Category Archives: Teeth

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

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

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

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

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

This Is What You Need to Know about Caring for Dental Implants

This Is What You Need to Know about Caring for Dental Implants

People who have lost one or more teeth have several options available for replacing them. Many patients select dental implants. Those who decide to go this route should first consult with an oral surgeon, because not everyone is a strong candidate for dental implants. Implants are essentially anchored to the jawbone, and if a patient’s… Continue Reading

The Difference between Oral Surgeons & Dentists: What You Need to Know

The Difference between Oral Surgeons & Dentists: What You Need to Know

Although both specialists play a crucial role in your oral health, an oral surgeon is not a dentist. While a dentist is someone you typically see every six months for a cleaning, as well as for several basic dental care treatments, an oral surgeon is typically someone you’re referred to when you need a treatment… Continue Reading