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….

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…

Will dental implants affect the natural, adjacent teeth?

Dental implants are a great way to address tooth loss without the need for altering neighboring structures in the mouth—especially existing healthy teeth. Ideal for the replacement of a single tooth, placing an implant involves minor dental surgery where our oral surgeon embeds a metal post into the jawbone. This post will serve the same…

Ask About Your Dental Surgeon’s In-Depth Anesthesia Certification

When it comes to dental surgery, sedation is sometimes given as a way to improve patient care and comfort. Our oral surgeon offers varying levels of sedation, including IV sedation, and has advanced training and experience to administer sedatives intravenously. If you have phobias or anxiety about dental surgery or want to ensure that you…

The Influence of Your Oral Health on Your General Health

Dental professionals have suspected that oral health and general health are interlinked for hundreds of years, but it has not been until the last couple decades that research has showed concrete evidence that oral health and overall well-being are truly connected. Recently, a study was conducted examining the pathogens found in gum tissue among patients…

Improve Your Chances of a Successful Dental Implant Recovery

Receiving dental implants is a life-changing experience. These durable replacement teeth improve appearance and restore oral function. You might be wondering what to do after your dental surgery to increase the success rate of your dental implants. There are a few things you can do and abstain from to promote a speedy and successful recovery….

What does a dental implant procedure involve?

Dental implants can replicate the structure of a natural tooth, and the devices tend to be quite durable and stable in comparison to other tooth replacement options. When pursuing this treatment, it’s important for patients to know what to expect in terms of the implant placement surgery and follow-up care and maintenance afterward. Dental surgery…

When is Tooth Extraction Recommended?

As one of the most common types of dental surgery, tooth extractions are sometimes necessary to preserve oral health and prevent the development of painful and destructive conditions. Extractions may be necessary if teeth are badly diseased, injured, or impacted in the gum tissue. If your dentist or oral surgeon has recommended a tooth extraction,…

Tips to Prevent Tooth Injuries

While it is true that accidents can happen, our oral surgeon strongly encourages patients to take precautionary measures to protect teeth and gums. Traumatic tooth injuries often require corrective dental surgery or the need for replacement teeth such as implants. Unlike bone or connective tissue, a tooth cannot self-repair. When a tooth is injured, professional…

3D Imaging Technology Can Enhance Patient Care

In the past, planning for dental surgery required an oral surgeon to rely on a two-dimensional image of a patient’s facial bone structure obtained through a traditional x-ray. This did not create an ideal scenario for treatment planning, and oral surgeons often encountered some unexpected aspects of the surgical site, which required adjustments mid-procedure. Now,…