Chloe, a 4 1/2 year old’s masterpiece of a mouth!
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Dental Implant Procedure
Dr. Tortorich is Board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The certification is comprehensive, covering the biological sciences and the clinical practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery. The process consists of two examinations, a written qualifying examination and an oral certification examination. Doctors who have completed this certification process have demonstrated a mastery of basic knowledge and skills in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Dr. Tortorich and staff treat patients at Arkansas of Mercy in Monticello. This charity event is held annually in different areas of the state.
Screening for oral cancer should be performed at least once per year at your dentist’ office. If your dentist notices any area inside the mouth or on the lip which looks suspicious, the area should be biopsied by the dentist or referred to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation and treatment.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons provide a variety of services to their patients including screening, diagnosis, and treatment of oral cancers. The diagnosis of oral cancer is made by performing a biopsy. Brush biopsies do not require any injections of local anesthesia or any “cutting” procedures. Incisional and excisional biopsies, “blade” biopsies, do require some surgery. These surgeries can be performed with a local anesthetic or under general anesthesia in the oral surgeon’s office. The tissue specimen is then sent to an oral pathologist for microscopic diagnosis.
If you notice any sores, ulcers, lumps, or masses in the mouth or surrounding areas that are present for more than two weeks, please contact your dentist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon.