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Oral Health Topics

Oral Cancer Overview Routine, careful examination of patients for oral and pharyngeal cancer, in addition to an updated health history, can easily be achieved during a regular dental visit. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research describes one method.1 The stage at which an oral or pharyngeal cancer is diagnosed is critical to the […]

What to do if a tooth is knocked out

Every year accidents do occur and teeth are knocked out. This information sheet explains what to do if this happens – how to best prepare the injury for treatment and how to reduce the likelihood of any long-term damage. If a tooth is knocked out, remain calm and act quickly. The following steps should be […]

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Oral Surgery and Extraction

What Are Impacted Teeth and Why Do They Need Extraction? Evolution has rendered wisdom teeth unnecessary in humans, and about 85 percent of these third molars eventually require removal because of tooth crowding, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). Trapped in the gums, impacted wisdom teeth may lead to dental problems such as […]

Study Bolsters New Sleep Apnea Device

  By ANDREA PETERSEN   A surgical implant to treat obstructive sleep apnea reduced major symptoms of the disorder by nearly 70%, according to a study published online Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The new device stimulates a nerve at the base of the tongue, opening the airway. It is one of […]

Fluoride-treated synthetic material enables dental bone regeneration

A fluoride solution applied to bio-resorbable synthetic hydroxyapatite granules—a bone supplement material—promotes bone regeneration, say findings of a study reported in the April issue of Journal of Oral Implantology. The study’s authors conclude that application of the fluoride solution to resorbable HA granules spurs a process leading to bone cell adhesion, proliferation and differentiation, thereby […]