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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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    • Abscessed Tooth An abscessed tooth is an infection within a tooth that has spread to the root. Symptoms of an abscessed tooth may include pain,...learn more »
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      Abscessed Tooth Article
      • What is an abscessed tooth?
      • What causes an abscessed tooth?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of an abscessed tooth?
      • How is an abscessed tooth diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for an abscessed tooth?
      • What is the prognosis for an abscessed tooth?
      • Are home remedies effective for an abscessed tooth?
      • Can an abscessed tooth be prevented?
    • 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?
      • Who is at risk for getting a dry socket?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of a dry socket?
      • How is a dry socket diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a dry socket?
      • What is the average healing time for a dry socket?
      • What is the prognosis for a dry socket?
      • Can a dry socket be prevented?
    • 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?
      • What is the prognosis for TMJ syndrome?
      • Can TMJ syndrome be prevented?
    • Wisdom Teeth Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that people get in their late teens or early twenties. Impacted wisdom teeth that only...learn more »
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      Wisdom Teeth Article
      • What are wisdom teeth?
      • How do I know if I have wisdom teeth?
      • Do all wisdom teeth need to be extracted?
      • What if the wisdom teeth hurt and they cannot be extracted right away?
      • How is wisdom tooth extraction performed?
      • What is the recovery like after wisdom teeth extraction?
      • What are the potential risks and complications of wisdom teeth extraction?
      • How much does wisdom teeth extraction cost?
    • 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?
    • 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 the signs and symptoms of a toothache?
      • 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?
      • Can a toothache be prevented?

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