TMJ Doctor & Specialist
TMJ Diagnosis: Treatments, Procedures, and Surgery

When we refer to the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ as it’s more commonly known, we’re talking about the hinge that connects the jaw to the skull. You may have never thought about its function, but the TMJ is critical in our daily life. Without it, our jaws wouldn’t be able to move up and down or side to side. The TMJ also allows us to talk, chew, and yawn.

Some people suffer from TMJ disorder, which causes them to experience pain and discomfort in the jaw. The symptoms of TMJ disorder commonly manifest themselves in several ways. These symptoms, which we’ll discuss in greater detail below, can be quite debilitating and require attention from a medical professional.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery Tips

Wisdom tooth removal is one of the most common outpatient procedures at an oral maxillofacial surgery center.

Talking with your OMS doctor about the surgery is important, but so is understanding the recovery process after wisdom teeth removal.

In fact, wisdom teeth extraction aftercare is a vital step to helping your mouth heal, alleviating pain, and fighting off infection. Check out this list of tips and tricks to help you recover as quickly as possible.

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How to Test for Oral Cancer

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.

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What is the Difference between a Dentist and an Oral Surgeon?

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.

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