Wisdom Teeth Extraction: Is It Necessary?

Wisdom teeth usually erupt in the late teen years but can arrive as early as 14 or 15 and as late as 21 years of age. It used to be that shortly after wisdom teeth came in, it was off to have them removed. Fast forward to today and the old ways of thinking have… Read more »

Top Tips to Avoid Dry Socket After a Tooth Extraction

You might have heard some of the horror stories associated with getting a tooth extraction and then developing dry socket. The condition is painful and requires a trip to the dentist to provide relief and placing a medicated ointment to heal the socket; it is also very preventable. In fact, if patients follow some strict… Read more »

Have You Had a Recent Oral Cancer Screening?

Have you had a recent oral cancer screening? 42,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every single year in our country. The good news is that treating oral cancer is much easier if it is found early. That’s why offers oral cancer screenings at every dental checkup. If you find yourself wondering whether you might… Read more »

Rescuing a Knocked-Out Tooth

Dental injuries are always a little scary. However, with the advanced dental technology of this day and age, there are many treatments which that can help you restore your teeth. After you call Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at 918.743.1351 and explain the situation, it’s helpful to carry out the following instructions so you can… Read more »

An Impacted Wisdom Tooth May Need Surgical Extraction

Nature initially intended for wisdom teeth to be included in the human complement of adult teeth. In the ancient past, our ancestors may have used these third molars to process tough foods and roots. However, the modern human mouth typically has little room to house these teeth, which can mean many problems and complications. Wisdom… Read more »

Simple Aftercare Steps Can Help Speed Your Recovery After a Tooth Extraction

Having one or more teeth extracted might be a necessary part of many different treatments. Untreated cavities, severe dental trauma, dental abscesses, impacted wisdom teeth and complications from chronic periodontal disease might all prompt Dr. to recommend an extraction. After your gums have been sutured will likely provide you with a prescription for pain medication…. Read more »

A Tooth Lost to an Untreated Cavity Can Often Be Restored with a Dental Implant

When a small area of tooth enamel is compromised by poor oral hygiene practices, the natural bacteria in your mouth can start to form a cavity. If it isn’t professionally treated, by a dentist the tooth decay can slowly start to penetrate deep into the tooth. As this starts to happen the tooth can start… Read more »

Pain from an Emergent Wisdom Tooth Can Be Alleviated with Extraction

Wisdom teeth start to erupt from the gums late in adolescence at some point after your son or daughter’s permanent molars emerge. As this starts to happen they might feel increased pain and pressure in the back of their mouth. This can also cause a persistent dull ache that feels like it’s in the jaw… Read more »

Why Might You Need a Bone Graft?

Do you suspect that you need a bone graft? Has Dr. suggested that you get one? This means you want to treat the underlying bone of your jaw so oral surgery and dental treatment can be possible. Here are some more specific reasons why we might recommend a bone graft: -It can help heal fractures… Read more »

Dental Implant Benefits that Can Upgrade Your Smile

Dental implants can provide effective tooth replacement for patients who have lost teeth and need to fill the gaps left in their smiles. Because dental implants can fuse directly with the jawbone, they offer a very strong bond that enables the results to be very similar to natural teeth and can prevent the fear of… Read more »