Archive for June, 2018

Do You Need Wisdom Tooth Removal?

Wisdom tooth removal isn’t always necessary. You may not have to have your third molars extracted if they’re healthy, positioned correctly and have enough room to fully erupt. In most cases, however, wisdom teeth grow to become problematic. For this reason, oral surgeons often recommend extraction. Removal is typically the best approach to preventing future oral health problems. To determine […]

How to Choose an Oral Surgeon: 6 Factors to Consider

Are you looking for a local oral surgeon? Don’t contact just any oral surgery practice. Finding the right specialist to perform your procedure requires careful research, thought and consideration. Surgery is a life-changing experience, and you want to make sure you’re getting the best care and treatment possible. To that end, in choosing your oral surgeon, keep the […]

Laughing Gas for Bone Graft Procedures

If you need a bone graft, is laughing gas the best anesthesia option for you? For bone grafting and other oral surgery procedures, you have several dental anesthesia options, and the choice is typically yours to make, based on the recommendation of your oral surgeon. Many patients here at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah prefer laughing gas, otherwise […]

Is Dental Implant Surgery Appropriate for Kids?

You may think your child should get dental implant surgery if they fall and lose a tooth. But unfortunately, this method of tooth replacement is not viable for young patients. Although any healthy adult may be a candidate for dental implants, children need an alternative method of tooth replacement. Why Dental Implants Aren’t Right for Children The reason kids […]

After Oral Surgery, These Tips Will Help Ensure a Speedy Recovery

It’s natural to be apprehensive about an upcoming oral surgery. But here at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah, our friendly professional team will do everything we can to ease your concerns and ensure you have a smooth and speedy recovery. Follow your oral surgeon’s aftercare instructions — which will be provided before the procedure — and you should have nothing to […]

Does Wisdom Tooth Extraction Put You at Risk for Dry Socket?

After a wisdom tooth extraction, some patients face an increased risk of complications, the most common of which is dry socket. Dry socket is a painful condition also known as alveolar osteitis. It is characterized by dull, throbbing pain that typically lasts for four to eight days. Fortunately, not everyone who gets their third molars removed suffers dry socket. If you […]

Want Dental Implants? It’s Not Too Late!

It’s never too late to get dental implants. Many patients believe they’re either too old or their teeth are too far gone for implants to be viable. We’re happy to say, however, that no cut-off date or milestone exists for restoring your healthy smile. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how long you have had missing teeth. As long […]

Sleep Apnea Treatment: CPAP Machine vs. Oral Surgery

Have you been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? One of the most common sleep apnea treatments is a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. However, oral surgery is another option to consider. Many patients struggle to use a CPAP machine and simply prefer to fix the problem once and for all with oral surgery. CPAP Machine Pros & Cons Using […]