really a benign cyst and not another more aggressive lesion and where the cyst lies in a close relationship...

Oral Surgery: Ears popping and uvula touches the tongue, joint cartilage, soft palate
joint cartilage, soft palate, muscle tissues: Kim - With MMA surgery, it is not unusual for the symptoms you are complaining of . The popping is usually due to the surgeon not properly placing the jaw into the jaw joint. This improper placement can produce popping from pressure on the joint cartilage....

Oral Surgery: Extraction of root, mild inflammation, warm salt water
mild inflammation, warm salt water, root removal: Donna - Discomfort after an extraction or root removal is variable. If, however, the pain you have is increasing or is at an unbearable level, then you might have a bone inflammation caused a dry socket. If, however, the area is just achy, then you have...

Oral Surgery: enopthalamos, blow out fracture, oral maxillofacial surgeon
blow out fracture, oral maxillofacial surgeon, maxillary sinus: Dear JB, You probably had a more extensive fracture than just the sinus. You most likely had an un- detected blow out fracture of the orbital floor which has led to this condition, as the resultant swelling has now subsided. You need to follow up with...

Oral Surgery: excess bone removal from maxillary, maxilla, maxillary
maxilla, maxillary, upper jaw: Mike - I m not sure what you mean by removal of excess bone from the maxilla. Is the excess bone near the teeth or are you talking about the upper jaw itself needs to be reshaped or repositioned? So get back to me and I ll try to answer your question...

Oral Surgery: cyst in lower left jaw, cyst, lesion
Oral Surgery: cyst in lower left jaw, cyst, lesion, nerve

Oral Surgery: excess bone removal from maxillary, lower jaw surgery, doctor bills
Oral Surgery: excess bone removal from maxillary, lower jaw surgery, doctor bills, dental schools

Oral Surgery: Hole in roof of mouth to sinus, blood supply, flap
Oral Surgery: Hole in roof of mouth to sinus, blood supply, flap, cheek

Oral Surgery: small mouth/ microstomia, muscles in the body, elongation
Oral Surgery: small mouth/ microstomia, muscles in the body, elongation

Oral Surgery: gum and inner upper lip damage, bridge, bridge question, bone graft
bridge question, bone graft, gum tissue: Ellete - Obviously, between Denver and Colorado Springs, there are quite a few board certfied oral and maxillofacial surgeons who could help you. I am going to send you a few names. The first doctor is Dr. Richard Zallen, Chairman and Program Director...

Oral Surgery: gum pain and bone exposure after extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum pain
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum pain, gum line: Colleen - those doctors are telling you a bunch of garbage. If there is a sharp area, that can produce the pain your describe and the sharp area needs to be smoothed. So my suggestion is for you to seek a second opinion from a different oral and maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: Hole in roof of mouth to sinus, hard palate, soft palate
hard palate, soft palate, ent doctor: Sheryl - The major advantage of the flap from the cheek vs the overlap technique is that the flap is still attached at its base until the flap has completely closed the opening. This continuation of attachment to its source insures that blood supply from...

Oral Surgery: healing after surgical extraction, warm salt water, surgical extraction
warm salt water, surgical extraction, brushing teeth: Karen - A gentle rinsing with warm salt water does more than just keeping the area clean, it increases the blood flow to the area and promotes healing. Mouthwashing this early after the extraction is not a good idea. The mouthwash acts as an irritant this...

Oral Surgery: hole in sinus canal, warm salt water, canal 1
warm salt water, canal 1, time charles: Charles - First of all, stop the ice to the face. That is totally wrong for this type of surgery and will accentuate the swelling. It is now Wednesday, two days after the attempted closure of the opening, and at this stage you need to immediately begin a...

Oral Surgery: Intense Mouth Pain, mri of the brain, atypical neuralgia
mri of the brain, atypical neuralgia, nerve problem: Terri - I really wish I could help you, but without examining you, it is a little difficult. Look, again I cannot be sure, but your pain does not sound like a true neuralgia. The medications for neuralgia can help relieve the symptoms, but mostly by just...

Oral Surgery: implant, bone graft, missing teeth
bone graft, missing teeth, molars: Dan - You say that the teeth missing are the lower molar. If so, no actual drifting of the teeth should occur. Throughout life, teeth do drift, if they are not stopped by another tooth, but the movement is forward. Being that the missing teeth are the...

Oral Surgery: iv sedation therapy, iv sedation, dry socket
iv sedation, dry socket, extractions: Patti - First of all, the surgeon should have given you enough medication to make you comfortable and unaware of what was going on, unless you have medical problems that prevent deep sedation. Secondly, chest bruises and neck bruises after extractions is...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, permanent teeth: Victor - Expansion of the arches is definitely possible via a combination of orthodontics and jaw surgical expansion. Even with that expansion, the upper wisdom teeth may not have enough room to properly erupt. It is a little difficult for me to determine...

Oral Surgery: jaw pain, warm salt water, jaw muscles
warm salt water, jaw muscles, muscle relaxation: Wanda - Of course without examining you I cannot be sure, but your symptoms and the sequence of how it occured, sounds like you are having spasms of the jaw muscles. The spasms can occur from the novocaine injection or just keeping your mouth open for the...

Oral Surgery: jaw realignment and tmj, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw realignment
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw realignment, recovery time: Melinda - With the shifting of the bite and your difficulty chewing, you might have a combination of muscular imbalance and joint problems. To define the cause, you need to make and appointment with a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The...

Oral Surgery: Lower jaw surgery problems? Or?, lower jaw surgery, nortripyline
lower jaw surgery, nortripyline, hearts racing: Dear Jo, Your case is extremely complicated due to the fact you had orthodontic and surgical manipulation of your jaw and dentition which make this format impossible to communicate and formulate a diagnosis it can be many things. My best advice is to seek...

Oral Surgery: Mandibular Widening, third molars, stable relationship
third molars, stable relationship, adult patient: Victor - Widening of the mandible is definitely possible, but it is important that the widening should only be done as far to match the upper jaw. So a stable relationship with the opposite jaw is only way for a widened jaw to function. It is, therefore,...

Oral Surgery: Maxillary Impaction, gummy smile, tissue movement
gummy smile, tissue movement, bsso: Hello- Elevating the upper jaw by 3 mm. is not a big movement. Depending on the amount of tooth showing, the amount of tooth covered should not be excessive. In a normal mouth, when the lips are relaxed, none or almost no tooth is showing. With the...

Oral Surgery: Molar Extraction., molar extraction, warm salt water
molar extraction, warm salt water, dry socket: Amber - With the odor in your mouth and the swelling in the area, you might still have a trapped infection or just trapped bacteria. Either way, the best way to speed up the healing and reduce the swelling and odor is to immediately begin a regimen of warm...

Oral Surgery: Mouth-breathing, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gummy smile
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gummy smile, facial structure: Andy - There is always potential growth until puberty is over and that is about 18 in a male. Saying that, there will, most likely, not be extensive changes to change the gumminess of your smile. That situation is usually caused by a downward overgrowth...

Oral Surgery: mandibular tori removal, hip replacement surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon
hip replacement surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon, bottom teeth: Dear Shelly, It is probable that you will continue prednisone for several years. Any surgery that you have will require alteration of your regimen, including a loading dose. Tori are obstructions for the proper seating of a denture, if you do need dentures...

Oral Surgery: maxillary sinus fracture pain, blowout fracture, infraorbital nerve
blowout fracture, infraorbital nerve, thin bone: Jonathan - I would be happy to review your medical report and see if it might provide a little more information as to what is going on. The nerve that runs under the eye, if traumatized can take a few months to fully heal. Email me the reports at: ...

Oral Surgery: mouth
Brittany - Immediately, you need to rinse your mouth with warm salt water and concentrate the water towards the lip. If the problem is not properly addressed by a doctor, you may wind up with severe scarring. If you want to avoid a major defect in the lip,...

Oral Surgery: Numbness in chin/lower lip after surgery, lower jaw surgery, nerve repair
lower jaw surgery, nerve repair, numbness in chin: Mary - Usually, after the nerve is injured, it can possibly be repaired, but that usually needs to be done within a few months. Now that it is 2 1/2 years, it is not likely that a simple nerve repair is possible. It might not be a bad idea to see a neurologist...

Oral Surgery: Oral Antral Communication, communication question, continued bleeding
communication question, continued bleeding, denese: Denese - The fact that there is no continued bleeding is a good sign of healing taking place. You should continue to not blow your nose or sneeze with your mouth open. You need to be gentle for a few weeks. It really takes more than just a couple of weeks...

Oral Surgery: Oral Fistula, sinus cavities, sinus pressure
sinus cavities, sinus pressure, sinus surgery: Carolyn - I totally disagree with the surgeon. Waiting 4 weeks allows oral bacteria to gain access to your sinus and produce infection and inflammation. That is not good and it forces, during the surgery to close the opening, to also perform a surgical sinus...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery, baby teeth, oral surgery
baby teeth, oral surgery, incisions: Roma - The exposure of the teeth through surgery actually produces very little discomfort. Most of the exposure is via soft tissue incisions and only a smal area of bone may be touched. The soft tissue exposure not only produces only a little discomfort,...

Oral Surgery: Oral surgery and Travel, jeffery, bressman
jeffery, bressman, glenbrook: Johanna, It is hard to provide you with a definitive answer as so much depends on your particular situation. Having said that, I generally recommend to my patients that they try to hold off on traveling for about 3 days after surgery. The main risk in...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon, iv sedation
oral maxillofacial surgeon, iv sedation, oral surgeon: Dear Jean, Hopefully your surgeon is board certified. I do not know how you can expect me to answer your question? If you do not like what your board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon is telling you see another one. I cannot be that one in this...

Oral Surgery: oro antral fistula, caldwell luc operation, antral
caldwell luc operation, antral, fistula: Ajay, a caldwell luc operation to clean the sinus is not necessary for the closure of a oral antral communication, if the closure is attempted within a few days of the production of the opening. If, however, the opening is present for a period of 10 days...

Oral Surgery: Pain and leaking bone graft 8 months after wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, graft material: Sarah - It is a little difficult for me to tell you if it is the graft and inflammation produced by it that is causing the pain. It might not be a bad idea tha you get a second opinion from a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. I wish I could...

Oral Surgery: pain still after extraction, warm salt water, 3rd root
warm salt water, 3rd root, tooth socket: Lora - I cannot be sure what is going on without examining you, but you might be suffering from a dry socket. This is an inflammatory reaction of the bone in the tooth socket. To treat this the doctor needs to place medication into the socket after irrigating...

Oral Surgery: pain and swelling after dental bone grafting, dental bone, bone grafting
dental bone, bone grafting, minor discomfort: Diana - Your dentist is incompetent. Leaving the roots and not removing them is totally wrong. Roots do not fuse to the bone. Your dentist was just not skilled enough to remove them. Now you are developing an inflammation of the bone due to the roots and...

Oral Surgery: painful gum tissue, warm salt water, gum tissue
warm salt water, gum tissue, anti biotics: Wanda - The ice just numbs the area and that makes you feel better. A better solution that will also help to cure the area is to immediately begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses for about 3-4 minutes, 4-5 times a day. That will reduce the inflammation...

Oral Surgery: post orthognathic surgery, orthognathic surgery, root canal treatment
orthognathic surgery, root canal treatment, gummy smile: M - The teeth that have been cut definitely need root canal treatment as soon as possible. If not done soon, an infection will develop. If the surgeon was careful, he would not have cut the roots. Likewise if he was attentive to the position of teeth, screws...

Oral Surgery: protrusion lower jaw, lower jaw surgery, maxillary osteotomy
lower jaw surgery, maxillary osteotomy, protrusion: Sahibe - Correction of a protrusion of the lower jaw depends on whether the protrusion is produced by an enlarged lower jaw, a smaller upper jaw or a combination of both. Usually just a rather simple procedure, called a vertical ramus osteotomy, is used...

Oral Surgery: Question, cheek implant, cheek area
cheek implant, cheek area, upper teeth: Mike - If you are asking to just increase the definition of the cheeks, bone surgery would be excessive, unless your upper teeth are also behind the lower teeth. So, the implants into the cheek area will produce a very accurate and appropriate addition....

Oral Surgery: RE: Wisdom Teeth Extraction - Headache top of head, wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction
wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, sinus cavity: David - Of course without examining you, I cannot be sure, but headaches where you describe are usually due to either the upper jaw muscle spasms or the sinuses are inflamed. The upper wisdom teeth s roots often have a direct communication or close proximity...

Oral Surgery: Reversing changes in facial structure due to extraction?, dental implants, facial structure
dental implants, facial structure, premolars: Katherine - I wish I could tell you, but without examining you it is a little difficult. Often the best type of doctor to help is an orthodontist. So it might be best to seek a second opinion from a different orthtodontist. If you live in or near a large...

Oral Surgery: Still in pain a over a year later from extracted Wisdom teeth, dry sockets, wisdom teeth
dry sockets, wisdom teeth, pain killers: Shanna - Of course without examining you, it is a little tough for me to be completely sure what is going on. With the repeated episodes of bone spurs being released, you most likely had a surgery that jeopardized the blood flow in the area. With the decrease...

Oral Surgery: Surgical guide or Stint, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgen
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgen, upper teeth: Dave - I guess, when you say that your lower jaw was replaced, you had grafting over the existing jaw where teeth were previously lost. What happens now, is that the surgeon should take an impression inside the mouth of the newly established jaw. In addition,...

Oral Surgery: sax after surgery, jazz saxophonist, thin bones
jazz saxophonist, thin bones, turbinectomy: Linda - The plates and screws can always be a problem if they are at all a little mobile. That can only be determined by the surgeon. I have seen patients who have no mobility and their body just does not tolerate the bone plates. So get yourself examined....

Oral Surgery: scar tissue and "wrinkle" in lip, internal scar tissue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
internal scar tissue, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cosmetic problem: Anne - The dimpling you are getting in your lip is probably still due to scarring, but the scarring is internal. Continuation of the massaging may help to further break down the internal scar tissue. My suggestion with the manipulation is to also place a...

Oral Surgery: sinus communication, infected sinus, sinus surgery
infected sinus, sinus surgery, wisdom teeth: Mary - I am so sorry to hear of your frustrations. I fully understand what might be going on. You probably do still have a fistula, that most likely has a tissue flap that can cover over it. My suggestion to truly show the fistula to your surgeon, is to...

Oral Surgery: having six top back teeth pulled, oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth
oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth, oral surgeon: Dear Lee, I would follow up with board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for a complete exam of the areas in question and specifically ask these questions. The dental school should be able to accommodate all of your needs. Nitrous oxide is very...

Oral Surgery: sliding genioplasty, oral maxillofacial surgeon, normal occlusion
oral maxillofacial surgeon, normal occlusion, experience matters: Dear Greta, An Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon is a recognized specialty of the AMA and ADA, a cosmetic surgeon is a self proclaimed profession without a recognized board to certify them. You make the choice. Experience matters, ask! Good Luck, Dr....

Oral Surgery: small mouth/ microstomia, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, urgent question
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, urgent question, oral surgery: Barbara - I personally do not do the surgery to widen your moutn, but as I said before, there are surgeon who write about their approaches for correction. Once doctor is in the state of Virginia, just south of Washington, D.C. --Dr. David Darrow, MD, DDS,...

Oral Surgery: surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw muscles
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw muscles, jaw bone: Maria - If the alignment of your upper to lower jaw is not stable, trauma can occur to the jaw muscles and they go into spasm. Once in spasm, they pull the end of the lower jaw bone tightly into the joints, on both sides of your face in front of your ears....

Oral Surgery: swollen soft palate, swollen soft palate, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
swollen soft palate, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cancerous lesions: Sylvia - I wish I could tell you what is actually there, but without examining him it is a little difficult. It does sound like he has an infection. When a tooth becomes infected, often the infection travels out of the root of the tooth into the bone and...

Oral Surgery: TM Disorder, strong pain killers, mg motrin
strong pain killers, mg motrin, gentle stretches: Amy - I am not a fan of the Lucia Jig. Although it will initially help to relax the jaw muscles, the fact that only the front two teeth touch and not the ones on the side or in the back, allows the other teeth in the mouth to change their position (throughout...

Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction, warm salt water, cheek area
warm salt water, cheek area, strict regimen: Susan - It is of course a little difficult for me to tell your the cause of the swellings, but if the dentist traumatized the area during the extraction and bleeding occured which became trapped in the tissue of the jaw or cheek area, this could produce your...

Oral Surgery: teeth Transplant and Gum Recession, gum graft, gum recession
gum graft, gum recession, gum specialist: Ahmed - The most common cause of recession is an accumlation of oral bacteria. This accumulation can be prevented with brushing and flossing your teeth properly, at least twice a day. Now that you have developed recession, the ligaments that hold the teeth...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, nerve tissue, nerve endings
nerve tissue, nerve endings, pain pills: Sheryl - I have no idea what you are asking about the nerve endings. Not detachment of nerve tissue is ever attempted prior to an extraction. Any manipulation of nerve tissue around a tooth can leave the patient with permanent numbness. So no nerve manipulation...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction after root canal and crown, possibilty, tooth extraction
possibilty, tooth extraction, root canal: Lorri - Of course, without examining you or seeing your xrays, it is a little difficult for me to know what is actually going on. Let me tell you that there are only three possibilities. The first, and probably the one that occurred, is that when the post...

Oral Surgery: Upper Jaw Surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw surgery, necessary thanks: James - Septal swelling is not unusual. That area, being in line with the bony surgery, is slow to regain its ability to drain excess fluids. With time, that swelling will resolve as the veins in the area and the lymphatics regain their functioning. How...

Oral Surgery: Warm Salt Water and the hole in my mouth, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, rare situation: Harry - You need to keep the are clean with warm salt water rinses and non-pressure syringing of the hole until it fills in. That closure of the hole should happen by the 6th-8th week, but I have seem the rare situation where it took a patient s socket almost...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Extraction/Infection, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, sinus pressure: Ashley - You need to accent and assist the drainage. That is actually quite simple. You need to rinse your mouth a minimum of 5 minutes 4-5 times a day. The warm salt water will enhance the drainage and promote a healing. So do the warm salt water rinses...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth removal, extreme pain!, wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water
wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water, stiches: Chloe - Immediately, you need to stop the ice to your face. From your picture, it is seems like you might have an infection. Immediately, you need to begin warm salt water rinses for 5 minutes, at least 4-5 times per day. In addition, you need to be placed...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom and tooth Extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, iv sedation
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, iv sedation, intravenous sedation: Demetria - First of all, waiting until the infection to calm down is the wrong approach. The infected teeth need removing now. Waiting just allows the bacteria in the infection to grow within the bone. With your type of extractions, the pills suggested...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, jaw muscles: John - Having removed thousands of wisdom teeth, over my years of practice, I have never needed to touch a jaw muscle or see the need to do it. There are probably two reasons for the pain your are having. First of all, if the pain is severe, do you have...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth dry socket healing, wisdom teeth dry socket, room temperature water
wisdom teeth dry socket, room temperature water, warm salt water: Tommy - Are you having the sensitivity when you use warm water or are you squirting with cool or room temperature water? Often after the extraction of teeth, the roots of the teeth in front of the sockets are exposed until the socket has fully healed. That...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth
wisdom teeth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Natasha - As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, I hate to tell you this, but the surgeon you saw is an idiot. You are obviously suffering from spasms of the jaw muscles. This is not an uncommon situation after the removal of wisdom teeth. The jaw muscles...

Oral Surgery: #13 dental implant, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: With all due respect, your question is a terrific example of the dangers of Internet research. While all of the information that you have put together is correct in itself, it ignores the ability to put that information together for clinical decision making....

Oral Surgery: 4 yr old had teeth extraction, two front teeth, teeth extraction
two front teeth, teeth extraction, baby teeth: Asia - First of all, you cannot prevent a drifting. There will be a little drifting, but as long as the child s dentist follows closely, any closure of the space can be controlled. As far as complications, there should not be any. Removal of baby teeth,...

Oral Surgery: 7 day post op, molar extraction, graft material
molar extraction, graft material, warm salt water: Julie, it is a little difficult for me to tell you what is causing the soreness. After a week the soreness should begin to resolve, so it seems there is, at least, and inflammation in the area. You need to immediately begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses...

Oral Surgery: Aches and Pains after Wisdom Teeth Extraction., wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth removal
wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth removal, pain threshold: Gemma - It sounds like your doctor was not careful or attentive in doing the surgery. Cutting your lips and cheeks is a gross result. You are doing the correct approach by doing the warm salt water rinses. As long as you continue the warm salt water, the...

Oral Surgery: Ameloblastic Fibroma, oral maxillofacial surgeon, implant reconstruction
oral maxillofacial surgeon, implant reconstruction, recurrence rate: Dear Bob, I am not sure of what you mean by tentatively there are no clinical tell tale signs to look at an x-ray or visualization to give you the diagnosis of ameloblastic fibroma (AF). Once the biopsy is complete then you can tell what the prognosis...

Oral Surgery: Apioectomy Success rate on Tooth #8, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apicoectomy surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, apicoectomy surgery, skilled surgeon: Stephanie - The best course of action would be an apicoectomy at this time, but rather than an endodontist, a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon should do the apicoectomy surgery. If done by a skilled surgeon and the infected and inflamed tissue...

Oral Surgery: Having an anesthesiologist during widom teeth removal, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have long been the pioneers in delivering safe, office based anesthesia performed by the person who is also doing the surgery. We are able to do this by properly picking and choosing the patients that we perform anesthesia...

Oral Surgery: atrophic median rhomboid glossitis, anti candida diet, chronic candidiasis
anti candida diet, chronic candidiasis, dust mite: Hayley - It definitely looks like you have a fungal infection on the tongue. The alteration of your diet can help prevent a fungal problem, but it will not allow it to heal on its own. You need to see a doctor who can culture the tongue and determine exactly...

Oral Surgery: Bite Change, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water
removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water, nail biter: Julie - Of course, I cannot be sure without examining you, but is sounds like you are suffering from repeated bouts of muscle spasms. These spasms are not uncommon after the removal of wisdom teeth, but only a knowledgeable and skilled doctor can eliminate...

Oral Surgery: Bone fragment 5 years after extraction, bone fragment, pathological exam
bone fragment, pathological exam, straight forward procedure: Debbie - Without examining you or viewing your xrays, it is a little tough for me to tell you what is going on. What can happen, if the doctor who removed the teeth was a little too traumatic, bone could have be crushed or separated from the jaw. If not...

Oral Surgery: Bone graft success rate, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, graft material
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, graft material, bone graft: Connie - If the bone is rather thin in the region of the lower front teeth, the surgeon is correct that a graft is not a guarantee. The normal graft material used is an artificial material and that would have a difficult time to actually form bone. In this...

Oral Surgery: bovine bone graft for tooth implant, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: The use of bovine bone graft is a very safe, long established procedure. It has a very low risk profile as do most other types of grafting used for oral surgery. The blood bank is concerned about a theoretical risk of developing something called Creutzfeld-Jakob...

Oral Surgery: broken jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, fractured mandible: Shenny - Of course I cannot be sure without examining your son or seeing his xrays, but it seems that the Head and Neck specialist knew nothing about repairing a fractured mandible. The first thing that must be done before placing any bone plates, is to...

Oral Surgery: bump on inner cheek, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, minor trauma
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, minor trauma, mucocele: Mark - What you describe is not a mucocele. That area could be a reaction to minor trauma, it could be a drainage spot for an infection or it could be something else. If your dentist made no comment about it, you should speak with him again. Ask him about...

Oral Surgery: Clear bump in mouth, minor salivary glands, bump in mouth
minor salivary glands, bump in mouth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Erica - Your description of a clear bump along the inner mouth could definitely be a mucocele(a blocked minor salivary gland). The main problem with these glands is that rise and fall repeatedly, each time expanding internally and invading the space of other...

Oral Surgery: child having oral surgery, front teeth, baby teeth
front teeth, baby teeth, anesthesiologist: German - Anesthesia for a young child in the hands of a skilled anesthesiologist in a hospital setting should be fine. This is not something that should be done in an office. Yes the dental treatment sounds fairly simple, but on a 2 y/o anesthesia should...

Oral Surgery: DENTAL IMPLANTS PROBLEM, jindal aluminium, inferior alveolar nerve
jindal aluminium, inferior alveolar nerve, stiffness tightness: S.R. Jindal - I wish I could tell you that there would be a possible cure after a long period of time. If the doctors had removed the implants within two months and the pressure was removed from the nerve, then there was a decent chance of regaining full...

Oral Surgery: dead tooth, definite recommendation, proper advice
definite recommendation, proper advice, front tooth: Dear Robert, There is nothing wrong with a if it ain t broke don t fix it attitude, i guess it worked for the past 10 years . Bottom line is that there are many factors that one uses to determine a treatment plan for a patient I only have your subjective...

Oral Surgery: over denture or plate?, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Unless the teeth have been treated with root canal treatment already, it is dangerous to leave root bits in place under a denture. While it is correct that the bone may resorb away with the pressure of the denture, the only thing that you can do to prevent...

Oral Surgery: over dentures or plate?, root canal treatments, facial contours
root canal treatments, facial contours, broken teeth: dear moe, you can keep the teeth only if you have root canal treatments to each one to assure that there will be no infections developing while you are waiting 4-5 years. This would help preserve bone but you would not loose much in 4-5 years. Good Luck,...

Oral Surgery: drainage tooth # 4 (15 months post extraction), sinus drainage, amoxicillin 500
sinus drainage, amoxicillin 500, sinus pressure: Suzanne - You hit the correct approach now. You need to immediately make an appointment to see the oral and maxillofacial surgeon. If the sinus has been inflamed from the extraction, that needs to be addressed. Do not wait, contact the surgeon in the morning...

Oral Surgery: Extracting wisdom tooth, upper tooth, wisdom tooth
upper tooth, wisdom tooth, gold cap: Diane - It all depends on the other teeth. If you have two molars in front of it and you do not have an upper tooth that hits against the wisdom tooth, then an extraction would be okay. If, however, you have an upper tooth that hits against it, that upper...

Oral Surgery: Extraction question, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment, cosmetic dentist: Dave - Root canal teeth are, in general, more brittle, due to their lack of vitality from the root canal treatment. This brittle quality makes an extraction of a root canal tooth more difficult. The safest approach would be to have a board certified oral...

Oral Surgery: exposed bone and infection following extractions, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, clindomycin: Catherine - The exposed bone decreased blood flow to the area due to the lack of peristeum covering the bone. It might be osteomyelitis, but it just maybe due to a low blood flow to the region. I don t know what instructions you were given, but it is imperative...

Oral Surgery: exposed healing abutment on POD 2, graft material, bone graft
graft material, bone graft, warm salt water: Donna - Absolutely there should have been sutures to close the wound over the implant and the bone graft. Graft material will just flow out before it is set, and that takes weeks. I think checking for graft material, replacing it if gone and suturing over...

Oral Surgery: after extraction, apthous ulcer, apthous ulcers
apthous ulcer, apthous ulcers, warm salt water: J - I, of course, cannot tell you what the canker sores are without examining you, but often after oral surgery, the body reacts to the internal trauma and produces the sores (usually called apthous ulcers). Are they dangerous, no, but it is important to...

Oral Surgery: extractions after radiation, saliva flow, history of radiation
saliva flow, history of radiation, neck radiation: Dennis - Radiation decreases the blood flow into the bone. This decreased blood flow to the area alters the quality of the bone. The radiation, as I am sure you know, affects the saliva flow. This decreased saliva flow is what promotes decay and is what...

Oral Surgery: Failing Implant, oral maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar
oral maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar, tooth root: Dear Joe, It does sound like this dental work is botched , to me I am at a great disavdantage because I cannot exam you or view your x-rays. I would definitely get a second opinion from a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area. ...

Oral Surgery: Failing implant, upper molar, shock absorber
upper molar, shock absorber, periodontal problems: Joe - Unfortunately, this is a common problem when just plane lousy dentists try to replace teeth with implants. Implants are very stable, but they are not as stable as good teeth. The main reason is that a ligament holds the tooth to the bone and the implant...

Oral Surgery: Fractured jaw surgery numbness, front teeth, fractured jaw
front teeth, fractured jaw, jaw surgery: Stuart - It generally takes almost a full year or even a little more to regain full sensation. A good sign that the nerve is on the road to healing, it the development of an itching, burning or even shocks in the area that is now numb. It is hard to give...

Oral Surgery: Aches and Pains after Wisdom Teeth Extraction., oral surgeon, cheek
Oral Surgery: Aches and Pains after Wisdom Teeth Extraction., oral surgeon, cheek, gum

Oral Surgery: Fractured jaw surgery numbness, time cause, long time
Oral Surgery: Fractured jaw surgery numbness, time cause, long time, sleep

Oral Surgery: facial bone infection, gallium test, infectious disease specialist
Oral Surgery: facial bone infection, gallium test, infectious disease specialist, invanz

Oral Surgery: sliding genioplasty, jaw surgery, job
Oral Surgery: sliding genioplasty, jaw surgery, job, better with time

Oral Surgery: TMJ, Lock jaw after wisdom removal, sane advice
Oral Surgery: TMJ, Lock jaw after wisdom removal, sane advice

Oral Surgery: Tooth next to extraction site hurts, amoxicillin 875mg, 2day
Oral Surgery: Tooth next to extraction site hurts, amoxicillin 875mg, 2day, amoxicillin

Oral Surgery: facial bone infection, retina detachment, swollen cheek
retina detachment, swollen cheek, sinus infection: Sandra - If there truly is a bone infection, the site of origin and the spread of the infection can be defined by a CT scan of the bone. A more thorough series of diagnostic testing, including the CT scan and/or an MRI needs to be done. Tearing from the...

Oral Surgery: failed apiectomy, permanent teeth, endodontist
permanent teeth, endodontist, root canal: Laura - First of all, the mucous in the throat and head is not caused by anything happening with the lower second molar. Without seeing the xray of the tooth that had the root canal and apico, it is a little difficult for me to tell you if there is a...

Oral Surgery: fractured molar, third molars, new dentist
third molars, new dentist, speech impediment: Ali - Definitely look for a new dentist. If you are really speaking of the last tooth, it should be the first molar counting from the back and the third molar and eigth tooth counting from the front. If this is the tooth, removing it is still the best course...

Oral Surgery: General Swelling on Right Side of Face..., wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth removal, wisdom teeth, signs of infection: Andrew - It is a little difficult for me to be totally sure of the cause of facial change on your right side. With the removal of wisdom teeth, it is not unusual to have bleeding, which is usually stopped with pressure, by biting on gauze. In some situtions,...

Oral Surgery: gum graft problems, gum graft procedure, nightguard
gum graft procedure, nightguard, front teeth: Emily - It might have been the guard or just irritation from your mouth rubbing the graft area producing the bleeding. If it is no longer bleeding you should definitely start the rinses. Call the doctor Monday, advise him of what happened and see if he wants...

Oral Surgery: Hi Doc, I just recently had a genioplasty and I'm sort of unsatisfied., bone graft, silicone implant
bone graft, silicone implant, metal screws: Troy - that is a difficult question for me. I would need to see and actually feel the anatomy of the area and the relationship to the healing bone cut sites. So the doctor needs to be the one who decides which technique is best. The recovery time for...

Oral Surgery: help with congenital defect, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, partial denture
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, partial denture, bone graft: Janet - I think that insurance might help place a graft, if the insurance company new that the graft was for correction of a bone cleft. That is a common coverage. So you should see a knowedgeable oral and maxillofacial surgeon to contact the insurance company...

Oral Surgery: IAN Injury, wisdom teeth, nerve damage
wisdom teeth, nerve damage, numbness: Ranwa - The extent of healing depends on the type of injury sustained. Was it just trauma or was the nerve cut. The fact that it got better is a good sign. If the improvement is a decreased numbness, itching, burning or shocks, then healing should be progressing....

Oral Surgery: Implant placement in osteoporotic jaw, panoramic radiograph, alveolar ridge
panoramic radiograph, alveolar ridge, complete denture: Dr. Dhale - I wish I could tell you, just from an xray, if a postmenopausal woman with osteoporosis can have an implant. One thing you don t tell me is if this woman is taking an anti-osteoportic medication. That is a key factor in determining if a female...

Oral Surgery: Infection?, dissolvable stitches, warm salt water
dissolvable stitches, warm salt water, oral mucosa: Greg - It is a little difficult for me to determine if there is an infection. Anytime surgeries are performed in the mouth, there are millions of bacteria in everyone s saliva. These bacteria, if trapped during the closure of the wound and even if an antibiotic...

Oral Surgery: implants and mouthwash, oral bacteria, quality tooth
oral bacteria, quality tooth, periodontal problems: Don - a quality tooth cap, when placed, allows the area to be cleaned easily and daily, preferably twice a day, with brushing and flossing. What needs to be prevented by the rinses is a periodontal problem. It does not matter whether an alcohol based or...

Oral Surgery: Getting iv sedation, iv sedation, suboxone
iv sedation, suboxone, opiates: Randall - In the typical IV sedative technique, no opiates are used. The sedatives may have less of an effect, so the doctor doing the sedative must have experience and knowledge of your addiction history. If it is a general dentist doing the sedation, it...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Bone Cyst Surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cystic lesion
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cystic lesion, cystic lesions: Jill - Cystic lesions can produce a crimping of the blood veseels as the cyst grows. Besides causing bone destruction, the blood vessels to the teeth can be impacted and that can lead to the teeth dying. If the lesion is smooth on xray, it is most likely...

Oral Surgery: Jaw pain after implant surgery, warm salt water, sore jaw
warm salt water, sore jaw, implant surgery: Emily - I am rather disappointed that the dentist who inserted the implant just two months after the extraction of the infected tooth did not wait longer. History has shown us that waiting a minimum of 4-6 months after the removal of infected teeth is necessary...

Oral Surgery: jaw pain, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, david dewitt
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, david dewitt, skilled doctors: Valerie - Fortunatel, there are a number of board certified surgeons in the surrounding cities. The following are some names. 1) Dr. David DeWitt - Midland, TX - (432)218-9987 2) Dr. Ronald Smith - Lubbock, TX- (806) 792-6291 So give a doctor a...

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery n its side effects, lower jaw surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon
lower jaw surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon, involuntary twitch: Dear Sonia, It is not normal but many things can take place while you are healing but it is too early to tell you what the final outcome may be. Continue to follow up with your Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and follow their instructions carefully. Good...

Oral Surgery: Ligual tori remodeling, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: This sounds like lingual torus remodeling or sequestrum. The removal of the tori can be a big project so I normally recommend patients try to deal with this in isolated areas on an as needed basis. However, if you continue to be in severe pain you may have...

Oral Surgery: Lingual Mucosa, fluid retention, mucosa
fluid retention, mucosa, malignancy: Sharyn - Squamous Mucosa is normal tissue in the mouth. Mild edema means a little internal swelling with fluid retention. So basically this pathological response just shows normal tissue with signs of fluid retention and some inflammation. So there is something...

Oral Surgery: Locked Jaw, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: You should get yourself to an oral surgeon for further advice. It may be related to the removal of your wisdom teeth but more likely to how you are chewing after the removal. Most often, this goes away on its own. Good luck. Dr. Jeffery Bressman www.omfsurg.co...

Oral Surgery: Lump on jaw after fall, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, clicky jaw
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, clicky jaw, jaw muscles: Evonne - It is difficult to say if the lump is from the trauma of the fall to the soft tissue or if there is an injury to the jaw itself. You need to make an appointment with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to determine the extent of injury. I hope it...

Oral Surgery: lingual nerve injury, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: There are procedures that can be done to treat this unfortunate occurrence. What you need to do is to contact your state society of oral and maxillofacial surgeons to find out who in your area does surgical treatment of nerve injuries. There are very few...

Oral Surgery: lingual nerve injury, lingual nerve injury, oral maxillofacial surgeon
lingual nerve injury, oral maxillofacial surgeon, root canal procedure: Dear Robert, Yes there are procedures that will take the pain away but your tongue will be numb permanently. If there is a neuroma involved that can be resected and grafted. My best advice would be to see a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon....

Oral Surgery: Maddening Tingling After Wisdom Teeth Extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, mandibular nerve
wisdom teeth extraction, mandibular nerve, warm salt water: Kayla - It sounds like you do have some inflammation to that mandibular nerve. Was it caused from the extraction trauma traumatizing the nerve or was there bleeding into the nerve canal after the extraction that compressed the nerve. The good thing is that...

Oral Surgery: Mandibular advancement and TMJ, jaw joints, jaw arthritis
jaw joints, jaw arthritis, ortho surgery: Julie - I wish I could give you a simple answer that the TMJ will definitely get better after the orthognathic surgery, but without seeing xrays and examining you it is a little difficult. In general, orthognathic surgery has a tendency to balance the bite....

Oral Surgery: muscle spasms, ct scan with contrast, saggital
ct scan with contrast, saggital, open bite: Dear Candy, I am not exactly sure what you are describing, if I was your surgeon I would order a CT scan with contrast coronal, axial, saggital and 3-D views to access the situation. Your braces coming off is common, 2 weeks is no big deal, your pain is...

Oral Surgery: narrow arch/small mouth, weill cornell medical, cornell medical college
weill cornell medical, cornell medical college, weill cornell medical college: Maggie - What you are describing can most likely be helped, but only a skilled and knowledgeable surgeon can do so. You need to initially make an appointment with a skilled board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to evaluate you. That evaluation...

Oral Surgery: neck - sholder & stem neck & back pain after tooth extraction, jaw muscles, warm salt water
jaw muscles, warm salt water, neck muscles: Sharon - Of course I cannot be 100% sure without examining you, but it sounds like you are suffering from spasms of the jaw muscles. After the removal of supporting teeth for the bite, usually 1st molars which #3 is one, the jaw muscles can react and go into...

Oral Surgery: Osseous lesion, broken tooth, oral surgeon
broken tooth, oral surgeon, x rays: Sarah - Without seeing the xray, it is a little difficult for me to tell you what actually is going on. If bone was eaten away, a tooth partially destroyed or a hole in the bone, a biopsy will be needed. If, however, the appearance is of just an inflammation,...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery help paying, base of my skull, time survivor
base of my skull, time survivor, radiation treatments: Dana - I do not know the specific experience with any of the following doctors, but contact them and hopefully they can help. 1) Vanderbilit Unversity Medical Center, Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Dr. Samuel McKenna - Nashville - (615) 343-9404...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery & insurance, gingival curettage, gingival procedures
gingival curettage, gingival procedures, gingival grafts: Emily - Although the preparation work necessary to allow a graft to be placed is included in the above list, a graft is not covered. The alveoplasty, gingival procedures are important along with the gingivoplasty for a graft. So the dentist needs to speak...

Oral Surgery: oral surgery mishap, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, dangerous areas: Chris - As you said, there are no board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Greenville, but in a nearby town, McKinney, there is a board certified oral maxillofacial surgeon. I think you should make an appointment to see this doctor. His name is...

Oral Surgery: Pain a Week after #18 Molar Extraction, molar extraction, dry sockets
molar extraction, dry sockets, wisdom tooth: Jessica - Of course, without examining you it is a little difficult to be sure, but with the traumatic extraction you endured you could definitely develop a dry socket or other inflammation. The doctors who did the extraction should examine you again. I...

Oral Surgery: Palate Expander and Deviated Septum, palate expander, nasal septum
palate expander, nasal septum, maxilla: Nick - It is definitely possible that the expansion of the maxilla may have proceeded unevenly. the deviation in the nasal septum is definitely an indication of that. You need to speak with the doctors who expanded your maxilla. Surgical corrections are...

Oral Surgery: Possible Apioectomy, chronic inflammation, apicoectomy
chronic inflammation, apicoectomy, gold post: Janice - If there is no fracture, complete redoing of the root canal treatment, after removing the stainless steel post is the best approach to save the tooth. Once the root canal treatment is redone, then a new post and crown can hopefully be fabricated....

Oral Surgery: Possible dry socket?, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, bottom teeth: Kasey - There is nothing you can see to diagnose the dry socket. The best indication, besides the pain you are experiencing, would be a very bad taste in your mouth with very bad breath. So it could be a dry socket. You should immediately begin warm salt...

Oral Surgery: pain after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Stephanie - I cannot be sure without examining you, but you seem to have either or both a dry socket and an abscess. The surgeon needs to be more attentive to your problems. Both these occurances can produce jaw muscle spasms and you might notice a restriction...

Oral Surgery: poor workmanship, nassau county dental society, nassau county new york
nassau county dental society, nassau county new york, private dentist: Sean - First of all, the best place to report the dentist is at the Nassau County Dental Society. It is important that you see a good dentist, but I don t know a dentist in Nassau County, but I do know s few in Suffolk County. Let me give you the following...

Oral Surgery: Sinus infections post wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, sinus problem
wisdom teeth removal, sinus problem, forehead area: Tricia - I cannot be sure just by your description if the pain is due to a sinus problem, muscular spasms or a combination of both. I think, since the antibiotic seemed to have helped intially, that you might still have a sinus problem. I think you should...

Oral Surgery: Sinus Lift, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus lift
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus lift, oral and maxillofacial surgeons: Leigh - You are very intelligent to think that any other type of dentist, besides and oral and maxillofacial surgeon is wrong to do sinus lift surgery. There are many skilled board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons in that area. You can contact the...

Oral Surgery: Sliding geniplasty, sliding genioplasty, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
sliding genioplasty, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons: Tammy - there are many skilled board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons throughout the country who can perform the sliding genioplasty. Dr. Jeffrey Bennett - Indianapolis - (317) 278-3699 Dr. Richard Zallen - Denver - (303) 602-8236 Both...

Oral Surgery: Small solid showing up just from teh gum line painful, gum inflammation, root canal specialist
gum inflammation, root canal specialist, root canal treatment: Natural - Of course without examining you I cannot be totally sure, but it sounds like you have an infection at the end of the root tip of the tooth. This situation would, most likely, necessitate root canal treatment. A skilled general dentist or root...

Oral Surgery: Surgery, oral surgeries, unfortunatly
oral surgeries, unfortunatly, ent doctor: Antonia - Of course without examining you it is a little difficult to say when it can be corrected, but, in general, no surgery to the upper jaw should be done for a minimum of six months after the previous surgery. It would be a good idea to make an appointment...

Oral Surgery: sliding genioplasty, lefort osteotomy, nw wisconsin
lefort osteotomy, nw wisconsin, functional change: Amy - I have never heard of Dr. Eppley, but after looking him up, he is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a plastic surgeon. So he has and MD and DMD degree. He seems to have a lot of experience and training. He would definitely be a good...

Oral Surgery: my smile, oral maxillofacial surgeon, small jaw
oral maxillofacial surgeon, small jaw, dr steven: Dear Cherisse, Yes this can be corrected it is referred to a maxillary hyperplasia and can be corrected with surgery and Orthodontics. My best advice would be to see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon in your area. Good Luck, Dr. Steven...

Oral Surgery: swallon face!!!, root canal treatment, warm salt water
root canal treatment, warm salt water, strict regimen: Pamela - If your son is swollen and obviously suffering from a facial infection, it is important that it be taken care of before the infection spreads to his head. Antibiotics might help a little but if you are unable to afford the root canal treatment, he...

Oral Surgery: TMJ, Lock jaw after wisdom removal, tooth sockets, warm salt water
tooth sockets, warm salt water, wisdom teeth: Sarah - At three weeks after the wisdom teeth are removed, the jaw muscles are occasionally still in spasm. I don t know what instructions you were given by the surgeon to help encourage your normal opening, but there are a couple of simple things you can...

Oral Surgery: Tooth next to extraction site hurts, daniel daniel, many thanks
daniel daniel, many thanks, gum: Daniel - it is a little difficult for me to tell you the cause of the pain on the adjoining tooth. Is it trauma to the tooth and the bone surrounding it from the surgery or is it from the loss of a tooth that supported the bite and more biting forces are...

Oral Surgery: temple augmentaion, coronal incision, dental implants
coronal incision, dental implants, nerve damage: Jennifer - Temple implants should be relatively quite simple and with minimal potential problems. The key factor is the experience of the doctor doing it. Shaping the implant, whether the gortex strips or hydroxyapatite paste, is key to obtain an outcome...

Oral Surgery: tiny lip mucocele, minor salivary glands, lip mucocele
minor salivary glands, lip mucocele, warm salt water: Beth - Mucoceles are formed by a blockage of one of the hundreds of minor salivary glands located in the lip region. Many times the lesion will burst or just be slightly pierced and the area will gradually go away. The main problem that often occurs is a...

Oral Surgery: tooth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar tooth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar tooth, root canal treatment: Kim - If the nerve within the tooth has been injured or exposed due to the portion of the tooth that broke off, it is best to try to save the tooth using root canal treatment, if enough of the tooth is remaining to support a bite. Often after a root canal,...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, warm salt water, stiches
warm salt water, stiches, tooth extraction: Sheryl - I really don t understand the need for a packing after the extraction unless there was excessive bleeding. If there was bleeding and that was the reason a packing was used, then the who area could remain sore for a week or so. Dissolvable packing...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, jaw muscles, antral
jaw muscles, antral, tooth extraction: Lisa - An oral antral fistula just doesn t just form. It would be present initially after the extraction with water coming out of your nose when you drink water. With your symptoms, it sounds like you may just be suffering from spasms of the jaw muscles....

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, blood sugar levels, type ii diabetes
blood sugar levels, type ii diabetes, tooth extraction: Maya - At 148, there is definitely a sugar imbalance. Is it a type I or type II diabetes he has? I, of course, cannot tell, but it should be determined before the extraction. Most likely there will be nothing bad that will happen from the extraction, but...

Oral Surgery: tori, oral maxillofacial surgeon, panorex
oral maxillofacial surgeon, panorex, pain meds: Dear Leslie, Removing Tori on patients with teeth is usually not necessary, we usually perform this procedure for patients who require a full mouth extraction of teeth to accommodate a denture. The procedure is safe when performed by an experienced surgeon....

Oral Surgery: Uneven Wisdom Teeth affecting Facial structure, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, one of the lucky ones
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, one of the lucky ones, wisdom teeth: Diana - The situation on the left side could definitely be producing the increase size of the left cheek. You need to have this area examined by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. It may be nothing significant, but a low grade infection or a cyst could produce...

Oral Surgery: vertigo every morning since maxillary lift, oral maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, whiteouts: Dear Ilene, Your inquiry is very difficult to answer I am not sure that you have all of the facts correct. My best advice would be to see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon in your area immediately. Good Luck, Dr. Steven Saxe www.nvjawdoc@aol.co...

Oral Surgery: Weird sensation, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, weird sensation: Hollie - It is difficult to come up with a cause of these repeated muscle spasms in the floor of your mouth, under your tongue. These can occur from electrolyte imbalance or even a bite imbalance. I wish I could help define the cause, but I would need to...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth complication, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, wisdom teeth: Amanda - You don t say the type of doctor who removed the teeth, but it sounds like the problem lies in an exposure of the root of the tooth in front of the socket. When healing does not happen quickly and the bone does not form, the root of the tooth in...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Extraction Healing, wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction healing
wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction healing, lingual frenectomy: Betty - What you describe is not rally a problem. Often after surgery, the superficial cells on the gingiva die off due to the stretching of the tissues during surgery. The best thing you can do is to continue the warm salt water rinses, but increase it...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth remove, bone graft, wisdom teeth
bone graft, wisdom teeth, oral surgeon: Pam - Of course, without seeing your xrays I cannot be 100% sure, but it sounds like what the surgeon is telling you is just bunk . I have removed thousands of wisdom teeth without ever placing a bone graft. There is no reason for a graft unless the doctor...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom tooth (Please help), removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
removal of wisdom teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Shelby - Of course without examining you it is a little tough for me to know what ius going on exactly, but your symptoms of stiffness with opening, popping and pain is not unusual after the removal of wisdom teeth spasms of the jaw muscles can develop. ...

Oral Surgery: Two weeks after wisdom teeth extraction: swelling returns, wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water
wisdom teeth extraction, warm salt water, strict regimen: Kevin - If the doctor even thought you might have food stuck in the socket, he should have immediately gotten you into his office to clean it. What you can do that will help tremendously to reduce the swelling and discomfort, is to immediately begin a strict...

Oral Surgery: where's your wisdom?, oral maxillofacial surgeon, frog skins
oral maxillofacial surgeon, frog skins, wisdom teeth: Dear Marcos Ortega, I ll bet you did not think that I would answer your insulting question. I obviously cannot send you to dental school but I assume that you can read. Hopefully you will never need to see an oral & maxillofacial surgeon. If you do check...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth removal procedures, wisdom teeth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth removal, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, uncomfortable feelings: Gabrielle - Look, removing all four wisdom teeth at the same time in the hands of a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon is not dangerous at all. This is under local anesthesia or going to sleep with general anesthesia. In the hands of a general...

Oral Surgery: wisdom teeth removed, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, scar tissue: Lynn - First of all, a foreign body response means that there may still be foreign bodies (fillings, parts of a tooth chip, etc.) in that socket. To me especially where there is a foreign body reaction and the lump formed, I would make sure the area is fully...

Oral Surgery: 6 weeks post double jaw surgery, lower jaw surgery, gummy smile
lower jaw surgery, gummy smile, jaw arthritis: Hello Julie, 6 weeks postop is a really really a short time postop. You should not start to be concerned about esthetics until a good 3 months had passed.Don t look at yourself with a loop everyday, it does not help at all at this time and will leave you...

Oral Surgery: Bad taste in mouth 10 days after wisdom tooth removal, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Ask your oral surgeon for an irrigating syringe to use to rinse the socket out. This should be used for approximately two weeks after the removal of your third molars and will help to resolve both of the problems that you describe. While infections are a...

Oral Surgery: Bimaxillary Surgery, inferior alveolar nerve, gummy smile
inferior alveolar nerve, gummy smile, mental anguish: Hello again, Yes of course, you can send them to me and I will be more than happy to make suggestions.You can look up my different emails in google. Unfortunately, I am the only U.S board certified in France or Belgium.If you are willing to travel, I can...

Oral Surgery: Bone Graft?, oral maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, bone grafts: Dear Gina, The experts on bone grafting are your friendly neighborhood board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. The information that was provided by your dentist is incorrect, bone grafts if placed properly with correct patient selection should last...

Oral Surgery: Bone spurs-still attached?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water, bone spur: Jenni-if the dentist cannot come up with a reason or a cure for your pain then it would be best for the dentist to send you to a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon for an evaluation. Lingering terrible pain, like you re experiencing, is not good...

Oral Surgery: Broken jaw sugery wires out badly misaligned teeth, misaligned teeth, chin area
misaligned teeth, chin area, orthodontic treatment: Darci-the problem with your bite at this time, is mostly due to the Dr. not lining up the bones properly. To reestablish a normal bite, where most of the teeth touch, especially where there were many fractures in the jaw, is to have orthodontic treatment....

Oral Surgery: bone spur I think you called it tomas, bone spur, oral surgeon
bone spur, oral surgeon, spikey: Hello Judith, Well this sounds like a straightforward surgical removal with an oral surgeon. He will take an X-ray to make sure it is not anything else than a torus, then easily grind it down and solve the problem. I would suggest you contact a board cerified...

Oral Surgery: bone spur or torus, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth extractions
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, tooth extractions, bone spur: John-the removal of a torus is usually done by making an incision in the gum tissue above the tooth or around the margins of the teeth. The gum is then reflected back to expose the torus. Either a rasping of the torus can be done war in my have to be cut off....

Oral Surgery: Condyle Surgery?, oral maxillofacial surgeon, models photos
oral maxillofacial surgeon, models photos, jaw surgery: Dear Melody, Although your question may seem simple to you. Due to the individuality of each patient your particular problem is quite complex. What I recommend is that you see a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area. I would bring all...

Oral Surgery: cheek lump after two wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water
wisdom teeth removal, warm salt water, strict regimen: Afroditi - Immediately, she needs to immediately need to begin a strict regimen of warm salt water rinses for a full 5 minutes, 5-6 times a day. Do not put heat or cold on the outside of the face. You don t say so, but it sounds like the lump is on the...

Oral Surgery: crown, gum recession, gum tree
gum recession, gum tree, new crown: Mike - there is really no way to repair that crown, without causing more problems. It is, however, important that you keep that area clean so no further recession of the gums occur. I know it is expensive, but you should probably be evaluated by a periodontist....

Oral Surgery: Daughter's Oral Surgery, orthognathic surgery Steven A. Saxe Las Vegas, NV
orthognathic surgery Steven A. Saxe Las Vegas, NV: Dear Karen, You obviously need a second opinion but it cannot be accomplished through this medium. It is too complex and requires the study of all past and present records including models, radiographs, cephalometric studies and prediction tracings, operative...

Oral Surgery: Deep cleaning with Arestin, strict regimen, dental gum
strict regimen, dental gum, gum problems: Barb - First of all, Valtrex is a medication that attacks Herpes Zoster. Dental gum problems, that might necessitate the use of an antibiotic during the periodontal treatment, would not be affected at all by the Valtrex. Arestin is an antibiotic medication...

Oral Surgery: dentist broke my jaw and never tol me, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, massive infection
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, massive infection, tooth socket: David - Especially when an extraction is very difficult, such as yours, it is important to get an xray of the jaw and not just the tooth socket. I am sure the surgeon did a panoramic xrays to show the fracture. Your dentist was totally wrong in treating...

Oral Surgery: dry scocket, bad taste in my mouth, going to the dentist
bad taste in my mouth, going to the dentist, dry socket: Casey-you don t say in your question, that you had an extraction of a tooth. A dry socket is a reaction of the bone within the socket. If you did have an extraction and the pain and bad taste began a couple days after the extraction, then you might have a...

Oral Surgery: dry socket, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dry socket
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dry socket, bone formation: Joan-well, gelfoam is a product used, and placed in extraction sockets, to promote a quicker healing by allowing a stable blood clot to remain in the socket. So, what seems to have been done by the Dr., is not unusual or wrong. I don t know what her post...

Oral Surgery: Jaw "popping" part 2, orthodontic retainers, nightguard
Oral Surgery: Jaw "popping" part 2, orthodontic retainers, nightguard, oral surgeon

Oral Surgery: tori removal
Oral Surgery: tori removal

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth extraction pain lasting a long time, jaw muscles, wisdoms
Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth extraction pain lasting a long time, jaw muscles, wisdoms, stitches

Oral Surgery: Genioplasty/ chin implant, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, getting braces
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, getting braces, open bite: Eric-I personally feel that metal braces are better than Invisalign. There s a much more controlled ability to move the teeth into a proper position and produce a more balanced bite. The slenderizing of the teeth is often done to make any movements that...

Oral Surgery: Gummy smile after orthognathic surgeries, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gummy smile
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gummy smile, mental anguish: N-I have the name of one board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon Bayonne, France. It is a Dr.Chawket Mannai. He can be reached at (335) 595-9800 or e-mail:c.mannai@surgical.net I wish you well and hope this Dr. can help you. If you have any questions...

Oral Surgery: gold sheet for sinus surgery, dental supply companies, sinus surgery
dental supply companies, sinus surgery, gold sheets: Maryanne-gold sheets are not sold by many dental supply companies. The is, however, a company which does provide thin gold sheets that can be used for sinus surgery. The following is their website: http://www.cooperdentalimports.com.au/Gold-Sheets.html...

Oral Surgery: gum question, upper gum, bone growth
upper gum, bone growth, jawbone: Hello camille, Hard to tell without seeing you or a picture! I don t think it is malignant though. Sometimes people can experience some unexplained bone growth called exostosis but very benign and which do not need to be removed. I would have it checked...

Oral Surgery: gum question, warm salt water, upper gum
warm salt water, upper gum, jawbone: Camille - Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure, but it sounds like there may be another tooth there attempting to erupt. I understand your financial apprehension, but if the following does not help, you will need to see a dentist. Immediately...

Oral Surgery: gum surgery messed up my mouth, gum surgery, deep pockets
gum surgery, deep pockets, periodontist: Hello Linda, No linda, your gums should not look black. YOu might have some kind of local necrosis of your gums and your periodontist should have told you about the possible complications. On the other hand, if you had surgery that also means that you...

Oral Surgery: Headache After Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, oral maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral maxillofacial surgeon, taking pills: Dear Julie, headaches in general can be very difficult to interpret and diagnose their detailed origin, being pregnant can make it extra difficult to diagnose. It is possible that you have a dry socket you do not have to see bone , throbbing is usually...

Oral Surgery: help
Dear Naomi, I understand your concern. It is difficult for me to tell you exactly what it is by a photo alone. My best advice would be for you to follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area a Dentist may be able to tell...

Oral Surgery: Implant/Wisdom Teeth/Bone Grafting, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Steve, There were no x-rays attached. However, it is unlikely at your age that you would need a bone graft and membrane following the removal of your third molars. Studies show that up until the age of 25 most patients will get complete bone fill in the...

Oral Surgery: Implant, Wisdom Teeth, and Bone Graft, wisdom teeth removal, bone graft
wisdom teeth removal, bone graft, upper mouth: Steve - I, of course, cannot be sure without directly examining you, but I think the retreatment or apicoectomy of #10 is most important now. Waiting for the implants, as long as no infection or degenerative process is progressing, should not be a problem....

Oral Surgery: implants placement and x-rays, restorative dentist, cone beam
restorative dentist, cone beam, sterile technique: Hello, No it is not always necessary to take X-ray after surgery, during surgery is even less advised because sterile technique can be an issue. As long as the oral surgeon had made Xrays or more ideally CT scan or cone beam CT prior to the surgery, he...

Oral Surgery: Jaw pain after dental work, urgent care center, jaw pain
urgent care center, jaw pain, hematoma: Heather-of course, without examining you I cannot be sure, but it sounds to me like you may have suffered a dislocation of the meniscus (a cartilage this in the joint), which allows for the normal sliding of the jaw in the joint during opening and closing....

Oral Surgery: Jaw "popping" part 2, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water
removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water, muscle spasms: Andie - yes, the removal of wisdom teeth and a secondary infection can definitely precipitate muscle spasms. These spasms can cause a problem you re having with jaw popping. So the emphasis is to now try to reduce spasms of the jaw. You need to immediately...

Oral Surgery: Jaw "popping", oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw muscles
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw muscles, andie: Andie - Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure what is happening. From your description of the popping and now with pain, it sounds like you could definiitely have some inflammation within the joint. With inflamation, the joint gets a little...

Oral Surgery: Jaw surgery, bone plates, jaw surgery
bone plates, jaw surgery, cold weather: Aaron - Most screws don t if the surgeon placed it correctly with completed stabilization of the bone. If there is still a little mobility, even with the screws and without closing the patient down for a few weeks, the screw can loosen and produce a reaction....

Oral Surgery: Jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, body brain
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, body brain, brain function: Aaron - If the surgery is done by a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, there should be no body or brain function disability. As far as muscular, just like any surgery that changes the position of bones, the muscles need to adapt to the changes....

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery, internal fixation devices, bone plates
internal fixation devices, bone plates, jaw surgery: Jennifer - In my experience, I have always closed my patients down for a period of at least 4 weeks. There are some surgeons who use strong internal fixation devices, like bone plates, and they say their cases are successful. So there are different perspectives...

Oral Surgery: jaw surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, kuala lumpur malaysia: Ryan-I just did a little search for a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon that I too was unable to find one in Malaysia. There is however a few board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the adjoining country of Thailand. The closest oral...

Oral Surgery: two jaw surgery, double mirror, genioplasty
double mirror, genioplasty, jaw surgery: Hello Gina, Thanks for your very extensive mail. Of course, it is impossible for me to give a very accurate diagnosis without having all the data available (X-rays, scans, photos pre and post and operative reports). Also you have to understand that when...

Oral Surgery: two jaw surgery, double mirror, genioplasty
double mirror, genioplasty, jaw surgery: Gina - Yes, his website is quite convincing. The problem with doing the surgery two weeks after the evaluation and workup, is that to stabilize the bones permanently, a stable bite is necessary. This stable bite is created by orthodontics prior to surgery...

Oral Surgery: two jaw surgery revision, toronto ontario canada, seoul korea
toronto ontario canada, seoul korea, genioplasty: Gina - From the picture and xray you provided, the upper jaw seems to be in a good position in relation to the lower jaw. Saying that, to just move the upper jaw, without any change in the lower jaw, it would completely ruin your bite. I know you are...

Oral Surgery: Locked jaw!
Rachel - There are two possible causes for this increase of locking. The jaw muscles might now be in spasm and hold the jaw tightly into the jaw joint restricting opening. The second possibility is that the pre-existing problem with open was a dislocated...

Oral Surgery: lock jaw, definitive diagnosis, lock jaw
definitive diagnosis, lock jaw, oral surgeon: Hello Barbara, Unles, you are very swollen up and have a trismus (contraction of the muscles of the jaws), this sounds more like a TMJ problem with may be some meniscus displacement. I would suggest you see an oral surgeon who might send you to have an...

Oral Surgery: MMA oral surgery done for sleep apnea, oral and maxillofacial surgery, sleep apnea
oral and maxillofacial surgery, sleep apnea, oral surgeon: Hello Susan, Thanks for your letter and the photo. Of course, there are many (simple)ways to correct the flatness of the left side.One of them is a custom made implant made from a biocompatible material like hydroxyapatite can be easily fabricated and fit...

Oral Surgery: mandibular extension, muscular problems, anti inflammatory medications
muscular problems, anti inflammatory medications, lower jaw: Lori-mandibular extension surgery is a procedure that corrects more than just cosmetics. The creates a more stable bite which will reduce the chance of jaw or muscular problems later in life. The major risks involved in the surgery are caused by the splitting...

Oral Surgery: missing tooth area, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment, root canals: B - I personally do not know the following surgeons, but they are all board certified, knowledgeable and skilled. Contact anyone of them to get a second opinion. 1) Dr. Daniel Chin - (312) 642-1252 2) Dr. Marvin Greene - (773) 327-2400 3) Dr. Steven...

Oral Surgery: Nerve injury, nerve injury, oral surgeon
nerve injury, oral surgeon, anesthetic: Ana-it is always possible, once there is improvement, that the nerve me fully return to normal. I don t think you have any choice at this time but to wait and hopefully and nerve will resume normal function soon. It can take a year or more for full healing...

Oral Surgery: Numb left cheek and molars. Is it a cyst?, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus cavity
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sinus cavity, tingling face: Jeff-if there is a cyst blocking airway function, and clean out that cystic area is important. I am assuming that the doctor you will be seeing is an ear, nose and throat doctor. That would be an appropriate type of Dr. to correct the type of problem you have....

Oral Surgery: We need direction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, buccal fat pad
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, buccal fat pad, cellulitus: Hello Sherri, Your daughter s case seems to be complex without seeing her or have some x-rays. I don t think it s the buccal fat pad in the lower jaw! Has she had a CT scan or cone beam CT done?? Has she had also a surgical exploration to make sure there...

Oral Surgery: i need help, dental infection third molars steven saxe las vegas, nevada
dental infection third molars steven saxe las vegas, nevada: Dear Amanda, This sounds like a complicated issue that would require much data including the history of previous antibiotics, culure and sensitivity reports, radiographs and bone scans,lab values and a detailed physical exam and health history. My best...

Oral Surgery: numbness to tonge and gums, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nerve repair
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, nerve repair, lingual nerve: Jayme-I am sorry to hear about the problems and order is undergoing. As I am sure you know by now, the lingual nerve has a pathway that goes to the inner side of the jaw near wisdom tooth. This proximity needs to be planned for and addressed when lower wisdom...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery - Implant/Wisdom Teeth/Bone Graft, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, bone graft
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, bone graft, wisdom teeth: Hello Steve, You definitely need to have your lower wisdom teeh removed.Grafting at the time of surgery is very seldom necessary. I don t think that it should be done from the start for you.The oral surgeon can cautiously remove the teeth and expect a nice...

Oral Surgery: Oral surgery,removal of wisdom teeth, cephalexin 500 mg capsules, cephalexin 500 mg
cephalexin 500 mg capsules, cephalexin 500 mg, removal of wisdom teeth: Hello Sheetal, Sometimes, if the wisdom teeth were fully embedded and difficult to remove, it is not normal to experience pain and swelling for a few days and sometimes more if you develop a dry socket. Swelling is also normal and should decrease progressively.if...

Oral Surgery: oralsurgery/affecting sinus area, maxillofacial surgery center, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
maxillofacial surgery center, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgery center: Janice-I guess there always chances that an opening into the sinus could be permanent, but in the hands of a skilled surgeon chances of the opening be permanent are almost none. My suggestion is that you make an appointment with Dr. Peter Quinn and Philadelphia....

Oral Surgery: Pain in multiple areas of face after oral surgery, sinus headache, jaw muscles
sinus headache, jaw muscles, bone graft: Patricia-I of course cannot be totally sure without examining you, but it sounds like the pain you are having is due two significant spasms of the jaw muscles. As crazy as that may sound, there are two major groups of jaw muscles on each side of your face....

Oral Surgery: Pain in another tooth after extraction, inferior alveolar nerve, tooth fragment
inferior alveolar nerve, tooth fragment, wisdom tooth: Hello Anastasia, Yes you can have a deferred pain to another tooth because the inferior alveolar nerve is common to half of the lower jaw. I would nevertheless have that tooth checked to make sure that you don t have decay or enamel chipping. Usually basic...

Oral Surgery: Parent scared to death, wisdom teeth, soft diet
wisdom teeth, soft diet, pulling teeth: Hi Warren, First of all, don t worry too much as fractures to the face are very common and their resolution are most of the time very straightforward. I really would need to see the X-ray to give you a good assessment.But if the fracture did not go through...

Oral Surgery: PND after tooth extraction, post nasal drip, tongue spit
post nasal drip, tongue spit, molar tooth: Hello Again Joseph, Sure you can go ahead and have all your dental work done anytime. Exploration of the sinus can be done with a sinuscope at first and if necessary surgically should anything needs to be done. Usually the kind of taste you are describing...

Oral Surgery: Post Mandibular Surgery Numbness, loma linda univ, muscle spasm
loma linda univ, muscle spasm, oral and maxillofacial: Meg - Repairing a nerve injury for jaw surgery is possible, but it should be done within the first 2-3 months after the injury. I do not personally know of doctors near you that perform this type of surgery. There is, however, a residency program in Loma...

Oral Surgery: Problem with smile...., nvjawdoc steven saxe bells palsy las vegas, Nevada
nvjawdoc steven saxe bells palsy las vegas, Nevada: Dear Nishant, There are many conditions that can cause this problem some very serious some with simple remidies. For example Bells Palsey or perhaps Lymes Disease and many others. My best advice would be for you to Please see a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: post dental implant/bone graft pain, bone graft, warm salt water
bone graft, warm salt water, types of antibiotics: Pamela - It is a little difficult for me to tell you if the pain is from the implants, the bone graft, the root canal teeth or just bone inflammation. I don t know what instructions you were given, but rinse your mouth with warm salt water rinses for about...

Oral Surgery: Removal Of Bonded Dental Implants, oral maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
oral maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, atypical facial pain: Louie-without an xray of the area, it is difficult for me to say if there is inflammation directly around the implant. When the oral and maxillofacial surgeon evaluated you, did say bone had grown around the implant in the sinus? Do you say that there were...

Oral Surgery: Sinus infection 10 months after wisdom tooth removal, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Not likely that this is related to the original surgery ten months ago. However, since it is not impossible I would suggest a visit to your oral surgeon. Assuming that he/she does not think that it is related, you should see an ENT surgeon for further evaluation....

Oral Surgery: Sinus issues after tooth extraction, post nasal drip, oral maxillofacial surgeon
post nasal drip, oral maxillofacial surgeon, sinus problems: Dear Joseph, You may have several issues from your description including an oral antral fistula or infection. My best advice is to see a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area. Good Luck, Dr. Steven Saxe www.nvjawdoc.co...

Oral Surgery: Sjogrens Syndrome and dental implants, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, dental pathology: Jane-osteoporosis alone is not a contraindication for dental implants. The Dr. inserting the implants must be very experienced. Dental implants need to lay in place, and for usage, a minimum of six months in the bone before being uncovered. Waiting a month...

Oral Surgery: Stitching teeth together, definitive diagnosis, periodontist
definitive diagnosis, periodontist, gum disease: Hello Michell He probably meant splinting the teeth together with either metal or acrylic to stabilize but in no way solve the problem in the long run. You probably need to see a periodontist for a definitive diagnosis All the best to you Chawket...

Oral Surgery: seroious problem, bike accident, liquid diet
bike accident, liquid diet, 18th november: Ramjee - As long as the doctor keeps you in IMF for 6 weeks from the day he put you in IMF the bone should heal. You should be alright until you marry, but the 18th is too soon to remove the IMF A suggestion is, in addition to liquids, is to get a blender...

Oral Surgery: sliding genioplasty, sliding genioplasty, underbite
sliding genioplasty, underbite, differnt: Nina - Surgery can be reversed. To promote healing and make the bones stable, the surgeon may need to use abone graft. The first surgeon was totally wrong and obviously egocentric to not look objectively at the results on the surgery you had. I think seeing...

Oral Surgery: stiches in cheeks, wisdom tooth extractions, removal of wisdom teeth
wisdom tooth extractions, removal of wisdom teeth, cheek area: Diana-it is not normal that the cheek would be cut and the removal of wisdom teeth. The normal incision to expose the wisdom tooth for removal does involve cutting the gum away from the bone to expose the tooth. In suturing the incision the Dr. may have...

Oral Surgery: surgery cost, general anethesia, mucocele
general anethesia, mucocele, oral surgeon: Summer - I can only tell you that having performed many same day surgeries, no patient of mine, especially one who would be having a simple proedure, like your daughter s, have never been charged that type of fee. Speak to them and see if they accept your...

Oral Surgery: swollen temples, salivary glands, salivary flow
salivary glands, salivary flow, face pain: Hi Scott, I am not sure what you mean exactly by temple and the exact location. On the side of your face in front of your ears, you have salivary glands called parotids so may be you are developing some kind of inflammation there which contributes to obstruct...

Oral Surgery: TMJ, jaw muscles, facial muscles
jaw muscles, facial muscles, aching jaw: Hello Carolyn, No. Botox when injected in the specific jaw muscles should not make your facial muscles droop further.In addtion, it only has a temporary effect. It is hard to give you a specific assessment without a chart and X-rays. Has an MRI been done?...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth removal, second tooth
wisdom tooth removal, second tooth, abses: Hello Amanda, Complications like infection may occur after wisdom tooth removal especially when it was hard to remove or if the surgeon has little experience with it.Everything you are describing like occasional bleeding, trismus(difficulty to open) are...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction/Bone Graft, bone graft Dr. Steven Saxe las vegas nevada dental extractions
bone graft Dr. Steven Saxe las vegas nevada dental extractions: Dear Megan, I am not sure of the material used or if it is toxic, and from your further description it sounds as if you may be infected. Of course call your dentist if you find that you are not getting your concerns addressed appropriately, My best advice...

Oral Surgery: teaching
Syed - Good question. I would assume that you could teach, but if Tufts gives you a dental degree, then you should be able to practice. If only a masters (MS) is given and not a doctorate, I am not sure if you are unable to obtain a license to practice....

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, co amoxiclav, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
co amoxiclav, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar: Irene - If there is inflammation or infection associated with the tooth, a simple injection by the dentist may not be sufficient to overcome the inflammation present and get you numb. Specific block anesthetics, to numb the entire nerve may be appropriate....

Oral Surgery: tooth infection, root canals, tooth infection
root canals, tooth infection, antibotics: Hello Brenda, It is very unlikely you can die from your tooth infection even though it has been reported on very rare occasions. On the other hand, it is also very abnormal that you keep having infection on the tooth, that simply means that it was not...

Oral Surgery: tori, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, minor surgeries
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, minor surgeries, wise course: Jeff-without actually seeing the torus, it is a little difficult for me to tell you whether just removing a small area will be enough. Often minor surgeries over tori do not heal well. That is why probably the best course of treatment and one which would...

Oral Surgery: tori removal, partial dentures, gag reflex
partial dentures, gag reflex, general anesthesia: Karina - First of bruxism should have no effect on the growth of tori. It can be uncomfortable after the surgery. The surgeon is correct to do both at the same time, especially with your symptoms of swallowing problems, and with your speech problems. So...

Oral Surgery: will underbite teeth be permanent?, teeth correction, crooked teeth
teeth correction, crooked teeth, bone growth: Ayuni - 13 years old is still in puberty and there is a chance of continued bone growth. My suggestion is that you get evaluated by an orthodontist soon. If the Dr. feels that the crooked teeth correction alone will not alter your bite, then you might have...

Oral Surgery: unilateral posterior open bite, wisdom teeth, open bite
wisdom teeth, open bite, rare occurrence: Marianne-of course, without examining your daughter prior to surgery or seeing xrays of her from them, I cannot be 100% sure that something did not happen during the surgery to create an open bite. That, however, is a very rare occurrence in just the surgical...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth and Bone Grafting, oral maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
oral maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, bone graft: Dear Steve, The bone will fill in on its own most of the time without complication. My guess is that the last one is a crook check their credentials thoroughly, I doubt that they are board certified by ABOMS. My best advice is to see one of the other two...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mandibular nerve: Jacqueline-first of all fracturing the jaw to remove a tooth is almost never done unless there were other extenuating circumstances, such as an associated tumor. The proximity of the mandibular nerve two lower wisdom teeth is always close. From your description...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Yinka - The pain after rinsing is not good. It means that there is some inflammation present. If you are rinsing with salt water, I hope it is warm salt water. Warmth encourages a decrease in inflammaiton. It should not be hurting like you describe. The...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom teeth extractions, wisdom teeth extractions, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extractions, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeons: Tiffany-this is a very difficult question for me to answer without examining your xrays. The fact that you had coronitis once usually indicates that there is a good chance it can develop in the future. Each development of this infection eats away at bone...

Oral Surgery: widom teeth extraction
June - You are correct that rinsing so quickly is not good. Usually, if someone gets a dry socket, it occurs with the first three days, but it can occur up to 5-6 days after the extraction. So you need to be gentle still, but you now definitely need to do...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth extraction pain lasting a long time, wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction pain
wisdom tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction pain, wisdom teeth removal: Matthew - It obvious to me that you have an infection in the area. The bad smell, bad taste and the green drainage came from the area confirms that. Fevers do not always occur when the infection is localized. The fact, however, you were having the pain...

Oral Surgery: 2nd surgery mandble Ear pain, oral maxillofacial surgeon, open reduction surgery
oral maxillofacial surgeon, open reduction surgery, wisdom teeth: Dear Darci, I am sure that your complaints are not common but everyone reacts differently having their jaw wired shut. I would guess that your ear pain is related to surgery due to the open reduction of the Left Jaw joint, hopefully you are on antibiotics...

Oral Surgery: 3 year old/cracked molar, oral maxillofacial surgeon, pediatric dentist
oral maxillofacial surgeon, pediatric dentist, permanent tooth: Dear Wanda, It is difficult to give you options without examining the tooth and x-rays. My best advice would be to see your board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area to address your concerns. The permanent tooth may come in sooner since...

Oral Surgery: Black fur like blood clot, gum line, tooth socket
gum line, tooth socket, blood clot: Brittney-it is a little difficult for me to be sure, without examining you, that the appearance of the clot at the extraction site is normal or not. Occasionally, the blood clot formed in the tooth socket will go through periods of change as healing progresses...

Oral Surgery: Broken Jaw, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: James, You need to have a parent contact the oral surgeon that took care of you originally. Your question is too complicated to be able to answer over this type of format. The oral surgeon that took care of you should be able to easily answer your questions...

Oral Surgery: Broken Jaw, mandibular nerve, anesthia
mandibular nerve, anesthia, proper alignment: James-usually, lightheadedness after repair of a fractured jaw is due to muscular spasms. The spasms can occur from the surgery or in proper alignment of the bone pieces when the surgeon lined them up before putting the plates in. As far as the numbness...

Oral Surgery: Broken Jaw, jaw fracture, mandibular nerve
jaw fracture, mandibular nerve, broken jaw: James - Through the lower jaw, there is a nerve, called the mandibular nerve. With a jaw fracture the trauma can break the nerve, traumatize it or cut it. Depending on the extent of trauma to the nerve, the length of time until numbness goes away varies....

Oral Surgery: baby molar, warm salt water, gum tissue
warm salt water, gum tissue, food particles: Heather - Of course, without directly examining your daughter, it is a little difficult for me to be sure, but the brusing could come from a couple of sources. Probably the most common is while your daughter was eating, the food, as it was chewed compressed...

Oral Surgery: bad sinus after wisdom removed, wisdom teeth surgery, nose congestion
wisdom teeth surgery, nose congestion, sinus problems: KC - I have to tell you that I am quite frustrated with responses, like you got, from a surgeon. Sinus irritations and infections do occur occasionally after the removal of upper wisdom teeth. The reason is the proximity and communication of the roots of...

Oral Surgery: a bone turned into teeth, premolars, oral surgeon
premolars, oral surgeon, fishbone: Paul - This needs to cleaned out by a skilled dentist or oral surgeon. The gum, most likely needs to be separated from the teeth and remove the bone that may have pierced all the way to the underlying bone. Don t put this off. The longer you wait, the...

Oral Surgery: Is my dry socket back?, wisdom teeth, dry socket
wisdom teeth, dry socket, inflammation: Alana - packing the socket is correct, but just leaving it in is wrong. After a couple of days it needs removing and an irrigation of the socket is needed. This is repeated until all pain is gone and the socket is healed. Now that you are having pain...

Oral Surgery: excessive bleeding post-op, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: As long as the bleeding has now stopped it is nothing to worry about. Canine exposures do have a higher risk of having post-operative bleeding which can usually be controlled with pressure to the area but occasionally require some intervention from the oral...

Oral Surgery: facial collapse reconstruction, cuspid, orthodontic work
cuspid, orthodontic work, bicuspid: Pedro-Once teeth have been moved, the jaw muscles often compensate with the facial dimensions caused by the tooth movements with different appearance. These changes can alter the facial appearance. Once there has been a change in the musculature, just moving...

Oral Surgery: Gum Tissue, gum grafts, oral maxillofacial surgeon
gum grafts, oral maxillofacial surgeon, gum tissue: Dear Sue, I cannot answer this question because it is dependent on many factors. It can differ for a multitude of reasons including, the many products and manufactures on the market and the technique of the surgeon using it. My Best advice would be to...

Oral Surgery: head pain from oral surgery, bone graft surgery, oral surgeon
bone graft surgery, oral surgeon, oral surgery: Hi Sharon It is very complicated without seeing you to see what you have. You seem to be relating this to your bone graft surgery. To what extent was this surgery? What kind of bone graft had been placed? It just does not make sense this pain duration....

Oral Surgery: headaches after wisdom teeth, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, constant headache: Sandy - The surgeon was correct to suggest using a healing pad, but it must be placed from the temple region to the bottom of your jaw on both sides of your face 4-5 times a day for 5-10 minutes. In addition, because the jaw muscles are also attached in the...

Oral Surgery: hole in sinus after tooth extraction, oral maxillofacial surgery, tooth extraction
oral maxillofacial surgery, tooth extraction, surgery procedure: Hello Yani, Yes you do have an oro-antral opening and depending on the size, it may either close by itself (which does not seem to be the case) or will need an oral surgery procedure which should be done as soon as possible. You might check with the department...

Oral Surgery: Infected tooth extraction (dry socket), upper molar, dry socket
upper molar, dry socket, terrible taste: Kyt - If you did, in fact, have a dry socket, just placing the gauze, soaked with dry socket paste and leaving it will work to improve the problem for a day or two. Every two to three days, during the early healing period, the gauze needs to be changed,...

Oral Surgery: Infection after lower jaw surgery, lower jaw surgery, hyperbaric oxygen unit
lower jaw surgery, hyperbaric oxygen unit, mini submarine: J - the only sure way is to have the antibiotics stopped and see if the infection returns. With a plate and infection associated, the bone segments are rarely fused to each other. So if the surgeon wants to find out if the infection is gone he needs...

Oral Surgery: Infection After Oral Surgery, wisdom tooth, swollen gland
wisdom tooth, swollen gland, pain med: Hi Kevin, I fully understand your problem. If you don t have any specific medical disease (like diabetes or heart disease) then you did not need to be premedicated because actually the extraction of the tooth will get rid of the infection. Now it seems...

Oral Surgery: Issue with pin(?) following jaw surgery, pin removal, jaw surgery
pin removal, jaw surgery, nostril: Natalie - With the current sensitivity on the inside of your nostril and the non-painful swelling, it seems to me that the remaining pin may be producing inflammation. I know you are not happy about this, but removing the pin may be necessary. If your surgeon...

Oral Surgery: Lingual nerve damage after lower wisdom tooth surgery, lingual nerve damage, wisdom teeth extraction
lingual nerve damage, wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom tooth surgery: David - I wish I could suggest a specific neurologist, but I am not personally aware. A good suggestion would be to seek one who teaches at the U of Calif Medical School of San Francisco. The doctor should be able to see the location via a simple xray...

Oral Surgery: Lots of thick white phlegm could it be from bad tooth, swollen lymph node, white phlegm
swollen lymph node, white phlegm, bad wisdom: Reese - If the phlegm is colored greenish, then an infection in the sinus might be the cause. The tooth might be the cause. It sounds like it should be treated or removed anyway. Other than the tooth as the cause, I cannot be sure. It might not be...

Oral Surgery: Mucocele surgery causing another mucocele, minor salivary glands, oral maxillofacial surgeon
minor salivary glands, oral maxillofacial surgeon, unintentional habit: Dear Ashley, Yes, having a mucocoele removed can cause others to form for several reasons. The best approach is to remove them when they are present sometimes although rarely they can be a reoccurring problem but each time they are removed they are sent...

Oral Surgery: no movement on right side of face after jaw surgery, facial nerve, facial muscles
facial nerve, facial muscles, emgs: Robin - It sounds like the doctor irritated or stretched the Facial Nerve. This nerve provide motor control (muscle control) to most of the facial muscles. This situation can take some time to resolve, but since it is almost a year since the trauma, the...

Oral Surgery: Nightguard over retainers, wisdom teeth removal, orthodontic retainers
wisdom teeth removal, orthodontic retainers, nightguard: Andie - Probably the best approach would be to speak with the orthodontist who fabricated the retainers. Usually, the orthodontist can combine the effects of a retainer and a nightguard into one appliance. So contact your orthodontist and he should be able...

Oral Surgery: Numbness after surgery, upper gum, gum line
upper gum, gum line, facial surgeon: Hello Bedajii, I don t think you will loose part of your jaw or teeth, so please don t worry too much at this point of time. Numbness does not mean Dead! It means the nerve was probably stretched and the feeling sensation disappears sometimes for many...

Oral Surgery: Oral Splinter, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone fracture
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, bone fracture, child specialist: Carrie - The treatment all depends on if the bone fracture is present with or without root fractures. That is an important distinction. If the bone is fractured, the procedure is quite simple. A wire can be bonded to the surface of the teeth, like braces,...

Oral Surgery: Oral Surgery - Cranial Facial Surgery, soft tissue surgery, craniofacial surgeon
soft tissue surgery, craniofacial surgeon, facial surgeon: Hi Jessica, I really don t understand what you mean by messed up . It just does not make sense to me this kind of complications. To give you an advice, I need photos if not a little movie to see the facial expression. I don t know how a craniofacial surgeon...

Oral Surgery: Pain after oral surgery, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Hard to answer this without more information. Certainly dry socket is a possibility. In general, even when I am not convinced that a patient has a dry socket, I have found that treating them for one is helpful in reducing their pain. It is also possible...

Oral Surgery: Painful lump post-surgery, oral maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeon
oral maxillofacial surgeon, oral surgeon, emergency number: Dear Andrew, It is probable that you are developing an infection. Call the number.My best advice advice would be to follow up with your board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area today. Good Luck, Dr. Steven Saxe www.nvjawdoc.co...

Oral Surgery: permanent nerve damage?, Nerve damage
Nerve damage: Dear Amy, I would have the anterior teeth pulp tested to determine if any of them require root canal treatment. Additionally, it is possible that the Mental nerve was inflamed during the procedure to remove the bone plate 5 months ago and could take time...

Oral Surgery: how to prove a sinus perforation, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, root canal treatment, double mirror: Dave - Of course, I cannot be sure without examining you, but the production of a sinus communication with root canal treatment alone is rare. What can happen, if the tooth is or was infected, the bacterial infection could work its way through the bone into...

Oral Surgery: pulled tooth leaving hole in sinus, Oral Antral fistula, dental implants
Oral Antral fistula, dental implants, bone grafts: Dear Thomas, What you need is to be examined and treated by your local board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. This can develop into a severe infection if left untreated. The least of your problems are discussing bone grafts or implants. Good...

Oral Surgery: pus after tooth extration, warm salt water, pus
warm salt water, pus, suggestion: Ilemar- I cannot tell you why you might have an infection now, when you did not have one last year. My suggestion, to help remove any infection that might be present, is to immediately begin using warm salt water rinses for 2-3 minutes, 4-5 times a day. ...

Oral Surgery: Recently had oral surgery, immediate denture, gumbs
immediate denture, gumbs, reline: Dear John, Do not get frustrated it sounds as if you had an immediate denture and yes they do not fit after surgery like it eventually will. Your dentist should of explained to you that you will require several adjustments and a reline in 6 months which...

Oral Surgery: Recurring infection, oral maxillofacial surgeon, apico
oral maxillofacial surgeon, apico, abcess: Dear Luke, The information that you provided me is sketchy at best in order to determine the prognosis of your tooth. My best advice advice would be to follow up with your board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area. Good Luck, Dr....

Oral Surgery: removal of torus mandibularis after radiation, hbot treatments, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
hbot treatments, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cancer survivor: Pat - I fully understand your apprehensions about surgery and your history. Radiation therapy can increase the chance for osteomyelitis (bone infection). The removal of the tori is, most likely, necessary for a comfortable and healty denture. With...

Oral Surgery: Salivary Gland Tumor, salivary gland tumor, internal medicine doctor
salivary gland tumor, internal medicine doctor, mucoepidermoid carcinoma: KM - There are no nerves in the surgical site that could precipitate nausea. There must be another cause. I don t know what testing the surgeon has put here through, but before any tissue recontour the cause of the nausea is important. It might be a...

Oral Surgery: Severe health problems, swelling and pain since excision of 43 y.o. dental infection, maxillary sinus, sinus surgery
maxillary sinus, sinus surgery, new dentist: Susan - Well you have obviously been through quite a terrible period of time. If you wish biopsies to fully diagnose the presence of osteomyelits, that is potentially dangerous. Often surgery into areas of osteomyelitis can cause a proliferation of the problem....

Oral Surgery: Short Upper Lip, gummy smile, loss of sensation
gummy smile, loss of sensation, impaction: Hello Sasha, The question is to make sure you have a short upper lip (usually less than 18 mm in women and 20 mm in men)vs gummy smile. Lip lengthening is a safe procedure and does not lead to any loss of sensation.Recovery time is around a week but total...

Oral Surgery: Smile, soft tissue surgery, facial surgeon
soft tissue surgery, facial surgeon, open bite: Hi Jessica, I still don t understand what has happened and what you really have right now. In fact, I have never heard of this kind of complications in orthognathic surgery!! To be able to answer, I have to see you and evaluate your muscles in motion....

Oral Surgery: severe pain 12 days after wissom teeth removal, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Crystal, sort of difficult to answer your question without further details. Twelve days after the removal of your teeth, dry socket is not likely to be an issue any longer. Dry sockets tend to resolve with or without treatment in a period of less than...

Oral Surgery: submandibular gland tumor, signs of cancer, nerve damage
signs of cancer, nerve damage, radiation treatment: Donna - I cannot tell you whether that tumorous gland can be removed or not, nor can I tell you if if the tumorous gland can be removed without causing nerve damage. Just because it is the same size, it doesn t say if the gland is more wrapped around the...

Oral Surgery: TMJ Arthroscopy - do they find everything?, maxillo facial surgeon, mild inflammation
maxillo facial surgeon, mild inflammation, torn disc: Kim-I personally am not comfortable in using Botox to relax jaw muscles. There are much simpler and very successful treatments the to relax the muscles quite simply. There are also medications that are direct muscle relaxers that will relax the muscles and...

Oral Surgery: Tooth Extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, clove oil
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, clove oil, family dentist: Melissa-you definitely need to get back to the dentist. If you are having pain, three weeks after the extraction, something is going on in the region. Nothing should be protruding in the region after the extraction. Very often general dentists, who were not...

Oral Surgery: Trismus concern, local anesthetic, wisdom teeth
local anesthetic, wisdom teeth, extravasation: Hi Susan, I don t think this has to be with your age at all and I don t think this is a normal reaction perhaps your dentist is not using a proper technique and has some kind of extravasation in the surrounding tissues. All the best, Chawket MANNAĻ,DDS,Ph....

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, sara sara, wisdom teeth
sara sara, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Sara - If the need for your extractions are not due to an infection or painful condition, I think putting off the extractions until your menstrual cycle corresponds to the ideal time to reduce problems after the extractions. So rather than take a chance,...

Oral Surgery: tooth extraction, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth
wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth, dry socket: Hello Sara, I would suggest to keep your appointment. There is nothing in the litterature that can back up scientifically the relatioship between periods and dry socket. I think if you are in good hands with a job well done, you will never develop a dry...

Oral Surgery: tooth extractions and zometa/bisphosphonate, breast cancer recurrence, osteonecrosis of the jaw
breast cancer recurrence, osteonecrosis of the jaw, dental extractions: Cathy - I don t agree with the surgeon. In my opinion there is no purpose for the graft, unless the doctor was overly traumatic in the surgery and removed excess bone in the tooth s removal. Although I am an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, I feel that some...

Oral Surgery: tori removal, partial dentures, gag reflex
partial dentures, gag reflex, general anesthesia: Karina - First of bruxism should have no effect on the growth of tori. It can be uncomfortable after the surgery. The surgeon is correct to do both at the same time, especially with your symptoms of swallowing problems, and with your speech problems. So...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth Removal, wisdom teeth removal, food debris
wisdom teeth removal, food debris, food particles: Alexis-sutures ideally should remain in place for 5 to 7 days to ensure I m normal anatomic result. If the sutures come out early it can cause food and debris to gain access to the two socket. This can cause some soreness in the area. The best thing I can...

Oral Surgery: Apiectomy, oral maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft
oral maxillofacial surgeon, bone graft, dr steven: Dear Manny, It is probable that you do not need a bone graft. There are many circumstances that require that procedure none of which is usually performed by an Endodontist. My best advice would be to see a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon...

Oral Surgery: broken teeth, dental bridge, broken teeth
dental bridge, broken teeth, back tooth: Neel - Like the name, a bridge needs to be attached on two sides. There are occasions where a tooth at the end of the arch needs to be replaced where there is not a tooth on either side of the needed tooth. In that situation, a bridge can be fabricated...

Oral Surgery: Crown, root canal, apicoectomy, sinus infection, root canal procedure, sinus problems
root canal procedure, sinus problems, sinus infection: Carrie - First of all, you are correct to question why the endodontist did not place you on an antibiotic after the apicoectomy, especially since he perforated the sinus where the infection in the tooth was. Now you do not have pain or swelling in the area,...

Oral Surgery: cyst on the lower lip, minor salivary glands, saliva production
minor salivary glands, saliva production, reply asap: Sumdedha - First of all, what you describe is not cancer, but unfortunately it is usually from a blockage of one of the minor salivary glands ducts. These blockages do not stop saliva production, but it won t allow it to come out and it form a ballon like...

Oral Surgery: Dental Implants, fatal car accident, social security disability
fatal car accident, social security disability, bone graft: Nicole - I am so sorry to hear about the trauma you have endured. If your doctors were, in fact, actually paid almost 4 million for your surgeries, I think that they have been paid an adequate amount of money. With the amount they have already been paind,...

Oral Surgery: Dry Socket, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water
removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water, jaw muscles: Ashley - With the throbbing pain in the ear and eye, it does not actually sound like a true dry socket. One of the key factors in determining a dry socket is the very bad taste in the patient s mouth along with a terrible bad breath. If that is not the case,...

Oral Surgery: Dry Socket, dry sockets, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
dry sockets, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth: Brittani - If you are still having pain, the surgeon needs to irrigate the socket and repack it with a medicated dressing. Rather than waiting a while after the packing, the surgeon should have you return daily, then every other day to change the packing...

Oral Surgery: Dry Socket Treatment, dry socket treatment, wisdom tooth
dry socket treatment, wisdom tooth, first few days: Kim - Packing, removal of the packing and irrigating of the socket and repacking is important for the first few days after the development of the dry socket. The packing that has been in, now 6 days, should have been removed and checked no later than this...

Oral Surgery: dizziness, lightheaded, fatigue after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth
wisdom teeth extraction, removal of wisdom teeth, cause of dizziness: Ashley - the cause of dizziness after the removal of the wisdom teeth, under general anesthesia could be the medication used in the anesthesia. Some people have a decrease ability to break down the medication used for the anesthesia. I have seen this before...

Oral Surgery: After Effects from Apicoectomy, cough medicine, family physican
cough medicine, family physican, bladder infection: JoAnn - the following are board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons within Memphis. 1) Dr. John Cannon - (901) 756-8475 2) Dr. Bruce McCullar - (901) 682-9713 3) Dr. Gilbert Stein - (901) 755-1177 4) Dr. David Zelig - (901) 767-7741 I...

Oral Surgery: extraction pain, dry sockets, wisdom teeth
dry sockets, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Sharon - Of course, the problem could simply be poor healing from the extraction socket, but as simple as this sounds, it could be the tooth in front of the wisdom tooth site that is the problem. Often the healing that occurs in the dental extraction site...

Oral Surgery: Left Inferior Alveolar nerve damage, need advice, wisdom teeth, exact experience
Oral Surgery: Left Inferior Alveolar nerve damage, need advice, wisdom teeth, exact experience, neurotin

Oral Surgery: post genioplasty numbness and lip incompetence
Oral Surgery: post genioplasty numbness and lip incompetence

Oral Surgery: Severely Painful Maxillary Sinus Area, maxillary sinuses, implant patients
Oral Surgery: Severely Painful Maxillary Sinus Area, maxillary sinuses, implant patients, surgical option

Oral Surgery: success of implant(s) versus apicoectomy, bone material, odds
Oral Surgery: success of implant(s) versus apicoectomy, bone material, odds

Oral Surgery: Tooth abscess causing pain in bone and numbness in lip and chin, temporary filling, intense pain
Oral Surgery: Tooth abscess causing pain in bone and numbness in lip and chin, temporary filling, intense pain, numbness

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth and Smoking, wisdom teeth, jawbone
Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth and Smoking, wisdom teeth, jawbone, hero

Oral Surgery: full bone wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Junior - Especially with the pain you are having with the warm salt water rinses, it definitely sounds like you have dry socket. The dentist needs to place a medicated piece of gauze into the socket after irrigating the socket. This needs to be repeated...

Oral Surgery: Headache, removal of wisdom teeth, temple region
removal of wisdom teeth, temple region, warm salt water: Kathy - It is not unusual at all for many individuals who undergo the removal of wisdom teeth develop spasms of the jaw muscles. The symptoms of the spasms are varied and can include earaches, sore throats, tightness in the jaw opening and closing and headaches....

Oral Surgery: hole in gum tissue, bone graft, gum tissue
bone graft, gum tissue, mannai: Hello Rachel, No the bone will not grow in the hole by itself. You will probably need to have the implant removed and a bone graft placed again. After a period of healing, then another implant will be put in. Sincerely, Chawket MANNAI,DDS,Ph....

Oral Surgery: A hole in upper hard palate, hard palate, karachi pakistan
hard palate, karachi pakistan, tongue transplant: There are many ways to close oro-antral fistulas and tongue transplant is one of it for extensive hole in the palate.Obviously it depends on the case.There is no sequelae to the tongue which heals in a matter of days. Many techniques are available for this...

Oral Surgery: Impants, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, ocala florida
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, ocala florida, dental implants: Janet - A skilled an honest oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a board certified one. If you want, you can send me the name of the surgeon and I will tell you if he is board certified. I will also try to find out his experience and the quality of his knowledge....

Oral Surgery: Left Inferior Alveolar nerve damage, need advice, inferior alveolar nerve, inferior alveolar nerve damage
inferior alveolar nerve, inferior alveolar nerve damage, nerve repair: Tiffany - Dr. Michael Hauser is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. I think going out of your area for an opinion would be the best approach, especially with the surgeon who does not really communicate with you. Every surgeon has different...

Oral Surgery: infection, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mg qid
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, mg qid, agonizing pain: Jeanne - First of all, definitely make an appointment with a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to evaluate what is going on. The possible causes are infection of the bone, the implant is cracked, the implant and the crown was not properly placed...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Surgery, premolar teeth, wisdom teeth
premolar teeth, wisdom teeth, bottom teeth: Jasmine - The pictures of the girl you provided is a fairly classical example of someone who had a skeletal abnormality that was corrected with surgery and left her a very attractive woman vs how she was prior to the surgery. Discussing your situation,...

Oral Surgery: jaw, neck, chest and ear pain, oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth
oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth, ear pain: Dear Alicia, The scenario you have described is not normal. My best advice would be for you to follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and a ENT or Otolaryngologist in your area. Good Luck, Dr. Steven Saxe www.nvjawdoc.co...

Oral Surgery: jaw reduction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw reduction surgery
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw reduction surgery, full time job: Rita - If you were not scared and apprehensive about surgery to correct what you have be enduring for many years, you would not be normal. In the hands of a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, not only will the pain resolve, but you will begin...

Oral Surgery: Lingual nerve injury, lingual nerve injury, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
lingual nerve injury, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar extraction: Jeni - Trauma to the lingual nerve, without cutting of it is often reversible on its own. Usually traumatic injury is given about 2 months to resolve before anything is directly done to correct the problem. That it, unless a cutting of the nerve occurred,...

Oral Surgery: Lower Denture Nerve Pain, bone graft, nerve pain
bone graft, nerve pain, prosthodontist: Brenda - I really cannot tell what is appropriate without seeing xrays of the area. In general, wearing a denture for 30 years, if that denture is not adjusted every year or two, will put excess forces on the bone and cause it to resorb. As far as a...

Oral Surgery: Lower Ridge Augmentation, bone reconstruction, ridge augmentation
bone reconstruction, ridge augmentation, jaw bone: Hello Brenda, Obviously, it is difficult to give you a straight answer without looking at the CAT scan. This being said, if you have tingling, it means that you have extreme resorption of your jaw bone and that implants cannot be placed if there is no...

Oral Surgery: lip incompetence and mentalis strain, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, surgery thanks
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, surgery thanks, chin augmentation: Mary - Lip incompetence and mentalis strain are not affected with dermal fillers. Usually the situation you describe is usually caused by a skeletal change which causes excess forces produced by the muscles to provide normal function and appearance. ...

Oral Surgery: ll the best,, bone graft, bone tumor
bone graft, bone tumor, 3d scan: Hello Jamal, Brefore answering, I really need to know 2 very important issues: 1-What kind of tumour is it? They should have done a biopsy and have the results available to you.It does not make sense to rinse it out without knowing what it is! 2-Copy...

Oral Surgery: How long does it take for the holes to heal, oral maxillofacial surgeon, water pik
oral maxillofacial surgeon, water pik, wisdom teeth: Dear Sarah, The holes should of normally closed by now unless you continuously distub the healing process by vigorous cleaning of them ie.water pik or sticking things in the hole, which would delay the process. My best advice would be for you to follow...

Oral Surgery: Mental Nerve Damage Surgery, mandibular nerve, nerve surgery
mandibular nerve, nerve surgery, nerve root: Darlene - Absolutely the nerve surgery would be the wrong thing. Rather than doing surgery, a simple injection of alcohol into the mental canal or root of the mandibular nerve will kill off the nerve. It will produce permanent numbness just like the surgery,...

Oral Surgery: molar tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar tooth
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar tooth, warm salt water: Joan - From your dentist s response, I am assuming he is not an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Removing the bone now will prevent other problems. So it should be removed now. If you doctor does not feel skilled to do it, have him refer you to a board certified...

Oral Surgery: Oral thrush after implant surgery, oral thrush, oral candidiasis
oral thrush, oral candidiasis, nystatin suspension: Hello Alexis, Antibiotic prescription is almost systematic in implant surgery. sometimes oral candidiasis can occur and usually last a couple of weeks. You can go ahead and brush any remaining areas to help for a quick healing which should be uneventful....

Oral Surgery: Orthognathic surgery question, jaw joints, frequent headaches
jaw joints, frequent headaches, orthodox treatment: Hello Amanda, Yes it is true that in Class II patients like you have (overbite) and more specifically in female, TMJ symptoms and problems are frequent.It is also true that Orthognathic surgery can improve the symptoms even though the joint is not directly...

Oral Surgery: oral-antral fistula, sinus cavity, gastro intestinal problems
sinus cavity, gastro intestinal problems, sinus infection: Hello Frank, Clindamycin is known to cause gastro-intestinal problems and is more specific against some aggressive germs. I think you can be placed on Penicillin or Erythromycine with no consequence. As far as your oro-antral fistula goes, yes you need...

Oral Surgery: oral fistula after wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom teeth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, upper molar: Mara - If the area is draining, it means that the sinus is most likely infected and, if that is the situation, the hole from the socket into the sinus (oral antral communication)will not heal. That infection nees to be addressed and cured. Then complete...

Oral Surgery: oral mucocele / mixed benign parotid tumor, oral maxillofacial surgeon, parotid tumor
oral maxillofacial surgeon, parotid tumor, nancy weber: Dear Nancy, As long as the lesion is a mucoceole, which should only be verified by a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, there is no connection. My best advice would be to follow up with your local OMFS in your area for an exam to confirm the...

Oral Surgery: Pain 3 weeks after gland excision, ent doctor, persistent pain
ent doctor, persistent pain, calculi: Hello Cathy, It seems not very normal to have this kind of persistent pain.It should be rather a discomfort even if the gland was infected. I would wait a couple more weeks prior to asking your surgeon again or visit another one for a second opinion. ...

Oral Surgery: Pain after extraction, diclofenac sodium, oral contraceptives
diclofenac sodium, oral contraceptives, pain killers: Hello Afy, Sorry for the late answer. Hopefully by now, you are better since it is more likely to be a dry socket even though the mucosa has started to form because it involves more the underlying bone. It will take a good couple of weeks with a decreasing...

Oral Surgery: Problems, dry socket treatment, warm salt water
dry socket treatment, warm salt water, weird tastes: Lexus - You are the correct one. What is going on is not good and should be evaluated. One treatment for a dry socket is rarely enough. Usually, multiple treatments and irrigation of the extraction socket are necessary in a dry socket treatment. The fact...

Oral Surgery: pain and sinus opening, left nostril, water mouth
left nostril, water mouth, back tooth: Hello Sandra, Yes you need to see an oral surgeon ASAP. YOur dentist had probably noticed that some of the bone came off with the extraction and that your sinus was open at the time of the extraction. He should have closed it or send you to see an oral...

Oral Surgery: post extraction pain, wisdom tooth extraction, bony fragment
wisdom tooth extraction, bony fragment, warm salt water: Kendra - Fortunately, it does not sound like you have a dry socket. You do, probably, have inflammation in the area. The bony fragment can cause the pain. I don t know what instructions you were given after the extraction, but you should immediately begin...

Oral Surgery: post genioplasty numbness and lip incompetence, eye teeth, genioplasty
eye teeth, genioplasty, doctor answer: Joe - You problem with closing is not uncommon,even if the nerve is not cut. You are correct that there is muscular detachment, which is later reattached. This surgery often causes the muscles to become weak for a while. You need to be patient now. After...

Oral Surgery: roof of mouth and gums, gum disease, roof of mouth
gum disease, roof of mouth, white stuff: Debra - I, of course, cannot be sure without examining you, but it sounds like you are having some type of inflammatory problem. It could be infected teeth or advanced gum disease causing the problem you describe. If left alone and it is an infection, it...

Oral Surgery: Second Molars, second molars, oral maxillofacial surgeon
second molars, oral maxillofacial surgeon, scarlette: Dear Scarlette, It is highly unusual to have your second molars removed. There are many factors responsible for pain. My best advice is to follow up with a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in your area. Good Luck, Dr. Steven Saxe www.nvjawdoc.co...

Oral Surgery: Severely Painful Maxillary Sinus Area, maxillary sinus, sinus surgery
maxillary sinus, sinus surgery, sinus infection: Nikki - I am not truly knowledgeable about the following two programs, but they seem to be highly skilled and hopefully they can help you. 1) University of Michigan School of Dentistry- Depart of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (734) 764-1542 Ann Arbor...

Oral Surgery: Sotradecol, david basi, oral and maxillofacial surgeons
david basi, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, sotradecol: Vern - sotradecol is medication used for the treatment of a neuralgia that has not responded to any other treatment. The first thing you need to know is that although the sotradecol will remove or reduce the pain, it will leave the area completely numb forever,...

Oral Surgery: Suspecting dry socket, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, kay kay
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, kay kay, dry socket: Kay - It is, of course, a little difficult for me to determine if you have a dry socket or not. It sounds like your dentist is not really sure what is going on. My suggestion is to get a second opinion form an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The pain could...

Oral Surgery: success of implant(s) versus apicoectomy, bovine material, apicoectomy
bovine material, apicoectomy, bone loss: ML - There are so many stories presented to patients to guide or force them into doing one thing versus another approach. First of all, after an apicoectomy, there really isn t much reason or is it even usually correct to place bovine or other bone in the...

Oral Surgery: Tooth abscess causing pain in bone and numbness in lip and chin, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cause numbness
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, cause numbness, burning sensation: Bryelle - First of all, your dentist is a little incorrect in saying that infection cannot cause numbness. Infection can produce damage to the nerve and cause numbness. With the prolongued infection and the numbness, you should not be seeing a general...

Oral Surgery: Tooth extraction... dry socket, anti biotics, back tooth
anti biotics, back tooth, dry socket: Jenny - I, of course, cannot be sure what is occurring without examining you, but it sounds like you have developed an inflammatory condition called a dry socket . This type of situation requires the dentist to see you daily initially to pack the socket...

Oral Surgery: Upper wisdom teeth removal, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: Unfortunately, their is not much you can do once you follow the instructions given to you by your doctor to prevent dry socket. Rest assured however, that stitches do not prevent dry socket. It is very common for us not to place any stitches in upper wisdom...

Oral Surgery: uneven jaw, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wearing braces
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, wearing braces, wisdom teeth: Louie - the situation you had with the jaw uneven cannot usually be fully corrected with orthodontic treatment alone. Often the bone itself is the cause. My suggestion is for you to go and get yourself examined by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. That...

Oral Surgery: Whitish appearance of my tongue sides, oral hairy leukoplakia, burning sensation
oral hairy leukoplakia, burning sensation, hello doctor: Simon - Like I said previously, I do not see anything that is abnormal. The slight enlargement of the salivary gland cells is not uncommon and can occur from slow saliva production on the day of the picture due to a lower intake of fluids by you that day....

Oral Surgery: Widsom teeth extracted-pain two months later, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw fractures
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw fractures, jaw muscles: Donna - I, of course, do not know your medical history, but by some chance are you taking medication to prevent osteoporosis. Many women who are in or past menopause take medication to prevent a thinning and weakening of the bone. If you are taking such...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth, oral maxillofacial surgeon, sinus cavity
oral maxillofacial surgeon, sinus cavity, molly dear: Dear Molly, You can look at this two ways one be a preventive person and get them out before they bother you or a reactive person and get them out as soon as they begin to bother you. Either way is acceptable as long as you do not delay the inevitable....

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Teeth and Smoking, warm salt water, wisdom teeth
warm salt water, wisdom teeth, wunderle: James - Ideally, it is best to resume a normal chewing diet at about 10 days after the surgery. The 16th is nine, but if you are healing well, you can probably do the steak, but be careful to cut small pieces to chew. If you have had the sutures removed,...

Oral Surgery: Wisdom Tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
wisdom tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warm salt water: Ash - Of course, without examining you I cannot be sure, but it sounds like you have an infection. You need to immediately begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses for a full 5 minutes, for a minimum of 4-5 times a day. The infection should begin to drain...

Oral Surgery: wisdom tooth troubles, time melissa, wisdom teeth
time melissa, wisdom teeth, wisdom tooth: Melissa - I, of course, cannot be sure but once a wisdom tooth becomes inflamed, bacteria becomes trapped under the gum area. The antibiotic will calm down the inflammation and infection, but it will reoccur. As the infection developed it ate away at the...

Oral Surgery: ???, muscle contraction, max dose
muscle contraction, max dose, root canal: Hello Shawn, It sounds like the injections were not done properly and that you have a trismus (muscle contraction) from the trauma of the injections. Unless you have a big infection with swelling, fever and pain then I would continue with antibiotics if...

Oral Surgery: 3rd molar extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar extraction
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, molar extraction, bone grafts: Russ - what I don t understand in the first place is the loss of bone from the extraction. That is not common. The loss of bone now is very strange, unless there is a growth in the area or the surgeon, who removed the tooth, was very aggressive and removed...

Oral Surgery: #4 tooth, periodontal problems, mucus
periodontal problems, mucus, saliva: Joyce - I am really not sure the connection. If the tooth has extensive periodontal problems that can hold onto bacteria and give off an altered saliva that can be thick. Another possibility, again I cannot be sure, is that the tooth has inflamed the sinus....

Oral Surgery: 4 year old tooth extraction or baby root canal and crown?, permanent teeth, upper teeth
permanent teeth, upper teeth, front teeth: Valerie, this is a common problem with young children. The is always a question about whether advanced treatment of baby teeth, which may be lost fairly shortly should be performed. I have seen many children, about your daughter s age, who have lost their...

Oral Surgery: Black spot on gum, oral maxillofacial surgeon, malignant melanoma
oral maxillofacial surgeon, malignant melanoma, amalgam tattoo: Dear Nicole, Most likely it is nothing to worry about. I would definitely stop smoking now while you still can. It could be anything from a Amalgam Tattoo to a malignant melanoma, I would see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon immediately...

Oral Surgery: bone morphogenetic protein, cleft lip and palate, bone morphogenetic protein
cleft lip and palate, bone morphogenetic protein, unilateral cleft lip: Kelli - I, personally, have never used bmp, but I have heard from others that they are enthusiastic about this approach. A great reduction is trauma and discomfort is one of the main improvements of this technique. As far as I know, it is still somewhat...

Oral Surgery: bone transplant for implants, warm salt water, soft diet
warm salt water, soft diet, blood flow: Stefanie - the best thing you can do to help insure healing, is to be gentle with the area, but you need to keep it clean during the healing. Just 4 days after the surgery, a soft diet alone is important. After a week, warm salt water rinses a few times...

Oral Surgery: braces, ft bragg nc, oral and maxillofacial surgeon
ft bragg nc, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, jaw muscles: Kristen - It is difficult to predict what any insurance company may say. In general, the insurance companies look to not pay. That is why the oral and maxillofacial surgeon must work together with your physician to come up with a reason why the treatment...

Oral Surgery: Chin reduction post BSSO, oral and maxillofacial surgery, soft tissue problems
oral and maxillofacial surgery, soft tissue problems, oral and maxillofacial surgeons: Chris - I do not personally know of oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the San Diego area that I would recommend. My suggestion is for you to travel a little north to the LA area to see skilled surgeons at UCLA or USC. Both of these have oral and maxillofacial...

Oral Surgery: crown lengthening surgery and standards, root canals, permanent bridge
root canals, permanent bridge, local anesthesia: April - In the hands of akilled doctor, this is one of the simplist surgeries and the postoperative healing should not be very painful. A bandage is applied over the surgical site to protect it and to help allow the healing into the new position. Basically,...

Oral Surgery: DRY SOCKET PLEASE HELP, toxic shock syndrome, oral maxillofacial surgeon
toxic shock syndrome, oral maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom teeth: Dear Alexa, There may be many factors to properly evaluate. Normally I would not leave a packing in for that long. My best advice would be to see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon in your area to examine you and review your health history....

Oral Surgery: Exposed bone in jaw after surgery, warm salt water, bone graft
warm salt water, bone graft, gum tissue: Kelly - Actually, usually, smoothing the bone in that delicate region is probably the best and safest course of treatment. As far as the salt water, simply 1 teaspoon for 1 glass of water. I hope that area heals soon. Any further questions, feel free to...

Oral Surgery: Exposed bone after wisdom tooth extraction and osseus surgery, wisdom tooth extraction, gum flap surgery
wisdom tooth extraction, gum flap surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeon: Pam - I hate to tell you this now, but your problem is the result of a periodontist going beyond his skills in gum treatment. I have seen this problems many times and have been contacted on this website for similar problems. The poor removal of a tooth and...

Oral Surgery: extractions, warm salt water, bone spurs
warm salt water, bone spurs, strict regimen: Diana - Bone spurs are not common after extractions, unless the doctor traumatized the bone surrounding the tooth and did not clean the area out after the extraction. They can go away on their own, but that can take a long time. You need to immediately...

Oral Surgery: Facial asymmetry, facial asymmetry, saggital split
facial asymmetry, saggital split, bsso: Suneeta - First of all, I would be happy to try to help guide you. Let me tell you, first of all, that unless there is a defintive deformity of the mandibular condyle due to its overgrowth, the condylar surgery is often fraught with future problems. I say...

Oral Surgery: Failed nerve block application, mental foramen, nerve block
mental foramen, nerve block, mandible bone: Jane - I am so sorry to hear about the trials and tribulations you have had to endure. If the doctors are not capable of coming up with a cause or solution, it might be best for you to seek an evaluation elsewhere (preferably a major medical center). I don...

Oral Surgery: Fistula, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum line
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, gum line, upper teeth: Sharon - If indeed you still have a fistula, there is no reason that it cannot be closed. This may not be a simple closure, but often long term fistulas require the sinus to be cleaned at the same time. It sounds like the surgeon you have been seeing is...

Oral Surgery: bone morphogenetic protein
Oral Surgery: bone morphogenetic protein

Oral Surgery: infection of the plate or cancer, cheek, dentists
Oral Surgery: infection of the plate or cancer, cheek, dentists, mom

Oral Surgery: Narrow upper jaw, upper jaw, jaws
Oral Surgery: Narrow upper jaw, upper jaw, jaws, braces

Oral Surgery: GA wisdom teeth extraction, glenview, oral
glenview, oral, surgeon: These are all questions that you really need to address to your oral surgeon. In general, patients under anesthesia for wisdom tooth removal in the oral surgeons office are not intubated although different offices practice differently. The type of anesthesia...

Oral Surgery: Impacted tooth, quality dentist, wisdom tooth
quality dentist, wisdom tooth, xrays: C.J. - This is a difficult question for me to answer without actually seeing xrays of the area and the area itself. If there is a tremendous amount of bone loss and the pockets around these teeth allow bacteria to grow and form infections, there is no other...

Oral Surgery: Itching, numbness, pain after IAN severed, oral maxillofacial surgeon, anatomical variations
oral maxillofacial surgeon, anatomical variations, teeth and gums: Dear Christine, Unfortunately there is no such dentist or OS. Under most circumstances anatomical variations are the culprit when nerve injuries occur. I am not sure when this injury occurred but it may be in the process of healing if it was less than...

Oral Surgery: infected sutures?, wisdom teeth, sutures
wisdom teeth, sutures, dr steven: Dear Tasmin, Go back and see the surgeon, did they put you on antibiotics, if not perhaps they should. The sutures may be under the plaque in your mouth gently brush and have them review the instructions with you. Good Luck, Dr. Steven A. Saxe DMD...

Oral Surgery: infection of the plate or cancer, bone plates, jaw bone
bone plates, jaw bone, molar: Kathryn - Chemotherapy alone will not allow the jaw bone to break. Stabilizing the jaw is important to allow healing, but a bone plate in such a situation is not usually the best solution. Like in your mother s situation, infection can occurs from bone plates....

Oral Surgery: infection after wisdom teeth removal, wisdom teeth removal, removal of wisdom teeth
wisdom teeth removal, removal of wisdom teeth, warm salt water: Jon - It is, of course, a little difficult for me to be totally certain what is going on without examining you, but your symptoms are not uncommon. After the removal of lower wisdom teeth, the jaw muscles often go into spasm. These spasms can stimulate...

Oral Surgery: Jaw Reduction, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, plaster models
oral and maxillofacial surgeon, plaster models, sara sara: Sara - If you are unhappy with your jaw line, there are probably a surgical procedure that can reshape the jaw. It is imperative that you have a doctor who will do a work-up, including xrays, facial pictures and plaster models of your bite. This combination,...