Archive for March, 2019

How Long Does Getting Dental Implants Take?

Although dental implants can last a lifetime, getting implanted teeth won’t take much time out of your busy life. Worst case, you’ll likely only need three or four appointments. But for many patients, it’s possible to complete the procedure in a single day. The Dental Implant Process The first step to getting implanted teeth is […]

Is Oral Surgery Sedation Safe for Kids?

If your child needs oral surgery, sedation will likely be necessary. With children, sedation serves several purposes — it not only relieves pain and eases anxiety, but also tempers their behavior to enable the safe completion of a surgical procedure. But for parents, the thought of sedating a child can be downright unnerving. You’ll be […]

What Is a Dental Bone Graft?

Your oral surgeon may recommend a dental bone graft if X-rays reveal bone loss in the jaw, also known as jawbone atrophy. Grafting is a simple in-office procedure that takes little time and comes with several benefits. The surgery works to stimulate jawbone growth, which helps you keep a strong, healthy smile and maintain your […]

Jaw Dislocation and the Risk of TMJ Disorder

Jaw dislocation is an injury to one or both the temporomandibular joints that attach the lower jawbone to the skull. If you dislocate your jaw, you’ll have facial pain, your bite will be misaligned and you may not be able to close your mouth. An experienced oral surgeon can correct the problem, but you may […]

Dental Implant Surgery Helps Prevent Future Tooth Loss

Dental implant surgery is the optimal solution for tooth loss. Implanted teeth are nearly identical to natural teeth, and they’re permanent. With proper care, they should never require replacement. What you may not realize about dental implant surgery is that it also helps ward off future tooth loss. How can replacing one missing tooth prevent […]

Get the Facts About Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery can solve many mouth- and jaw-related issues, leaving you with a strong, healthy smile. The idea of surgical treatment can seem daunting, and many patients put off procedures that could improve their quality of life. If you have problems with your mouth or jaws, consulting with an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon […]

Don’t Ignore the Snore: Sleep Apnea Poses a Serious Health Threat

Did you know that snoring is the most common warning sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? Sometimes snoring is a simple annoyance, nothing more than a consequence of having a deviated septum, enlarged tonsils or another anatomical issue in the nose or throat. Snoring can also be related to aging, respiratory illness, excess weight or […]

How to Deal with Wisdom Tooth Extraction Anxiety

Few patients look forward to wisdom tooth extraction. But for some, the idea of having this procedure can generate severe fear and anxiety. If you’re worried about your upcoming tooth extraction, it’s important for you to know that this reaction is normal. Following our helpful tips can help curb your anxiety about having your wisdom […]