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Home Care Tips After Oral Surgery

Successful recovery following oral surgery, such as placement of dental implants or extraction of wisdom teeth, depends on the patient taking good care of the surgical site at home after leaving our office. It’s also important to be aware of the signs of post-operative complications so that you can follow up with the oral surgeon [...]

By |December 5th, 2019|Categories: oral surgery|Comments Off on Home Care Tips After Oral Surgery

All-on-4: An Alternative To Traditional Dentures

Patients have many reservations about traditional dentures. They may be concerned about a poor fit or discomfort from wearing the appliances. All-on-4, which uses four dental implants to secure a denture, offers patients a unique alternative to standard dentures that overcomes many of their challenges. By incorporating dental implants to support the prosthetic arch, All-on-4 [...]

By |November 26th, 2019|Categories: All-on-4|Comments Off on All-on-4: An Alternative To Traditional Dentures

Transform Your Appearance With These Cosmetic Procedures

Various changes over time can detract from your facial appearance, but fortunately, certain cosmetic procedures can help to restore a more youthful aesthetic. Working with an oral surgeon to plan for these cosmetic treatments can be valuable, as these specialists have expertise in balancing the facial structures for an optimal appearance. Factors That Detract From [...]

By |November 15th, 2019|Categories: oral surgeon|Comments Off on Transform Your Appearance With These Cosmetic Procedures

How long should I wait to eat after a tooth extraction?

You are likely to be hungry after you’ve undergone a tooth extraction, especially if you had to fast for a number of hours prior to the procedure due to the anesthetic delivery method. However, you should proceed with caution when it comes to eating after your tooth extraction. If you eat too soon or consume [...]

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: tooth extraction|Comments Off on How long should I wait to eat after a tooth extraction?

Wisdom Teeth Removal: Your Most Common Questions Answered

Are you having your wisdom teeth removed? If so, you probably have questions about this procedure. Removing your wisdom teeth can improve your oral health, comfort, and quality of life. Following are answers to common questions about wisdom teeth extractions. Why is wisdom teeth removal necessary? Wisdom teeth are unnecessary. In fact, these third molars [...]

By |October 25th, 2019|Categories: wisdom teeth|Comments Off on Wisdom Teeth Removal: Your Most Common Questions Answered

How Dental Implants Can Reduce Long-Term Dental Costs

Did you know that dental implants could last a lifetime? These sturdy prosthetics are designed to replace missing teeth, permanently. While the costs for dental implants might be higher up front than dentures or bridges, they actually help reduce long-term dental costs. This is because dental implants have an incredibly long lifespan and help protect [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|Categories: dental implants|Comments Off on How Dental Implants Can Reduce Long-Term Dental Costs

What is a supernumerary tooth?

A supernumerary tooth is an extra tooth. Most adults have about 32 permanent teeth while children typically have 20 deciduous teeth. The eruption of extra teeth is a disorder called hyperdontia. Affecting up to four percent of the population, hyperdontia can lead to a number of oral health complications, which is why an oral surgeon [...]

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: oral surgeon|Comments Off on What is a supernumerary tooth?

Why is bone grafting performed?

Bone grafts are common procedures used to improve the health and function of the jawbones. A bone graft might be performed as a preliminary procedure before receiving dental implants or performed after a tooth extraction to give patients the option for receiving implants at a later date. What is involved in a bone graft? Simply [...]

By |September 25th, 2019|Categories: bone grafting|Comments Off on Why is bone grafting performed?

What To Do After A Tooth Extraction

A tooth extraction that involves a surgical procedure, such as removal of the wisdom teeth, can result in complications if the patient does not take proper care of the extraction site afterward. Your oral surgeon will send you home with thorough instructions about what to do after your tooth extraction to reduce your risk of [...]

By |September 16th, 2019|Categories: tooth extraction|Comments Off on What To Do After A Tooth Extraction

What issues can jaw surgery correct?

When we think of our oral health, we might not think about our jawbones as frequently as we think of our teeth. Our jawbones play a vital role in oral function and they serve as the support system for all the tissues in the oral cavity, including teeth and gums. Orthognathic (jaw) surgery can address [...]

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: jaw surgery|Comments Off on What issues can jaw surgery correct?