Blog Archive

Understanding Cleft Lip and Palate Repair May 14th, 2021

Clefts in the lip and/or palate occur when fetal tissues fail to fuse properly during development. These two conditions affect about 1 in 1,000 babies every year, making them the fourth most common birth defect in the US. Since the lip and the palate develop at different times, it’s possible...

What to Expect Before, During, and After Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed Apr 18th, 2021

Your wisdom teeth are your third set of molars and the last of your adult teeth to emerge through the gum tissue. For most people, they come in between ages 17-25. While some people’s wisdom teeth come in normally, for many, they cause problems that require a dentist or oral...

Refresh Your Body: Our CO2 Laser Treatment Tightens Skin and Minimizes Lines and Wrinkles Mar 22nd, 2021

Aging can be hard on your skin. The smooth, taut, pliable tissue you had when you were young inevitably gives way to fine lines and wrinkles, sagging, and areas of hyperpigmentation or rough texture. Add to that the damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, cigarette smoke, and environmental toxins,...

Why Dental Implants Are the Best Choice for Replacing Missing Teeth Feb 17th, 2021

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you have a number of options to replace them. You can get a dental bridge, which is anchored to the teeth or dental crowns on either side of the gap; you can get a partial denture, where resin “teeth” are welded to a...

How an Improper Bite Can Affect Your Breathing Jan 29th, 2021

When it comes to breathing, we usually focus on our nose and lungs. But the symmetry and structure of your jaw play a critical role in the process, too. At Oral & Facial Surgery of Mississippi, our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Michael Nichols, DMD, MD, specializes in procedures designed...

Kids & Scarring Sep 16th, 2016

Dr. Nichols was recently interviewed for this article in Mississippi’s “Well Being” Magazine….check it out for some great insight into both the prevention and treatment of scarring in children…and adults too! https://www.maxsurg.com/files/2016/09/Scarring-in-kids.pdf

Our New Blog! May 26th, 2016

Our blog has recently been set up. Please check back soon!