Aftercare Tips to Help Your Recover After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Having your wisdom teeth extracted is a good preventative measure to help reduce your chances of developing tooth decay or gum disease on those teeth. After the wisdom teeth are extracted, there are a few things to keep in mind for speedy recovery. While your gums are healing, after having your wisdom teeth extracted, you… Read more »

Bone Graft Surgery to Restore Jawbone Structure

A loss of bone material in your jaw can make it hard for you to properly secure your dentures or receive a dental implant. Severe tooth decay, multiple tooth extractions and advanced gum disease can all lead to a reduction in bone structure. In a situation like this your dentist might recommend a bone graft… Read more »

Why You Need To Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed (Even If They Are Impacted)

If you are between the ages of 16 and 24, then you will develop wisdom teeth. These third molars are located in the back of your mouth and they are the last teeth to erupt. You may think that you don’t need to undergo the procedure of wisdom teeth extraction if your teeth are impacted… Read more »

Aftercare Tips for a Speedy Recovery After Gum Surgery

Thoughtful preparation and aftercare greatly increases your chances for speedy recovery after gum surgery. At the initial appointment you should let your oral surgeon know about any medical conditions or medications you are taking. Most people undergoing gum surgery opt for deep sedation for their own comfort. This means you will need to arrange to… Read more »

Bone Graft Procedure Can Restore Lost Structure in your Mouth

There are several things that can cause a loss of bone structure in your jaw. Advanced gum disease, severe tooth decay, deep fractures from injury can all can result in loss of material in the bones that anchor your teeth. Bone grafts are most commonly performed in advance of someone receiving a dental implant. This… Read more »

Preparation and Aftercare Is Important for Gum Surgery Recovery

Being thoroughly prepared for your gum surgery and thoughtful aftercare greatly improve the chances for a successful recovery from gum surgery. During the initial consultation you should let your periodontist know about any medical conditions or medications you are taking at the initial appointment. Most gum surgery procedures require deep sedation to insure your comfort…. Read more »

The Importance of Having Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted

In a certain light wisdom teeth are vestigial remnants of a time in human evolution when our ancient ancestors survived on a diet that was rich with roots and other tough foods. These teeth develop inside the gums along with our permanent teeth. Since there isn’t a lot of available space in the rear of… Read more »

Can a Dental Implant Replace One of My Lost Teeth?

Dental implants have been growing in popularity as a safe and effective solution for replacing a lost tooth. Your dentist or oral surgeon might recommend a bone graft procedure a few months in advance to make sure you have enough structure to anchor your implant firmly. Once it has been established that there is enough… Read more »

FAQs About A Sinus Lift

What is a sinus lift? This is a type of bone grafting procedure that restores lost bone tissue to the upper jaw. It is also known as a sinus graft or a sinus augmentation. Why do I need a sinus lift? If you have had periodontal disease or tooth extractions, you may have suffered from… Read more »

Treating Impacted Canines

When a permanent tooth becomes impacted, it stays under the gum line and does not erupt like it is supposed to. Wisdom teeth often become impacted, and this problem commonly happens to the canine teeth (also known as cuspids or eye teeth) as well. Because the canines are some of the most important teeth for… Read more »