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Types of Gum Biopsy

Posted on 4/26/2021 by Palisades Surgical Arts
If you are looking to get a gum biopsy, you should know that it is categorized into more than one type. At Palisades Surgical Arts, we perform the following types of gum biopsies. Incisional Biopsy This is the most common type of gum biopsy. In this method, a doctor will remove some part of your suspicious tissue and study it under a microscope. A reliable oral surgeon like Dr. Moncayo can determine whether the removed gum tissue contains any cancerous cells. They can also locate the cause behind cells and check whether they have spread to other parts of the body. Excisional biopsy In this biopsy, your doctor will remove a lesion or complete growth. It is carried out to remove an easy-to-reach and small lesion. Your doctor will take out the growth as well as some of the healthy tissue near to it. Percutaneous biopsy In this biopsy, your doctor will insert a specialized needed through your skin. There are two forms of this biopsy: core needle biopsy and fine needle biopsy. A core needle biopsy offers more tissue than a fine needle biopsy. It is carried out when the doctor needs a bigger sample for making a diagnosis. On the other hand, a fine needle biopsy is ideal for lesions that are easily visible and can be felt. What Happens After a Biopsy? The tissue sample collected during the above-mentioned biopsies is sent to the laboratory, where a pathologist is tasked to review the tissue. They will inspect the sample via a microscope and locate abnormalities or signs of cancer. A report is then sent to your doctor. If you suspect you have a gum issue and may need gum biopsy, book an appointment now by calling at (424) 346-0955. A reliable surgeon like Dr. Moncayo can address your concerns in a jiffy....
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Why Is It Imperative that You Follow Post-Op Instructions Closely

Posted on 4/12/2021 by Palisades Surgical Arts
You do not want to downplay the importance of post-op care after an oral surgery or extraction. If you do not follow our care instructions carefully, you will probably have to visit us again, or worse yet, deal with a serious infection. The Reason Why You Need to Pay Attention to Post-Op Care Instructions Patients who do not follow post-op surgical instructions often develop dry sockets. In these cases, the blood clots dislodge before the site can heal. Because clotting contributes to the healing process. You need to call us immediately to avoid the dangerous complications that develop, including excess intense pain and infection, when dry sockets occur. Another name for dry sockets is alveolar osteitis. To take care of the problem, we will flush out the sockets to get rid of any food particles or other debris that can lead to an infection and contribute to dental pain. We may also use medicated dressings to relieve the pain and prescribe a pain medication to feel more comfortable. What Post-Op Instructions Advise After you have a tooth extracted, you will therefore need to follow each direction to ensure a successful outcome after an extraction. You should experience some oozing and bleeding up to 24 hours after the surgery. The directions we give will give you advice on what to do the first hour after surgery, then give you guidelines on at-home care during the 2nd day and following days after your procedure. You need to follow all these directions as we outline them for each hour and each day, so you will not run into any unwanted complications. Otherwise, you may experience some events that can lead to a great deal of pain and worry. Would you like to know more about getting a tooth extracted, or do you have impacted wisdom teeth? If so, you can always call us for a consultation. Check with us today to review your options....
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Jaw Surgery - Preparation, Procedure, and Recovery

Posted on 3/22/2021 by Palisades Surgical Arts
When you have oral issues that we can't fix with braces alone, such as an overbite or underbite, we may recommend you to have jaw surgery. However, you should know that jaw surgery is an intense and major surgical procedure. Hence, you must prepare accordingly to ensure you have a successful procedure and recovery. At Palisades Surgical Arts, Dr. Moncayo and can answer all your questions regarding jaw surgery to ensure you're well-informed and ready for your procedure. What is Jaw Surgery? Jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, corrects jawbone irregularities to improve the jaws and teeth function. These corrections may also change or improve your facial appearance. How to Prepare for Jaw Surgery Jaw surgery can take place in a hospital or at our office. When you visit us for an appointment, be sure to discuss any issue that could affect the surgery, such as medications you take regularly, allergies, and health complications. Since this procedure requires anesthesia, you should preferably fast for at least 12 hours before the big day. Following the procedure, you'll need to make some dietary changes. So, stock up on any liquids, such as soup, food puree, and nutritional drinks. Jaw Surgery Procedure and Recovery Jaw surgery can take several hours to complete. We make incisions inside the mouth during the surgery to add, remove, or shape the bone depending upon your modification requirements. If we need any additional bone, we'll take some from other places on the body, such as the hip, rib, or legs. To prevent infection during or after the operation, we will give you some intravenous antibiotics. Following the surgery, we will prescribe oral antibiotics for 7-10 days, depending on your pain and swelling. Total recovery can take up to a couple of months, depending on the procedure. During this time, you must follow our instructions and maintain oral hygiene to avoid any issues. For a thorough dental exam and jaw surgery consultation, we recommend visiting Dr. Moncayo and at Palisades Surgical Arts. To schedule an appointment with us, call us at (424) 346-0955 today....
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Types of Gum Biopsy
4/26/2021
Why Is It Imperative that You Follow Post-Op Instructions Closely
4/12/2021
Jaw Surgery - Preparation, Procedure, and Recovery
3/22/2021
Do I Need a Crown Lengthening?
3/8/2021
What if I Have Dental Trauma? How Soon Should I Come See A Surgeon?
2/22/2021
How do I know if the All on 4 Treatment Concept is Right for Me?
2/8/2021
What is Crown Lengthening and Who Is a Good Candidate?
1/25/2021
Signs Your Dental Implant Needs Repair
1/11/2021
Dangers of Chewing Gum if Your Jaw Chronically Hurts
12/21/2020
Is It True You Need to Avoid Exercise After Surgical Procedures?
12/7/2020
Water Can Help During Gum Disease Treatment
11/16/2020
Symptoms You May Have If You Have Undiagnosed TMJ
11/9/2020
What Does a 3D Cone Beam Really Offer?
10/19/2020
How Does a Sinus Lift Procedure Help with Dental Implants
10/5/2020
What Options We Can Offer to Treat Sleep Apnea
9/21/2020
Times to Call Us When Your Jaw Hurts
9/7/2020
Do Bony Growths in Your Mouth Need to Come Out?
8/24/2020
Reasons for Single-Sided Jaw Pain
8/10/2020
How Jaw Support Could Reduce TMJ Pain
7/23/2020
Understanding How a Palate Defect Can Alter Your Mouth
7/7/2020
Procedures That Can Make a Total Mouth Makeover More Successful
6/22/2020
Foods That Can Trigger More TMJ Pain
6/8/2020
Finding a Remedy for Orofacial Pain Could Be as Simple as Calling Us
5/29/2020
Signs You May Need to Have a Sinus Lift
5/15/2020
Why Does Your Jaw Click When You Chew or Speak?
4/25/2020
Ways of Decreasing Your Risk of Developing Oral Cancer
4/15/2020
TMD Could Lead to Anxiety - Let Us Help
3/25/2020
Ways of Preventing Facial Trauma During Sports
3/15/2020
Do You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
2/29/2020
Could a Custom Mouthguard Help Protect Your Teeth?
2/15/2020
Types of Dental Surgery Most People Need at Some Point
1/25/2020
Some Teeth Need Splitting to Extract Them Properly
1/15/2020
All-on-4 Dentures Could Last the Rest of Your Life
12/25/2019
How an Abscess Can Turn Into Ludwig's Angina
12/15/2019
Can Stained Veneers Be Repaired Without Getting New Veneers?
11/25/2019
How Long Does Typical Dental Implant Placement Recovery Take?
11/15/2019
In Many Instances, Over the Counter Pain Relievers Will Be Sufficient After Oral Surgery
10/25/2019
How Our Oral Surgeons Can Help Treat Sleep Apnea
10/15/2019
Ways of Keeping Your Jaw Bone Strong Enough for Dental Implant Surgery
9/25/2019
Types of Jaw Pain to Be Aware Of
9/15/2019
Things to Do to Minimize the Chances of Implant Rejection
8/25/2019
Some Bleeding is Normal After Oral Surgery, But How Much is Some?
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What to Expect During the Recovery from Wisdom Tooth Extraction
7/23/2019
How Implantology Can Improve Your Oral Health
7/13/2019
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How Oral Piercings Are Commonly Damaging the Mouth
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Sleep Apnea Needs Treatment to Reduce the Effects and Dangers We Can Help
5/25/2019
Signs Your Impacted Tooth Needs to Come Out
5/15/2019
How an Oral Appliance Can Improve Apnea Symptoms
4/25/2019
Following an Automobile Accident, We Should Examine Your Mouth
4/15/2019
Why Dental Emergencies Are Something We Often Treat
3/25/2019
Which Vitamins Should You Try and Get from Food During Oral Surgery Recovery?
3/15/2019
If You Have Temporary Implants, Does That Change What You Are Allowed to Eat?
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How Using Sedation When You Come See Us Can Boost Your Oral Health
2/15/2019
Signs of Osteonecrosis That You Need to Be Aware Of
1/25/2019
Recovering from an Apicoectomy
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Symptoms You May Have a TMJ Problem
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Signs Your Jaw May Be Broken
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Are There Ways to Treat Sleep Apnea by Positioning Yourself Differently When You Sleep?
9/13/2018
Your Oral Surgeon Can Often Help with Sleep Apnea Issues
8/30/2018
Why Salt Water Rinses Are Imperative to Oral Surgery Recovery Success
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7/20/2018
Types of Pain to Call an Oral Surgeon Like Us For
7/10/2018
How An Oral Surgeon May Become Necessary for Someone with Bruxism
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Dangers Associated with New Oral Piercings
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How an Oral Surgeon Can Repair a Torn Lip
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Can an Oral Surgeon Help Your Dentures Fit Better?
5/13/2018
Surgical Options for TMD Pain
4/23/2018
Is Facial Reconstruction Something to Discuss With Your Oral Surgeon?
4/13/2018
Benefits of Dental Implant Surgery
3/20/2018
Does What You Drink Prior to Oral Surgery Really Matter?
3/10/2018
Take Notes When You Experience Pain so You Can Talk to Your Oral Surgeon About It
2/25/2018
How to Be Ready Prior to Oral Surgery
2/15/2018
Why Wisdom Teeth Are Prone to Breaking
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Why Oral Surgeons Are the Best at Extractions
1/17/2018
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Most Nutritious Foods for the First Few Days after Oral Surgery
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