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Common Procedures Offered by Our Oral Surgeons

Patients may need to pursue treatment with an oral surgeon to treat a wide variety of conditions. Here is an overview of the procedures most often performed by our surgeons. Wisdom tooth extraction: This is probably the most common oral surgery procedure we perform, and it may be a patient’s only experience with oral surgery […]

Gum Disease: Are dental implants an option?

In the past, patients with gum disease have not always been candidates for receiving dental implants. This is because a history of gum disease can threaten the stabilization of dental implants by attacking bone tissue. Fortunately, advancements in bone grafting techniques have expanded the number of people who can enjoy successful dental implantation. Bone grafting […]

Jawbone Atrophy After Wearing Dentures: What are my options?

Long-term denture wearers eventually experience the effects of jawbone atrophy, most noticeably a serious decline in the fit of the denture. This phenomenon occurs when the roots of the missing biological teeth are no longer available to stabilize the jawbone, which wears away over time as a result. While conventional dentures can be relined or […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Periodontal Disease

Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person stops breathing for a few seconds at a time repeatedly during sleep because the opening to the airway is briefly obstructed. Although it may not be readily apparent, this condition may actually increase the likelihood that you’ll develop periodontal disease, according to some recent scientific research. […]

Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed before getting Invisalign or Braces?

Patients who are undergoing orthodontic treatment likely will want to pursue wisdom tooth removal at some point to preserve the results of braces or Invisalign. Wisdom teeth are typically removed when they come in misaligned or impacted. Misaligned wisdom teeth can cause other teeth to shift and result in a crooked bite. An impacted tooth […]

Where does bone grafting material for dental implants come from?

Bone grafting can help patients who have experienced bone loss in a location where they’d like to get a dental implant. This procedure can augment the available bone so that the patient has an adequate amount to support osseointegration – the crucial process by which the bone forms the permanent bond with the dental implant. […]

Do all patients need to have their wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom tooth removal has nearly become a rite of passage. It seems like almost every older teenager or young adult has undergone the procedure. Anyone who hasn’t had his or her wisdom teeth removed yet may wonder, though, do all patients need to have a wisdom tooth extraction? The wisdom teeth often become impacted in […]

I’m Postponing Dental Treatment Because It’s Not Bothering Me

It can be tempting to put off your visits to the dentist if you feel like nothing is wrong with your smile. However, it’s important to get routine care so that you can avoid serious problems that might warrant interventions like tooth removal. Your smile benefits from periodic professional cleanings because they can clear away […]

Improve Your Chances for A Successful Dental Implant Recovery

Dental implants have become the go-to method for replacing failing or missing teeth. As the most durable and biocompatible tooth replacement option available, dental implants provide a sturdy base for prosthetics such as dental crowns or bridges that restores oral function and improves appearance. Following your dental implantation procedure with our oral surgeons, it is […]

3D Imaging Technology Can Enhance Patient Care

Strides in medical technology have greatly improved patient care. Advanced imaging technology has applications in the diagnosing, treatment, and management of oral health conditions. When it comes to placing dental implants and developing treatment plans for corrective or reconstructive surgery, our oral surgeons utilize three-dimensional imaging technology to provide precise and customized patient care. How […]