Oral Surgery Blog for Patients

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 […]

What are impacted canines?

While many patients have heard of impacted wisdom teeth, they’re not the only teeth that can become impacted. Other teeth can also remain stuck under the surface of your gums due to crowding or having a small mouth. Upper cuspid teeth, or canines, are the “I” teeth on the corners of the mouth. They are […]

Simple tips for happy gums

Taking care of your gums is an important part of proper oral hygiene. Healthy gums protect your teeth from decay and bone loss around your teeth. Learn the right way to floss Flossing daily is a way to clear the hard-to-reach areas in-between your teeth of food debris and bacteria. Follow these easy steps to […]

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 does local anesthetic work?

One of the greatest advancements in modern dentistry is the use of local anesthetic to keep patients comfortable and treatment painless. If you’re curious about how it works, here’s a short explanation of the science behind local anesthetic and how it keeps dental procedures and oral surgery safe and pain-free. Blocking the signal from nerve […]

Flossing: Absolutely Necessary!

Yes, You Still Have to Floss. No, the dance move “flossing” does not count. The AP recently released an article making the claim that “there’s little proof that flossing works”. Their review cited a series of studies that found flossing does little or nothing to improve oral health. Here’s the problem: the studies were flawed. […]