Blog Archive

How Long Do Dental Implants Last? Oct 7th, 2021

Our team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada offers the most advanced dentistry and oral/facial surgical services available from our offices in Summerlin and the East Side of Las Vegas,  We’re happy to provide information about dental implants, which, for many of our patients, are a very comfortable...

5 Reasons to Have a Tooth Extracted Sep 8th, 2021

Your dentist cares about keeping your smile looking its best. The primary focus, however, is your oral health. And sometimes, the best thing for your health and your smile is to extract a bothersome tooth. The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada  (OMSAN) team, with locations in Summerlin and...

Signs of Throat Cancer Aug 11th, 2021

Advances in medical technology, treatment, and technique have significantly improved the survival rates of various cancers, including certain types of throat cancer. However, early diagnosis and treatment are critical components of a successful outcome. Doctors Mark Glyman and Eric Swanson are Harvard-trained surgeons who use their extensive skills to treat...

Can Surgery Fix an Overbite? Jul 13th, 2021

The primary purpose of any dental procedure is to achieve maximum benefits with the least possible discomfort or health risks to the patient. Braces fulfill that goal for many individuals struggling with an overbite. There are times, however, when surgery is necessary to correct the misalignment responsible for an overbite....

Adjusting to a CPAP Machine: What to Expect Jun 20th, 2021

If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you’ve likely heard about continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. It’s been a sleep saver and life changer for many but certainly requires an adjustment period. Doctors Mark Glyman and Eric Swanson lead the surgical team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery...

When to Consider Corrective Jaw Surgery (orthognathic) May 13th, 2021

Structural abnormalities of the jaw can cause significant cosmetic issues and often painful oral health conditions that may be solved with traditional orthodontics. However, sometimes braces and other conservative treatments aren’t enough to correct jaw misalignment. In that case, you may require corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery to address functional and...

4 Signs of a Facial Nerve Injury Apr 1st, 2021

It’s probably more common than you think. Facial nerve injuries can have a significant impact on your daily life. The specialty team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada, with offices in Summerlin and East Side Las Vegas, Nevada, are often tasked with using their extensive surgical skills to...

Do I Really Need to Have my Wisdom Teeth Removed? Mar 1st, 2021

Why do oral healthcare experts often seem so eager to remove those third molars (wisdom teeth) way at the back of your mouth? Our team of specialists at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada can answer that. These Harvard-trained surgeons and dentists specialize in offering services that help you...

5 Causes of TMJ Disorders Feb 8th, 2021

Our specialty team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada includes Harvard trained surgeons who provide state-of-the-art treatment for various conditions affecting the face and jaw, including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. As part of our commitment to offering patient-focused care to residents throughout Summerlin, East Side, Las Vegas, and...

Warning Signs of Head and Neck Cancer Jan 5th, 2021

Cancer is an insidious disease that can affect any cell in your body, including your head and neck’s many tissue structures. Fortunately, advances in treatment and early diagnosis have a real impact on helping individuals overcome the challenges of cancer. The expert surgeons at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of...

How You Can Benefit from Orthognathic Surgery Dec 14th, 2020

The team of ivy-league trained specialists here at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada is nationally known for their extensive surgical skills. Orthognathic surgery is just one of our many services in Summerlin and the East Side of Las Vegas. It’s not always our first choice, but orthognathic surgery...

Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea Nov 12th, 2020

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder that causes heavy snoring and interferes with your ability to breathe. This decline in oxygen causes your brain to wake you up long enough to take a breath. This can happen 30 times an hour throughout the night and results in a wide...

Do All Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed? Oct 8th, 2020

It’s no secret that dentists and other oral health care experts are passionate about keeping your teeth healthy and in place throughout your life. So why do they often seem so eager to take out those third molars (wisdom teeth) way at the back of your mouth? The team of...

Your Options for Facial Fractures Sep 20th, 2020

There’s a multitude of bones in your face that are susceptible to fracture. But you can’t put a cast on a broken cheek or jaw, can you? How do you treat a facial fracture, and why would you see an oral surgeon for a broken nose?   In medicine, oral surgery...

Understanding Cleft Lip and Palate Repair Aug 26th, 2020

The Harvard trained, board-certified surgeons at ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY ASSOCIATES OF NEVADA in Summerlin and East Side Las Vegas, Nevada specialize in intricately complex orofacial surgeries such as cleft lip and cleft palate repair. These talented physicians are highly regarded for their outstanding medical expertise and surgical skills, as...

Otoplasty — A Simple Way to Correct Your Ears Jul 14th, 2020

The highly skilled surgeons at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada, with offices in Summerlin and East Side Las Vegas, excel at reconstructive cosmetic surgery. One of their many specialties is otoplasty, a cosmetic procedure that offers a permanent solution for overly large, protruding, or misshapen ears.  Read more...

Signs You May Need a Nerve Repair in Your Face Jun 15th, 2020

Tingling, numbness, burning, and partial or full paralysis of specific facial muscles are all signs of facial nerve damage. When these symptoms don’t resolve quickly, surgery may be your best treatment option. At Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada in Summerlin and East Side Las Vegas, Dr. Mark Glyman...

TMJ: How to Find the Relief You Need for Your Aching Jaw May 1st, 2020

Are you finding it hard to chew or talk without pain? Does your jaw ever click or pop when you open your mouth? How about migraines, ear pain, or discomfort that travels from your face to your neck? These symptoms can all indicate problems with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and...

How an Improper Bite Can Affect Your Breathing Apr 21st, 2020

Breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), difficulty breathing through your nose, and habitual mouth breathing are common complaints that can cause varying degrees of frustration. Each can also hurt your overall health. But what do your teeth have to do with breathing? The board-certified surgeons at Oral &...

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Implants Mar 1st, 2020

Keeping your teeth healthy and in place is the number one priority of dental healthcare professionals. Unfortunately, there are times when you can’t save damaged teeth. At that point, filling in the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth with a cosmetically pleasing and functional alternative becomes a priority....

How Diabetes Can Affect Your Dental Surgery Feb 11th, 2020

There’s no doubt that uncontrolled diabetes can have devastating effects on your overall health, which includes your oral health. The good news? You can take control of diabetes by following a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, taking your medications as directed, and maintaining tight blood sugar control. It sounds like a...

Corrective Jaw Surgery Can Improve Your Breathing, Chewing, and Speaking Issue Jan 1st, 2020

It’s common to take steps to help teens and young adults develop a healthy and even smile through orthodontics. Braces and dental aligners are almost a rite of passage in some circles. There are times, however, when your child’s physiology requires more than simply alignment. In some cases, teeth are...

Understanding Your Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea Dec 11th, 2019

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who has sleep apnea, the good news is that the diagnosis was made, which means your next step is to find a suitable solution. Treating your sleep apnea is incredibly important as the sleep disorder does far more than rob you (and...

What to Expect Before, During, and After Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed Nov 25th, 2019

Have you been told you probably need to have your wisdom teeth removed? If so, you’re in good company. About 5 million Americans have their wisdom teeth removed each year.  But while wisdom tooth extraction may be important for your oral health, like any surgery, it can be scary when...