Dramatic Facial Surgery in Africa

It is common knowledge that the peoples of undeveloped nations have less access to the type of medical care we in the United States often take for granted. However, it may hard to imagine how extreme the struggle can become for individuals with progressive, but non-fatal diseases, that go for long periods without treatment. Tim […]

Pilots And Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea is a phenomenon resulting from relaxation of the muscles, and laxity of the tissues, that keep the airway open during sleep. Once the individual reaches a certain depth of sleep, the airway collapses and the sufferer is unable to breathe. The body then reflexively arouses from sleep as a […]

Traveling For Surgery Within The United States

The concept of destination surgery or medical tourism is becoming more prevalent and accepted throughout the entire world. Patients are traveling not just to other cities and states, but also to countries on the other side of the globe in order to receive medical treatment or surgery. The reason?  Many perceive that some forms of […]

Things to Consider About Medical Tourism and Dental Tourism

Medical tourism is the practice of traveling to another country to obtain medical or dental treatment. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 750,000 Americans travel to other countries each year to receive medical care. Why Travel for Health Care? Why would anyone consider traveling to another country to obtain medical care? The […]

Grinding Teeth and Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea surgery at the Surgical Arts Centre in Missoula, Montana

If you discover you are experiencing bruxism, it is important to know that this may be an indication of a much more serious problem. A study published in the December, 2014 edition of Sleeping and Breathing reported a clear correlation between obstructive sleep apnea events and sleep bruxism. It has also been demonstrated that successful […]

Antibiotics After Tooth Extraction?

A study published in February 2015 by the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery evaluated the perceptions patients hold regarding the value of taking antibiotics following tooth removal. This study found that 2/3 of patients having tooth extraction expected to have antibiotics prescribed after the procedure. 70% of these patients expected that taking the antibiotic […]

Why Do We Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Dental implants at Surgical Arts Centre in Missoula, MT

Thousands of people worldwide have their third molars, commonly referred to as “wisdom teeth”, removed every day. This is a common procedure performed by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at the Surgical Arts Centre. Often patients are referred for care, but have no real explanation about why the procedure is recommended. 0.0 00 FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterest