Oral Surgery Blog for Patients

What to do in the event of facial trauma

Falls, blows to the face, sports- or work-related injuries and vehicle crashes are the most common causes of facial trauma. Serious trauma can lead to facial fractures and damaged, broken or missing teeth. If you, or someone under your care, has suffered facial trauma, quick action is very important. Call your dentist or oral surgeon […]

Five procedures in oral surgery to know

Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. We use it for eating, talking and non-verbal communication and it plays a major role in how we feel about our face when we look in the mirror or interact with other people. If you’re unhappy with the look or function of your […]

How to prevent a dental emergency

Dealing with a dental emergency could end up being costly and stressful. Here are simple things you can do to prevent one from happening. Be diligent with maintaining your oral health care Many dental emergencies don’t arise out of the blue. By seeking routine dental checkups twice a year, you are being proactive and can […]

What qualifies as urgent/emergency dental treatment?

Please note Bergen Oral Surgery is now open to see our regular patients. You can find more details here. In this post, we’ll give you some guidelines for what issues may need emergency dental treatment. A focus on pain Pain is a primary indicator that your dental issue may be an emergency as pain is […]

What causes sensitive teeth?

If you suffer from sensitive teeth you know how frustrating it can be to live in fear every time you bite into an ice cream bar or drink a hot cup of coffee. The good news is, there are solutions to the problem of sensitive teeth. Here are a few. The most common causes of […]

Ideas for eating after dental implant placement

Some people may want to treat implant surgery as an excuse for eating lots of ice cream, but if you want a healthier option, here are some delicious soft food ideas to make your postop recovery diet good for you, easy to prepare and fun to eat. Vegetable pureed soups Soup is the ultimate soft […]

What to do when you’ve chipped a tooth

Tooth enamel is one of the hardest materials in the body but biting into a hard candy or taking a spill on your rollerblades can still chip or crack your teeth. What do you do if this happens? Plan to see your dentist as soon as possible A chipped tooth may not seem like a […]

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 […]

Questions to ask before getting implants

Whether you’ve recently lost a tooth or have been missing teeth for quite some time, dental implants can be a great solution for reliable permanent tooth replacement. When meeting with your dentist or oral surgeon, here are some common questions that you may want to discuss. How do I know if I am a good […]

Oral Health: Get Your Oral Cancer Screening

Did you know that mouth cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide? The sad truth is that oral cancers are more than twice as common in men as in women, and the fastest growing group of oral cancer patients are young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals. Now is the time to be proactive and get yourself […]