Who Discovered Anesthesia?

 

Who Discovered Anesthesia?

In a previous post, we explored what oral surgery was like in the times before the invention of anesthesia. But how was it discovered and by whom? Dr. William Morton Although he was never officially rewarded or awarded for his contribution to dentistry, Dr. William Morton is attributed with the initial discovering of general anesthesia […]

Oral Surgery Before the Invention of Anesthesia

Two things that many people too easily take for granted are teeth and anesthesia. In modern times, most people are used to the concept of anesthesia; it’s something that’s always been readily available for them. And for people with regularly healthy teeth, they don’t have to think about how much pain can be involved when […]

What to Ask Your Oral Surgeon Before Wisdom Tooth Extraction

As one of the most commonly performed oral surgeries, wisdom tooth extraction can be anxiety inducing for someone who has never had surgery before. Understanding the procedure and knowing how to prepare yourself, both mentally and physically can help calm your nerves and make the experience as smooth and easy as possible. Questions to Ask […]

Is There an Age Restriction for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the best option for anyone who wishes to replace missing teeth because they truly are the closest thing to natural teeth. The dental implant procedure is the only tooth replacement option that does not disrupt a person’s existing teeth and facial structure, but instead, it allows the patient to eat, speak, laugh, […]

Do Not Take Facial Injury Lightly

Facial trauma includes any injury to the mouth, face or jaw. Such injuries can be very serious; therefore, it is crucial that any injury to this area be properly addressed. An experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon can appropriately treat and surgically repair the many types of facial trauma. Facial trauma includes: Facial lacerations Oral lacerations […]

Do You Grind Your Teeth at Night?

Because teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) often occurs during sleep, many people are completely unaware of their nighttime tendency. However, there are some common symptoms that will indicate if you grind your teeth at night. Bruxism can potentially lead to serious problems. Therefore, it is important to recognize if you grind your teeth. If […]

Calcium-Rich Foods

Many people may not consider it, but calcium is vital to oral health, and calcium-rich foods can better ensure your teeth a lifetime of chewing and chomping. Calcium helps to strengthen your jaws and teeth as well as keep the enamel strong and healthy. Calcium is especially important for children since their teeth are developing […]

Signs You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Most of the time, there are no noticeable signs that your wisdom teeth need to be extracted. Rather it’s your dentist who decides that your wisdom teeth may cause future health problems. When you visit your dentist, he or she will take an X-ray of your teeth to look for possible signs of decay and […]

How Long Does It Take to Get a Dental Implant?

Normally, the process for getting a dental implant can last anywhere between six to eight months and requires two surgical procedures. In the initial surgical appointment, a tooth root implant made of titanium is gently placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. The procedure can be done using either local anesthesia or general […]