Oral Cancer: What Are the Warning Signs?

Scare tactics aren’t necessary when it comes to oral cancer. Everyone already knows it’s bad. Instead, we’re focusing on knowledge rather than fear. At Implants & Oral Surgery of Chattanooga, we’re trying to raise awareness about oral cancer. After all, one person every hour succumbs to it. And awareness is a strong defense – it…

broken jaw treatment and surgery

Broken Jaw Treatment and Surgery

Broken jaw treatment and surgery has come a long way. If you break your jaw, whether in a car accident or another type of accident, you’ll receive modern, reliable care.   Before the late 1800s, your doctor would have treated your broken jaw by simply wrapping it. Many times, broken jaws healed poorly, and even got infected. Worse, many…

What is a broken jaw?

What is a Broken Jaw?

Every so often, we hear about someone who suffers a broken jaw. Maybe from a car accident, a fall, or some other cause. But what is a broken jaw? Do they all look the same? How do oral surgeons treat a broken jaw? A broken jaw (also known as a fractured mandible) is a common facial bone injury. In fact, it’s second only…

panoramic dental x-ray

What Is a Panoramic Dental X-Ray? 

Dental visits often mean x-rays. And you’ve probably heard the term, “panoramic X-ray.” But what is a panoramic dental X-ray? Because we use panoramic X-ray technology to find out what new patients need, we thought we’d answer that common question. First, the typical X-ray process goes something like this: you visit the dentist, and they give you a piece…