oral surgery

Why are wisdom teeth typically more difficult to remove than other teeth?

Patients may not understand why they need to see an oral surgeon in order to have their wisdom teeth removed when they can just go to the dentist to have other teeth extracted. Wisdom teeth are far more likely to become impacted, which requires oral surgery to remove surrounding bone tissue before the tooth can [...]

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: oral surgery|Comments Off on Why are wisdom teeth typically more difficult to remove than other teeth?

Wisdom Teeth Removal Helps Keep Your Smile Straight

Millions of people have worn braces for years to achieve a beautiful, healthy-looking smile. Many people have also experienced unwanted tooth movement after wisdom teeth come through the gums. This scenario is why it is important to have your wisdom teeth extracted soon after they emerge. Retaining wisdom teeth can affect the placement and positioning [...]

By |October 25th, 2018|Categories: oral surgery|Comments Off on Wisdom Teeth Removal Helps Keep Your Smile Straight

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 sides [...]

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

Why do my wisdom teeth hurt?

Do you experience orofacial pain like tenderness near the back of the mouth or frequent headaches? Perhaps your dentist has informed you that your wisdom teeth have erupted and that you should visit an oral surgeon for wisdom teeth removal. Removing wisdom teeth is an oral surgery that can improve your quality of life and [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|Categories: oral surgery|Comments Off on Why do my wisdom teeth hurt?

Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay

Preventing tooth decay will go a long way in preserving a healthy smile. In the most severe cases of tooth decay, patients may lose teeth and need to undergo an oral surgery procedure, such as tooth extraction or dental implant placement to restore the smile. Tooth loss is also typically followed by jawbone atrophy, and [...]

By |January 15th, 2018|Categories: oral surgery|Comments Off on Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay

Why Oral Health Symptoms Shouldn’t be Ignored

Oral health symptoms, such as tooth or jaw pain, bleeding, swelling or cysts, should not be ignored. If you postpone getting dental treatment, you could end up with a much more severe condition that requires an invasive oral surgery procedure to correct. Your overall health may suffer as well. If you notice concerning symptoms, you [...]

By |December 5th, 2017|Categories: oral surgery|Comments Off on Why Oral Health Symptoms Shouldn’t be Ignored

What type of sedation and anesthesia are used for oral surgery?

Patients who will be undergoing some form of oral surgery will usually choose anesthesia or sedation in addition to a local anesthetic for the most comfortable experience possible. If you will be receiving general anesthesia, it’s important to know the facts about this option so that you are fully prepared for your procedure. General anesthesia [...]

By |September 25th, 2017|Categories: oral surgery|Comments Off on What type of sedation and anesthesia are used for oral surgery?

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, and [...]

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

Single Tooth Replacement: What are my options?

The loss of a single tooth can be devastating to your smile’s appearance and function. Patients have a number of options for tooth replacement to restore the aesthetics and functionality of the smile, so it’s important to do your research to determine which choice will be best for you. Dental implants offer the most structurally [...]

By |December 5th, 2016|Categories: oral surgery|Comments Off on Single Tooth Replacement: What are my options?

What is Orofacial Pain and How Can it Be Treated?

Orofacial pain is discomfort that occurs from problems within the oral cavity and its surrounding tissues, including those that involve the lower half of the face. Since orofacial pain has a few underlying causes, the type of treatment can vary. For those whose orofacial pain is related to deformities, abnormalities, and irregularities of the jaws, [...]

By |September 5th, 2016|Categories: oral surgery|Comments Off on What is Orofacial Pain and How Can it Be Treated?