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Oral Cancer: How Your Dentist May Save Your Life

Oral Cancer: How Your Dentist May Save Your Life

by Rismary Cabrera
According to Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 49,750 people in the US will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. The two leading causes of oral cancer are a history of tobacco use, especially chewing tobacco, although any form of tobacco use, including pipe and cigarette smokers are at a much greater risk. Other factors include alcohol consumption and exposure to the HPV-16 virus (a newly discovered form of the human papilloma virus). A smaller percentage of oral cancer patients may have a genetic predisposition to oral cancer.

Wisdom Teeth Removal: A Care Guide

Wisdom Teeth Removal: A Care Guide

by Rismary Cabrera
Millions of people have one or more of their wisdom teeth removed every year. There is likely to be some discomfort and temporary swelling, but your dentist will prepare you for this with appropriate pain medications as well as any necessary antibiotics. Make certain you follow all the dentist’s instructions and take any prescribed medications exactly as directed.