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. [...]

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 [...]

When Should I Get Checked for Oral Cancer?


An oral cancer screening is when your doctor or dentist thoroughly examines the oral cavity for signs of cancerous or precancerous conditions that might be present in the mouth. Oral cancer screenings serve the purpose of identifying oral cancer early enough that is able to be treated and likely cured. Your dentist most likely [...]

Using Paraffin Wax for Dental Emergencies


Chances are that you have a few basic medical supplies on hand in case of an emergency, such as anti-bacterial ointment and bandages.  But did you know that dental emergencies are relatively common as well? You may have some supplies in your medicine cabinet, such as cotton balls, cotton swabs, floss and small tweezers.  [...]