5 Warning Signs of Gum Disease


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 [...]

5 Warning Signs of Gum Disease2019-04-02T21:43:10+00:00

3 Things You Need to Know Before Oral Surgery


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 [...]

3 Things You Need to Know Before Oral Surgery2018-08-27T12:47:34+00:00

Examining Dental Bone Grafts and Dental Implants


What is a Bone Graft? Bone grafting is a very applicable medical technique for several specialties. When a bone or piece of bone is fractured or unstable, there is potential for complex health risks to arise in a patient. With a bone graft, bone is taken to replace or provide support to the afflicted area. [...]

Examining Dental Bone Grafts and Dental Implants2017-05-15T17:57:29+00:00

The Benefits of All-On-4 Dental Implants


When you are deciding whether you want to replace lost teeth using implants or dentures, there are a few things you should keep in mind.  Implants come in a few varieties, including all-on-4 implants.  Although implants are more expensive than dentures, they do have a number of benefits. What are All-on-4 Implants? A dental [...]

The Benefits of All-On-4 Dental Implants2017-04-26T20:00:41+00:00

How an Oral Surgeon Can Help After an Accident


Accidents involving the teeth happen. It could be that you fractured a tooth as a result of a sporting accident or were involved in a motor vehicle or even bicycle accident, however the accident occurred your oral surgeon can help. Cracked or chipped teeth account for the majority of tooth injuries resulting from various [...]

How an Oral Surgeon Can Help After an Accident2017-04-26T19:53:49+00:00

Foods to Avoid with When You Have TMJ


Your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the hinge at which your upper and lower jaws meet. It allows you to open your mouth wide and move your lower jaw from side to side. It also enables you to eat and speak. When the joint becomes inflamed and irritated, an issue known as temporomandibular disorder [...]

Foods to Avoid with When You Have TMJ2017-04-26T20:04:30+00:00

How Surgery Can Improve the Fit of Dentures


When you lose your teeth, replacing them can keep your life normal, allowing you to maintain your ability to eat and speak properly. Dentures are a common choice for replacing several teeth (a partial denture) or a whole bridge (full dentures). While they are custom made from impressions of your mouth following tooth extraction, [...]

How Surgery Can Improve the Fit of Dentures2017-04-26T20:01:37+00:00

How an Oral Surgeon Can Help with Snoring


Do you snore? Snoring is often made to be funny, but the truth is that snoring could actually point to something more serious: obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which your airway becomes blocked by excess tissue while you sleep. For many, sleep apnea can be controlled by special devices [...]

How an Oral Surgeon Can Help with Snoring2017-04-26T19:55:04+00:00

Reducing Swelling after Oral Surgery


Swelling is a common after effect of oral surgery. Swelling often peaks two to three days following a procedure and can be a very uncomfortable part of the recovery process. Although you can’t prevent this bodily reaction, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce swelling and decrease discomfort after oral surgery. Use [...]

Reducing Swelling after Oral Surgery2018-12-27T19:30:53+00:00

When Should I Get Checked for Oral Cancer?


An oral cancer screening is when your doctor or dentist thoroughly examines the oral cavity for signs of cancerous or precancerous conditions that might be present in the mouth. Oral cancer screenings serve the purpose of identifying oral cancer early enough that is able to be treated and likely cured. Your dentist most likely [...]

When Should I Get Checked for Oral Cancer?2017-04-26T19:57:00+00:00