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How Jaw Surgery Can Improve Oral Function

When your jaws are not properly aligned, your smile is not functioning as efficiently as it could for actions like chewing and speaking. In such cases, jaw surgery can help to improve these oral functions in patients.

Jaw surgery can be used to correct a number of different malocclusions (“bad bites”), including open bites, crossbites, […]

By |June 14th, 2018|jaw surgery|Comments Off on How Jaw Surgery Can Improve Oral Function|

Will I have swelling after oral surgery?

An important element of a successful oral surgery experience is knowing what to expect in the post-operative recovery period. Swelling is one part of that. Fortunately, patients can take steps to manage this symptom. During the first 6-9 hours, we recommend that you apply an ice bag for 20 minutes at a time, alternating […]

By |June 5th, 2018|oral surgery|Comments Off on Will I have swelling after oral surgery?|

Harmful Dental Habits to Avoid

Broken or damaged teeth are more common than you might think, and often these negative consequences result from harmful dental habits. Fortunately, if you kick these bad habits to the curb (or don’t pick them up to start with!), you can avoid the need for extensive tooth repair.

Here are a few pointers to remember […]

By |May 25th, 2018|oral surgeon|Comments Off on Harmful Dental Habits to Avoid|

Why do I need a bone graft before I can get dental implants?

Patients who learn that they need bone grafting prior to dental implant placement may be disappointed at the idea of waiting a longer time for a fully restored smile. However, this procedure is essential for long-term dental implant success in certain circumstances.

Dental implants are unique because they are structurally complete, consisting of both a […]

By |May 15th, 2018|bone grafting|Comments Off on Why do I need a bone graft before I can get dental implants?|

Is it time to have your wisdom teeth extracted?

Because patients often pursue wisdom teeth removal in their late teens or early twenties, this procedure is almost considered to be a rite of passage into early adulthood. It is recommended that patients have their wisdom teeth removed by age 25. After that point, the roots of the wisdom teeth become more entrenched in […]

By |May 4th, 2018|tooth extraction|Comments Off on Is it time to have your wisdom teeth extracted?|

Why should I choose an oral surgeon for dental implant placement?

Different types of dental providers may offer dental implant placement, but your best option is likely to be an experienced oral surgeon. These specialists perform dental implant placements on a regular basis, and their extensive experience with the procedure and focus on surgical interventions in general give patients an excellent chance at achieving the […]

By |April 25th, 2018|oral surgeon|Comments Off on Why should I choose an oral surgeon for dental implant placement?|

Wisdom Teeth: A Guide to Your Third Molars

Many patients wonder why they even have wisdom teeth to begin with and why they often need to be removed. Here’s a general overview of your wisdom teeth and the problems that they can cause if they are impacted.

Years ago, when humans foraged and hunted for their food and didn’t have access to the […]

By |April 16th, 2018|wisdom teeth|Comments Off on Wisdom Teeth: A Guide to Your Third Molars|

Why is titanium used for dental implants?

Dental implants are unique among tooth replacement appliances because they fill in for the absent root as well as the crown. This is possible due to the biocompatibility of titanium, which is the metal used to make the tiny cylinders placed into the jaw by an oral surgeon. The bone tissue in the jaw […]

By |April 6th, 2018|dental implants|Comments Off on Why is titanium used for dental implants?|

What is the Recommended Diet After Jaw Surgery?

Corrective jaw surgery can be a valuable tool for improving the appearance and function of a patient’s smile, but it does require a certain amount of planning in order to have a smooth recovery period. One aspect of preparation on the patient’s part involves dietary changes that patients must adopt while healing from the […]

By |March 26th, 2018|jaw surgery|Comments Off on What is the Recommended Diet After Jaw Surgery?|

How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Dental Bone Graft?

Bone grafting may be necessary before an oral surgeon can successfully place dental implants in a patient who has suffered bone loss at the identified implant site. Bone loss commonly occurs after bone loss, and this scenario is most likely to occur in patients who have delayed dental implant placement for a significant period […]

By |March 15th, 2018|bone grafting|Comments Off on How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Dental Bone Graft?|