Is there a cure for sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea, a condition in which patients stop breathing repeatedly for very brief periods of time while a sleep, poses serious health risks. Fortunately, effective treatment is available for this condition. Patients have a number of different options to treat and eliminate the symptoms of their sleep apnea. The first step in getting effective sleep […]

Considering Dentures: What are the first steps?

If you have lost your remaining teeth or had them extracted, you may be wondering what to do next in order to restore a complete smile. You have a number of options for dentures, and it’s important to have all of the accurate information you need to make the right treatment decision for your case. […]

Facial Trauma: Soft Tissue Injuries

When you suffer facial trauma from an accident, sports injury, fall, violence or other reason, you may suffer damage to the soft tissues of your cheeks, gums and tongue, in addition to broken bones, dislodged teeth and other consequences of facial trauma. An oral surgeon can repair all of the injuries listed above and restore […]

Can wisdom teeth cause TMJ disorder?

You may have heard of a friend or acquaintance who noticed symptoms of a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, like jaw pain or clicking, popping or locking of the jaw, shortly after having their wisdom teeth removed by an oral surgeon. Because of the timing of the events, those people may have blamed their TMJ symptoms […]

How Dental Implants Have Revolutionized Treatment for Tooth Loss

Before dental implants, patients had to settle for structurally incomplete prosthetic appliances that looked and felt noticeably artificial. Now that dental implants are an option in a wide variety of scenarios of tooth loss, patients have access to a revolutionary treatment method that dramatically improves on stability and functionality of the smile after tooth loss. […]

Is the All on 4 Procedure New or Experimental?

All on 4 has become a popular method for replacing teeth among edentulous patients. This is because All on 4 improves the look and function of dentures. While this tooth replacement method is relatively new to the public, it is not an experimental procedure. Studies and research have shown that dentures supported by dental implants […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal: Maintain Your Smile and Quality of Life

Did you know that having your wisdom teeth removed could be one of the wisest decisions you can make for your oral health? Retaining your wisdom teeth can cause the development of a number of oral health conditions including abscesses, tooth decay, gum disease, tooth alignment issues, and jaw and oral function problems associated with […]

Do certain health conditions reduce implant success?

Dental implants have become the ideal prosthetic for replacing missing teeth. This is because this tooth replacement method addresses the loss of a tooth’s root structure, which is overlooked by other replacement methods such as bridges and dentures. While dental implants are very durable and resistant to disease, their success can be affected by particular […]

What does the procedure for the placement of All on 4 implants involve?

All on 4 is a tooth replacement method that involves using dental implants to support full dentures. As an effective stabilizer for dentures, dental implants will hold prosthetic teeth in place during oral function so that patients can eat and speak comfortably. Receiving All on 4 is a one-day, outpatient procedure that is not overly […]

The Dental Concerns of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea

Research has shown that there is a correlation between untreated sleep apnea and a host of health problems including oral diseases. When sleep apnea goes undiagnosed and subsequently untreated, patients have a heightened risk for dental conditions like periodontal (gum disease), bruxism, TMJ disorder, and inflammatory responses that can hinder one’s ability to fight infection […]