1. Skeletal Growth Concerns And Craniofacial Anomalies

    The way our facial bones develop can impact many basic functions such as eating and speaking. The facial skeleton is constructed from a myriad of bones that not only serve to protect one of our most vital organs, our brain, but shape our appearance and provide us the ability to eat, breathe, speak, and smell amongst many other functions. The primary facial bones are complex, yet delicate, and are …Read More

  2. What Is Bone Resorption?

    Understanding born resorption in our dental health is important because it provides a better picture of why we need our teeth or prosthetics. In oral health, it is always the standard to preserve the natural tooth if we can, but if we can’t, tooth extraction and dental prosthetics — dentures and dental implants — are the best practice. And while people often think that getting dental prosthe…Read More

  3. Common Risk Factors For Oral Cancer

    It’s important to understand the risk factors for oral cancer for better early detection and prevention! An estimated 53,000 adults are diagnosed with oral cancer annually, with the rates for men being twice as high when compared to women. Not only can oral cancer cause facial abnormalities, but it impacts the quality of life in how a person can eat, swallow, and speak.  We’re often bombarded…Read More

  4. What Is an Alveolectomy? (Part Two)

    Support your oral health and learn how an alveolectomy may improve how dental prosthetics function! In part one, we examined the role of the alveolar bone and process is — it essentially provides structure to your mouth and keeps your teeth in place. This is disrupted through severe periodontal disease and trauma to the mouth.  We’ll further dialogue and introduce the alveolectomy in today’…Read More

  5. What Is An Alveolectomy? (Part One)

    The bones and tissue play a vital role in our oral health and the alveolar bone is a part of our jaw that holds the teeth! When it comes to our mouth anatomy, many people know out teeth and even the maxilla (upper jawbone) and mandible (lower jawbone), but the alveolar bone has people flipping through anatomy books searching for this structure! At the Alaska Center For Oral + Facial Surgery, we ar…Read More