Archive for April, 2016

Doing an Oral Cancer Self-Examination at Home

Oral cancer will strike more than 48,000 people in the United States in 2016, according to the American Cancer Society, and more than 9,500 are expected to die as a result of the disease. The American Cancer Society also tells us that an early diagnosis provides the best chance for a successful treatment outcome. Having […]

Can You Have Dental Implants if Your Gums Are Receding?

Dental implants are quickly becoming a preferred method for replacing missing teeth, with millions of patients opting for this procedure every year. In almost all cases, if you are healthy enough to undergo routine dental work, you can have implants. But what if your gums are receding? Are you still a candidate for the procedure? […]

Preparing for Your Oral Surgery

If you have oral surgery scheduled, you may be feeling a bit nervous. This is a common concern we hear from our patients, stemming largely from a fear of the unknown. Rest assured that you will be in good hands. And remember, the more informed and prepared you are for your procedure, the less anxiety […]

When Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?

Do you really need to have your wisdom teeth removed? Our patients often wonder this, especially those who aren’t keen on the idea of extraction. If your wisdom teeth are healthy and growing properly, they likely won’t need to be removed. But in many cases, we do recommend preemptive extraction to prevent complications in the […]

Do Routine Tooth Extractions Require an Oral Surgeon?

When you need tooth extraction, can your general dentist do the job or do you need to go to an oral surgeon? In many cases, an oral surgeon offers the safest solution when you are having tooth pain that requires that you have the tooth pulled, but there are circumstances under which your general dentist […]

How to Make Dental Implants More Affordable

Dental implants are the state-of-the-art way to replace lost teeth, but are they affordable? Does dental insurance pay for the procedure? Unfortunately, patients are mostly on their own when it comes to dental implants. Some insurance pays only for adding the crown to an implant, but not for the procedure itself. Although this method of […]

Why Bring Oral Pathologies to Your Oral Surgeon’s Attention

While oral pathologies can be cancerous, your oral and maxillofacial professional can rule out many others that are noncancerous and that will not spread or metastasize to other parts of the body. You should always check out any abnormality you find in your mouth, but the good news may well be that many conditions are […]

Rectify Impacted Canines with Early Treatment

When you are faced with impacted canines or any other teeth that have not completely erupted below the gum line into your mouth, you need the services of an oral surgeon. What happens when teeth become impacted is that they get stuck in the jaw and cannot properly come into place. While wisdom teeth are […]