Oral Health for the New Age: Jaw and Facial Pain

Jaw and facial pain may be more common than you think. If you routinely suffer from jaw and facial pain, even after you receive various treatments, you could be suffering from a chronic condition that is linked to an underlying issue with your overall physical health. Typically, if you feel any pain in your head, neck, or face area, it... read more »

Dental Cysts Are Sometimes Benign

A dental condition can sometimes distress the surrounding periodontal tissues. Occasionally, this can be the result of a slowly emerging tooth or a dental health issue near the gumline. As a result, the periodontal irritation can cause a trapped pocket of fluid to build up in the nearby gum tissues. Early symptoms of a developing dental cyst often include swelling... 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 the gumline, irritation near a... 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 any risks that come along... read more »

Practical Tips for a Speedy Recovery After Bone Graft Surgery

In many cases a bone graft is installed to restore sufficient structure in your jaw to mount a dental implant or to provide your dentures with a more secure surface. Quality preparation and aftercare will go a long way toward ensuring that you have a speedy recovery. At your initial consultation with your Village Pointe Oral Surgery surgeon, you should... read more »