Dental Information in Burnaby
Research has yet to identify the cause of oral cancer and although we know that genetics has a major role, there are certain contributing factors that play a large part in the onset of this disease.
Surgical procedures of any kind are traumatic for the body, and adequate rest from strenuous physical activity is necessary to allow the natural defence mechanism of the body help heal the surgical site.
The mandible is a horseshoe shaped bone that is joined to the base of the skull by two joints. Each joint is like a ball fitting into a socket; with the ball portions being on the lower jaw while the two sockets are on the skull.
Most of us are aware of the connection between heart and lung diseases and tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco. Lesser known are the adverse effects of these products on oral health.