Celebrate Dental Assistant Recognition All Month Long
added on: March 21, 2017

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… Read More…

Understanding Each Type of Anesthesia
added on: January 30, 2017

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…. Read More…

What You Should Know About an Apicoectonomy
added on: December 13, 2016

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… Read More…

What to Consider When Choosing an Oral Surgeon
added on: November 23, 2016

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… Read More…

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How to Recover from Wisdom Teeth Removal
added on: October 25, 2016

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… Read More…

What to Ask Your Oral Surgeon During Your Consultation
added on: September 27, 2016

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… Read More…

Posted In: Oral Surgery

8 Signs You May Need Oral Surgery
added on: August 17, 2016

There are some signs you may need oral surgery that are painfully obvious. For instance, if you are experiencing pain in the gums, teeth, or jaw so bad it is keeping you up at night or preventing you from eating, it is certainly time for a visit to your dentist…. Read More…

Your Oral Surgery Preparation Guide
added on: June 21, 2016

In the past, those with dental pain or abnormalities had to live with the uncomfortable complications or have the damaged teeth pulled. Today, the development of surgical repair and reconstruction techniques allow modern dentists to try to save damaged teeth or correct structural abnormalities. It is important to keep in… Read More…

Understanding Impacted Teeth and When to Extract
added on: May 10, 2016

As teeth descend through the gums, most of them make it into the awaiting open gap without a problem. If a tooth cannot fit in the given space, however, it may start pushing the adjacent teeth to the side or become impacted. This situation is common while wisdom teeth come… Read More…

Understanding Corrective Facial Surgery
added on: March 29, 2016

Corrective facial surgery can enhance the quality of life on many fronts, from providing standard usage of the mouth and jaw to dramatically improving physical appearance. Today, there are multiple branches of corrective facial surgery, including corrective jaw surgery or orthognathic surgery, facial trauma surgery and distraction osteogenesis. Some procedures… Read More…

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