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 »

Do You Know What to Expect With Oral Surgery in Dentistry?

Are you familiar with the term oral and maxillofacial surgery? Oral surgery involves the mouth and maxillofacial surgery involves the face and jaw. With extensive training, our oral surgeons have 4 plus years of post-graduate on top of dental training, as well as surgical residency so that we can diagnose... Read more »

Tips to Save Your Tooth Socket

While it’s optimal to preserve your natural teeth, if your smile is affected by trauma or disease, you may need to have a tooth pulled instead of receiving a dental restoration. Following a tooth extraction, the tooth socket will require special care so that it can remain optimal for tooth... Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Removal Facts

Getting wisdom teeth removed is almost as common as getting braces. Just about everyone will need wisdom teeth removed, just like most everyone needs some sort of orthodontic treatment. However, just like we see with braces, there’s a lot of incorrect information out there about wisdom teeth. Today, we want... Read more »

Do You Know what an Oral Surgeon Does?

Do you know what an oral surgeon does? Or do you just think that they’re the folks who take your wisdom teeth out - and take those hilarious videos after? If it’s the latter, you’re not alone. That’s the mindset most people have, but the truth is that oral surgeons... Read more »

A Dental Implant Can Often Replace a Missing Premolar

The average adult has eight permanent premolars. These important teeth reside between the teeth in the front of your mouth and the molars in the back of your mouth. They work in synergy to bite off pieces of hard food, while also helping to efficiently grind and break down food... Read more »