What Is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?

If you require wisdom tooth extraction, tooth replacement, or another dental surgery, The Maryland Center recommends that you work with an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon offers advanced preparation and experience in various procedures that go beyond the day-to-day services of a general dentist. Your dentist will likely refer you to this type of provider for more complex treatments, such as…

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How Do You Know If You Need Dental Implants?

Anyone who is missing one or more teeth should consider dental implants. The Maryland Center can use different approaches depending on how many teeth you need to restore, but each relies on dental implant technology because of the advantages that it offers over other treatment methods. Comparing Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement Consider these advantages over older methods of restoration… Get the full function of…

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What Are the Signs That I Should Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

The most “obvious” sign that you should consider wisdom teeth removal is reaching your teens. At this stage of life, your third molars will begin to erupt from the gums to take their place alongside your other teeth. However, wisdom teeth do not always erupt completely into the mouth, because there is limited space in the jaw. This is the main reason people require surgery. Guidance from Dental…

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What Anesthesia Do I Need for Dental Implants?

The Maryland Center prioritizes patient comfort, safety, and effective results in all of its procedures, including dental implants. Our approach to anesthesia depends on your specific needs as well as your preferences: If we are extracting a damaged or decayed tooth prior to placing a dental implant, this will take more time than placing dental implants for teeth that are already missing. The number of teeth…

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What Is the Timeline for a Dental Implant Procedure?

The Maryland Center’s Oral Surgeons are specialists with extensive experience in dental implant procedures. One of the first steps in your experience with our practice will be an initial consultation, during which your doctor will explain what to expect as part of your treatment. Here is an overview of the process, starting from the day of your surgery. Establishing the Dental Implants Your oral surgeon…

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What is Recovery Like After the Removal of Your Wisdom Teeth?

The Maryland Center will advise you about what to expect following the removal of your wisdom teeth. This helps make your recovery as comfortable and efficient as possible. Age tends to play a big role in the length of recuperation because of the nature of wisdom teeth and how the procedure works. Learn about what to expect and how to care for yourself following surgery….

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What Questions Should I Ask My Oral Surgeon Before Getting Dental Implants?

At The Maryland Center, each of our Oral Surgeons has years of experience with dental implant procedures. This background means that we are familiar with the common concerns patients have. Here, we provide an overview of some of the questions you may want to ask during your initial consultation and a brief response to help you prepare for treatment. What Are the Alternatives to Dental…

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Why Should I Have Wisdom Teeth Removal When I’m Young?

The Maryland Center recommends that patients have wisdom teeth removal between ages 17 and 21 unless a dental evaluation determines that this timing should be sooner or later. At this age, a parent is usually managing the process for their young adult child, consulting with their general dental practitioner or Orthodontist about which Oral Surgeon to use and then contacting our offices for further guidance….

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How Can I Prevent a Dry Socket Following Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Dry socket is a painful condition that can occur after wisdom teeth removal. At The Maryland Center, our surgeons and staff have the experience to recognize this issue and to help patients resolve it effectively. Dry socket typically occurs with patients who have a lower tooth that was causing discomfort, pain, or other complications before the surgeon extracted it. The term “dry socket” is historical;…

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What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth and Why Remove Them?

Wisdom teeth are your third molars. There are usually two on the bottom arch of your mouth and two on the top arch, and they grow at the very back of the mouth. For many people, inadequate space in the jaw causes problems for the development of these molars. If the teeth are unable to emerge completely from the gums, they become “impacted” wisdom teeth….

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