Oral Surgery Blog for Patients

I’m not feeling well. Can I still get my wisdom teeth extracted?

Your wisdom teeth extraction is coming up, but you’re feeling under the weather. You might be worried that it’s not safe to have the procedure. Here are some common issues and what they may mean for your procedure. COVID-19 or the flu Any patient who tests positive for COVID-19 or influenza must reschedule their wisdom […]

Reasons to contact your oral surgeon after surgery

Following an oral surgery, your doctor will tell you to call them in the event of a problem, complication or emergency. Here are some of the most common reasons to contact your oral surgeon after surgery. Significant bleeding It is normal to experience some bleeding following oral surgery, particularly if you have had one or […]

Understanding tooth extraction for orthodontics

Some patients require tooth extractions prior to getting braces. In this post, we’ll cover which situations necessitate tooth extractions and answer some of the most commonly asked questions related to extractions and orthodontics. When is tooth extraction necessary? The following issues are the most common reasons to extract teeth as part of your orthodontic treatment: […]

Four signs it may be time for implants

Living with missing teeth is no fun. You might feel like you need to hide the gaps in your smile when you speak or laugh. Even once you’ve learned to deal with the challenges and adapt, you can’t deny the impact missing teeth have on your life. If you’ve wondered if dental implants were right […]

Should I go to an oral surgeon to have my wisdom teeth extracted?

Wisdom tooth extraction is one of the most common oral surgical procedures and for many people, the only oral surgery they will ever need. Many patients ask why it’s necessary to visit an oral surgeon for this procedure. “Can’t my dentist extract teeth?” In some cases, your dentist can extract wisdom teeth but there are […]

Preparing for your oral surgery consultation

If you’ve never been to an oral surgeon before, you might be nervous about your initial consultation. To help you be better prepared and more relaxed for your appointment, follow these simple steps. Be ready to explain your situation Even when the reason for your visit to the oral surgeon is clear, the doctor will […]

Tips for choosing the right oral surgeon

Choosing the right oral surgeon can make all the difference when looking for a positive experience. Be sure to take the following into consideration. Get referrals from people you trust Most of the time patients are referred to an oral surgeon by their dentist, but this isn’t always the case. If you’d like to find […]

What are soft tissue injuries?

Facial trauma from sports collisions, vehicle accidents and falls can cause damage to the lips, cheeks, gums and tongue. Known as soft tissue injuries, severe cases may require oral surgery for both medical and aesthetic reasons. Types of soft tissue injuries Almost all soft tissue injuries of the face can be categorized as cuts, punctures, […]

Which teeth can be replaced with dental implants?

Dental implants are a great option for most tooth replacement. They look, feel and function just like your natural teeth and can last a lifetime. Dental implants can be used to replace any tooth–front teeth, cuspids and molars. Dental implants for front teeth Many patients worry that their front teeth cannot be replaced with dental […]

How to talk to your oral surgeon about your concerns

For many patients, the prospect of having oral surgery can make them feel nervous or anxious. One of the best ways to overcome your concerns is to talk to your oral surgeon about them. If your surgeon knows how you’re feeling, they will be in a much better position to help you. Try to identify […]