Archive for 2016

What You Should Know About an Apicoectonomy

The last thing you probably want to hear from your dentist is, “Well, it looks like a root canal is in order.” A root canal is one of the most common and effective treatments used today to address infected or badly decayed teeth. Most patients see a positive change almost immediately after the surgery, but […]

What to Consider When Choosing an Oral Surgeon

Finding an oral surgeon doesn’t have to be a complicated process, but you’ll want to conduct research in two basic ways. First, consult with your dentist. They’ll likely have a shortlist of their preferred surgeons in the area or may be able to perform the procedure in-office. Second, spend time online conducting enough research to […]

How to Recover from Wisdom Teeth Removal

If your dentist suggests it’s time to remove your wisdom teeth, don’t worry too much. The recovery timeframe for wisdom tooth surgery is often pretty quick for most individuals. Provided the patient adheres to their dentist’s pre-operative advice, is in general good health at the time of the procedure, and takes care of themselves appropriately […]

What to Ask Your Oral Surgeon During Your Consultation

Even though your oral surgeon will likely provide all of the helpful answers and guidance prior to your actual surgery, it’s helpful to have a list of questions ahead of time. This will ensure that you have a complete and thorough understanding of what is about to happen. Make sure you take the time now […]

8 Signs You May Need Oral Surgery

There are some signs you may need oral surgery that are painfully obvious. For instance, if you are experiencing pain in the gums, teeth, or jaw so bad it is keeping you up at night or preventing you from eating, it is certainly time for a visit to your dentist. If you’re seeing much higher […]

How to Properly Care for Your Dental Implants

In the past, if you experienced dental issues where one or more of your teeth fell out, there were few options available to fully replace those teeth. Until relatively recently, the only choice was to either obtain a bridge, partial dentures, or full set of dentures to address the dental situation. Unfortunately, all of these […]

Your Oral Surgery Preparation Guide

In the past, those with dental pain or abnormalities had to live with the uncomfortable complications or have the damaged teeth pulled. Today, the development of surgical repair and reconstruction techniques allow modern dentists to try to save damaged teeth or correct structural abnormalities. It is important to keep in mind, though, that oral surgeons […]

Understanding Impacted Teeth and When to Extract

As teeth descend through the gums, most of them make it into the awaiting open gap without a problem. If a tooth cannot fit in the given space, however, it may start pushing the adjacent teeth to the side or become impacted. This situation is common while wisdom teeth come in during the early teen […]

Understanding Corrective Facial Surgery

Corrective facial surgery can enhance the quality of life on many fronts, from providing standard usage of the mouth and jaw to dramatically improving physical appearance. Today, there are multiple branches of corrective facial surgery, including corrective jaw surgery or orthognathic surgery, facial trauma surgery and distraction osteogenesis. Some procedures are relatively new while others […]

Implants, Mini-Implants, and Bridges: What’s Right for You?

The field of tooth replacement is now replete with many more options than were available in previous decades. The traditional bridge is still available and utilized, but newer implant technologies present the patient with several advantages worth considering. Implants have evolved significantly over the last quarter century thanks to advances in materials, procedures, and a […]