Oral Surgery Blog for Patients

How dental implants protect healthy teeth

Opting for dental implants does more than just recover your smile and help you enjoy your favorite foods again. They can also protect and improve the health of your natural teeth. Prevent jaw deterioration Bone degeneration is a natural process that occurs when you lose a tooth and the socket sits empty, but it can […]

Can you extract teeth during pregnancy?

Years ago, dentists wouldn’t normally treat women during pregnancy. This is not the case today but pregnant women can still be confused when it comes to receiving dental care. Routine procedures such as cavity fillings, crowns, root canals and extractions are safe during pregnancy. Local anesthesia, pain medications and x-rays One of the biggest concern […]

Proper postop care for dental implants

Follow these simple tips to heal as quickly as possible following dental implant surgery. Caring for the wound Before leaving the office, gauze will be placed over the surgical site. Bite down on the gauze for 30 minutes with enough pressure to stop the bleeding. Repeat as-needed. Leave the wound alone for the first day. […]

Five things you didn’t know about bone grafting

If you’ve been missing one or more teeth for a long time and are considering a dental implant, there’s a chance your dentist or oral surgeon has brought up the subject of bone grafting. A modern dental procedure used to increase jawbone volume, a bone graft can make a dental implant possible even after years […]

A simple guide to making wisdom tooth extraction as easy as possible

Having your wisdom teeth extracted is a rite of passage few look forward to. But why not take control and do everything you can to make the procedure go as smoothly as possible? Here are a few tips to get you started. Find an oral surgeon that you trust Feeling comfortable with the person who […]

Are you a candidate for jaw surgery?

Dealing with a misaligned jaw or misaligned teeth can be frustrating and uncomfortable. Along with potential self-esteem issues related to the way your jawline or smile looks, legitimate medical concerns with chewing, speaking or TMJ pain can also exist. While any given patient’s candidacy for jaw (“orthognathic”) surgery must be discussed in detail with an […]

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What Exactly is a Dental Implant?

Missing teeth? No problem. A dental implant is a way to replace an empty void that may be leaving you self-conscious about your smile. Whether the vacant spot is due to a sports injury, facial trauma, periodontal complication, or bad oral hygiene, it can fill the vacancy permanently and give you a boost of confidence. […]

When should you schedule your child’s first dental visit?

A baby’s first dentist appointment should be scheduled within six months after their first teeth arrive and no later than their first birthday. Here’s what to expect and how to prepare for your child’s initial consultation. Why so early? Baby teeth are susceptible to cavities from the moment they break through the gums. While your […]

Sinus lift and ridge expansion: preparing for dental implants

Some patients that are considering dental implants to restore their smile may discover they have insufficient bone to support the procedure, often due to deterioration. However, these patients can receive implants by preparing their mouths through appropriate treatment. Sinus lifts and ridge expansions are two popular options for promoting the bone growth needed for implants. […]

Dental implants risks and complications

Getting dental implants can be life changing. From rejuvenating your smile to regaining full mouth function, the benefits are many. But no dental procedure is without risk, and you should familiarize yourself with potential complications before moving forward. Infection There is typically a minor risk of infection at the time of surgery. Your dental professional […]