Archive for January, 2016

Rare — But Potentially Deadly — Oral Cancers

Even though oral cancers are rare, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms and to remain diligent in performing self-checks. Make sure you know what to look for when checking for these rare types of oral pathology and cancer. What Is Oral Cancer? Oral cancer is defined as a malignancy of the mouth or […]

Wisdom Tooth Removal and Nerve Damage

You may have heard that wisdom tooth removal can cause nerve damage or other complications, but any associated risk is negligible. While damage to the nerve and other medical complications can occur in rare cases, most do not result in any serious issues. This routine dental procedure does have some risks, however. Damage to the […]

Common Dental Implant Questions

If you are considering getting dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you probably have many questions. This revolutionary procedure is ideal for so many of our patients, and it’s the one our office receives the most calls about…

Do I Need Dental Implants for Tooth Loss Due to Bruxism?

You may need dental implants for tooth loss if you grind your teeth at night. If it is happening frequently and you are starting to experience dental issues, it may be time to find out more about bruxism and how dental implants could be the solution to the dental issues you are experiencing. What is […]

Can I Trust a Facial Surgeon for a Bone Injury?

Facial surgeons understand that the nature of facial bone injuries is sudden and unexpected, and for those reasons patients are often caught off guard about where to go for help. With so many different types of specialized doctors and surgeons, being overwhelmed by the options available is not uncommon. Understanding the nature of these types […]

Common TMJ Symptoms and Warning Signs

If you have TMJ symptoms, it’s important to understand these red flags and warning signs of a potentially serious problem. Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, a.k.a. TMJ disorders or TMD, affect facial muscles and the joints that connect the jaw to the skull. Take a look at the following warning signs to determine whether this […]

Why Are Bone and Socket Preservation Important After Tooth Extraction?

Having a tooth extraction of one or more teeth is a very common dental procedure, yet few people understand the importance of bone and socket preservation after the fact. Every day thousands of patients have a tooth extracted due to periodontal disease, infection, or trauma. While tooth extraction is straightforward, what happens inside the tooth […]

How Will My Dentist Use Oral Pathology to Diagnose Leukoplakia?

Using oral pathology to diagnose leukoplakia may be in your future if a bothersome white patch inside your mouth sends you to see an oral surgeon. Like many, it might be the first time you have heard that term. While the unknown can be scary, there is a lot you can learn about leukoplakia, including […]