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. […]

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 […]

What is an apicoectomy?

An apicoectomy is a treatment typically performed on patients with a failed root canal. If you are suffering from a failed root canal, it’s possible that an apicoectomy can save your tooth from extraction. In this article, we’ll cover why root canals fail, who is a good candidate for an apicoectomy, and what to expect […]

Socket preservation

Your dentist or oral surgeon may have explained to you the benefits of having a dental implant installed immediately following tooth extraction. However, if you’re not ready to commit to a dental implant yet, you might want to consider socket preservation. In this post, we’ll explain what socket preservation is and how it can lead […]

Diabetes and dental implants

Are you hoping to get dental implants but worried that your diabetes may prevent you from being eligible for treatment? While a disease such as diabetes does present possible issues, having diabetes does not automatically disqualify you from the best permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. How does diabetes affect dental implants? It’s important to […]

Postop expectations following corrective jaw surgery

Undergoing corrective jaw surgery (called orthognathic surgery) can be a life-changing event for many patients–but it’s important to prepare yourself for the healing process. Dealing with soreness and discomfort Most patients want to know how sore they will be following their surgery. While every patient and every case is different, you should expect some swelling […]