What Does an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Do?
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by Pottstown Oral Surgery
1w ago
During their residency program, OMSs train alongside medical residents in internal medicine, general surgery and anesthesiology. They spend time in otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), plastic surgery, emergency medicine and other specialty areas. Some oral and maxillofacial surgeons even earn an additional graduate or medical degree. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons train extensively with anesthesiologists for your safety and comfort. No other medical or dental specialty requires this training, which makes an OMS qualified to administer sedation and general anesthesia. The result of su ..read more
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Dental Implants: What Are They?
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by Pottstown Oral Surgery
1M ago
Every day, people around you are getting dental implants to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are surgically placed into your jawbone. They are a long-term solution to missing teeth (edentulism) and can be very similar to your natural teeth. Plus, unlike fixed bridges or removable dentures, dental implants likely will not affect neighboring healthy teeth or lead to bone loss in the jaw. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime. Dental implant surgery is, of course, surgery – and is best performed by a trained surgeon. Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) has the sp ..read more
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Evaluating the Need for Jaw Surgery
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by Pottstown Oral Surgery
2M ago
Your orthodontist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) will work together to determine whether you might benefit from surgery. The OMS determines which surgical procedures are appropriate and performs the surgery. It is important to understand that your treatment, which will probably include orthodontics before and after surgery, may take a few years to complete. Your OMS and orthodontist understand that this is a significant, long-term commitment for you and your family. They will give you a realistic estimate of the time required for your treatment. Corrective surgery may reposition all ..read more
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Why Teeth May Require Extraction
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by Pottstown Oral Surgery
3M ago
Even with proper dental care, teeth age and can decay or break. Many damaged teeth can be repaired with fillings or crowns, but when the damage or decay is excessive, the tooth should be removed. A tooth extraction may not seem complicated, but tooth removal should only be performed by a professional – and in most cases, during a visit to an oral surgeon. Common reasons for tooth removal include: Impacted wisdom teeth Severe decay Serious broken or fractured teeth Simple Tooth Extraction Some extractions can be done without making any incisions or using special techniques. This is called a ..read more
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How an OMS Joins a Cleft Team
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by Pottstown Oral Surgery
4M ago
Cleft lip and cleft palate are some of the most common congenital deformities in the world. An infant can be born with a cleft lip, a cleft palate or both. Surgery for the correction of a cleft lip is typically performed by the time an infant is 12 months old. Cleft palate repair is usually performed by the time a child is 18 months old. An individual with a cleft lip and/or palate can expect to undergo multiple sequential surgeries over the first 18 years of his or her life. These surgeries create a functional lip and palate, aid in proper speech development, reduce middle ear problems ..read more
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TMJ Disorder
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by Pottstown Oral Surgery
5M ago
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint located in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet. The joint permits the lower jaw to move and function. TMJ disorders are not uncommon. Symptoms are usually reported by adults between the ages of 20 and 40 and tend to affect females more frequently than males. Despite TMJ disorders being widespread, only five to 10 percent of people require surgical treatment for their symptoms. Individuals with a TMJ disorder may experience a variety of symptoms, such as earaches, headaches, difficulty chewing and eating or a limited ability to ..read more
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Oral Cancer Symptoms and Types
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by Pottstown Oral Surgery
6M ago
To help diagnose oral cancer early, patients should perform routine self-exams and identify potential oral cancer symptoms. The earlier oral cancer symptoms are identified and diagnosed, the easier the treatment and the greater the chance of a cure. When oral cancers are discovered in an early stage of development, the survival rate ranges from 80 to 90 percent. Oral Cancer Signs and Symptoms Oral cancer symptoms can be difficult to notice in part because patients can mistake them for a toothache or a cold. If symptoms persist for several weeks or longer or significant changes are noticed dur ..read more
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Oral, Head and Neck Cancer
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by Pottstown Oral Surgery
7M ago
More than 53,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year, according to the National Cancer Institute. The mortality rate for oral cancer is particularly high – not because it is hard to detect, diagnose or treat, but because the cancer often is discovered late in its development. That’s why routine self-exams and routine dental/medical checkups are so important. And if a suspicious lump, sore or lesion is discovered, be sure to make an appointment with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who can provide a diagnosis and offer treatment options. Types of Oral, Head ..read more
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Wisdom Tooth Surgery Recovery in Children
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by Pottstown Oral Surgery
10M ago
After children have wisdom teeth removed, it is critical that parents help with following directions to ensure a quick recovery.   Article Courtesy of AAOMS, https://myoms.org/ All procedures performed at Pottstown Oral Surgery can be done under general or local anesthesia. Click here to learn more about us ..read more
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Why Consider Dental Implants for Missing Teeth
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by pottswp
11M ago
Why Consider Dental Implants for Missing Teeth? from MyOMS.org on Vimeo. Missing teeth are more than just a cosmetic issue; they affect how a person breathes, eats and drinks. Dental implant surgery, performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS), is the most permanent solution available for missing teeth as the implants integrate directly with a patient’s jawbone. What Are Dental Implants? Depending on a patient’s needs, a single implant generally replaces one missing tooth. Two or more implants can serve as a stable support for the replacement of multiple teeth. A single den ..read more
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