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North Pittsburgh Oral Surgery and the associated surgeons have pioneered many of the procedures now being used in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Drs. Galey, Kreps and Roccia are proud of the past and committed to the future patients of North Pittsburgh Oral Surgery. Drs. Galey, Kreps and Roccia continue to "Save Faces and Change Lives" through the full scope practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Drs. Galey, Kreps and Roccia would be happy to discuss surgical procedures and predicted results similar to those seen below.
The following information applies when grafting material has been placed into extraction sites to help preserve your jawbone in preparation for future implant replacement of the extracted tooth. Your bone graft is made up of many particles. Drs. Galey, Kreps, Roccia, Tunder or Singh may or may not have placed a resorbable plug in order to help maintain the graft. You may find some small granules in your mouth for the first several days. Do not be alarmed by these. It's normal to have some of them come out of the graft site and into your mouth.
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint. If you have had symptoms like pain or a "clicking" sound, you'll be glad to know that these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past. These symptoms occur when the joints of the jaw and the chewing muscles (muscles of mastication) do not work together correctly. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the name for each joint (right and left) that connects your jaw to your skull.