As oral surgeons, we are often confronted with many questions about dental implant therapy. The majority of these questions relate to how much will a dental implant cost and is the procedure associated with pain. These questions may be the most common but, are they the best questions to ask when learning about this dental…

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Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a dental specialty. To become an oral surgeon, a clinician must first attend dental school and pass the requisite dental board examination. Post-doctoral training in oral surgery, however, is generally linked to the hospital setting. It is this hospital based training that has greatly expanded the scope of our specialty.…

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Is anyone ever too old to improve the quality of their life? The correct answer should be no. Utilizing dental implants as a means to stabilize replacement teeth has become very predictable in older individuals. Yet, many times those in this particular patient group consider themselves “too old” for treatment. The human body does not…

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Our patients often ask, “what would you do,” when considering their treatment options. This question usually arises when discussing replacement of missing teeth with dental implants. Another example involves the patient and his/her decision on whether general anesthesia should be part of a treatment or surgery. Fear often complicates making a final decision as well.…

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At Southwest Oral Surgery we strive to¬†inform as well as care for our patients. This portion of our website will highlight information and topics that are specifically related to certain areas of Oral Surgery. Think of this as an extension of our frequently asked questions page. Here you may find information specific to a particular…

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