Oral & Oropharyngeal Cancers

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Oropharyngeal cancer is slightly different from oral cancer. Oropharyngeal cancers are related to HPV (Human papilloma virus) and usually occur in the tonsils or at the base of the tongue, while oral cancers are in the mouth and usually associated with tobacco use.
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Oral Cancer and Hepatitis C

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Virginia Beach and Chesapeake patients that are hepatitis C virus-positive were also more likely to test positive for human papillomavirus (HPV).
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Pre-Implant Bone Augmentation

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Whether you require a lift or expansion, the bone usually will be allowed to develop for about four to 12 months before implants can be placed. However, in some cases, the implant can be placed at the same time the ridge is modified.
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Types of Jaw Surgery

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Your jaw consists of two parts; the maxilla or upper jaw and the mandible or lower jaw . Sometimes these are misaligned and need to be put back into place for bite reasons, or for aesthetic purposes. Corrective jaw surgery straightens/aligns the jaw, and is often referred to as “orthognathic” surgery.
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Dental Implants 101

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Whether you are missing a tooth, or at risk of losing many, dental implants may be a great solution   for you. Dental implants are an increasingly popular fix for missing or dying teeth, and have many benefits.
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No Teeth? No Problem!

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Are missing teeth causing you difficulty, discomfort or embarrassment? Don’t worry – we have all the facts about tooth replacement treatments and the effectiveness of dental implants as a long-term solution for missing teeth.
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Modern Options for Bone Grafting Technology

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Maximize modern technology, and inform the public about the options offered in terms of dental implant surgery.
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How Many Wisdom Teeth Do You Have?

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Not everyone has wisdom teeth at all! Have you ever wondered why some people have four wisdom teeth while others have fewer or even none? We’ve got the facts behind how many wisdom teeth people have and why!
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The Benefits of Jaw Surgery

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Orthognathic surgery has the ability to enhance a patient’s life, giving him or her the comfort needed to eat properly and, often, the freedom from pain. Because the decision to have jaw surgery is such a serious one, we would like to take a moment to look at the positive side of the procedure in this blog, focusing on the benefits of orthognathic surgery.
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