Posts Tagged ‘ dental health’

When Do You Need a Bone Graft?

Richard J. Hammond, DMD; and Suketu J. Patel, DMD, MD Adequate bone is necessary when you are trying to replace missing teeth with dental implants. Bone grafts become essential when there is damaged or missing bone in your jaw. Dental implants are secured to the bone in your jaw, and the bone needs to be […]

The National Opioid Crisis And Our Practice’s Approach To Reducing Post Surgical Use Following Wisdom Teeth Surgery

  You should have a say in how your pain is treated after surgery. The majority of patients receive an opioid medication after surgery.  While opioids have been a mainstay in post-surgical pain control, they are also at the center of an ongoing national crisis. 1 out of 15 surgical patients goes on to long-term […]

TMJ Disorders: More Common Than You Think

  The American Dental Association reports that 15% of Americans are affected by Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is a small joint located in front of the ear on each side of the head and allows the lower jaw to move and function. Each joint works in close collaboration together and with ligaments, […]

Teeth-In-A-Day

It is time to consider options other than dentures because you deserve the best.  More of our patients are selecting dental implants to replace their missing teeth. TEETH-IN-A-DAY is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in one single procedure that lasts about a few hours.  This innovative process involves collaboration […]

Pediatric and Adolescent Oral Surgery

All of our patients deserve quality dental care with the highest standards.  We strive to establish positive treatment experiences during an individual’s developmental years to help shape a favorable outlook towards future dental and medical care.  When choosing an oral surgeon for your child, it is essential that you select a practice that is experienced, […]

Accelerated Orthodontics

        Your Smile Is Your First Impression Your smile is your first impression and is very important to you!  Many patients resist improving their smile or correcting their bite with conventional orthodontic treatment due to the number of years that are dedicated to traditional braces.  Accelerated Orthodontics is an advanced revolutionary approach […]

Free Screening During Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral Cancer Awareness Month In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, East Georgia Center for Oral and Facial Surgery will be offering free oral cancer screenings on: Saturday, April 9th 9am to 12pm 613 East Grady Street, Statesboro, Screenings are simple, painless, and quick (10 minutes). We look forward to seeing you!  April is Oral […]

Paying It Forward With Dentistry From The Heart

Dr. Patel and Dr. Marz On December 18, Dr. Rod Uribe and I teamed up with Dr. Rich Marz for the 3rd Annual Statesboro Dentistry From The Heart.  This tradition has become a day where East Georgia Center for Oral and Facial Surgery assists in spreading smiles throughout our great community by providing free dental […]

Anesthesia: Methods Available for Your Comfort

Richard J. Hammond, DMD; and Suketu J. Patel, DMD, MD At East Georgia Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, we offer several methods of anesthesia to help alleviate any apprehension you may have for your procedure. Our experienced doctors and skilled staff aim to keep you and your loved ones safe and comfortable during surgery. […]

Wisdom Teeth: Is it time to have them removed?

As the summer approaches, many teenagers and young adults utilize their break from school to schedule a suitable time to have their wisdom teeth evaluated. Studies show that 90% of patients will have a wisdom tooth removed in their lifetime. Wisdom teeth do not require removal if they are able to grow into one’s mouth […]