Oral Surgery Blog for Patients

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. […]

Why an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a good choice for BOTOX®

BOTOX® and Restylane® have revolutionized the way we fight the signs of aging. Millions of people around the world have used these products to make non-surgical enhancements to their appearance by reducing or eliminating wrinkles­––and you can, too. While these procedures could be done by a dermatologist, there are benefits to having your treatment planned […]

Snoring and Sleep Apnea, Surgical Management

For patients with a chronic snoring issue, or sleep apnea, medical intervention may be the key to a happier life, both for the patient and the person who tries to sleep next to them at night. While noninvasive treatments such as mouthpieces are often tried first, surgical options do exist and are many times the […]

Facial Fractures, What You Should Know

Facial fractures include breaks in the nose, cheekbones and upper or lower jaw. Typically caused by an acute trauma such as an auto accident, fall or sports collision, these fractures would be treated by an oral and maxillofacial specialist. If you think you may have suffered a facial fracture, here are some questions to answer […]

Ideas for maintaining proper oral health on vacation

Taking a vacation is great for your mind and soul but not always great for your teeth. Here are a few simple tips to help you watch your oral health while on holiday. Go in for a checkup before you leave The last thing you want on vacation is to have a dental emergency. Make […]

Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery welcomes Mark Park DMD, MD to the team

We’re excited and proud to announce the newest member of our talented surgical team. Offering advanced surgical training in dental implantology, Dr. Mark Park brings a wealth of specialist knowledge, high-level experience and prestige to our practice. Over the course of six decades, Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery has grown to feature four convenient New […]

Factors that contribute to long-term dental implant success

Although dental implant procedures have an incredibly high success rate, they do carry some risk of failure. Improve your chances of long-term dental-implant success with the following pre and postop strategies. Be a strong candidate A big factor in determining the long-term viability of a dental implant is the state of your jawbone and oral […]

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 […]

The role of orthodontics in implant treatment

Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth that can restore your smile and provide nearly the same functionality as natural teeth–but if you’ve been missing one or more teeth for a long time, you might require additional treatments before your jaw is ready for implants. In this article, we’ll discuss how orthodontics can […]

Simple versus surgical tooth extraction

There are several situations in which your dentist may recommend one of your teeth be extracted. Some examples include severe tooth decay, irreparable damage to your tooth, a serious infection or crowding of the mouth. In this post, we’ll explain the difference between “simple” and surgical extractions and when each type is needed. No incision […]