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The importance of dental implant placement

Making the decision to get a dental implant is a big step towards getting your smile back. As a top permanent solution for replacing missing teeth, dental implants look and function just like your natural teeth. In this post, we’ll explain how your oral surgeon decides where to place your implants and how many will […]

Causes of tooth and gum swelling

Tooth and gum swelling should not be left undiagnosed and untreated. While it could be something as simple as a vitamin deficiency or a sign that it’s time to remove your wisdom teeth, swelling could also be caused by a serious bacterial infection. In this post, we’ll cover the most common signs that your gums […]

Common myths about dental implants

Dental implants have been a popular treatment for decades but some people are still misinformed. Here are the five common myths about dental implants and the truth behind the story. Dental implants are expensive Dental implants are quite affordable when you look at the bigger picture. Let’s compare the cost of dental implants to some […]

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Wisdom Teeth: Recovery Tips

Wisdom Teeth are the back molars that come in last, usually between the ages of 18-25. These molars are typically removed due to lack of space that can cause shifting of the surrounding teeth. If you are experiencing pain and discomfort, you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed. Below are a few things […]

Five tips for finding the right oral surgeon for dental implants

Patients interested in replacing missing teeth with dental implants have many options. But how do you choose the best professional for your needs? Do your due diligence Take the time to research your options and read real patient reviews. Start by looking into oral surgeons located near your home but don’t be afraid to expand […]

What does it mean when my jaw clicks?

Most of us have experienced the sensation of a popping or clicking in our jaw. Although the experience can be unsettling, it’s not always a cause for concern. In this post, we’ll discuss when it’s necessary to seek medical advice about a clicking jaw and cover the basic treatment options. No pain, no problem Certain […]

What does cosmetic dentistry mean?

Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental procedures that focus on improving the appearance of your teeth and mouth rather than restorative care. The most common techniques used to improve the look of your smile range from a simple trip to your dentist to a complex outpatient operation with an oral surgeon. Teeth whitening Excessive consumption of […]

A simple review of anesthesia options

Patient comfort is extremely important when planning an oral surgery. The type of anesthesia required for a painless treatment depends on the type of procedure as well as the patient’s physical and mental well-being. In some cases, numbing just part of the mouth will be enough. On other occasions, the patient must be unconscious during […]

The treatment of facial trauma

Facial injury can be challenging to overcome. Along with physical pain and a potentially long rehabilitation period, there are emotional issues to be taken into consideration. Facial trauma can affect appearance and reconstruction procedures can be mentally draining. In the event of certain facial traumas, it is vital that a patient sees a maxillofacial surgeon […]

8 things you didn’t know about oral surgeons

You might be familiar with going to the dentist, but what about an oral surgeon? This post will quickly explain the basic qualifications and procedures of oral surgeons. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialized field Becoming a certified oral surgeon requires one or two more years of additional schooling beyond the doctoral degree required […]