Category Archives: Oral Surgery

What You Need to Know about Bone Grafting and Dental Implants

What You Need to Know about Bone Grafting and Dental Implants

Caring for your teeth by maintaining a proper oral hygiene regimen is key to preserving your smile. That said, accidents can happen. There are many reasons a person might lose a tooth at some point in life. This is true even if you make every attempt to guard against decay and gum disease. Luckily, losing… Continue Reading

How to Reduce Pain after Oral Surgery

How to Reduce Pain after Oral Surgery

Though you may fear the thought of oral surgery and the recovery process, it doesn’t always involve great amounts of discomfort. Qualified oral surgeons leverage advanced tools and techniques to minimize any pain during and after the procedure. Sometimes oral surgeons prescribe opioid pain medication to help during the recovery period. However, some patients worry… Continue Reading

Spotlight on the Benefits of TMD Surgery

Spotlight on the Benefits of TMD Surgery

Do you ever notice pain or discomfort around your jaw, particularly when undertaking activities that involve opening your mouth wide, such as eating or speaking loudly? Do you find it difficult to open your mouth wide at all? Does it sometimes feel like your jaw is “stuck” in a given position? Perhaps you notice clicking… Continue Reading

Protecting Dental Implants: What You Need to Know

Protecting Dental Implants: What You Need to Know

When people lose one or more teeth, they may have several options to choose from in the form of artificial replacements. One of the most popular choices is dental implants. Because implants look and function just like natural teeth, they can serve as truly permanent substitutes. That said, you still need to be vigilant about… Continue Reading

Major Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Extraction: What You Need to Know

Major Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Extraction: What You Need to Know

Your wisdom teeth are the back molars that erupt later in life than most other adult teeth. That’s how they get their name—they come in when you’re older and “wiser.” Unfortunately, by the time the wisdom teeth erupt, the other adult teeth may be taking up too much space for them to grow in normally.… Continue Reading

How to Reduce Your Anxiety about Wisdom Teeth Removal

How to Reduce Your Anxiety about Wisdom Teeth Removal

Many people feel anxious when told they need to have their wisdom teeth removed. While advanced techniques and tools make it possible for oral surgeons to minimize patients’ discomfort during and after the procedure, it’s understandable that many people still worry in the weeks and days leading up to their appointments. This could be particularly… Continue Reading

These Are 5 Important Ways Jaw Surgery Can Help You

These Are 5 Important Ways Jaw Surgery Can Help You

When most people are asked to think of the types of treatments and procedures an oral surgeon offers, they’ll typically reply with answers like “wisdom teeth extraction” or “dental implant treatment.” While these are common procedures oral surgeons specialize in, they are by no means the only treatments these professionals offer. An overlooked procedure that… Continue Reading

Are Dental Implants the Best Option? What You Need to Know

Are Dental Implants the Best Option? What You Need to Know

Tooth loss can happen to anyone. This is true even if you are vigilant about brushing and flossing your teeth every day. Although staying on top of your dental hygiene can go a long way towards protecting your teeth, there are simply some factors you have no control over. For instance, you may not be… Continue Reading

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Get a Dental Implant: What You Need to Know

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Get a Dental Implant: What You Need to Know

There are many reasons why you might lose a tooth during your lifetime. Even people who are vigilant about their oral health can lose teeth in accidents or other unexpected circumstances. That doesn’t mean they have to live with a compromised smile. In many cases, an oral surgeon can provide such individuals with dental implants.… Continue Reading

This Is What You Need to Know about How Oral Surgeons Reduce Opioid Prescriptions

This Is What You Need to Know about How Oral Surgeons Reduce Opioid Prescriptions

Oral surgeons want their patients to remain well long after they’ve undergone treatment. Beyond performing the surgery correctly to avoid complications, this involves only prescribing pain medication when necessary, and only in the appropriate amounts. It’s well known that these medications can be habit-forming, and no oral surgeon wants his or her patients to struggle… Continue Reading