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How Many Teeth Can be Extracted at Once?

A tooth extraction is a procedure that occurs when teeth need to be pulled due to decay or other complications such as disease, trauma, or crowding.  Extracting one tooth is a common dental procedure, but occasionally more than one tooth may need to be pulled. Understanding the Procedure The procedure for extracting multiple teeth at […]

What Health Problems Can Result in Bad Teeth?

Routine dental exams check your teeth and mouth, but your dentist also checks for other health problems that could be contributing to bad oral health. Your oral health says a lot about what’s going on in the rest of your body, so if you have problems with your teeth it could be a sign of […]

What Types of Floss are Better for Tender Gums?

Most adults experience bleeding and sensitivity occasionally when flossing teeth. But did you know that some types of floss can be abrasive? When it comes to tender gums, choosing the right dental floss can decrease pain and lead to a healthier, happier mouth. Why Floss? Oftentimes people balk at the idea of not brushing their […]

Can I Drive After a Tooth Extraction Without Sedation?

Medical procedures come with their share of questions in order to plan ahead, and the same is true for getting a tooth extraction without sedation. Do I need to take time off of work or school? How long will the procedure take? Can I drive myself to and from the appointment? The answer to whether […]

Are You Sedated When Putting in Dental Implants?

Whether you’ve lost a tooth from an accident, tooth decay or just time, putting in dental implants can help restore your smile. Dental implants aren’t only good for appearances, though. They also help maintain healthy gums and teeth, and help prevent problems that can arise from having missing teeth over time. Sedation and Dental Implants […]

What Foods Should I Avoid After Oral Surgery?

It can be painful to even open your mouth after oral surgery, let alone chow down on a tough steak. Take extreme caution when choosing what to eat.

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Whether you are in need of corrective jaw surgery, dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, or something else, the expert team at Oral & Facial Surgery of Utah is prepared to meet your oral healthcare needs. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Partridge and Dr. Maxfield have extensive experience treating a wide variety of mouth, teeth, […]

Does Weight Affect Your Chances of Developing Sleep Apnea?

When it comes to weight and developing sleep apnea, it’s like a vicious cycle. Sadly, excess weight can cause sleep apnea. Likewise, disrupted sleep caused by sleep apnea can lead to weight gain.

What Materials Make up Dental Implants?

One of the greatest advances to modern dentistry in recent years is the development of dental implants. If you have gaps in your smile from missing teeth, have an accident that knocks teeth out, or have had to have teeth pulled, these implants might be right for you. But what materials make up the implants […]

Tips to Reduce Fear at the Dentist

If you find yourself dealing with intense anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist, here are four common tips to help ease your tension and fear.