Archive for April, 2019

What Is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?

If you need a minor oral surgery procedure such as a wisdom tooth extraction, you may be tempted to go to your regular dentist. But you could be selling yourself short by not switching to a specialist who offers more options. That’s because you may not realize there are myriad benefits to choosing a board-certified […]

What Is Arthrocentesis?

For the estimated 10 million Americans suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, finding a safe and effective treatment for this often debilitating condition can be a huge concern. Though there is no cure for temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJD, there are several treatment options that have been found to be both effective and relatively non-invasive. One […]

All About Revision Face-Lifts

One of the most empowering and meaningful things we can do for ourselves as we age is to undergo a plastic surgery procedure such as a face-lift. A face-lift can help you feel as young and vivacious on the outside as you do on the inside. But what happens when things like sun damage and […]

Teens, Wisdom Teeth and Opioid Addiction

Each day in the United States, an estimated 130 people die due to an opioid overdose. Shockingly, drug overdose is now the No. 1 cause of death in people under the age of 50 in America, an increase of 200 percent since the year 2000. Opioids naturally occur in the opium poppy plant; some opioids […]

Surgery Procedures Up in 2018

The numbers are in, and, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of cosmetic surgery procedures performed in 2018 was up over 2017 – by about a quarter of a million procedures, or 2 percent. While 2 percent may not seem like a lot, this increase in procedures represents a major upward […]

Millennials Driving Cosmetic Surgery

Millennials. They’re the generation born between 1981 and 1996 – the ones you can’t seem to turn on the television or open your social media apps without hearing about. If the internet is to be believed, millenials love mid-century modern furniture and avocado toast, and they despise flat sheets on their beds. Now, new reports […]

Treating OSA May Help Weight Loss

Obstructive sleep apnea is a looming health crisis in the United States that many people don’t know about or simply aren’t talking about. In fact, an estimated 22 million Americans have sleep apnea – and about 80 percent of those cases are believed to be obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a breathing disturbance […]

TMJ Disorder on the Rise

Work. Relationships. Life in general. Never has it been more stressful to be a young adult, according to a new study by the retail chain Mattress Firm. In fact, the study found that millennials – young adults born between 1981 and 1996 – spend upwards of four hours a day stressing out about something. As […]