Nearly everyone has their wisdom teeth removed at some point in their lives.
While the procedure is routine, its post-operative nature makes proper aftercare vital to your recovery. Here’s what you can expect following the surgery.
According to the American Cancer Society, this year around 53,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer, and over 10,000 people will die from it. Though oral cancer is a concern for the world population as a whole, some people are more susceptible than others. Men are twice as likely to develop oral cancer as women, while other risk factors include drinking excessively, smoking or chewing tobacco, spending time under the sun, and exposure to the human papillomavirus (HPV).
Fortunately, oral cancer is generally treatable when identified at an early stage. Here, we go over how you can test for oral cancer with an oral cancer self-exam or a screening, and the steps to take if you exhibit any symptoms.
If you’re confused about the difference between a dentist and an oral surgeon, you’re not alone. There are a wide variety of options when it comes to dental providers, and it can be a challenge to figure out which professional is capable of catering to your needs. While dentists and oral surgeons may seem similar, the two have very different levels of education, training, and expertise, each plays its own role with regard to oral health. Here, we discuss an oral surgeon vs. dentist so that you can make an informed decision about your oral health.
If you’re thinking about getting a dental implant or have already started the process, you probably have a lot of questions. To have a procedure on your mouth might sound frightening, but it doesn’t need to be. We’re here to answer any of your questions, and ease your anxiety about the surgery:
Head and Neck Cancers, not to be confused with brain cancers, account for roughly 4-5% of all cancers in the United States each year. Some the Head and Neck cancer regions can include but not limited to:
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