5 Warning Signs of Gum Disease What is Gum Disease? Gum disease occurs when gums of the mouth are infected. There are three stages of gum disease, the least severe being gingivitis, which can progress to periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. The gums are extremely important to overall health, as they are responsible for holding the [...]
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1. Plan Ahead It's important to make plans for your recovery before your surgery by going through what to expect with your oral surgeon. Your dentist should also give you a list of guidelines to follow concerning the procedure, and you should consult them with any questions you may have. Your oral surgeon will likely [...]
Dental implant surgery is a procedure performed by an oral surgeon or periodontist to replace damaged or missing teeth. Metal rods are surgically fused into the jawbone to act as an anchor for artificial teeth. These teeth look and function much like real ones. Dental implant surgery can offer a more permanent alternative to [...]
Statistics from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons show that nearly 70% of adults aged 35 to 44 years old have at least one missing tooth due to an accident, tooth decay, or gum disease. If you fall into this category, the idea of dentures may have crossed your mind. Viewed for decades [...]
Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they are naturally aligned and the gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this is not generally the case. Dentists and oral surgeons decide to remove wisdom teeth for many reasons, mostly due to the [...]
Often the last of the adult teeth to appear, wisdom teeth typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. By then, your mouth has already settled into its shape, leaving wisdom teeth with little room to work. Because of this, the growing teeth have a high potential to become impacted wisdom teeth and must [...]
Responsible for allowing food and air to enter your body, the mouth is a very complex oral cavity that is made up of teeth, salivary glands and the tongue. As an essential role in breaking down food and articulating speech, your mouth plays a huge role in everyday functions and is important to administer the [...]
Repairing or replacing a tooth can often seem like a daunting experience for a patient. Many times you can be left with the choice of replacing a damaged tooth with a dental crown or simply replacing it with a dental implant. While tooth crowning is a viable option for some, the benefits of tooth implants [...]
If your wisdom teeth are coming in, they’re most likely going to be accompanied by significant pain and swelling. There are a few remedies that can help provide wisdom teeth pain relief until you are finally able to have them removed. First, it is important to make sure your wisdom teeth are definitely coming in [...]
Choosing Dental Implants The decision to get dental implants is one that should be carefully considered. Dental implants are an excellent choice for many people who are unhappy with their teeth and are looking to achieve a permanent fix with an alternative to dentures. To determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants, [...]