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Oral surgery is a procedure that may be used to remove wisdom teeth, insert dental implants, correct and repair jaw deformities, treat TMJ, cleft lip, cleft palate, snoring, and sleep apnea. It may also be used to biopsy abnormal tissue for lab testing.

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    • Snoring Snoring, like all other sounds, is caused by vibrations that cause particles in the air to form sound waves. While we are asleep,...learn more »
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      Snoring Article
      • Snoring facts
      • What is snoring?
      • How common is snoring?
      • What causes snoring?
      • The function of the nose in normal breathing
      • How do medications and alcohol affect snoring?
      • Why is snoring a problem?
      • What is the clinical importance of snoring?
      • What are different levels of snoring?
      • How should someone with snoring be evaluated?
      • How is it determined if snoring is a medical problem?
      • What are some objective tests to measure sleepiness?
      • What are the treatments for snoring?
      • What are some non-surgical treatments for snoring?
      • What are the surgical options for snoring?
      • What is the success of surgery for snoring?
    • Dry Socket A dry socket is a potential complication that can occur when a blood clot in the gums becomes dislodged after a tooth extraction....learn more »
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      Dry Socket Article
      • What is a dry socket?
      • What causes a dry socket?
      • What are risk factors for getting dry socket?
      • What are dry socket symptoms and signs?
      • How is a dry socket diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a dry socket?
      • Are there home remedies for dry socket?
      • What is the average healing time for a dry socket?
      • What is the prognosis for a dry socket?
      • Is it possible to prevent a dry socket?
    • Braces and Retainers Find out more about how orthodontic braces and retainers can provide proper alignment to crooked teeth. Get information about the...learn more »
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      Braces and Retainers Article
      • What are dental braces?
      • Who is a good candidate for braces?
      • What are the different types of braces?
      • How do braces work?
      • What is the procedure for getting braces?
      • Do braces hurt?
      • How much do braces cost? Does insurance cover orthodontic treatment?
      • What's it like to have braces?
      • What happens after braces come off?
    • Toothache A toothache is a pain on or around a tooth. It may be caused by a variety of things from a cavity, abscess, or even sinusitis....learn more »
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      Toothache Article
      • What is a toothache?
      • What causes a toothache?
      • What are toothache symptoms and signs?
      • How is a toothache diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a toothache?
      • Are home remedies effective for a toothache?
      • How is a toothache treated during pregnancy?
      • What is the prognosis for a toothache?
      • Is it possible to prevent a toothache?
    • Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is defined as a reduction or cessation of breathing during sleep. The three types of sleep apnea are central apnea,...learn more »
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      Sleep Apnea Article
      • Sleep apnea facts
      • What is sleep apnea?
      • What are the types of sleep apnea?
      • What is central sleep apnea and what causes it?
      • What is obstructive sleep apnea and what causes it?
      • How common is obstructive sleep apnea?
      • What are obstructive sleep apnea symptoms?
      • What are some of the complications of sleep apnea?
      • How is obstructive sleep apnea diagnosed and evaluated?
      • What are the nonsurgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea?
      • What are the surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea?
      • Why is it important to treat obstructive sleep apnea?
    • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is a disorder that causes symptoms like pain, clicking, and popping of the jaw. TMJ is...learn more »
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      Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) Article
      • What is temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome?
      • What are the risk factors for TMJ syndrome?
      • What causes TMJ syndrome?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of TMJ syndrome?
      • How is TMJ syndrome diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for TMJ syndrome? Are there any home remedies that provide TMJ pain relief?
      • What is the prognosis for TMJ syndrome?
      • Can TMJ syndrome be prevented?

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