COVID-19 Protocol

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With the ongoing concern of COVID-19 exposure, we take patient safety seriously and understand the importance of keeping our patients informed. Effective 03/18/2020, Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery will be open on an emergency basis only. All elective surgeries currently scheduled will be re-scheduled starting April 14, 2020 in our efforts to reduce the risk…

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery

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Wisdom teeth are also known as the back molars. It is common for the jaw to be too small to accommodate them. If your wisdom teeth are not causing you any pain, you may not see the point of removing them. It is true that removing wisdom teeth is not always necessary. However, your dentist…

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CPAP Therapy / CPAP Clinic

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Looking for CPAP Therapy or a CPAP Clinic?  If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea you may be feeling upset or helpless. However, the good news is that knowledge is the first step toward healing. Sleep apnea is highly treatable thanks to cutting edge advancements in CPAP therapy. Summit OMS is a CPAP clinic with…

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TMJ Specialist Near Me

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Looking for a “TMJ specialist near me” or a TMJ Doctor?  At the most basic level, treatment for TMJ disorder involves conservative pain control methods, such as ice or heat, to reduce pain and swelling or anti-inflammatory drugs to calm the irritation. You may also be able to manage your symptoms by modifying your behavior…

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What is the Difference Between Cosmetic Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry?

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As Summit OMS is made up of a team of highly qualified oral and maxillofacial surgery specialists, they are aware of the confusion that comes from different classifications of dentistry. For instance, many patients ask, “what is cosmetic dentistry?”, “what is restorative dentistry?”, or “what is the difference between a cosmetic dentist and a restorative…

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Dental Implants 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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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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