Many folks mistakenly believe that a toothache is just a sign of a minor cavity. While that may be true some of the time, a toothache can be a signal of a much bigger problem. Most cases of tooth decay are asymptomatic; this means that the early stages of a cavity may not produce any… Continue reading Could your toothache be something more serious?
Some patients may think that grinding their teeth, a condition known as bruxism, is merely an annoyance, but it can actually have negative effects on your oral health. For example, this excess wear and tear can compromise the integrity of the patient’s teeth, potentially making them more susceptible to breakage and interfering with their ability… Continue reading Teeth Grinding: More than just a bad habit, it’s a dental concern
Did you know that an oral surgeon can receive additional education and training for anesthesia certification? Since oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform procedures such as placing dental implants, bone grafting, wisdom teeth extractions, and jaw surgery, anesthetic medicine is often used to promote patient comfort and precise treatment. There are varying levels of sedation and… Continue reading Ask about Your Oral Surgeon’s In-Depth Anesthesia Certification
In this economy, our team understands that financing important oral and dental procedures can be difficult. Some patients require extra help when dental and health insurance falls short on its coverage. Other patients without dental insurance prefer to pay for routine care in cash and use financing options for unexpected or more expensive oral healthcare… Continue reading Oral Surgery: What are My Financing Options?
Do you have an upcoming oral surgery procedure such as a bone graft, wisdom tooth extraction, or jaw surgery? If so, you are probably wondering what to expect after your procedure. You might wonder if you will be comfortable, how long it will take you to heal, and if there are any special steps you… Continue reading Oral Surgery Aftercare: What Should I Expect?
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 conditions along with developing treatment plans. How does 3D imaging… Continue reading 3D Imaging Technology Can Enhance Patient Care
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 the process a little less overwhelming. The oral surgery process… Continue reading Oral surgery: What can I expect at my consultation?
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 annually. Oral cancers can form anywhere in the oral cavity—especially… Continue reading Oral Cancer Screening: The Life Saving Decision