Oral Surgery Instruments

This informative YouTube video created by Anders Nattestad explains in detail the different types of oral surgery instruments. You will learn what a typical setup for surgery is and how each instrument is used.  If you have thought about becoming an oral surgeon or are in school now to become one, this video about oral surgery instruments may be very helpful to you. Check it out!

Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon

Have you ever wondered what exactly an oral and maxillofacial surgeon does? In this YouTube video produced by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, you will see the training and practice that these men and women undertake.

Some of the main procedures that are discussed in this interesting clip are dental implants, bone grafting, wisdom teeth extraction, sleep apnea, orthognathic surgery, facial and oral trauma and more. Check it out!

Ways To Prevent Jaw Injuries

jaw injuriesJaw injuries are more common than you might think. Any number of factors such as falls, car accidents, sports injuries or a fight can all injure the jaw. If the jaw is seriously injured, it may be necessary to have surgery.

Your jaw injury may not be from some kind of trauma.  If you grind your teeth or suffer from TMJ disorder, you may need to have jaw surgery as well. An oral surgeon should be involved in planning any portion of treatment for your jaw.

There are some ways you can prevent jaw injuries in order to avoid surgery.  Use your jaw only for chewing food.  Don’t try to open bottles or bite into non food objects.  Wear a mouth guard if you play sports. Keep your house free of tripping hazards to prevent falls. In order to prevent teeth grinding, explore steps to manage your stress such as meditation or exercise.

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Different Types of Dentists

29763966-young-specialist-dentist-at-his-workplace-is-ready-to-receive-the-first-patientWe all know that it is important to see the dentist.  Most of us probably have a family dentist.  But did you know that there are actually other types of dentists? There are a wide number of oral health and dental treatment areas that dentists specialize in.  Here is a list of the different types of dentists you may need to visit.

General Dentists – General dentists help their patients by preventing dental problems through regular checkups and oral health education. They are the first line for any problems and the dentist that you should see twice a year.

Orthodontist – An orthodontist specializes in the growth and alignment of the teeth and jaw. People see an orthodontist to get braces or plates that will help with crowded or missing teeth.  Or if they have a bite problem, such as an over bite or cross bite.

Pediatric Dentist – This is a general dentist that specializes in the prevention and treatment of children. They have a knowledge of syndromes and disorders which can affect oral health in children.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – These surgeons were trained as dentists but specialize in conditions that require surgery, such as wisdom teeth removal, defects or injuries to the mouth or jaw.  They work to restore and correct.

Periodontist – A periodontist specializes in the gums and tissues that surround and support the teeth.  They are experts in gum disease and other problems with the gums.

Endodontist – This type of dentist studies the structures inside the tooth, the pulp. They specialize in root canal treatments, which are performed in an attempt to save the tooth with infected pulp.

Prosthodontist – A prosthodontist replaces missing or damaged teeth with implants. They specialize in aesthetic, restorative and reconstructive dentistry.

Cosmetic Dentists – They focus on treatments that help people improve the aesthetic features for their smile. They can help with teeth whitening, broken or chipped teeth, as well as implants and replacing teeth that are missing

Holistic Dentists – A holistic dentist takes your whole health into account when preventing, diagnosing and treating dental problems.  They often use homeopathic treatments and prefer to use natural solutions.

A Guide To The Different Types of Dentists | Dental Hub

How Blood Thinners Affect Oral Surgery

Daily aspirin regimens and the use of blood thinners have helped to improve and prolong the life for many people. People who15918850-doctor-ready have undergone advanced surgical procedures, like heart surgery and vessel repair are often put on blood thinners. If you are someone that has or needs oral surgery for one reason or another, you may want to know how being on the blood thinners will affect this surgery. Oral surgeons find themselves in positions where they have to work around bleeding concerns and bleeding tendencies.  Because of advanced techniques and technology, they are able to perform many procedures without the patient going off their medications.

Some of the things an oral surgeon will do to minimize bleeding during the surgery are first to clean out infection at extraction sites more thoroughly. They will control bleeding points with proper surgical training and instrumentation.   There are also medications and material that they can use at the surgical sites which promote clotting for proper healing.

Treating Patients On Blood Thinners | Jaw Doc