How To Avoid Dry Socket After Wisdom Teeth Removal

How To Avoid Dry Socket After Wisdom Teeth Removal

After your wisdom teeth removal, your oral surgeon will give you careful instructions for post-surgery recovery, including how to avoid dry socket. Dry socket occurs when the blood clot that forms over the socket (the hole in the jawbone where your tooth has been removed) becomes dislodged. Without this protective clot, the socket will be…

if you don't get wisdom teeth removed

What Happens if You Don’t Get Wisdom Teeth Removed? 

Oral surgery is among many people’s least favorite things – but what happens if you don’t get wisdom teeth removed? Waiting is understandable. Waiting too long, however, can leave you with painful, lasting problems.   If You Don’t Get Wisdom Teeth Removed . . .   Think we’re being dramatic? We’ve seen enough cases of impacted wisdom…

dental implants restore teeth

Dental Implants Restore Teeth … and More 

Dental implants restore teeth like nothing else. They’re safe, effective, permanent, and durable. In fact, most oral surgeons and dentists view dental implant surgery as the very best teeth replacement solution.   But dental implants also restore more than just missing teeth. They give your smile its old confidence – a benefit that can’t be stated often enough. Patients have told us that they love smiling…

why to use a panoramic dental x-ray

6 Reasons Why to Use a Panoramic Dental X-Ray 

It used to be that dentists and oral surgeons weren’t able to rely on panoramic dental x-rays as much as traditional bitewings. But now we have good reasons why to use a panoramic dental x-ray machine. Patients have benefitted from recent research that has shown us how to open the posterior contacts properly. Why is that? Because…

oral bone grafting

Oral Bone Grafting: 5 Things You Need to Know

What is oral bone grafting? How does it work? In this article, we intend to answer that question, and give you information about this life-changing procedure. When you lose a tooth, two things happen. First, your gum starts to close over the hole. Then, over time, your jawbone in that area starts to atrophy. It’s…