By the age of eighteen, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth.
Orthognathic surgery is needed when jaws don't meet correctly and/or teeth don't seem to fit with jaws. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery repositions misaligned jaws.
People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have disrupted sleep and low blood oxygen levels. When obstructive sleep apnea occurs, the tongue is sucked against the back of the throat.
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint.
The oral and maxillofacial surgeon performs the proper treatment of facial injuries.
Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed.
An impacted tooth simply means that it is stuck and can not erupt into function. Patients frequently develop problems with impacted third molar (wisdom) teeth.