The Importance of Extracting Wisdom Teeth

 

The Importance of Extracting Wisdom Teeth

Your dental provider takes tooth extractions very seriously and will never advise you have this procedure done unless your dental health will be improved. Third molars (wisdom teeth) usually erupt late in the teen years, and very often, the lack of jaw space can impact wisdom teeth coming in. If this should occur, oral surgery […]

Options to Restore Oral Function after Facial Trauma

Facial trauma can significantly damage various oral tissues, including bone, muscles, tendons and gum tissue and other soft tissue. If the injury is severe enough, your oral functioning may be compromised. If you seek treatment promptly, you may be able to fully restore your smile’s form and function following facial trauma. Patients who have suffered […]

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 […]

Tips to Prepare for Your Oral Surgery Procedure

Do you have an upcoming oral surgery procedure? Are you wondering what you can do to prepare for your treatment? Preparing for your procedure and anticipating your needs during recovery is a wise move to make. Our practice believes in patient empowerment and education; and because of this, our staff will gladly answer your questions […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ask About your Oral Surgeon’s In-Depth Anesthesia Certification

Sometimes oral surgery requires sedation, and patients with anxiety or those receiving lengthy treatment benefit from varying levels of sedative medication. Our practice offers a number of treatments including the placement of dental implants, corrective and reconstructive jaw surgery, and soft tissue reconstruction. An oral surgeon is a specialist that has a standard dental degree […]

Oral Surgery: What are my financing options?

Concerns over the costs associated with oral surgery can tempt some patients to delay treatment. Unfortunately, doing so can create problems that are more difficult – and more expensive – to treat in the long run. Your oral surgeon or other members of the team can discuss this topic with you at your initial consultation […]

How to Prepare for IV Sedation Surgery

Many oral surgeries require a sedation method in order to make a patient feel as comfortable as possible during the procedure. Austin Oral Surgery offers four different sedation methods, two of which are administered through an IV. Sedation methods that are administered through an IV require a patient to prepare a little more than the […]

Tips for Handling an Avulsed Tooth

Although tooth avulsion may seem scary or bloody on the scene, getting your teeth knocked out is not the end of the world. Knocking out a tooth is not uncommon for those who live an active lifestyle, such as athletes. Oral health care professionals are sometimes able to re-implant avulsed teeth, if the conditions are […]