Archive for April, 2017

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Say: “Keep Flossing!”

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons routinely provide recommendations about important oral health care habits. Proper oral hygiene is critical for keeping the mouth healthy and reducing the chance of tooth decay, gum disease, infection and related problems. But what about flossing? Flossing came under debate last year, as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services […]

Can Teenagers Get Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the perfect method for replacing lost and missing teeth. Implants are strong and stable, and they feel, look and function just like natural teeth. Generally, any adult healthy enough to undergo routine dental work can get implant surgery. Teens, on the other hand, may have to wait. Dental Implants and Jaw Development […]

5 Questions to Ask an Oral Surgeon

Which oral surgeon should you use when you or a family member requires tooth extraction, dental implants or maxillofacial surgery? This decision is an important one, as orthognathic surgery and related procedures can affect both your health and your appearance. Oral surgery can be life-changing, so it’s important to ensure your surgeon is the right […]

April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

How much do you know about oral cancer? Also known as oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer, this potentially deadly disease can affect anyone. In observance of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Dental Association encourage everyone to learn more and be proactive about oral health. Oral […]

What to Expect after Your Bone Graft Surgery

Many patients require bone graft surgery prior to getting dental implants. This procedure replaces missing bone in the jaw and builds a solid foundation for the new replacement teeth. Although bone grafting may sound serious, it’s a routine procedure that’s quick, minimally invasive and typically performed on an outpatient basis in our office. Once you […]

Be Ready for Dental Implant Surgery with These 3 Tips

Before scheduling your dental implant surgery, the oral surgeon and our expert treatment team will make sure you are prepared for the procedure. We answer all your questions and provide you with detailed preoperative instructions, as well as a comprehensive aftercare plan. By following this advice, you can help ensure that your procedure and recovery […]

8 Habits That Wreak Havoc on Your Oral Health

You expect to ace your oral health exam, but instead, your oral surgeon is concerned about weakened teeth, worn-down enamel, discolorations or the health of your gums. What gives? You brush and floss twice a day, you don’t smoke and you never miss a routine checkup and cleaning. If you have sound oral health care […]

Survival Guide for Wisdom Tooth Removal

Is wisdom tooth removal in your near future? Having these teeth, also known as the third molars, extracted has become a rite of passage into adulthood, but nevertheless, most patients aren’t thrilled about the prospect of having any teeth pulled. Fortunately, understanding what to expect can help calm your nerves about the procedure. To address […]