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Questions in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery forum are answered by Dr. Michael H Kirsch and Dr. Mario Tuchman. Topics covered include teeth extractions, wisdom teeth, dental implants, bone grafting, orthognathic surgery, facial bones realignment, facial trauma repair, jaw alignment, anesthesia , jaw cyst or tumor diagnosis, reconstructive jaw surgery, temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) and TMJ surgery.

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Michael H Kirsch, DDS May 31, 2010
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Hi... I just had an accident 3 weeks ago when my face had hit hard on the steering wheel. As a result, my lower fr...
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I had three implants placed where I had an impacted eye tooth and a bridge. I had bone augmentation and 18 months la...
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I'll give a brief description as I'm wondering if this is standard procedure and if I really should be concerned!? ...
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Michael H Kirsch, DDS Feb 15, 2010
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Hi Doctor, I have had a rather large lump on the right side of my hard palate for as long as I can remember. It'...
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By Protoboard Blank
I had braces with elastics when I turned 18 to fix malocclusion; I had an overbite. I also had an accident where I fe...
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Michael H Kirsch, DDS Feb 06, 2010
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Long story - had a very traumatic tooth #14 extraction, resulted in dry socket, bits of bone and tooth left in the gu...
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tommy7sFeb 22, 2010
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About two weeks ago I had a benign mass removed from the top my tongue on the right side...caused by trauma (perhaps ...
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Michael H Kirsch, DDS Feb 10, 2010
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Hello, I have had longstanding TMJ problems treated by a prosthodontist, which have worsened recently partly as a ...
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Michael H Kirsch, DDS Feb 06, 2010
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By Earl26 Blank
I have had a problem for about 9 months now with a sloughing lesion on the underside of my tongue. It started small b...
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Michael H Kirsch, DDS Feb 06, 2010
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On December 12th I had my healing collars removed and had a 3 crown primary bar screw retained bridge placed on three...
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Hello Doctor, First let me state I'm a smoker and concerned. I have had this issue now for roughly 2 months. It...
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Michael H Kirsch, DDS Oct 10, 2009
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I am in the dental field and i had an possible exposure at work....about 8 days after a possible exposure... I deve...
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Michael H Kirsch, DDS Aug 22, 2009
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I believe there is a link between prolonged use of fosamax and oseonecrosis of the mandible. Who might I contact ...
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Michael H Kirsch, DDS Aug 27, 2009
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Hello Dr. I had an 18 year-old six-tooth upper front bridge replaced two weeks ago with a nice zirconium/porcela...
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By homers124 Blank
Hi Doc, six months ago I got a titanium implant for a tooth that was extracted a while back. About six weeks ago ...
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goofyjimAug 04, 2009
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I have what I feel to be a mucocele caused by a fall three years ago. The only thing is, it is on the upper lip and ...
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donnawhitJul 11, 2009
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I had an apocoechtomy ( spell?) in May 2006. infection returned within one week, dentist put me on Avolox, then Clind...
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CharmerJun 28, 2009
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Over 6 weeks ago, I had 21 teeth surgically removed in the hospital. New teeth and bone matter appear to be growin...
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Michael H Kirsch, DDS Jun 19, 2009
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I am hoping you can help me with this as I'm not sure where this question fits. Over the last 6 months I have had wh...
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Michael H Kirsch, DDS Jun 16, 2009
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Thank you in advance for your time. I am 24 years old (male) and a non-smoker/drinker. Recently, I had a sore on my l...
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