Do you experience facial pain? Perhaps your jaw feels tight or makes popping sounds when you open and close your mouth. These symptoms are common side effects of TMJ dysfunction. This condition causes noticeable reduction in oral function along with discomfort in the form of headaches and orofacial pain. Patients with damaged or overworked TMJs […]

Experiencing Tooth Loss? 3 Effects Missing Teeth Have on Your Dental Health

Have you lost teeth? Did you know that tooth loss could have devastating effects on your dental health and wellbeing? Teeth are an important part of our daily lives. They are also an integral part of the oral health system. Since tooth loss has far-reaching effects on oral health and one’s wellbeing, dental health professionals […]

I’m considering dental implants, what questions should I ask my oral surgeon?

Have you suffered from tooth loss? Are you reviewing your tooth replacement options? One of your treatment options is dental implants. These are durable and long-lasting prosthetics that replace a tooth’s root system so that lifelike restorations such as dental crowns can be supported beneath the surface of the gum line. By replacing the roots […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal: Reduce the Risk of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is a major threat to your oral health. When periodontal (gum) diseases progresses undiagnosed and untreated, it can destroy the entire oral health system by causing a systemic oral infection, bone loss, and tooth loss. Gum disease isn’t just destructive; it is common. In fact, about 80% of adults will develop some form […]

Oral Surgery: Understanding Your Sedation Options

Do you have an upcoming oral surgery? Perhaps you are visiting our oral surgeon for a consultation on dental implants, TMJ treatment, bone grafting, wisdom teeth extractions, or jaw surgery. If you have an upcoming consultation or oral surgery, you probably have questions about how you will feel during and after your procedure. Sedation is […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal: What are post-extraction considerations?

Wisdom teeth extractions are routine procedures and the most commonly performed oral surgery. However, like any type of surgery, this treatment is associated with certain post-operative risks. Here are a number of post-extraction considerations for wisdom teeth removal. Prevent post-operative complications: Dry sockets and infection are the most significant risks following wisdom teeth removal, but […]

Training and Education Received by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

In order to safely and effectively perform oral surgery procedures such as wisdom tooth extraction, dental implant placement and corrective jaw surgery, an oral surgeon must complete a thorough educational regimen that includes both dental school and a post-graduate residency in the specialty. Some surgeons may also to pursue medical doctor degrees to further refine […]

What is Orthognathic Surgery?

Defects in the jaw can affect the appearance of your smile just as much as crooked teeth do, and malocclusions can limit your ability to chew or speak properly. Orthognathic surgery is one intervention that may be used to correct such issues and bring the jaws into proper alignment. Orthognathic surgery is a category of […]

What is orofacial pain and how can it be treated?

Orofacial pain can be very debilitating. This type of pain can affect a person’s everyday life. It also affects one’s ability to enjoy smooth and comfortable oral function. Orofacial pain can originate from different sources and conditions, and its symptoms include any type of discomfort that involves the oral cavity and face. Treating orofacial pain […]

4 Things You May Not Know About Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most popular prosthetics used to address tooth loss. Even though dental implants are very popular, many people have questions about them. From their construction to how they work, here are four little known facts about dental implants. Long Lasting Stabilized dental implants can last for decades, if not the […]