What Are My First Steps If I Suffer a Traumatic Oral/Facial Injury?

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Traumatic oral and facial injuries can be distressing and potentially life-altering. Whether it’s a result of a sports accident, a fall, or any other unfortunate incident, knowing the right steps to take immediately after can make a significant difference in recovery and outcome. Here, we outline the essential actions you should consider if faced with … Read more

What Are Best Practices for Managing My TMJ?

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders can be a source of significant discomfort and pain, affecting one’s ability to speak, eat, and even sleep. As a joint that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, any dysfunction can have a profound impact on daily life. At Minnesota Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we understand the … Read more

Why Would Someone Get Rhinoplasty Surgery?

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This article is for those who might be dissatisfied with their nose and are considering a change. At Minnesota Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we empathize with your concerns, and we’re here to provide insight into the procedure known as rhinoplasty surgery, or more commonly, a ‘nose job.’ Here are some reasons why someone might opt … Read more

How Can Sleep Apnea Be Treated?

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If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve been battling sleep apnea, or you know someone who is. At Minnesota Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we understand how challenging this condition can be. The good news is, there are multiple ways to treat sleep apnea, many of which are far less invasive than you might think. So, … Read more

The Purpose of Oral Pathology and Benefits of Early Detection

What is Oral Pathology? Oral pathology is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing and treating diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, and facial structures. From common issues like cavities to complex conditions such as oral cancer, oral pathologists play a crucial role in maintaining your oral health. Our team at Minnesota Oral and … Read more

Importance of cancer screening

Cancer screening is an essential tool in the fight against cancer. It uses tests or exams to identify the presence of cancer or precancerous conditions in individuals with no symptoms of the disease. Cancer screening aims to detect cancer early when it is most likely to be treated successfully. Several types of cancer screening tests … Read more

Why Experience Matters

To become board-certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral surgeons must complete a number of requirements, including: Dental school: Oral surgeons must first graduate from an accredited dental school and obtain a DDS or DMD degree. Residency program: Oral surgeons must then complete a four- to six-year residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery, which … Read more

Neograft – What It Is And Is It For You

Neograft is a hair transplant procedure that uses a device to harvest individual follicular units (a group of one to four hair follicles) from the donor area (usually the back of the head) and transplant them to the recipient area (usually the top or front of the head) to restore hair growth. It is a … Read more

Uncommon Dental Issues After 40

As you age, your body experiences natural changes, impacting your life. Some changes will occur in your mouth, and these changes present certain oral complications that need to be addressed to improve your quality of life. Fortunately, there are specific oral issues you won’t have to worry about when you reach a certain age. This … Read more

Why Board Certification Matters for Oral Surgeons

Oral surgeons perform complex surgeries that are likely to have a life-changing impact on you if they go wrong. When choosing an oral surgeon for your procedure, you must ensure they have the necessary training, skills, and certification. This article will tell you why board certification matters for oral surgeons. What is Board Certification, and … Read more