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December 2016

Wisdom Teeth FAQ

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To keep or not to keep? That is the question. Wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to appear and are known as third molars. They are positioned at the back of the jaws, and can appear as early as 16 years old or as late as 65 years old. Not everyone will have wisdom teeth but generally people have…

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Radiation Therapy to the Head and Neck and your Oral Health

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Treatment of head and neck cancer requires a multidisciplinary team approach. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, either on their own or in combination is recommended based on global data. In many instances there are treatment options available and these will be discussed with your specialist. Why is it important to see a dentist? A side effect of radiation therapy to the…

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Cone Beam CT Scans in Oral Health Care

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As part of their oral health care diagnostic testing, patients may undergo a cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan. CBCT is also known as cone beam volumetric tomography (CBVT). CBCT scans can provide dentists and specialists (such as orthodontists and surgeons) with important information to help them with decisions regarding oral health care.   What is a CBCT scan? A…

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