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Assessing the Risks of Dental Implants


If you’ve experienced the unfortunate circumstance of losing a tooth, there has never been a better time to have it replaced. Dental implants are as close to restoring your lost tooth in terms of look, feel, fit and function you can get. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are less likely to lead to bone [...]

Examining Dental Bone Grafts and Dental Implants


What is a Bone Graft? Bone grafting is a very applicable medical technique for several specialties. When a bone or piece of bone is fractured or unstable, there is potential for complex health risks to arise in a patient. With a bone graft, bone is taken to replace or provide support to the afflicted area. [...]

20 Surprising Facts About Teeth


What You Never Knew About Teeth and Dentistry Think you know teeth? Here are 20 different quick, fun, and downright weird pieces of toothy trivia. Fast Facts About Teeth Past surveys by the American Academy of Periodontology indicate that around half of people notice a person’s smile before anything else. Your tooth enamel is the [...]

The Benefits of All-On-4 Dental Implants


When you are deciding whether you want to replace lost teeth using implants or dentures, there are a few things you should keep in mind.  Implants come in a few varieties, including all-on-4 implants.  Although implants are more expensive than dentures, they do have a number of benefits. What are All-on-4 Implants? A dental [...]

Foods to Avoid with When You Have TMJ


Your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the hinge at which your upper and lower jaws meet. It allows you to open your mouth wide and move your lower jaw from side to side. It also enables you to eat and speak. When the joint becomes inflamed and irritated, an issue known as temporomandibular disorder [...]

How Surgery Can Improve the Fit of Dentures


When you lose your teeth, replacing them can keep your life normal, allowing you to maintain your ability to eat and speak properly. Dentures are a common choice for replacing several teeth (a partial denture) or a whole bridge (full dentures). While they are custom made from impressions of your mouth following tooth extraction, [...]

How an Oral Surgeon Can Help with Snoring


Do you snore? Snoring is often made to be funny, but the truth is that snoring could actually point to something more serious: obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which your airway becomes blocked by excess tissue while you sleep. For many, sleep apnea can be controlled by special devices [...]

Reducing Swelling after Oral Surgery


Swelling is a common occurrence following oral surgery. Generally, the more extensive the surgery, the more swelling you will experience. Swelling can be uncomfortable and usually peaks about two to three days following a procedure. You can’t prevent it, but there are things you can do to reduce it after undergoing an oral surgery [...]

Dealing With Jaw Sensitivity to Hot and Cold


Have you noticed that your jaw and teeth are increasingly more sensitive to cold and hot? Maybe it is that you took a swig of a cold glass of tea and winced as your jaw began throbbing in pain; or perhaps you inhaled deep on a brutally cold winter’s day and winced as it [...]