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Redefining Oral Surgery with Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is the branch of technology that deals with manipulating atoms and molecules. The American Chemical Society has reported on a pre-clinical study that shows promise for patients undergoing oral surgery. The study shows a reduction in pain and recovery time after oral surgery with the aid of specialized nanotechnology. When oral surgery is performed on a patient, oftentimes collagen …

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Botox and Bruxism

Do you grind your teeth at night? Grinding and clenching during sleep is known as bruxism, and can cause damage to the teeth and jaw. Many patients with this condition wear a mouth guard at night for protection, but headaches and aching jaws are often symptoms that persist. A study published in January 2018 by Dr. William Ondo and associates, …

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Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Over the years opinions have gone back and forth over the pros and cons of having wisdom teeth removed. Hossein Ghaeminia of Radboud University will receive his PhD for his current research into problem-free wisdom teeth. He undertook a systematic review of all of the research in the field to bring together current research on this topic. The answer remains …

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Test Your Dental Implants with Chewing Gum

Occasionally a small percentage of dental implant patients develop inflammation that could delay healing after dental implants. Bacteria can develop which causes this inflammation. In the future, possibly the next few years, patients can benefit from an affordable and easy method of testing for this bacteria – a new chewing gum based diagnostic test. A pharmaceutical research team at the …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Disease

In our last blog article, we looked at the balance of healthy bacteria in the mouth, or the “oral microbiome”, and its relationship to diabetes. Today we focus on another common disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, or RA, and the fact that this condition also causes inflammatory conditions. As with diabetes, RA patients also have a higher risk of gum disease. Inflammation …

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Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

Periodontitis is a gum infection that can result in tooth loss. It has previously been established that there is a connection between being diabetic and having a higher risk of periodontitis. Now, new research from University of Pennsylvania is shedding some light on the reason for this connection. Researchers used a mouse model to experiment, focusing on the bacteria within …

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Medication Preference After Oral Surgery

As opioid abuse continues making headlines, doctors are being more proactive in discussing pain management and opioid alternatives after oral surgery. A national survey recently conducted by Pacira Pharmaceuticals showed that more than 7 in 10 oral surgery patients would opt for a non-opioid medication for their pain. The majority of patients wanted the chance to discuss pain management prior …

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More Insight into Oral Cancer Risks

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and it is concerning that oral cancer is a life-threatening disease with an overall 5 year survival rate of 60%. It has been established that there are higher risks of cancer attributed to alcohol and tobacco use. The good news is that if detected early, survival rates are 80 – 90%. If your lifestyle …

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Increasing the Odds for Dental Implant Success

Researchers at McGill University in Montreal have been looking into the way that existing bone accepts dental implants. Implants are placed into the jawbone, actually fusing to the bone to create a strong base, resulting in a replacement tooth that feels and looks natural. The first part of the study found that beta blockers, drugs which many people take to …

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The American Equilibration Society Annual Meeting 2017

AES held their 62nd annual Scientific Meeting on February 21-23, 2017 at the Chicago Downtown Marriott. “AES is the leading organization of dental professionals advancing the science and clinical application of knowledge in Occlusion, TMD, and Comprehensive Oral Care for the well-being of those we serve.” ~aes-tmj.org This year’s event consisted of workshops introducing the latest scientific advancements in the …

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Doctors Robert K. Conlon, Kurt E. Bruksch, Adam M. Ozment, John J. Richard, Ted A. Hughes and Bryan J. VanOven
Crystal Lake Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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Crystal Lake Oral Surgery
690 N. Route 31
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Phone: 815-459-5600
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312 Center St.
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone: 262-248-8766
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11650 S. Route 47
Huntley, IL 60142
Phone: 847-669-2900
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190 Gardner Ave., Suite 8
Burlington, WI 53105
Phone: 262-763-8101
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