Archive for November, 2018

Understanding Rigid Fixation Jaw Surgery

Rigid fixation jaw surgery can be an effective approach to keeping the jawbone properly aligned during healing. With some surgeries, the jaw is wired shut to prevent movement. This isn’t exactly convenient for patients, and it makes the recovery period more of a challenge. So when possible, oral surgeons use rigid fixation instead. With rigid […]

Single Tooth Replacement – 3 Ways to Restore Your Smile

If you are missing a single tooth, replacement isn’t just about aesthetics. Filling the toothless gap in your smile helps protect your long-term oral health and well-being.   Replacing a missing tooth restores mouth function and helps maintain proper alignment. Over time, teeth that are adjacent to an empty socket can shift to fill the […]

Wisdom Tooth Removal Recovery: When to Contact Your Oral Surgeon

The wisdom tooth removal recovery period is smooth and problem-free for most patients — even those with impacted teeth. In rare cases, however, complications can occur. After having your third molars extracted, it is important to observe your symptoms. If you experience any signs of trouble when recovering from wisdom tooth removal, contact your oral […]

Oral Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Although oral surgery isn’t usually the first line of treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), surgical intervention can provide a highly effective solution. Oral surgeons use various techniques to enlarge the airway, and procedures can involve any of the bones and tissues within the jaw, mouth, throat and nose. In some cases, surgical treatment can […]

The Case For & Against Teeth-in-a-Day Dental Implants

Teeth-in-a-day dental implants speed up the process of replacing missing teeth, giving you an immediate fix for the gaps in your smile. The traditional procedure for placing implanted teeth, on the other hand, involves multiple appointments over the course of several months. As you weigh your dental implant treatment options, we recommend seeking the opinion […]

Is a Friend Having Oral Surgery? 6 Practical Ways You Can Help

For some people, recovering from oral surgery is easy. Others, however, could use a bit of help. If a friend or loved one has an upcoming surgical procedure, you may want to provide the care and assistance they need. But wanting to help and knowing what to do are two different things. For practical ways to […]

Did Your Dental Implant Fall Out?

Can a dental implant fall out? Every now and then, oral surgeons get calls from distressed patients who report that one of their dental implants fell out. And in almost every case, this isn’t actually what happened. While the titanium implant post can fail, this rarely occurs — and it’s particularly unlikely if an experienced, highly skilled oral surgeon […]

Anesthesia for Dental Implant Surgery

The type of anesthesia used for dental implant surgery depends upon the number of implanted teeth you’re having placed, your level of anxiety and your overall health. When you come in for a dental implant consultation, your oral surgeon will review your options and help you decide upon the best approach to keep you relaxed […]