Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath... Read more »

Orthognathic Surgery 101

If your dentist or orthodontist has suggested to you that you might benefit from jaw surgery, you are not alone. Misalignment of the jaw can range from mild to severe, and sometimes orthognathic surgery may be needed. While your orthodontist can correct bite problems involving your teeth, surgery may be... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Do You Need Orthognathic Surgery to Relieve TMJ Pain?

If you find yourself experiencing TMJ symptoms that are mild and infrequent, they may go away on their own. This sometimes can take weeks or months depending on what you do to help your jaw find relief. Of course, this is a good time to alleviate symptoms by temporarily sticking... Read more »

Common Questions About Oral Surgery Recovery

Do you have questions concerning your recovery post-op? We have answers to the most common questions we get. Read on for more: How can I prepare for oral surgery? Make sure you have a comfortable recovery place set up at home. Having extra pillows can help you rest more comfortably,... Read more »

Great Dental Care Equals a Great Smile

By now you may have already seen the value of daily oral hygiene when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth with strong teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush combined with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing in between the teeth and... Read more »

Dental Implants Can Help You Avoid the Hazards of Tooth Loss

We highly encourage our patients who are missing their teeth to seek dental care. Some of the main causes of missing teeth include tooth decay and gum disease. As the gums recede due to gum disease, they can make the teeth vulnerable to bacterial attack from plaque and tartar. If... Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Removal Facts

This procedure is almost as much of rite of passage as getting braces is. Wisdom teeth removal is a sign of growing up. But it’s often associated with quite a bit of pain and discomfort. The facts are that, just like any surgery, wisdom teeth removal can hurt. Often, though,... Read more »

You Need to Apply Some Simple Measures After Tooth Extraction

When two or more teeth have been severely compromised by dental trauma or untreated cavities, the only viable treatment might be to extract whatever remains of their roots. A treatment plan like this might also be associated with a severe toothache that leads to the development of a large dental... Read more »

How Do I Care for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are top-notch dental restorations that are reliable and trustworthy, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to care for them. In fact, it’s very important to do all you can to keep your dental implants in the best shape possible. This means you need to clean and care... Read more »