Platelet Rich Plasma

The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) was previously confined only to hospital settings because of the high cost of separating platelets from blood and the high volume of blood needed to produce sufficient platelet counts. Today it has become a useful tool during dental surgery with the advent of new technology that allows doctors to […]

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Cleft Lip & Palate

In the early stages of pregnancy (the first 6 to 10 weeks), the tissues in a baby’s upper jaw, nose, and mouth fuse together to form the roof of the mouth and the upper lip. If these areas fail to develop normally don’t fuse, babies are born with either a cleft lip, a cleft palate, […]

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep: it’s essential to our well-being, and good sleep has been proven to help improve memory and focus as well as reduce the risk of chronic illness. Unfortunately there are plenty of things that keep us from getting the right amount of quality sleep each night. Beyond stress, work, and kids, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) […]

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TMJ Disorders

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint. If you have had symptoms like pain or a “clicking” sound, you’ll be glad to know that these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past. These symptoms occur when the joints of the jaw […]

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Distraction Osteogenesis

Distraction osteogenesis might sound like something from a science fiction movie, but it’s a relatively simple procedure used to help treat deformities and defects in the oral and facial skeleton. The first known use was way back in 1903, and a Russian orthopedic surgeon commonly used and perfected the postoperative management of distraction osteogenesis in […]

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Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis is referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery. Some patients require minor oral surgical procedures before receiving a partial or complete denture, in order to ensure the maximum level of comfort. A denture sits on the bone ridge, so it is very important that the bone […]

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Corrective Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery)

Orthognathic surgery is a procedure used when the upper and lower jawbones don’t meet correctly or the teeth don’t fit the right way within the jaw. While misaligned teeth can be straightened using braces and orthodontics, a misaligned jaw requires a surgical intervention. Not only can this procedure help to create a more balanced facial […]

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Facial Trauma

The dental specialist performs the proper treatment of facial injuries. These professionals must be well versed in emergency care, acute treatment and long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation – not just for physical reasons but emotional as well. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained, skilled and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. Injuries to the […]

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Biopsy for Oral Pathology

There are about 43,000 people diagnosed with oral cancer in the U.S. each year, and it causes about 8,000 deaths annually, with only a 57 percent 5-year survival rate. Despite advances in cancer treatment over the past few decades, the survival rate for this cancer has remained dismally low. This may be partly due to […]

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Teeth-In-A-Day

Dental implants have become a popular option for people who want replacement teeth that look and feel like real teeth. Traditional dental implants require anywhere from six to eight months and multiple procedures, but now the Utah Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center offers a revolutionary new alternative with Teeth-In-A-Day. Patients can get fully functioning […]

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Soft Tissue Grafting

Your gums provide a protective barrier around the roots of your teeth, which are a very sensitive part of your mouth. If gums recede due to gum disease, aggressive brushing, or a natural inclination toward thin gum tissue, it can cause significant pain and discomfort and leave your teeth highly sensitive and prone to future […]

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Bone Grafting

Your upper and lower jawbones play an important role in the health of your mouth and your ability to chew food, swallow, and speak properly. A healthy jaw requires stimulation from chewing and biting, but when you have one or more teeth missing your once-healthy jaw will begin to deteriorate from lack of stimulation. Not […]

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Wisdom Teeth

By the age of 18, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine, and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller […]

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Dental Implants

Dental implants have quickly become the procedure of choice for patients who need tooth replacement. Whether it’s one tooth or multiple teeth, they offer a way to get replacement teeth that look and feel just like your natural teeth, removing restrictions on the foods you can eat and eliminating the need for regular denture care, […]

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