Dr. Kent Moore is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon practicing in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Moore specializes in the treatment of problems related to the face, mouth and jaws. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Moore is a unique dental specialist who can provide emergency medicine, perform general surgery and give anesthesia. These medical doctors are the only type of medical care specialist who can administer anesthesia, besides anesthesiologists. Typical procedures performed by Dr. Moore are tooth extractions, especially wisdom teeth, corrective jaw surgery, cleft palate surgery and reconstructive surgery after an injury. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can also perform dental work including placing dental implants. These surgeons might also deal with conditions of sleep apnea, oral cancers and more.
Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medic 1993
You should likely be evaluated by a dentist and/or oral & maxillofacial surgeon; if you retain the tooth you will need to be willing to maintain it, monitor it, and/or intervene if problems persist or worsen... READ MORE
With what limited data provided...the options likely are: Apicoectomy/tooth extraction with removal of the lesion/cyst READ MORE
You likely need to be evaluated by a dentist and/or oral & maxillofacial surgeon... if you retain the tooth you will need to be willing to monitor and maintain the area, as well as to be willing to intervene later if symptoms worsen or persist... READ MORE
infection is possible; you need to return to your doctor who did the root canal treatment for evaluation... READ MORE
Individual anatomy dictates nerve-root risks related to the inferior alveolar nerve during mandibular wisdom teeth removal. Lingual nerve injury is rare, but is also present during removal of mandibular wisdom teeth. Injury to either of these nerves can be partial or total, and potentially permanent. Evaluation by an oral surgeon can help you better define your risks. READ MORE
some general dentists feel comfortable approaching wisdom teeth that are deemed "uncomplicated" by them... oral surgeons, however, are specialists of the facial skeleton and remove wisdom teeth on nearly a daily basis... READ MORE
UPPP surgery rarely cures Obstructive Sleep Apnea, as airway obstruction can occur at more than one level, and the ability of surgeons to discern the true nature and pattern of any individual's anatomic airway obstruction during natural sleep is very limited at this time... CPAP will likely still be needed following surgery... READ MORE
If not a consistent worsening issue, it may be a symptom associated with long-term healing. If concerned, however (or if symptoms persist) you should probably have an oral surgeon take a look... READ MORE
worst time typically after extractions for pain and swelling is the first 3-4 days... READ MORE
I would recommend an Endodontic evaluation for the tooth, along with stabilization of the tooth... READ MORE
Combined Otolaryngology and Oral & Maxillofacial consultations are the best way to discern the etiology of your problems... READ MORE
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