Archive for the ‘ Pennsylvania Oral Surgery ’ Category

Update to Our Patients

To Our Valued Patients and PennDIOS Community: As of May 11, 2020, our offices are open full-time. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety. As a reminder, for all patients—surgical and non-surgical—we offer telemedicine/virtual visits accessible from the comfort and safety of your own home. We […]

Oral Health: Get Your Oral Cancer Screening

Did you know that mouth cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide? The sad truth is that oral cancers are more than twice as common in men as in women, and the fastest growing group of oral cancer patients are young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals. Now is the time to be proactive and get yourself […]

Why You Should Remove Your Wisdom Teeth During Summer

Summertime is that blissful time of year when most people think of nothing but backyard barbecues, pool parties, and family vacations. While dental procedures may be the last thing you associate with this season, summer is a great time to have your procedures scheduled and performed. Let’s review reasons why this might be beneficial for […]

What to Know About Tooth Extraction

A mouth full of missing teeth is a fact of life for kids. Those gap-toothed smiles are as much a rite of passage as anything in the five to ten-year-old age group. But missing teeth is a real-world concern for adults, too. Adults should understand that losing a tooth is a real possibility, and there […]

Celebrate Dental Assistant Recognition All Month Long

Earlier this month, dental offices around the country celebrated Dental Assistant Recognition Week to honor the hard work that dental assistants put in every day. Dental assistants support dentists and oral surgeons, and often prepare patients for surgery or support extensive cleaning routines. Sometimes they take the lead role in routine cleanings, x-rays, and other […]

Understanding Each Type of Anesthesia

The medical community has made great strides in improving pain management practices over the past two hundred years. While dentists and doctors of the 1800s may have once prescribed opium, morphine, cocaine, heroin, and laudanum to numb the pain of surgery, today’s dental patients have much safer and legal options. There has never been a […]

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 […]