Posts Tagged ‘ Oral Surgery’

Guide for Recovery After Dental Implant Surgery

Once your dental implant surgery is over and has gone well, you’re going to want to comfortably recover and follow your surgeon’s advice to ensure maximum healing. Below are a few tips to keep in mind after you leave our office upon undergoing a dental implant surgery. Bleeding After your surgery, your surgeon will place […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dental Implants: Best Treatment Option for Missing Teeth

Dental implants are the best treatment option for missing teeth and more patients are taking advantage of this expanding technology.  Dental implants are able to replace one or several missing teeth.  They are gently placed into your jawbone by an oral and facial surgeon and are embedded there just like your natural teeth.  Rather than […]

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 […]