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Oral Health Made Simple: Your Prescription For Knowledge
 GENERAL TOPICS
Small BoxAll About Cavities
Small BoxBrushing and Flossing
Small BoxFluoride
Small BoxMouth-Healthy Eating
Small BoxSealants
Small BoxTaking Care of Your Teeth
Small BoxTobacco
Small BoxYour Dental Visit
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 CONDITIONS
Small BoxBad Breath
Small BoxCavities
Small BoxCold Sores
Small BoxDry Mouth
Small BoxImpacted Tooth
Small BoxSensitive Teeth
Small BoxTMJ
Small BoxTooth Discoloration
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 TREATMENTS
Small BoxCrowns
Small BoxDentures
Small BoxFillings: The Basics
Small BoxGum Surgery
Small BoxImplants
Small BoxRoot Canal Treatment
Small BoxScaling and Root Planing
Small BoxWhitening
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Small BoxControlling Pain
Small BoxCosmetic Dentistry
Small BoxEmergencies
Small BoxFill, Repair, Replace
Small BoxKids And Teens
Small BoxOral Health and Your Body
Small BoxOrthodontics
Small BoxPeriodontics
Small BoxSeniors
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Step 2 Understand ConditionsSimplestepsUnderstand Conditions
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Oral surgery can involve the teeth or the tissues of the mouth.
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Tooth Extractionarrow pointing right
Find out why a tooth may have to be extracted and learn more about the procedure.
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Tuberosity Reductionarrow pointing right
A tuberosity is a rounded bony protrusion behind your last molar in the upper jaw. A tuberosity reduction makes the tuberosity smaller.
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Alveoplastyarrow pointing right
An alveoplasty is a surgical procedure that smoothes the jawbone. It is done in areas where teeth have been removed or lost.
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Lasers Are Beaming Into Dental Officesarrow pointing right
Today, lasers are used in many areas of daily life, including dentistry.
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Biopsyarrow pointing right
A biopsy is a simple surgery to remove a sample of tissue or bone.
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Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?arrow pointing right
Dentists now suggest you should have your wisdom teeth removed when you are young, rather than wait until problems occur.
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Frenectomyarrow pointing right
A frenum is a fold of tissue or muscle connecting the lips, cheek or tongue to the jawbone. A frenectomy is the removal of one of these folds of tissue.
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Columbia Commentary:
The Wisdom Tooth Dilemma
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Removing wisdom teeth may make sense even if the teeth are not currently causing problems.
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Root Resectionarrow pointing right
A root resection involves removing one of the roots of a tooth that has multiple roots.
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Additional Resourcesarrow pointing right
Organizations and agencies to contact for more information.
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Serious Infectionsarrow pointing right
Oral surgeons can take care of serious infections.
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