The Facts About Wisdom Teeth Removal

Has your dentist recommended that you have your wisdom teeth extracted by an oral surgeon? Having your wisdom teeth removed is one of the best decisions you can make for your oral health – especially when you look at your health from the perspective of a lifetime. Retaining wisdom teeth greatly increases a person’s risks…

Wisdom Teeth Pain: It’s Not Your Average Toothache

Some toothaches are caused by conditions that can be treated relatively easily, such as tooth sensitivity or decay that can be addressed with a small filling. However, if you are experiencing discomfort at the rear of your jaw, it may be due to impacted wisdom teeth. Patients who have this symptom and have not yet…

Health Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Bacteria can easily collect in the vicinity of impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth because it’s the hardest part of the smile to reach with your toothbrush. Patients may not realize that the bacteria from abscesses or infections in or near those impacted wisdom teeth can spread throughout the body and cause a systemic infection….

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…