3D Imaging Technology Can Enhance Patient Care


What to Expect During Your Oral Surgery Consultation

Do you have an upcoming appointment scheduled with our oral surgeon? Perhaps you are exploring your treatment options for tooth loss or jaw surgery? An oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) provides numerous treatments and services that help increase oral function and improve quality of life. If you have an upcoming appointment scheduled, following are some […]

All on 4: Why don’t I get my permanent teeth the same day as implants are placed?

All on 4 is a wonderful tooth replacement method for edentulous or soon-to-be edentulous patients. This tooth replacement method involves anchoring full dentures to dental implants to increase oral function and protect bone health. Receiving All on 4 is a process and it is broken into two steps. First, the dental implants are embedded into […]

I don’t snore: Could I still have sleep apnea?

Although loud snoring can be a hallmark of sleep apnea – the condition in which people stop breathing for short periods repeatedly while they are asleep – the absence of that symptom doesn’t necessarily mean that a patient doesn’t have sleep apnea. This condition is defined by the apneic episodes, which can occur when soft tissues […]

Will I still be able to eat my favorite foods with All on 4 Dentures?

Patients who have lost all of their teeth often are concerned about how well they’ll be able to chew their favorite foods after their smiles are restored. Many conventional denture wearers find that their new smiles fall far short of matching the chewing function of their biological smiles. However, a more structurally complete option known […]

Nail Biting May Lead to TMJ Issues

Patients who bite their nails may think it’s just a harmless habit, but it could be causing significant oral health problems, such as damaged teeth and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Whenever you use your teeth and jaws for a function for which they are not intended, you can cause harm. Biting your teeth places unusual […]

Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Obstructive sleep apnea can interfere with your ability to get a full night of restful sleep because the frequent brief pauses in breathing disrupts your sleep, even if you’re not aware they’re happening. If you are experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea, such as daytime drowsiness, loud snoring or frequent sore throats or headaches upon waking, […]

Treatment Options for TMJ Disorder

Patients who have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder often experience unpleasant symptoms, including jaw discomfort or facial or ear pain, as well as difficulty chewing or clicking, popping or locking of the jaw. Fortunately, it is possible to effectively treat a TMJ disorder and eliminate those symptoms. The first step in getting treatment is to […]

History of Dental Implants

You may be aware that dental implants are a state-of-the-art solution for tooth loss, but did you realize that ancient civilizations experimented with this technology, too? Groups including the Mayans, the Egyptians and the Chinese made numerous attempts to identify the ideal tooth replacement, with varying degrees of success in their results. However, the modern […]

How Untreated Sleep Apnea Affects Your Health

Sleep apnea is an insidious health condition that can be difficult to detect because it occurs when a person is resting. An abundance of research has been devoted to the health effects of sleep apnea in recent years. Some of this research has shown that sleep apnea can weaken the cardiovascular system, affect pulmonary function, […]

Wisdom Teeth Extraction: What to Expect During the Recovery Process

Are you having your wisdom teeth removed? Having your wisdom teeth extracted is a great investment in your quality of life and oral health. Wisdom teeth (third molars) are associated with a number of oral health issues when they are retained. This is because they typically do not erupt like other teeth because they do […]