What Happens When Winter Sports Leave You With a Maxillofacial Injury

What happens when facial trauma from winter sports and snow accidents lead to facial and maxillary trauma to the hard parts (bones and teeth) and soft tissue (skin and gums) of your body? Whether you are injured from snowmobiling, skiing or snowboarding, or have an accidental fall on the ice... Read more »

Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath... Read more »

Orthognathic Surgery 101

If your dentist or orthodontist has suggested to you that you might benefit from jaw surgery, you are not alone. Misalignment of the jaw can range from mild to severe, and sometimes orthognathic surgery may be needed. While your orthodontist can correct bite problems involving your teeth, surgery may be... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Do You Need Orthognathic Surgery to Relieve TMJ Pain?

If you find yourself experiencing TMJ symptoms that are mild and infrequent, they may go away on their own. This sometimes can take weeks or months depending on what you do to help your jaw find relief. Of course, this is a good time to alleviate symptoms by temporarily sticking... Read more »

Common Questions About Oral Surgery Recovery

Do you have questions concerning your recovery post-op? We have answers to the most common questions we get. Read on for more: How can I prepare for oral surgery? Make sure you have a comfortable recovery place set up at home. Having extra pillows can help you rest more comfortably,... Read more »

The Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

If you’re interested in replacing your missing teeth, then you should consider doing so with dental implants. Dental implants can help you, your smile and your oral health in many ways. To help you understand, our dentist, Dr. Park Avenue Oral Surgery, is happy to tell you all about the... Read more »

A Bone Graft Can Help Strengthen Your Jaw

Does your jaw feel weak or like it is missing bone? If so, you could be need a bone graft. A bone graft is a useful procedure that can help your jaw in many ways. In fact, many people find a bone grafting procedure helpful when they do not have... Read more »

Wisdom Tooth Removal Reasons

There are dentists and patients that believe the wisdom teeth should be removed early in order to avoid the common problems of crowding and impacted molars that occur around the time that kids get their braces. While this belief has been gaining popularity, others feel that we should allow nature... Read more »

The Answers to Questions About TMJ

TMJ is the acronym for temporomandibular joint disorder. It involves plain and compromised movement in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. If you have questions about this disorder, our dentist, Dr. Park Avenue Oral Surgery, is more than happy to help you find the answers you’re looking for. To give... Read more »