What Happens During a Wisdom Teeth Extraction

As you probably know, many people have their wisdom teeth removed—but do you ever wonder why? While not everyone’s wisdom teeth need to be removed, wisdom teeth can cause several serious problems. Because your wisdom teeth are the last to come in—usually erupting when you’re around twenty years old—your other teeth could also be affected…. Read more »

A Bone Graft May Be Needed Before a Dental Implant Restoration

In many cases when a tooth is lost, it also compromises the health or integrity of the surrounding bone tissues. This can make it difficult to successfully replace the tooth with a dental restoration like a dental implant. To address an issue like this, your dentist, Dr. , can install a bone graft. This additional… Read more »

What Is a Sinus Lift?

At our oral and maxillofacial surgical practice, Dr. and our team are pleased to offer sinus lifts for our patients in , . A sinus lift is performed if there is a loss of bone in your upper jaw. For example, if the height of the bone is not the right size, or if your sinuses are… Read more »

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Is a Wise Preventative Measure

Third molars, more commonly known as wisdom teeth, are vestigial remnants from a time in ancient history when our ancestors survived on a diet of tough foods. In modern times, these teeth, lurking deep in the gums at the back of your mouth, have become more of a nuisance. In fact, they can even lead… Read more »

What to Do If Your Canine Teeth Are Impacted

Have you every had a tooth erupt in the wrong place? While not uncommon, this impaction does require treatment. If teeth erupt in the wrong place or at the wrong time, it can affect your whole mouth. With an impacted tooth, the tooth doesn’t break through your gums. Since it is trapped inside the gum… Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Often Need to Be Extracted to Prevent Complications

Third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, are essentially vestigial teeth lingering deep within the gums in the back of the mouth. In late adolescence, they can start to move and attempt to emerge. This can be an uncomfortable or even painful experience. Early symptoms might include a feeling of pressure or pain deep in… Read more »

How a Bone Graft fixes a bad Jawbone

When your jawbone suffers from any sort of decay or trauma, it decreases the strength and health of your jaw. If your jaw isn’t healthy, it can have a pretty negative effect on your oral health, and could prevent you from getting dental implants if you need teeth replaced. If your jawbone does have any… Read more »

The Dangers of Wisdom Teeth

The last set of molars in the mouth, called wisdom teeth, are troublesome. They are left over from a far off period of our history when our foods were tougher to eat and difficult to digest, so we don’t really need them anymore. On top of that, our mouths have changed shape, so if the… Read more »

Basic Tips and Considerations for a Speedy Recovery After a Bone Graft Treatment

Having a bone graft installed into your jaw is often the first step in the process of restoring a missing tooth. This special treatment will restore sufficient structure in the area so you can mount a dental implant. When you meet with your oral surgeon for the initial consultation, you should let them know about… Read more »

Did You Receive an Oral Surgery Treatment? If So, Here Are Your Recovery Tips

If you have recently undergone oral surgery, then it’s very important to properly recover. If you take the healing period seriously and take good care of your smile, you will have a pristine oral health and a top-notch smile. So, to help you completely recover following oral surgery in , , please use these recovery… Read more »