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Your Safety is Our Focus

We are learning more about this virus every day, and our office is staying updated to be on the forefront. Some questions have been brought up recently, and Dr. Adam Ozment has provided the answers below in an interview. Are your offices open? Yes, our offices have never actually closed. We have been seeing emergencies and urgent care as described by …

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Plaque, Mouth Health, and Heart Disease

Research has proven that there are many links between poor oral health and diseases that affect the body. Although having poor oral health hasn’t been proven to cause heart disease, the bacteria that is present in gum disease is believed to increase the risk of developing heart disease. Additionally, having poor dental health can increase the risk of bacterial infection …

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Sleep Apnea and Surgical Treatment

People with OSA, or Obstructive Sleep Apnea, find that using a CPAP machine (continuous positive airway pressure) helps with moderate to severe conditions. However, many are unable to stick with this treatment. They quit for a variety of reasons, mostly because the device is cumbersome and uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are treatments that can be performed that result in improved breathing, …

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What You Should Know About Dry Socket

Dry socket is a condition professionally referred to as “alveolar osteitis”, and it is one of the possible complications that can occur after a tooth is extracted. It is actually a fairly rare condition, with only 20% of wisdom tooth removal patients experiencing this condition. Despite it being uncommon, there are often questions about dry socket. What is dry socket? …

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Researchers Determine Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimers

There has been a lot of research in the past few years regarding gum disease and its relationship to many illnesses, including heart disease and cancer. Brushing your teeth and maintaining health gums has been linked to overall body health, and goes well beyond simply having that bright, white smile. New research coming from the University of Bergen in Norway …

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Managing Pain with Fewer Opioids

The growing problem of opioid addiction has medical professionals rethinking prescriptions for pain medications and evaluating other alternatives for relief. Medications are generally needed after oral surgery to help patients manage their pain. However, the amount of painkillers a patient will need varies on an individual basis. Professionals should therefore evaluate needs based on each individual patient’s current medications, drug …

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New Clues for Causes of Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS)

Have you noticed a burning sensation in your mouth, something that is not due to scalding your mouth on a hot drink or piece of hot pizza? Burning Mouth Syndrome, or BMS, can affect the tongue, roof of the mouth, insides of cheeks, gums and lips. The burning or scalding sensation can appear suddenly or can develop over time. It …

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3D Printing Your Dentures

3D printing is changing the face of manufacturing in the world, and now there is potential for it to impact those who wear dentures. Dr. Jason Lee, the inventor of the process, hopes that this innovative technology will make the denture production process quicker, more accurate, and more predictable. Researchers at the University of Buffalo published a study in April …

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Redefining Oral Surgery with Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is the branch of technology that deals with manipulating atoms and molecules. The American Chemical Society has reported on a pre-clinical study that shows promise for patients undergoing oral surgery. The study shows a reduction in pain and recovery time after oral surgery with the aid of specialized nanotechnology. When oral surgery is performed on a patient, oftentimes collagen …

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Botox and Bruxism

Do you grind your teeth at night? Grinding and clenching during sleep is known as bruxism, and can cause damage to the teeth and jaw. Many patients with this condition wear a mouth guard at night for protection, but headaches and aching jaws are often symptoms that persist. A study published in January 2018 by Dr. William Ondo and associates, …

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