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Shedding Light on Troublesome Wisdom Teeth
At the office of Hunterdon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Specialists, our skilled dental professionals will assess the development and positions of your wisdom teeth to determine if they are currently creating problems or will pose issues down the road. When most people think of wisdom teeth, they think of teeth that have to be removed. […]
When it comes to the rehabilitation of incomplete smiles, there are few dental professionals better qualified to provide the precise and gentle care required than an experienced oral & maxillofacial surgeon. At the office of Hunterdon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Specialists, we provide skilled care for a wide range of complex dentofacial problems requiring surgical […]
Bite Sized Wisdom: Facts on Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth. The late blooming elder teeth of your mouth behave a little differently than your other teeth.
After Surgery: What to Feed a Delicate Mouth
There’s nothing like oral surgery to make you appreciate the solid foods and acidic drinks you can’t have right away. Sandwiches, chips, and orange juice should all be avoided after oral surgery such as wisdom tooth removal, dental implant surgery, and orthognathic surgery. Too much chewing can re-open the sensitive areas of your mouth, and […]
Dental Implants- What to Expect
If you have been considering dental implant surgery, you might be concerned about what to expect. Questions such as: “Will I need to take time off of work?”, “Will I need bone grafting?” and “How quickly will I heal?” are not uncommon. We get that you’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers.
10 Facts About Jaw Surgery
Jaw surgery, as with any operation, is a very serious matter, one that takes careful thought by both the patient and the doctor. If you have been considering jaw surgery but aren’t sure what to do, you may want to take into account some of these interesting facts:
6 Reasons for Considering Dental Implants
Loss of permanent teeth is more common than you’d think. The average adult age 20-34 is missing 1 permanent tooth, the average adult age 35-49 is missing 3 permanent teeth, and the average adult over the age of 50 is missing 6 permanent teeth! There are a variety of different tooth replacement options, but we […]
Preventing Oral Cancer
While we cannot all necessarily prevent cancer from happening, with most cancers, including oral, head and neck cancers, there are things that you can do (or not do!) to reduce your risk.
Understanding Bone Grafting
Tooth loss as a result of periodontal (gum) disease, facial trauma or tooth extractions can cause the jaw bone to atrophy, as it no longer has something to support. As if bone deterioration isn’t bad enough, tooth replacement requires a solid foundation, meaning that patients with jawbone degeneration aren’t candidates for dental implants. Fortunately, our […]
Wisdom Teeth FAQs
Our patients often wonder why we recommend wisdom tooth extractions, or what the purpose of wisdom teeth even is. We are eager to help you better understand the benefits of removal and the extraction process! Read on for the answers to some frequently asked questions about those tricky third molars.