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A tooth extraction normally occurs at least once in a patient’s lifetime. While teeth are incredibly durable, they are vulnerable to damage from injury and cavities. When teeth are damaged beyond repair or when teeth are unable to erupt through the gums properly, a tooth...

Our oral surgeons proudly provide state-of-the-art technology to better serve patients in our community. With recent developments in technology, we can offer the latest diagnostic imaging services including 3D imaging technology. This type of imaging greatly enhances patient care and our ability to efficiently diagnose...

Patients who are getting dental implants after suffering tooth loss often ask about the steps necessary to care for the devices. Indeed, patients should consult with the oral surgeon about caring for the dental implants as part of the treatment planning process. After all, it’s important...

Many patients have qualms about the prospect of oral surgery, so it can be tempting to postpone a tooth extraction until the situation becomes a crisis. However, there are many reasons to be proactive about having a damaged tooth removed in a timely fashion if...

A variety of dental treatments involve oral surgery, including dental implants, wisdom tooth extraction, bone grafting and surgery to correct congenital jaw defects or injuries caused by facial trauma. When a patient is facing oral surgery, it’s helpful to know what to expect to make...

When it comes to replacing lost teeth, dental implants offer many advantages when compared to other replacement methods. Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanent and closely mimic biological oral function below and above the gum line. For the implant process to be successful, patients need enough...

More than likely, someone you know has benefited from implant dentistry. These services provided by an oral surgeon involve addressing the loss of permanent teeth with biocompatible, durable prosthetics. Dental implants have become the go-to method for replacing lost teeth because they function like natural...

An incorrect bite, or malocclusion, can develop when the upper and lower jaws grow and develop at different rates. This can lead to a number of problems, such as underbites or “gummy” smiles due to a disproportionate upper jaw. When the teeth do not meet properly,...

Did you know that a quick examination with your oral surgeon or general dentist could save your life? Each year, over 8,000 people in the United States die from oral cancer. Statistics show that about 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with cancers of the mouth...

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are not necessary for optimal oral function. These teeth are commonly extracted by an oral surgeon because they erupt later than the rest of the permanent teeth and often cause orthodontic problems such as crowded and misaligned teeth. When wisdom...