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Reasons You Need to See a Craniofacial Surgeon

Reasons You Need to See a Craniofacial Surgeon

by Natalie (SU)
Not everyone needs a craniofacial surgeon, but when you do, it is very important that you seek appropriate treatment from one of these highly skilled and qualified specialists. Craniofacial surgeons are dentists and medical doctors, that, after finishing residencies in either oral and maxillofacial surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, or ear nose and throat surgery, then complete a fellowship that trains them in treating complex deformities of the head, skull, face, jaw, and neck. While some children are born with congenital abnormalities, others may develop deformities as they grow, and still other people develop problems as a result of other medical issues or trauma.

Oral Surgeon: More than Wisdom Tooth Removal

Oral Surgeon: More than Wisdom Tooth Removal

by Stephanie Meadows
By the age of eighteen, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function, playing an integral role in chewing, digestion, and speech. For instance, the teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine and bicuspid) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth, or molars, are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing. In actuality, the average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth, often depending on the size and shape of an individuals jaw.

Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP) Orthognathics in Plastic Surgery

by ih-est admin
Dr. Eric J. Stelnicki, M.D. from the Atlantic Center of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Mike AppleGate from KLS Martin speak about the performance of jaw surgery with Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP) Orthognathics.

Oral Surgery: The Wisdom Teeth Removal Survival Guide

Oral Surgery: The Wisdom Teeth Removal Survival Guide

by Stephanie Meadows
Let’s play out this scenario. You are at the dentist getting your routine teeth cleaning when your dentist breaks it to you that your wisdom teeth are either coming through or are impacted. That painful news is probably not the “wisdom” you want to here, but it is important.