Archive for July, 2016

Dental Implants & Pregnancy: Do You Have to Wait?

Dental implants are a safe and effective method of replacing missing teeth for virtually any patient who is healthy enough to undergo the procedure. To maintain a healthy smile and prevent bone loss and other oral health problems, missing teeth should be replaced as soon as possible. But what if you’re expecting a baby? Is […]

The Importance of Oral Surgery Consultation

Most patients understandably want to have their oral surgery done as quickly as possible. So is a separate consultation appointment really necessary? With our busy lives, that one extra appointment can be difficult to squeeze in. Our patients often ask why they can’t simply schedule an appointment for their procedure over the phone, especially if […]

Will Your Dental Implants Require a Bone Graft?

In some cases, dental implants require bone grafting prior to setting the posts. The posts require an adequate amount and density of bone tissue in the jaw for support, and grafting or transplanting new bone can help build a solid foundation. Without grafting, many patients would not be candidates for implants. Whether your implants require […]

Do Dental Implants Fare Better with a Sonic Toothbrush?

When you have dental implants, your oral health care is more important than ever. If you don’t keep your new teeth clean enough, problems could develop and you could end up with implant failure. For that reason, many oral surgeons and dental health experts recommend using sonic toothbrushes, which may be preferable to the alternatives. […]

Improve Your Oral Health by Changing These Bad Habits

The benefits of good oral health are well known and espoused by dental professionals the world over. Regular brushing and flossing, routine checkups and cleanings are critical. But what if you do all of that, yet your oral surgeon is still concerned about your oral health? Maybe your teeth are loose or discolored, your enamel […]

How to Avoid Dental Implant Failure

Dental implant failure is quite rare, and you can increase your odds of success by taking a few important precautions. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the success rate of dental implants is more than 95 percent. And when the an experienced and qualified oral surgeon performs the procedure, the […]

Types of TMJ Surgery and How They Can Help You

Although TMJ surgery is often used as a last resort, it can be life-altering for patients who have exhausted all possible conservative treatment options. Temporomandibular joint disorders, commonly known as TMJ or TMD, are those that affect the jaw joint. Characterized by pain, headache and other symptoms, TMJ problems can lead to jaw damage and […]

Missing Teeth? Consider These Replacement Options

If you have one or more missing teeth, your oral surgeon will recommend that you have them replaced as soon as possible. Restoring your smile, preventing bone loss and avoiding further damage to your oral health are just a few of the reasons replacing your teeth is important. But how, exactly, should it be done? […]