What Happens When Winter Sports Leave You With a Maxillofacial Injury

What happens when facial trauma from winter sports and snow accidents lead to facial and maxillary trauma to the hard parts (bones and teeth) and soft tissue (skin and gums) of your body? Whether you are injured from snowmobiling, skiing or snowboarding, or have an accidental fall on the ice... Read more »

Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath... Read more »

Orthognathic Surgery 101

If your dentist or orthodontist has suggested to you that you might benefit from jaw surgery, you are not alone. Misalignment of the jaw can range from mild to severe, and sometimes orthognathic surgery may be needed. While your orthodontist can correct bite problems involving your teeth, surgery may be... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Do You Need Orthognathic Surgery to Relieve TMJ Pain?

If you find yourself experiencing TMJ symptoms that are mild and infrequent, they may go away on their own. This sometimes can take weeks or months depending on what you do to help your jaw find relief. Of course, this is a good time to alleviate symptoms by temporarily sticking... Read more »

Common Questions About Oral Surgery Recovery

Do you have questions concerning your recovery post-op? We have answers to the most common questions we get. Read on for more: How can I prepare for oral surgery? Make sure you have a comfortable recovery place set up at home. Having extra pillows can help you rest more comfortably,... Read more »

How to Tell if You’re a Sufferer of the TMJ Disorder

The TMJ disorder is a common problem that affects many. It can even affect lives to the point it’s tough to function and perform everyday tasks. If you think you’re a victim of the TMJ disorder, it’s time to find out. Doing so can help you treat the disorder before... Read more »

Avoiding Dry Socket Following Tooth Extraction

Our first goal is to preserve your natural teeth if possible to maintain the optimal function of your smile. However, your teeth may be affected by certain conditions such as trauma or disease that can cause them to become too damaged to support a dental restoration. If you need to... Read more »

Have You Considered Dental Implants?

Your smile can suffer a lot from the loss of a permanent tooth, and not just in its appearance. The good news is that there are many tooth replacement options offered at MSL Surgery, including custom dental implants. For more information regarding dental implants and how they can improve your... Read more »

Practical Oral Health Care: Sleep Apnea Treatments and Prevention

Are you familiar with what sleep apnea is and how it can be prevented? In order to improve your smile to allow your teeth and gums to continue to function effectively, underlying conditions and disorders will need to be treated properly. One common condition that can often affect your oral... Read more »