Archive for September, 2016

What’s a Dry Socket: and How Can You Treat One?

Almost all of the time, oral surgery goes smoothly and patients experience little discomfort in recovery. However, side effects can and do happen—including dry sockets. What exactly is a dry socket, also known as alveolar osteitis? It is a condition that occurs when the blood clot that forms after a tooth is extracted and becomes […]

The Negative Effects of Smoking on Dental Implants

There’s no question that smoking is bad for your health and harms every organ of the body, but our patients here at Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery who smoke often want to understand exactly how smoking affects the chances for successful dental implant surgery. Put simply, smoking has adverse effects on oral health for obvious […]

Nervous Patients? Here are Six Simple Tips for Successful Post-Surgery Recovery

Dentists, you probably know firsthand the anxiety that patients often feel about any type of oral surgical procedure. Not to worry. Patients who follow their doctor’s orders after their wisdom teeth, dental implant, or other oral surgery are likely to have a positive, trouble-free experience. In fact, patients often don’t realize that… Most oral surgeries […]