1. Wisdom Teeth (Part One)

    Wisdom Teeth Removal and Why We Have Them in the First Place Wisdom teeth, as they are affectionately referred to, are our third molars that sit dormant for a time and appear later in life. While some people can go a lifetime with their wisdom teeth and not be bothered, most people will end up having their wisdom teeth removed. One of the most common oral surgeries is wisdom teeth removal, and at …Read More

  2. Leah

    Leah Jaw Surgery “When my daughter Leah was eight years old, we realized something was truly wrong with her jaw. Our dentist said she just had a very small mouth and that she would be fine, but we always knew there was more to it. We tried dentists, orthodontists and other specialists, and felt like we were hitting a brick wall - it was like no one was listening to us. This is our beautiful baby…Read More

  3. Kate G.

    Kate G. Jaw Surgery “Kate had skeletal malformations such as mandibular hypoplasia and an open bite,” explains Vonda Kay, Kate’s mom. “She had orthodontic treatment since she was 11 years old, but by the time she was 15, all of the orthodontic options had been exhausted; therefore, she was referred for a possible surgical solution.” For Kate, being a teenage girl meant life as usual - fr…Read More

  4. The Different Types of Jaw Surgery

    In our last post, we covered a basic introduction to what corrective jaw surgery is and those who might benefit from it. In today’s post, we’ll go more in depth about jaw surgery with the different types that are available. If you struggle with a misaligned jaw, it can make everyday tasks such as eating and speaking quite difficult. Improve your quality of life and work with us at the Alaska C…Read More

  5. Corrective Jaw Surgery At Alaska Center For Oral + Facial Surgery

    Jaw surgery is commonly referred to as orthognathic surgery in medical terms, and corrects inconsistencies in the upper and lower jaw, or both. The jaw bones are often shortened or lengthened, moved in or out, or up or down to create a beautiful, healthy, and functional smile — in a work of art from your talented oral surgeons! Having a jaw that doesn’t quite move correctly can be both painful…Read More

  6. What You Need To Know About Facial Tumors and Cysts

    Oral and facial tumors not only affect your health; if left untreated they can begin to change your facial structure, leading to other health issues. Both benign and malignant tumors change the shape of your face as they affect the bones and soft tissue in your face, which is why you want the best craniofacial surgeons working on your case. If you find yourself with a facial cyst or tumor, seeking…Read More

  7. What is Sleep Apnea and How is it Treated? (Part Two)

    In part one of this series on sleep apnea, we explored the very basics of what it is and how it is caused. In today’s post, we’re going to continue the conversation and take a look into the risk factors, how it’s diagnosed, and the treatments that are available. Living with sleep apnea is exhausting both physically and emotionally, and waking the next day you already feel completely spent. A…Read More

  8. What is Sleep Apnea and How is it Treated? (Part One)

    Sleep apnea is as much a sleeping disorder as it is a dental concern, and with more than 18 million American adults suffering from it, it poses issues such as fatigue and brain fog to more serious conditions like high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. So, how do you know if you have sleep apnea? At the Alaska Center for Oral + Facial Surgery (AOFS), sleep apnea is one of the many areas in…Read More

  9. Welcome to the Alaska Center For Oral + Facial Surgery

    If you’re new to the Alaska Center For Oral + Facial Surgery (AOFS), we are a state-of-the-art, modern accredited surgery and anesthesia facility with board-certified surgeons who provide minimally invasive procedures. When you’re suffering from teeth issues, sleep apnea, jaw problems or head and neck trauma, they can often be painful and cumbersome. The surgeons and staff members at AOFS unde…Read More