Tips for Your New Dental Implants

When dental implants first came into use in the oral healthcare industry, over 2 decades ago they were primarily used to replace only one missing tooth. Over the years, dental implant technology and techniques have continued to evolve. Now dental implants can also be used to anchor a bridge to replace multiple missing teeth. While… Read more »

Aftercare Tips for a Speedy Recovery from Bone Graft Surgery

A bone graft procedure restores structure in your jaw. Most of the time your dentist will recommend the graft as preparation for receiving dentures, a partial or to make sure there’s enough structure to securely anchor a dental implant. There are a few aftercare tips to keep in mind for speedy recovery after receiving the… Read more »

Why We Remove Wisdom Teeth

Your wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) often require removal because they cause many dental problems because they do not fit in the mouth. We extract wisdom teeth from your jaw in order to protect you from: Cavities and Periodontal Disease: Often the wisdom teeth only partially erupt, which means that they easily trap… Read more »

Common Dental Procedures and Dental Anxiety

Common dental procedures can trigger stress and anxiety in some people. This condition, known as dental anxiety, is a recognized psychological issues that your dentist and hygienist are trained to help you manage. Providing you with comfortable, quality care is very important to us. If you have issues with dental anxiety, please feel free to… Read more »

Gum Surgery Recovery Tips

Mindful preparation and thoughtful aftercare increase your chances for speedy recovery after gum surgery. Before the procedure you should let the oral surgeon know about any medications you are taking or medical conditions at the initial appointment. Gum surgery often requires deep sedation for your comfort. You will need to arrange to have a friend… Read more »

Bone Graft Surgical Procedure

There are several different things that can cause a loss of bone material in your jaw. Advanced periodontitis, fractures that require extraction and severe tooth decay can compromise your dentist’s ability to anchor an abutment or crown. In a situation like this your dentist might recommend that you have a bone graft surgical procedure to… Read more »

Preparation and Recovery after Having Multiple Teeth Extracted

Advanced tooth decay, injuries and advanced gum disease has the potential to damage multiple teeth. In some cases it might require a partial or dentures in order to give you back the full function of your mouth. Your dentist or periodontist might recommend having these teeth extracted and some of the others around them extracted… Read more »

Preparation and Aftercare for Wisdom Tooth Extraction

How your wisdom teeth are coming in and the potential problems they might cause will go a long way in determining the extraction procedure your dentist recommends. If all of your wisdom teeth have emerged from the gums without issue, your dentist might be able to remove them in a single office visit. If your… Read more »

Do I Need a Bone Graft?

There are several reasons why you might need a bone graft in advance of a dental implant procedure. Advanced periodontal disease and some tooth extraction procedures can cause a loss of material in the bones that anchor your teeth in place. While dental implants are a common possible solution to replace lost teeth, they will… Read more »

Understanding Periodontal Surgery

Plainly put periodontitis is the more advanced stage of gingivitis and it can have very serious implications to your long term oral health as well as other medical conditions. Over time plaque buildup develops into tartar. Once this starts the chances increase that your gum tissue will start to pull back from your teeth. This… Read more »