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Oral Maxillofacial Surgery of Queens- Dr. Arian Sadeghi DDS
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Wearing protective headgear and mouthguards while participating in sports can help prevent facial and oral injuries.
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The oldest known impacted third molars belonged to a woman who lived during the Magdalenian period, roughly 15,000 years ago.
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A number of conditions harmful to your oral health and well-being can develop when wisdom teeth are impacted or the area is difficult to reach and keep clean. It’s estimated that up to 85% of wisdom teeth will require extraction.
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If orthodontic treatment alone can’t correct jaw relationships to align your smile, corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery may also be recommended.
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According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, TMJ disorder is one of the most common pain-causing musculoskeletal conditions. The most common symptoms of TMJ include headache, face pain and aches in and around your ear.
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Losing teeth can do more than create unsightly gaps in your smile, your jawbone shrinks a bit without teeth to support. Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon can perform a procedure known as bone grafting to reverse the effects of bone resorption, preserve your facial contours and allow for the placement of replacement teeth such as dental implants.
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Tooth enamel has the highest percentage of minerals at 96%, and is your body's strongest tissue – it’s even tougher than bone!
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Scientists have discovered that the soft “pulp” in the center of the tooth contains stem cells, offering another starting point from which to grow human tissues for therapeutic and research purposes.
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Replacing lost teeth is an age-old concern. Archaeologists have unearthed Mayan skulls with shells inserted into the lower jawbone dating back to 600 AD!
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Unless impacted, the third molars generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. Since this period coincides with the transition into adulthood, these teeth are commonly referred to as “wisdom teeth”.
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