Archive for October, 2017
Do Wisdom Teeth Have To Be Removed?
Your wisdom teeth get their name because they are the last teeth to come in, hopefully when you are older and wiser. In most cases, wisdom teeth begin their descent during the later teenage years or early 20s. At this point, your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon, particularly if their eruption causes […]
What is Distraction Osteogenesis?
Distraction osteogenesis is a medical term for, “making a short bone grow longer.” While the technique was first engineered and used in 1903, it was perfected during the 1950s by a Russian orthopedic surgeon named Dr. Gabriel Ilizarov. At that time, the procedure was used to heal deformities of the arms and legs. In fact, […]