Archive for August, 2015

Are You Doing Your Oral Cancer Monthly Self-Check?

Oral cancer is unfortunately becoming more prevalent today. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 24 people die per day in the United States from this disease, or roughly one person per hour. This type of cancer is not typically difficult to treat, but is often discovered too late for treatment to be effective. Fortunately, you […]

Maxillofacial Surgery for Benign Tumors

Maxillofacial surgery for a benign tumor can be recommended in several scenarios. Through routine dental care, a dentist may discover a cyst or tumor on a patient’s gums, jaw, mouth cavity, tongue, cheek, or lip. In other situations, abnormalities are visible through routine x-rays. In some cases, patients report to their dentist that they see […]

Oral Surgery and Allergic Reactions to Anesthesia

During oral surgery, most allergic reactions can be traced back to non-anesthetic drugs. However, on rare occasions, patients may experience mild or severe adverse reactions to the anesthetics used during surgery. Prior to any surgery, always make sure to alert your health care provider if you have any known allergies, to avoid additional problems. Read […]

Understanding the Types of Dental Implants

While dental implants come in several varieties, the premise is that they are replacement teeth, designed with precision to look, feel, and function just as a natural tooth. The benefits of dental implants are many, including a more confident appearance, improved speech, easier eating, improved oral health, and long-term satisfaction and success. Understanding the types […]

Cracked or Broken Teeth Restoration and Care

Cracked or broken teeth can cause a variety of painful complications, potentially resulting in lost teeth. Fortunately, broken teeth are uncommon, thanks to the impressive strength and resiliency of healthy teeth. When accidents do happen, however, professional attention is critical, and the sooner the better. Until you can get to the dentist or oral surgeon, […]

Aftercare for Tooth Extraction

Proper aftercare for tooth extraction is important following your oral surgery. Understanding the do’s and don’ts of caring for your mouth after the procedure will help you feel confident about the extraction and healing process. Bleeding After Tooth Extraction What To Do: Bleeding after a tooth extraction is normal and should diminish steadily within a […]