Category Archives: Procedures

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

Overlooked TMD Disorder Symptoms: What You Need to Know

Overlooked TMD Disorder Symptoms: What You Need to Know

Your temporomandibular joint plays an important role in your daily life, even if you don’t know what it is. This joint connects your jaw to key areas of your skull, allowing you to perform such basic daily activities as chewing and talking. However, disorders can impact this joint’s function. This is called a TMD disorder… 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

Lost a Tooth? Here’s What You Need to Know about Saving It

Lost a Tooth? Here’s What You Need to Know about Saving It

You know it’s important to practice proper oral hygiene if you want to keep all your teeth. Brushing and flossing on a daily basis can help remove bacteria that would otherwise damage your dental tissues. That said, no matter how vigilant you are about maintaining your oral health, it is still possible to lose teeth… 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

Common Causes of Tooth Loss – What You Need to Know

Common Causes of Tooth Loss – What You Need to Know

Anyone can lose a tooth, for a wide range of potential reasons. Fortunately, oral surgeons can often restore a patient’s smile with dental implants. These false teeth are designed to look and function just like real teeth. They’re custom-made for each patient, so the implants blend in naturally. Best of all, dental implants are long-lasting—with… Continue Reading

Are You Worried about Oral Surgery? These Easy Tips Will Help

Are You Worried about Oral Surgery? These Easy Tips Will Help

Patients who must undergo oral surgery can be anxious in the days and weeks before the procedure. This is an understandable reaction and quite common. While it’s important to know that modern techniques and safety standards allow oral surgeons to offer safe, comfortable treatment, it’s still natural for some people to experience concern. However, this… Continue Reading

Questions to Ask Your Oral Surgeon – What You Need to Know

Questions to Ask Your Oral Surgeon – What You Need to Know

As with any other medical specialist, you should feel comfortable asking your oral surgeon any and all questions you may have about your treatment. Although there is no reason to feel anxious about receiving oral surgery, understandably, many people do have concerns. Those people also tend to find that they’re much more comfortable with the… Continue Reading

Recovering from Wisdom Teeth Extraction: What You Need to Know

Recovering from Wisdom Teeth Extraction: What You Need to Know

While it’s common to be slightly anxious prior to wisdom teeth extraction, there’s no need to be. Today’s oral surgeons use advanced techniques to minimize any discomfort you may feel during the procedure. With that said, there is typically a brief recovery period, during which you’ll need to follow certain recommendations from your oral surgeon.… Continue Reading