Dental Procedures

History of Wisdom Teeth

Most people need their wisdom teeth removed, so why do we have them in the first place? Here’s a quick history lesson of wisdom teeth and the important role they once played! Wisdom teeth were once an extremely valuable asset to our ancestors. When a typical diet consisted of chewy plants and uncooked meat, third […]

Dental Implants: Aftercare

Are you considering dental implants but are worried about the recovery time? Don’t worry, we’re here to give you the facts! The recovery time following dental implant surgery tends to vary but is usually based on the amount of teeth being implanted, whether or not a bone graft was needed and how well the individual […]

How to Take Care of Your Dental Implant

Cleaning and taking care of your implant is just as important as cleaning your natural teeth. Here are some things you should know about caring for your implant. Your implant and your natural teeth are similar because they both rely on healthy tissue for support! Just like with real teeth, plaque buildup can be harmful. […]

Wisdom Teeth: Questions Answered

If you or your child are getting your wisdom teeth removed, you must have questions! We are here to make you feel as comfortable as possible. As always, if you have other questions feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to help you understand more on your upcoming procedure. Read on for […]

When Should You Consider Dental Implants?

Dental implants typically consist of three components: the post, the abutment, and the restoration. The post is a screw which is inserted into the bone. The abutment is attached to the post and the restoration is placed on top, giving the finished product a beautiful, realistic look. Dental implants are an effective way to replace […]

New Trends In Dental Implants

A trending topic right now seems to be the decision to opt for “mini-dental implants” instead of more traditional ones. Below we are going to take a look inside the trend, and lay out some of the benefits and drawbacks so that you can get a better understanding of this exciting trend in dentistry. Benefits […]

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 […]

Can I Take Antibiotics Before my Dental Procedure?

If you are preparing for a dental procedure, one question that may be on your mind is whether or not you can/should take antibiotics before the procedure. It’s a question our NJ oral surgeons receive often here at Bergen Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and there are two aspects of the topic to discuss: Antibiotics prescribed […]

What to Expect from the Tooth Extraction Process

Preparing for a tooth extraction? The more you know upfront about proper preparation and recovery, the smoother this procedure will be. Luckily, tooth extractions are very common and often quite simple to perform. Here at Bergen Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we extract teeth when a patient is experiencing pain, jaw problems, or other issues caused […]

Can You Get Dental Implants While Pregnant?

When you become pregnant, your body goes through many physiological changes—and there are a number of activities and procedures you should avoid during this time. A question we often get at Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is whether it is safe to get dental implants during pregnancy. The short answer is that you can get […]