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Why Use Holistic Pain Management After Oral Surgery?

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As one of the leading oral surgery practices in Ohio specializing in holistic pain management solutions, we find it increasingly important to be sure our patients are educated on why we opt for this approach. Dr. Puckett has been practicing oral surgery for over 20 years, and has seen the positive and negative advancements in medical and […]

Answers to 10 of the Most Common FAQs About Oral Surgeons

Oral surgery can be a necessary and important treatment for a variety of issues affecting the jaw, gums and teeth. However, the prospect of undergoing a surgical procedure can be intimidating, especially if you have never had one before, and even more so if you’ve no idea what you’re getting yourself into. No worries! We’ve […]

Jaw Disorders & Types of Corrective Surgeries

Having a healthy jaw and mouth isn’t just about teeth and gums. Your jaws play an integral part in almost everything you do, every day, all day. So what happens when an issue with your jaw – whether it’s a severe overbite or a fracture from an accident – is damaged or malformed to the […]

Signs You Might Need Dental Implants

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Tooth loss, whether from facial trauma, age, illness, or other medical-related cause, is unpleasant for all of us. And when you have a damaged or diseased smile, it makes you… well, not want to smile. There are a number of methods oral and maxillofacial surgeons use to reconstruct and replace teeth. Currently, the gold standard […]

Repairing Massive Facial Trauma after an Accident

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Oral and maxillofacial surgeons might be the ultimate puzzle solvers. Facial trauma, especially when it involves complex fractures, requires a specialized hand and an understanding of the intricately-balanced structures in the face and jaw. Ever seen an archaeologist try to reconstruct shattered pottery? It’s kind of like that. How do you know if you need […]

Impacted Eye Teeth: What are They and How does Oral Surgery Fix it?

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When you hear about impacted teeth, your first thought is likely a complex wisdom tooth extraction that includes shaving into the jaw and/or dental bone grafting to complete. The word “impacted” never gives you a good feeling. But other teeth can become impacted, too, and one of the most common teeth that fail to erupt […]

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons take Dentistry to the Next Level

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Many of us probably know the difference between a general dentist and an orthodontist – most of us have, or have kids who have, had braces or retainers at some point or another. They likely had to go to an orthodontist to correct their teeth alignment, and then back to their family dentist for their […]

Why Preparing for Your Oral Surgery Matters

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No one looks forward to oral surgery, or any surgery for that matter. But as far as surgeries go, the vast majority of surgical procedures for oral issues are pretty minor. From wisdom tooth extractions to full mouth reconstructions, many oral surgeries are outpatient procedures, meaning you leave the same day. There are multiple types of […]

Dental Bone Grafting: What It Is & How to Recover

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Nobody wants to lose a tooth. But if you don’t replace the tooth through a dental implant, or even a less costly dental procedure like a bridge or dentures, your jawbone will deteriorate because it’s literally trying to reabsorb the area where the missing tooth was. This can make it difficult for your jawbone to […]

Why Your Dentist Recommends an Oral Surgeon

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Maxillofacial surgery is a unique branch of oral surgery in that it combines dentistry with surgical skill and specific knowledge about the structures of the face, mouth and neck. Maxillofacial surgeons treat trauma and diseases affecting the head and neck. Generally, your dentist will recommend an oral surgeon to you, though you’re free to see […]