What is bruxism and why does it occur?

Bruxism is a condition in which patients grind or clench their teeth, often during sleep, and they are completely unaware of the problem until they develop symptoms such as muscle strain and pain in the jaw or premature wear and tear on the teeth. Patients may develop bruxism for any number of reasons. Stress is…

Enjoy Natural Looking Results with All-on-Four Implants

One of the most devastating consequences of tooth loss is the negative effects it has on a patient’s smile. Unfortunately, some tooth replacement prosthetics are visibly artificial and do little to restore the patient’s self-esteem along with their smile. Fortunately, dental implants offer a more lifelike solution in both appearance and comfort. Specifically, All-on-Four implants…

The Structure of a Dental Implant

A dental implant is a small cylinder made of biocompatible titanium that replaces the missing root of an absent biological tooth. After an oral surgeon places the dental implant in the patient’s jaw, the bone at the implant site forms a strong bond with the dental implant. As such, dental implants become permanent fixtures in…

Wisdom Teeth Removal: Optimize Whole Body Health

Having impacted wisdom teeth removed will certainly benefit your oral health and your smile’s appearance, but your entire body will gain from the procedure as well. Therefore, it is recommended that patients who still have their wisdom teeth be evaluated by an oral surgeon to see if extraction is indicated. Impacted wisdom teeth are associated…

Dental Implants: An Investment Worth Smiling About

Some patients may have reservations about the initial price tag of dental implants, but ultimately this durable solution for tooth loss can be a worthwhile investment in the long run. When you suffer tooth loss, it’s important to replace your missing tooth or teeth because failing to do so can cause consequences for your oral…

What are the first steps when considering dental implants?

If you have suffered with tooth loss, you might be overwhelmed by what to do next. Tooth loss is a distressing situation but it is important to replace your lost tooth as quickly as possible so that oral function isn’t disrupted and so that your oral health doesn’t suffer. If you have lost one or…

Wisdom Teeth: Should they stay or go?

Have you been told that you need to have your wisdom teeth removed? Perhaps you wonder why they need to be removed at all – especially if you don’t have any noticeable symptoms. Wisdom tooth removal is a very common procedure for young adults. Having your wisdom teeth (third molars) removed can help prevent a…

Will a wisdom tooth abscess go away on its own?

Have you been diagnosed with an abscessed wisdom tooth? Wisdom teeth commonly become abscessed because they do not normally erupt through the gums in healthy positions. An abscess requires quick professional treatment because the tooth that has abscessed needs to be removed through a surgical procedure called an extraction. A tooth, when badly damaged, cannot…

When can I return to work after receiving a dental implant?

Dental implants make for excellent replacement teeth because they are durable, biocompatible, and low maintenance. Receiving a dental implant is an oral surgery but resuming normal daily activities like going to work or school varies from person to person. The nature of your work along with whether strong sedation/analgesics were needed during your procedure will…