Dental Implants: What Are the Pros and Cons?

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Are Dental Implants Safe? While it is preferable to retain your own teeth whenever possible, sometimes tooth loss is inevitable due to advanced decay, gum disease, or trauma to the face. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, by age 74 one in four adults lose all their permanent teeth due to…

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What is Maxillofacial Surgery?

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Understanding Maxillofacial Surgery If you have a condition involving the teeth, jaws, or bones and tissues of the face that causes you pain and prevents you from performing normal activities, you may need to see a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, such as the team members at Summit OMS, to correct the abnormality, relieve…

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Dental Implant Procedures: What To Expect

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In the past, people with missing teeth had limited options available to replace them. One or two missing or damaged teeth could be compensated for with crowns and bridges, while multiple missing teeth typically required either partial or complete dentures. However, there is now another option available: dental implant clinics like Summit Oral and Maxillofacial…

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What Is Bone Grafting and Why Is It Necessary?

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Bone grafting can be performed in any area of the body. It is a surgical transplant procedure that involves adding new material to an area where the bone has broken or deteriorated. Over time, the body absorbs the graft material into the existing bone, which is restored to its former strength, shape, and density. Bone…

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Should I Go to a Dentist or an Oral Surgeon?

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Pain in the face and mouth can be caused by tooth fractures, jaw hinge malfunctioning, impacted wisdom teeth and more. If you are experiencing pain, it is important to seek out proper treatment from experienced professionals such as the ones found at Summit OMS. However, it may be confusing when deciding to ask a dentist…

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How to Choose a Surgeon

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Surgical specialists, like those at Summit OMS, can perform specific operations that keep you comfortable and healthy. The first step in knowing how to choose a surgeon is deciding which type of surgeon you need. You may require a cosmetic surgeon if you want to achieve a specific look or smile with procedures such as…

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Wisdom Teeth Surgery Aftercare Guide

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Aftercare After any type of surgery, you need to time heal and recover. Wisdom teeth removal is no exception. The oral surgeons at Summit Facial take your comfort seriously and strive to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. Yet without the proper care and rest, you not only…

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The Last Resort: Reasons You May Need Tooth Extraction

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Permanent teeth are meant to last you a lifetime, and dentists prefer to treat problems affecting your teeth and gums to the fullest extent possible. However, sometimes teeth are too damaged due to trauma or decay to treat the problem. These are some common reasons for tooth extraction. In these cases, a tooth extraction dentist…

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St John Providence Hospital Southfield

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A Very Special Relationship Here at Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we are proud to enjoy a special relationship with St John Providence Southfield in Michigan. With locations across the state, St John Providence is one of the most trusted names in healthcare and our relationship allows us to provide our patients with all the…

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Wisdom Teeth Placement

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The Very Best in Wisdom Teeth Removal If you are looking for a practice that specializes in wisdom teeth removal in Warren, you should consider reaching out to Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Each of our oral surgeons has more than 10 combined years of dental and surgical education and training, and you can be…

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