Oral Surgery Blog for Patients

How to get a good night’s rest after wisdom teeth extraction

Giving your body an opportunity to rest and heal is an important part of recovering from wisdom teeth removal. Here are some tips to help you sleep soundly and comfortably following your oral surgery. Plan ahead Set up your bedroom before your procedure. Stack a few pillows up at the head of the bed to […]

Missing teeth? Dental implants are a solution

According to studies, approximately half of all Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you’re missing one or more teeth and are ready to get your confidence back, dental implants may be the answer you’re looking for. Just like your natural teeth Tooth replacement treatments such as dental bridges and dentures still exist but […]

Nine things to expect after getting your wisdom teeth out

Knowing what to expect after oral surgery can help put your mind at ease. Here are nine things to expect after getting your wisdom teeth out. 1.   Discomfort There is likely to be some discomfort after your anesthetic begins to subside. Be sure to take all medications as prescribed by your doctor and this discomfort […]

Are dental implants stain resistant?

Dental implants are a permanent solution to replacing your missing teeth, and with proper care, the color of your new smile will not change over time. In this post, we’ll explain why the crown that fits onto your implant is stain resistant and teach you how to best care for your new teeth. Most restorations […]

Understanding bone grafts for implants

If you are planning to get dental implants and just found out you need a bone graft, don’t worry. This extra step ensures your replacement teeth will have a strong foundation so you can enjoy your new smile for years to come. Why do I need a bone graft? The purpose of a bone graft […]

5 benefits of removing your wisdom teeth

Here are five benefits to removing your wisdom teeth before a problem arises. 1. Less crowding lowers the risk of future orthodontic issues When wisdom teeth erupt from the gums and grow into your mouth, other teeth can be gradually be pushed out of the way. Misalignment can lead to the need for braces or […]

Taking care of yourself after implant surgery

Dental implant surgery is a safe and common procedure. To make the most of your new smile and encourage your implants to fuse to your jawbone, be sure to give your mouth the opportunity to heal. Follow these seven easy tips for taking care of yourself after your procedure and you’ll be well on your way. […]

Can all four wisdom teeth be extracted at the same time?

Patients who require the extraction of wisdom teeth sometimes ask if they must come in for separate appointments or if all four teeth can be removed at the same time. In most cases, it is advantageous to have all four removed in one appointment. Save money Removing all four wisdom teeth at once is the most […]

6 reasons to be thankful for dental implants

Investing in dental implants is an oral health decision patients reap the benefits for years to come. Here are six reasons you’ll be glad you chose a permanent tooth replacement treatment. 1.   Smile with confidence Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable in social settings. Why continue to worry over aesthetics when you […]

Understanding IV sedation

If your upcoming oral surgery requires anesthesia, you might be wondering what to expect from the experience. In this post, we’ll answer some common questions and discuss the process. What is the difference between local and IV sedation? Unlike local anesthesia, which is applied at the treatment site to numb the area and used while […]