Archive for February, 2022

Should I go to an oral surgeon for my dental implant?

If you’re missing one or more teeth and are interested in getting dental implants, you might be wondering where to go. While general dentists will sometimes offer implant placement in the office, you’ll often be referred to an oral surgeon with specialized experience and training. Cases where a general dentist can be a good choice […]

Simple tips for caring for your implants

Dental implants are a permanent, low-maintenance solution for missing teeth–but just because caring for implants is easy, it doesn’t mean you should skip an oral health routine. Brush twice daily Although dental implants are not susceptible to cavities, food particles and plaque will still invite bacteria, which may lead to infection. You’ll still need to […]

Seven ideas for reducing work-related stress

Conquering stress is important to a good work-life balance. Here are some tips. 1. Learn to prioritize An unfortunate truth about running your own business is that you will likely never be “caught up.” There will always be tasks pending. If you don’t learn to prioritize, you may perpetually feel behind. Write down everything on […]

Balancing being a dentist and a business owner

Making the transition from dentist to practice owner can be a challenge. In this post, we’ll address some of the shifts in mindset required to successfully make this change. Attention to detail In a profession where accuracy is paramount to positive treatment results, it can be hard for some dentists to zoom out when it […]

What is pericoronitis?

Pericoronitis most commonly presents itself in your third row of molars, also called wisdom teeth. It can occur when one or more wisdom teeth are not growing in correctly and are partially covered with gum tissue. When gum tissue grows over a wisdom tooth, your natural chewing motion can irritate and inflame the tissue that […]

A simple guide to how dental implants work

If you are considering dental implants for permanent tooth replacement, you might be wondering how an implant works and how it holds your new tooth in place. In this post, we’ll explain the basics. Implants attach directly to the jawbone While other tooth replacement treatments like dentures or a dental bridge only replace the crown, […]

Helping your patients through dry socket

No matter how much you educate patients on dry socket, it can happen from time to time. Here are some ways to help these patients get relief. Try to be empathetic It can be frustrating to see a patient upset with postop discomfort if they ignored instructions, but now is not the time for “I […]