Oral Surgery News & Blog

The emergence and retention of wisdom teeth increases the risk for gum disease. The gingiva around wisdom teeth is prone to infection since these teeth tend to erupt partially or come in sideways. Since gum disease is a serious threat to our patients’ oral health,...

Do you need dentures but fear that they will be uncomfortable and limiting? Perhaps you already wear dentures and you’re disappointed in the way they fit and perform. Edentulous patients have hope for comfortable oral function and a beautiful appearance with dentures supported by dental...

Dental implants, which offer structurally complete replacements for missing teeth, are associated with a variety of benefits, including convenience in care. Patients find that there are minimal differences in maintaining their dental implants and taking care of their biological teeth. This is just one of...

Has your dentist or physician referred you to an oral surgeon? An oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) diagnoses and treats a variety of conditions that affect the oral cavity and the face. These specialists do many things including the removal of wisdom teeth, treating traumatic...

Patients who have impacted wisdom teeth can experience certain symptoms or no symptoms at all. When your large third molars cannot erupt properly into the jaw, they can cause a number of issues. However, the timing of such problems can’t necessarily be predicted in advance. If...

If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, implant supported dentures might be the perfect solution for your tooth loss. This tooth replacement method involves stabilizing custom dentures to dental implants. Implant supported dentures support the entire oral health system, improve oral function, and...

When considering how to replace missing teeth, patients may be concerned that their prosthetic appliances will slip up at an inopportune time or that their replacement teeth will be noticeably artificial. These patients should explore dental implants, which offer more security than standard appliances due...

Do you have straight teeth? Perhaps you wore braces during your adolescence to maintain a healthy occlusion and improve the positioning of your teeth. Did you know that your wisdom teeth pose a threat to the spacing and positions of other teeth? It’s true; as...

When researching what oral surgeon to use for a procedure such as wisdom tooth extraction or dental implant placement, patients may be interested in exploring several different aspects of the surgeon’s qualifications. Here are some questions that you may ask when deciding on an oral...

The lifespan of a dental implant can vary from person to person but since dental implants are incredibly durable, most people enjoy their prosthetic teeth for decades - if not longer. The reason the lifespan of dental implants is so long is due to the...