What is the parotid gland?

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What is the parotid gland?

Parotid glands are one of the three main types of salivary glands in the body, and they are located on the sides of the face, just in front of the ear. These glands (together with the sublingual and submaxillary glands) play a very important role: the creation of saliva, which in turn helps digestion, lubricates...

The power of online marginal communities to inculcate radical thinking

The internet and discussion groups can be a very valuable element when deciding on a surgical treatment. There are some groups that are very educational for their users, where in addition to opinions and well-informed explanations, experiences are shared in the first person. But at the other extreme, there are also groups where negative criticisms of...

What is a PRGF treatment?

Nothing like our own body to heal itself. This is the premise on which autologous technologies in general, and the PRFC treatment (Plasma Rich in Growth Factors) in particular, are based. This treatment consists of using certain components of the patient's blood to help in the regeneration process after a surgical process. The process is...

Why the scanner we use at the Maxillofacial Institute is your best option

The CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) that we use in the Maxillofacial Institute is characterized by the conical shape of its X-ray emission source, this is important because with a single rotation you get the necessary information of the desired area, minimizing the time that the patient has to be in the scanner. The main...