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  • Post Surgery Diet Guide

    Do you have an upcoming surgery with us? One of the most frequently asked questions is, “what can I eat afterwards?”. We have made a quick list of suggestions and rules to follow. 1. Avoid the 3 S’s. No sucking, swishing, or spitting. To avoid a dry socket, the blood clot that forms in the wound following the surgery needs to stay in place. Vigorous suction, swishing or spitting during the day of surgery can cause the blood clot to dislodge leaving the socket dry. This causes a more intense
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  • Start Your Year with Better Food & Drink Choices

    Changes in the mouth occur the  moment we eat or drink. The Bacteria we all have in our mouths, convert the sugars and carbohydrates from anything we consume into acids, and it is these acids that begin to attack the enamel on our teeth. No one can stop the decay process, but by following the guidelines listed below, our teeth can become less prone to severe tooth decay and strengthened against it. Cut down on all day snacking & sipping. Cutting back on not only acidic & sugary foods &
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  • True or False? 10 Myths about Oral Health.

    Just like most things in life, you cannot believe everything you see or hear. The following list will help you determine what is true and what is false when it comes to your oral health. 1.The More Sugar you eat, the more cavities you get. This is false. When discussing cavities, it’s all about how long the sugar is in contact with your teeth, not the amount that was eaten. 2.Sugar free or diet soda are better for your teeth. False. Carbonated beverages are highly acidic and are worse for
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  • What are Dental Stem Cells?

    Did you know that our teeth are the most natural and noninvasive source of stem cells? Dental stem cells are easy to retrieve and affordable to store. As of today, there are 3 different areas stem cells that can be harvested from or around a tooth. They can be harvested form the dental pulp, apical papilla and the periodontal ligament. Each have their own unique applications in the regenerative medicine field. So far researchers say that dental stem cells have the potential of being used for treatments for Crohn’s disease,
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  • What You Should Do with Those Left Over Medications

    Here at Wyoming Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, our Doctors prescribe post surgical medications to help control pain or clear up infection. There are certain medications that are expected to be used until gone such as antibiotics, but medicines prescribed for pain control can sometimes have a few left in the bottle once the discomfort is gone. What should be done with these pills? Should you keep them just in case? Throw them away? Flush them? We have put together the following guidelines to help in such a situation. Dispose of
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  • It’s Breast to be Aware

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in support of this WYOMS would like to share the following information. In 2013 at the Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, it was announced that bisphosphonate use should be added to the standard of treatment of post menopausal women diagnosed with breast cancer. In a series of studies, it was found that adjunct bisphosphonate use with the already core standard of treatment dramatically reduced bone metastases and significantly increased the survival rate. 34% was the over all reduction of bone recurrence and
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  • Surgery Proves Useful for Treating Dead Jaw Bone

    Prescription drugs used to manage conditions such as osteoporosis in women have been shown to cause jawbone to die in a significant number of patients. From 2006-2012, a study was conducted to evaluate Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws [MRONJ] patients who underwent surgery to correct their condition. At the conclusion of the study, they found that “complete healing was observed in 87% of the affected sites, with partial improvement observed in another 6%, for a 93.5% clinical benefit rate.” MRONJ is a serious condition that directly affects the individuals quality
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  • 5 Sports Safety Tips

    Rosemont, IL (March 30,2015) – Calling all MVPs, team captains, full roster players, practice squads, coaches, teachers and parents/caregivers. Five of the nation’s top dental associations want to remind everyone to play it safe during recreational and organized sports to help prevent serious, painful facial injuries that can take the fun out of the game. Take five, and take in these five simple safety tips. Mouth Guards are a Must. Mouth guards are significantly less expensive than the cost to repair an injury, and dentists and dental specialists can make
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  • Can Oral Piercings Cause Damage?

    “Piercing is a hot fashion trend but you may not be smiling pretty for long if you get one in your mouth. A new study shows oral piercing — such as on the tongue or lip — may cause tooth loss. “Wearing oral piercing ornaments, even over relatively short periods, may result in significant deformities to gingival tissue (gums) that might not respond satisfactorily to surgery and, in fact, may lead to tooth loss,” says lead researcher John K. Brooks, DDS, associate professor at the University of Maryland Dental School
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  • 6 Surgeries You Would Never Believe Surgeons Do

    1. Neurotransmitter for cluster headaches Developed by Dr. Ali Rezai for people who experience cluster headaches. A condition with no known cure. The neurotransmitter device micro stimulates the bundle of nerves believed to be the source of these headaches relieving the cluster headaches. These procedures are preformed by Oral Surgeons. 2. Hot Chemo Bath or Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) Developed by Dr. Paul Sugarbaker for patients suffering from aggressive forms of appendix or colon cancer that has metastasized into their abdominal cavity. The hot chemo bath is a way to
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