April 7, 2019

The following is an excerpt from the library of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:

How Serious Is an Impacted Wisdom Tooth?

If left in the mouth, impacted wisdom teeth may damage neighboring teeth, or become infected. Becausethe third molar area...

April 27, 2018

April is Oral Cancer awareness month.  I have blogged on this topic in the past but feel that it is so important that I am talking about it again! 

Early detection of oral cancer is the key.  Survival rates are improved the earlier the cancer is diagnosed.  Most pe...

April 4, 2018

Are antibiotics necessary prior to your dental or surgical procedure?

April 4, 2018

Come check out my next continuing education course on May 16, 2018.  Slides and information to follow the lecture on my blog!

March 14, 2018

We have all heard of botox to get rid of wrinkles but did you know that Botox is now a common treatment for chronic migraines?  3.2 million Americans  live with chronic migraines which can lead to difficulty with normal everyday activities.  Chronic migraines have been...

March 11, 2018

Human Papilloma Virus or HPV is now the number one cause of oral pharngeal cancer in the United States. These cancers occur at the base of the tongue, back of the mouth or deeper in the throat. There are more than 150 types of HPV viruses, but HPV 16 is the one that ca...

March 9, 2018

What you should know about heart health

January 13, 2018

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which the airway can become closed off while sleeping.  It can be caused by large tonsils, excessive tissue in the neck and a large tongue.  The muscles of the mouth and neck collapse as we relax during sleep and this can lead...

January 8, 2018

Wisdom teeth are the third and final molars to develop.  They usually appear in our late teens and early twenties.  Because they are the last teeth to erupt there is often not enough room in the dental arch for these teeth to come in fully.  As a result, many wisdom te...

November 6, 2017

Early Detection of Oral Cancer

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