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Why Blood Clots Are Important in Oral Surgery

Whether you just underwent wisdom teeth removal or a simple tooth extraction, hopefully you didn’t skim through the aftercare instructions provided by your care team! Part of your recovery after oral surgery is developing a blood clot in the surgical site so you can avoid a dry socket. The Purpose of a Blood Clot After … Continued

Is Jaw Clicking a Serious Issue?

Jaw clicking and popping can result from excessive gum chewing, trauma, dislocation, or even the start of dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Overuse of the jaw joint or muscles, grinding teeth during sleep, and normal wear and tear over time can contribute to jaw clicking or TMD/TMJ disorder. TMD/TMJ Disorder The TMJ allows the … Continued