Posts Tagged ‘ east georgia center for oral and facial surgery’

Brushing For Two – Keeping Your Mouth Healthy During Pregnancy

The benefits of good dental and general health begin well before your baby is born. Your baby’s teeth start developing between the third and sixth months of pregnancy. Brushing, flossing, and maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for a healthy mouth. You should brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste for two minutes twice daily […]

What is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon? | Types Of Dentistry

  Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experts in the mouth, face, and jaw surgery. They are the only dental specialists recognized by the American Dental Association who are surgically trained in a hospital-based residency program. The path to becoming an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is quite rigorous, and the total length of education and training […]

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 […]

An Exparel Update from East Georgia Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

Richard J. Hammond, DMD; Suketu J. Patel, DMD, MD Last year, East Georgia Center for Oral and Facial Surgery introduced a new medication, Exparel, into our practice. Exparel is a non-opioid medication that provides longer-lasting pain relief so patients can reduce or avoid opioid medicines after surgery. Exparel is injected adjacent to the incision sites […]