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Will a wisdom tooth abscess go away on its own?

If you develop an abscess, you should see a dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible for treatment. An abscess is a dangerous oral health condition that can spread throughout the oral cavity and rest of the body. When an abscess develops, strong antibiotics are necessary along with endodontic care (root canal therapy) […]

By |July 24th, 2017|wisdom teeth|Comments Off on Will a wisdom tooth abscess go away on its own?|

4 Things You May Not Know About Dental Implants

Dental implants have quickly become the go-to prosthetic for replacing missing teeth. This is because implants address the loss of all a tooth’s structure, including structure below the gums. While most dental professionals regard dental implants as the best alternative to biological teeth, many people do not know much about these durable replacement teeth. […]

By |July 14th, 2017|dental implants|Comments Off on 4 Things You May Not Know About Dental Implants|

Wisdom Tooth Extraction: What are the Health Benefits?

A tooth extraction is the surgical removal of a tooth’s crown and its roots. This type of procedure is done for many reasons—normally to preserve one’s health and quality of life. The most common teeth extracted are wisdom teeth. This is because third molars (wisdom teeth) are especially prone to becoming diseased. Wisdom teeth […]

By |July 3rd, 2017|tooth extraction|Comments Off on Wisdom Tooth Extraction: What are the Health Benefits?|

Wisdom Teeth Removal: What are post-extraction considerations?

Has your dentist referred you to our oral surgeon for wisdom teeth extractions? If so, you might have some questions about to expect after your procedure. Having your wisdom teeth removed is a smart investment in your health; this is because keeping your wisdom teeth can lead to serious oral health problems like infections […]

By |June 26th, 2017|wisdom teeth|Comments Off on Wisdom Teeth Removal: What are post-extraction considerations?|

Dental Implant FAQs

Are you curious about dental implants? If you are evaluating your tooth replacement options, you might have come across dental implants. More than likely, since these replacement teeth are relatively new, you might have questions about how they function and how they can benefit people who have lost teeth. Our oral surgeon provides bone […]

By |June 15th, 2017|bone grafting|Comments Off on Dental Implant FAQs|

3 Reasons to Have Corrective Jaw Surgery

Jaw surgery is a common procedure performed by an oral surgeon. This type of treatment is corrective in nature and can address alignment issues with the lower mandible and the way it connects to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) along with developmental abnormalities that have caused one jaw to outgrow the other. An oral and […]

By |June 5th, 2017|jaw surgery|Comments Off on 3 Reasons to Have Corrective Jaw Surgery|

Wisdom Teeth Removal: What are pre-extraction considerations?

Because impacted wisdom teeth can cause a host of problems, wisdom tooth extraction is one of the most commonly performed oral surgery procedures. However, there are certain pre-extraction considerations that must be examined before a patient moves forward with this procedure.

Patients who are considering wisdom tooth extraction should consult with an oral surgeon […]

By |May 26th, 2017|tooth extraction|Comments Off on Wisdom Teeth Removal: What are pre-extraction considerations?|

Importance of Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer can be a life-threatening condition if it is diagnosed in an advanced stage when it has already spread to surrounding tissues. However, the prognosis when it is identified and treated earlier is quite good for patients. The five-year survival rate for patients who initially present with localized oral cancer is 83 percent, […]

By |May 15th, 2017|oral surgery|Comments Off on Importance of Oral Cancer Screening|

Can all of my wisdom teeth be extracted at the same time?

Patients who are choosing to have their wisdom teeth extracted to prevent the problems that can develop from impacted wisdom teeth often want to minimize the number of surgical procedures they must undergo as part of their treatment. In many cases, patients will be able to have all four of the third molars extracted […]

By |May 4th, 2017|wisdom teeth|Comments Off on Can all of my wisdom teeth be extracted at the same time?|

Botox: A Non-surgical Solution

Patients who long for a more youthful appearance but have reservations about a surgical facelift can consider Botox as an alternative. This treatment uses an injection to fill in the tissues surrounding crow’s feet, as well as wrinkles that form between the brow as a result of a patient’s countless facial contractions over the […]

By |April 24th, 2017|oral surgeon|Comments Off on Botox: A Non-surgical Solution|