Simply Put: Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Facial cosmetic surgery continues to grow in popularity. It focuses on improving our facial appearance. Many patients seek treatment to reverse changes that occur with aging, such as loose skin, decreased tissue volume around the face and neck, fine lines, sagging jowls, and double chin. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specialized in performing a variety… Read more »

JOMS study: Prostheses can be immediately placed on dental implants with high predictability during jaw reconstruction

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Dental prostheses (known as bridges) can be immediately placed on replacementteeth with highly predictable outcomes during jaw reconstruction that involves taking bone from thepatient’s leg, a new study finds. This technique can be used on certain patients who need skin paddles – which includes skin taken withthe leg bone to fix soft-tissue… Read more »

Simply Put: Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ)

Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is a rare but serious disease that can affect a person’s upper or lower jaw. First described in 2002, it is a progressive death of the jawbone in a person exposed to a medication known to increase the risk of disease, in the absence of a previous radiation treatment…. Read more »

Simply Put: Uncovering the facts about rare childhood tongue cancer

Tongue Cancer in Children on the Rise Oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) – most commonly found on the tongue – is rare among those under the age of 21, and little is understood about risk factors for that age group. To better understand the disease, researchers at the University of Michigan analyzed 3 clinical… Read more »

Simply Put: New modes of transportation and associated risks

New Modes of Transportation and Associated Risks With the increased need for convenient, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly ways to commute, there has come an explosion of alternative modes of transportation, especially in metropolitan areas. Traditional alternative modes of transportation such as shared rides, increased use of public transportation, and walking or biking have become popular… Read more »

JOMS study: Early removal of unerupted wisdom teeth results in positive gum outcomes

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Certain gum disease-related variables improve five years after the early removal of nearby unerupted wisdom teeth in young patients, according to a new study. In the study published in the March issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS),… Read more »

New feature in journal educates the public about oral and maxillofacial surgery

ROSEMONT, Ill. – A new feature in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (JOMS) – the official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) – helps inform the public about oral and maxillofacial surgery – surgery of the face, mouth and jaw. In each monthly issue of JOMS, Simply Put: JOMS Information for Patients converts… Read more »

State-of-the-art surgery to treat jaw tumors in children: How is it done?

My Child has a Jaw Tumor. What are the Challenges of Jaw Tumor Surgery? Jaw tumors are common in children and although usually are not cancerous, they most often require surgery as first line of treatment. Tumor removal can cause significant jaw and face deformity in the young patient and future problems with growth and… Read more »