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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 »

Improve Recovery Time with Effective Tooth Extraction Planning

Your recovery time following a tooth extraction depends heavily on planning. Always set up an effective plan to prepare your body and home for any situations that can arise. Additionally, make sure to stop any bad habits, such as smoking before and after the surgery to ensure the highest chance of success and to minimize… Read more »

Severe Tooth Decay and Tooth Loss Can Be Treated with a Bridge

Tooth decay is a serious condition that afflicts the health of millions of Americans’ teeth each year. It is primarily caused when poor oral hygiene habits allow the bacteria in your mouth to compromise an area of tooth enamel. If you procrastinate treatment, the decay will inevitably exacerbate as more and more healthy elements of… Read more »

Reasons You Might Want Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted

You probably know that your wisdom teeth usually erupt after all of your other teeth, generally between the ages of sixteen and twenty years old. Since your wisdom teeth are the last to come in, there often isn’t enough room for them to erupt properly. This can lead to a number of serious complications. If… Read more »

Important Information to Help You Recover After a Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is an invasive course of treatment designed to remove a problematic tooth. The quality of your preparation before extraction and attentive aftercare will go a long way toward minimizing your chances of having complications while your gums heal. To that end, your oral surgeon, Dr. , offers these key insights for a speedy… Read more »

Installing a Dental Implant Can Restore the Structure of a Knocked-Out Tooth

An avulsed or knocked-out tooth can have several complications. In most of these cases, the initial trauma is so severe that the tooth simply cannot be saved by conventional means. A dentist or oral surgeon needs to extract the root and suture the gums to treat the pain and prevent infection. Even if you become… Read more »