Oral Surgery Blog for Patients

Teenagers and dental implants

The teen years are a difficult time. There’s a lot of pressure to fit in and have the right look. It makes sense that teenagers who suffer from missing teeth are often in a rush to fix the problem. Installing implants before jaw and facial growth is complete can be a bad idea. Here’s why […]

Behaviors that can increase your risk of facial disease

Approximately 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. Lower your risk factor by doing your best to avoid the following behaviors.

Why do I need to replace a back tooth?

Patients missing a back molar sometimes decide to avoid the cost or discomfort of undergoing treatment to replace the tooth. Most reason that there’s no need to replace the tooth because “nobody can see it.” Unfortunately, this is a decision that may lead to long-term problems.

Common questions concerning All-on-4

If you’re currently considering All-on-4 dental implants as a permanent tooth replacement solution, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. Here are some common questions and answers.

What causes a sore jaw?

Jaw pain can affect our ability to eat and speak, becoming a daily irritation. The first step in treating a sore jaw is diagnosing the source of the discomfort. Here are some common causes of chronic jaw pain.

Socket preservation post-extraction

When a dentist or oral surgeon extracts a tooth, a small hole is left in your gums where the root of your tooth once was. When undergoing this procedure, patients have two options: Preserve the socket. Allow the extracted tooth to heal naturally. Each treatment choice comes with pros and cons. The information presented here […]

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4 Types of Foods You Can Eat After You Have Had Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

About 90% of people need to get their wisdom teeth removed. If you are a part of that 90%, you might be wondering what the steps are post-surgery. Taking it easy and getting a lot of rest is a key step to a quick recovery. Another big step is knowing what you can and can’t […]

Warning signs of impacted wisdom teeth

95% of all adults grow a third set of molars between the ages of 17 and 25. If you’re over 18 and wondering where your wisdom teeth are, you might be one of the lucky five percent. Then again, you might be dealing with impacted wisdom teeth and not even know it. It’s important to […]

What happens when you need a tooth extracted?

Whenever possible, your dentist or oral surgeon will do what they can to save your natural teeth. However, sometimes the only treatment option available is to remove a tooth. Having a tooth extracted typically isn’t as traumatic as some may believe. With modern dentistry techniques, you may feel nothing more than a slight discomfort following […]

How do I know if I need a bone graft?

If you’ve been missing one or more teeth for a long time and are considering dental implants as a permanent tooth replacement solution, you’ve probably heard about the possibility of needing a bone graft. Finding out if you need a bone graft is a straightforward, painless procedure but you will need to be examined by […]