If you are considering dental implants, your dental care professional may have suggested that you need a sinus lift. If you are unsure what this procedure entails, it can be a frightening and confusing proposition. Here is some information on the procedure to help clear things up. The Sinus Lift Procedure A sinus lift is […]
What Is a Sinus Lift, and What Is It Used For?
Is the Pain Severe After Wisdom Tooth Extractions?
Wisdom teeth, or the third molars, often become impacted in the jaw and, in most cases, need to be surgically extracted. This procedure can be a complex procedure, requiring cutting of the gums and bone. In some instances, some surrounding bone may also need to be removed to get the whole tooth out. With extraction, […]
How Smoking Can Impact Your Dental Health After Oral Surgery
Oral surgery, which can range anywhere from a tooth extraction to facial reconstruction, is a serious ordeal. After surgery, taking the time and proper measures to recover is imperative. Your oral surgeon will most likely hand you a set of instructions to help aid you in the healing process. Embedded in these instructions is a […]
When Your Sinuses Hurt, How Does that Impact Your Dental Health?
Ah, the first signs of spring have sprung and you have never been happier to be outside. After a long and boring winter you are ready for nature hikes, bike rides and gardening. Only, suddenly your sinuses do not agree. You suffer with sinus infections all throughout the spring and into the summer, but something […]
The Things Your Oral Surgeon Will Do If You Have Oral Cancer
If you have been diagnosed with oral cancer the steps that your oral surgeon will take to treat your condition will depend heavily on how severe your particular situation is. Was the cancer detected early enough, before the cancer cells had a chance to spread to other areas of the body? Is this a recurrent […]
Learning How Clenching Can Impact Your Hearing
Clenching or teeth grinding is a common problem among patients. Most patients who have a tendency to grind or clench their teeth admit to being overly stressed. Believe it or not if you are stressed your dentists can likely tell. Stress is a common trigger for teeth clenching that leads to temporomandibular disorders, chronic pain […]
How to Know if You Dislocated Your Jaw and Popped It Back In
The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects the jaw to the skull. It is located just in front of the lower part of the ear and is a ball-and-socket type joint – just like the shoulder and hip. When you open your mouth wide, the ball part of the joint known as the condyle, […]
Oral Surgeon vs. Family Dentist
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are different from your family dentist. The services they provide are more in depth and larger than the procedures provided by your family practice dentist. The services provided are unique even among dental specialists. After your oral surgeon completed the standard four years of dental school, they then went on to […]
Can I Just Keep My Wisdom Teeth?
A common passage toward adulthood is the removal of your four wisdom teeth. Often noted for being an uncomfortable dental surgical procedure, patients often wonder if they can just leave them in place. The percentages vary by study, but approximately 80% of people will eventually need to get their wisdom teeth removed. Even if they […]
Three Common Jawbone Treatments Performed by an Oral Surgeon
There are several reasons that your jawbone might be in need of corrective surgery, ranging from gum disease, trauma as a result of an accident, or even a birth defect. Depending on the extent of the problem, your dentist may perform one of these three common jawbone treatments. Bone Grafting There are several reasons why […]