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Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Adulthood Might Require Oral Surgery

The average person has four wisdom teeth in the back of their mouth. Most people lack sufficient room for all these vestigial third molars to emerge. Even if you manage to endure the discomfort of the wisdom teeth erupting from your gums, the wisdom teeth will still need special focus in your daily oral hygiene… Read more »

What Benefits Can Bone Grafting Provide?

For some oral health treatments, a strong jawbone is required. However, due to a variety of ailments, your jaw may have weakened over time. Fortunately, treatments such as bone grafting can be used to remove bone from one area of the body and reinsert it into the jaw for additional strength. Here are a few… Read more »

Poor Oral Hygiene Habits Promote Periodontal Disease

The health of your gums can have a significant impact on the overall health of your mouth and the integrity of your teeth. When poor oral hygiene practices allow food residue and plaque to harden into tartar, it can have a significant negative impact on your gums. In time, the bacterial presence at the gumline… Read more »

Oral Surgery Might Be Needed to Treat a Dental Abscess

When a cavity goes without professional treatment the bacterial presence in the tooth can continue to spread. As this happens you might experience severe sensitivity, dental fracture, or a toothache. This could be an early sign that the tooth decay has affected the pulp or root of the tooth. Without timely treatment, the bacteria could… Read more »

The Most Effective Way to Restore a Missing Rear Molar Is Often by a Dental Implant

Each of the eight molars in the back of your mouth is large and work in tandem to perform the important job of chewing and grinding the foods you eat. When one is lost to severe tooth decay or dental trauma, it can limit the function of your mouth and even increase your chances of… Read more »

Bone Graft Surgery Might Be Needed in Advance of a Dental Implant

Sometimes when a tooth is lost to periodontal disease, dental avulsion, or severe tooth decay, it also causes a depletion of bone structure. A situation like this could complicate the process of restoring the tooth with a dental implant. To address this issue in advance, ’s oral surgeons may need to perform a bone graft… Read more »

Why a Tooth Extraction May Be Necessary

If you have a loose tooth, or thinking about wearing braces, a tooth extraction may be needed. A tooth extraction is what happens when your oral surgeon extracts a tooth from its socket in the bone. Typically, a tooth is extracted as a last resort, after other options, such as a filling or crown might… Read more »

Your Child Might Need to Have an Impacted Wisdom Tooth Surgically Extracted

As your child’s baby teeth are replaced by their full adult teeth, the wisdom teeth deep in the back of their mouth can start to develop and attempt to erupt from their gums. Unfortunately, there’s not always sufficient space available to accommodate these teeth. This can lead to overcrowding problems or it can even cause… Read more »

A Dental Implant Can Replace a Tooth Lost to an Untreated Cavity

Without professional treatment, a cavity will inevitably start to spread bacterial decay throughout the tooth. As time goes by, this could compromise so much of the tooth that a significant portion fractures away. If tooth decay has penetrated deep into the root, it could also lead to total tooth loss or a treatment-based extraction. Fortunately,… Read more »

How Your Oral Surgeon Uses Bone Grafts To Prepare Your Jaw for a Dental Implant

If you are looking to replace the lost cosmetic value of your smile as well as replacing the stability of your teeth, you will extremely pleased with how our dental implants, dentures, and partial dentures, will meet your needs. To prepare for your dental implants, your oral surgeon inspects the jawbone area on which the… Read more »