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1251 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. #311
Allentown, PA 18103
800 Main St #105
Hellertown, PA 18055


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Why Are CT Scans Performed During An Oral Surgery

Posted on 4/25/2022 by Ankur Johri
If you are undergoing a tooth extraction for an impacted tooth, full-mouth X-rays are utilized. However, there are other procedures that may require the use of CT scans. When it comes to the placement of dental implants, an oral surgeon must pay attention to precision and accuracy. It is crucial that the implant is placed properly in the right position. This means that a CT scanner is used to help determine the exact measurement that is needed for the placement of the dental implants. How does a CT Scanner Work? You have seen the X-ray and CT scanners in dental offices and perhaps you would want to understand a thing or two about how they work. Like X-rays, a CT scan uses small, targeted radiation to capture images of the mouth. It uses only what is absolutely necessary to help create detailed images of an oral area that is considered to be problematic. Again, you may wonder whether a CT scan can cause a risk for cancer. Like the low radiation X-rays, CT scans present a very low risk for developing cancer. An oral surgeon will use CT scans occasionally, and only when the projected benefits to your oral health greatly outweigh any potential risks. A trained and certified Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon will ensure that all the precautions are taken when taking X-rays and CT scans. You are safe in the hands of these professionals because safety is a top concern for most, if not all dental offices. Learn more about dental imaging, including X-rays and CT scans, and how they help with your oral surgery. Kindly schedule a consultation appointment. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss the imaging options in-depth with you so that you make an informed choice and know what to expect. Our oral surgeon will determine when to use X-rays and when to perform CT scans....

What is dental plaque and how can I get rid of it?

Posted on 4/11/2022 by Ankur Johri
Maintaining oral hygiene is one of the best ways dentists recommend to prevent common dental problems such as tooth decay and cavities. When you ensure a high level of dental hygiene, you will be able to avoid more complex oral conditions that will require costly treatment procedures. One of the best ways to care for your teeth is to prevent the build-up of plaque, which has been known to be the major cause of tooth decay and cavities. Dental plaque is a slimy coat that comprises bacteria and starch left in your mouth. If the plaque build-up continues, it will harden to form tartar which will cause major tooth problems. There are several ways that you can get rid of dental plaque, and our dentists recommend this to all their patients when they come for regular dental appointments. Flossing Daily flossing is an effective way of getting rid of dental plaque from the surface of your tooth. Flossing is effective because it can also remove food particles from between your teeth, where it can be problematic for your toothbrush to reach. The process also cleans your gum tissues, leaving your teeth and gums free of bacteria and starch particles. Brushing teeth Plaque forms and accumulates on the surface of your tooth. Therefore, brushing your teeth twice daily, and after taking meals will ensure that you prevent the accumulation of plaque on the surface of your teeth. Dental Cleaning This is a procedure performed at the dentist's office, utilizing modern techniques to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. You can visit for a dental cleaning to have proper dental health, and prevent decays and cavities....

What are the different types of oral maxillofacial surgery

Posted on 3/21/2022 by Ankur Johri
Oral maxillofacial surgery encompasses the surgical specialty of dentistry. It involves invasive procedures in treating oral, facial, head, mouth, and neck and jaw conditions. Types of OMF surgeries Dental alveolar surgery The dentoalveolar is the thick ridge of the bone structure covered by the gum line, which holds the tooth sockets. This surgical procedure involves invasive approaches to extract impacted teeth, complicated tooth extractions, tooth extractions on medically compromised patients, pre-prosthetic surgery before placement of implants, dentures, or other prosthetic procedures (this is to give proper anatomy for prosthetic procedures), and bone grafting. Orthognathic surgery Also referred to as corrective jaw surgery or jaw surgery, it is designed to correct structural deformities of the jaw, cheekbone, and lower face and helps cure sleep conditions, orthognathic bite problems, facial imbalances, male proportions, malocclusions, and skeletal dissensions. Cosmetic surgery This is an elective and voluntary surgery performed on the facial region of the body for reconstruction or to improve appearance. Procedures like cheek and chin augmentation, neck liposuction, genioplasty, otoplasty, rhinoplasty, Botox fillers, septoplasty lip enhancement, and rhytidectomy are many aesthetic procedures provided by OMF surgeons. Oral, neck, and head cancer surgeries OMS also provides procedures for removing malignant and benign tumors, cysts, and growths in the oral, head, and neck regions. This cancer starts with flat cells, which are squamous and develop a thin layer on the neck and the head structures. These tumors are got rid of by the oral cavity being opened, but this depends on the extensive approach. Craniofacial surgery This procedure deals with correcting acquired and innate deformities of the hard and soft tissues of the jaw, skull, face, neck, head, oral cavity, and surrounding structures. The procedure involves an invasive manipulation of the bone, nerve, tissue, muscle, and related anatomy. It deals with correcting congenital deformities.  Other procedures that are a part of OMF surgery include treatment of TMJ disorders, maxillofacial dental implants, treatment of skin cancer (cutaneous malignancy), treatment of persistent facial pain disorders, wisdom teeth extraction, periodontal surgeries, and trauma or injury-induced deformities that involve bone fracture or breakage in the oral, facial or surrounding regions....

All Posts:
Why Are CT Scans Performed During An Oral Surgery
What is dental plaque and how can I get rid of it?
What are the different types of oral maxillofacial surgery
Reasons To See An Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon
How To Prepare For Oral Surgery
Can people with bone loss get dental implants
Things We May Do to Prepare the Jaw for Dental Implants
Here Are The Common Signs of Tooth Decay
Jaw Pain Following an Auto Accident Is Something We Should Check
Can Dentures Help Restore Your Speech?
What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Tooth Decay?
Main Differences Between Maxillofacial Surgery And Oral Surgery You Need to Know
Enhancing Your Smile Through Gum Line Contouring
Dental Emergencies Essentials
Salt Water Rinses Can Keep You From Getting a Postoperative Infection
What We Can Do to Help Remedy an Underbite
Most Common Types of Oral Cancer Surgeries
Dentures on Implant Abutments Can Make Your Teeth Feel Natural
What Can Be Done to Treat Severe Bruxism?
How to Make Brushing into a Fun Daily Habit
Surgical Treatment for Bad Bite FAQs
Chewing Can Increase Jaw Pain if You Have TMD
Habits Can Worsen Your TMJ Symptoms
Lengthening Your Crowns Can Boost the Beauty of Your Smile
What Type of Mouth Cancers Do Oral Surgeons Treat?
All About Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Oral Surgery After-Care Tips
6 Factors That Contribute to Long Term Success of Dental Implants
What Does it Mean to Have Bone Loss in the Jaw?
How Does Having Bone Loss in the Jaw Affect Your Oral Health?
Teeth in a Day: Are They Right for You?
Is It a Problem if Your Jaw Starts To Click?
How Our Office Could Help Ease Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Symptoms You Need to Know of Oral Cancer
What You Should Do If You Have a Single Missing Tooth
How TMJ Can Increase When You Regularly Chew Gum?
What Makes TMD Worse?
How to Stop Clenching Your Teeth
Does Juice Damage Your Gums or Provide Them with Nutrients?
Where Do Bony Growths Come From Inside the Mouth?
Gums Often Swell When You Have an Abscess
Oral Surgeons Like Us Know How to Manage Dental Pain Better Than Most General Dentists
If You Chew Gum, Are You Guaranteed to Have Jaw Pain?
Why You Should Call Us for Facial Injuries
Times Where a Sinus Lift Surgery Could Improve Your Oral Health
Procedures That Can Happen During Periodontal Plastic Surgery
Understanding a Tuberosity Reduction and When Its Needed
Why Is Your Jaw Starting to Swell?
Reducing Stress Can Help with Bruxism Problems
Reasons Why Dental Implants Get Rejected By the Body
How Gum Chewing Can Lead to TMJ Pain
Do TMJ Disorders Impact Your Memory?
Ways of Treating TMJ Pain Through Stress Reduction
Signs Your Jaw Pain Is Something To Worry About
Types of Oral Appliances That Protect Teeth from Grinding
Top 4 Symptoms of TMD
Over the Counter Medications Are Often Enough Following Oral Surgery
How Common Are Jaw Fractures Following Auto Accidents?
What Is an Uncomplicated Crown Fracture?
Ways of Preventing Dental Implant Rejection
Positions to Sleep in Following Oral Surgery
How Your Oral Health Can Benefit from Getting a Bone Graft
Do All Broken Teeth Require Extraction?
How to Tell if You Need Oral Surgery
Top 4 Reasons You Could Need Oral Surgery
Things to Make Note of If Your Jaw Hurts
Why Do We Offer Sedation Options?
Who Benefits Most from Sinus Implant Procedures?
Why We Offer Several Types of Sedation
What Age Should Oral Cancer Screenings Start?
We Offer Several Sedation Options for Your Oral Surgery
Signs You Have Uneven Jaw Growth
If You Have Ringing In Your Ears, We May Have Solutions to Help
How to Track the Details of TMJ Pain
What Is Distraction Osteogenesis?
Signs Your Tooth May Need to Be Sectioned for a Dental Extraction
Sinus Infections Can Come from Oral Health Issues
Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
Understanding What Comes with Cleft Palate
Types of Facial Trauma Oral Surgeons Help With
Treating an Infection of the Salivary Gland
Top 3 Reasons to Come See Us After an Auto Accident
Are There Reasons to Fear Bony Growths in The Mouth?
3 Bad Habits You May Have That Could Increase Your TMJ Pain
Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
How Do Salivary Glands Get Infected?
First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
Making Your Mouth Healthier to Improve Your Odds of Getting Dental Implants


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