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  1. Repair of Oromaxillary Fistula - What to Think About

    In some cases, a very small fistula may be treated without surgery. A dentist or oral surgeon may apply gauze or another product over a blood clot that forms in the hole left by the extracted tooth. The gauze stays in place for a few days to help the wound heal. ...

  2. Repair of Oromaxillary Fistula - How Well It Works

    Most people who have this surgery recover with no problems. ...

  3. Repair of Oromaxillary Fistula - Risks

    Infection is the main risk of this surgery. You should call your doctor if you have:Increasing pain.Bleeding.Headache.Pus.Fever of or higher. ...

  4. Repair of Oromaxillary Fistula - Surgery Overview

    An oromaxillary fistula is an abnormal passageway between one of the sinuses on either side of your nose (maxillary sinuses) and the roof of your mouth. It may develop as a birth defect (associated with a cleft palate), as a complication of removing a tooth, or from infection or trauma. Sometimes the roots of a tooth are so close to the bone under a maxillary sinus that the bone is damaged when ..

  5. Repair of Oromaxillary Fistula - What to Expect After Surgery

    Your doctor will prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection and a decongestant to keep the sinuses clear. You probably will take these medications for a week to 10 days.You will be given a list of precautions to follow to avoid changes in pressure between the mouth and nasal passages. You should open your mouth when sneezing, and avoid smoking, blowing your nose, or sucking on items such as a ...

  6. Repair of Oromaxillary Fistula - Why It Is Done

    This surgery is done to close a fistula between a maxillary sinus and the mouth. A fistula can cause chronic inflammation or infection of the sinus (sinusitis). ...

  7. Invisible Aligners for Teeth

    Everybody wants a great smile, but a lot of us need help getting there. More and more people are having success with clear orthodontic devices called aligners.

  8. Wisdom Tooth Extraction

    An oral and maxillofacial surgeon or your dentist can remove (extract) a wisdom tooth. The procedure often can be done in the dentist's or surgeon's office.

  9. Wisdom Tooth Problems - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Wisdom Teeth: Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

  10. Wisdom Tooth Problems - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about wisdom tooth problems:What are wisdom teeth?Getting treatment:Should I have my wisdom teeth removed?How are wisdom teeth removed, and what should I expect after surgery?What is a dry socket?

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Only 18.5% of Americans never floss. You are missing out on a simple way to make a big difference in the health of your mouth. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Floss removes food trapped between the teeth and removes the film of bacteria that forms there before it turns to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Try flossing just one tooth to get started.

You are one of 31% of Americans who don't floss daily. You are missing out on a simple way to make a big difference in the health of your mouth. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Aim for 3 more days!

You are one of 31% of Americans who don't floss daily, but you're well on your way to making a positive impact on your teeth and gums. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Aim for all 7 days!

Only 50.5% of Americans floss daily, and good for you that you are one of them! Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Congratulations on your good oral health habit!

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