Seeking Treatment for an Oral Infection Keeps Your Mouth and Body Safe

When it comes to oral surgery for oral- and tooth-related issues, you might need to be treated for impacted, infected or abscessed teeth. You might need a root canal treatment or one or more tooth extractions to get rid of the infection. When an infection is present, you’ll often experience pain and inflammation that can’t (and shouldn’t) be ignored.    The... read more »

What Kind of Post-Operative Pain Control Management Can You Expect After Oral or Maxillofacial Surgery?

As oral surgeons, we routinely perform a variety of surgical procedures such as bone grafting, dental implants, apicoectomies, jaw surgery, soft tissue grafting, and, of course, tooth extractions, including wisdom tooth removal. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experts at restoring your mouth and face after a trauma, injury, or other complication. After oral or maxillofacial surgery, you will likely... read more »

Have You Been Thinking About Getting Dental Implants To Replace Damaged Teeth?

Do you have damaged or missing teeth? Do you want a tooth replacement option that isn’t dentures or bridgework? If so, dental implants may be perfect for your smile! Implants are modern marvels that effectively replace tooth roots, allowing your “new” teeth to function, feel, and look like your natural teeth. And if you have a strong jawbone that can... read more »

Oral Cancer Awareness Week Is in April and Can Help Save Lives!

Oral Cancer Awareness Week is observed on April 3 – 9, 2022 (thanks to the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance). It is supported by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery to draw attention to this often fatal disease and how early detection is the key to surviving cancer. Oral Cancer Screenings We encourage getting oral cancer screenings as... read more »

What To Expect if You Have a Tooth That Needs To Be Extracted

Do you need to have one or more permanent teeth extracted? For adults, there are a variety of reasons why a tooth may need to be removed from the roots. Some of those include severe damage from tooth decay, trauma from a fall or blow to the face, or bacterial infection of the tooth pulp. Another reason may be overcrowding... read more »

Understanding What a Dental Bone Graft Is and Whether You Need One

There are times when you might need the help of a dental bone graft because you have lost vital bone density in your jaw, where the bone resorbs (melts away), negatively impacting your surrounding teeth. Bone loss occurs when your mouth suffers trauma, tooth loss or advanced gum (periodontal) disease. When extracting a tooth, bone removal may be needed to... read more »