Archive for March, 2016

Oral Surgery for Sleep Apnea

Did you know that oral surgeons commonly treat patients with sleep apnea? When you think of oral surgery, it’s likely that tooth extractions, dental implants and corrective jaw surgery come to mind first, but sleep apnea treatment also falls into this category. This serious disorder can halt your breathing repeatedly throughout the night, and in […]

Planning for Dental Implant Procedures

The American Dental Association deems dental implants to be a safe and effective approach to tooth replacement. With success rates of up to 98 percent, implants can be a smart choice for many patients. Performing these dental restorations requires the extensive knowledge and specialized care of an experienced oral surgeon. Evaluating Jaw Health for Dental […]

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Anesthesia and Sedation Options

For many people, the prospect of undergoing maxillofacial surgery brings about feelings of anxiety, nervousness or even fear. Fortunately, a comfortable and pain-free experience is possible through the use of sedation. Based on the specific procedure you require, a number of safe and effective sedation options are available. Mild Sedation Options for Maxillofacial and Oral […]

Tooth Extraction Guidelines: Preventing Dry Socket

Most patients who undergo tooth extraction have a smooth recovery, healing after just a few days. But a small percentage of patients experience complications after extractions. One of the most common is called dry socket, or alveolar osteitis. Patients affected by this phenomenon may suffer mild to severe pain around the extraction site, in many […]

The Best Age for Dental Implants

Dental implants are often the solution for missing teeth as they do the best job of replicating the look and feel of natural teeth. Are they a good solution for children who have lost teeth or are missing teeth due to malformations? In most cases, the dental profession advises that they are not a good […]

Does Caffeine Affect Your Risk for Oral Cancer?

Do you want to reduce your risk of oral cancer, as well as feel more energetic in the morning? Recent studies show that drinking at least four cups of caffeinated coffee per day can lower your risk for mouth and throat cancer by 49%, while decreasing other oral risks as well. For years, coffee has […]

Can Smokers get Dental Implants?

Dental implants can transform your mouth, but if you are a smoker, you can doom them to failure. In addition, your dentist may not even be willing to install them. Dental implants are manufactured devices to create artificial teeth that look like your own natural teeth. By implanting a titanium screw in your jaw, the […]

Are Teeth-in-a Day Actually Done in One Day?

Dental implants are a long-term solution to tooth replacement that can produce an instant improvement in appearance. If you select the Teeth-in-a-Day process, once the surgical procedure for implantation is complete, you walk out of the office with temporary teeth that look like permanently installed teeth. These temporary teeth will eventually be replaced by permanent […]