Atlantic Oral Surgery

Lifesaving Facts About Oral Cancer

Lifesaving Facts About Oral CancerCancer is a disease that shows no discrimination. What makes oral cancer so scary is that it is often not diagnosed until a late stage, In fact, only one-third of all oral cancers are diagnosed in an early stage. While typically thought to affect older people, it’s now more prevalent in younger age groups. These facts make it crucial that you maintain good oral health, live a healthy lifestyle (including diet, proper exercise, and avoiding tobacco and alcohol), and have oral cancer exams during your routine dental checkups.

Oral cancer can often mimic a harmless mouth sore. If you notice any unusual sores or ulcers anywhere in your mouth that do not heal within 2-3 weeks, contact our office or a physician to make an appointment as soon as possible. To learn more about the causes and treatment options for oral cancer, read the article “Oral Cancer.”

The Importance of Replacing Back Teeth

The Importance of Replacing Back TeethWhile they may not be the first thing people see when you smile, your back or posterior teeth are key to maintaining good oral and physical health. And just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean you can forget about them! By not replacing missing back teeth, you will also lose the bone that supports them. You run the risk of bite collapse as well as a decrease in your chewing efficiency thus impacting your dietary choices. Losing back teeth causes your face, cheeks, and lips to sag—in short you look old. To make matters worse, you can also experience excessive wear or erosion of remaining front teeth because they are receiving more stress as fewer teeth are handling the workload. Once you’ve decided to replace your missing teeth, your options include implants or fixed bridgework. Learn the pros and cons of each and more in “Replacing Back Teeth.”

Understanding Your Immediate Implant Options

Understanding Your Immediate Implant OptionsYou’ve broken or severely damaged a tooth and need an implant…do you know your options? Chances are you don’t which could cause needless worry. We can provide you with all the education you will need to be confident in your decision. In a consultation with our office, you will learn the basics about implant dentistry and the fact that as surgical techniques and technology have improved, so have your tooth replacement options. And once your implant is in place, you will be well on your way to good oral health as your new implant is not susceptible to decay or periodontal (gum) disease in the same way as a natural tooth! Learn more in “Immediate Implants.”

Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month With Us

Join us in celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For every new “like” we receive during the month of October on our Facebook page we will donate $2 to the American Cancer Society.

We invite you to join our team, October 21, 2012 in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, for the American Cancer Society’s 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

For everybody walking with us wearing our team t-shirt, Dorothea, our Office Manager, has decided that she will donate another $3. Then she challenged Dr. Gary Brousell to do the same. Now he is going to donate ANOTHER $3 per walker.

That’s $11 in total! Come meet Team AOSC at the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk, on the grass across from the corner of Boston and Arnold Avenues.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before to get your FREE AOSC team t-shirt!

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Are Dental Implants Right For You?

Now that the kids are back in school, you can shift your focus and do something for yourself. If you are self-conscious about missing teeth, or wearing dentures, there’s an alternative that may be right for you: dental implants.

Nothing can take the place of a healthy set of natural teeth. However, when disease or accident result in tooth loss, it’s good to know there are options for restoring your smile. A dental implant offers comfort and stability, and by virtue of the artificial tooth it supports, is a restoration that is the closest thing to a natural tooth. Not only do dental implants help you regain your confidence, but they are also a healthy alternative.

Implants fuse with your jawbone, offering a firm support to man-made teeth. Dentures, bridges or single teeth mounted to the implants won’t shift or slip in your mouth – a very important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit feels more natural than typical bridges or dentures because it helps preserve the bone after teeth are lost or extracted. Implants are also a good value, because they can last a lifetime with good care.

Are dental implants right for you?

Modern technology can accommodate a variety of oral health conditions, making implants a viable option for anyone looking to not only improve their smile, but also their oral health. Dental implants are also a more economical solution because unlike a bridge, implants rarely need to be replaced.

The development and use of implants has been one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years. U.S. dentists place more than 5.5 million implants annually, based on research from the American Dental Association (ADA).

Ready for Implants?

Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life again.

The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule and appointment. Call us at (732) 747-0993 and one of our staff members would be happy to schedule you for a free consult. Mention code DIBLOG when making your appointment. Free consults are available until October 15, 2012.

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Meet Our Doctors

Our doctors practice the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from Corrective Jaw Surgery to Wisdom Tooth Removal. They can also diagnose and treat Facial Pain, Facial Injuries and TMJ Disorders, as well as perform a full range of Dental implant and Bone Grafting procedures.

 

Dr. Gary Brousell, D.D.S.

Dr. Gary Brousell D.D.S. is the President and Founder of Atlantic Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, a leading private practice based in Monmouth County for over 30 years.

Dr. Brousell is a graduate of the Temple University School of Dentistry. His graduate study and specialty training is from Roosevelt Hospital in New York. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Member of the Academy of Osseointegration.

Dr. Brousell has placed thousands of dental implants during his long-standing career as an oral surgeon. On a regular basis, Dr. Brousell lectures audiences in the U.S., and abroad, on the topics of dental implants and bone grafting techniques. His skill sets also extend to the diagnosis and treatment of serious problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial region, such as Oral Pathology and Impacted Canines.

In his spare time, Dr. Brousell enjoys spending time with his son, and future doctor, Steven. He is also an accomplished racecar driver and can be found most weekends racing his car at the track.

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Welcome to Our Blog!

Welcome to the official blog spot for Atlantic Oral Surgery dedicated to educating patients and doctors about the latest trends in oral and maxillofacial surgery. If you have questions about your oral health, you’ve come to the right place!

Serving the Jersey Shore community for almost 35 years, we’ve been called industry experts in bone grafting, dental implants, wisdom tooth removal, and facial traumas and injuries. However, we like to think of ourselves as veterans on the frontline prepared to battle even the toughest oral conditions. We’ve seen it all and fixed it all!

We look forward to sharing our insights and experiences with you! Don’t be shy to jump into the conversation and share your feedback with us too!

 

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