What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and how does it affect oral surgery?

March 6, 2023 By Alexander Kim, DDS, MD

Your overall systemic health and oral health are intimately related to one another. What happens in your mouth can affect the rest of your body and vice versa. In addition, your general health condition may also affect the oral surgery procedure you get. In this particular blog, we will be focussing on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and its impact on oral surgery. However, to understand the implications of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Oral and ...

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Corrective Jaw Surgery: Types, Procedure, and Recovery.

February 28, 2023 By Alexander Kim, DDS, MD

In some cases, problems with the bite and teeth alignment may require corrective jaw surgery. This is because the problem is not restricted to the teeth but extends to the skeleton. Improper upper or lower jaw growth can lead to many types of skeletal deformities and misaligned teeth. Corrective jaw or orthognathic surgery is used to correct these bony abnormalities and establish proper facial proportions.  What does jaw corrective surgery include?  Corrective jaw surgery in ...

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Patients with Blood Pressure Conditions and how it can affect oral surgery?

February 9, 2023 By Alexander Kim, DDS, MD

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is dentistry's surgical specialty encompassing a wide range of surgical procedures. An oral surgeon does everything from extracting wisdom teeth to reconstructing jaws. However, there are certain situations when an oral surgeon in Phoenix may advise you against an elective or not-so-urgent oral surgical procedure. This is usually when they know or suspect a medical condition that may affect the surgical outcomes and healing.  Hypertension is one of the most ...

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All you need to know about Corrective Jaw Surgery

January 18, 2023 By Alexander Kim, DDS, MD

What is jaw reconstructive surgery?  Jaw reconstructive or corrective surgery, better termed Orthognathic surgery, is a surgery to fix your upper (maxilla) and lower (mandible) jaw. These surgeries adjust, correct, and reconstruct any form of jaw irregularities. Severe orthodontic misalignments may also call for Orthognathic surgeries, as braces alone cannot fix these misalignments. Jaw reconstructive surgeries correct the defects and align the jawbone. Typically, these surgeries are recommended for people with severe bite misalignments or ...

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