The time has come and you need an oral surgeon. Perhaps your bi-annual dental visit – yes, you’re supposed to go to the dentist twice a year – has revealed a more complicated health issue, such as wisdom teeth needing to be removed. Maybe you experienced facial trauma. Or maybe you need surgery to relieve [...]
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Lehigh Valley parents always have high hopes for their children. They want them to have a fun, memorable childhood and make great, lifelong friends. They want them to do brilliantly in school and find the passions that make them tick. And finally, they want them to grow up to have great careers and build families [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Accidents involving the teeth happen. It could be that you fractured a tooth as a result of a sporting accident or were involved in a motor vehicle or even bicycle accident, however the accident occurred your oral surgeon can help. Cracked or chipped teeth account for the majority of tooth injuries resulting from various [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]