Oral Surgery Blog

Are you a good candidate for All-on-4?

The option to replace an entire arch of teeth with All-on-4 dental implants is welcome news to patients who are missing all or a significant number of teeth. Most patients are eligible for the procedure. Here’s how to tell if you’re a good candidate for All-on-4 dental implants.

Root canal or extract the tooth?

In the case that a severely decayed or infected tooth cannot be repaired with a filling alone, patients are generally given a choice between a root canal or a tooth extraction. Before deciding, it’s important to understand the consequences of both procedures.

A walkthrough of the cosmetic surgery process

Many patients find it helps with anxiety to gain a better understanding of the surgery process. In this post, we’ll give an overview of the cosmetic surgery timeline from initial consultation to full recovery.

A simple guide to implant-supported bridges

Dental bridges have long been an effective strategy for replacing missing teeth. By attaching one or more artificial teeth (“pontics”) to adjacent crowns (“abutments”) cemented on healthy teeth, dentists can fill in the gaps in your smile. But what if a patient doesn’t have enough healthy teeth to support crown abutments? In these cases, a […]


Smoking and Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a cancer that develops within the mouth or oral cavity. But it doesn’t just affect the mouth, it can involve the lips, tongue, throat, salivary glands, pharynx, larynx and sinuses. There are many factors that can cause oral cancer, but smoking is one of the biggest lifestyle choices that can increase the […]

Why do we have wisdom teeth?

The arrival (or lack thereof) of one’s wisdom teeth is a life milestone for most people between the ages of 17 and 25. It’s a rite of passage that begs the question, “Why do we have wisdom teeth to begin with?”

What does it mean when your dentist refers you to an oral surgeon?

Until you’ve been referred to one, you might not fully understand how a dentist differs from an oral surgeon. From training and experience to equipment and breadth of surgical treatments, the distinction between a dentist and an oral surgeon is quite large. By the time you finish reading this post, the difference should be clear. […]

What happens if I don’t remove my wisdom teeth?

You’ve been referred to an oral surgeon. Your dentist says you need to have your wisdom teeth removed. You don’t want to go “under the knife” and you’re wondering what happens if you just forget about the whole thing and imagine your wisdom teeth aren’t there. Well, here’s your answer. (Spoiler alert: it’s not good.)

What is a Wisdom Tooth?

We all know that for most people, wisdom teeth need to be removed in order to prevent serious dental problems! But have you ever wondered, what exactly is a wisdom tooth? Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that typically grow in during a person’s late teens/early twenties. Why are they called “wisdom” teeth? […]

How to find a dentist when you’re new in town

Moving to a new area can be an exciting proposition, but comes with the necessity of finding a mechanic you can trust, a dry cleaner who gets the stains out and medical professionals who take care of you and your family. With so many dentists to choose from, how can you be sure that you’ve […]