The Wisdom Teeth Problems that Make Extraction Necessary

Unfortunately, wisdom teeth cause more harm than good, most of the time, which is why they are so often extracted. There are many situations when extraction is necessary, and our professional, Dr. , encourages you to visit to find out if you are one who needs this treatment. In addition to the appointment, you can… Read more »

Smile Makeover Treatments: Bone Grafting

Were you aware that there are multiple procedures available to help replace lost or missing teeth? Although removable dentures are often the most well-recognized form, permanent replacements can also be used including dental implants. Dental implants are tooth replacement treatments that are attached directly to your jawbone. However, if your jawbone is too weak or… Read more »

How to Calm Jitters During a Tooth Extraction

Do you feel nervous about your upcoming tooth extraction? If so, our dental team is happy to tell you that this doesn’t have to be the case. There are things you can do to eliminate your anxiety while you’re in the dental chair. This can help you have a successful and positive appointment. Our dentist,… Read more »

A Dental Cyst Needs Professional Diagnosis to Determine the Need for Treatment

Dental cysts are slowly developing deviations in oral and periodontal tissues. They can vary in severity and most are filling with a fluid. Some are completely benign and can be managed by your own immune system, while other might be linked to a more serious oral health problem. Early symptoms typically involve a swelling at… Read more »

There Are Simple Things You Can Do to Help Your Gums Heal After Gingival Flap Surgery

Without professional treatment and improvements in your oral hygiene, gum disease will inevitably start to progress from gingivitis into the more serious infection of periodontitis. This can cause your gum tissues to recede from the basis of your teeth and cause an infection to form deep within your gums. To effectively treat severe periodontitis, Dr…. Read more »

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 »