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How long will I have to wear braces before jaw surgery?

For some patients, orthodontic treatment alone will be insufficient for achieving their smile goals. In such cases, jaw surgery is also needed to address issues with development of the upper and lower jaws in order to completely enhance patients’ smiles. When jaw surgery is incorporated into the orthodontic treatment timeline, it will extend the amount [...]

By |January 15th, 2020|Categories: jaw surgery|Comments Off on How long will I have to wear braces before jaw surgery?

3 Signs Your Wisdom Teeth May Be Impacted

Impacted wisdom teeth can be problematic in a number of ways, so you should monitor your smile for certain symptoms that can indicate this problem. Patients can experience serious issues as a result of impacted wisdom teeth, so it’s important to be evaluated by an oral surgeon so that it can be addressed promptly. Some [...]

By |January 6th, 2020|Categories: wisdom teeth|Comments Off on 3 Signs Your Wisdom Teeth May Be Impacted

When can I exercise after bone grafting?

Some patients will need to undergo bone grafting prior to having dental implants in order for those dental implants to “take” or osseointegrate. As is the case with any type of oral surgery, patients will have some restrictions on their activity levels after a bone graft procedure. In order to achieve the expected results from [...]

By |December 26th, 2019|Categories: bone grafting|Comments Off on When can I exercise after bone grafting?

How long do facial injuries take to heal?

Facial trauma can result in serious injuries, ranging from cuts and lacerations to broken bones. The length of the healing process will depend on the nature and severity of the patient’s injuries, along with other factors, such as the patient’s age and overall health. In order to minimize the risk of complications in the healing [...]

By |December 16th, 2019|Categories: facial trauma|Comments Off on How long do facial injuries take to heal?

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