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  • Patient Health Disclosure

    Please complete the following before coming in for your appointment. COVID‐19 PANDEMIC ‐ PATIENT DISCLOSURES This patient disclosure form seeks information from you that we must consider before making treatment decisions in the circumstance of the COVID‐19 virus. A weak or compromised immune system (including, but not limited to, conditions like diabetes, asthma, COPD, cancer treatment, radiation, chemotherapy, and any prior or current disease or medical condition), can put you at greater risk for contracting COVID‐19. Please disclose to us any condition that compromises your immune system and understand that
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  • Office hours March 23-April 3rd

    To our valued patients: In an effort to support the national efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19, our practice is taking the following steps to help assure your health and well-being: *Following the directives of the CDC, American Dental Association and AAOMS, starting Monday March 23rd, our office is suspending all non-emergency care for 2 weeks. *Patients will be seen only for urgent and emergency procedures on Tuesdays and Thursdays. *Urgent/Emergency conditions include severe pain, facial swelling and active drainage. *If you have an appointment with us, we will
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  • We are OPEN! Here’s what to expect…

    Yes! We are open! However, we have some updated information for patients with appointments in the next few weeks and until further notice. Please read below for our current requirements: *Patients requiring an accompanied adult for sedation procedures will only be limited to one escort who may wait in our lobby. Any additional persons will be asked to remain outside or in the vehicle. *Any patient that is under the age of 18, please only have one parent or guardian accompany them to their appointment. *If the patient is exhibiting any flu-like symptoms, they will be asked
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  • Patient Safety & COVID-19

    The doctors of WYOMS realize that the health and safety of our patients, along with our staff and their families are of utmost importance. We are monitoring the ongoing information provided from the CDC, Wyoming Health Department and other appropriate agencies to provide our patients and staff the necessary information to ensure a safe and sanitary environment. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of the Corona virus in or around Casper. Our staff are practicing all the universal precautions to avoid this virus spreading. Below are some guidelines we ask you
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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-Cancer and Osteonecrosis

    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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  • Bisphosphonate Use and Your Oral Health

    Your eyes are the gateway to the soul, but your mouth is the gateway to the body. In recent years, Physicians have started to take a more careful look at the correlation oral health has on overall health. In a recent study by the American Dental Association, of persons with serious gum disease, 40% were more likely to have additional chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. The results of this study makes it apparent that a lack of oral care dramatically increases the risk of additional overall health
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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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  • 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. You will be sent home with a packet of these instructions on the day of surgery that an assistant will explain in detail. 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
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  • Corrective Jaw Surgery

    As Oral Surgeons, our Doctors at Wyoming Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery perform several corrective jaw surgeries each year. The procedures are done to correct a large array of minor to major skeletal/dental irregularities. The most common being misalignment of the maxilla and mandible creating malocclusion, the subsequent misalignment of the teeth. Orthognathic surgeries can have significant positive effects on many aspects of life; such as the improvement of chewing, speaking and breathing. The patient’s appearance can be effected as well, however, the surgeries are performed to correct functional problems. Our surgeons
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