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 »

Tooth Extraction Requires Special Care of the Tooth Socket

When possible, it is our goal to help you keep your natural teeth so that you can have your most optimal smile. However, conditions such as trauma or disease can damage your teeth to the point that even a dental restoration will not be helpful. If you are receiving tooth... Read more »

Sometimes You Need a Bone Graft

Do you need a dental implant but don’t have sufficient bone strength in your jaw to hold it? If so, a bone graft may be right for you. A bone graft is a procedure designed to help your jaw maintain proper strength and form. It is normal to have questions... Read more »

A Dental Implant Can Often Replace a Knocked Out Tooth

Sometimes a hard blow to the mouth can exert enough force to damage a tooth or completely knock it out of its socket in your gums. Contact sports athletes who forgo using a protective mouth guard are exceedingly susceptible to severe dental trauma. In some of these cases the damage... Read more »

Insight on Oral Surgery Recovery

If you are searching for additional insight into the recovery process of oral surgery, then you have come to the right place. Oral surgery can be a scary process. Luckily, our team is happy to help you through it every step of the way, so you can feel confident you... Read more »

A Quality Mouth Guard Can Help Protect Your Mouth from Dental Trauma

A hard blow to the mouth during sports can chip tooth enamel, fracture teeth and traumatize soft oral tissues. Some severe blows can cause significant maxillofacial trauma and potentially knock out teeth. To address this concern many athletic clubs and schools require the use of a protective mouth guard for... Read more »

Strengthen Your Smile With Dental Implants

Dental implants are an effective dentistry procedure designed to replace an entire tooth--including the root. Many patients overlook implants as an option for cosmetic dentistry, as crowns and veneers seem easier to them. However, dental implants offer many benefits that other cosmetic procedures can’t. Here are a few reasons to... Read more »