TMJ Facts and Information

The TMJ is also known as the temporomandibular joint. It’s the joint that hinges the jaw and it’s the joint that allows you to open and close the mouth as well as chew, talk and swallow. When you have pain, discomfort and limited functionality in this joint, it’s called the... Read more »

Choose an Oral Surgeon for a Tooth Extraction

An oral surgeon is a specialty within the field of dentistry. Just like a pediatric dentist has had advanced training to treat the teeth of children, and a periodontist has a focus on gum disease, the oral surgeon (known formally as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon) has had advanced training... Read more »

Wisdom Tooth Pain Should Not Be Ignored

Wisdom teeth are essentially vestigial third molars that develop deep in the gums at the back of the mouth in mid-to-late-adolescence. As they attempt to emerge the wisdom teeth can cause discomfort, a dull ache and related pain in the nearby temporomandibular joints. If your son or daughter has noticed... Read more »

Osseointegration Plays an Important Role in Dental Implant Restorations

Dental implants have become an increasingly popular option for restoring a missing tooth. This treatment process typically involves an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons like Dr. David McAninch and Dr. Robert Kiken to perform a minor oral surgery to install a titanium implant into the underlying bone structure. If necessary... Read more »

Recovery Do’s and Don’ts

Any kind of surgery can create some degree of nervousness, but at Ocean Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, you are in good hands. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeonss and team will work with you both before and after your surgery to make sure everything goes smoothly. One of the most important... Read more »

Dental Implants: Common Questions Asked

If you have questions about dental implants, then you have come to the right blog. Today, our oral surgeons, Drs. McAninch and Kiken, would like to help you find the answers to some commonly asked questions so you can make an educated decision on the right treatment for you, your... Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Can Often Be Extracted on an Outpatient Basis

Wisdom teeth develop and linger in the gums at the back of the mouth during adolescence. In the later teenage years, wisdom teeth attempt to erupt from the periodontal tissues. As this process starts, your son or daughter might complain about a dull ache, pressure, and discomfort in the gums.... Read more »

Experience the Majesty of Dental Implants

The majesty of receiving dental implants derives from their durability and beauty because they allow us to replace missing teeth with dental enhancements that look natural and can fill out any sagging structures of your face as well as restore your dental health. We invite you to learn more about... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Ocean Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our... Read more »