Archive for June, 2016

How to Make Your Wisdom Tooth Extraction Comfortable

If you’re a tad nervous about an upcoming wisdom tooth extraction, rest assured this is a perfectly normal feeling. But you have no need to worry, because today’s medical technology makes almost any oral surgery or extraction quick and easy. You can take some steps yourself, however, to ensure that your procedure is as comfortable […]

Missing Teeth? Here’s Why You Should Replace Them ASAP

Many patients replace their missing teeth for aesthetic reasons. After all, tooth loss can affect your smile and make you feel self-conscious. But what if you don’t care about the gaps in your smile? Besides your appearance, do you really need to consider tooth replacement? The answer is a resounding yes! It can be tempting […]

Your New Dental Implants and How to Care for Them

The overall success rate of dental implants is 95 percent, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). And by having the procedure performed by a trained and experienced oral surgeon, you are much more likely to achieve the best possible results. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime. Oral Hygiene […]

Are Dental Implants Possible for Diabetics?

Patients get millions of dental implants every year, and the procedure is widely considered to be a safe and effective means of replacing missing teeth. But implant surgery isn’t appropriate for everyone. Diabetes is often singled out as a condition that can negatively affect the implant process. Consequently, many people with the disease think they […]

When Is Tooth Extraction Really Necessary?

Is tooth extraction always necessary if you have a severe toothache or other dental problem? Although this was the common school of thought for decades, that is not necessarily the case today. In fact, pulling a tooth is typically considered a last resort. Dental professionals prefer to preserve natural teeth whenever possible. Can Treatment Save […]

Are Implant-Supported Dentures Right for You?

Implant-supported dentures are an excellent alternative to traditional dentures for restoring a full set of teeth. In fact, many oral surgeons and oral health care experts prefer this approach. If you have adequate bone structure in the jaw, you may be a candidate for this procedure. Let’s take a look at this revolutionary restoration process. […]

Impacted Wisdom Teeth — Watch for These Warning Signs

Impacted wisdom teeth affect 9 out of every 10 U.S. residents, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). Also known as the rear molars, these teeth frequently become impacted due to overcrowding in the mouth. If your teeth don’t have enough room to emerge properly, they become trapped in the gums. […]

Dental Implant Surgery — Questions to Ask Your Oral Surgeon

Has your dentist recommended dental implant surgery as a way to replace your missing teeth? If so, you may be in search of a good oral surgeon. Even if you have been referred to a specific surgeon for the procedure, take a few moments to get acquainted with him or her, and to make sure […]

Do You Need an Oral Surgeon for Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Is it necessary to see an oral surgeon to have your wisdom teeth extracted? Or can you go to your regular dentist instead? Most general dentists are qualified to remove teeth, and many do perform simple extractions. However, when it comes to removing the wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, most dentists refer […]