Archive for June, 2017

Oral Surgery Do’s and Don’ts for a Smooth Recovery

If you’re worried about your oral surgery, take a deep breath and try to relax. You have nothing to worry about, as long as you follow your pre- and post-procedure instructions. Whether you’re coming in for wisdom tooth extraction, corrective jaw surgery, dental implants or another surgical procedure, you can rest assured that we will […]

How to Deal with a Loose Dental Implant

Do you have a loose dental implant? Most people never have a problem with their implants. In fact, when these permanent replacement teeth are placed by an experienced oral surgeon, the success rate is almost 98 percent. But just like your natural teeth, implants can become loose under certain conditions. If that happens, it’s important […]

Does Wisdom Tooth Extraction Have Risks?

Wisdom tooth extraction is a safe, routine procedure. Most patients heal in just a few days, although you may have a slightly longer recovery period if your wisdom teeth were impacted. However, as with any surgery, complications can occur afterward. In many cases, however, you can take steps to minimize your risk of complications. Possible […]

Oral Surgeon vs. Doctor of Dental Surgery — What’s the Difference?

Should you see an oral surgeon, or do you need to see a doctor of dental surgery (DDS)? Many patients aren’t aware of the differences between these designations. The answer depends on your oral health care needs. Understanding the capabilities of these two types of dental professionals will help you make an informed choice for […]

Can You Have Implant Surgery Years After Tooth Loss?

It is never too late to have dental implant surgery. Though many patients opt to get dental implants right after tooth loss or extraction, immediate placement isn’t a must. If you’ve been missing teeth for several years, implant surgery can still work well to restore your natural smile. However, because bone loss may be a factor, […]

6 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

Getting dental implants is a safe and effective way to replace missing teeth. And many patients prefer implant surgery to other treatment options. Whether you lost a tooth from an accident, a failed root canal, gum disease or dental decay, these six reasons illustrate why implants may be the best choice for you. No. 1: […]

4 Problems Impacted Wisdom Teeth Can Cause

Impacted wisdom teeth don’t always cause pain and swollen gums. In fact, some patients never experience any symptoms. But even for asymptomatic patients, oral surgeons typically advise removing impacted teeth because of the potential problems they can cause. Until impacted wisdom teeth are removed, patients face four specific — and highly unpleasant — oral health […]

Can Sleep Apnea Be Cured?

If you’re diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you may have questions. Patients are often most curious about the treatment and prognosis of OSA. Specifically, they want to know if they must undergo treatment for the rest of their lives, or if we have a way to cure their sleep apnea. The answer to this […]