April Is National Facial Protection Month and Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is a very important month for the dental health community, as it marks both National Facial Protection Month and Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Our team at Southwest Oral Surgery has proudly served the oral health needs of our community since 1991 with our experienced oral surgeons in Glendale, Arizona. We are here to provide you with the highest level... read more »

What You Can Expect From Reshaping Your Jaw Bone With Alveoplasty

One of the treatments we offer our patients is a surgical repair that reshapes the jaw bone and is referred to as alveoplasty. This surgery is specifically performed to smooth out and optimally shape the alveolar ridge, or jawbone if teeth have been extracted or lost to decay. This reshaping of the alveolar ridge prepares you for getting one or... read more »

A Helpful Q and A on What To Expect From a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Do you need to have wisdom teeth pulled, whether from crowding in your mouth, a molar coming in wrong or being infected? Today's state-of-the-art technology makes wisdom tooth extraction easier and more comfortable with proven sedation methods. Check out some of the most common questions we get about wisdom tooth extractions so you feel more prepared and confident about treatment!... read more »

Seeking Treatment for an Oral Infection Keeps Your Mouth and Body Safe

When it comes to oral surgery for oral- and tooth-related issues, you might need to be treated for impacted, infected or abscessed teeth. You might need a root canal treatment or one or more tooth extractions to get rid of the infection. When an infection is present, you’ll often experience pain and inflammation that can’t (and shouldn’t) be ignored.    The... read more »

What Kind of Post-Operative Pain Control Management Can You Expect After Oral or Maxillofacial Surgery?

As oral surgeons, we routinely perform a variety of surgical procedures such as bone grafting, dental implants, apicoectomies, jaw surgery, soft tissue grafting, and, of course, tooth extractions, including wisdom tooth removal. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experts at restoring your mouth and face after a trauma, injury, or other complication. After oral or maxillofacial surgery, you will likely... read more »